Our Lips are Sealed

“Can you hear them? They talk about us, telling lies, well that’s no surprise…”

When the 80s rolled around, the Go-Go’s were a punk band playing places like (fittingly enough) the Whiskey a Go Go. But it wasn’t until they decided to change direction and become more of a pop act that they found success. HUGE success.

They had a minor hit with their soon-to-be anthem “We Got the Beat”, and then in the summer of 1981 they hit it big.

“Our Lips are Sealed” was the first song from their debut album (they’d re-record and re-release “We Got the Beat” shortly after), and just like that, Belinda, Jane, Gina, Kathy, and Charlotte became household names.

…well, “The Go-Go’s” did, anyway.

Co-written by Jane (Wiedlin) and Fun Boy Three’s Terry Hall, “Our Lips are Sealed” was a quick, catchy tune with a pretty memorable video (we bet you’re picturing the girls splashing around in that fountain right now, right?)

The tune went on to linger on the Billboard charts for 30 weeks, peaking at #20 in December 1981. The industry may remember it as one of the Go-Go’s lesser hits, but for us 80s kids, well… we remember it as the awesome start of the girl band revolution.

Bangles, Exposé, and Bananarama– we hope you said ‘thank you’.

We ♥ Our Lips are Sealed.


~ by weheart80s on May 30, 2012.

One Response to “Our Lips are Sealed”

  1. You all are still the best

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