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From The Vault: Bow Wow Wow (1983)   2 comments

Bow Wow Wow took the stage at the Magic Mountain Showcase Theater on April 30, 1983. Their hit was 1982’s iconic “I Want Candy,” and I’m certain that Annabella Lwin sported the finest (and first) mohawk to grace the main stage at the park.

This night was such a party!

From Wikipedia:

English new wave group Bow Wow Wow released their version as the first and only single from their EP The Last of the Mohicans. For many in America, “I Want Candy” was their first introduction to young lead singer Annabella Lwin and the band. The song barely scraped the Top 50, but became an enduring new wave classic. The song gave its name to the band’s 1982 release, I Want Candy, which was mainly a compilation, but included a couple of new cuts produced by Kenny Laguna (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts).

The enduring popularity of Bow Wow Wow’s recording is partly due to the memorable video that got heavy play in the early days of MTV. This recording is highly associated with 80’s pop music.

The Bow Wow Wow recording appeared on two VH1 countdowns:

  • 86 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of the 80s”

  • 8 on VH1’s “100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s”

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