Spandau Ballet “True”
Spandau Ballet – True Romance
Firstly, the name Spandau Ballet. Has this ever been explained? Maybe if they had a hit record besides “True” more people would care or be curious.
Next, “True” is a go-to record in the slow jam starter kit. It’s an incredibly safe record in the realm of men pouring out their hearts in song. Heavily synthed with that 80s signature Clarence Clemons’ sax solo (signature 80s sounds) and that “Huh huh huh hay!” portion of the chorus all bolster a song that doesn’t really say anything, but makes you and more importantly her, some kind of way. “I know this much is true…”Not sickly sappy enough, hip hop’s softest, PM Dawn, made a 90s megabit out of a 80s hit with their “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss.”
Give it up to Spandau Ballet. They made a hit record, which was used as the foundation for another hit record with PM Dawn, and still had resonance to be used for Lloyd’s “You” featuring Weezy F. Baby.
One song. Three hits. Living all across the emotional spectrum of sappyness. You know it’s true. And you still like it.