The B-52’s “Topaz”
Everybody knows who The B-52’s are thanks to “Love Shack” (or possibly “Roam”) but “Topaz” is a hidden gem on Cosmic Thing that needs to get more Shine. So that’s why I uploaded it.
First of all, apparently NYC has turned into Bangladesh and we’re right in the middle of Monsoon Season. It’s forreal been raining for days straight and “Topaz” is one of those non-sad Rainy Day songs that just makes you chill and relax…or chillax, if you will. Katy and Cindy are spot on in this track with their trademark two-part harmony. This is what some good pop singing sounds like without auto-tune: Their unison is crystal clear and the harmony is right in tune. This has always been my favorite song from The B-52’s because it’s so simple and lets you sit in the groove with minimal distractions (a lot of their music is a lot better without Fred oddly yelling out random things).
Get into it.