Kajagoogoo Songs Ranked

Kajagoogoo was a British new wave band, best known for their 1983 hit single “Too Shy”, which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart, and the Top 10 in numerous other countries. Formed in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, in 1978, the band was originally known as Art Nouveau, a four-piece avant-garde group, with Nick Beggs on bass guitar, Steve Askew on lead guitar, Stuart Croxford Neale on keyboards, Jez Strode on drums. Art Nouveau released a track called “The Fear Machine”, which sold a few hundred copies and enjoyed airtime on John Peel’s show. In spite of the song’s success, the band failed to secure a record deal during this period. In 1981, Art Noveau advertised for a new lead singer. They ultimately auditioned and chose Christopher Hamill, who then went under the stage name Limahl (an anagram of his surname). The group renamed themselves Kajagoogoo, a name coined phonetically from the first sounds that many infants make. Here are all of the Kajagoogoo songs ranked.

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10. Shouldn’t Do That (Santa Claus: The Movie, 1985)

“Never has so much stigma been attached to a group that to take them as “serious” musicians would blow any credibility for self respecting music lovers, but amazingly a “Limahl-less” Kajagoogoo produced an album of superb tunes with jazz funk influences that well and truly scared the teenybopper populace away.”

9. Turn Your Back on Me (Islands, 1984)

“This track was released as the third and (unfortunately) the last single. Certainly the most aggressive and heaviest song on the album. Drums, bass, stick, congas, everything played perfectly. The lyrics are almost screamed at times, while the chorus is then sung again.”

8. Only for Love (Only for Love, 1983)

“Even though Limahl didn’t have much success with or without the googers he still made a catchy tune out of this tune This is awesome no one can sing or play instruments like this anymore”

Cover art for Gone to the Moon by Kajagoogoo

7. Ooh to Be Ah (White Feathers, 1983)

“Limahl had the voice, the guy could carry a song. Not sure about nowadays but back then his vocals were top notch Nick Beggs is an extraordinarily impressive bass player, providing a heavy rhythm and nearly all Kajagoogoo songs. The guy is crazy talented.”

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6. Kajagoogoo (Instrumental) (Kajagoogoo (Instrumental), 1983)

“Even though the only lyrics are kajagoogoo they still had a groovy hit with this song. This was one of those MTV bands that were a one hit wonder but had a couple of songs that you’d like.”

5. Love in Your Eyes (Love in Your Eyes, 1986)

“Kajagoogoo, a new wave pop band to the tenth degree, were weird but good. The lads had a real sense of style and cool hooks all over. If you enjoy pristine pop music, your ears will perk up to every tune on this album.”

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4. Big Apple (Islands, 1984)

“Everyone knows this song. This is the first single from the album and the first single without Limahl. The song really sounds like a big city, and at times creates a threatening and also a relaxed atmosphere. A brilliant chorus, great bass and funky brass section characterize this classic.”

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3. The NeverEnding Story (Don’t Suppose, 1984)

“Nick Beggs was greatest bass player on pop song! His bass line was so complicated and very hard to try! Also, all the song structure of Kajagoogoo was complicated! But it is funny that they can played in harmony!”

2. Hang on Now (White Feathers, 1983)

“One of the most passional instrumentals I’ve heard in contemporary pop, music. The third and by far best single by this short-lived band, that turfed their singer and star Limahl out, because he was gay. Well, that was in 1983, and it seems to be ages and ages ago.”

Kajagoogoo White Feathers + Too Shy France - Vintage 12'' vinyl LP Cover  Stock Photo - Alamy

1. Too Shy (White Feathers, 1983)

“This synthesizer-driven song finds lead singer Chris Hamill (who goes by “Limahl”) trying to convince a girl to open up to him. It was Kajagoogoo’s first single, and it was a huge hit in England. In America, MTV launched in August 1981, and over the next few years many British bands with interesting looks had some success in America simply because they had videos available for the station to play – in Europe there were outlets for music videos before they became viable in the States.”