Re: Great AM pop tunes
Midnight Oil was huge in the States. In the 1980s, college radio came to popularity as a reaction to the commercialization of AOR. You had alt rock, of which some of the bands you mentioned were a part, Midnight Oil, esp. They had a social message the resonated with college students. Hoodoo Gurus as well. Split Enz had a big hit with I Got You here in the States.
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