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Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday's Flashback

Howard Jones had one of the biggest hits of 1986 with No One Is To Blame. The British born Jones has a tenor voice that drips nectar whenever he croons and back in the day he was known as the Sultan of the Synthesizer. The incredibly intricate arrangement in No One Is To Blame is a fine testament to the talent and the sheer commercial appeal that this rocker used to propel himself to stardom.

All this aside, No One Is To Blame is a true jewel of a song. The lyrics are just lovely and they resonate in the mind long after the tune has ended. You’ll find yourself humming along to the chords for hours. It’s simply beautiful to listen to and the fact that it went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 proves not only that it was one of the 80’s most successful singles, but also why it remains a popular radio fixture all these years later.

Jones is still touring and he’s still a major star in the UK. As the video for his biggest hit shows, he can do it with the best of them. This one will still be going strong in another twenty years.


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