My close friends could tell you I’m a freak for The Killers. I’m not sure what it is about them but they have a strong hold! There’s a new album and tour about to drop ( Battle Born? ), at least that’s what Wiki tells us. . . fingers crossed! Until then, there’s this gem from their 2006 Bruce Springsteen-influenced opus Sam’s Town.

After a stint as backing vocalist for Culture Club and Shalamar, Jermaine Stewart secured a deal with Arista Records by recording demos in the former’s studio. Stewart would go on to have multiple Top 100 singles and would be forever remembered with his 1986 single, “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off.”

There’s a club scene in the 1983 classic Valley Girl where Randy (played by Nick Cage) falls into the arms of his ex. On the stage of that club is The Plimsouls performing “A Million Miles Away.” I hadn’t heard the band before but quickly bought their self-titled album and it’s still in my Top 100 of all-time!