Year: 1983 -
(N. Beggs / C. Hamill)
Intro/Bridge Principal Key: Eb Fm7/Bb Gm7/Bb Time… Tyler’s Notes on Intro/Chorus The Intro/Bridge is comprised of two minor chords in the key of Eb (Fm7 and Gm7) on top of a pedal note of Bb. This Bb pedal note effectively transfers the Intro into the Verse, which starts on a chord with the same root note Bbm. Verse Principal Key: Bbm Bbm Ebm7 Fm7 Tongue tied or short of breath, don't even try Ebm7 Try a little harder Bbm Ebm7 Fm7 Something's wrong, I'm not naive, you must be strong Ebm7 Ooh, baby, try Tyler’s Notes on the Verse The Verse consists entirely of minor chords. Beggs’ use of Ebm7 and, more specifically, Fm7, indicate his preference of the Modal Minor over the Classical Minor. The fact this section is comprised entirely of minor chords helps distinguish it from other sections of the song. Pre-Chorus Principal Key: Db Ab5 Db5 Gb5 Db5 Ab5 Db5 Gb5 Hey girl, move a little closer... Db7 You’re… Tyler’s Notes on the Pre-Chorus The beginning of this section is somewhat harmonically ambiguous. The major chords should be played without the third, which stands for “No Chord.” It becomes clear that we are in Db when we finally hear the implied Db7 chord as Limahl utters, “You’re…” before the chorus begins. Chorus Principal Key: Db Ebm Db B/Gb Too shy, shy B/Gb Bb7/#5 Hush, hush…eye to eye Last Chorus Variation: Ebm Db Too shy, shy B/Gb Hush, hush……….. Tyler’s Notes on the chorus The chorus is comprised of a fairly basic descending progression. It is interesting, as it goes out of key. The Bb7/#5 is an unusual chord for pop music... but then again...Kajagoogoo were an unusual band! Unusually good, that is.