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ABC (band)

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ABC (originally Vice Versa) are an English pop and new wave group. They formed in Sheffield, England in 1980.

ABC achieved ten UK and five US Top 40 hit songs between 1981 and 1990.[1] Their first studio album was The Lexicon of Love (1982). It was a success in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the early-1980s success saw them tied to the Second British Invasion.

The band's first single, "Tears are Not Enough", made UK the Top 20 in 1981. They had three Top 10 hits in 1982. They were: "Poison Arrow", "The Look of Love" and "All of My Heart".[2]

The group's second album, Beauty Stab was released in November 1983. This second album had a substandard performance. Its first song, "That was Then but This is Now" briefly appeared in the UK Top 20. In early 1984, the album's second song, "SOS", had a Top 40 showing.

From the late 1980s until the early 2020s, the band issued a number of other albums. They include Up (1989), Abracadabra (1991) and The 80s Recovered (2015).

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Top 5 ABC Songs of the 1980s". Live About. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  2. "ABC in the 80s". Simply Eighties. Archived from the original on July 19, 2021. Retrieved July 19, 2021.