Why Robert Palmer didn't become more popular at an earlier point of his career seems a bit strange when you hear a song like 1980's "Johnny And Mary". It's a masterclass in the melancholy pop song, with a melody to die for and a "new wavey" sound that was very much of its time. What should have become a huge hit only reached the number 44 spot on the UK charts. It did, however, become a big hit in Germany.
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