ABC is a veteran English pop band led by Martin Fry that became famous during the 1980s. They are best known in the U.S. for the Top 10 hits, "Be Near Me" (1985) and "When Smokey Sings" (1987), the latter a tribute to Smokey Robinson.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • The Look Of Love (Part One) (1982)
  • Poison Arrow (1983)
  • That Was Then But This Is Now (1984)
  • Be Near Me (1985)
  • How To Be A Millionaire (1986)
  • Vanity Kills (1986)
  • When Smokey Sings (1987)

Pop charts debut year: 1982

Years active: 1980-1991, 1997-present

Genres: New wave, synth-pop, sophisti-pop

Labels: Mercury, Virgin EMI, Borough Music, Deconstruction, Parlophone, PolyGram, Philips, Phonogram, Neutron



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