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AUDIAL

They Don't Know

03:02
Tracey Ullman
Kirsty MacColl

Story

Tracey Ullman was already an established comedienne in the UK when she released her cover of Kirsty MacColl's song in 1983, but she was virtually unknown in the US when the song was released here the following year. Despite being a very retro-sounding song for the decade (featuring MacColl herself on background vocals), it reached #8 on the Billboard charts in part due to her video, which gave us our first glimpse at her wacky sense of humor (as well as Paul McCartney). Much later, the track became the theme song for the final three seasons of her HBO TV series Tracey Takes On..., but Ullman is proof that being a one-hit wonder doesn't necessarily mean you're destined for obscurity. Now go home!

 

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