Ummm…what to say about Nu Shooz? They were a husband and wife duo from Portland, OR…not exactly a dance music hotbed. However, their biggest hit, 1986’s “I Can’t Wait”, is one of the most memorable dance records of the decade. Makes perfect sense, right?

The cover of Nu Shooz\'s hit single \"I Can\'t Wait\"

I don’t know how you can listen to this song and not feel good. The bassline is made for bopping your head (or doing the wop), Valerie Day’s vocal is playful, and then you’ve got the silly synthesized…thingies…I don’t know what they’re called but you know what I’m talking about.

Despite the fact that they are best known for “I Can’t Wait” (which was popular around the same time Stevie Nicks had a hit song with the same title), Nu Shooz had two pretty good follow-up singles. “Point of No Return” (which was almost as catchy as its’ predecessor…and was popular around the same time Expose had a hit song with the same title…) and the moody ballad “Should I Say Yes” (which did NOT have a competing song with the same title).

So, what’s my point?? Hell if I remember. Just watch the damn video.