Year: 1985 Artist: General Public Hit Song: Tenderness Album: All The Rage
General Public headed by Ranking Roger and Dave Wakeling was a quasi-“supergroup” of the UK punk/ska/mod scene where their second single “Tenderness” was a Top 40 hit in the US. Just recently I heard this song in an Adam Sandler movie mashed up with Rihanna’s Umbrella. It was also featured in the movies Weird Science, Clueless, and Sixteen Candles.
“Never you done that” was equally catchy as their hit song but this single never find commercial success whatsoever I just happened to catch this song back in the 80’s when my brother accidentally played it. General Public split after a few years but since 2004, Dave Wakeling has toured the U.S. as The English Beat, and he often performs General Public tracks in his set list with a full backing band.