Tom Tom Club – “Genius of Love” – (1984)

Tom Tom Club was a side project of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz – husband and wife and both members of the Talking Heads. This song has a very Talking Heads feel but a little more pop-y. This song is probably more famous for being sampled more times than I can count. It’s one of the most heavily sampled tracks from the 80s, appearing, perhaps most famously, in Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy.” The band performed the song recently on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (not sure how long that YouTube link will work). Needless to say, they still rock.