UB40 – “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” – (1989)

This awesome reggae cover of Al Green’s 1973 classic was released of off UB40’s 1989 album Labour of Love II. It was a top ten hit in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands in 1990. UB40 is the world’s most successful reggae artist/band (by album sales). Many of their hits were from the 1980s and this was the first single from their last album from the 1980s, thus its association with the 80s in my mind. P.S., I saw UB40 live two years ago and they were fantastic. They will also be a staple on our mainstream/reggae-pop list which we will be counting down at a date that is still TBD.