(Debuted July 23, 1983, Peaked #52, 7 Weeks on the Chart)
There are likely other songs from The Tubes that come to mind from the 1980s, but here at 80s Music Mayhem the lesser-known singles often get to have their moment in the sun. So, this time, the spotlight is going to focus on the forgotten follow-up single to "She's a Beauty."
If you've never heard it before (and given its poor chart performance, there's a good chance you may not have), click the video below. You may be surprised at how good it is.
"Tip of My Tongue" was co-written by Earth, Wind & Fire frontman Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, who helps out with the performance as well. That gives the song a funkier beat that a listener might expect from a band that was known for its theatrics. On the other hand, producer David Foster lends his own skills to the record, so the instrumental break that sounds like it came from a mid-1980s Chicago outtake is no accident, since Foster was behind the board on those, too.