Look Sharp! from Joe Jackson is full of late 70’s infectious dance tunes. When this album comes on at a wedding, everyone can get up and dance to it, all the way from 12-year-old Christian to 94-year-old Grandma Dorothy. The tempos are quick, the piano is fast, and the words are sung with urgency. The mega hit, “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” is still played on radio stations today, as one of the most popular songs coming out of England in the late 70’s.
Release date: April 1979
Similar artist(s): Elvis Costello, Talking Heads
Top tracks: Baby Stick Around, Is She Really Going Out With Him?, Throw It Away