Men Without Hats are generally considered to be a “one-hit wonder” of the 80s, but they actually had TWO top-20 hits.

They were a Canadian new wave band that delivered one of the  biggest hits of 1983 with “The Safety Dance” from their debut album, “Rhythm of Youth”.  That song peaked at #3, a lofty position they would never approach again.  They released a rather poorly received follow up album in 1984 and then found a modicum of success in 1987.  The song I requested was the title track of that album: “Pop Goes The World”; and it was their final hit, cresting at #20 in 1988.  They disbanded a couple of years later and then reformed without much success.

Oh, and, no, Big Joe didn’t play it.