” Too Shy ” is by Kajagoogoo, who was a British new wave band.
They formed in 1978 in Leighton Buzzard, a town in the county of Bedfordshire, England. The band consisted of Limahl, Steve Askew, Nick Beggs and Jez Strode. During their career, Kajagoogoo has released four studio albums and eight singles, three of which peaked inside the Top Ten in the United Kingdom.
” Too Shy ” was released in January 1983 under the record label EMI in the United Kingdom and EMI America in the United States.
It was written by the band members with production by Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and Colin Thurston, the British producer and engineer. A respected producer, Colin Thurston worked with many recording artists including Talk Talk, Gary Newman, Human League and Duran Duran. He died after a long illness in January 2007.
The song was taken as the first single from Kajagoogoo’s debut album, White Feathers. The ten track album was released on the 18th of April 1983.
In the United States, White Feathers peaked at number thirty-eight on the 9th of July 1983 and spent twenty weeks on the Billboard 200.
In the United Kingdom, the album entered the UK Albums Chart on the 30th of April 1983 and reached number five. It spent two weeks in the Top Ten and twenty weeks in the Top 100.
The White Feathers album also reached number seven in Germany and Sweden, thirty-six in the Netherlands, fifteen in Austria and seventeen in New Zealand.
” Too Shy ” became a commercial success for Kajagoogoo. In the United States, the single reached number five on the 9th of July 1983 and spent nineteen weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Other Billboard Chart positions were twenty-five on the Hot Dance Club Play and twenty-three on the Top Tracks Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the single entered the UK Singles Chart on the 22nd of January 1983 at Number One, a position it held for two weeks. It spent seven weeks in the Top Ten and thirteen weeks in the Top 100.
Kajagoogoo also topped the charts in Belgium ( Flanders ), Ireland and Japan.
In France, Switzerland and New Zealand, the single reached number two. ” Too Shy ” peaked inside the Top Ten in the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Austria, Italy and Sweden.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 5
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
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