Song of the Day: Culture Club, “Time (Clock of the Heart)”

"Time (Clock of the Heart)" was a standalone single in most of the world, and the second single from Culture Club’s 1982 debut album Kissing To Be Clever in North America. Wikipedia tells us, "In a retrospective review of the song, Allmusic journalist Stewart Mason wrote: ‘Of all of Culture Club’s early hits, Time (Clock of the Heart) has probably aged the best. Boy George drops the cryptic self-mythology long enough to deliver a tender, heartfelt lyric on lost love.’" Following "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me," which was #1 in much of the world and #2 in the US, this did nearly as well, a Top 10 single in most of the world and another #2 in the US, behind Irene Cara’s "Flashdance (What A Feeling)."

14 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Culture Club, “Time (Clock of the Heart)”

  1. He has an incredible voice. They had a short window…more people paid attention to what he was dressed up as than his singing.
    It helped them get noticed but the novelty died down…I don’t know if it hurt them more in the long run or helped. They had some really good soul music.


      1. I was in Jr High I think when they came out…many people loved or hated them…they were either the new thing or it polarized them.

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