Say hello to Rude Boy George saxophonist and singer Jackie! When she's not teaching young up and coming music students, this Berkley College of Music grad is a model (and she's looking good!). Check out the top 5 list of 80's new wave era songs with sax and horn lines that have influenced and inspired Jackie the most:
1. "Never Tear Us Apart" - INXS - Kirk Pengilly. So saxy.
2. "Close to Me" - The Cure - The horn section was called 'Rent Party. They're all great players and I love me an upbeat Cure tune.
3. "Rio" - Duran Duran - Andy Hamilton. I mostly just like sailboats.
4. Does "Young Americans" by David Bowie (Official) count? I mean, this is the best song ever written. David Sanborn (Official) on saxophone, no big deal. And let's get a little known backup singer named Luther Vandross. I know it probably predates new wave, but I'm putting it on here.
5. "Overkill" - Men Without Hats - Greg Ham. As far as new wave woodwind players are concerned, Ham is boss.
Jackie says, "I really want the Maneater solo by Chris Dechant from Hall & Oates on there. I know it's not new wave, but it kind of defines the sound. So much delay, so much reverb."