MONO: “Isolation” by Iggy Pop.

THE SONG: Isolation.

WHO: Iggy Pop.

WHY IT’S HOT… Not sure it’s a question of “hot” but it’s really interesting how Iggy almost completely absorbs David Bowie’s delivery in this 1984 single. Not surprising considering their long and fruitful collaboration which stretched back to the Stooges’ 1973 album, Raw Power, then on Pop’s first solo albums, The Idiot and Lust for Life. The video itself is an outlier. Forget the jet black hair. Iggy’s got a shirt on.

WANT MORE? Arguably, Pop’s version of “China Girl” is the definitive version.


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