Released towards the end of the band's lifespan, in 1983, Message To My Girl by Split Enz just has to be, for my money at least, one of the greatest love songs of all time. It's complemented by a fantastic video, too - all done in (practically!) a single take.
Quite, then, how it managed to stall at #28 in their native New Zealand's pop chart and #12 in Australia (it failed to even trouble the scorers in the U.K. or U.S. - was it even released outside Australasia?), remains a mystery. I mean, any song that gets played on the jukebox in Ailsa's Diner every time there's a wedding or romance in Summer Bay just has to be a winner, right?
Split Enz - Message To My Girl mp3 (available for 7 days)
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