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Leon Haywood‘s only UK hit was a classic example of a track feeling the benefit of radio airplay. A low profile release in 1980, it nevertheless became a staple of daytime radio and helped a hitherto unheralded musician into the limelight.

The Texan singer-songwriter was a dogged performer in the 60s R&B scene. He maintained a recording career as both a solo artist and group member through the late 60s and 70s, earning respect in the industry but with little commercial reward for his work.

In the spring of 1980, Don’t Push It Don’t Force It came out. A hybrid of hard funk rhythms and a smooth, polished soul vocal, it evaded the caustic anti-disco sentiment and provided an alternative to the rash of moody electro-pop and acne-dotted new wave dominating pop attitudes.

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Issue 51 of Classic Pop is on sale now! This month, we have an exclusive interview with Bananarama's Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward as they return with their first new studio album in a decade. We also meet iconic duo Hall & Oates before their UK arena tour and talk to Gary Numan as part of our look into the superfan phenomenon. Classic Pop pays tribute to the wonderful Mark Hollis from Talk Talk and we celebrate the band's iconic Spirit Of Eden in our latest Classic Album feature. Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford take us inside their spiky songwriting partnership and we also hear from Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder about his life as a one-of-a-kind wordsmith. Our packed new album reviews section includes Bananarama, Edwyn Collins, Toyah, Andy Bell and The Chemical Brothers. On the reissues front, we revisit New Order's debut album Movement plus re-releases from Prince, Kate Bush, R.E.M, David Bowie and more. In our live reviews section, we elbow our way down to the front for Tears For Fears, The Revolution, Holy Holy and Bryan Adams. Enjoy the issue!