Album: Stars

The Steve "Silk" Hurley remix of "Something Got Me Started" became something of a club hit at the time, but the original version was kind of banging in its own right. With a catchy, piano-laden melody, the song isn't much different from numerous pop house hits made during the period-except that it was created by the oft-derided UK group Simply Red, and lead singer Mick Hucknell resembles the yoga teacher who tries to steal your girlfriend, down to his dangling star pendant and luminous ponytail. His dance moves in the music video are a special brand of extravagant. But as guilty as it might make you feel to enjoy the strains of a song performed by a guy who looks like he collects different strands of flavoured [sic] incense, the song has a sincerity that grabs the heart. -David Drake