Matt Knight

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Every weekday, I’m going to drop a song that I like to call the 4:20 HIT of the Day. What does this mean? Simply, it’s a song that I think will give you some good vibes, ‘spark up’ nostalgia or just remind you about a tune that you might love but just haven’t heard in a while.

Today’s HIT is right in touch with yet another heatwave this summer: The Power Station, “Some Like It Hot.”

The Power Station was a supergroup formed in New York City and London in 1984 during a break in Duran Duran’s schedule that became a lengthy hiatus. It was made up of singer Robert Palmer, former Chic drummer Tony Thompson, and Duran Duran members John Taylor (bass) & Andy Taylor (guitar).

When talking about “Some Like It Hot”, John Taylor said, “We really wanted to this drummer out there in a way that we felt he deserved, so that song particularly was sort of designed to really showcase Tony (Thompson). I flew to Nassau in the Bahamas, which was where Robert Palmer lived at the time, and played him the demo that Andy and I had written and said, ‘We’ve got this idea that we’re calling “Some Like It Hot” and he just looked at me and said, ‘And some sweat when the heat is on.’ I was, like, ‘Yes! That’ll do.” The song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in spring/summer 1985.

The band folded in late 1985 as its members turned to other projects. John Taylor returned to Duran Duran, while Andy Taylor chose to leave Duran Duran to attempt a solo career and Robert Palmer continued his revitalized solo act.