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Michael Franks' secret is safe in the '80s



While others may stick their noses up, I love the soft rock of the early '80s. While it seemed soft rock was no secret during the decade, not all songs of that genre cracked the charts - including the little heard Your Secret's Safe With Me by Michael Franks.

I admit that I never heard of Michael Franks in the '80s, but the jazz/soft rock singer from near San Diego has released eighteen studio albums from 1973 to 2011 and in 1976 almost hit the Top 40 with the single Popsicle Toes that peaked at No. 43. In 1985, Franks took another stab at the charts with Your Secret's Safe With Me that like most of Franks' singles - did not chart.

Despite no chart success, Your Secret's Safe With Me is a nifty little pop song with Franks' smooth vocals and a catchy chorus. The video is a truncated version of the single, but Franks excellent mustache and two and a half minutes of Your Secrets Safe With Me should be enough evidence to add this song to your Spotify playlist of '80s lost gems.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 12:27pm]


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