“It’s all around you.”
On Nov. 3, 1979, “one-hit-wonder” M topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with the infectious new wave / synth pop ditty “Pop Muzik.”
M was Robin Scott, who had been a folk singer in the late ’60s and dabbled in music as a producer and manager throughout the ’70s. Around 1978, he began calling himself M and resumed recording. His first attempt at a single flopped, but his second became an international sensation in clubs and on radio.
“Pop Muzik” was a hit in the UK during the spring of 1979, peaking at #2, and wasn’t released in North America until late summer. The single’s success created demand for an album from the record label. Additional songs were recorded for the resulting LP, New York-London-Paris-Munich. AllMusic calls it “a terrific new wave artifact.”
(Shoobie doobie doo wah.)