memories of the ’80s – Let’s Go All the Way by Sly Fox

The mid 1980s produced many a one hit wonder, including this catchy and innuendo-laden song, Let’s Go All The Way by Sly Fox.

Producer Ted Currier created Sly Fox, a duo made up of Gary ‘Mudbone’ Cooper and Michael Camacho. Cooper had been a vocalist with Parliament while Camacho was a young Puerto Rican musician.

The Miami-based twosome created with Currier their first album, Let’s Go All the Way, with the title track as the first single in 1986.

The song, a combination of dance, pop and new wave sounds, became a popular choice on radio in the 1980s, with the video receiving heavy airplay on MTV and MuchMusic.

The distinctive beat of the song became its drawing card, and was also a song that got the dance crowd going as much as radio listeners, hitting number three on the UK charts and top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album also did well, charting on Billboard’s Hot 200 album chart at number 31.

Follow up singles from the album were not as well-received, and the duo dissolved the band, each focusing on their individual music careers.

The song has been covered by two disparate groups in recent years – The Wondergirls and Insane Clown Posse, but as an ’80s song, it was a unmistakable sound of the decade.


About Waheeda Harris

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