Songs You May Have Missed #195

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The Smithereens: “Strangers When We Meet” (1986)

New Jersey’s Smithereens were on a short list of artists (Marshall Crenshaw, Dwight Twilley, Greg Kihn and a few others) who kept the power pop thread alive in pop music into the “skinny tie” 80’s. They never really saw much chart success. In fact, “Strangers When We Meet” never charted as a single. But it might be their best song.

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