Not long ago, the Human League could have been written off as just a part of the British Invasion fad of the early '80s, in which technopop group after technopop group scored a hit or two in the U.S., then quickly faded from sight.
For the Human League, Jam and Lewis came up with the hypnotic "Human," which became an instant hit on the dance charts, and one of the few songs by a British group to crack the Top 5 on the black singles list, which is usually dominated by American artists.
This week, "Human" makes the Human League's comeback complete by moving up from No. 2 to become the No. 1 song in America, just edging out the previous champ, Boston's "Amanda." The rest of the Top 5 saw minor shuffling: Madonna's "True Blue" stayed at No. 3 for the second straight week (and now is probably out of contention for No. 1) and Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" switched places with Eddie Money's "Take Me Home Tonight."