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The girl group of the new-wave era burst out of the gate with this 1981 #1 smash. The energy is infectious and the hooks are razor sharp on the hits Our Lips Are Sealed and We Got the Beat plus Tonite; Automatic; Lust to Love, and more!

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''Beauty and the Beat'' is the debut album from Californian all-female band The Go-Go's. Released in 1981 on the IRS Records label, the album was preceded by the single "We Got the Beat", which became a massive club hit in Europe and, later, the United States. When the album was eventually released, it steadily climbed the Billboard 200 chart, ultimately peaking at number one, where it remained for six consecutive weeks. The L.P. sold in excess of three million copies, and reached double platinum status, making it one of the most successful debut albums of all time. It is now widely considered as one of the cornerstone albums of 1980s new wave music. It was the first album entirely written and performed by an all-female band to top the charts.

The title is a play on the European fairy tale ''Beauty and the Beast''.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 413 on ''Rolling Stone'' magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. This album was chosen as one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005. The lead single and album opener, "Our Lips Are Sealed", has been covered over the years by numerous artists, and remains a staple of 80's playlists. It is frequently cited as one of the Top 100 and Top 50 songs of the 80's. ''Rolling Stone'' magazine has named it one of the Top 100 Pop Singles of all time. - Wikipedia