One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1987 – Georgia Satellites

“Keep Your Hands to Yourself” by Georgia Satellites

“Keep Your Hands to Yourself” was a very distinctive and very polarizing Southern Rock smash hit for The Georgia Satellites. The song was in heavy rotation on MTV, and on the radio. They guitar riff, and Dan Baird’s unique vocals made the song very popular. People tended to hate this song, or love it. It peaked at #2 on February 21, 1987. It was kept out of the #1 spot by Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”.

Georgia Satellites followed up with some more songs and albums that received good reviews, but did not do well commercially. Baird left the band in 1990 to pursue a solo career. Georgia Satellites returned in 1993, without Dan Baird. Led by original band members Rick Richards (lead guitar and vocals) and Rick Price (bass and vocals), with Kenny Head on keyboards and Todd Johnston on drums, they continue to perform.

Now let’s Return to 1987, and see what the story is about this “free milk and a cow”:

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4 thoughts on “One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1987 – Georgia Satellites”

    1. They were good. I still like this song. They seem like they would be awesome live! “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” was their only top 40 hit. Hippy Hippy Shake (from Cocktail) came close to the top 40, but didn’t quite make it peaking at 45. And then “Battleship Chains” was the next biggest song after that, peaking at #86.

      1. Hippy Hippy Shake was far better in my opinion. You’re right about this song being polarizing…and I’m at the other end of it than you are…

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