When Bow Wow Wow broke with manager/Svengali Malcolm McLaren in 1982, everyone assumed that would be the end of them. Of course, people had thought that about Adam & the Ants, too; while Bow Wow Wow's post-McLaren success was on a much smaller scale, they did manage the best single of their career, and one of the most infectiously joyous songs of its era, with 1983's "Do You Wanna Hold Me?" Dropping the whole sedition-and-sex act that was key to the McLaren era in favor of a straight up bubblegum-glam sound courtesy of producer Mike Chapman, "Do You Wanna Hold Me?" combines a zippy, Caribbean-influenced rhythm section with twang-surf guitar parts, adding Annabella Lwin's giddy, hiccuppy teenage vocals (and, crucially, a call-and-response backing vocal by her male bandmates that's right out of one of Chapman's glam-era singles) and lyrics that are babbling something about Disneyland and California and...well, the lyrics aren't the important thing. The key to the song is the utterly unforgettable chorus, which is impossible to listen to without bouncing around the room with an embarrassingly soppy grin on one's face. "Do You Wanna Hold Me?" is silly, disposable pop at its finest.