The best of them all was 1981's "Urgent," which should go on any short list of the great singles of the decade. The song was fueled by a propulsive beat and a vocal from Lou Gramm that was a heck of a lot more direct than what he usually committed to vinyl, but it was lifted into the stratoshpere by a remarkable sax solo by none other than Junior Walker himself. For 30 seconds, Walker sounds as if he is warding off the devil himself - simply put, it is one of the great solos of all time. It's remarkable stuff, and probably deserves a small wing of the Hall of Fame all by itself.
"Urgent," Foreigner, from the summer of 1981.