To be honest, to me it's not pop, rather some soft jazz or something. I used to listen to Steely Dan back in 1980/82 and a few years later stopped and went back to my 1st loves - synths,mostly and some "real" pop.Sometimes pop songs get it right. Sonic perfection here.
Something along the lines of MrBlue Sky from ELO would be what I'ld call "pop".
Back then, this Gaucho album has been played extensively on my turntable, and then The Nightfly. I was not 19, rather 17
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