Throwback Friday: ‘Luka’ by Suzanne Vega

If you followed any 80s pop music, you’ll recall Vega’s distinctive raspy voice and folksy style that led her to 2 hits off her sophomore album with A&M Records “Solitude Standing” album released in 1987. “Luka” was one of those hits, and the other was “Tom’s Diner.” “Luka” tells a dark tale of a physically abused boy living in her building.

Throwback Friday: “Tom’s Diner” by Suzanne Vega (DNA remix)

n 1990, the British dance music production duo by the name of DNA (Nick Batt and Neal Slateford) took the a capella “Tom’s Diner,” by Suzanne Vega, and created a catchy dance music mix that was a club anthem and still a classic…eventually peaking at #5 on the Hot 100.