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With their sunny melodies and perky image, the Go-Gos harkened back to the girl groups of the 1960s. Led by singer Belinda Carlisle and guitarist/songwriter Jane Wiedlin, the Go-Gos embodied the happy, peppy side of New Wave. Their debut, 1981's Beauty and the Beat, was a huge hit on the strength of two irresistible singles, the sprightly, chant-like "We Got the Beat" and "Our Lips Are Sealed," a relatively sophisticated slice of joyous pop. As with many groups of the era, MTV played an important role in selling the group to the masses.