Popular because of the movie "48 Hrs" and SNL. Just like David Soul and "Don't Give Up On Us" that came out when "Starsky and Hutch" was on tv...
Try John Travolta singing 'Let Her In" circa late seventies/early eighties.
You need to follow that up with Don Johnson's debut track - forgot what it was (thankfully), but yeah...
It's not bad, I love that song, it's an 80's song!