Remember That Song – 5/4/12

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

Just a step away from the edge of a fall
Caught between heaven and hell
Where’s ___ ____ _ ____ _ ____ ___


Last Song: “How Can I Fall” by Breathe

When all faith is gone, I fight myself to carry on
Yet I know of the harm I do, what more can I say to you

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Remember That Song – 5/3/12

Can you name the artist and song:

When all faith is gone, I fight myself to carry on
Yet I know of the harm I do, what more can I say to you


Last Song: “Alone” by Heart

You don’t know how long I have wanted
to touch your lips and hold you tight
You don’t know how long I have waited

I love this acoustic version:

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One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1989 – Sheriff

“When I’m with You” by Sheriff


Canadian group, Sheriff released their self-titled debut (and only) album in 1982. “When I’m with You” was released off of the album, and made the top 10 in Canada in 1983, and only reached #61 in the U.S. The album was very good, including some very good songs like “You Remind Me” and “California“. However, the band broke up in 1985 before they could release another album.

Then in 1988, a disc jockey in Las Vegas began playing “When I’m with You”, and other stations followed.
This encouraged Capitol Records to re-release the song as a single. On February 4, 1989, “When I’m with You” hit number one in the United States. They were able to do it without releasing a music video!

This prompted Sheriff lead singer Freddy Curci and guitarist Steve DeMarchi to try to reform the band. But Lanni and Hassel declined, and continued to work with Frozen Ghost until they split up in 1993. However, Curci and DeMarchi started a new group called Alias.

Alias had a successful 1990 debut album scoring hits with the power ballad “More Than Words Can Say” (#2), as well as “Waiting For Love” (#13) and “Haunted Heart” (#18 on Mainstream Rock Charts). They also recorded the song “Perfect World” for the Christina Applegate film, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead.

Then, like most of our favorite ’80s rock bands, Alias faded away when Nirvana and the rest of the grunge movement took over rock music in the ’90s.

So, let’s Return to the good ole ’80s, hold up our lighters, and listen to Freddy Curci’s soaring vocals in Sheriff’s smash hit, “When I’m with You”.

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Daily Trivia – 5/2/12

Question: Who asked her sisters Irlene and Louise to share hosting duties on a 1980 variety show?


Last Question: What sitcom starred an 11-year old robot named Vicki, short for “Voice Input Child Identicant”?

Answer: Small Wonder

Before the Kardashians, there was another television show about a female robot manufactured by a parent.
Small Wonder was a sitcom that ran from September 7, 1985 to May 20, 1989. It was about a robotics engineer who, after he secretly creates a robot modeled after a real human girl, tries to pass it off as their daughter.
V.I.C.I. (“Voice Input Child Identicant” or Vickie) was an android in the form of a 10-year-old girl, built by Ted Lawson. She had superhuman strength and speed. The Lawson family tried to keep the robot’s existence a secret, but their annoying neighbors, the Brindles, would pop upat the most unexpected moments — especially nosy next-door neighbor Harriet who’s dad just happens to be Ted Lawson’s co-worker.

Here is the opening theme of the show:

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London 2012: Duran Duran to play Olympics gig

The following is from the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17896786)

Duran Duran are to play a concert in London’s Hyde Park to mark the start of the Olympic Games.

The gig will feature headline acts from all four nations of the UK, with Duran Duran representing England and Snow Patrol appearing for Northern Ireland.

Stereophonics will represent Wales and Paolo Nutini will play for Scotland.

The concert on 27 July will coincide with the Olympics opening ceremony, which will be broadcast on big screens in the park between performances.

“Performing to so many people on the most exciting day in sport for Great Britain will be one of the highlights of the last decade for us,” said Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon.

“We have been invited to represent England for this Team GB show, and we couldn’t be more proud. Seeing the torch being lit on the big screens before hitting the stage in this iconic location will be a great experience… We simply can’t wait.”

Snow Patrol’s Jonny Quinn said: “Living in London and everything, with all the excitement, it’s certainly an honour to be part of it. I think it will be very special.”

Tickets for the opening ceremony celebration concert show go on sale on 4 May at 09:00BST.

At the same time, Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets, east London will broadcast the opening ceremony free to the public on two giant screens.

During the games, highlights of the Olympics will also be shown at both parks.

Another concert marking the end of the Olympics will be held in Hyde Park on 12 August, headlined by Blur.

The “Best of British” lineup also features New Order and The Specials.

Remember That Song – 5/2/12

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

You don’t know how long I have wanted
to touch your lips and hold you tight
You don’t know ___ ____ _ ____ _______


Last Song: “Little Jeannie” by Elton John

I’m still in love with you
Stepped into my life from a bad dream
Making the life that I had seem Suddenly shiny and new

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One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1989 – Boys Club

“I Remember Holding You” by Boys Club

Boys Club was the duo of Gene Hunt and Joe Pasquale from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They both have stated that George Michael was a major influence on each of them – and it shows. Their sound made them regarded as “Minnesota’s version of WHAM!.”
Before Boys Club, Gene Hunt was a member of the family group, The Jets.

Boys Club was the first group to appear on the New Mickey Mouse Club as a musical guest during the first episode.

But, the duo only had one hit song, “I Remember Holding You”, which peaked all the way at #8 on January 14, 1989. Here is their hit:

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Daily Trivia – 5/1/12

Question: What sitcom starred an 11-year old robot named Vicki, short for “Voice Input Child Identicant”?


Last Question: What British trio found a replacement for founding member Siobhan Fahey, who left the group after marrying rock star Dave Stewart?

Answer: Bananarama

Siobhan Fahey was an original member of the trio Bananarama. Together, they had some smash hits, including “Shy Boy“, “Cruel Summer“, , “I Heard a Rumour“, and “Venus“. In 1987, Fahey married Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics in 1987. In 1988, Fahey left Bananarama, and formed her own group, Shakespears Sister.
Siobhan Fahey and Dave Stewart had two sons. The couple divorced in 1996.

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Remember That Song – 5/1/12

Can you name the artist and song, and complete the lyrics:

I’m still in love with you
Stepped into my life from a bad dream
Making the life that I had seem ________ _____ ___ ___


Last Song: “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” by Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias (Great job Jim!!):

The winds of change are always blowing and everytime I tried to stay
The winds of change continued blowing and they just carried me away

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