Remember That Song – 2/20/14

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

I don’t need nothing when I’m by your side
We got something that’ll never die
Our ______, ___ _____


Last Song: “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats from Rhythm of Youth (1982)

Great job Wednesday’s Child and Robert (@mishouenglish)!!

Say, we can go where we want to
A place where they will never find

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Remember That Song – 2/19/14

Can you name the artist and song:

Say, we can go where we want to
A place where they will never find


Last Song: “If Anyone Falls” by Stevie Nicks from The Wild Heart (1983)

If Anyone Falls in Love
Somewhere in the twilight, dreamtime
Somewhere in the back of your mind

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Ronald Reagan Quote of the Week – 2/18/14

Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan “One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government’s primary concerns.”

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Remember That Song – 2/18/14

Can you name the artist, song and lyrics:

__ ______ _____ __ ____
Somewhere in the twilight, dreamtime
Somewhere in the back of your mind


Last Song: “The Deeper The Love” by Whitesnake from Slip of the Tongue (1989)

I don’t mind, what you’re doing to me,
I don’t mind, ’cause you’re all I can see
I don’t mind, baby, you mean the world to me

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Remember That Song – 2/14/14

Hair’s to Friday (and Valentines Day)!

Can you name the artist and song:

I don’t mind, what you’re doing to me,
I don’t mind, ’cause you’re all I can see
I don’t mind, baby, you mean the world to me


Last Song: “Just As I Am” by Air Supply from the album Air Supply (1985)

Great job Antoine!!

You always treat me
The best that you can
You say you want me, need me
Love me, baby

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Remember That Song – 2/13/14

Can you name the artist and song:

You always treat me
The best that you can
You say you want me, need me
Love me, baby


Last Song: “Only the Lonely” by The Motels from All Four One (1982)

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s) and Robert (@mishouenglish)!!

So hold on
Here we go
Hold on to nothin’ we know

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Remember That Song – 2/11/14

Can you name the artist and song:

Each night I cry I still believe the lie
I’ll love you, ’till I die


Last Song: “One Moment in Time” by Whitney Houston from the 1988 Summer Olympics Album

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s)!!

I’ve lived to be the very best
I want it all
No time for less

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Remember That Song – 2/10/14

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

I’ve lived to be the very best
I want it all
No time ___ ____


Last Song: “Wild Side” by Motley Crue from Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)

Great job Frida (@carrjam94)!!

Name dropping no-names
Glamorize cocaine
Puppets with strings of gold

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Albums of the ’80s: Pointer Sisters – Contact

When I was younger and not working yet, it was always a big deal to get an album or cassette – especially for a music lover like me. I think maybe my parents got sick of me listening to the likes of AC/DC, Def Leppard and Motley Crue, and wanted me to listen to more pop music. For Christmas in 1985, I got 2 new tapes! One was Emergency by Kool and the Gang (classic). The other was Contact by the Pointer Sisters, which turned out to be one of my favorites! Sure I still listened to my rock music. But I played this one over and over again. I had already loved the Pointer Sisters because of their more recent hits such as “Jump (For My Love)” and “I’m So Excited”. But I had never owned anything by them.

So 26 years later, I thought I’d share this album with you. Unless you are a diehard Pointer Sisters fan, or if you just happened to own this album, you may not have heard most of these songs before. And not to beat a dead horse, I also wanted to show my gratitude to the Pointers for coming on my ship during Operation Desert Shield during Christmas week in 1990. Like all musicians, actors, and comedians who go out and perform for the troops, they will forever have my respect.

Well, here is 1985’s Contact. I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do:

Twist My Arm

What a way to start an album! Being a rock fan at the time, I don’t know how much I would have liked this album if they had started it with a ballad. This song just jumps out right at you from the get-go.

Hey You

This song is a little slower, which isn’t a bad thing. I feel like the Pointers put a lot of feeling into this song. And their harmonies are incredible.

Pound, Pound, Pound

I like this song more now then I did make then. It is a very cool and upbeat song. But, one of my favorite songs followed this. So I would fast forward this to get to the next song. And anybody around my age knows what would happen. When I did the fast-forward, I would always catch the end of this song. Or sometimes I would fast forward a little too much. Then I would have to rewind, and still catch the end of this song. Now I appreciate this song much more. It’s a pretty good rocker.

Back in My Arms

This is either my #1 or #2 favorite Pointer Sisters song of all time. I think this should have been a hit. But it wasn’t a ballad, and it wasn’t a jump around and get excited song. The music is just incredible, and once again the harmonies are second to none. This song just soars.

Burn Down the Night

A great way to end the first side of the tape! A great rockin’ song, and great harmonies.

Bodies and Souls

This was the first song on side 2. Another good rockin’ song. It is almost like a continuation of “Burn Down the Night”.
Unfortunately, there is no video to be found online anywhere for this. So on to the next song.

Contact

See “Pound, Pound, Pound”. This song preceded my favorite song on the album. So I skipped this one a lot. However, It is still an outstanding song, and really like this one a lot.

Dare Me

This is my favorite song on the album, and it is the song that most people would recognize from this album. This is a great song for working out, or running to. And it is also a great song to get psyched to before a sports competition. I still love this song.

Freedom

This is the only slow song on the album. It is the ultimate R&B song. They have great voices, and once again, great harmonies.

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