The countdown continues for the week ending March 10, 1984! If you need a recap, you can see what we had for songs 40-31 this week in 1984.
The next ten songs are another mix of rarely heard songs along with classic songs you know and love (and possible sick of).
Now let’s Return to March 10, 1984, and continue the countdown with songs 30-21…
30. “Let’s Stay Together” by Tina Turner
I sense a comeback!! Tina’s remake of Al Green’s 1972 classic was the first single released from her Private Dancer album. This song was actually released in November 1983, and the album did not come out until May 1984. This song gets forgotten due to her other monster hits off of this album – “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, “Better Be Good To Me” and “Private Dancer”. But “Let’s Stay Together” is a classic in its own right.
29. “Runner” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
This was a pleasant surprise for me! I did not remember this song. I only knew Manfred Mann’s “Blinded By the Light”. I vaguely remember this one now that I hear it, and I love it! I’ll be purchasing this song for my iPod. See Prince? YouTube works. You should allow your songs to be on there some day!
28. “Back Where You Belong” by .38 Special
I don’t know what it is with .38 Special. I love their songs, and I never get sick of them.
27. “Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club
This was the 3rd single released off of Culture Club’s smash album Colour by Numbers.
I did not care that uch for them back in the day, but I like their music much more now.
26. “The Politics of Dancing” by Re-Flex
This isn’t a bad New Wave song. I discovered this song from the One Hit Wonders series a couple of years ago.
25. “Almost Over You” by Sheena Easton
Whatever happened to Sheena Easton? I really liked her a lot. This is a really nice/sad ballad.
24. “Hold Me Now” by Thompson Twins
This is a song that was always on the radio and MTV. I like it a lot now. It was the Thompson Twins’ biggest selling single. Was I the only one that was annoyed by the name though? There are 3 of them, and none of them are twins! Arggh!!!
23. “This Woman” by Kenny Rogers
Here’s another song you never hear on the radio. It’s not bad. It’s kind of reminiscent of Kenny when he was with The First Edition.
22. “That’s All” by Genesis
This was my introduction to Genesis. It was in heavy rotation on MTV when we got cable TV for the first time.
21. “Yah Mo B There” by James Ingram & Michael McDonald
We’ll wrap up with song #21. I like James Ingram a lot, but not such a great fan of Michael McDonald. There are some songs I like by him, and this is one of them.
Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s countdown. I’ll be back tomorrow with songs 20-11 tomorrow. I just did a sneak peak, and while there are more and more familiar songs making their way in, there are some good songs that don’t get much airplay.Follow @returntothe80s