It’s that time of year again! Welcome to the 5th Annual Return to the ’80s March Madness Tournament. If you are new to this site, each year one artist is chosen for the March Madness Tournament. We pit their own hit songs against each other. As with last year, voting will be done right here on the site, Twitter – @Returntothe80s, And the Return to the ’80s group page on Facebook.
Previous winners have been:
2018 – “Out of Touch” in the Hall & Oates March Madness
2019 – “Purple Rain” in the Prince March Madness
2020 – “Crazy For You” in the Madonna March Madness
2021 – “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” in Whitney Houston March Madness
This year we are going t=with the legendary Phil Collins. This will be his solo hits, and not Genesis songs, as he had enough to make the Sweet Sixteen on his own.
This Tournament is in collaboration with RealWeegieMidget Reviews as Gilll from that site reviews the Phil Collins film, Buster. Collins had a couple of hit songs from that movie. It was not widely seen in the U.S., so you may be interested in reading the review. So go check it out!
First, check out the podcast episode as we review each song in the tournament.
Now, let’s get going with the Sweet Sixteen! Voting will be open for this round until Sunday, April 3. The Elite 8 will be posted on Monday, April 4. In addition to voting on Twitter – @Returntothe80s and the Return to the ’80s group page on Facebook, feel free to comment your picks below. 1 vote per battle please. You can click on the song titles to see each music video.
“Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” vs. “I Don’t Care Anymore“
“Something Happened on the Way to Heaven” vs. “Take Me Home“
“One More Night” vs. “In the Air Tonight”
“Another Day in Paradise” vs “Easy Lover” (with Philip Bailey)
“A Groovy Kind of Love” vs. “You Can’t Hurry Love“
“Sussudio” vs. “Don’t Lose My Number“
“Separate Lives” (with Marilyn Martin) vs. “I Missed Again“
“Two Hearts” vs. “I Wish It Would Rain Down“
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Really enjoyed revisiting Buster and Phil Collins film soundtrack career. Looking forward to our next collaboration.