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Remember That Song – 9/8/20

Can you name the artist and song:
A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star
An everlasting world and you’re here with me, eternally


Last Song: “Dress You Up” by Madonna from Like a Virgin (1985)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000) and Scorpion (@DianneR16469208)!!!

All your suits are custom made in London

I’ve got something that you’ll really like

Remember That Song – 8/26/20

Can you name the artist and song:

We’re part of the same place
We’re part of the same time
We both share the same blood
We both have the same mind


Last Song: “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses from Appetite for Destruction (1988)

Great job Lynne (@LynneAshton2), Adora (@Adora2000), Lori (@ThreezkyMusic), Craig (@cdennis0130), Lisa (@gabbyg89), Jim (@imjlkr), and Scorpion (@DianneR16469208)!!!

Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I’d hide
And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by

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Remember That Song – 7/13/20

Can you name the artist and song:

I can do what I wanna do
Truly live my life


Last Song: “Against The Wind” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band from the album Against The Wind (1980)

Great job Lori (@ThreezkyMusic), Craig (@cdennis0130), and Rosa (@RosaRey33120220)!!!

And the secrets that we shared
Mountains that we moved
Caught like a wildfire out of control
‘Til there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove

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Remember That Song – 3/20/20

Can you name the song and the artist who covered it in the ’80s, which kicked off a comeback:

Let me be the one you come running to
I’ll never be untrue


Last Song: “So Far Away” by Dire Straits from the album Brothers in Arms (1986)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

I’m tired of being in love and being all alone

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20 Album Challenge – Day 17

The 20 Day Album challenge continues. Today’s pick is Raising Hell by Run–D.M.C.

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By 1986, my break dancing days were over. But, I was still loving rap. This iconic album brought rap to mainstream. The combination of rap and rock made the transition easy. The entire album is great, highlighted by “My Adidas“, “You Be Illin’“, and “It’s Tricky“, which seems to be as popular today as it was back then.

Of course, the centerpiece of this album is Aerosmith’s cover of “Walk This Way”. The smash hit single also featured Steven Tyler and Joe Perry guesting on vocals and guitars. This drew the interest of rock fans, which made rap more acceptable. Thanks to Aerosmith, Run-D.M.C. became one of the biggest, if not THE biggest rap act in the world at the time. However, both bands helped each other out. Aerosmith had faded away, and were trying to come back. Done with Mirrors was supposed to be Aerosmith’s great comeback. But, it was a big flop which could have been the end of the road. So, just as Aerosmith helped put Run-D.M.C. on the map, Run-D.M.C. made Aerosmith relevant again. A year after the “Walk This Way” remake, Aerosmith released their Permanent Vacation album, and the rest is history.

Come with me to rock a rhyme that’s right on time, and check out Raising Hell on Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/album/7AFsTiojVaB2I58oZ1tMRg

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20 Album Challenge – Day 14

The 20 Day Album challenge continues. Today’s pick is Invisible Touch by Genesis.

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Invisible Touch was one of my favorite albums of the 80s. It came out in a good time of my life and it brings back great memories. It came out in my junior year of high school. I was actually doing pretty decent in school at this point, and my social life was starting to pick up. I remember listening to this album on the bus going to and from our indoor track meets that winter. Every song is awesome and puts me in a good mood. The title track is so much fun. “Land of Confusion” had a great video, and it is as relevant today as it was back then. “In Too Deep” is such a beautiful ballad. Phil Collins pretty much owned the 80s. He was on the radio and on MTV at least once every hour – whether it was his solo work, or with Genesis. I feel like this was the peak of Genesis and also the peak of the ’80s.

Here is the album on Spotify:

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