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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

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

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

And if you’d like to get the album from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

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:

And if you’d like to get the album from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

20 Album Challenge – Day 5

The 20 Day Album challenge continues. My pick on Sunday, February 9, is by one of my first crushes, Olivia Newton-John, with her album Olivia’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2

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This was actually an album my Mom bought, but I listened to it all the time. Not only did I think that Olivia was beautiful and talented, but I loved every single song on this album. It included songs from the Grease and Xanadu soundtracks, the Totally Hot and Physical albums, as well as two original tracks – “Heart Attack” and “Tied Up”.

This album is not on Spotify, however I did create a playlist with all of the songs from this album. Unfortunately, Olivia’s version of “Tied Up” is not on Spotify. However, the song was written by the legendary guitarist and songwriter, Lee Ritenour. So, I included his version of the song in the playlist.

And if you’d like to get this album on Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 12/11/19

Can you name the artist and song:

She only wanted to be close to me
To give me the love she knew someday I’d need


Last Song: “The Look” by Roxette from the album Look Sharp! (1989)

Great job Lynne (@LynneAshton2), Adora (@Adora2000), and Lisa (@gabbyg89)!!!

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RIP Marie Fredriksson

Heavenly bound
Cause heaven’s got a number
When she’s spinning me around
Kissing is a color
Her loving is a wild dog

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

Quote of the Day: Splash

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Allen: What is your name?

Madison: It’s hard to say in English.

Allen: Then just say it in your language.

Madison: All right. My name is…

[High-pitched squeals that shatter all the television screens]

Allen: [nervously to the store clerks] So, how about those Knicks?

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Happy 59th birthday to Daryl Hannah!!!

If you’d like to get this movie from Amazon, click on the movie poster below: