Category Archives: Music

Remember That Song? – 8/22/11

Do you know this song and complete the lyrics:

Nothing’s gonna turn us back now,
Straight ahead and on the track now.
____ _____ ____ ___ ______ ____ ____


Last song:

“Kokokomo” by The Beach Boys

Bodies in the sand,
Tropical Drink melting in your hand

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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 29 – A Song From Your Childhood

“Sesame Street”

Whoa! I set the time machine too far back! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Let’s jump back into the ’80s. I’ll pick a song from my first cassette – “Tomorrow” from Unmasked by Kiss was one of my favorites:

“Tomorrow” by Kiss

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Remember That Song? – 8/19/11

Do you know the artist and song, and can you complete the lyrics:

Bodies in the sand,
Tropical Drink melting __ ____ ____


Feel her breath on my face
Her body close to me
Can’t look in her eyes
She’s Out of My League

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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 28 – A Song That Makes You Feel Guilty

“Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest

The only time you should feel guilty is if you did something illegal or immoral. I can’t think of anything off the top of my head, but I would probably feel guilty if I got caught “Breaking the Law”:

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Daily Trivia – 8/18/11

Question: What comedian penned the book America on Six Rubles a Day?


Last Question: What Whitney Houston single was originally written for a movie about Muhammad Ali’s life?

Answer: The Greatest Love of All

“Greatest Love of All” was written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed and originally recorded by George Benson for the 1977 Muhammad Ali biopic The Greatest. Of course, most of us know the more popular version recorded by Whitney Houston. Creed wrote the lyrics in the midst of her struggle with breast cancer. The words describe her feelings about coping with great challenges that one must face in life, being strong during those challenges whether you succeed or fail, and passing that strength on to children to carry with them into their adult lives. Creed eventually succumbed to the disease in April 1986 at the age of 36; at the time her song was an international hit by Whitney Houston.

Here are the 2 versions:

George Benson

Whitney Houston

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Remember That Song? – 8/18/11

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

Feel her breath on my face
Her body close to me
Can’t look in her eyes
She’s ___ __ __ ______


Yesterday’s: “Hangin’ Tough” by The New Kids on the Block in honor of Donnie Wahlberg who celebrated his 42nd birthday yesterday:

Listen up everybody if you wanna take a chance
just get on the floor and do the new kids’ dance
Don’t worry ’bout nothing ’cause it won’t take long
we’re gonna put you in a trance with a funky song

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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 27 – A Song That You Wish You Could Play

“Hard to Say I’m Sorry/Get Away” by Chicago

Specifically, I would love to play the horn section at the end of the song. I would totally go ballistic at the end of it, and go off on a horn solo the equivalent of an Eddie Van Halen guitar solo.

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Remember That Song? – 8/17/11

Can you name the song that these lyrics are from:

Listen up everybody if you wanna take a chance
just get on the floor and do the new kids’ dance
Don’t worry ’bout nothing ’cause it won’t take long
we’re gonna put you in a trance with a funky song


Yesterday’s: “Borderline” by Madonna who celbrated her 53rd birthday yesterday:

Stop playin’ with my heart
Finish what you start
When you make my love come down

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Hits of 1989 – Horrible and Great

Well, here is the final Hits of the Decade – Horrible and Great.
I hope you all enjoyed the articles as much as I enjoyed compiling them. In case you missed any, here are the links to each of the years. Feel free to comment on them, and leave your own lists:

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988

On 8/6/10, Stuck in the 80s released their Horrible Hits of 1989 podcast. Here is their list:

10. Hangin’ Tough – New Kids On The Block
9. Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
8. If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher
7. Girl You Know Its True – Milli Vanilli
6. Toy Solider – Martika
5. Stand – R.E.M.
4. If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Simply Red
3. Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird – Will To Power
2. I’ll Be There for You, Bon Jovi
1. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

You can see the top 100 hits from Billboard that year.

Here is my list of Horrible Hits:

10. The End of the Innocence – Don Henley

This song sounds too much like a Bruce Hornsby song, which I am not fond of. “The Heart of the Matter” was a way better song off of this album.

9. Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses

Much like “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, this is the type of song that should be in my wheelhouse. But I just didn’t like it at all. It just gives me a headache.

8. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

This is a little too sappy for me – and I didn’t even see “Beaches” (the movie from which this is from). Sheena Easton did a way better version of this song.

7. Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry

This song did nothing for me. I don’t know why it was a hit.

6. Real Love – Jody Watley

Ditto. Real Blah

5. Stand – R.E.M.

Although the last couple of songs were “blah”, I would prefer “blah” to annoying!
It’s like a whiney “Hokey Pokey”. The only song I liked by R.E.M. was “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”, and then they disappeared.

4. Girl You Know Its True/Blame It On The Rain – Milli Vanilli

These poor saps. If they came on the scene more recently, instead of 20+ years ago, all they would have needed was autotune. Then they would have been just as successful. Which is not a good thing.

3. Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird – Will To Power

I don’t even like the Peter Frampton version, let alone this one!

2. If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Simply Red

Boring! “If you don’t know me byzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

1. Two Hearts – Phil Collins

I love Phil Collins, but this was probably the most overplayed among his overplayed songs.


There were also some great hits that year:

10. Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses

Now we’re talking! One of my all-time favorite Guns ‘N’ Roses songs. This was the perfect song for them. Axl sounds like this song belongs to him, Slash is awesome. And now that I’ve been watching Celebrity Rehab, I am very impressed with Steven Adler’s drumming in this song.

9. The Look – Roxette

Roxette burst on to the scene with this song. This was a fun and unique song. Roxette’s first 2 albums were great.

8. Eternal Flame – The Bangles

A great ballad by this awesome band. Susanna Hoffs sounds great.

7. After All – Cher and Peter Cetera

These two unique voices sound great together. Cetera was still going strong post-Chicago, and Cher was in the middle of one of her several comebacks. One of my favorite duets of the decade.

6. Look Away – Chicago

I had the cassingle of this song, and played it over and over. I kind of ruined the song for myself, but I could not get enough of it. “Look Away” was my favorite Chicago song for a while.

5. Surrender To Me – Ann Wilson and Robin Zander

Another great duet from this year. Ann Wilson has such an incredible voice. And Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander sounds really good with her.

4. Poison – Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper was great in the ’70s. But he had a pretty good revival in the late ’80s. This is probably my favorite song by him.

3. Like a Prayer – Madonna

This was Madonna at the peak of her career. This is my favorite song by her.

2. Lost In Your Eyes – Debbie Gibson

My favorite Debbie Gibson song. Even people who weren’t into the teen music, at the time, liked this song. It is still great today.

1. The Living Years – Mike and the Mechanics

Not only was this my favorite song of the year, but it may be one of my favorite songs of the entire decade. A really emotional song that packs quite a punch. Paul Carrack sounds great. The music and message are just awesome.

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30 Day Song Challenge: Day 26 – A Song That You Can Play On An Instrument

“The Longest Time” by Billy Joel

OK, so I cheated! As much as I love music, I don’t know how to play any instruments. I could sing this song pretty good though, and I know how to snap my fingers, so that counts doesn’t it?

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