Song of the Day: “Feel It Again” by Honeymoon Suite

ab67616d0000b2739844f406c67b245265ae982b“Feel It Again” is somehow the only Top 40 hit in the U.S. from this very underrated Canadian band. This was released off of their second album, The Big Prize. It was the band’s first top 20 hit in Canada, reaching #16, and it landed at #34 in the U.S.

The entire album, The Big Prize, is fantastic. And their follow-up album, Racing After Midnight, is very strong as well.

“Feel It Again” is a strong representation of the band. So, if you enjoy this song, I highly recommend checking out more of their music.
One other thing of note is that The Big Prize album was produced by Bob Rock. Jon Bon Jovi took notice, and brought him on to be the sound mixer for a little album called, Slippery When Wet.

Remember That Song: 9/20/22

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Can you name the artist and song:

Girl our love’s invincible
I’m so proud with your hand in my hand
Catch a wind and fly away
We’re on a one day trip to wonderland


download (1)Last Song: “Pop Life” by Prince & The Revolution from Around The World in A Day (1985)

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What’s the matter with ur life?
Is the poverty bringin’ u down?
Is the mailman jerkin’ u ’round?
Did he put ur million dollar check in someone else’s box?

Song of the Day: “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” by Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett

downloadOn this day (September 19) in 1987, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett Became the #1 Song in America. This was the first single released from Michael’s seventh album, Bad. This song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, R&B Singles and Adult Contemporary charts, making it the first in a string of 5 number-one singles from Bad. It was Jackson’s second number-one song on the Adult Contemporary chart after “The Girl Is Mine” with Paul McCartney.
Whitney Houston and Barbra Streisand were asked to sing this with Jackson, but they refused. So Siedah Garrett, who also co-wrote “Man In The Mirror,” another track from Bad, was asked to sing on this track.

Garrett recalled in an interview with SongTalk magazine in the late 1980s how she came to duet with Jackson on this song. “It came as a total surprise. Quincy called me after I had worked with him doing the background vocals for ‘Man In The Mirror’ to come back to the studio to do more work, but when I got there, I was surprised to discover that there was nobody else in the studio but Quincy, Michael and me. And the song they were working on wasn’t ‘Man In The Mirror.’ It was a song that Quincy had given me a tape to learn. But I had no idea – I do lots of vocals on demos for Quincy, so this was nothing unusual.

So Quincy said, ‘You got the tape, right? Did you learn the song?’ I said, ‘Sure, I know the song.’ He said, ‘Well, go in there and sing it.’
I go into the booth: there’s two music stands. Michael Jackson is standing at one of them in front of a microphone and there’s another microphone for me. This is the first time I realized what was happening. On the sheet music it said, ‘Michael, Siedah, Michael, Siedah, etc.’ I said, ‘Wow! I get it.'”
Jackson and Garrett didn’t take the recording entirely seriously. Siedah recalled to SongTalk magazine: “Michael is funny. He has a real keen sense of humor. Which surprised me, because you hear all these stories about how strange he is. I guess he felt relaxed with me because I wasn’t in awe of him when we met. I was kind of, ‘Yo, Michael, what’s up?’ I think he found that refreshing.”

She added: “If I was talking to Quincy and we were serious for some reason, Michael would toss cashews and peanuts at us. I would be talking to Quincy and these peanuts would fly by. [Laughs]

You know, the duet is a very serious love song. And when I was doing my verse, Michael was making these faces at me so that I would mess up. Quincy would say, ‘Siedah – come on! You’re holding up the whole album!’ And I would get in trouble!”

Despite the success, the duet had a relatively short chart run and fell out of the top 40 just five weeks after topping the chart, spending a total of 11 weeks in the top 40, out of a total of 14 weeks on the Hot 100. This was largely due to the quick release of the album title track as the second single (it debuted on the Hot 100 at #40 in the same week that “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” hit number one).

Although Michael Jackson was the king of music videos, there was no music video released for this song. So, it is amazing that it still hit #1.

Here is a short clip of the recording of the song:

Remember That Song: 9/19/22

Can you name the artist and song:

What’s the matter with ur life?
Is the poverty bringin’ u down?
Is the mailman jerkin’ u ’round?
Did he put ur million dollar check in someone else’s box?


Really_Wanna_Know_You_-_Gary_WrightLast Song: “Really Wanna Know You” by Gary Wright from The Right Place (1981)

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I don’t mind being lonely
What I do mind is not being loved
Maybe you’re feeling the same way, too
You’re ready to hold someone

Song of the Day: “Hold On to the Nights” by Richard Marx

downloadIn honor of his birthday today, the Song of the Day is “Hold On to the Nights” by Richard Marx. This song was the fourth and final single released from his self-titled debut album, and his first to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His next two singles, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting,” also made the top spot. When it hit the number 1 spot on July 23, 1988, it prevented Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me” from reaching the top spot that same week.

According to Songfacts, when you meet the love of your life, but you are both already with someone else, you have a big decision to make and maybe a script for a romantic comedy. You might have to live with just the memories of your time together, holding on to the nights you’ve spent with each other.

Richard Marx tells us that this wasn’t something that happened to him, but it did happen to someone he knew. Said Marx: “A friend of mine went through exactly that. There were parts of it that I could really relate to, but this guy just thought that he was in the right situation, but he met somebody else, and he was, ‘Ohhh…’ and the girl was involved with somebody already at the time, and they just never got together. They never made a go of it. I’ve lost touch with this guy over the years, but I remember him thinking, what if I had missed the right one. And all he had left was a brief time where they were hovering around each other and then they both ended up going back to who they were with. I don’t know if they ultimately stayed together. Maybe they even got together years later. I don’t know, because I lost touch with him. But that came through that, came through this guy that I knew and was going through exactly that.”

Here is the full interview.

Richard Marx is still recording new music. He just released a new rockin’ single called “Shame On You“.

Remember That Song: 9/16/22

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Can you name the artist and song:

I don’t mind being lonely
What I do mind is not being loved
Maybe you’re feeling the same way, too
You’re ready to hold someone


MV5BMjFkODc4YWYtYmI0OC00NDBhLTg4ZjctYmIzZDUxM2YzNDM2XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDE4OTY5NzI@._V1_Last Song: “Walk This Way” by Run-D.M.C. featuring Aerosmith from Raising Hell (1986)

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‘Til the boys told me somethin’ I missed
That my next door neighbor
Had a daughter, had a favor
And I gave the girl a little kiss, like this

Remember That Song: 9/15/22

Can you name the artist and song:

‘Til the boys told me somethin’ I missed
That my next door neighbor
Had a daughter, had a favor
And I gave the girl a little kiss, like this


KissesontheWindNenehCLast Song: “Kisses on The Wind” by Neneh Cherry from Raw Like Sushi (1989)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

At the corner shop, halfway down the block
All the radios pumping to the way she walks
Past the flyboys art, where her name’s engraved
Sweet liberty is what it says

Return to the ’80s On This Day – September 15, 1983: Huey Lewis and the News Release Sports

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On September 15, 1983 – Huey Lewis and the News Released the Sports Album.

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Song of the Day: “You Are” by Lionel Richie

downloadThere is no particular reason why today’s Song of the Day is “You Are” by Lionel Richie other than the fact that I love it, it’s in my head, and it is a feel-good song. This song was written by Richie and his then-wife, Brenda Harvey Richie. It appears on his self-titled debut solo album, which came out in 1982. “You Are” was the follow-up single to his number-one hit song “Truly“.

“You Are” reached the top five on three major Billboard music charts. On the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, the song spent two weeks at number four in early 1983. It peaked at number two on the R&B chart (behind “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson), and spent six weeks at number one on the adult contemporary chart.

Richard Marx sang backup on this track. His first job in music was singing on the Lionel Richie album, and he proved himself on this track, which required some deft background vocals. In a Songfacts interview with Marx, he talked about working with Richie: ” Every session I ever did with Lionel, or for him, was a very fun atmosphere. I’ve been on so many sessions where it’s a downer, and you just try to get through it and nobody is having fun. Lionel is always having fun – no matter what.”

Richie made a video for this song, but MTV ignored it. The network didn’t give black artists significant airtime until Michael Jackson broke through in 1983. Later that year, Richie was welcomed on MTV with his video for “All Night Long (All Night).”

Remember That Song: 9/14/22

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Can you name the artist and song:

At the corner shop, halfway down the block
All the radios pumping to the way she walks
Past the flyboys art, where her name’s engraved
Sweet liberty is what it says


HoldmefleetwoodmacLast Song: “Hold Me” by Fleetwood Mac from Mirage (1982)

Great job Craig (@cdennis0130) and Erwin (@erwin_green)!!!

I’m just around the corner
If you got a minute to spare
I’ll be waitin’ for ya’
If you ever want to be there

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