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Remember That Song – 12/4/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Let’s lock the world out
Feels so good when we kiss
Nobody ever made me crazy like this


Last Song: “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” by The Police from the album Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Great job J-Dub, BUM (@brandongutie), and Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

Don’t think me unkind
Words are hard to find
They’re only cheques I’ve left unsigned
From the banks of chaos in my mind

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Remember That Song – 11/29/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Don’t think me unkind
Words are hard to find
They’re only cheques I’ve left unsigned
From the banks of chaos in my mind


Last Song: “Islands in the Stream” by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton from Eyes That See in the Dark (1983)

Great job Robert (@roberte46763910)!!!

Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel
Needs no conversation

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Remember That Song – 11/21/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel
Needs no conversation


Last Song: “Bust A Move” by Young MC from the album Stone Cold Rhymin’ (1989)

Great job Melissa, and Rich (@RichIMET)!!!

You’re on a mission and your wishin’
Someone could cure your lonely condition

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

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Remember That Song – 11/20/18

Can you name the artist and song:

You’re on a mission and your wishin’
Someone could cure your lonely condition


Last Song: “Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones from the album Tattoo You (1981)

Great job Melissa, and Roy (@rbutt14)!!!

Spread out the oil, the gasoline
I walk smooth, ride in a mean, mean machine

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

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Remember That Song – 11/19/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Spread out the oil, the gasoline
I walk smooth, ride in a mean, mean machine


Last Song: “C’est La Vie” by Robbie Nevil from the album Robbie Nevil (1986)

Great job J-Dub, and Denise (@denise_mcaleer)!!!

Got a job
That’s okay
But they’ve got me workin’ night and day

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

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Remember That Song – 11/13/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Got a job
That’s okay
But they’ve got me workin’ night and day


Last Song: “Jack & Diane” by John Cougar (Mellencamp) from the album American Fool (1982)

Great job Melissa and (@missichievous)!!!

Oh, let it rock, let it roll
Let the bible belt come and save my soul

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

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Top 40 This Week – Week Ending November 5, 1988: Songs 10-1

Welcome back, as we wrap up this week’s Top 40 Countdown! This brought back a lot of fond memories for me. And I do love how there was quite a few different genres represented throughout this whole countdown. So, let’s Return to the week ending November 5, 1988, and see what were the most popular songs in the country


10. “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)” by Information Society

Awesome song that has that eary-mid ’80s sound. And yes that’s Leonard Nimoy’s voice as Mr. Spock from the Star Trek episode “Errand of Mercy”, which was the first time we saw the Klingons in the Star Trek universe.

 

9. “Red Red Wine” by UB40

Wow, my two least favorite ’80s songs are both on the same countdown! First there was “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. And now there’s this Neil Diamond cover.

 

 

8. “Desire” by U2

Awesome rocker, which was U2’s first single off their Rattle and Hum album. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

 

7. “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS

If you noticed that the last three bands in this countdown have an abbreviation/acronym as a band name, welcome to my brain.

 

 

6. “One Moment In Time” by Whitney Houston

It is in the middle of Fall, and this 1988 Olympic theme song is still going strong.

 

 

 

5. “Bad Medicine” by Bon Jovi

After Slippery When Wet launched Bon Jovi in the stratosphere, they did not let up, as they followed up with the incredible New Jersey album, with “Bad Medicine” as the lead single.

 

4. “The Loco-Motion” by Kylie Minoque

Kylie Minogue was the third act to make this song a top 5 hit, starting with LIttle Eva in 1962 and Grand Funk Railroad in 1974. This song was a locomotion for Minogue, as it started as a hit in her home country of Australia. Then it made it’s way to Europe and Asia, then came to the U.S. and Canada.

 

3. “Groovy Kind of Love” by Phil Collins

We have another cover here, as Phil Collins recorded this Mindbenders 1965/66 hit for the Buster movie soundtrack. Between this song, and “Two Hearts”, you would think the movie was going to be a blockbuster. However, I still haven’t seen it, and I don’t know anybody who ever has.

 

2. “Wild, Wild West” by The Escape Club

This song would go on to be a number one hit next week. The Escape Club the only British artist to have a No. 1 hit in the United States while never charting in the UK.

 

1. “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys

I think we can track the division in the country back to this song. I personally think it’s a fun song, although I did get very sick of it. But, a lot of people had this extreme hatred of this song. And seeing John Stamos on drums really sent them over the edge! This song would be their last hit on the Hot 100.


Well that wraps up the Top 40 this week. I hope you enjoyed it! The next time, we will hop back across the pond to the U.K. In the meantime, Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.

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Remember That Song – 11/8/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Oh, let it rock, let it roll
Let the bible belt come and save my soul


Last Song: “Luka” by Suzanne Vega from Solitude Standing (1987)

Great job !!!

I think it’s because I’m clumsy
I try not to talk too loud
Maybe it’s because I’m crazy
I try not to act too proud

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

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Top 40 This Week – Week Ending November 5, 1988: Songs 20-11

Welcome back to this week’s countdown! I hope you are all enjoying it so far. Here are some famous quotes from 1988. Can you guess who made them:

“Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy”

“Read my lips: no new taxes”

“Just do it”

“It’s everywhere you want to be”

“I’m not bad- I’m just drawn that way”

Now let’s Return to the week ending November 5, 1988 and continue the countdown. Don’t forget, you can click on the song title to get the YouTube video, and you can click on the album cover to get the song from Amazon. Now, on with the countdown!


20. “I Don’t Want Your Love” by Duran Duran

Were the remaining 3 members of Duran Duran singing this to their former guitarist, Andy Taylor? I don’t know, but it’s a pretty cool tune.

 

 

19. “Don’t Be Cruel” by Bobby Brown

This is the second “Don’t Be Cruel” of the countdown. But, this one is a Bobby Brown original, when he was at the top of his game.

 

 

18. “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” by Cinderella

Only in the ’80s could you go from a great new jack swing song to an awesome glam metal power ballad in the same countdown! Yes ’80s, we didn’t know what we had till you were gone.

 

17. “Look Away” by Chicago

Chicago is one of my all-time favorite bands, and I could not get enough of this song. This power ballad, written by Diane Warren, is Chicago’s largest selling single. It topped the charts for two weeks, matching the chart success of the group’s “If You Leave Me Now” (1976) and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” (1982).

 

16. “Another Lover” by Giant Steps

Giant Steps was a pop duo from England. This was their only top 40 hit. It came off of their lone album, The Book of Pride.

 

 

15. Kissing a Fool” by George Michael

This jazzy song was the seventh and final single to be released from the Faith album. It was also the least successful single of the album, only peaking at #5. Slacker.

 

 

14. “Chains of Love” by Erasure

The synthpop duo, Erasure, finally broke through in the U.S. with this song,as it peaked at #12. This was Erasure’s sixth consecutive U.K. Top 20 hit.

 

 

13. “Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird” by Will to Power

This mashup of Peter Frampton’s “Baby I Love Your Way” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird” will soon top the charts (December 3, 1988). Kudos for taking two overplayed classic rock songs, and making them fresh again. Only to become overplayed itself. I’m liking it again, 30 years later.

 

12. “How Can I Fall?” by Breathe

Great ballad by the British pop group, Breathe. It would go on to peak at #3 on the Hot 100, and top the Billboard adult contemporary chart, Breathe’s only single to accomplish this feat.

 

 

11. “Don’t You Know What the Night Can Do?” by Steve Winwood

What is it with all the questions? This song is OK. But, I had gotten sick of it before it was officially released. It was used in a national TV commercial for Michelob.

 


This is shaping up to be a damn good countdown! We will wrap this up on Friday. See you then!

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Remember That Song – 11/7/18

Can you name the artist and song:

I think it’s because I’m clumsy
I try not to talk too loud
Maybe it’s because I’m crazy
I try not to act too proud


Last Song: “Election Day” by Arcadia from the album So Red the Rose (1985)

Great job Lillian (@LilliBug93)!!!

All over you as they say
Rumours or rivals yell at the strike force
Hi guys, by the way
Are you aware you’re being illegal?

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