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Remember That Song – 7/31/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Woah Can we rewind to where we’ve been
Ooh I wish you’d take a look and see the shape I’m in


Last Song: “Point of No Return” by Exposé from the album Exposure (1987)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

Common love, seems just like a dream
It’s no mystery to me
Fill me within when we’re together
Oh baby can’t you see

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 – 7/30/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Common love, seems just like a dream
It’s no mystery to me
Fill me within when we’re together
Oh baby can’t you see


Last Song: “A View to A Kill” by Duran Duran (1985) from the A View to a Kill soundtrack (1985)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

Nightfall covers me, but you know the plans I’m making
Still overseas, could it be the whole Earth opening wide

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Remember That Song – 7/27/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Nightfall covers me, but you know the plans I’m making
Still overseas, could it be the whole Earth opening wide


Last Song: “The Breakup Song” by Greg Kihn Band from the album RocKihnRoll (1981)

They just don’t write ’em like that anymore.
They just don’t, no they don’t, no no, uh-uh

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Remember That Song – 7/26/18

Can you name the artist and song:

They just don’t write ’em like that anymore.
They just don’t, no they don’t, no no, uh-uh


Last Song: “The Flame” by Cheap Trick from the album Lap of Luxury (1988)

Great job Bryan (@BryanBoo29)!!!

Watching shadows move across the wall
I feel so frightened
I wanna run to you, I wanna call

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 – 7/25/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Watching shadows move across the wall
I feel so frightened
I wanna run to you, I wanna call


Last Song: “She Works Hard for the Money” by Donna Summer from the album She Works Hard for the Money (1983)

Great job RandomThoughtPolice (@shantyire)!!!

Nine a.m. on the hour hand
And she’s waiting for the bell
And she’s looking real pretty
Just waiting for her clientele

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

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Top 40 Songs This Week (UK Edition) – July 12, 1987: Songs 10-1

Welcome back as we conclude this week’s countdown! It has been fun getting back into this. There are some classic songs in this top 10. Again, you can click on the album cover to get the song from Amazon, and you can click on the song title to watch the video on YouTube. WARNING: If you click on the #3 song title, you can’t unsee or unhear that song! Now, let’s Return to the U.K. for the week ending July 12, 1987, and wrap up this week’s countdown!


10. “Misfit” by Curiosity Killed the Cat”

This has that classic 80s British pop sound. And yes, that is Andy Warhol in the video doing an impersonation of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues”.

 

 

9. “You’re the Voice” by John Farnham

This is my favorite song of the countdown by far! I cannot believe that this didn’t even chart in the U.S. I had never heard of it until I bought Heart’s The Road Home album (1995). I instantly fell in love with the song, and looked more into it, and found out that it was an ’80s song by Australia’s John Farnham. There are several versions of this song, and every one of them is really good.

 

8. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston

Whitney was beloved all over the world. It still breaks my heart whenever I hear her music. What a talent.

 

 

 

7. “Always” by Atlantic Starr

If you were to pick the top wedding songs of the ’80s, this would be on the list. This song hit #1 on all of the U.S. charts, and it landed at #3 in the U.K.

 

 

6. “My Pretty One” by Cliff Richard

This song was the lead single off of Richard’s Always Guaranteed album. I like all of his songs when they appear on these countdowns, yet I still don’t own anything by him. I’ll have to rectify that. Or at least add him to some of my Spotify playlists.

 

5. “The Living Daylights” by a-ha

ha. a-ha. Yes, they had more than one hit song! Pretty good James Bond theme, and the first James Bond film to star Timothy Dalton.

 

 

4. “Wishing Well” by Terence Trent D’arby

This is one of those songs that I hated back in the day, but I appreciate it more now. I’m not loving it, but I like it a little bit more now.

 

 

3. “Star Trekkin'” by The Firm

3 words – What the Fuck?!?!?!

 

 

 

 

2. “Under the Boardwalk” by Bruce Willis

For an actor jumping into the music business, Bruce Willis is actually pretty respectable. This is a good cover of The Drifters’ 1964 hit.

 

 

1. “It’s a Sin” by Pet Shop Boys

A great way to finish the Top 40! This happens to be my favorite song by the British synthpop duo. it was a top 10 hit in the U.S., but was #1 in the U.K. for three weeks.

 

 


That wraps up this week’s U.K. countdown! I hope you enjoyed it. The next one will be back at stateside. In the meantime, Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.

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Remember That Song – 7/12/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Nine a.m. on the hour hand
And she’s waiting for the bell
And she’s looking real pretty
Just waiting for her clientele


Last Song: “Stay the Night” by Chicago from the album Chicago 17 (1984)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk) and ΜΑΡΙΑ (@trustnoone1975)!!!

I don’t want you to misunderstand me
I just want to say what’s on my mind
No need to hit me with an attitude
Because I haven’t got the time

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

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Top 40 Songs This Week (UK Edition) – July 12, 1987: Songs 20-11

We are back to continue the countdown! So far, this has been pretty cool. On today’s list, there are some very familiar songs to everybody. And there are some that we may have never heard before. And there are two songs with very familiar titles, but totally different from what we would expect. As usual, you can click on the song title to listen to the song on YouTube, and you can click on the album cover to get the song from Amazon. Now, let’s Return to the week ending July 12, 1987 in the U.K., and continue the countdown!

20. “Hold Me Now” by Johnny Logan

Not to be confused with the hit song by the Thompson Twins, this ballad by the Irish singer, Johnny Logan, was the winner of the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest. Never released in the U.S., this song was a top 5 song in most of the European countries, with the exception of Switzerland, where it peaked at #6.

 

19. “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael

This worldwide smash hit was the first single released from Michael’s iconic Faith album. It was also part of the Beverly Hills Cop II Soundtrack, which was an awesome soundtrack.

 

 

18. “Comin’ On Strong” by Broken English

Broken English was a British band formed in 1987 by Steve Elson (singer and guitarist), who at the time performed in a Rolling Stones tribute band. You can totally get that vibe from this song. It sounds like it could be a Rolling Stones song.

 

17. “Sweet Sixteen” by Billy Idol

This was the 3rd single released from Billy Idol’s Whiplash Smile album. This song also appeared in a Miami Vice episode, which automatically gives it a Cool factor, as if Billy Idol isn’t enough for that.

 

16. “F.L.M.” by Mel and Kim

Mel and Kim were sisters Melanie and Kim Appleby. Sadly, Melanie died of cancer in 1990 at the age of 23. She bears a striking resemblance to Maya Rudolph. This was the third single released from their debut album, F.L.M.

 

15. “Alone” by Heart

Unless you live under a rock, you know this signature song by Heart. It was a worldwide smash hit. But, did you know it was a cover? It was originally performed by I-Ten in 1983. Not only that, but before Heart covered it, the song was also covered by Valerie Stevenson and legendary Beach Boys drummer, John Stamos in their roles as Lisa Copley and Gino Minelli, on the original soundtrack of the CBS sitcom Dreams in 1984.

 

14. “When Smokey Sings” by ABC

This is a pretty cool tribute to the R&B legend, Smokey Robinson. Robinson was still going strong at the time. In October of 1987, in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100, Robinson’s hit, “One Heartbeat”, was in the top 10 along with this tribute song to him.

 

13. “Let’s Dance” by Chris Rae

Not to be confused with David Bowie’s hit song, this song is by British rock and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, Chris Rea. This song would peak at #12 here, but only landed at #81 in the U.S.

 

12. “Sweetest Smile” by Black

This sounds like a combination of Bryan Ferry, Morrissey, and Chris Isaak. This is not for me.

 

 

 

11. “Is This Love” by Whitesnake

Back to a song familiar to the U.S. audience. This was the second single released from Whitesnake’s classic 1987 self-titled album. What an awesome rock ballad! It would reach #9 in the U.K., and #2 in the U.S.

 


That wraps up today’s list of songs. Come back tomorrow as we see what the biggest hits were in the U.K. this week in 1987!

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Remember That Song – 7/11/18

Can you name the artist and song:

I don’t want you to misunderstand me
I just want to say what’s on my mind
No need to hit me with an attitude
Because I haven’t got the time


Last Song: “Every Little Step” by Bobby Brown from the album Don’t Be Cruel (1989)

Great job Steve (@steve45220)!!!

And you can best believe, I got ya back
You never have to feel no pain
‘Cause I’d dedicate my life to you
You’ll never look for love again

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Remember That Song – 7/10/18

Can you name the artist and song:

And you can best believe, I got ya back
You never have to feel no pain
‘Cause I’d dedicate my life to you
You’ll never look for love again


Last Song: “Magic” by Olivia Newton-John from the Xanadu Soundtrack (1980)

Come take my hand
You should know me
I’ve always been in your mind

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