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Remember That Song: 10/10/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Catch as catch, catch as catch can
Anybody in their right mind could see, it’s you and me


Last Song: “Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) ” by Elton John from the album Jump Up!” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Jump Up! (1982)

Great job southernhon (@peacesong464) and Citizen O’Kane (@mjnokane)!!!

And we are so amazed we’re crippled and we’re dazed
A gardener like that one
No one can replace

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Quote of the Day: Basket Case

Casey: [In the Bar] There’s something I’ve been dying to ask you. What’s in the basket?

Duane Bradley: My brother.

Casey: Your brother!

Casey: [Duane and Casey both laugh] What is he, a midget?

Duane Bradley: No, we’re twins. Siamese twins

Casey: That’s funny, you don’t look…

Casey, Duane Bradley: oriental!

Casey: [Duane and Casey both laugh] So what happened? Somebody shrink him?

Duane Bradley: No, he’s deformed. A freak, he looks like a squashed octopus!

Duane Bradley: Our mother died giving birth to us. He was attached to my right side. They wouldn’t let us go to school or anything. They kept us hidden. We were the big family secret. everybody hated us, except our aunt. See, he likes the dark. He doesn’t like to be seen, not even by me sometimes. And you know what else?

Duane Bradley: [Casey shakes her head] He talks to me

Duane Bradley: [Points to his head] Up here.

Duane Bradley: Without words. I just here him whispering in my brain. Sometimes he talks for hours and won’t shut up. i used to be able to talk to him like that, but that was when we were still connected. Our aunt said it was our special gift. But since we’ve been separated, I can’t do it anymore, but he can still do it to me. In fact, he’s even better at it now, he always knows what I’m thinking…

Casey: Duane, you’re giving me the creeps.

Duane Bradley: They didn’t want him to live. But he fooled them. He didn’t die, he just got stronger. Oh, If you only knew what it was like. Duane and I kept hidden from everyone. We’re the both of us so messed up. I don’t know which one of us is worse…

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Remember That Song: 10/9/17

Can you name the artist and song:

And we are so amazed we’re crippled and we’re dazed
A gardener like that one
No one can replace


Last Song: “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car” by Billy Ocean from the album Tear Down These Walls (1988)

Great job Lillian (@LilliBug93)!!!

I’ll be the sun
Shining on you
Hey Cinderella
Step in your shoe

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Quote of the Day: The Lost Boys

David: How are those maggots?
Michael Emerson: Huh?
David: Maggots, Michael. You’re eating maggots. How do they taste?

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Remember That Song: 10/5/17

Can you name the artist and song:

I’ll be the sun
Shining on you
Hey Cinderella
Step in your shoe


Last Song: “It’s A Sin” by Pet Shop Boys from the album Actually (1987)

Great job Jeri (@Jemattox)!!!

For everything I long to do
No matter when or where or who
Has one thing in common, too

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Remember That Song: 10/4/17

Can you name the artist and song:

For everything I long to do
No matter when or where or who
Has one thing in common, too


Last Song: “Shout at the Devil” by Mötley Crüe from the album Shout At the Devil (1983) in honor of Tommy Lee, who turned 55 yesterday.

He’s the tear in your eye
Been tempted by his lie
He’s the knife in your back
He’s rage

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Remember That Song: 10/3/17

Can you name the artist and song:

He’s the tear in your eye
Been tempted by his lie
He’s the knife in your back
He’s rage


Last Song: “Spirits In The Material World ” by The Police from the album Ghost In The Machine (1981)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

Our so called leaders speak
With words they try to jail you
They subjugate the meek
But it’s the rhetoric of failure

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Remember That Song: 10/2/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Our so called leaders speak
With words they try to jail you
They subjugate the meek
But it’s the rhetoric of failure


Last Song: “Love Me Tomorrow” by Chicago from the album Chicago 16 (1982)

Great job Drew (@ChristiedDrew)!!!

You know it’s always cold at night
It’s always lonely until the dawn

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Top 40 Songs This Week: August 27, 1983 – Songs 10-1

Hi Everybody! Welcome back as we finally conclude the countdown. I’m sorry it took so long to wrap this up, but sometimes real life happens. If you missed the previous songs, you can check out songs 40-31, 30-21, and 20-11. What a blast going down memory lane! Now, let’s Return to the week ending August 27, 1983, and wrap up the countdown.

And don’t forget, if you click on the song title, you can see the video of the song. If you click on the album cover, you can listen to or purchase the song on Amazon.


10. “China Girl” by David Bowie


The great David Bowie re-invented himself once again with the Let’s Dance album. This classic was the second song released off of that album. Bowie was one of the many of our 80s icons that passed away last year. He is missed.

9. “”I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” by Culture Club


Culture Club was one of the biggest acts in the early 80s. I was not on board with that at the time. But, now their music brings me some wonderful nostalgia.

8. “(Keep Feeling) Fascination” by The Human League


In my opinion, The Human League is very underrated. I really like this song a lot. It has that classic 80s sound. I also recommend their 2011 album, Credo. They still sound the same, which is great!

7. “Stand Back” by Stevie Nicks


This is a great signature song for Stevie Nicks’ solo career. Stevie is almost 70 and still going strong. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Stevie was asked how it felt to be turning 70 in 2 years. She said:

I don’t like that number. I see lots of people my age, and lots of people who are younger than me, and I think, “Wow, those people look really old.” I think it’s because they didn’t try. If you want to stay young, you have to make an effort. If I wanna walk onstage in a short chiffon skirt and not look completely age-inappropriate, I have to make that happen. Or you just throw in the towel and let your hair turn white and look like a frumpy old woman. I’m never gonna go there.

6. “It’s a Mistake” by Men at Work


In the early ’80s, there were very few acts that were as hot as Men at Work. This was the third single released from their Cargo album, and peaked right here at #6.

5. “Puttin’ On the Ritz” by Taco


This cover of the Irving Berlin song was a huge hit for Taco, eventually peaking at #4. This made Irving Berlin, then 95, the oldest ever living songwriter to have one of his compositions enter the top ten.

4. “She Works Hard for the Money” by Donna Summer


The disco queen, and fellow New Englander (Boston, MA), transitioned brilliantly into the ’80s, making this her signature song.

3. “Maniac” by Michael Sembello


This was another huge hit from the Flashdance soundtrack. The following year, he would release another song from a movie soundtrack – “Gremlins…Mega Madness“.

2. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” by The Eurythmics


This song was so overplayed that I would cringe every time I’d hear The Eurythmics. Luckily, enough time has been removed that I really love their music. I have no problem skipping over this one though. But, I love anything else they do.

1. “Every Breath You Take” by The Police


Speaking of overplayed songs, this was the king of them. I clearly remembering listening to the year end countdown in December, and being so disappointed that this was the #1 song of the year. I love just about everything else from the Synchronicity album. But I guess I’m a weirdo. At least it’s better than a stalker.


That wraps up this week’s countdown. I hope you enjoyed this. There will definitely be more countdowns coming up. In the meantime, Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.

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