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Remember That Song: 1/12/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Touch if you will my stomach
Feel how it trembles inside
You’ve got the butterflies all tied up
Don’t make me chase you

Last Song: “If She Knew What She Wants” by The Bangles from the album Different Light (1986)

Great job Deborah (@Wreck_Tangle) and Andy (@Torahguy)

I’d say her values are corrupted
But she’s open to change
Then one day she’s satisfied
And the next I’ll find her crying

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

Remember That Song: 1/12/16

Can you name the artist and song:

Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two
If you should fall into my arms
And tremble like a flower

Last Song: “Walk Like an Egyptian” by the Bangles from Different Light (1986) in honor of Vicki Peterson who turned 58 yesterday

Great job Andy (@andytorah) and Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

All the paintings on the tombs
They do the sand dance don’t you know

Remember That Song: 9/8/15

Can you name the artist and song:

Sitting with the thinker
Trying to work it out
It’s a traffic jam of the brain
Makes you want to scream and shout

Last song: “Manic Monday” by the Bangles from Different Light (1986)

Thanks Andy (@andytorah)!!

Blame it on the train
But the boss is already there

Remember That Song – 6/5/14

Can you name the artist and song:

I feel so helpless like a boat against the tide
I wish this summer wind could bring back Paradise

Last Song: “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles from Everything (1988)
Great job Willie (@WillieSun) and Andrew!!

A whole life so lonely
And then you come and ease the pain

Remember That Song – 7/3/13

Can you name the artist and song:

Little brother’s got it ready to roll
Tires burning as they head for the show

Last Song: “Walking Down Your Street” by The Bangles

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish ) and Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s)!!

And be sure to check out Kickin’ It Old School’s interview with Vicki Peterson of The Bangles.

I’ve got one thing on my mind, yeah
I’ll even sacrifice my pride
‘Cause I want you

Remember That Song? – 1/20/12

Can you name the song and the original artist as well as the artist who covered it in the ’80s:

Ah when she comes walking over
Now I’ve been waitin’ to show her

Last Song: “Hazy Shade of Winter” by Simon and Garfunkel and then by the Bangles:

But look around, leaves are brown
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Simon and Garfunkel

The Bangles

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:


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.

Return Lyrics – 6/7/11

Return the Lyrics, and name the song and artist, who is celebrating a birthday today:

But it was Saturday night
I guess that makes it all right
And you say ____ ___ _ ___ __ ____

Yesterday’s: “Manic Monday” by the Bangles

It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
‘Cause that’s my funday
My I don’t have to run day