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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!

Top 40 Songs This Week – February 28, 1987: Songs 20-11

Welcome back to this week’s countdown! If you missed the previous songs, you can go back and check out 40-31 and 30-21. Here are some fun facts about 1987:

– Average Cost of new house $92,000
– Average Income per year $24,350.00
– Average Price for new car $10,3055.00
– 1 gallon of gas 89 cents
– The Food and Drug Administration approves anti-AIDS drug AZT.
– The First Criminal convicted using DNA Evidence Robert Melias in England
– Work on the Channel Tunnel joining UK and France begins
– Clive Sinclair launches the Z88 Portable Computer weighing under 2 LBS
– 1987 is shortened by 1 second to adjust to the Gregorian calender
– Disposable Contact Lenses became available for commercial distribution

Now, let’s Return to the week ending February 28, 1987, and continue the countdown.


20. “Brand New Lover” by Dead or Alive

You better spin me right round, baby, right round, or I’m gonna find a brand new lover. I know “You Spin Me Round” gets all the attention, but I like this song better. Very underrated New Wave song.

19. “Open Your Heart” by Madonna

Good song. Madonna never looked better. Creepy-ass video.

18. “Stop to Love” by Luther Vandross

The R&B legend crossed over to the mainstream charts with this awesome, upbeat song.

17. “I Wanna Go Back” by Eddie Money

This is a poignant song for us ’80s kids. But, no worries. Anytime you want to go back to the ’80s, you can come over here.

16. “Nobody’s Fool” by Cinderella

Speaking of going back, nothing brings me back more than a “hair band” power ballad!

15. “Let’s Wait Awhile” by Janet Jackson

Beautiful ballad, especially important amidst the AIDS crisis back then.

14. “I’ll Be Alright Without You” by Journey

The ballads continue. A lot of people gave Journey crap for their Raised on Radio album. But, I loved that album, and this was a great ballad off of it. I also liked the concert videos they released at the time, including this one.

13. “Love You Down” by Ready For The World

Once again, we have a song that I had forgotten about. We were in a really mellow mood at this time, as this is yet another ballad. Another awesome one, I may add.

12. “Mandolin Rain” by Bruce Hornsby & The Range

Eh boy. I can’t explain it, but for some reason I just can’t take this music. Although, back in 1987 I would have rated this a 1 out of 5, but now I give it a 2.

11. “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)” by Samantha Fox

Right back at ya, Samantha. Right back at ya. Although I was a huge rock fan back then, I did love all of Samantha Fox’s songs. There wasn’t a bad song on her first three albums. So, let’s sum things up:
Samantha Fox > Bruce Hornsby. There, I said it!


That wraps up today’s list of songs. I hope you’re still enjoying this countdown. Tomorrow we will find out what the biggest hits on the Billboard 100 were this week, 31 years ago. As usual, I would love to hear your thoughts on this music, and what you were doing at this time.

Remember That Song: 6/6/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Well guess who’s back in circulation
Now I don’t know what you may have heard


Last Song: “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” by Cinderella from the album Long Cold Winter (1988)

Great job Rich (@RichMJr2)!!!

If we take some time to think it over baby
Take some time let me know
If you really wanna go

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

Remember That Song: 5/23/16

Can you name the artist and song:

I’m going down, going down, like a monkey, ooh but it’s alright
Try to pick yourself up, carry that weight that you can’t see


Last Song: “Somebody Save Me” by Cinderella from Night Songs (1986)

Somebody get the doctor
I’m feelin’ pretty poor
Somebody get the stretcher
Before I hit the floor

Remember That Song: 12/7/15

Can you name the artist and song:

I was walking
Down a one-way street
Just a-looking
For someone to meet

Last Song: “Gypsy Road” by Cinderella from Long Cold Winter (1988)

Some fast talkin’ mama for a dollar put a smile on my face
I’m drivin’ all night
I end up in the same old place

Remember That Song: 12/1/14

Can you name the artist and song:

They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine on new technology


Last Song: “Shake Me” by Cinderella from Night Songs (1986)

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish), Frida (@carrjam94), and Candy (@candyissodandy)!!!

Now let me tell ya, it sure feels good
First time I saw that girl I knew it would
Now let me tell ya, it sure felt right
No pullin’ teeth, she didn’t want to fight, she said…

Remember That Song: 11/21/14

Hair’s to Friday!!!

Can you name the artist and song:

Now let me tell ya, it sure feels good
First time I saw that girl I knew it would
Now let me tell ya, it sure felt right
No pullin’ teeth, she didn’t want to fight, she said…


Last Song: “A Little Respect” by Erasure from The Innocents (1988)

Great job Candy (@candyissodandy)!!!

I’m so in love with you
I’ll be forever blue
That you give me no reason
Why you’re making me work so hard

Remember That Song – 4/3/14

Can you name the artist and song:

I’d stare a lifetime into your eyes
So that I knew that you were there for me
Time after time you were there for me


Last Song: “Nobody’s Fool” by Cinderella from Night Songs (1986)

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish)and Frida (@carrjam94)

I call you on the phone
But never get a rise
So sit there all alone
It’s time you realize

Remember That Song – 9/24/13

Can you name the artist and song:

Tried to make it little by little,
tried to make it bit by bit on my own


Last Song: “Nobody’s Fool” by Cinderella

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s), Frida (@carrjam94), Robert (@mishouenglish) and Penny (@pennyelaines)!!

I count the falling tears
They fall before my eyes
Seems like a thousand years
Since we broke the ties