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Top 40 Songs This Week – February 28, 1987: Songs 30-21

Welcome back to this week’s countdown! If you missed the previous songs, you can go back and check them out. We were off to a great start yesterday. So, let’s Return to the week ending February 28, 1987, and see if it continues to be just as good.


30. “The Final Countdown” by Europe

Understandibly, this is Europe’s signature song. This is the epitome of ’80s rock, complete with keyboards, guitar, soaring vocals, and big hair. But, Europe is so much more than this song. They have several other great songs (just on this album alone).

 

29. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Corey Hart

This is the umpteenth version of this song. And I still haven’t heard a version I didn’t like. This is a slow ballad version.

 

 

28. “Candy” by Cameo

Time for some pop funk!

 

 

 

27. “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” by Genesis

Another smash hit from the legendary Invisible Touch album.

26. “Talk to Me” by Chico DeBarge

I totally forgot about this one! I remembered it as soon as I heard it. This sounds like a Prince song.

25. “Change of Heart” by Cyndi Lauper

Very underrated song by Cyndi from her True Colors album.

24. “At This Moment” by Billy Vera & The Beaters

Thank you Family Ties! This 1981 tune got renewed interest and became a smash hit thanks to Alex P. Keaton and Ellen Reed slow dancing and ripping the hearts out of ’80s kids.

23. “Come Go With Me” by Exposé

Often imitated, but never duplicated, Exposé took the freestyle world by storm in the late ’80s. This was the 3rd single released from their classic debut album Exposure.

22. “Lean On Me” by Club Nouveau

Outstanding dance version of the 1972 Bill Withers classic. Club Nouveau’s version hit number 1 for two weeks, and won a Grammy award in 1987 for Bill Withers, as the writer, for Best R&B Song.

21. “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship

I still love this worldwide smash hit from Starship. It was featured in the movie Mannequin. Yesterday, in my opening segment, I mentioned having a girlfriend at this time. We went to see Mannequin in the theater. However, we were in the back of the theater making out most of the time, so I have no idea what happened. I’ll have to go check out that movie again.


That wraps up today’s list of songs. So far I’m loving it this week! How about you? Come back tomorrow as we continue the countdown.

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Remember That Song: 5/2/16

Can you name the artist and song (courtesy of loyal reader, Andy, who just celebrated a birthday yesterday).

When it comes through your door
Unless you just want some more


Last Song: “Cherokee” by Europe from The Final Countdown (1986)

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish) and Andy (@andytorah)!!!

They lived in peace, not long ago
A mighty Indian tribe
But the winds of change,
Had made them realize, that the promises were lies

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Remember That Song: 8/20/15

Can you name the artist and song:

Take your baby by the hand
And make her do a high handstand
And take your baby by the heel
And do the next thing that you feel


Last Song: “Superstitious” by Europe from Out of This World (1988)
Great job Frida (@carrjam94)!!!

Keep on walkin’ that road and I’ll follow
Keep on callin’ my name I’ll be there
And if a mirror should break it’s easy to take
Cause deep down I know that you care

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What’s On My iPod?

Hi Everybody. I’ve been so tired lately, that I can’t concentrate enough to right a decent article. But, I still want to share with you. While sitting at my desk at work all day, I usually either listen to podcasts or music. Today I decided to play some songs on my iPod. As of this second, there are 12,782 songs on my iPod.
So, let’s have some fun. I will hit the ‘Shuffle’ button, and share the first ten songs that get played. I will not skip any, so it is possible that there will be some non-80s songs. The odds are even greater that there will be at least a few ’80s songs on here. Let’s get started. Hopefully, this will not be too embarrassing. Feel free to make fun of me if you want. I stand behind my music! Wait..let me make sure there is no Justin Bieber. Just kidding, I really didn’t need to check. There is a 100% chance that you will NOT hear any Justin Bieber here. I really hope there are songs on here that you will enjoy. And you may even discover new music. Here..We..Go!!

“Heart and Soul (Live)” – Huey Lewis & The News

This was on a Sports special edition that I downloaded from iTunes

“Crazy Train (Live)” by Ozzy Osbourne

From Ozzy’s Live at Budokan album

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Warrant

In my opinion, Warrant is one of the most underrated bands of all time. This is a really good song off of the Cherry Pie album.

“Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” by Patty Smyth and Don Henley

I still love this song. Can’t get enough of Patty Smyth.

“Mary, Mary” by Run DMC

That’s right, I love Run DMC! Why you buggin’?

“867-5309/Jenny” by Tommy Tutone

The odds are pretty good that there would be at least one ’80s essential on this list.

“Trial By Fire” by Kiss

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite Kiss albums – Asylum

“Black Water” by The Doobie Brothers

What a great song to relax to!

“Love Chaser” by Europe

Here is another underrated hair band. This is a really good song you may not have heard of unless you have The Final Countdown album.

“I Will Not Go Quietly” by Don Henley

Awesome rocker by Henley, with Axl Rose on the backing vocals.

Well that was something completely different. I hope you enjoyed. And phew, nothing embarrassing! I may have to do this again sometime. Let me know what you thought of this article.
And it would be great if you guys listed out some songs that are on your iPod too.

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Remember That Song – 3/3/14

Can you name the artist and song:

It’s your life
And isn’t it a mystery
If it’s nobody’s business
It’s everybody’s game


Last Song: “The Final Countdown” by Europe from the album The Final Countdown (1986)

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

We’re heading for Venus and still we stand tall
Cause maybe they’ve seen us and welcome us all

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Remember That Song: 9/20/12

Can you name the artist and song:

I’ll be your baby
I’ll be your score
I’ll run the gun for you
And so much more


Last Song: “Rock the Night” by Europe:

Great job Frida (@carrjam94)!!

I’ve gone through changes
I’ve gone through pain
But there’s not enough reason for me to go insane

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Remember That Song: 7/2/12

Can you name the artist and song:

And there’s a woman in the kitchen cleanin’ up the evenin’ slop
And he looks at her and says, “Hey darlin’, I can remember when
you could stop a clock.”


Last Song: “The Final Countdown” by Europe:

I guess there is no one to blame
We’re leaving ground
Will things ever be the same again

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