Welcome back as we continue the countdown! If you missed the previous songs, you can go back and check out songs 40-31 and 30-21. The hits are getting bigger and bigger. However, there are still two songs on today’s list that I was unfamiliar with. That’s always exciting for me. Now, let’s Return to the week ending and move on with the countdown. And as usual, if you’d like to listen to the song on YouTube, click on the song title. And if you want to listen or buy this song on Amazon, you can click on the album cover.
20. “King for a Day” by Thompson Twins
If I were king for just one day, I would make sure this song gets played just as much as “Hold Me Now”.
19. “I Can’t Wait” by Stevie Nicks
This is the second song, on this countdown, with this name. This is defintely the superiour song. I love Stevie Nicks, and this is one of my favorites by her.
18. “Calling America” by Electric Light Orchestra
I didn’t realize that ELO was still around at this point. This would be their last U.S. hit, peaking right here at #18. I like this one.
17. “Beats So Lonely” by Charlie Sexton
Here is another pleasant surprise for me! And you would never know that this was a 16 year old that recorded this!
16. “Why Can’t This Be Love” by Van Halen
This was our introduction to the Van Hagar years. Great way to start them!
15. “Sara” by Starship
Awesome 80s power ballad. It was the band’s second number-one hit after the song “We Built This City”.
14. “Harlem Shuffle” by the Rolling Stones
This cover of the 1963 Bob & Earl song would go on to be a #5 hit. The animation, in the video, was directed by John Kricfalusi, who would go on to create The Ren & Stimpy Show.
13. “This Could Be the Night” by Loverboy
Another awesome power ballad. They don’t make ’em like they used to.
12. “West End Girls” by Pet Shop Boys
Classic ’80s tune that became a #q hit in both the U.S. and U.K.
11. “Tender Love” by Force M.D.’s
Very cool R&B song just before New Jack Swing music became big.
That wraps up today’s list of songs. Come back Friday as we wrap up this weeks awesome countdown!