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Remember That Song – 2/11/19

Can you name the artist and song:

And if I should falter
Would you open your arms out to me
We can make love not war
And live at peace with our hearts


Last Song: “Conga” by Miami Sound Machine from the album Primitive Love (1986)

Great job Cody (@bandit5160) and Retro 80’s Trivia (@RetroPAT_78)!!!

Everybody gather ’round now
Let your body feel the heat
Don’t you worry if you can’t dance
Let the music move your feet

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Remember That Song – 9/17/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Ain’t got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed


Last Song: “1-2-3” by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine from the album Let It Loose (1988)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

Come out of your shell boy
You know we go like hand in glove
You’re afraid of giving in
But I am never giving up on your love

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Top 40 Songs This Week: August 8, 1987 – Songs 10-1

Welcome back everybody! If you missed the previous songs, you can check out songs 40-31, 30-21 and 20-11. Today we wrap up this week’s countdown. What a great week of music! Let’s get right to it, Return to the week ending August 8, 1987, and conclude the countdown.


10. “Wot’s It To Ya” by Robbie Nevil


Robbie Nevil burst onto the music scene with “C’est La Vie”, and had a short string of hits, including this one. In the early ’90s he turned to producing.

9. “Alone” by Heart


I feel like this took over “Barracuda” as Heart’s signature song. As often as it get’s played, I still love it. Ann Wilson has one of the greatest voices in rock history, and it really shows with this song.

8. “Cross My Broken Heart” by The Jets


The Jets had a huge run from the mid to late ’80s. This is a fun song, featured on the Beverly Hills Cop II soundtrack. The original band consisted of eight brothers and sisters (out of 17!). The band name is named after the Elton John song, “Bennie and the Jets.”

7. “Who’s That Girl” by Madonna


I like Madonna’s early work, but this is around the time I lost interest, until “Like a Prayer” came out. Of course, I now long for this stuff.

6. “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine


O eh, o eh, o eh, oo aah
O eh, o eh, o eh, oo aah
The rhythm got me! I’m still liking Gloria Estefan. I also love that she now does the theme song for the One Day at a Time reboot – a show that I can’t recommend enough. You should be interested in just the fact alone that the show has an actual theme song. If you miss the late ’70s/early ’80s sitcoms, check it out.

5. “Luka” by Suzanne Vega


Outstanding song, despite the depressing subject matter. Suzanne Vega paved the way for the big wave of female singer/songwriters from the late ’80s through mid ’90s.

4. “Heart and Soul” by T’Pau


I love this song. The geek in me makes me kind of partial as this band is named after a vulcan from an episode of the original Star Trek series. This band is still around, and just released a new album in 2015, called Pleasure & Pain.

3. “Shakedown” by Bob Seger


This is my favorite Bob Seger song! This Beverly Hills Cop II soundtrack was flat-out awesome! This is the second song, from the soundtrack, in this top 10. And we aren’t done yet! This is a great song for that movie, and goes hand-in-hand with “The Heat is On” from the original movie.

2. “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael


This is the third song from the Beverly Hills Cop II soundtrack. It was also off of George Michael’s legendary Faith album. This is another artist we lost too soon. I was really hoping for a comeback from him.

1. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2


This was the second song released from U2’s successful album, The Joshua Tree. This song is a critical darling, for sure. A lot of people had fallen off the U2 bandwagon by this point, but I would stay on board a while longer.


Well, that wraps up this week’s countdown. I hope you enjoyed it. I’d love to hear what you think. I plan on doing more of these in the near future. Until next time, Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.

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Remember That Song: 6/29/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Lying in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say


Last Song: “Rhythm is Gonna Get You” by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine from the album Let It Loose” target=”_blank”>Let It Loose (1987)

At night
When you turn off all the lights
There’s no place that you can hide

 

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