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Remember That Song – 8/29/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Some guys will promise you a
Marriage made in heaven
But I’m gonna stick to my guns


Last Song: “Life in One Day” by Howard Jones from the album Dream into Action (1985)

Great job GoodSport09 (@GoodSport09) and Karen (@dovey_karen)!!!

Try and enjoy the here and now
The future will take care of itself somehow
The grass is never greener over there
Time will wear away the stone
Gets the hereditary bone

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Remember That Song: 4/6/17

Can you name the artist and song:

’cause in the space of a year
I’ve watched the old me disappear
All of the things I once held precious
Just don’t mean anything anymore


Last Song: “Life in One Day” by Howard Jones from the album Dream Into Action (1985)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

Try and enjoy the here and now
The future will take care of itself somehow
The grass is never greener over there

Remember That Song: 2/24/16

Can you name the artist and song:

You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time
And there’s nothing you and I won’t do


Last Song: “What Is Love?” by Howard Jones from Human’s Lib (1984)

Sometimes I find you doubt my love for you
But I don’t mind
Why should I mind
Why should I mind

Remember That Song: 2/24/15

Can you name the artist and song:

His reserve, a quiet defense
Riding out the day’s events


Last Song: “Everlasting Love” by Howard Jones from Cross That Line (1989)

Great job Candy (@candyissodandy)!!!

He didn’t want someone who walked straight off the TV
She needed someone with an interior smile

Remember That Song – 3/21/14

Hair’s to Friday!
Can you name the artist and song:

Babe, it wasn’t easy to leave you alone
It’s getting harder each time that I go
If I had the choice, I would stay


Last Song: “No One is to Blame” by Howard Jones. The song appeared on 2 albums. The original raw version was on Dream into Action (1985). The radio version, that most of us are familiar with, appeared on One to One (1986).

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish)!!

Some break the rules
And live to count the cost
The insecurity is the thing that won’t get lost

Here is the original raw version:

And here is the radio version from 1986:

Remember That Song: 9/18/12

Can you name the artist and song/lyrics:

_____ ______ ____ ____
Staring at your photograph
And I know it won’t be long
An’ I know you’re coming back


Last Song: “Things Can Only Get Better” by Howard Jones:

Great job Jim, Kids Inc. Daily (@kidsincdaily), and Frank (@rizzo4sj)!!

And do you feel scared – I do
But I won’t stop and falter
And if we threw it all away

And courtesy of Kids Inc. Daily (@kidsincdaily), here is Martika from the show:

Remember That Song – 2/24/12

Can you name the artist, song, and complete the lyrics:

The head nurse spoke up, and she said leave this one alone
She could tell right away, ____ _ ___ ___ __ ___ ____


Last Song: “No One is to Blame” by Howard Jones:

You can dip your foot in the pool but you can’t have a swim
You can feel the punishment but you can’t commit the sin

Remember That Song? – 12/21/11

I’m sorry, but I can’t help myself.

Name the artist and complete the lyrics:

In a world that don’t know Romeo and Juliet
Boy meets girl and promises we can’t forget
We are cast from Eden’s gate with no regrets
Into the fire we cry
___ ___ ___ ___
___ ___ ___ ___


Last Song: “Everlasting Love” by Howard Jones:

He wasn’t looking for a pretty face
She wasn’t searching for the latest style
He didn’t want someone who walked straight off the TV
She needed someone with an interior smile

Remember That Song? – 9/30/11

Can you name the artist and song:

You take my breath away
Love thinks it’s here to stay


Last Song: “No One is to Blame” by Howard Jones:

You can look at the menu but you just can’t eat
You can feel the cushions but you can’t have a seat

Cool “Unplugged” version
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Hits of 1986 – Horrible and Great

On January 11, 2010 Stuck in the 80s released their Horrible Hits of 1985 Podcast (Episode 187). Here is their list:

10. We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off – Jermaine Stewart
9. Stuck With You – Huey Lewis and The News
8. Spies Like Us – Paul McCartney
7. All Cried Out – Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam With Full Force
6. Sleeping Bag – ZZ Top
5. Love Touch – Rod Stewart
4. Crush On You – The Jets
3. Holding Back the Years – Simply Red
2. Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
1. That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick and Friends

You can see the top 100 hits from Billboard that year.

This was another tough one for me. I didn’t have too much of a problem with the Horrible songs. But there were so many songs that I liked, I had a hard time narrowing it down. If I compiled a list again for this year next week, there could be 10 totally different songs on the list. But, this is what I have right now.
First, the Horrible:

5. Kiss – Prince and The Revolution

I think that only dogs can hear Prince singing this song. It is waaaay to high pitched for me, and gives me quite the headache. I much prefer his Purple Rain songs, and a few others. But this song just goes right through me.

4. Take My Breath Away – Berlin/h3>

The Top Gun soundtrack had some great songs, such as Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”, “Playing With the Boys” (despite the association with that horrific volleyball scene in the movie), and Loverboy’s “Heaven in Your Eyes”. This Berlin song just ruins the whole thing. It’s long, boring, droning song. “Heaven In Your Eyes” should have been the only ballad on this soundtrack – unless they got Soundtrack King Kenny Loggins to record one.

3. Stuck With You – Huey Lewis and The News:

This song spent 3 weeks at number 1! Are you kidding me!?! I think they were still be rewarded for their Sports album. This song was off of the Fore album. For me, “Stuck With You” feels like “If This Is It, Part 2”. And if you look at my list of 1984 Horrible Hits, you will notice that I didn’t think too much of that song either.

2. Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel

Much like Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing”, this song was probably a huge hit because of it’s innovative video. This song was way too overrated. I love Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes”, but I could never change the station fast enough when this crappy song came on.

1. Nikita – Elton John

I love a lot of Elton John’s songs. But, he also has many horrible songs. And this clunker is the bottom of the barrel for me. I like some of Elton’s 80s songs. But it’s songs like “Nikita” that make me prefer his songs from the ’70s.

And here are the Great hits of 1986:

10. Burning Heart – Survivor: This song was on the Rocky IV Soundtrack. It wasn’t as big a hit as “Eye of the Tiger”, but it’s still a really good song. Great for working out or running to at the time.

9. Something About You – Level 42: Level 42 is a very underrated English band. This is their best known song in the U.S., and I still like it today.

8. Why Can’t This Be Love – Van Halen: This was the first Van Halen song with Sammy Hagar as the lead singer. They proved that they could be successful without David Lee Roth. There was not a bad song on the 5150 album. And “Why Can’t This Be Love” proved that they could perform great ballads as well as rockers.

7. No One Is to Blame – Howard Jones: This is a nice song that is easy on the ears.

6. Your Love – The Outfield: The Outfield’s popularity exploded in the U.S. with the release of this song. This is a fun song that I enjoy a lot.

5. All I Need Is A Miracle – Mike + The Mechanics

This Supergroup was formed by Mike Rutherford of Genesis, and featured Paul Carrack and Paul Young (not to be confused with the Paul Young who sang “Every Time You Go Away”) on vocals. This is a really good, upbeat song. “The Living Years” is probably my favorite song from the ’80s, but this song isn’t too bad itself.

4. Amanda – Boston

After having a string of great songs in the late ’70s, Boston hadn’t had anything new for 7 years. Then they finally came back in 1986 with their Third Stage album, and “Amanda” was the lead single. The song went number one for 2 weeks in a row. Boston was consistenly great, and this is no exception.

3. When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going – Billy Ocean

“When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” was the theme song for the Romancing the Stone sequel, Jewel of the Nile. Billy Ocean has a great voice, and this was a fun song.

2. You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi was a pretty good rock band, with two albums under their belt, when they released Slippery When Wet. When “You Give Love a Bad Name” was released as the first single, the band’s popularity went through the stratosphere. This was a great song as people that were into rock liked it, and people that were more into pop were still drawn to this.

1. Glory of Love – Peter Cetera

I was always a Chicago fan, so I was sad when Cetera left the band. But the band went on to continue being successful, and Peter Cetera didn’t do to shabby himself. “Glory of Love” was Cetera’s first solo song, and it was a smash hit. It was on his album Solitude/Solitaire, and was the theme song for The Karate Kid Part II. I could not get enough of this song when it came out.