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Remember That Song – 11/5/21

***Deep Track***
Can you name the artist and song:

You’re old enough some people say
To read the signs and walk away
It’s only time that heals the pain
And makes the sun come out again


Last Song: “Penny Lover” by Lionel Richie from Can’t Slow Down (1984)

Great job Christa (@Christa30728891)!!!

I’ve spent all of my life in search of your love
Now there’s one more thing I’d like to say
Don’t you ever take your sweet love away
Girl I’ll do anything, just please stay


If you’d like to get the song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 11/4/21

Can you name the artist and song:

I’ve spent all of my life in search of your love
Now there’s one more thing I’d like to say
Don’t you ever take your sweet love away
Girl I’ll do anything, just please stay


Last Song: “And She Was” by Talking Heads from Little Creatures (1985)

Great job Craig (@cdennis0130)!!!

Moving into the universe and she’s
Drifting this way and that
Not touching the ground at all and she’s
Up above the yard


If you’d like to get the song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 3/17/21

Can you name the artist and song:

You told me that you’re serious
But I got to know for sure
You say how much you want me
But I’ve heard it all before


Last Song: “You Are” by Lionel Richie from the album Lionel Richie (1983)

Great job David (@daviddwwalker)!!!

Tell me it’s true
I can’t believe you do what you do
I’ve got so much love


If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 11/24/20

Can you name the artist and song:

Give me anything even sympathy
There’s a chance you could be right


Last Song: “Endless Love” by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie from Endless Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1981)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000) and Peter (@JamsieBlonde007)!!!

My love, there’s only you in my life
The only thing that’s bright

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 6/2/20

Here’s a deep track. Can you name the artist and song:

It’s getting harder
Just keeping life and soul together
I’m sick of fighting
Even though I know I should


Last Song: “Se La” by Lionel Richie from Dancing on the Ceiling (1987)

Great job Lynne (@LynneAshton2)!!!

It’s time you know for everyone to come together
I know it’s hard but this dream must come to light
Because life should be one big celebration
I’m talkin’ to you now
Only we can make things right

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album covers below:

Top 40 Songs This Week – November 8, 1986: Songs 20-11

dj-casey-kasem-1987-10-17-american-top-40-80s-165Welcome back as we continue this week’s Top 40 countdown! If you missed the previous songs, you can go back and check out Songs 40-31 and
Songs 30-21. A lot of times, this is the part of the countdown I love because there are great songs that may not have landed in the Top 10, which means that they don’t get much airplay on the ’80s radio stations and shows. This countdown does not disappoint.
If you’d like to listen to the song, you can click on the song title to get the YouTube video and click on the album cover to get the song on Amazon.
Now, let’s Return to the week ending November 8, 1986, and continue the countdown!


20. “I Am By Your Side” by Corey Hart

Wow, Corey Hart had another song besides “Sunglasses at Night” and “Never Surrender“?! You would never know it, but he actually had nine Top 40 hits in the U.S. This one, off of his Fields of Fire album, would peak at #18.

 

 

 

19. “When I Think of You” by Janet Jackson

This was the third single released from the iconic Control album, and was the first #1 song for Janet (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty). It made her and her brother Michael Jackson the first, and so far only, siblings to both have solo number-one hits on the Hot 100. At the time she was 20 years old, making Janet the youngest artist since Stevie Wonder to top the Billboard Hot 100.

 

 

18. “The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby & The Range

Climbing up from #27 to #18, this Bruce Hornsby & The Range tune would go on to be a #1 hit. This was the second single released from their debut album, The Way It Is. I was never a fan of this song, but some things will never change. That’s just the way it is.

 

 

17. “All Cried Out” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force

This ballad would be Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force’s first Top 10 hit, peaking at #8. They would later top the charts with “Head to Toe” and “Lost in Emotion“. We may not have heard the last of Lisa Lisa. In June of 2019 Lisa Lisa signed with Snoop Dogg’s Army, part of the Snoop Dogg Entertainment Company.

 

 

16. “Emotion in Motion” by Ric Ocasek

Great ballad by the recently deceased Ric Ocasek. This was the only solo hit by The Cars frontman. The song jumped from #22 to #16 this week, and would top out at #15. After the Cars released their Greatest Hits album in 1985, the group split up to pursue solo careers. Just as Ocasek had this one Top 40 hit, singer/bassist Benjamin Orr did the same with “Stay the Night“.

 

 

15. “Hip to be Square” by Huey Lewis & The News

Huey Lewis & The News did not rest on their laurels after their Sports album. They followed that classic album with another great one – Fore!. This was the second song released from that album, and would top out at #3. Fun fact: the song features Pro Football Hall of Famers and then-San Francisco 49ers Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott singing backup vocals.

 

 

14. “Love Will Conquer All” by Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie has so many smash hits that some get lost in the mix. This is one of them. I totally forgot about this one. It was a Top 10 hit, topping out at #9 on the Hot 100. It would also be Richie’s tenth number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.

 

 

 

13. “I’ll Be Over You” by Toto

Great ballad by Toto with legendary guitarist Steve Lukather on lead vocals along with guest vocalist Michael McDonald. Lukather recently published a book called The Gospel According to Luke which I would love to check out.

 

 

 

12. “The Next Time I Fall” by Peter Cetera & Amy Grant

Former Chicago bassist/singer Peter Cetera followed up his smash hit “The Glory of Love” with this awesome duet with Amy Grant. It was also a success, becoming another #1 hit. Bobby Caldwell and Paul Gordon wrote the song for Peter Cetera to sing, and did not know, at the time, that he was leaving the band Chicago. According to Caldwell, “We did indeed write the song for Chicago and their lead vocalist Peter Cetera. We had his voice in mind, but Paul and I were unaware that he was leaving Chicago at that time, and when we heard the news our hopes were dashed. However, a short time later, I got a call at home from Cetera himself who stumbled upon our demo cassette tape of the song in producer/arranger David Foster’s office. He loved the tune and wanted to record it as a duet. It was simply meant to be—the song landed with the singer we wanted.” This song would bring Contemporary Christian music artist Amy Grant to the mainstream.

 

11. “Sweet Love” by Anita Baker

This song was Anita Baker’s first big hit single, peaking at number two on the US Billboard R&B chart, number three on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100. This song won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song at the 29th Annual Grammy Awards.

 

 


That wraps things up for today. As the numbers get smaller, the hits get bigger! So, come back tomorrow, and see what the Top 10 hits of the week are from this week in 1986.

Remember That Song – 7/24/19

Can you name the artist and song:

Show no fear
For she may fade away
In your hand
The birth of a new day


Last Song: “Dancing on the Ceiling” by Lionel Richie from the album Dancing on the Ceiling (1986)

Great job Martin (@mcmaenza)!!!

Everybody start to lose control
When the music is right
If you see somebody hangin’ around
Don’t get uptight

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, click on the album cover below:

Episode 23: 1981 Year in Review

On this episode of Return to the ’80s, Robert and Paul welcome Ty Ray, from the Beats and Eats podcast, to the show. The guys Return to 1981, and count down the year’s top songs, movies, and television shows. Also, find out what the biggest selling toys were in 1981, and reminisce on the big news stories of the year.

As this current decade comes to a close, come join us to Return to the greatest decade ever, and check out the awesome year of 1981!


10. “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon

9. “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton


Top 10 Movies of 1981

10. Time Bandits

9. The Four Seasons

8. For Your Eyes Only

7. Chariots of Fire

6. The Cannonball Run

5. Stripes

4. Arthur

3. Superman II

2. On Golden Pond

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark


8. “I Love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbit

7. “Kiss On My List” by Hall & Oates

Hall & Oates March Madness


Top 10 Television Shows of 1981

10. One Day At a Time
9. M*A*S*H
8. ABC Monday Night Movie
7/6 tie Too Close for Comfort and The Dukes of Hazzard
5. Alice
4. Three’s Company
3. The Jeffersons
2. 60 Minutes
1. Dallas


6. “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang

5. “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield


Toys

Barbie Perfume Maker
Star Wars figures
Rubik’s Cube

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon

 

3. “Lady” by Kenny Rogers


Sports

NFL
Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 – January 25, 1981 at the Louisiana Superdome

NBA

Boston Celtics beat the Houston Rockets 4-2

NHL
New York Islanders defeat the Minnesota North Stars 4-1

MLB
LA Dodgers beat the New York Yankees 4-1

News Events

January 20 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed

March 6 Walter Cronkite signs off of CBS Evening News

March 30 Reagan Assassination attempt

April 18 The Longest Game – Pawtucket Red Sox tie Rochester Red Wings 2-2 in 32 innings (game resumed 23rd June)

May 11 Cats premieres in London

May 13 Assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II

Jun 2 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be

Jun 5 AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles

Jun 12 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

July 29 Royal Wedding

Aug 1 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM

Aug 3 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike; US President Ronald Reagan offers an ultimatum to workers: ‘if they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated’

Sep 12 “The Smurfs” animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera first broadcasts in North America

Sep 25 Sandra Day O’Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice

Dec 11 Muhammad Ali’s 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick

Dec 28 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia

Dec 31 CNN Headline News debuts


2. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

1. “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes


Contact

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Twitter – @BeatnEats

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Remember That Song – 9/12/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Oh, you want me to come alive
So flick the switch into overdrive


Last Song: “Stuck on You” by Lionel Richie from the album Can’t Slow Down (1984)

Great job Porkchop (@metarzan17), Jim (@JimVilk), and STEELERBISH (@steelerbish)!!!

Needed a friend
And the way I feel now I guess I’ll be with you ’til the end

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below

Remember That Song – 6/14/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Stalked in the forest too close to hide
I’ll be upon you by the moonlight side


Last Song: “Dancing on the Ceiling” by Lionel Richie from the album Dancing on the Ceiling (1986)

Great job Karen (@dovey_karen)!!!

So come on! Let’s get loose
Don’t hold back
‘Cause ain’t no use

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below