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Remember That Song – 9/13/18

Can you name the artist and song:

And when I came back to the room
Everybody just seemed to move
And I turned my amp up loud and I began to play


Last Song: “Lovin’ Every Minute of It” by Loverboy from the album Lovin’ Every Minute of It (1985)

Great job Denise (@denise_mcaleer)!!!

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

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

Top 40 Songs This Week – April 5, 1986: Songs 20-11

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!

 

Top 40 Songs This Week: August 27, 1983 – Songs 20-11

Welcome back to another installment of this week’s Top 40 countdown. If you missed the previous entries, you can check out songs 40-31 and 30-21. So far, it’s been a pretty good week. Let’s see if it continues. Let’s Return to the week ending August 27, 1983, and move on with the countdown.


20. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler


This smash hit by Bonnie Tyler is the second Jim Steinman song on this week’s countdown. This song still stands the test of time as I have heard it on several recent television commercials. And of course with the recent eclipse, the song has been getting even more airplay.

19. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King” by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)


In the ’80s, there was a lot of nostalgia for the ’50s and ’60s. This song has that old time sound.

18. “Take Me to Heart” by Quarterflash


It is so refreshing to hear a Quarterflash song that is not “Harden My Heart”. They have several great songs, and this is one of them.

17. “Hot Girls in Love” by Loverboy


A good rocker. Loverboy was on a roll throughout the ’80s. Then grunge happened.

16. “Don’t Cry” by Asia


Time for the Prog Rock supergroup Asia! I always loved this song and band. This song did get a ton of MTV airplay.

15. “Is There Something I Should Know” by Duran Duran

I still think this should be called “Please, Please Tell Me Now”. Duran Duran was the ultimate ’80s group. This song is classic, just like the rest of their early 80s music.

14. “Lawyers in Love” by Jackson Browne


This song got by me. I had never heard it before. It isn’t too bad. This title track from Browne’s seventh album was the highest charted song from this album, which also includes “Tender Is the Night” – which I have heard of.

13. “Human Nature” by Michael Jackson


This pretty song was the 5th single released from the legendary Thriller album. They must have broken the budget with all the previous singles, because there is no music video for this. This song was written by Steve Porcaro (the keyboardist from Toto) and John Bettis.

12. “Tell Her About It” by Billy Joel


This was the first single released off of Billy Joel’s album, An Innocent Man. I loved it when it came out. Then got sick of it as it played on MTV constantly. Then I missed it when the follow-up single “Uptown Girl” got overplayed even worse.

11. “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats


This is one of the more iconic songs of the ’80s. There is no mistaking which decade this song belongs to. And no, perverts, this isn’t about safe sex. This is an anti-establishment song. The following is from a very cool article from Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict. Sam Tweedle interviewed the writer/lead singer of Men Without Hats, Ivan Doroschuk. Sam asked Ivan about the origins of the song. Ivan explained that “The Safety Dance” is a protest against bouncers stopping dancers pogoing to 1980s new wave music:

The inspiration for the song was from back in the days when Punk and “New Wave” were starting off and the discotheques were still playing disco music. But every now and then they’d slip in Blondie’s Heart of Glass or Rock Lobster by The B-52’s. Well, obviously, anybody who was into that kind of music would rush on the dance floor and start jumping up and down and would bang into the guys trying to do their disco two steps. I got thrown out of a lot of clubs because of that. So that’s basically the origin. I was kind of mad that they wouldn’t let me dance if I wanted to, so I took matters in my own hands and wrote an anthem for it.


That’s it for today. There were some very familiar songs, and others that don’t get much airplay on ’80s radio these days. Let’s see what tomorrow will bring when we wrap up the countdown.

Remember That Song: 10/20/16

Can you name the artist and song:

I don’t feel you any more
You darken my door
Whatever you’re looking for


Last Song: “Heaven In Your Eyes” by Loverboy from the Top Gun soundtrack (1986)
Great job Candy (@candyissodandy)!!!

I never really thought I’d see this love grow
But you helped me see
Now I know what my heart’s been lookin’ for

Remember That Song: 3/25/16

Can you name the artist and song:

I should have stuck up my hand
I should have got up to stand
And this is what I should have said


Last Song: “This Could Be the Night” by Loverboy from Lovin’ Every Minute of It (1985)

Great job Ty (@coug88)!!!

I’ve been down the streets of desire
Sometimes I was so uninspired

Remember That Song: 2/19/16

Hair’s to Friday!!!

Can you name the artist and song:

I gotta know tonight
If you’re alone tonight
Can’t stop this feeling
Can’t stop this fight


Last Song: “Turn Me Loose” by Loverboy from the album Loverboy (1980)
Great job Robert (@mishouenglish)!!!

And then you came around
Tried to tie me down
I was such a clown
You had to have it your way
Or no way at all

Remember That Song: 1/7/15

Can you name the artist and song:

In a lifetime
There is only love
Reaching for the lonely one


Last Song: “Queen of the Broken Hearts” by Loverboy from Keep It Up (1983)

Both sides are fightin’
You don’t know who to choose
You’re stuck in the middle
And you can’t lose

Remember That Song: 10/30/14

Can you name the artist and song:

We don’t call the shots here
We don’t make the rules
We take what we get, get what we can


Last Song: “The Kid is Hot Tonight” by Loverboy from the album Loverboy (1980)

We heard he opened up a brand new door
well you know that’s what I’m lookin’ for
we’ll have to wait and see if it makes you shout for more

Remember That Song: 2/4/13

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

You will be what you will be
You will reap everything you sow
Just don’t tell me that you love me
_______ _ ___ _____ _____


Last Song: “The Kid Is Hot Tonight” by Loverboy

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s) !!

We heard he opened up a brand new door
Well you know that’s what I’m lookin for
Well have to wait and see if it makes you shout for more

Remember That Song: 10/17/12

Can you name the artist and song:

I don’t need another lonely night to dry my tears
The answer’s plain as black and white,
and I can see the picture very clear


Last Song: “Turn Me Loose” by Loverboy

I was born to run,
I was born to dream,
The craziest boy you ever seen