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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 5/11/21

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Question: After 23 years as host, who left The Newlywed Game in 1988 for a bigger paycheck as host of the Celebrity Secrets game show?


Last Question: What was the only single from Michael Jackson’s album Off the Wall to hit #1 in the ’80s?

Answer: “Rock With You”
[“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” reached #1 in October 1979]

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 5/10/21

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Question: What was the only single from Michael Jackson’s album Off the Wall to hit #1 in the ’80s?


Last Question: In the movie, The Shining, Jack Torrance’s novel consisted of what repeated sentence?

Answer: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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Remember That Song – 4/19/21

Can you name the artist and song:

You’re talking to a tourist
Whose every move’s among the purest
I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine


Last Song: “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson from Thriller (1983)

Great job Erwin (@erwin_green) and Craig(@cdennis0130)!!!

For forty days and forty nights
The law was on her side
But who can stand when she’s in demand


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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/8/21

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Question: Which detective was helped by his niece Penny, her talking computer, and a dog called Brain?


Last Question: What Francis Ford Coppola 3D science fiction film was shown at Disney theme parks from 1986 through 1998?

Answer: Captain EO

Remember That Song – 9/10/20

Can you name the artist and song:

Can’t you see it in my eyes
This might be our last goodbye


Last Song: “State of Shock” by The Jacksons featuring Mick Jagger from the album Victory (1984)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

I like your style, it makes me wild
You take it to me good, you like it, know, you should
You get me on my knees, well, please, baby, please

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Remember That Song – 1/24/20

Can you name the artist and song:

Words are few
I have spoken
I could waste a thousand years


Last Song: “Rock With You” by Michael Jackson from the album Off The Wall (1980)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000) and Lynne (@LynneAshton2)!!!

Out on the floor
There ain’t nobody there but us
Girl when you dance
There’s a magic that must be love

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Remember That Song – 12/3/19

Can you name the artist and song:

I was born under a bad sign
Left out in the cold
I’m a lonely man who knows
Just what it means to lose control


Last Song: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson from the album Thriller (1983)
[The “Thriller” video premiered on December 2, 1983]

Great job Adora (@Adora2000),Lynne (@LynneAshton2), southernhon (@peacesong464), BeagleLife72 (@TiffanyNGroce72)!!!

Now is the time
For you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
All through the night
I’ll save you from the terrors on the screen
I’ll make you see

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Remember That Song – 7/8/19

Can you name the artist and song:

Those were the times we had
Sharing a joy that we thought would last
Memories of love and affection
Never really was just like a dream


Last Song: “Dirty Diana” by Michael Jackson from Bad (1988)

Great job sweetpurplejune,, and Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

You never make me stay
So take your weight off of me
I know your every move
So won’t you just let me be

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Top 40 Songs This Week (UK Edition) – 19 June 1983: Songs 10-1

Logo: Tops of the popsWelcome back to this week’s Top 40 Countdown! If you missed the previous songs, you can go ahead and check out songs 40-31, 30-21, and 20-11. This has been an exciting week for ’80s music! Today, there may be a few songs we haven’t heard much of. However, this list is covered with very familiar songs, and legendary artists. Let’s conclude this week’s countdown, and check them out!


 

10. “When We Were Young” by Bucks Fizz

Bucks Fizz was a U.K. pop group that had enormous success in Europe from 1981-84. Although they had no hits in the U.S., they had a string of top 10 hits in the early ’80s. This song was their 6th Top 10 hit.

 

9. “Nobody’s Diary” by Yazoo

This song by the synth-pop group, would peak at #3 in the U.K. It did not chart on the Mainstream U.S. chart, but did hit #1 in the U.S. Dance Clubs. I love this band, and Alison Moyet’s voice is so mesmerizing for me.

 

 

8. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” by Michael Jackson

This one is a bit familiar to everyone around the world. This was the opening track on Thriller, and the fourth single released. It would peak right here this week at #8 in the U.K., and reach #5 in the U.S.

 

 

7. “Waiting for a Train” by Flash and the Pan

I love me some play on words! I had never heard of this group before. This was The Australian group’s most successful single, peaking right here this week at #7.

 

 

6. “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” by Elton John

Has anybody seen the Elton John movie, Rocketman? I haven’t seen it yet, but I heard it wasn’t that great. Anyway, this was one of Elton John’s biggest hits of the ’80s. It would peak at #5 in the U.K. and #4 in the U.S.

 

 

5. “Bad Boys” by Wham!

This was the third single released from Wham!’s debut album, Fantastic. I was not familiar with this song. If I had heard of it when it was first released, I would have made fun of it. I was in the beginning of my rocker phase, and Wham! singing about bad boys would have been funny to me.

 

4. “Flashdance…..What a Feeling” by Irene Cara

Here’s another smash hit that is very familiar tom U.S. audiences. This is pretty much Irene Cara’s signature song. This is the theme song for the iconic ’80s movie Flashdance.

 

 

3. “China Girl” by David Bowie

Here is a smash hit by the late, great David Bowie, from his iconic Let’s Dance album. This song was written by Bowie and Iggy Pop in 1977, and actually first appeared on Iggy Pop’s debut solo album The Idiot. But, this version was the more successful.

 

 

2. “Baby Jane” by Rod Stewart

Here is another music legend. This song was Rod Stewart’s final #1 single in the U.K. As the decade went on, Stewart was actually more popular in the U.S. He had a huge amount of success with his Out of Order album in the U.S. This song, from his Body Wishes album, peaked at #14 in the U.S.

 

1. “Every Breath You Take” by The Police

And we wrap up this week’s countdown with what I consider one of the most overrated and overplayed songs of the ’80s. There were so many much better songs on their Synchronicity album. However, this is the one that became their signature song. It was a #1 hit in the U.S. for 8 straight weeks, and was #1 here in the U.K. for 4 straight weeks. I may think the song is overrated, but there’s no denying its success. And it does give me nostalgia for the ’80s. So there’s that.


Well, that wraps up this week’s countdown. What a great week of music! I hope you enjoyed it. What were some of your favorite songs? The next Top 40 will be back in the U.S. In the meantime, Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.

Remember That Song – 2/27/19

Can you name the artist and song:

I don’t want an everlasting thing
I don’t care if I see you again
So grab your coat and honey tell your friends
You won’t be home


Last Song: “Off The Wall” by Michael Jackson from the album Off The Wall (1980)

Gotta hide your inhibitions
Gotta let that fool loose deep inside your soul
Want to see an exhibition
Better do it now before you get too old

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