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Remember That Song: 6/27/17

Can you name the artist and song:

And for love’s sake, each mistake
Ah, you forgave
And soon both of us learned to trust
Not run away, it was no time to play


Last Song: “The Warrior” by Scandal from the album Warrior (1984)

Great job Paulie (@ezmoney888), Jim (@JimVilk) and Lillian (@LilliBug93)!!!

I don’t want to tame your animal style
You won’t be caged
In the call of the wild

 

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

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What’s On My iPod?

Hi Everybody. I’ve been so tired lately, that I can’t concentrate enough to right a decent article. But, I still want to share with you. While sitting at my desk at work all day, I usually either listen to podcasts or music. Today I decided to play some songs on my iPod. As of this second, there are 12,782 songs on my iPod.
So, let’s have some fun. I will hit the ‘Shuffle’ button, and share the first ten songs that get played. I will not skip any, so it is possible that there will be some non-80s songs. The odds are even greater that there will be at least a few ’80s songs on here. Let’s get started. Hopefully, this will not be too embarrassing. Feel free to make fun of me if you want. I stand behind my music! Wait..let me make sure there is no Justin Bieber. Just kidding, I really didn’t need to check. There is a 100% chance that you will NOT hear any Justin Bieber here. I really hope there are songs on here that you will enjoy. And you may even discover new music. Here..We..Go!!

“Heart and Soul (Live)” – Huey Lewis & The News

This was on a Sports special edition that I downloaded from iTunes

“Crazy Train (Live)” by Ozzy Osbourne

From Ozzy’s Live at Budokan album

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Warrant

In my opinion, Warrant is one of the most underrated bands of all time. This is a really good song off of the Cherry Pie album.

“Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” by Patty Smyth and Don Henley

I still love this song. Can’t get enough of Patty Smyth.

“Mary, Mary” by Run DMC

That’s right, I love Run DMC! Why you buggin’?

“867-5309/Jenny” by Tommy Tutone

The odds are pretty good that there would be at least one ’80s essential on this list.

“Trial By Fire” by Kiss

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite Kiss albums – Asylum

“Black Water” by The Doobie Brothers

What a great song to relax to!

“Love Chaser” by Europe

Here is another underrated hair band. This is a really good song you may not have heard of unless you have The Final Countdown album.

“I Will Not Go Quietly” by Don Henley

Awesome rocker by Henley, with Axl Rose on the backing vocals.

Well that was something completely different. I hope you enjoyed. And phew, nothing embarrassing! I may have to do this again sometime. Let me know what you thought of this article.
And it would be great if you guys listed out some songs that are on your iPod too.

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One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1984 – Scandal

“The Warrior” by Scandal


I was surprised to find out that Scandal was a one hit wonder. I do Like “Goodbye to You” a lot. But it only reached #65 on the charts. Oh well, so twist my arm! I have to include “The Warrior” as a one-hit wonder for Scandal.

Scandal was formed in New York City in 1981 by guitarist Zack Smith, who also wrote most of the band’s hits. The other initial members included: bassist Ivan Elias (1950–1995), guitarist Keith Mack, guitarist Jon Bon Jovi (briefly), keyboardist Benjy King, drummer Frankie LaRocka, and, of course, vocalist Patty Smyth. Thommy Price later replaced LaRocka on drums.

But, the band was slowly losing member after member. By the time The Warrior tour started in 1984, the only original members were Patty Smyth and Keith Mack. That did not stop the song from being a huge hit. It peaked at #7 on the charts on September 22, 1984. Shortly after the tour, Scandal officially broke up.

The group (minus Ivan Elias, who died of cancer in June 1995) reunited in 2004 for VH1’s Bands Reunited show and did a string of concerts on the United States East Coast. Patty Smyth and Scandal have toured in the time since then, and have recorded some new songs. It would be great to see them on the charts again. But in the meantime, let’s enjoy “The Warrior”:

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