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Remember That Song – 6/14/19

Can you name the artist and song:

One thing lead to another, we were young
And we would scream together songs unsung


Last Song: “1999 ” by Prince from the album 1999 (1983)

Great job Shaun (@ShaunHaynes22), Brent (@jonbrent13). and Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

Everybody’s got a bomb, we could all die any day

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

Prince March Madness Tournament Winner – Purple Rain

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What an incredible finish to this year’s March Madness Tournament!!! Most of the matchups had been pretty much landslides up to this point. But man, these finals were close! But, when the dust has settled, “Purple Rain” was the winner. As I have been saying, there were four different places to vote. Here is the breakdown:

Twitter
Purple Rain – 31
When Doves Cry – 31

Main Return to the ’80s Facebook Page
Purple Rain – 8
When Doves Cry – 8

rtt80s.com (web site)
Purple Rain – 3
When Doves Cry – 5

And the deciding factor was the Return to the ’80s Facebook Group:

Purple Rain – 16
When Doves Cry – 12

So the grand total was:

Purple Rain – 58
When Doves Cry – 56

Thank you so much for your participating!!! We’ll see you next year!!!

Prince March Madness Tournament: Finals

Photo of PRINCEWell, there are no upsets here. Unsurprisingly, the finalists in this year’s tournament come from Purple Rain. “When Doves Cry” and “Purple Rain” are not only 2 of the most iconic Prince songs, but they are both iconic songs of the ’80s. Voting will be open until Tuesday, April 2. You can vote on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Facebook group. So far, most of the voting has been done on Twitter. But, you can vote in all four places if you’d like.

(1) When Doves Cry
(2) Purple Rain

Prince March Madness Finals

  • When Doves Cry (63%, 5 Votes)
  • Purple Rain (38%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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Prince March Madness Tournament: Elite 8

Photo of PRINCEWe have reached the Elite 8 of the Prince March Madness Tournament!!! All of these songs pretty handily in the first round. Things should start to get interesting now. You can vote on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Facebook group. Voting ends on Wednesday, March 27 around noon eastern time. Let the voting begin to see who will be in the Final Four!!!

Bracket 1

(1) When Doves Cry
(8) I Would Die 4 U

Prince March Madness Elite 8 - Bracket 1

  • When Doves Cry (1) (64%, 7 Votes)
  • I Would Die 4 U (8) (36%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Bracket 2

(4) Little Red Corvette
(9) Raspberry Beret

Prince March Madness Elite 8 - Bracket 2

  • Little Red Corvette (4) (64%, 7 Votes)
  • Raspberry Beret (9) (36%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Bracket 3

(2) Purple Rain
(7) U Got the Look

Prince March Madness Elite 8 - Bracket 3

  • Purple Rain (2) (73%, 8 Votes)
  • U Got the Look (7) (27%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Bracket 4

(3) Let’s Go Crazy
(6) 1999

Prince March Madness Elite 8 - Bracket 4

  • Let's Go Crazy (3) (82%, 9 Votes)
  • 1999 (6) (18%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Remember That Song – 3/22/19

Can you name the artist and song:

Don’t it kinda strike you sad when you hear our song
Things are not the same since we broke up last June
The only thing that I want to hear is that you love me still
And that you think you’ll be comin’ home real soon


Last Song: “Take Me With U” by Prince from Purple Rain (1985)
Great job Adora 2000 (@Adora2000) and (@CheleysPage)!!!

I can’t disguise the pounding of my heart
It beats so strong
It’s in your eyes, what can I say
They turn me on

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

Prince March Madness Tournament: Sweet 16

Photo of PRINCE It’s that time of year again! Since last year’s March Madness with Hall & Oates was so much fun, we’re gonna give it another go. This time it will be the song from ’80s icon, Prince, that will be doing battle. Feel free to check out the podcast episode as Del and Paul break down the songs. Then you can vote in each bracket. You can click on then song title to get the YouTube video. In addition to voting on this page you can also vote on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Facebook group. Voting ends just before midnight on Sunday March 24.

Bracket 1

(1) When Doves Cry
(16) Batdance
(8) I Would Die 4 U
(12) Delirious

Bracket 1 (A)

  • When Doves Cry (1) (71%, 5 Votes)
  • Batdance (16) (29%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 1 (B)

  • I Would Die 4 U (8) (57%, 4 Votes)
  • Delirious (12) (43%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 2

(4) Little Red Corvette
(13) Alphabet St.
(5) Sign ‘O’ the Times
(9) Raspberry Beret

Bracket 2 (A)

  • Little Red Corvette (4) (71%, 5 Votes)
  • Alphabet St. (13) (29%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 2 (B)

  • Raspberry Beret (9) (86%, 6 Votes)
  • Sign 'O' the Times (5) (14%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 3

(2) Purple Rain
(15) Pop Life
(7) U Got the Look
(11) Take Me With U

Bracket 3 (A)

  • Purple Rain (2) (71%, 5 Votes)
  • Pop Life (15) (29%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 3 (B)

  • U Got the Look (7) (67%, 4 Votes)
  • Take Me With U (11) (33%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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Bracket 4

(3) Let’s Go Crazy
(14) I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

(6) 1999
(10) Kiss

Bracket 4 (A)

  • Let's Go Crazy (3) (86%, 6 Votes)
  • I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (14) (14%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Bracket 4 (B)

  • 1999 (6) (88%, 7 Votes)
  • Kiss (10) (13%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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Remember That Song – 3/18/19

Can you name the artist and song:

Feelin’ that it’s gone
Can change your mind
If we can’t go on
Survive the tide, love divides


Last Song: “Sign o’ The Times” by Prince from the album Sign o’ The Times (1987)

Great job J-Dub and Brent (@jonbrent13)!!!

Baby make a speech, Star Wars fly
Neighbors just shine it on
But if a night falls and a bomb falls
Will anybody see the dawn?

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

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Coming Soon: Return to the ’80s March Madness Tournament

It’s coming up on that time of year again! Since last year’s inaugural Return to the ’80s March Madness Tournament was a success, we will make this an annual thing. Last year was all about Hall & Oates (with “Out of Touch” being their most popular song among Return to the ’80s readers.

For those of you who discovered this site within this past year, here’s how this works. We take an artist, and place their 16 biggest hits in brackets, and have the same format as the NCAA basketball tournament. Two songs will be pitted against each other for several days, and the winner moves on in the tournament. We keep narrowing it down, until we have a winner. You can vote on this site, as well as on Twitter, and the main Facebook page and the Facebook group page. I will add the votes together.

This year I’m going to need your help to get this started. I am having a difficult time choosing which artist to cover. This is where you come in. I have listed some of the top musical icons of the ’80s. So, please vote for the artist who you would like to see in this year’s tournament. I will leave the voting open for a week. You can vote here, and in the Facebook Group. The Facebook page and Twitter don’t allow enough options, so those pages won’t be used until the actual tournament begins. I have listed Phil Collins (his solo and duet stuff – not Genesis), Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, and Bon Jovi. I should also note that only the singles that charted in the ’80s will be in the actual tournament. I have also allowed the option to write in somebody that is not on the list.

Thank you so much for your help! This should be fun! And unlike any political election, no matter who wins, we all win.

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Remember That Song – 2/13/19

Can you name the artist and song:

All my instincts, they return
And the grand facade, so soon will burn


Last Song: “I Wanna Be Your Lover” by Prince from the album Prince (1982)

Great job Melanie (@melanieofoz), Cody (@bandit5160), and Dinky (@dinky65)!!!

I ain’t got no money
I ain’t like those other guys you hang around
It’s kinda funny
But they always seem to let you down

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

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Top 40 Songs This Week (UK Edition) – July 12, 1987: Songs 30-21

Hi Everybody! Welcome back to this week’s countdown! Some things that happened around this time were:
– Martina Navratilova earns 8th Wimbledon singles title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Steffi Graf
– Also at Wimbledon, Pat Cash of Australia scores his only Grand Slam singles success 7-6, 6-2, 7-5 over Ivan Lendl
– A’s 1st baseman Mark McGwire becomes first rookie to hit 30 HRs before the MLB All-Star Game
– Nazi Klaus Barbie, “Butcher of Lyon” sentenced to life in France
– Kitty Dukakis reveals an addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
– Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North begins public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
– Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women

Today’s list of songs will have some songs that you know very well, as well as other songs that you may have never heard of, or may have forgotten about. So let’s Return to the week ending July 12, 1987, and continue the UK countdown

30. “Catch” by The Cure

This song was never released in the U.S. It would go on to reach #27 on this U.K. chart. According to Wikipedia, the song’s lyrics, as written by Robert Smith, were inspired when Smith caught a broadcast of the Sylvester Stallone written film ‘Rocky 2’ in which Rocky’s wife Adrian falls into a coma during childbirth. In a desperate hope to revive his wife, Rocky writes a poem for Adrian which at one point reads “…..and you kept trying to slip so I could catch you….”

29. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2

This worldwide smash hit was the second single released from The Joshua Tree album.

28. “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship

Here is another worldwide smash hit. This song hit #1 in both the US and the UK, as well as several other countries. In addition to appearing on the Mannequin soundtrack, the song was also released on Starship’s album No Protection.

 

27. “Hooverville (And They Promised Us the World)” by The Christians

Here is a song and band I had never heard of. This song was from The Christians’ self-titled debut album, which contained their first five UK hit singles, including this one.

 

26. “A Little Boogie Woogie (In the Back of My Mind)” by Shakin’ Stevens

This is a cover of Gary Glitter’s 1977 song. Shakin’ Stevens had been recording music since the 1960’s. But, he didn’t hit it big until the ’80s. Then he would go on to be the UK’s biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s

 

25. “Promised You a Miracle (Live)” by Simple Minds

This song was originally released in 1982, and would be Simple Minds’ first UK hit, reaching #13, and staying on the charts for 11 weeks. Then this live version would hit the charts again, coming off their 1987 album Live in the City of Light.

 

24. “If I Was Your Girlfriend” by Prince

This was the second single released from the Sign o’ the Times album. It was only a minor hit in the US, not even reaching the top 40. But it was a bigger hit here in the UK, reaching up to #20.

 

23. “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now” by Samantha Fox

Nothing’s stopping ANYBODY in 1987! Earlier, Starship announced that nothing’s gonna stop us now, and now Samantha proclaims that nothing’s gonna stop me now. This is another song that did not chart very well in the US, but did better in the UK. However, I was very familiar with this song by one of my biggest 80s crushes. This song was off of Samantha Fox’s self-titled album, which also featured the hit song, “Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)”. There is not a bad song on that album.

22. “Throwing It All Away” by Genesis

Speaking of albums without a bad song, this hit was the second single released from the Invisible Touch album. That don’t make ’em like this anymore!

 

 

21. “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (1987)” by Jackie Wilson

I am noticing that quite a few reissues are making the charts in the UK this week. And they are all great songs! I absolutely love this 1967 #1 hit by Jackie Wilson! 20 years later, it would chart again in this countdown, reaching up to #15.

 


That wraps up today’s list of songs. I think I like today’s even more than yesterday’s. What are some of your favorites this week? I hope you are enjoying this countdown. We are halfway through. Come back tomorrow as we continue the countdown.

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