Tag Archives: Prince

Remember That Song – 11/15/19

Can you name the artist and song:

You got sirens for a welcome
There’s bloodstain for your pain
And your telephone been ringing
While you’re dancing in the rain


Last Song: “U Got The Look” by Prince from Sign ‘O’ the Times (1987)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000), Lisa (@gabbyg89), and Romendy Dj (@romendy)!!!

You walked in, I woke up
I’ve never seen a pretty girl
Look so tough, baby

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

Remember That Song – 8/7/19

Here’s a deep track today.

Can you name the artist and song:

She seems a million miles away
When she walks by you don’t know what to say
You’re gonna make your move; you better make it now
And don’t be afraid ’cause love will show you how


Last Song: “Batdance” by Prince from the Batman Soundtrack (1989)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then gimme the electric chair
For all my future crimes

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

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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