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Remember That Song? – 7/22/11

Queen week concludes. Complete the lyrics and name the song:

It’s the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming ‘___ __ ___’


Yesterday’s: “I Want to Break Free” by Queen:

It’s strange but it’s true (hey yea)
I can’t get over the way you love me like you do
But I have to be sure
When I walk out that door

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Remember That Song? – 7/21/11

Queen Week continues. Do you know what song these lyrics are from:

It’s strange but it’s true (hey yea)
I can’t get over the way you love me like you do
But I have to be sure
When I walk out that door


Yesterday’s: “Hammer to Fall” by Queen:

It comes to you as to us all
Hey, we’re just waiting
for the hammer to fall

And here is an awesome Queen + Paul Rodgers version:

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Remember That Song? – 7/20/11

Queen week continues: Can you complete the lyrics:

It comes to you as to us all
Hey, we’re just waiting
___ ___ ______ __ ____

And here is a more challenging Deep Track. Do you know the song:

Give me your body
Just give me, yeah, your body
Give me, yeah, your body
Don’t talk


Yesterday’s: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen

I gotta be cool, relax, get hip
Get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitch-hike
And take a long ride on my motor bike

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Remember That Song? – 7/19/11

Queen week continues (Happy 64th birthday, Brian May!). Can you complete the lyrics:

I gotta be cool, relax, get hip
Get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitch-hike
And take _ ____ ____ __ __ _____ ____


Last song: “Princes of the Universe” by Queen:

Here we are, Born to be kings,
we’re the princes of the universe

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Return the Lyrics – 5/3/11

Return the lyrics for Islands in the Stream:

Tender love is blind it requires a dedication
All this love we feel needs no conversation
We ride it together, uh huh
Makin’ love with each other, uh huh

Islands in the stream that is what we are
No one __ _______ ___ ___ __ __ _____


Here is yesterday’s…
I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

An’ I could tell it wouldn’t be long
Till he was with me, yeah me
And I could tell it wouldn’t be long
Till he was with me, yeah me, singin’

I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll

Return the Song, Artist and Lyrics – 5/2/11

The lyrics and the song title are the same

An’ I could tell it wouldn’t be long
Till he was with me, yeah me
And I could tell it wouldn’t be long
Till he was with me, yeah me, singin’

_ ____ ____ _ ____

Here is yesterday’s…

Radio Ga Ga by Queen

So don’t become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don’t know or just don’t care
And just complain when you’re not there
You had your time, you had the power
You’ve yet to have your finest hour
(Radio)

All we Hear is Radio Ga Ga

Hits of 1980 – Horrible and Great

He is an old article that many of you may have missed. It was first published on Junuary 10, 2011.
On the Stuck in the ’80s Facebook page, they have a poll for your favorite and least favorite songs of 1980. And I believe that they are going to have a podcast on it. So this article is going to be republished.

On August 22, 2008, Stuck in the ’80s released their Horrible hits of 1980 podcast:
http://pod.sptimes.com/stuckinthe80s139.mp3.
Here is their list:

Emotional Rescue – The Rolling Stones
The Rose – Bette Midler
Lady – Kenny Rogers
I Can’t Tell You Why – Eagles
Another Brick In The Wall (part II) – Pink Floyd
More Than I Can Say – Leo Sayer
Coming Up – Paul McCartney
Sexy Eyes – Doctor Hook
Longer – Dan Fogelberg

Here is my list of horrible hits of 1980.

You can see the top 100 hits from Billboard that year.

These are songs that were hits in the year 1980 – not necessarily the year they were released:

5. I Can’t Tell You Why – Eagles
This song became a Top 10 hit in April of 1980, and went on to #8. I love the Eagles’ old, country-sounding stuff, as well as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight”. But “I Can’t Tell You Why” is a big snoozer for me.

4. Emotional Rescue – Rolling Stones
This song reached all the way up to #3 in the U.S. in 1980. This is a transitional era for the Stones. “Emotional Rescue” is kind of a disco version of the Rolling Stones. It also doesn’t help that 3/4 of the way through the song Mick Jagger starts talking. For the most part, I hate talking in songs. This was a long way from “Paint It Black” and “Gimme Shelter”. But “Start Me Up” and “Undercover of the Night” was yet to come to redeem the Stones.

3. More Than I Can Say – Leo Sayer
This song somehow was #2 for 5 weeks in 1980. This was a remake that was originally recorded by Bobby Vee in 1961. I don’t know why
More Than I Can Say” needed to be remade. I kind of like the original better. Leo Sayer had better songs with “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” and “When I Need You”.

2. Do That To Me One More time – Captain & Tenille
This song was a #1 hit in 1980. BORING!!!!! “Love Will Keep Us Together” was a better song. And I have to give the Captain props for being the keyboard player in the Beach Boys in the early ’70s. Whenever I hear “Do That To Me One More Time“, I need to turn it off and ask them not to put me through that song one more time.

1. Please Don’t Go – KC & the Sunshine Band
This song also reached to #1 in 1980. Another boring song! Casey Kasem must have had a bad year that year. Is it a coincidence that after “Please Don’t Go” hit #1 that the band broke up?


Now here is a list of some of my favorite hits from 1980:

5. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen

This song reached #1 of Billboard’s Hot 100, and reached #2 on the R&B charts. “Another One Bites the Dust” has one of the greatest bass riffs of all time, along with another hit by Queen – “Under Pressure”. If anybody watched professional wrestling in the early to mid ’80s, they may also remember this being the “Junkyard Dog’s theme song when he came into the ring. This is one of the more frequently played Queen songs, but I don’t get sick of it.

4. Whip It – Devo

This song reached up to #14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. “Whip It” arguably made New Wave mainstream. You also can’t help but picture the band with those crazy cone hats from the video when you hear the song.

3. Any Way You Want It – Journey

This song peaked at #23 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. “Any Way You Want It” is one of the greatest rock songs that Journey released. It is still one of their most popular live songs. The songs also made a memorable appearance in the movie Caddyshack when Rodney Dangerfield blasted it from his golf bag, and pissed off Ted Knight.

2. Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys) – Waylon Jennings

This song reached up to #21 on Billboards Hot 100 chart, and was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart. The late great Waylon recorded this song for the Dukes of Hazzard and was also the narrator on the show. This song is one of the most memorable songs in television history.

1. (Just Like) Starting Over – John Lennon

This song reached #1 on Billboard’s charts 2 weeks after John Lennon was murdered. This was the first song released from John Lennon’s final original album Double Fantasy. “(Just Like) Starting Over” stayed at #1 for 5 weeks. This song has kind of a fun oldies feel to it, yet it is totally John Lennon. Lennon had many great solo hits after the Beatles, and this one does him justice.

What are your thoughts? Do you have any favorite songs from 1980? Any songs that want you to drive an icepick into your ears?

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19 Somethin’ – Sideburns

The 19 Somethin’ series continues. If you missed the previous articles, you can get caught up here.

Here is the next line in the song:

Dad broke down and finally shaved those sideburns off

By the ’80s, sideburns went the way of disco, bell-bottoms and leisure suits.
But, the moustache remained intact through at least the early to mid ’80s. John Oates pulled it off, along with Burt Reynolds, Freddie Mercury, and the king of the moustache – Tom Selleck.

But then, tragically, the side burns came back with a vengeance in the ’90s with the arrival of Luke Perry and Jason Priestly in Beverly Hills 90210.

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Sacha Baron Cohen set for Freddie Mercury biopic

I don’t know what to think about this. Queen is one of my all time favorite bands, and Freddie Mercury is my favorite singer. Now Borat is going to be playing him in a movie.
Here is the article from the Associated Press:


LONDON – “Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen has been signed up to star in a movie about flamboyant rock star Freddie Mercury, producers said Friday.

Peter Morgan, who wrote “The Queen,” is working on a screenplay about the frontman of the band Queen, who died of AIDS-related causes in 1991.

The as-yet-untitled film will climax with Queen’s barnstorming appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert in London.

The announcement was made by GK Films, which is producing with Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Productions and Queen Films.

Production is due to begin next year, and a director has yet to be chosen.

Founded in 1971 by Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor, Queen scored hits with songs including “We Are the Champions,” “We Will Rock You” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

May told the BBC that the band supports the project, and May and Taylor will oversee the music for the film. There was no word on whether Baron Cohen will try to imitate Mercury’s grandiose singing style, but the comedian has appeared in several musicals, including Tim Burton’s film version of “Sweeney Todd.”

He said the choice of Baron Cohen, creator of wannabe rapper Ali G, Kazakh journalist Borat and Austrian fashionista Bruno, “will probably be a shock to a lot of people, but he’s been talking with us for a long time.”

“He’s been in on this project since we started talking about it seriously with Peter Morgan a couple of years ago.” May said.

Baron Cohen’s latest film is Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo Cabret.”


The one saving grace is that Brian May and Roger Taylor approve, and they will be overseeing the music.

What are your thoughts?

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Live Aid: 25 Years ago today

Live Aid, the multi-venue charity concert, was held on July 13, 1985. It came on the heels of the charity songs “Do They Know It’s Christmas”, and “We Are The World”. The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia, and was held in Wembley Stadium in London, England (attended by 72,000 people) and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia (attended by about 99,000 people).

There were some memorable moments at the concert. I remember Madonna performing:

And Queen – one of my favorite bands of all time – gave one of the greatest preformances of all time:

Phil Collins and his mullet performed in both England and the U.S. After he performed at Wembley, he took the Concorde to get to Philadelphia:

And former members of Led Zeppelin, with Phil Collins and Chic member Tony Thompson sharing duties on drums (although they were not officially announced by their group name from the stage, but were announced as Led Zeppelin on the VH1 10th Anniversary re-broadcast in 1995).

Do you have any memories that you would like to share? Any favorite performances?