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Remember That Song – 5/23/22

Hey gang, I’m back. I didn’t have the greatest, I lost my cousin Cecelia. If you listen to the Return to the ’80s podcast, you know her from the Poltergeist crossover episode (Episode 39) with her Crazy Cat Paranormal podcast. Then by the end of that week, I got Covid, which really did a number on me. Luckily I’m vaxxed and boosted, otherwise things could have been much worse.

But I’m back now and feeling better every day. So, let’s get back into this thing!

Can you name the artist and song:

And if somebody loves you
Won’t they always love you
I look in your eyes
And I know that you still care, for me

TP_-_Dont_Come_Around_Here_No_More_singleLast Song: “Don’t Come Around Here No More” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers from Southern Accents (1985)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000), David (@daviddwwalker), and Scorpion (@DianneR16469208)!!!

I don’t feel you anymore
You darken my door
Whatever you’re looking for

Remember That Song – 6/18/20

Can you name the artist and song:

What you need is a big strong hand
To lift you to your higher ground

Last Song: “The Waiting” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers from the album Hard Promises (1981)

Great job Jim (@imjlkr) and Lori (@ThreezkyMusic)!!!

Every day you get one more yard
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart

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

Remember That Song – 6/4/20

Can you name the artist and song:

Where have all the good men gone,
And where are all the gods?
Where’s the streetwise Hercules to fight the rising odds?

Last Song: “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty from the album Full Moon Fever (1989)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000),Lynne (@LynneAshton2), Peter (@JamsieBlonde007), Scorpion (@DianneR16469208), Jim (@imjlkr), and Hugh(@Hughmcghie1)!!!

No, I’ll stand my ground
Won’t be turned around
And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down
Gonna stand my ground

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

Remember That Song – 2/6/20

Can you name the artist and song:

Diamond rings
And all those things
They never sparkle like your smile

Last Song: “Don’t Do Me Like That” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers from the album Damn The Torpedoes (1980)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000),Lisa (@gabbyg89), ⓐⓝⓨ ⓜⓐⓙⓞⓡ ⓓⓤⓓⓔ (@ENewill), Adele (@adelecw), and Danny C. (@SteelPen525)!!!

Listen honey, can you see?
Baby, you would bury me
If you were in the public eye
Givin’ someone else a try

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

Remember That Song: 10/19/17

Can you name the artist and song:

We just want to dance here
Someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible
Write us off the page

Last Song: “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around ” by Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty from the album Bella Donna (1981)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!!

I know you really want to tell me good-bye
I know you really want to be your own girl
Baby you could never look me in the eye
Yeah you buckle with the weight of the words

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

Top 40 Songs This Week – October 17, 1981: Songs 10-1

Welcome back as we wrap up this week’s Top 40. If you missed the previous songs, you can go back and check out songs 40-31, 30-21, and 20-11. This has been a great week of music so far. And there are some classics here today. And don’t forget, you can click on the song title to get to the YouTube video to listen to the song. Now, let’s Return to the week ending October 17, 1981, and wrap up this week’s countdown.

10. “The Night Owls” by The Little River Band

We begin the top 10 with a decent rock song. This is off of The Little River Band’s Time Exposure album. The album was produced by George Martin. This was the band’s last album with Glen Shorrock on lead vocals until 1988, and with lead guitarist David Briggs.

9. “Hard To Say” by Dan Fogelberg

This was Dan Fogelberg’s third Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. This song is notable for featuring the late (I still can’t believe I’m saying that) Glenn Frey.

8. “Who’s Crying Now” by Journey

download-1This was the first single released from the legendary Escape album. This began the hugely successful commercial run of Journey, 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees. Do hear more about Journey, check out the first episode of the Return to the ’80s Podcast:

7. “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

This was the first single from Stevie Nicks’ debut solo album, Bella Donna. It was written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, inteneded to be a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song. However, Jimmy Iovine, who was also working for Stevie Nicks at the time, arranged for her to sing on it. This was a good call, because these two unique voices sound great together.

6. “Private Eyes” by Daryl Hall and John Oates

How could a song with a handclap in the chorus be bad? This classic Hall & Oates tune was a staple on MTV. It would go on to be a #1 hit, holding that top position for 2 weeks.

5. “Step by Step” by Eddie Rabbitt

This country-crossover hit was also the #1 song on the country chart this week, and would peak right here at #5 on the Billboard 100.

4. “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton

This was the theme song of the 12th James Bond movie of the same name. Easton is the only artist (to date) to be seen singing the theme song to a Bond movie during its opening titles. This song was also nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 1982.

3. “Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones

This song was my introduction to The Rolling Stones. I didn’t have MTV yet, but I did see the song on the television show, Solid Gold. The basic track of this song was written during the 1978 sessions for the Rolling Stones’ album Some Girls. It was at first cut as a reggae-rock track named ‘Never Stop’, but after dozens of takes the band stopped recording it and it was shelved. In 1981, with the band looking to tour, engineer Chris Kimsey proposed to Mick Jagger that archived songs could be put in the set. It was re-worked to the classic that we now know, and was recorded for the Tattoo You album.

2. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

This is Lionel Richie’s third entry on this countdown. This was recorded as the title track of the film adaptation of Scott Spencer’s novel Endless Love. The song ended up being a bigger hit than the movie, reaching number 1 on the Hot 100, where it stayed for nine weeks from August 15 to October 10, 1981.

Before we reveal the #1 song, let’s see what was topping some of the other charts this week.

The #1 R&B song this week was “When She Was My Girl” by The Four Tops.

Topping the Dance charts was “Do You Love Me” by Patti Austin.

The #1 album this week was Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones

And the #1 Adult Contemporary tune is also the #1 song on the top of the pop charts this week…

1. “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” by Christopher Cross

And we have another movie soundtrack song. Coming off his mega-successful self-titled debut album, Christopher Cross followed up with this smash hit. This would be a #1 hit for 3 weeks. The song also won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Although his music was still great, Christopher Cross’ popularity faded away quickly once everybody started getting their MTV. This was definitely his high point.

Well that wraps up this week’s countdown. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have. Let me know your thoughts on this list, and on any part of the countdown. We’ll count down a different year in the near future. In the meantime, Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.

Remember That Song: 10/21/15

Can you name the artist and song (thanks Andy – @andytorah)

Tougher than diamonds, rich like cream
Stronger and harder than a bad girl’s dream

Last Song: “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty (who turned 65 yesterday) from Full Moon Fever (1989)

No I’ll stand my ground, won’t be turned around
And I’ll keep this world from draggin me down

Remember That Song? – 10/21/11

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

Don’t wanna argue, I don’t wanna debate
Don’t want to hear about ____ ____ __ ____ ___ ____

Last Song: “Jammin’ Me” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Baby you can keep me painted in a corner
You can walk away, but it’s not over

Music Video of the Week – 10/20/10

This week’s selection is in honor of Tom Petty’s 60th birthday – “Don’t Come Around Here No More”:

“Don’t Come Around Here No More” was released off of Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s 1985 album, Southern Accents. The video was pretty cool with the Alice in Wonderland theme. That is Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics sitting on the mushroom at the beginning of the video. Stewart and Petty collaborated on the song.