Tag Archives: Triumph

Top 40 Songs This Week – November 8, 1986: Songs 30-21

dj-casey-kasem-1987-10-17-american-top-40-80s-165Welcome back to this week’s Countdown! Today’s songs bring me back to a great time. Well, I suppose any week of ’80s music brings us back to a great time.
If you want to listen to this great music, you can click on the song title to get the YouTube video, and you can click on the album cover to get the song on Amazon.

New, let’s return to the week ending November 8, 1986, and continue the countdown on, One, Two, One, Two, Three, Four!


30. “A Matter of Trust” by Billy Joel

We begin today’s list with the second single released from Billy Joel’s album, The Bridge, which happens to be my favorite Billy Joel album. This is a fun video featuring several cameos, including Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Joel’s then wife Christie Brinkley who is holding their baby daughter Alexa. The song would peak at #10.

29. “Throwing It All Away” by Genesis

Yet another smash hit by Genesis. This was the second single released from the classic Invisible Touch album. This song would reach #4 on the Hot 100 chart, and #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

28. “Heartbeat” by Don Johnson

There were a lot of big fads in the ’80s. Yesterday, I had mentioned our love of ’50s and ’60s culture. There was also a big wave of Australia that hit the U.S. And of course, we had famous actors trying their hand in singing. Most were successful. There was Bruce Willis, Eddie Murphy, Jack Wagner, and of course Miami Vice’s Don Johnson. This was a huge hit for Johnson, hitting the Top 10, landing at #5.

27. “Somebody’s Out There” by Triumph

I fell in love with this Canadian rock band in 1983 when I saw them perform at the US Festival. This would turn out to be one of my favorite songs by them. It was their most successful single in the U.S. landing at #27.

26. “Freedom Overspill” by Steve Winwood

I don’t remember this song at all. Yet, it was a #20 hit, and came off of Steve Winwood’s huge album, Back in the High Life. It was the second single released from the album, right between “Higher Love” and “Back in the High Life Again“. For some reason, I blocked it out. Maybe my brain can only hold so much information. Now that I’m familiar with this song, another song probably dropped out of my head.

25. “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles

Here’s another song I never heard of! What’s going on?!? Just kidding. If you have never heard of this song, you must have lived under a rock. This was the third single released off of the Bangles Different Light album. It as released in September 1986, and would hit number in December for four weeks, going into 1987. It would be the #1 song from 1987. This is the first song by an all-female group playing their own instruments to top the Billboard singles chart.

24. “Girl Can’t Help It” by Journey

Three years after Frontiers, Journey finally released a new studio album, called Raised On Radio. Steve Smith was replaced on drums by Larry Londin, and this is the only Journey album without bassist Ross Valory. As anybody who has watched American Idol knows, Randy Jackson played bass for Journey, and he won’t let you forget it. Even though Journey was a mess at this point, I still loved this album. This was the third single released, and it peaked at #17.

23. “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” by Wang Chung

This is a fun song by the British new wave group. It has become Wang Chung’s signature song. It would reach #2 on the chart, being held out of the top spot by “Walk Like an Egyptian”.

22. “To Be a Lover” by Billy Idol

This was Billy Idol’s lead single from his Whiplash Smile album. This was originally a soul ballad from 1968, by William Bell, called “I Forgot to Be Your Lover“. This song would be Billy Idol’s 2nd Top 10 hit, peaking at #6.

21. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by Aretha Franklin

I got so tired of both “Satisfaction” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by The Rolling Stones that if I hear either of them ever again, it would be too soon. However, Aretha makes this song so awesome! I cannot get enough of anything by Aretha Franklin. This song is perfect for her. It also features Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards on guitars, and Aretha on paino. This version of the song was used for the Whoopi Goldberg film Jumpin’ Jack Flash.


What a way to go out! What do you think of the countdown so far this week? Come back tomorrow as we continue this week’s countdown.

Remember That Song: 8/15/16

Can you name the artist and song:

But shoot it in the right direction
Make making it your intention-ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Live those dreams
Scheme those schemes


Last Song: “Somebody’s Out There” by Triumph from The Sport of Kings (1986)

All the fear of the future
All the loneliness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey
You can run but you can’t hide

[twitter-follow screen_name=’returntothe80s’ show_count=’yes’ text_color=’00ccff’]

Remember That Song: 10/19/15

Can you name the artist and song:

You don’t think of them as human
You don’t think of them at all
You keep your mind on the money
Keeping your eyes on the wall


Last Song: “Fight the Good Fight” by Triumph from Allied Forces (1981)

I am counting on you
You know what you’ve got to do
Fight the Good Fight every moment
Every minute every day

[twitter-follow screen_name=’returntothe80s’ show_count=’yes’ text_color=’00ccff’]

Remember That Song: 3/2/15

Can you name the artist and song:

I’m a fighter, I’m a poet, I’m a preacher
I’ve been to school and baby, I’ve been the teacher


Last Song: “A World of Fantasy” by Triumph from Never Surrender (1983)

I was chasing a dream, I was fancy free
I was so naive
You were all wrapped up in a mystery
You looked good to me

[twitter-follow screen_name=’returntothe80s’ show_count=’yes’ text_color=’00ccff’]

Remember That Song – 3/17/14

Can you name the artist and song:

I can’t believe the news today
Oh, I can’t close my eyes and make it go away


Last Song: “Magic Power” by Triumph from Allied Forces (1981)

Then you hear the music and it all comes crystal clear
The music does the talking, says the things you want to hear

[twitter-follow screen_name=’returntothe80s’ show_count=’yes’ text_color=’00ccff’]

Remember That Song – 2/23/12

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

You can dip your foot in the pool but you can’t have a swim
You can feel the punishment ___ ___ ______ ______ ___ ___


Last Song: “Magic Power” by Triumph:

I’m young, I’m wild, and I’m free
I’ve got the magic power of the music in me

[twitter-follow screen_name=’returntothe80s’ show_count=’yes’ text_color=’00ccff’]

Return the Lyrics – 5/26/11

Return the Lyrics for Honeymoon Suite’s “What Does It Take”. Also, do you see a pattern this week yet?

If I could grow wings
I would do anything
Just to keep you with me
Cant you see?
If I could fly high
_ _____ ____ ___ ___ ___


Yesterday’s “Somebody’s Out There” by Triumph

Half our lives we spend waiting
For the knock upon the door
When it comes, will it be the one
That I’ve been waiting for

Somebody’s out there, somewhere
Waiting for someone to come their way