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Remember That Song – 8/30/19

Can you name the artist and song:

I know I could break you down
But what good would it do
I could surely never know
That what you say is true


Last Song: “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake from the albums Saints & Sinners (1982) and Whitesnake (1987)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000), Lisa (@gabbyg89), Lynne (@LynneAshton2), Baggie-Alan (@baggiealan47), and Ken (@KenKraal93)!!!

Just another heart in need of rescue
Waiting on love’s sweet charity

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

Top 40 Songs This Week (UK Edition) – July 12, 1987: Songs 20-11

We are back to continue the countdown! So far, this has been pretty cool. On today’s list, there are some very familiar songs to everybody. And there are some that we may have never heard before. And there are two songs with very familiar titles, but totally different from what we would expect. As usual, you can click on the song title to listen to the song on YouTube, and you can click on the album cover to get the song from Amazon. Now, let’s Return to the week ending July 12, 1987 in the U.K., and continue the countdown!

20. “Hold Me Now” by Johnny Logan

Not to be confused with the hit song by the Thompson Twins, this ballad by the Irish singer, Johnny Logan, was the winner of the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest. Never released in the U.S., this song was a top 5 song in most of the European countries, with the exception of Switzerland, where it peaked at #6.

 

19. “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael

This worldwide smash hit was the first single released from Michael’s iconic Faith album. It was also part of the Beverly Hills Cop II Soundtrack, which was an awesome soundtrack.

 

 

18. “Comin’ On Strong” by Broken English

Broken English was a British band formed in 1987 by Steve Elson (singer and guitarist), who at the time performed in a Rolling Stones tribute band. You can totally get that vibe from this song. It sounds like it could be a Rolling Stones song.

 

17. “Sweet Sixteen” by Billy Idol

This was the 3rd single released from Billy Idol’s Whiplash Smile album. This song also appeared in a Miami Vice episode, which automatically gives it a Cool factor, as if Billy Idol isn’t enough for that.

 

16. “F.L.M.” by Mel and Kim

Mel and Kim were sisters Melanie and Kim Appleby. Sadly, Melanie died of cancer in 1990 at the age of 23. She bears a striking resemblance to Maya Rudolph. This was the third single released from their debut album, F.L.M.

 

15. “Alone” by Heart

Unless you live under a rock, you know this signature song by Heart. It was a worldwide smash hit. But, did you know it was a cover? It was originally performed by I-Ten in 1983. Not only that, but before Heart covered it, the song was also covered by Valerie Stevenson and legendary Beach Boys drummer, John Stamos in their roles as Lisa Copley and Gino Minelli, on the original soundtrack of the CBS sitcom Dreams in 1984.

 

14. “When Smokey Sings” by ABC

This is a pretty cool tribute to the R&B legend, Smokey Robinson. Robinson was still going strong at the time. In October of 1987, in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100, Robinson’s hit, “One Heartbeat”, was in the top 10 along with this tribute song to him.

 

13. “Let’s Dance” by Chris Rae

Not to be confused with David Bowie’s hit song, this song is by British rock and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, Chris Rea. This song would peak at #12 here, but only landed at #81 in the U.S.

 

12. “Sweetest Smile” by Black

This sounds like a combination of Bryan Ferry, Morrissey, and Chris Isaak. This is not for me.

 

 

 

11. “Is This Love” by Whitesnake

Back to a song familiar to the U.S. audience. This was the second single released from Whitesnake’s classic 1987 self-titled album. What an awesome rock ballad! It would reach #9 in the U.K., and #2 in the U.S.

 


That wraps up today’s list of songs. Come back tomorrow as we see what the biggest hits were in the U.K. this week in 1987!

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Top 40 Songs This Week: August 8, 1987 – Songs 40-31

It’s been far too long. At long last, we Return to the Top 40 countdown. This week, we’ll go back 30 years, and see what the 40 most popular songs were. At this time, I was getting ready to start my senior year of high school. I have a ton of great memories, and I loved the music back then. So, let’s Return to August 8, 1987, and check out songs 40-31 today. You can click on the song title to watch the video, and you can click on the album cover to buy/listen to the song from Amazon.


40. “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” by Whitney Houston


She did have it all, then lost it. And we lost one of the greatest voices of our generation. This is a beautiful, sad song.

39. “Wipe Out” by The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys


For all the haters of Beach Boy ’80s songs, I bet you’re begging for Kokomo now!

38. “Funkytown” by Pseudo Echo


In my opinion, this is one cover song that is as good as the original. This version is a little more rock than disco.

37. “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” by Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett


A much overlooked tune from Jackson’s Bad album. A very nice duet.

36. “Mary’s Prayer” by Danny Wilson


No, Danny Wilson is not a person. It is a Scottish pop group. This is one of those songs that I had forgotten about until I just heard it for the first time in a while.

35. “Happy” by Surface


Finally, a Happy song I approve of! This R&B tune is way better than Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, which is a million times better than the recent song “Happy” by Pharrell.

34. “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake


When you hear the words ’80s Rock, this is one of the first songs that come to mind. Great song, and great video. So many of us teenage boys really wanted to be that car.

33. “Since You’ve Been Gone” by The Outfield


Future candidate of the Return to the ’80s podcast’s segment, ‘Play This, Not That.’ Sure, “Your Love” is a great song, but The Outfield has many other great songs, which never get played. This was one of them. It reached #11 and never gets played.

32. “Give to Live” by Sammy Hagar


This hit was off of the Red Rocker’s album I Never Said Goodbye, his only solo album released while he was with Van Halen. This is one of my favorites by him.

31. “Don’t Disturb This Groove” by The System


I love me some late ’80s R&B, and this is no exception.

And unfortunately, I will have to disturb this groove by stopping the countdown for today. We will be back with songs 30-21.


What do you think of this countdown so far? What were you doing this week in 1987? I’d love to hear from you.

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Remember That Song: 4/4/16

Can you name the artist and song:

School girl sleazy
With a classy kind of sassy
Little skirt hangin’ way up her knee


Last Song: “Fool For Your Loving” by Whitesnake from Ready an’ Willing (1980) and Slip of the Tongue (1989)

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish)!!!

Don’t come running to me
I know I’ve done all I can
A hard loving woman like you
Just makes a hard loving man

1980 Version

1989 Version

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Remember That Song: 3/7/16

Can you name the artist and song/lyrics:

____ ______ ____ ___
For the rest of my days
You have won my heart and my soul
With your sweet, sexy ways


Last Song: “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake from the albums Saints and Sinners (1982) and Whitesnake (1987).

Great job Jim (@JimVilk) and Andy (@andytorah)!!!

I’m just another heart in need of rescue,
Waiting on love’s sweet charity

1982 Version

The 1987 version we are more familiar with:

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Remember That Song: 6/1/15

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

Crusin’ with my baby
Think we just might maybe
Find some ____ ____ ______ ___ _____


Last Song: “Slow an’ Easy” by Whitesnake from Slide It In (1984)

Oh, I can’t take no more
I wanna woman
She got a superstitious mind

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Remember That Song: 3/9/15

Can you name the artist and song:

If this world makes you crazy
And you’ve taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I’ll be there


Last Song: “Still of the Night” by Whitesnake from the album Whitesnake (1987)

Now I just wanna get close to you
An’ taste your love so sweet

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Remember That Song – 2/18/14

Can you name the artist, song and lyrics:

__ ______ _____ __ ____
Somewhere in the twilight, dreamtime
Somewhere in the back of your mind


Last Song: “The Deeper The Love” by Whitesnake from Slip of the Tongue (1989)

I don’t mind, what you’re doing to me,
I don’t mind, ’cause you’re all I can see
I don’t mind, baby, you mean the world to me

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Remember That Song – 6/15/12

Name the Artist, Song, and Complete the lyrics:

Some will win
Some will lose
____ ____ ____ __ ____ ___ _____


Last Song: “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake (Great job Jim!!):

And I’m gonna hold on
For the rest of my days
‘Cause I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams

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Remember That Song -4/2/12

Can you name the artist:

Control yourself, love is all you need
Control yourself, in your eyes
Sanctify yourself, sanctify


Last Song: “Fool for Your Loving” by Whitesnake:

I’m so tired of trying, I always end up crying,
Fool for Your Loving no more

Here is the version most of us are familiar with:

Here is the original version from 1980:

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