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Remember That Song – 7/1/22

Can you name the artist and song:

Dark clouds are blowing in the wind
He’s crossing your mind again
You got that sad, sad feeling from a broken heart
Feeling so close to the edge


Whitney_Houston_-_I_Wanna_Dance_with_SomebodyLast Song: “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston from the album Whitney (1987)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000), Craig (@cdennis0130), Erwin (@erwin_green), and Lisa (@gabbyg89)!!!

Clock strikes upon the hour
And the sun begins to fade
Still enough time to figure out
How to chase my blues away

Remember That Song – 5/24/22

*** Deep Track ***

Can you name the artist and song:

I got up and took your hand
And we both began to dance to the music
Ooh, your magic cast a spell
It didn’t take long till we fell


Last Song: “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” by Whitney Houston from the album Whitney (1988)

Great job Craig (@cdennis0130), Lisa (@gabbyg89), and Erwin (@erwin_green)!!!

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

Remember That Song – 2/28/22

*** Deep Track ***

Can you name the artist and song:

Since you’ve been gone
I shut my eyes and I fantasize that you’re here with me
Will you ever return?
I won’t be you satisfied ’til you’re by my side


Last Song: “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston from the album Whitney Houston (1986)

Great job sweetpurplejune, mylenerennee, Craig (@cdennis0130), and Lisa (@gabbyg89)!!!

Oh, wake me, I’m shaking
Wish I had you near me now
Said there’s no mistaking
What I feel is really love


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

Song of the Day: “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston

On this day in 1986, “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston hit #1 on the Billboard charts. This was the third single released off of Whitney’s legendary self-titled debut album, and was her second #1 hit. The song received two nominations at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards; Best Female Video and Best New Artist, winning the former category.
It was written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam  who are best known as the duo Boy Meets Girl and had a hit in 1988 with “Waiting For A Star To Fall.” They had originally written it for Janet Jackson for her Control album. But, Janet’s people passed.

The video was directed by Brian Grant, who also did Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” and Donna Summer’s “She Works Hard For The Money.” According to Songfacts, Grant recalls Houston being very grounded, showing up at the shoot with just a friend and a rep from her record company. He told her to relax and have fun with it, which she did despite being apprehensive at first about the bevy of dancers popping out at her.

Remember That Song – 1/10/22

Can you name the artist and song:

Someone’s always playing corporation games
Who cares, they’re always changing corporation names


Last Song: “So Emotional” by Whitney Houston from the album Whitney (1988)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000) and Christa (@Christa30728891)!!!

I’ve been waiting for the phone to ring all night
Why you wanna make me feel so good
I got a love of my own baby
I shouldn’t get so hung up on you


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

Remember That Song – 8/4/21

Can you name the artist and song:

Debonair lullabies
In melodies revealed
In deep despair on lonely nights
He knows just how you feel


Last Song: “You Give Good Love” by Whitney Houston from the album Whitney Houston (1985)

Great job Craig (@cdennis0130) and Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

Never stopping, I was always searching
For that perfect love
The kind that girls like me dream of


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

Remember That Song – 5/28/21

Can you name the artist and song:

Red light, yellow light, green-a-light go
Crazy little woman in a one man show


Last Song: “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston from the album Whitney Houston (1986)

Great job Pauline (@Dopey62), Erwin (@erwin_green), Adora (@Adora2000) and Craig (@cdennis0130)!!!

Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to


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

Episode 35: Whitney Houston Madness Tournament

Another Return to the ’80s podcast episode is finally here! After several mishaps, the Whitney Houston March Madness Tournament is finally complete. Even though there were some setbacks, it was still a blast!
And this podcast episode is an absolute blast! The “Rad” Caroline and Claire join us in this fun episode! We talk Whitney, music videos, album covers, and the good ole days of liner notes. Enjoy the show!

– Mishaps
– Slow Dancing with Robert “Kool” Bell
– Tournament Results
– Videos, album covers, and liner note discussion

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Whitney Houston March Madness Finals

Whitney_Houston_HowWill_IKnow  vs.  whitney-houston-i-wanna-dance-with-somebody-who-loves-me-vintage-vinyl-album-cover-2AFA7J6

The Whitney Houston March Madness is coming to a close! The Final Four matches were not even close. This final should be interesting. We have:
How Will I Know” vs. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)

Due to techniucal complications, voting will be held on Twitter and/or the Return to the ’80s group page.
I will set this up for 3 days to give time for people to vote.

Whitney Houston March Madness – Elite 8

Whitney March MadnessBetter late than never, but the 4th annual Return to the ’80s March Madness tournament is here! If you are new to this site, each year one artist is chosen for the March Madness Tournament. We pit their own hit songs against each other. As with last year, voting will be done right here on the site, Twitter – @Returntothe80s,  And the Return to the ’80s group page on Facebook.

Previous winners have been:
2018 – “Out of Touch” in the Hall & Oates March Madness
2019 – “Purple Rain” in the Prince March Madness
2020 – “Crazy For You” in the Madonna March Madness

This year, I was going to go with Phil Collins, but with my busy schedule, I have to jump right into the elite 8. And Collins had way too many top 40 hits to limit it to just 8.

Since Whitney had 7 number one hits in the ’80s, a Wild Card tournament was held to fill in the final slot. The winner was “You Give Good Love.”

Since this tournament will go into April, there is literally no time to waste! So let’s get this party started!
This round will close on Friday April 2.

You can click on the song titles to get the YouTube videos. The poll is at the bottom.

You Give Good Love” vs. “Saving All My Love For You

How Will I Know” vs. “The Greatest Love of All

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” vs. “Didn’t We Almost Have It All

So Emotional” vs. “Where Do Broken Hearts Go