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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

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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

Whitney Houston March Madness

Hi Everybody! It’s that time of year again! This will be the 4th annual Return to the ’80s March Madness. 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 and on Twitter – @Returntothe80s.

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.
However, Whitney is the perfect fit this year. She had 7 straight number 1 hits. And now we can have 4 songs battle it out in this wild card for the final slot.

Voting will close on Sunday March 14.

Here are the songs that will be doing battle this week. You can vote on the poll at the bottom. You can click on the song title to get the YouTube video.

You Give Good Love

This was Whitney’s first single released from her debut album. And what a start! It didn’t top the mainstream chart, but it did land at #3. The song won Favorite Soul/R&B Single at the 13th American Music Awards, and was nominated for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female at the 28th Grammy Awards in 1986.

All at Once

I was shocked to discover that “All At Once” was not released as an official single in the U.S. I think I remember hearing it on the radio a lot. This was always one of my favorites by her.

Love Will Save the Day

This song from Whitney’s sophomore album ended her streak of seven straight #1s. While it did not make the eight in a row, it still managed to hit the top 10, peaking at #9, despite the fact that there was no music video for the song.

One Moment in Time

And last, but certainly not least, here is the song for the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea. The song was Houston’s third number one in the UK Singles Chart, and reached number five on the US Billboard Hot 100. I couldn’t name another Olympic theme song. Any of them would pale in comparison to this.

So there you have it. Let the voting begin!

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 3/9/21

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Question: What type of bright tracksuit became popular in the late ’80s?


Question: How many consecutive number one songs did Whitney Houston have?

Answer: 7

Saving All My Love for You,” “How Will I Know,” “Greatest Love of All,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go

20 Album Challenge – Day 18

The 20 Day Album challenge continues. Today’s pick is the self-titled album, Whitney Houston.

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At a time in my life when I was listening to almost exclusively rock, a force of nature, called Whitney Houston, turned my music-listening upside down. That heart, soul, passion, and my God – that voice! I could not get enough of Whitney’s debut album. She had one smash hit after another off of that album – “You Give Good Love“, “All At Once“, “Saving All My Love For You“, “How Will I Know“, and “The Greatest Love of All“. One of my favorites from the album was “Hold Me“, which was a duet with Teddy Pendergrass. I also remembering Whitney having a guest appearance on the television show Silver Spoons.

This album was not a fluke, as Whitney’s follow-up album, Whitney, was a huge success as well. But, her debut is still my favorite by her. I was really rooting hard for her to make a comeback. She almost did it too. Her final album, 2009’s I Look to You, had some great songs. However, her voice was not quite the same. And you could hear how incredible it would have been if her voice was still there. Unfortunately, Whitney’s demons got the best of her, as she died February 11, 2012.

But, her music will live on forever, and it starts with her debut album.

You can check out the album on Spotify:

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

Coming Soon: Return to the ’80s March Madness Tournament

It’s coming up on that time of year again! Since last year’s inaugural Return to the ’80s March Madness Tournament was a success, we will make this an annual thing. Last year was all about Hall & Oates (with “Out of Touch” being their most popular song among Return to the ’80s readers.

For those of you who discovered this site within this past year, here’s how this works. We take an artist, and place their 16 biggest hits in brackets, and have the same format as the NCAA basketball tournament. Two songs will be pitted against each other for several days, and the winner moves on in the tournament. We keep narrowing it down, until we have a winner. You can vote on this site, as well as on Twitter, and the main Facebook page and the Facebook group page. I will add the votes together.

This year I’m going to need your help to get this started. I am having a difficult time choosing which artist to cover. This is where you come in. I have listed some of the top musical icons of the ’80s. So, please vote for the artist who you would like to see in this year’s tournament. I will leave the voting open for a week. You can vote here, and in the Facebook Group. The Facebook page and Twitter don’t allow enough options, so those pages won’t be used until the actual tournament begins. I have listed Phil Collins (his solo and duet stuff – not Genesis), Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, and Bon Jovi. I should also note that only the singles that charted in the ’80s will be in the actual tournament. I have also allowed the option to write in somebody that is not on the list.

Thank you so much for your help! This should be fun! And unlike any political election, no matter who wins, we all win.

Remember That Song – 1/22/19

Can you name the artist and song:

When me and my friends go out on the town
We can’t sit still and we can’t sit down
We don’t like to fight and we don’t like to scuffle


Last Song: “Saving All My Love For You” by Whitney Houston from the album Whitney Houston (1986)

Great job Melissarob, Steve (@Stephen_T_Sun), BeagleLife72 (@TiffanyNGroce72), and Lillian (@LilliBug93)!!!

You used to tell me we’d run away together
Love gives you the right to be free
You said be patient just wait a little longer
But that’s just an old fantasy

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