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Subject: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/01/13 at 3:23 pm

Thought I'd open this thread with my favourite Rod Stewart song of the 80s ...

Rod Stewart - What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So in Love With You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yfm9kS1mSY

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In the early 80s, The Moody Blues were at the height of a comeback in North America, and with their 1983 album The Present, continued that streak where it peaked at #15 in the UK, #11 in Canada (where it went Gold) and #26 in the US.  It is still my favourite album from them and two of the songs from it were popular hits that I remember quite well ...

The Moody Blues - Blue World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgRfmCr51Ag

The Moody Blues - Sitting at the Wheel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_jFuHKraiE

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/01/13 at 3:24 pm

I should add for those quoting posts, try to remove the video from the quote.  There may be people with slow internet connections and multiple of the same video takes up space lol

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/01/13 at 4:02 pm

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Platinum Blonde: It Doesn't Really Matter


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Duran Duran: New Moon On Monday

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/01/13 at 4:25 pm

Here's a list I did back in 1984 of my favorite AM songs from 1983. 30 years later I think the list is still pretty accurate.

Police  -  King of pain
Police   -      Every breath you take
Dexys Midnight Runners -  Come On Eileen
Billy Joel - Uptown girl
Billy Joel - Allentown
U2- Sunday bloody Sunday
Bonnie Tyler - Total eclipse of the heart
Bryan Adams - This time
David Bowie  - Modern Love
Doug and the Slugs - Who knows how to make love stay
Flock of Seagulls  - Wishing
Matthew Wilder  -  Break my stride
Naked Eyes  - Always something there to remind me
Phil Collins  -  Why can't it wait till morning?
Toto  - I won't hold you back
Pretenders  - Back on the chain gang
Phil Collins Thru these walls
Toto  - Africa
David Bowie  - China girl
Phil Collins   -  Don’t let em' still your heart away
Elton John -  I guess that's why they call it the blues
Stray Cats  - Stray cat strut

The Police's "Synchronicity" album, which was such a good album, was also going to be the Police's last one  :(  although we didn't know this at the time.

For me personally, by 1983, I severely missed 70s music...By late 1982 and 1983, I was wondering what the heck is happening to music. Where did so much of the talent go? All my high school friends felt the same. I still went to a bar (to see bands)  or a concert pretty much every week to listen to music that I thought was much better than the average top 40 song.  I saw Canadian bands like "The Spoons", "The Parachute Club", "The Payolas", "Platinum Blonde" (and others) and the best concert I saw that year was by Peter Gabriel. I had tickets in my hands to see The Police at the Big-O in Montreal, but I gave them up ( what was I thinking!!!) coz of a girl..  (sigh)

Thankfully music in 1984 and 1985 was better than 1983.  I think 1983 was the worst year in music between 1964-1989.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/01/13 at 4:26 pm

Possibly one of the best years in music history. Not kidding.

Not a Donna Summers fan, but I love this song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX7MbG6MiQs...

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/01/13 at 4:43 pm


Here's a list I did back in 1984 of my favorite AM songs from 1983. 30 years later I think the list is still pretty accurate.

Police  -  King of pain
Police   -      Every breath you take
Dexys Midnight Runners -  Come On Eileen
Billy Joel - Uptown girl
Billy Joel - Allentown
U2- Sunday bloody Sunday
Bonnie Tyler - Total eclipse of the heart
Bryan Adams - This time
David Bowie  - Modern Love
Doug and the Slugs - Who knows how to make love stay
Flock of Seagulls  - Wishing
Matthew Wilder  -  Break my stride
Naked Eyes  - Always something there to remind me
Phil Collins  -  Why can't it wait till morning?
Toto  - I won't hold you back
Pretenders  - Back on the chain gang
Phil Collins Thru these walls
Toto  - Africa
David Bowie  - China girl
Phil Collins   -  Don’t let em' still your heart away
Elton John -  I guess that's why they call it the blues
Stray Cats  - Stray cat strut

The Police's "Synchronicity" album, which was such a good album, was also going to be the Police's last one  :(  although we didn't know this at the time.

For me personally, by 1983, I severely missed 70s music...By late 1982 and 1983, I was wondering what the heck is happening to music. Where did so much of the talent go? All my high school friends felt the same. I still went to a bar (to see bands)  or a concert pretty much every week to listen to music that I thought was much better than the average top 40 song.  I saw Canadian bands like "The Spoons", "The Parachute Club", "The Payolas", "Platinum Blonde" (and others) and the best concert I saw that year was by Peter Gabriel. I had tickets in my hands to see The Police at the Big-O in Montreal, but I gave them up ( what was I thinking!!!) coz of a girl..  (sigh)

Thankfully music in 1984 and 1985 was better than 1983. I think 1983 was the worst year in music between 1964-1989.


We have such different opinions. ;D

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/01/13 at 4:47 pm


We have such different opinions. ;D


Oh , I guess we do!  ;D Might have something to do with our age difference too, I think, and the type of music we like. But there were still some songs I liked from 1983 (see above list).

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/01/13 at 9:05 pm

Some good songs in that list warped.

1983 had so many good songs, but not all of them were winners.  Here are a few ones from Canada that I am still a fan of ...

Dan Hill - Love in the Shadows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDlMywZqDqs

Sheriff - When I'm With You
This one actually re-charted in the US in the late 80s, but since we are in the year 1983, you are not supposed to know that yet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyIGlUoTh9I

Teenage Heads - Tornado
Canada's version of The Ramones.  If you ever saw the 1982 movie Class of 1984 starring Perry King and Michael J. Fox, they were the featured band at the club the punks went to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG342NvPZ7g


A few years ago, Dan Hill came to my town for a book signing at the local Chapters for his autobiography.  I was gonna go and have him autograph my 45 of Love in the Shadows, but I had to work that day and couldn't go :(

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/02/13 at 5:32 am


Thankfully music in 1984 and 1985 was better than 1983.  I think 1983 was the worst year in music between 1964-1989.


When I first read this I was like "Nah, can't be THAT bad!"...but then I had a look at the Top 347 of 1983 (according to Dutch Top 40) and I was like "Well, maybe you're not THAT far off!" ;D

Even though I can still sing/hum nearly every song in the list, there's not a lot there that would make my All Time Greatest Hits list.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/02/13 at 5:40 am

Hard to believe this was 30 years ago... the late Forrest (Thomas).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY34h4npvi4

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/02/13 at 6:19 am


Duran Duran: New Moon On Monday


I remember New Moon On Monday.  :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/02/13 at 6:22 am


Possibly one of the best years in music history. Not kidding.

Not a Donna Summers fan, but I love this song...

She Works Hard For the Money


love this song. she looks serious in the video.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/02/13 at 6:25 am


Hard to believe this was 30 years ago... the late Forrest (Thomas).

Rock the Boat


Wow Henk, didn't know he passed away. :(

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/02/13 at 6:30 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXuvdeEC5y8

Madness- Our House

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/02/13 at 6:42 am


I should add for those quoting posts, try to remove the video from the quote.  There may be people with slow internet connections and multiple of the same video takes up space lol


A quick reminder for Howard... ::)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/02/13 at 6:44 am


Wow Henk, didn't know he passed away. :(


Sadly he has, just a couple of weeks ago.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/02/13 at 7:46 am


I remember New Moon On Monday.  :)


Yep! That was one of DD's most famous songs.  It Doesn't Really Matter was one of PB's most famous songs to never chart in the US.  :)  DD had a slew of hits from Seven and the Ragged Tiger which is my favourite DD album to date.  :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/02/13 at 8:33 am


Hard to believe this was 30 years ago... the late Forrest (Thomas).



His cover of Rock the Boat was indeed Fantastic!  I had no idea he had passed away either :(

Rock the Boat made it to #6 in the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/02/13 at 8:39 am


Yep! That was one of DD's most famous songs.  It Doesn't Really Matter was one of PB's most famous songs to never chart in the US.  :)  DD had a slew of hits from Seven and the Ragged Tiger which is my favourite DD album to date.  :)


Seven and the Ragged Tiger is one of the few albums of the 80s where I enjoy the album tracks just as much as the hits.  Hence this one ...

Shadows on Your Side
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35SR5S7rgE

That album was released as a 3 disc box set a few years ago that include 5 post cards, a booklet and a poster.  They did the same thing for Rio and the self-titled 1981 debut.  All 3 proudly sit in my collection!

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/02/13 at 9:59 am


Seven and the Ragged Tiger is one of the few albums of the 80s where I enjoy the album tracks just as much as the hits.  Hence this one ...

Shadows on Your Side.  That album was released as a 3 disc box set a few years ago that include 5 post cards, a booklet and a poster.  They did the same thing for Rio and the self-titled 1981 debut.  All 3 proudly sit in my collection!


Oh I did not know that whistledog.

Here's another one of personal favourites.  The single was released in 1982 but the album didn't come out untill March 7, 1983.  There's going to be an anniversary box set of the Hurting to commemorate the event.

SFsHSHE-iJQ

Many have tried and many have failed miserably to match the quality of this song. 

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/02/13 at 10:34 am

^ I know you do not like covers of TFF songs, but the closest anyone ever came was the 2001 Gary Jules/Michael Andrews version, which went on to become a bigger hit than the original by TFF.  The Gary Jules cover also was the first version of the song to chart in the US, where it reached #30 on the Modern Rock chart

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/02/13 at 10:47 am


^ I know you do not like covers of TFF songs, but the closest anyone ever came was the 2001 Gary Jules/Michael Andrews version, which went on to become a bigger hit than the original by TFF.  The Gary Jules cover also was the first version of the song to chart in the US, where it reached #30 on the Modern Rock chart


I tried listening to Gary Jules' cover version and I really didn't like it.  It may have been a fluke hit for Mr Jules but I like original.  That's just my preference.  LOL! :D

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/02/13 at 12:09 pm

Here's a link to the top 100 songs from Toronto's CHUM-AM radio station.

http://craig.sowny.ca/www/www3.sympatico.ca/craig.smith/chum83.htm

Here's the top 10 from that list.

1 Every Breath You Take - Police
2 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
3 Let's Dance  - David Bowie
4 Electric Avenue - Eddie Grant
5 True - Spandau Ballet
6 All Night Long - Lionel Richie
7 Manaic- Michael Sembello
8 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me -Culture Club
9 Flashdance -  Irene Cara
10 Hungry Like A Wolf- Duran Duran

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/02/13 at 1:53 pm


Here's a link to the top 100 songs from Toronto's CHUM-AM radio station.

http://craig.sowny.ca/www/www3.sympatico.ca/craig.smith/chum83.htm

Here's the top 10 from that list.

1 Every Breath You Take - Police
2 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
3 Let's Dance  - David Bowie
4 Electric Avenue - Eddie Grant
5 True - Spandau Ballet
6 All Night Long - Lionel Richie
7 Manaic- Michael Sembello
8 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me -Culture Club
9 Flashdance -  Irene Cara
10 Hungry Like A Wolf- Duran Duran


Hungry Like A Wolf was from the 1982 album Rio.  :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/02/13 at 2:02 pm


Hungry Like A Wolf was from the 1982 album Rio.  :)


It was. It charted in the UK in 1982. When released in America in 1982, it didnt  chart. If my memory is correct, it was released again in late 1982 or very early 1983 and peaked in ... Maybe Feb or March 1983.

That is why it's on the list for 1983. :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/02/13 at 3:15 pm


It was. It charted in the UK in 1982. When released in America in 1982, it didnt  chart. If my memory is correct, it was released again in late 1982 or very early 1983 and peaked in ... Maybe Feb or March 1983.

That is why it's on the list for 1983. :)


This is correct.  Because I am a super geek about this kind of stuff, bear with me lol

Hungry Like the Wolf was released in the UK during May of 1982 where it went on to peak at #5 there.  It never entered the Canadian chart until January of 1983, and went to peak at #1 in March.  It was their first hit in Canada

The parent album Rio was their first chart entry in Canada, peaking at #43 in June of 1982, but with no hit singles, it fell off the chart 4 weeks later.  When the Canadian Albums chart expanded from a Top 50 back to a Top 100 in October 1982, it re-entered at #54, but again with no hit singles, it fell off the chart once again 4 weeks later.

Due to the success of Hungry Like the Wolf, the album Rio re-entered the Canadian chart in February of 1983 and hit #1 in April

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/02/13 at 7:21 pm


His cover of Rock the Boat was indeed Fantastic!  I had no idea he had passed away either :(

Rock the Boat made it to #6 in the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart


he also had "(One Monkey) Don't Stop No Show"

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/02/13 at 7:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v89zYN2oLDY

Fatback-"Is This The Future?"

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/02/13 at 8:05 pm


This is correct.  Because I am a super geek about this kind of stuff, bear with me lol

Hungry Like the Wolf was released in the UK during May of 1982 where it went on to peak at #5 there.  It never entered the Canadian chart until January of 1983, and went to peak at #1 in March.  It was their first hit in Canada

The parent album Rio was their first chart entry in Canada, peaking at #43 in June of 1982, but with no hit singles, it fell off the chart 4 weeks later.  When the Canadian Albums chart expanded from a Top 50 back to a Top 100 in October 1982, it re-entered at #54, but again with no hit singles, it fell off the chart once again 4 weeks later.

Due to the success of Hungry Like the Wolf, the album Rio re-entered the Canadian chart in February of 1983 and hit #1 in April


Ahh okay.  I gotcha.  ;) ;)  It didn't chart until 1983.  :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/02/13 at 8:55 pm

I love so many of those songs. Like I say, I was born at the wrong time. I play nothing but music from around that time. It really is some great music that I do treasure and appreciate. And I'll toss on Donna Summer to listen to before Rihanna any day.

(I like Donna Summer so much and respect her, in my novel, one of the boy characters is crazy about her!)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/02/13 at 9:26 pm

Here are some artists who said hello in 1983 (their first hit single)

Berlin - Sex (I'm A ...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vYEFiQyNo8

New Edition - Candy Girl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAFg2TQk9v0

Naked Eyes - Always Something There to Remind Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMAe31FFHbo

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/02/13 at 11:22 pm


Madness- Our House


Yes I remember this.  :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/03/13 at 7:27 am


Here are some artists who said hello in 1983 (their first hit single)

Berlin - Sex (I'm A ...)

New Edition - Candy Girl

Naked Eyes - Always Something There to Remind Me


New Edition hit it big in 1983.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/03/13 at 7:31 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHhD4PD75zY

one of my favorites Herbie Hancock- Rockit!

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/03/13 at 8:01 am


one of my favorites Herbie Hancock- Rockit!


I always thought that one was wierd.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/03/13 at 8:13 am


I always thought that one was wierd.


and with those mannequins dancing like that.  :o

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/03/13 at 9:07 am

Comeback artists in 1983 ...

Sergio Mendes - Never Gonna Let You Go
His first chart appearance since 1969
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N2nh6sT2WY

The Bat Boys - OK Blue Jays
Sung by Keith Hampshire.  His first chart hit in Canada since 1974.  This is still sung by fans at Blue Jays games
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKyllyP1TeI

The Hollies - Stop in the Name of Love
Their first North American chart appearance since 1975.  Plus, the welcome return of Graham Nash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfuFZfL7qps

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/03/13 at 12:02 pm


and with those mannequins dancing like that.  :o


Yep.  That's why it was so wierd to me.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Starde on 10/03/13 at 12:23 pm

Damn. Now I'm having a hard time deciding my top 3 fave years of music from the 1980's. Love a lot of songs from '83. Did you guys skip 1981? :D

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/03/13 at 12:58 pm


Comeback artists in 1983 ...

Sergio Mendes - Never Gonna Let You Go
His first chart appearance since 1969

The Bat Boys - OK Blue Jays
Sung by Keith Hampshire.  His first chart hit in Canada since 1974.  This is still sung by fans at Blue Jays games

The Hollies - Stop in the Name of Love
Their first North American chart appearance since 1975.  Plus, the welcome return of Graham Nash



such a great song by Sergio Mendes.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/03/13 at 1:05 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG3PnQ3tgzY

Taco- Puttin On The Ritz

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/03/13 at 1:49 pm

Some good ones from the UK charts that we in North America did not see ...

Orange Juice - Rip it Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESy-Z8vqMrE

Marillion - Garden Party
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OurjUT67Chk

Tracie - The House That Jack Built
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU_f_A28GOU

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/04/13 at 3:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg6sVDcJdhk

You Are- Lionel Richie

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/05/13 at 5:23 pm


Taco- Puttin On The Ritz


That was a great song.  Taco is from Germany.  In some countries, Taco wasn't a one hit wonder ...

Taco - The Hit Singles
1983 - Puttin' on the Ritz
1983 - Singin' in the Rain
1984 - Cheek to Cheek

Taco - The Hit Albums
1983 - After Eight
1984 - Let's Face the Music

GER = Germany
AC = Adult Contemporary Chart


I actually didn't know Cheek to Cheek charted in Canada until now.  I know the song well because I had the After Eight album and listened to it like crazy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgLfgrPeib8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XOjW9SbwdQ

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/05/13 at 5:52 pm

1983 was the year that American singer Kim Carnes released my favourite song of hers.  It was called Invisible Hands and was just fantastic!  Taken from her 8th album Cafe Racers that was also released in 1983

Invisible Hands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT1CDPz86CI

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: karen on 10/06/13 at 6:12 am


Hard to believe this was 30 years ago... the late Forrest (Thomas).

Rock the Boat video


I was just wondering the other day who did the 80s cover version.  The Hues Corporation version was playing on the radio and I was sure that another version had been released in 82/83 but couldn't recall the artist.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/06/13 at 3:07 pm


That was a great song.  Taco is from Germany.  In some countries, Taco wasn't a one hit wonder ...

Taco - The Hit Singles
1983 - Puttin' on the Ritz
1983 - Singin' in the Rain
1984 - Cheek to Cheek

Taco - The Hit Albums
1983 - After Eight
1984 - Let's Face the Music

GER = Germany
AC = Adult Contemporary Chart


I actually didn't know Cheek to Cheek charted in Canada until now.  I know the song well because I had the After Eight album and listened to it like crazy




Wow, those were some great tunes he had. How come he was popular overseas instead of U.S? ???

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/06/13 at 3:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVMnRN2TdVw

Donna Summer (featuring Musical Youth)-Unconditional Love

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/06/13 at 5:31 pm



Wow, those were some great tunes he had. How come he was popular overseas instead of U.S? ???


Not sure what the US or even the UK did not see, but they missed out on some great tunes

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/07/13 at 6:31 am


Not sure what the US or even the UK did not see, but they missed out on some great tunes


Wikipedia says he is Indonesian.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/07/13 at 11:34 am


Wikipedia says he is Indonesian.


Wikipedia also says a three headed woman lives in Arizona
He was born there, but he started his music career in Germany where he apparently lived for most of his life

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/07/13 at 7:28 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epEQhxslprE

Gary Byrd & The GB Experience-The Crown

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/07/13 at 8:40 pm


Gary Byrd & The GB Experience-The Crown


That is a very good song.  I always found it odd that it was only ever released as a 12" single.  Radio would have watered it down just to play it

Speaking of funk/dance music of 1983, here are a few other good ones ...

Goldie Alexander - Knocking Down Love
A Canadian artist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WSTA6R0-80


Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin - The Harder They Come
A cover of the 1972 Jimmy Cliff song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTLujfiQ3f4

David Joseph - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi49eeCwnVQ

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/08/13 at 6:30 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdP7X-ALgfQ

Marcia Griffiths (with Bunny Wailer) instrumental-Electric Boogie

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Starde on 10/11/13 at 10:12 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_XP0EXsT_4

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/12/13 at 8:07 am

Pink Floyd ~ Not now John

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIiLviSpVNo

Not a great song by their standards, but I listened to it.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/12/13 at 3:23 pm





Oh yeah this is my jam.  :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/12/13 at 3:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w37whCaSYJQ

Real Thing-Street Corner Boogie.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/16/13 at 7:56 am

56HSPQHSqEE

Sunglasses at Night: Corey Hart
First Offense 1983


I wear my sunglasses at night so I can; so I can
Watch you live and breathe your story line
I wear my sunglasses at night so I can; so I can
keep track of visions in my eyes

While she's deceiving me
she cuts my security
She got control of me
I turn to her and say

Don't push the blade on a guy in shades oh no
Don't masqurade with a guy in shades oh no
I can't believe it
cause you've got it made with the guy in shades oh no.

I wear my sunglasses at night so I can; so I can
forget my name while you collect your pay
I wear my sunglasses at night so I can; so I can
see the light that's right before my eyes

While she's deceiving me
she cuts my security
She got control of me
I turn to her and say

Don't push the blade on a guy in shades oh no
Don't masqurade with a guy in shades oh no
I can't believe it
Don't be afraid of a guy in shades oh no
I'm kind of scared to
cause you've got it made with a guy in shades oh no

I say I wear my sunglasses at night
I wear my sunglasses at night
I wear my sunglasses at night
I say it  to you
I wear my sunglasses at night
I wear my sunglasses at night
I wear my sunglasses at night
I cry to you
I wear my sunglasses at night
I wear my sunglasses at night
I wear my sunglasses at night

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/16/13 at 8:18 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc-P8oDuS0Q

Dexy Midnight Runners-Come On Eileen

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 3:32 pm



Sunglasses at Night: Corey Hart
First Offense 1983


I love that song.  Surprisingly, that song was never a Top 20 hit in Canada, but made the US Top 10

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/16/13 at 4:21 pm


I love that song.  Surprisingly, that song was never a Top 20 hit in Canada, but made the US Top 10


Never knew it wasn't a hit here. 

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 5:17 pm


Never knew it wasn't a hit here. 


It still was.  It made #24 in Canada

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 8:52 pm

In 1982, Daryl Hall and John Oates released their 11th album titled H2O and by 1983, it had become their most successful album to date, reaching #3 in both the US and UK and #1 in Canada

The lead single from the album was Maneater and went on to top the US chart ...

Hall and Oates - Maneater
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRYFKcMa_Ek

This album also featured 2 other singles, both which reached the US and UK Top 10:  One and One and Family Man.  The latter was a cover of the 1982 Mike Oldfield song.  Whereas Oldfield failed to turn this song into a BIG hit, H&O did, however in Canada, they chose not to release their version as a single as the Oldfield original made the Canadian Top 40 and was still popular, so they selected the John Oates sung Italian Girls as the 3rd single for the Canadian market, and it became a Top 40 hit ...

Hall and Oates - Italian Girls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvg8OhfMR4A

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 9:07 pm

On the subject of Mike Oldfield, 1983 was the year he released one of my all-time favourite 80s songs.  It was called Moonlight Shadow and like Family Man, was sung by Maggie Reilly.  This song is just beautiful!

Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3s8QubKryY

The album reached #6 in the UK and #57 in Canada.  It is my favourite Mike Oldfield album (yes, I like it more than Tubular Bells)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/16/13 at 9:13 pm


It still was.  It made #24 in Canada


I meant it wasn't at top 10 hit.  :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/17/13 at 12:19 am

Come on Eileen is one of my favorite songs. I don't know why, its just so catchy to me! 

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/17/13 at 12:45 am

Me too.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/17/13 at 6:42 am


I love that song.  Surprisingly, that song was never a Top 20 hit in Canada, but made the US Top 10


But He's from Canada, right?  ???

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/17/13 at 6:45 am


In 1982, Daryl Hall and John Oates released their 11th album titled H2O and by 1983, it had become their most successful album to date, reaching #3 in both the US and UK and #1 in Canada

The lead single from the album was Maneater and went on to top the US chart ...

Hall and Oates - Maneater


This album also featured 2 other singles, both which reached the US and UK Top 10:  One and One and Family Man.  The latter was a cover of the 1982 Mike Oldfield song.  Whereas Oldfield failed to turn this song into a BIG hit, H&O did, however in Canada, they chose not to release their version as a single as the Oldfield original made the Canadian Top 40 and was still popular, so they selected the John Oates sung Italian Girls as the 3rd single for the Canadian market, and it became a Top 40 hit ...

Hall and Oates - Italian Girls



Maneater is my favorite.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/17/13 at 6:51 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdS6GBCs_7U

Surface- Falling In Love

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/17/13 at 11:08 pm


But He's from Canada, right?  ???


He is, as long as Quebec never separates lol

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/17/13 at 11:10 pm


But He's from Canada, right?  ???


Yep.  He's from Montreal. 

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/18/13 at 3:47 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyfXXf4traA

Rufus-The Time Is Right

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/20/13 at 3:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ukTTxXChrs

Zest-Hot & Tasty Love

one hit wonder, that's all.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/20/13 at 4:03 pm

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It Ain't Enough
Corey Hart
First Offense (1983)

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Version 2

I could capture all the love the great romantics had
Sing you a song that ain't half bad
But that ain't enough... that ain't enough for you
And I could run across the world, to bring you the sun
Look in your eyes one on one
But that ain't enough... that ain't enough for you.

And I could carry the weight of your sad times, dear
And give you the strength to face your fears
I know I'll never be afraid to say
I'm here by your side and I'm gonna stay

I could preach about love that one shouldn't forsake
Work on my style of give and take
But that ain't enough... That ain't enough for you
Said ain't enough... it ain't enough for you

And I could carry the weight of your sad times, dear
And give you the strength to face your fears
I know I'll never be afraid to say
I'm here by your side and I'm gonna stay
Just a little closer to you, yeah

I could pour you a drink like I pour out my heart
Smile when I'm sad and act dumb when I'm smart
But that ain't enough... that ain't enough for you
That ain't enough for you

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/21/13 at 6:25 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT7ttNMPUHY

Stephanie-Funky School
that's if you can understand her French.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/21/13 at 10:21 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT7ttNMPUHY

Stephanie-Funky School
that's if you can understand her French.


I can understand what she says, but I really dislike this song so I had to stop it after 20 seconds. Sorry Howard, I can't tolerate disco funk, otherwise I would translate it for you.  :-\\

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/21/13 at 7:23 pm


I can understand what she says, but I really dislike this song so I had to stop it after 20 seconds. Sorry Howard, I can't tolerate disco funk, otherwise I would translate it for you.  :-\\


It's ok, no problem Warped.  :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/21/13 at 7:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgVZe0nPH9g

Deco-Fresh Idea

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 10/21/13 at 10:52 pm

Lionel Richie - Running With The Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT-TJaKhmuQ

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 10/22/13 at 12:19 am

*Edit* keeps saying my link is invalid!

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/22/13 at 1:08 am


Stephanie-Funky School
that's if you can understand her French.


What the effing hell was that? ;D

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/22/13 at 6:22 am


Lionel Richie - Running With The Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT-TJaKhmuQ


great video, the video is brilliant.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/22/13 at 6:23 am


What the effing hell was that? ;D


some French woman singing Funky School, I guess.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/22/13 at 6:26 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqlZ9e2cN-Y

Rene & Angela- Banging The Boogie

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/22/13 at 5:41 pm

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Not In Love
Platinum Blonde
Standing In The Dark (1983)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/22/13 at 6:04 pm

THIS IS LIKE THE MUSIC WONDERLAND OF MY DREAMS! YAY! THANK YOU SO MUCH!


Someone erase Funky School!  :(

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/22/13 at 6:13 pm

2 from 1983

Dire straits ~ twisting by the pool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgrIIuFeBgo

Eurythmics - Love Is A Stranger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6f593X6rv8

In 1983, I used to play pick-up soccer on Sundays from 3 to 6 pm. Rain or sunshine. On my way home by public transit, used to listen to these 2 songs on my Sony walkman. I can't believe it's 30 years ago.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/22/13 at 7:12 pm


THIS IS LIKE THE MUSIC WONDERLAND OF MY DREAMS! YAY! THANK YOU SO MUCH!


Someone erase Funky School!  :(


Why? What's wrong with it?  ???

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/22/13 at 7:16 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqBh3_muVhk

West Phillips-I'm Just A Sucker For A Pretty Face

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 10/23/13 at 11:31 am

Real Life - Send me an angel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6zBjYIyz-0

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 10/23/13 at 11:42 am


Real Life - Send me an angel


I enjoy that one. Good song. 8)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/23/13 at 1:56 pm


Real Life - Send me an angel


I like that song, but i need to start remembering to remove the YouTube videos when I quote them

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/23/13 at 1:58 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpC81-SJcvo

Bonnie Tyler- Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/23/13 at 2:52 pm



Bonnie Tyler- Total Eclipse Of The Heart


Good song, Howard.

(Note to self...Howard and I just agreed on a song...must buy lottery ticket.)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/23/13 at 6:55 pm


Bonnie Tyler- Total Eclipse Of The Heart


That song was written by Jim Steinman.  The male voice singing "turn around bright eyes" is Rory Dodd, who is from Canada. 
Rory Dodd also sang backup on the 1983 Air Supply hit Making Love Out of Nothing at All, which was also written by Jim Steinman.

Making Love Out of Nothing At All reached #2 in the US chart.  It was kept off the top spot by Total Eclipse of the Heart

Air Supply - Making Love Out of Nothing At All
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX9Y1xxz0Dk

And speaking of Jim Steinman, he wrote a song for Meatloaf called Read 'Em and Weep and appeared as an album track on his 1981 Dead Ringer album.  It was covered by Barry Manilow for his 1983 album Greatest Hits Volume II and became a Top 20 hit (it technically peaked in the chart in 1984, but it was released in December of 1983) 

Barry Manilow - Read 'Em and Weep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJAWwHqM8o4

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/23/13 at 7:15 pm

In 1982, John Farnham replaced Glenn Shorrock as the lead singer for the Australian group Little River Band.
In 1983, the group released their 7th album The Net, which was Farnham's first full studio album with the band.  Though the album didn't sell as well as their previous releases, it still sent 2 singles into the US Top 40 ...

Little River Band - We Two
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7jOdhq2Fa4

Little River Band - You're Driving Me Out of My Mind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nyglejbU7s

We Two is my favourite LRB song.  I just love it!


What became of Glenn Shorrock?  Well, in 1983 he put out his debut solo album Villain of the Peace which did well in Australia, but in the US, it produced just 1 chart single, but what the fantastic song it was.  I have the album and this track is one of my favourites of 1983 ...

Glenn Shorrock - Don't Girls Get Lonely
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvWsuuiVVFk


If you ever get the chance to see Little River Band in concert today ... don't!  No one currently in the band is an original member, nor are any of them from Australia.  American singer Wayne Nelson (who joined the band in 1980, and sang lead on The Night Owls) is still a member, but on the whole, the current Little River Band is nothing more than a Little River Band cover band

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/24/13 at 7:26 am

A piece of left-field fluff from that year...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXBLJ6JHdFM

Celebrity photographer Lynn Goldsmith is the adjusted spoken voice, while Carly Simon provides the singing - not only that, but it had involvement from Stevie Winwood, Nile Rodgers (of Chic) and Todd Rundgren! Quite a eclectic mix...

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/24/13 at 3:35 pm


Kissing With Confidence - Will Powers

Celebrity photographer Lynn Goldsmith is the adjusted spoken voice, while Carly Simon provides the singing - not only that, but it had involvement from Stevie Winwood, Nile Rodgers (of Chic) and Todd Rundgren! Quite a eclectic mix...


I didn't know Steve Winwood was involved in that.  It is a weird song, but one of many songs around at the time to use the vocoder.  I once read a forum where someone said that song had the best ever use of a vocoder at that point, but to me, the best will always be Crimson and Clover by Tommy James

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/24/13 at 4:08 pm


That song was written by Jim Steinman.  The male voice singing "turn around bright eyes" is Rory Dodd, who is from Canada. 
Rory Dodd also sang backup on the 1983 Air Supply hit Making Love Out of Nothing at All, which was also written by Jim Steinman.

Making Love Out of Nothing At All reached #2 in the US chart.  It was kept off the top spot by Total Eclipse of the Heart

Air Supply - Making Love Out of Nothing At All


And speaking of Jim Steinman, he wrote a song for Meatloaf called Read 'Em and Weep and appeared as an album track on his 1981 Dead Ringer album.  It was covered by Barry Manilow for his 1983 album Greatest Hits Volume II and became a Top 20 hit (it technically peaked in the chart in 1984, but it was released in December of 1983) 

Barry Manilow - Read 'Em and Weep



Air Supply has the best songs.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/24/13 at 4:11 pm


A piece of left-field fluff from that year...


Celebrity photographer Lynn Goldsmith is the adjusted spoken voice, while Carly Simon provides the singing - not only that, but it had involvement from Stevie Winwood, Nile Rodgers (of Chic) and Todd Rundgren! Quite a eclectic mix...


really interesting video.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/24/13 at 4:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffoGkVz5nl0

Donna Summer-Unconditional Love

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/29/13 at 1:03 am

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Katrina and the Waves: Walking On Sunshine.

Where the hell were most of you in 1983 when this song was released?

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/29/13 at 6:31 am



Katrina and the Waves: Walking On Sunshine.

Where the hell were most of you in 1983 when this song was released?


love this song but I don't think this is 1983, that song was made in 1984, I believe maybe Mr DJ can confirm this.  ;)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/29/13 at 6:33 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMeCMOEK_IY

Transit- Dance Groove

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/29/13 at 7:04 am


love this song but I don't think this is 1983, that song was made in 1984, I believe maybe Mr DJ can confirm this.  ;)


The song was first released to the world in 1983, but pretty much no one heard it until 1985.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/29/13 at 8:43 am


The song was first released to the world in 1983, but pretty much no one heard it until 1985.


The version that most of the world knows is the re-recorded one from '85...

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/29/13 at 3:37 pm


The song was first released to the world in 1983, but pretty much no one heard it until 1985.


The first Katrina and the Waves album titled Walking on Sunshine was released only in Canada in 1983 as the Canadian record label Attic were the only label that sparked interest in the band.  It wasn't until 1985 with their third album (which was self-titled) that they actually charted in Canada.  Walking on Sunshine was a hit for Canada and the rest of the world in 1985

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/29/13 at 7:44 pm


Hall & Oates-Out Of Touch


That was 1984

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/29/13 at 8:22 pm

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UB40: Red Red Wine which is a cover of the Neil Diamond song.  :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/29/13 at 8:52 pm


UB40: Red Red Wine which is a cover of the Neil Diamond song.  :)


Yes and no.  It's kind of an interesting bit of trivia:  The members of UB40 at the time were only familiar with the 1969 version by Tony Tribe which was a #46 hit in their native UK.  They had no idea it was a Neil Diamond song, as the writing credit only said Diamond. 

The album that song appears on was called Labour of Love and was a collection of covers of reggae songs.  UB40 recently released their 18th album and it's fantastic! :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/29/13 at 8:58 pm


Yes and no.  It's kind of an interesting bit of trivia:  The members of UB40 at the time were only familiar with the 1969 version by Tony Tribe which was a #46 hit in their native UK.  They had no idea it was a Neil Diamond song, as the writing credit only said Diamond. 

The album that song appears on was called Labour of Love and was a collection of covers of reggae songs.  UB40 recently released their 18th album and it's fantastic! :)


I had no idea that was a Neil Diamond song either.  :) Who knew that 10 years later they would have a hit with Elvis's song Can't Help Falling In Love With You; a song that Corey Hart made famous in 1986.  :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/29/13 at 9:24 pm


I had no idea that was a Neil Diamond song either.  :) Who knew that 10 years later they would have a hit with Elvis's song Can't Help Falling In Love With You; a song that Corey Hart made famous in 1986.  :)


Almost every hit that UB40 had was a cover song lol
I used to always question why they put out covers albums (Labour of Love 1-4)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/30/13 at 7:32 am


UB40 - Red Red Wine


I like this song and they also remade that Temptations song too.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/30/13 at 7:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHnJp0oyOxs

Allentown-Billy Joel

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/30/13 at 10:07 pm

Allentown is one of my favourite Joel songs.  I have good memories of that one :)


Here's a trio of great rock/metal hits of 1983. 

Thin Lizzy - Cold Sweat
This song has my favourite guitar solo of the 80s!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgovEnkF6tM

Twisted Sister - I Am (I'm Me)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUe_V81d_BU

Saxon - Power and the Glory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pESK87BCn0

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/30/13 at 10:13 pm

Some great Jazz/pop hits of 1983 ...

Carmel - Bad Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdohz3yTWWc

Shakatak - Dark is the Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csZ74gw5xic

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 10/30/13 at 11:54 pm



Shakatak - Dark is the Night



Wow - that unmistakably early 80s sound that I love! Totally forgot about this one, didn't even know it was by Shakatak. That's why I love threads like this!

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/31/13 at 6:58 am


Some great Jazz/pop hits of 1983 ...

Carmel - Bad Day


Shakatak - Dark is the Night



Shakatak also had "Nightbirds".

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/31/13 at 7:03 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzrFKMpbVFI&feature=player_embedded#t=31

Raymun- Do You Feel Like I Feel?

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/05/13 at 7:03 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvBe5Wfsek0

Magnetic- Earth Wind And Fire

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/05/13 at 8:48 pm

sheesh! I could have sworn that I posted this song?

WnJ_xyFI0pQ

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/05/13 at 8:54 pm


sheesh! I could have sworn that I posted this song?



That might be the only Platinum Blonde song you haven't posted yet ;)  :D

Just kidding, they were a good band, and were great in concert. I had a blast seeing them.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/05/13 at 9:12 pm



That might be the only Platinum Blonde song you haven't posted yet ;)  :D

Just kidding, they were a good band, and were great in concert. I had a blast seeing them.


Karma for making me laugh.

They're still going strong even with the notable absence of Kenny MacLean and Chris Steffler.  Their stand ins Rob Laidlaw, on the bass, and Dan Todd on the drums are just fantastic.  I have yet to see them live.  Maybe they'll be in my town on the anniversary tour next year.  God I can't wait for the anniversary rerelease of Standing In The Dark.  :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 7:01 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-OiDc_9jgo

T-Ski Valley- It's The 80's

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/06/13 at 4:53 pm

One hit wonder time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrVy0nMUADc

...featuring a very young Juliet Roberts on vocal, I always have a soft spot in my heart for this!

For whatever reason, it has never made the transition to a digital reissue in any shape or form! Shame...

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 6:23 pm


One hit wonder time...



...featuring a very young Juliet Roberts on vocal, I always have a soft spot in my heart for this!

For whatever reason, it has never made the transition to a digital reissue in any shape or form! Shame...


I hear this all the time.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/06/13 at 10:09 pm


The Funk Masters - It's Over


One of my favourite songs of the 80s.  I just love it!

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/06/13 at 10:10 pm

In 1981, the late Austrian singer Falco recorded a song called Der Kommissar and it became a BIG hit, reaching #1 in several European countries.  In 1982, it was released as a single in North America, however shortly before this, a British group called After the Fire (or ATF for short) recorded a cover version and released theirs first.  Falco's version failed to reach either the mainstream US or UK chart, but the ATF version did, however it failed to reach the Top 40 in the UK.

In Canada, both versions hit our charts around the same time, a race which Falco won, but just barely as both songs peaked at the exact same time in January of 1983, one after the other

Falco - Der Kommissar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w4Xulsjo5I

ATF - Der Kommissar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBfFDTPPlaM


This is one of my favourite things in music trivia/history and it was not the first time something like this happened in the Canadian chart, but I will save that one for another thread.  Here is the complete chart run of both songs in Canada ... 

November 27, 1982
After the Fire

December 4, 1982
After the Fire

December 11, 1982
After the Fire
Falco

December 18, 1982
After the Fire
Falco

December 25, 1982
After the Fire
Falco

January 15, 1983
After the Fire
Falco

January 22, 1983
After the Fire
Falco

January 29, 1983
After the Fire
Falco

February 5, 1983
After the Fire
Falco

February 12, 1983
After the Fire
Falco

February 19, 1983
After the Fire
Falco

February 26, 1983
After the Fire
Falco

March 5, 1983
After the Fire

March 12, 1983
After the Fire

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/06/13 at 10:10 pm

Oh, and for the record, I like Falco's version better.


1983 was the year of my favourite song by Christopher Cross ...

Christopher Cross - All Right
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJb5Gu1jTFk


In 1983, Elvis Presley rocked the chart with The Elvis Medley.  This was obviously released long after his passing, and also to capitalize on the medley craze that was happening in the charts at the time.  Unlike the other medley songs that were out there, this one didn't have a disco beat.  It was just Elvis doing that thing he did best all blended into one.  It was released in 1982, but peaked in early 1983 ...

The Elvis Medley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18Sl68JEkoE

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/07/13 at 7:07 am


After the Fire - Der Kommissar


Was After The Fire a British band? ???

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/07/13 at 7:08 am


Was After The Fire a British band? ???


Read Whistledog's post again. It's right there on the second line from the top.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/07/13 at 7:10 am


The Elvis Medley



I never thought a song like Elvis Medley would top the charts. He also had "Rubbernecking", Wasn't that in the 80's as like a remix of some sort? ???

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/07/13 at 7:13 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH6bGsjQ6Mo


Pia Sadora- Clapping Song

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/07/13 at 7:21 am



Pia Sadora- Clapping Song


The people who had anything to do with that song...must be severely punished.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/07/13 at 2:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUDcTLaWJuo

ZZ Top- Legs

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/11/13 at 1:54 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAv500Q6bfA

Frank Stallone-Far From Over

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/14/13 at 10:55 pm



UB40: Red Red Wine which is a cover of the Neil Diamond song.  :)

Many people aren't familiar with the Neil Diamond version...but I for one have heard it. In addition, UB40 released another version of the song 5 years later, a longer version with additional vocals by Astro at the end, lengthening the entire track by a couple minutes.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/15/13 at 3:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHp0s2wKajw


Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson-Girl Is Mine

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/15/13 at 5:26 pm


In addition, UB40 released another version of the song 5 years later, a longer version with additional vocals by Astro at the end, lengthening the entire track by a couple minutes.


It's not a different version - it's the self-same version that appeared on the 'Labour Of Love' LP.

The original single is simply an edit of it...another chorus is tacked on where the rap starts and then fades out.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/16/13 at 5:18 pm


time for a one hot wonder- Cash-Hot Thang


For me, that's a I didn't know that was a hit, nor had I ever heard of it before wonder lol

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/17/13 at 3:31 pm


For me, that's a I didn't know that was a hit, nor had I ever heard of it before wonder lol


never heard of them either.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/17/13 at 3:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bACKLW19XdE


everybody on board the party train, Gap Band-Party Train

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/17/13 at 3:37 pm


never heard of them either.


Then..why did you post it if you never heard of them?

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/17/13 at 5:10 pm


Then..why did you post it if you never heard of them?


it was something interesting for a change.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/17/13 at 5:58 pm


never heard of them either.


Then how do you know they were even a "hit" wonder?

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/18/13 at 6:37 am


Then how do you know they were even a "hit" wonder?


It was one of those one word named bands that come on the scene and make one or 2 hits and they will be heard from again.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/18/13 at 6:40 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZG3M_hFJZg

Finis Henderson- Skip To My Lou

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/19/13 at 8:45 pm


It was one of those one word named bands that come on the scene and make one or 2 hits and they will be heard from again.


That still didn't answer my question.  Not trying to nitpick, as I always like learning about songs I hadn't heard before, but it seems that you are just posting songs for the sake of posting something.  Post songs you've heard of, songs that you know :)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/20/13 at 6:38 am


That still didn't answer my question.  Not trying to nitpick, as I always like learning about songs I hadn't heard before, but it seems that you are just posting songs for the sake of posting something.  Post songs you've heard of, songs that you know :)


I don't post songs just for the sake of posting a song, I haven't heard that song in quite a long time.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/20/13 at 6:41 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyoFQ51mPzM

Miquel Brown- So Many Men, So Little Time

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/20/13 at 9:10 am


I don't post songs just for the sake of posting a song, I haven't heard that song in quite a long time.


But you just said you'd never heard of them before ::)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/20/13 at 10:33 am


But you just said you'd never heard of them before ::)


That's right, he did say that.


never heard of them either.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/20/13 at 12:08 pm

In 1982, the self-titled debut album by Asia went #1 across North America and produced 2 Top 40 hits.  Did their 1983 follow-up album Alpha match that?  No, but it was still a grand success.  The album went to #6 in America and #10 in Canada, and produced 2 US Top 40 hits ...

Asia - Don't Cry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40nYZbX0uCM

Asia - The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1whgm-aSX3k

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/20/13 at 1:15 pm

Here's a trio of hits from the UK that were known in North America mostly via the albums in which they appeared.  I own all these albums on cassette lol ...

In 1983, the british electronic duo Yazoo (known as Yaz in North America) released their 2nd (and what would be last) album titled You and Me Both.  It went to #1 in the UK, #69 in the US and #33 in Canada and produced the single Nobody's Diary, which was the only hit from the LP

Yaz(oo) - Nobody's Diary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh1C1VDlmmk


1983 was the year that Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released their 4th album titled Dazzle Ships.  The album reached #5 in the UK, #25 in Canada and #162 in the US and though it produced no hits in North America, two singles from the album did make the UK charts.  This one is still my favourite ...

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Telegraph
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXXM60niKbg


In early 1983, Paul Weller (ex-lead singer for punk favourites The Jam) teamed up with musician Mick Talbot to form a new group called The Style Council.  This same year, they released their debut, a mini-LP titled Introducing The Style Council which was only released in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Holland.  It reached #44 in Canada and produced a popular hit titled Long Hot Summer which was only a single release in their native UK

The Style Council - Long Hot Summer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CAzwewVjZ0

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/20/13 at 3:35 pm


The Style Council - Long Hot Summer


Weller didn't just throw these ideas together, you know...that year was a particularly long hot summer here in Britain...extremely rare!

Another British one hit wonder from that year...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-t66drtfWs

The lead singer. Lol Mason, was previously heard of in City Boy ('5-7-0-5') and not much else since this...

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: apollonia1986 on 11/20/13 at 3:42 pm

http://31.media.tumblr.com/2dfc3369827df9b981e111d7fd8fc732/tumblr_mudgvo7TvD1qf5do9o1_400.gif

I'M LOVING THE MUSIC!!!!  8)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/20/13 at 7:38 pm


But you just said you'd never heard of them before ::)


some of them, not all.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/20/13 at 7:40 pm


http://31.media.tumblr.com/2dfc3369827df9b981e111d7fd8fc732/tumblr_mudgvo7TvD1qf5do9o1_400.gif

I'M LOVING THE MUSIC!!!!  8)



Do The Carlton!  ;D

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/20/13 at 7:43 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ZXoyOTZ-c

Tom Browne- Rockin Radio

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/20/13 at 9:05 pm


The Maisonettes - Heartache Avenue

The lead singer. Lol Mason, was previously heard of in City Boy ('5-7-0-5') and not much else since this...


That one was a one hit wonder in Canada as well.  Also, 5-7-0-5 was a OHW here as well.  Very rare that an artist is a OHW twice

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/21/13 at 7:27 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuBxOV28q_A

Major Tom(Coming Home)- Peter Schilling

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 11/21/13 at 3:06 pm

1983 was an exceptionally good year for Dolly Parton, with no less than 3 Top 10 hits in our charts (would you believe it?)
For those who forgot all about it, those that didn't even know, those that don't give a ****, and those who really don't want to be reminded...here they are!  :D  :P

I Will Always Love You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuZO1iT4kD0


Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_30WbfHZt_Q


You Are

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpDQSSXwCJk

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/21/13 at 3:16 pm

I don't really care for much of Miss Parton's songs (or voice, truth be told), but 'Islands In The Stream' has attained well-deserved classic status!

Here's one of those groups who were big for about...three months! Good song, though!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSyB_DL2xl8

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/21/13 at 3:21 pm


I don't really care for much of Miss Parton's songs (or voice, truth be told), but 'Islands In The Stream' has attained well-deserved classic status!

Here's one of those groups who were big for about...three months! Good song, though!




this must've been a one hit wonder, Am I right?

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/21/13 at 4:20 pm


this must've been a one hit wonder, Am I right?


In your country, Howard...yes! But they managed a few others here...

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/21/13 at 4:36 pm


Weller didn't just throw these ideas together, you know...that year was a particularly long hot summer here in Britain...extremely rare!

Another British one hit wonder from that year...

The lead singer. Lol Mason, was previously heard of in City Boy ('5-7-0-5') and not much else since this...


Heartache avenue was quite a popular song here (Canada) . I liked it, compared to most of the stuff from 1983.

And Henk, I liked "Islands in the stream". Nice song.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/22/13 at 3:51 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEeH5OkjeIY

Kinks- Come Dancing

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/24/13 at 7:46 pm

In 1983, British duo Wham! released their debut album Fantastic.  It went to #1 in the UK and produced 4 singles that all made the UK Top 10.  The album went on to become the 5th top selling album of 1983 in the UK.  To capitalize on this success, their label Innervision Records released (much to the dismay of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley) a single titled Club Fantastic Megamix that was a medley of three songs from the album that were never singles:  A Ray of Sunshine, Love Machine and Come On.  It went on to be their only single to not make the UK Top 10

I accept this single because Fantastic is one of my all-time favourite albums of the 80s.

Wham! - Club Fantastic Megamix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etJxnae4wrY

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 6:55 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4kZ_zfPB90

Flash & The Pan- Waiting For A Train

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/27/13 at 7:46 am

In 1981, Steve Walsh left his role as frontman for Kansas to find a new musical direction, and formed The Streets with former City Boy guitarist Mike Slamer.  Filling out the rest was Drummer Tim Gehrt and bassist Billy Greer.  In 1985, Steve went back to Kansas and took Greer with him

The Streets released 2 albums between 1983-1985, this was their only US Hot 100 hit ...

The Streets - If Love Should Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zuqk66j5IVo

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/27/13 at 1:47 pm


In 1983, British duo Wham! released their debut album Fantastic.  It went to #1 in the UK and produced 4 singles that all made the UK Top 10.  The album went on to become the 5th top selling album of 1983 in the UK.  To capitalize on this success, their label Innervision Records released (much to the dismay of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley) a single titled Club Fantastic Megamix that was a medley of three songs from the album that were never singles:  A Ray of Sunshine, Love Machine and Come On.  It went on to be their only single to not make the UK Top 10


By this time, the lads had escaped the Innervision contract (without them, the label was as good as finished) and they wanted nothing to do with this release - probably didn't stop the LP shifting a few more copies! Annoyingly, the megamix has never made the transition to CD - neither has the single remix of 'Wham Rap' (the version that charted here with toned-down lyrics).

In an effort to show my age (surely not difficult!), here's one of the records I bought with my very first paycheck!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weMrzt6W8V8

(The full-length version of the song is very odd! After this fade, the song suddenly lurches into a totally different direction! You'd think you were listening to two completely different things! To confuse you further, the original melody suddenly comes back in near the end! This was very wisely left off of the single version...)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/27/13 at 7:47 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-PXZtPT_54

Gladys Knight- Save The Overtime For Me

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/27/13 at 7:50 pm


By this time, the lads had escaped the Innervision contract (without them, the label was as good as finished) and they wanted nothing to do with this release - probably didn't stop the LP shifting a few more copies! Annoyingly, the megamix has never made the transition to CD - neither has the single remix of 'Wham Rap' (the version that charted here with toned-down lyrics).

In an effort to show my age (surely not difficult!), here's one of the records I bought with my very first paycheck!



(The full-length version of the song is very odd! After this fade, the song suddenly lurches into a totally different direction! You'd think you were listening to two completely different things! To confuse you further, the original melody suddenly comes back in near the end! This was very wisely left off of the single version...)


I've heard of this song. Was this guy French? ???

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/28/13 at 3:46 am


I've heard of this song. Was this guy French? ???


Don't be fooled by the name...he's actually Italian!

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/28/13 at 8:00 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVL-zh_3URk

Steve Harvey- Something Special

Don't be fooled, this not THE Steve Harvey we all know and love this is someone else named Steve Harvey.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/30/13 at 3:21 am

n6p5Q6_JBes

Duran Duran: Union Of The Snake

Telegram forced and ready
I knew this was a big mistake
there's a fine line drawing our
senses together and I think
it's about to break.

If I'm so close I can hear them singers
hum.  Voices in your body coming through
on the radio

The Union Of The Snake is on the climb
Moving up it's going to race, it's going to break
through the boarderline

Night shades on in the morning
give me strength, at least give me a light,
give me anything, even sympathy,
there's a chance you could be right

If I'm so close I can hear them singers
hum.  Voices in your body coming through
on the radio

The Union Of The Snake is on the climb
Moving up it's going to race, it's going to break
through the boarderline

The Union Of The Snake is on the climb
Moving up it's going to race, it's going to break
through the boarderline

If I'm so close I can hear them singers
hum.  Voices in your body coming through
on the radio

The Union Of The Snake is on the climb
Moving up it's going to race, it's going to break
through the boarderline

The Union Of The Snake is on the climb
Moving up it's going to race, it's going to break
through the boarderline

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/30/13 at 3:35 pm




Duran Duran: Union Of The Snake

Telegram forced and ready
I knew this was a big mistake
there's a fine line drawing our
senses together and I think
it's about to break.

If I'm so close I can hear them singers
hum.  Voices in your body coming through
on the radio

The Union Of The Snake is on the climb
Moving up it's going to race, it's going to break
through the boarderline

Night shades on in the morning
give me strength, at least give me a light,
give me anything, even sympathy,
there's a chance you could be right

If I'm so close I can hear them singers
hum.  Voices in your body coming through
on the radio

The Union Of The Snake is on the climb
Moving up it's going to race, it's going to break
through the boarderline

The Union Of The Snake is on the climb
Moving up it's going to race, it's going to break
through the boarderline

If I'm so close I can hear them singers
hum.  Voices in your body coming through
on the radio

The Union Of The Snake is on the climb
Moving up it's going to race, it's going to break
through the boarderline

The Union Of The Snake is on the climb
Moving up it's going to race, it's going to break
through the boarderline


love the video.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/30/13 at 3:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cLJ9wSE0QI

Kool & The Gang- Tonight!

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/01/13 at 2:18 am


love the video.


I do too.  :) Simon is so sexy.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 12/01/13 at 2:39 pm


Don't be fooled, this not THE Steve Harvey we all know and love this is someone else named Steve Harvey.


Yep, this one was born in Scotland! This, and his other hit song 'Tonight' (not that one on the previous page!) were huge in British clubs...

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/01/13 at 3:54 pm


Yep, this one was born in Scotland! This, and his other hit song 'Tonight' (not that one on the previous page!) were huge in British clubs...


He was Scottish?

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/01/13 at 3:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tCEQwww65g

Greg Kihn- Jeopardy

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/04/13 at 7:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vlSPRtZpQg

Men At Work- High Wire

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/04/13 at 8:26 pm

In 1983, Spandau Ballet released their 3rd album True.  This album spawned 4 singles that all charted in the UK (See 1982: The Year in Music for more information on this album).  Three of the singles also saw chart action in North America.  One of my favourite albums of the 80s!

Spandau Ballet - Communication
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-QqRewb7V8

Spandau Ballet - True
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR8D2yqgQ1U

Spandau Ballet - Gold
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntG50eXbBtc

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/05/13 at 8:02 am

Spandau Ballet - True
Spandau Ballet - Gold

These are the only 2 songs I know from them.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/13 at 2:26 pm


Spandau Ballet - True
Spandau Ballet - Gold

These are the only 2 songs I know from them.
I have always like "Through The Barricades" (1986).

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 12/05/13 at 2:52 pm

"True" by Spandau Ballet...this song never made any sense to me. What exactly is it about? I even looked up the lyrics, and I was right DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE ;D

 

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/13 at 2:58 pm


"True" by Spandau Ballet...this song never made any sense to me. What exactly is it about? I even looked up the lyrics, and I was right DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE ;D
From Songfacts

Band member Gary Kemp wrote this when he was in the middle of an unrequited love affair. He wrote of the song on his website: "I wanted to write a Soul song a la Al Green or Marvin Gaye. I still remember sitting on my bed at my parents' house writing it on guitar and calling Martin (his brother and Spandau Ballet bass player) in to listen to it. It became a song about trying to write a love song to someone who didn't know your true thoughts, but how difficult it is to spell out your feelings without seeming too foolish. The lyrics were delicately influenced by Nabakov's Lolita, a book that she'd given me to read at the time. Unfortunately, she never got the message! We never realized the full potential of this song until we started to record it at Compass Point. On the ECD's home movie footage of Nassau you can see the moment where we're playing back the song, half finished, in the studio, and everybody, including the roadies, are singing along to it. It was at that moment that I knew we had something special."

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/05/13 at 3:31 pm


"True" by Spandau Ballet...this song never made any sense to me. What exactly is it about? I even looked up the lyrics, and I was right DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE ;D




Yeah and what was "Gold" about?

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/05/13 at 3:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ_k_VG6Syc

The Tubes- She's A Beauty

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/13 at 3:57 pm


Yeah and what was "Gold" about?
From Songfacts

Band member Gary Kemp started writing this song as a spoof of James Bond theme songs, specifically Goldfinger.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/06/13 at 3:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVzAH0FtNwg

Culture Club- Church Of The Poison Mind

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/07/13 at 1:58 am

3M0hogZyRyU

Duran Duran: Is There Something I Should Know

Please; please tell me now
Please; please tell me now
Please; please tell me now

Tried to hide my run of yesterday
Tried to find my mountain hide away
Maybe next year maybe no go

I know you're watching me every
minute of the day
I see the signs and the looks and
the pictures that gave your game
away

There's a dreamless dream with
roads to broken glass for us to hold
and I cut so far before I have to say

Please please tell me now
is there something I should know?
Is there something I should say
that will make you come my way?
Do you feel the same cause you
don't let it show?
Oh oh!

People staring across the road at me
they drum the drums and clear the way for me
Can you read my mind can you see in the snow
And firey demonds will dance when you walk
through that door
Don't say "you're easy on me" You're about as
easy as a nuclear war.

There are dreamless dreams that lead
to roads with broken glass for ust to hold
and I cut so far before I have to say

Please please tell me now
is there something I should know?
Is there something I should say
that will make you come my way
do you feel the same cause
you don't let it show?

Please please tell me now
is there something I should know
is there something I should say
that will make you come my way.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/07/13 at 3:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mgSCKXSp9M

Police- King Of Pain

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/14/13 at 4:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWNJlc-IylY

Naked Eyes- Promises Promises

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/14/13 at 10:19 pm

JHYIGy1dyd8

The Fixx: One Thing Leads To Another

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/15/13 at 3:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdP7X-ALgfQ

Marcia Griffiths- Electric Boogie

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/15/13 at 3:27 pm




The Fixx: One Thing Leads To Another


I love this song.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/17/13 at 6:45 pm

Here is a trio of great songs from the UK chart that never charted in North America ...

Thin Lizzy - Cold Sweat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgovEnkF6tM

Blancmange - Waves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbMi1Wg3uQU

Ultravox - Visions in Blue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpkasPwAtrQ

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/17/13 at 6:52 pm

More greats from the UK that failed to chart in North America ...

The Belle Stars - Sweet Memory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEQ5unF3CUo

H20 - Dream to Sleep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFr0JApNbqQ

Bruce Foxton - Freak
Former member of The Jam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY2bxkxhEMY

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/17/13 at 7:01 pm

Last bunch from me  (for now) ...

The Style Council - A Solid Bond in Your Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y1W4DNTGP8

Aztec Camera - Oblivious
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B2Sc2G_5ZA

Gary Numan - Sister Surprise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bXBHwo5knU

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/18/13 at 6:46 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0LPNJUGnT8

Hall & Oates- Say It Isn't So

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/19/13 at 7:23 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzzZkkiJMv8

Styx - Mr. Roboto

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/19/13 at 9:10 pm

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Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/20/13 at 4:28 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox6p7TzwQ8U

NV- It's Alright

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/13 at 10:07 am

"Islands in the Stream" is a song written by the Bee Gees whose title is named after the Ernest Hemingway novel and sung by American country music artists Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. It was released in August 1983 as the first single from Rogers' album Eyes That See in the Dark and the second pop number-one for both Rogers and Parton (after Rogers' "Lady" in 1980 and Parton's "9 to 5" in 1981).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lixDK_tMEhE

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/21/13 at 4:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GefsvM-lifY&feature=kp


Eddy Grant- Killer On The Rampage

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/23/13 at 7:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYxpcvXX994

Don't You Get So Mad - Jeffrey Osborne

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/24/13 at 7:48 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Elton John - Cold as Christmas (In the Middle of the Year)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hohf6KUndBM

Santa Claus and the Christmas Trees - Sing-A-Long Santa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce2jIUZICkY

The Jingle Belles - Christmas Spectre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sf9zxDovCU

Frank Kelly - Christmas Countdown
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbA1iSjVSdo

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/25/13 at 8:03 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jidiTO-sv9g

Hall & Oates - Jingle Bell Rock

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/07/14 at 6:45 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsX0kb2xpTg

How about some old school rap.  :)

West Street Mob - Break Dance Electric Boogie

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/07/14 at 5:10 pm

I don't even want new school rap! lol

But you could dance to that, and 1983 was a great year for dance music.  Dance I say, DANCE! ...

Diana Ross - Pieces of Ice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyaI_Yw7cLA

Righeira - Vamos A La Playa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTsVJ1PsnMs

Lime - Guilty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfAKBKm783o

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 01/07/14 at 5:37 pm


Righeira - Vamos A La Playa


Heh! Will always haunt me as this was a HUGE summer hit on the European continent where I was holidaying that year!

As was this, from the late, lamented Robin Gibb...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3k3y7dykx0

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/08/14 at 7:40 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2hawbp5XT4

Olivia Newton John - Twist of fate

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 01/08/14 at 9:19 am



Olivia Newton John - Twist of fate


Loooved this! Only heard it about 5 yrs ago - it didn't chart highly in the UK.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/08/14 at 2:22 pm

The Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVJkfXeTs9Q

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/11/14 at 3:13 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmZGv8h1cNg

Sheena Easton - Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/12/14 at 1:28 am


Styx - Mr. Roboto


Does anyone have any idea who Killroy is supposed to be?

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/12/14 at 3:28 pm


Does anyone have any idea who Killroy is supposed to be?


someone could give you an explanation, I couldn't give you a definite one.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/12/14 at 3:31 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwdDVZsz2es

Stevie Nicks - Stand Back

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/12/14 at 3:36 pm

That chick is so cool. When I went through my rock phase in high school, I wanted to dress just like her.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/13/14 at 7:03 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwrybM6tL-8

Reading Rainbow Intro

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/14 at 8:41 pm

In 1983, an Italian house project called Clubhouse came up with an idea to do a cover of a current song as a medley with an already established song.  The end result was called Do it Again Medley with Billie Jean which used the lyrics from the 1972 song Do it Again by Steely Dan and the music from the current hit Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.  The end result is one of my favourite dance songs of the 80s ...

Clubhouse - Do it Again Medley with Billie Jean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo2sjg0ElGk


That same year, a Detroit based group called Slingshot covered it and took it to #1 in the US dance chart ...

Slingshot - Do it Again Medley with Billie Jean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsRlh4fn39g


If that's not enough, there was a 3rd version by a New York based group called Brooklyn Express.  According to my resources, it was not a hit in the US or UK, but I know it well from a album I had growing up called Can't Stop Dancin' ...

Brooklyn Express - Do it Again Medley with Billie Jean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKseBRT_SfY

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/15/14 at 6:58 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hDbpF4Mvkw

David Bowie - Modern Love

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/23/14 at 8:27 pm

Lindsey Buckingham

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nLiQBV6A7c

This video depicts office job life in the 80's (I spent the entire decade as a 20-something working office jobs...    ::)  )

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/24/14 at 3:30 pm

Donna Summer - Unconditional Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=270OiXAtnfg

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: loki 13 on 01/26/14 at 5:42 pm

Bob Dylan...Neighborhood Bully.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rXMljYvAhI

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/27/14 at 6:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YewVugPHon4&feature=kp

Culture Club - It's A Miracle

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: SiderealDreams on 01/27/14 at 12:17 pm


Major Tom(Coming Home)- Peter Schilling


Good song!

Bauhaus - She's in Parties
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCg4i1f_oDY

Alien Sex Fiend - Ignore the Machine (originally released as a single in 1983 and re-released in 1985, I'm not sure when the video below was made)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOy8LkXydz0

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/27/14 at 7:36 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqAvFx3NxUM


Lionel Richie- All Night Long

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/05/14 at 6:38 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fntsGEPgB0

Hipnotic- Are You Lonely?

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Nostalgic on 02/16/14 at 7:50 am

This is one of my favourite songs, from the Tootsie soundtrack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJO22cegxBs

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/16/14 at 3:28 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4elFhUe5Uyc

ROCKERS REVENGE Featuring DONNIE CALVIN - Walking On Sunshine

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Surge on 03/12/14 at 12:08 pm

Who can forget Freewheel Burning-Judas Priest


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hFW-2ZEYAk

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/12/14 at 7:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXUasG027hY&feature=kp

Irene Cara- Why Me?

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/15/14 at 2:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I-cxF7jZH8&feature=kp

Christopher Cross All Right

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/15/14 at 6:30 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wACbMWv1UYE

Cheryl Lynn - Encore

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/14 at 9:32 am

Here's a song that was written by Marc Jordan and John Capek called Pieces of Ice as sung by Diana Ross.  It became a Top 40 hit in the US, and a modest hit in the UK, but despite the fact that it qualified for CANCON (Marc Jordan is Canadian by birth, and Capek is an immigrant to Canada), it failed to chart in Canada, but was still well heard on the radio.  Love this song alot!

Diana Ross - Pieces of Ice
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Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/26/14 at 3:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHF8tXaTIqg&feature=kp

Peech Boys-Don't Make Me Wait

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/14 at 5:14 pm

Here is British singer John Miles, whom you may remember for his late 70s hits Music and Slow Down.  His efforts in the 80s didn't keep him into the mainstream, but he did make several attempts.  Not sure where else this one charted, but it was a Top 30 hit in Canada's Adult Contemporary chart.  This one is so much fun to sing along to!

John Miles - Song For You
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Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/27/14 at 3:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8CW5j5fwc4&feature=kp

George Duke-Reach Out

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 04/27/14 at 3:53 pm

And then there's this ::) :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEUoKxAybdw

Patrick Duffy & Mireille Mathieu - Together We're Strong

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 04/27/14 at 4:03 pm


And then there's this ::) :


Patrick Duffy & Mireille Mathieu - Together We're Strong



Karma for mentioning Mireille Matthieu. A very popular singer in Quebec (and France) during the 60s and 70s.
She has a beautiful voice...this song does not do her voice justice.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 04/27/14 at 4:10 pm


Karma for mentioning Mireille Matthieu. A very popular singer in Quebec (and France) during the 60s and 70s.
She has a beautiful voice...this song does not do her voice justice.


She's had a handful of Top 40 hits over here, but this was her last.. and, oddly, her biggest!



























Needless to say it was also Patrick Duffy's last and biggest hit over here... :D ;D

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/27/14 at 5:35 pm


And then there's this ::) :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEUoKxAybdw

Patrick Duffy & Mireille Mathieu - Together We're Strong




OMG I had no idea this existed.  When you say Patrick Duffy's last, this means he had other hits?

It's actually not bad of a song.  I know Mireille Mathieu best for a 1979 album where she sang songs written by Paul Anka

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/27/14 at 10:50 pm

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  - Accept, Balls To The Wall, 1983

Having seen this video for the first time in 30 years, it's clear that Miley Cyrus is 30 years behind the times.

(if you're not into metal, just watch the last 20-30 seconds and I think you'll see something something something wrecking ball...)

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/28/14 at 6:29 am


And then there's this ::) :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEUoKxAybdw

Patrick Duffy & Mireille Mathieu - Together We're Strong



and I'm guessing this was Patrick Duffy's only hit.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/28/14 at 6:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp3JVuap8Jk

Raw Silk - Do it to the music

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 04/28/14 at 1:29 pm


OMG I had no idea this existed.  When you say Patrick Duffy's last, this means he had other hits?


No, he had none, other than this one (thank goodness). I was just being silly. :D

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/29/14 at 6:56 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMsYehwvItk

Steve Harvey - Something Special

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/08/14 at 6:52 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESy-Z8vqMrE

Orange Juice-Rip It Up!

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/09/14 at 11:43 pm

Talking Heads: Pull Up the Roots (my current favorite from Speaking in Tongues, they've all been my favorite at some point!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bimfdyPsQq0

Yazoo: State Farm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AEPFlTsAMs

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/10/14 at 3:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL8vHOAp9E8

Al Jarreau - Boogie Down

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/11/14 at 3:02 am


Yazoo: State Farm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AEPFlTsAMs


I see your 1983 classic and raise you Dakeyne's 1990 Madhouse Mix.

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  Yaz / Yazoo: State Farm (Madhouse Mix), ft. DMC's DJ Paul Dakeyne, from the 1990 12"

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/11/14 at 1:10 pm

Back when Al J. used to keep his car keys in his ear --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L0q6FQY0Y4

Severed Heads: Dead Eyes Opened
(released on "Since the Accident" in 1983)
Samples from a BBC drama about the murderer Patrick Mahon
Later remixed and expanded to include more samples from Patrick Mahon drama.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLIi_ZMBfQs

And then let's have some CabVolt --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vvpA0zvO9U

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/11/14 at 7:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gENp-G2aj1I

Active Force-Give Me Your Love

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 06/26/14 at 7:00 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH4cZlLPeQ0&feature=kp

Jimmy Cliff- Reggae Night

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: barry on 07/05/14 at 12:56 am

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0:19 - ugh, screechy vocals

0:44 - hmm not bad, not bad

0:54 - WTF?  :o

0:59 - THIS IS AWESOME!!!  ;D

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 07/05/14 at 4:05 am



0:19 - ugh, screechy vocals

0:44 - hmm not bad, not bad

0:54 - WTF?  :o

0:59 - THIS IS AWESOME!!!  ;D


Haha, just goes to show it pays to be patient with a song. Not bad!

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 07/05/14 at 6:57 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ZXoyOTZ-c&feature=kp

Tom Browne- Rockin Radio

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 02/20/15 at 11:47 pm

Not sure if this one's been posted yet...

Toto's "Africa":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDLJ3pUZm9A

This was one of their biggest hits.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 03/06/15 at 10:18 pm

Depeche Mode, "Everything Counts":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P6aDXYKRpI

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 03/06/15 at 11:56 pm


I see your 1983 classic and raise you Dakeyne's 1990 Madhouse Mix.

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  Yaz / Yazoo: State Farm (Madhouse Mix), ft. DMC's DJ Paul Dakeyne, from the 1990 12"


Funny, I can't listen to Yes' "Owner of a Lonely Heart" without thinking of Kyper's "Tic Tac Toe" from 1990.

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/15 at 7:39 am

  "Galaxy Song" is a Monty Python song that was written by Eric Idle who composed it with John Du Prez. The song first appeared in the 1983 film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life and was later released on the album Monty Python Sings. In 2014 the song featured in the live stage show Monty Python Live (Mostly).

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Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 03/12/15 at 8:43 am

Two of my favourites from 1983...


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Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/15 at 8:50 am

Sweet Dreams was a British vocal trio composed of the teenagers Carrie Gray, Helen Kray and Bobby McVay. This teen trio represented the UK in Eurovision 1983 with the song "I'm Never Giving Up".

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Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/15 at 4:09 pm

"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is a song written by and first recorded in 1979 by American musician Robert Hazard. However, it is much better known as a single by American singer Cyndi Lauper, whose version was released in 1983.

The single was Lauper's breakthrough hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming a worldwide hit throughout late 1983 and early 1984. It remains one of Lauper's signature songs and was a widely popular song during the era of its release, the 1980s. The "Rolling Stone & MTV: '100 Greatest Pop Songs': 1-50", "Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos"" and the "VH1: 100 Greatest Videos" lists ranked the song at No. 22, No. 39 and No. 45, respectively. The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2013, the song was remixed by Yolanda Be Cool, taken from the 30th anniversary reissue of the album She's So Unusual.

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Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 07/19/15 at 1:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOGaugKpzs

Subject: Re: 1983: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 08/04/15 at 11:07 pm

Wall of Voodoo, "Mexican Radio":

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