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Subject: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/05/13 at 5:50 pm

1981 was the year that British/American rock band The Babys had their final hit.  Taken from their 5th and final studio album On the Edge, the single Turn and Walk Away was released in late 1980, appearing in the charts during 1981, where it peaked at #42 in the US and #15 in Canada.  This is still my favourite song from them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK6YFc8cwcU


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1981 was also the year that American singer Kim Carnes would release the song that has since been incorrectly named one of the greatest one hit wonders of all time.  This song was called Bette Davis Eyes and was her 5th Top 40 appearance in America.  It would rise to #1 in many countries including the US, Canada and Australia.  Is this her greatest song?  In my opinion, no.  It ranks second behind one that is mentioned in another thread.  This is 1981.  I can't see into the future ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPOIS5taqA8

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/05/13 at 6:38 pm

The biggest hit of 1981 in Canada was a song from The Netherlands, and the story of this group's success in 1981 is so grand, it is also a bit confusing so please bear with me ...

A Dutch novelty group called Starsound released a single in early 1981 called Stars on 45.  It was a medley of Beatles songs plus incorporated Shocking Blue's Venus and The Archie's Sugar Sugar.  It reached #1 in the Netherlands and #2 in the UK.

In North America, the group was renamed Stars on 45 and the title of the single was renamed (Medley: Intro Venus / Sugar Sugar / No Reply / I'll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want to Know a Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You're Going to Lose That Girl / Stars on 45) due to copyright requirements.  When released in North America in 1981, it spent 1 week at #1 in the US and 12 weeks at #1 in Canada.  In the US year end chart for 1981, it placed #24

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bGQ1-Gmoso


In North America and the UK, the follow-up to that song (which has since been known as Medley I) was Medley II, which was a continuing collection of Beatles covers.  It peaked at #2 in the UK, #67 in the US and #19 in Canada.  It was, like the first one, branded with all the song titles in North America due to copyright for the songs

Medley II - (Stars On 45/Good Day Sunshine/My Sweet Lord/Here Comes The Sun/While My Guitar Gently Weeps/Taxman/ A Hard Day's Night/Things We Said Today/If I Fell/You Can't Do That/Please Please Me/From Me To You/I Want To Hold Your Hand/Stars On 45) - Stars on 45
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wiu82FMe5E

Continued below ...

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/05/13 at 6:59 pm

Continued from above, the continuing story of Starsound (Stars on 45) ...

Here is where it gets confusing.  The 2nd single in the Netherlands was titled More Stars and was a medley of ABBA songs.  In the UK, it was the 3rd single released as Stars on 45 Volume 3.  It was also the 3rd single in North America, released as More Stars in the US and More Stars on 45 II in Canada.  It reached #4 in the Netherlands, #17 in the UK, #55 in the US and #36 in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hizHRgMU3-4

The 3rd single for The Netherlands was titled Stars on 45 Volume III, and is unofficially known as the Intros Medley.  It reached #10 in The Netherlands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s5hWW9m-sc

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: karen on 10/06/13 at 6:08 am

I remember making up a dance to Stars on 45 at school in our dance lessons.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/06/13 at 3:15 pm


Continued from above, the continuing story of Starsound (Stars on 45) ...

Here is where it gets confusing.  The 2nd single in the Netherlands was titled More Stars and was a medley of ABBA songs.  In the UK, it was the 3rd single released as Stars on 45 Volume 3.  It was also the 3rd single in North America, released as More Stars in the US and More Stars on 45 II in Canada.  It reached #4 in the Netherlands, #17 in the UK, #55 in the US and #36 in Canada

The 3rd single for The Netherlands was titled Stars on 45 Volume III, and is unofficially known as the Intros Medley.  It reached #10 in The Netherlands



So Stars On 45 were a group who sang medleys? ???

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/06/13 at 3:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X1HYtLtR_w

Beggar & Co.-Mule

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/06/13 at 5:29 pm


So Stars On 45 were a group who sang medleys? ???


That is all they did yes, and the amazing part of their success was that it came in a time when disco had supposedly died

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/07/13 at 12:39 pm

One hit wonders of 1981:

John O'Banion - Love You Like I Never Loved Before
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqFyQ3P_4cw

Rockpile - Teacher Teacher
The duo of Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe.  Separately, each one had solo hits in North America, but under the name Rockpile, this was the only song that charted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9_9k8-W1Po

Jim Steinman - Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through
Well-known producer/songwriter.  Under his name as a solo artist, this was his lone hit and was sung by Canadian vocalist Rory Dodd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyt3U2rKiCA

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/07/13 at 5:24 pm

Toronto's 1050 CHUM top 20 songs of the year.

1 Gemini Dream Moody Blues
2 Start Me Up Rolling Stones
3 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
4 Keep On Loving You R.E.O. Speedwagon
5 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
6 Friends Of Mr. Cairo Jon & Vangelis
7 The Best Of Times Styx
8 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (LP Cut) AC/DC
10 While You See A Chance Steve Winwood
11 Urgent Foreigner
12 No Reply At All Genesis
13 'Stars On 45' Medley Stars On 45
14 Hey Nineteen Steely Dan
15 Sausalito Summernight Diesel
16 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
17 Too Much Time On My Hands Styx
18 The Stroke Billy Squire
19 Passion Rod Stewart
20 I Missed Again Phil Collins


I like every song here, except for #13.

I never liked any 'Stars on '45" songs. When I heard it the first ime, it was nice, in a novelty kind of way. The 2nd time...still cute...but after that, it was "change the radio dial to anything else".  ;D  Beats me how all those "Stars on '45" were ever famous. I thought Disco died...why are there new disco songs? lol  :D ;D Stop torturing the public! lol

I think "Friends of Mr Cairo" was one of those songs that were very successful in Canada, but went nowhere in the USA.

I liked 1981 for music. "Long Distance Voyager" was such a good album (Moody Blues). Classics like "Gemini Dream:, "The Voice" and "Talking out of turn".  "Tattoo You" was the last Rolling Stones really good album. Sausalito Summernight (Diesel) is such a good song too.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/07/13 at 5:57 pm


Toronto's 1050 CHUM top 20 songs of the year.

1 Gemini Dream Moody Blues
2 Start Me Up Rolling Stones
3 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
4 Keep On Loving You R.E.O. Speedwagon
5 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
6 Friends Of Mr. Cairo Jon & Vangelis
7 The Best Of Times Styx
8 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (LP Cut) AC/DC
10 While You See A Chance Steve Winwood
11 Urgent Foreigner
12 No Reply At All Genesis
13 'Stars On 45' Medley Stars On 45
14 Hey Nineteen Steely Dan
15 Sausalito Summernight Diesel
16 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
17 Too Much Time On My Hands Styx
18 The Stroke Billy Squire
19 Passion Rod Stewart
20 I Missed Again Phil Collins


I like every song here, except for #13.

I never liked any 'Stars on '45" songs. When I heard it the first ime, it was nice, in a novelty kind of way. The 2nd time...still cute...but after that, it was "change the radio dial to anything else".  ;D  Beats me how all those "Stars on '45" were ever famous. I thought Disco died...what are there new disco songs? lol  :D ;D

I think "Friends of Mr Cairo" was one of those songs that were very successful in Canada, but went nowhere in the USA.

I liked 1981 for music. "Long Distance Voyager" was such a good album (Moody Blues). Classics like "Gemini Dream:, "The Voice" and "Talking out of turn".  "Tattoo You" was the last Rolling Stones really good album. Sausalito Summernight (Diesel) is such a good song too.


The Friends of Mr. Cairo was #1 for 5 consecutive weeks and placed 4th in the Top 100 songs in Canada for 1981.  It seems to have peaked at #33 on the US Rock chart, but other than that, it never charted anywhere else other than Canada.  It's a great song, but to me, it just never sounded like #1 hit material and I still wonder how it spent 5 weeks there.

Sausalito Summernight was also a #1 hit in Canada for just 1 week.  It's a really good song.  I have the album 'Watts in A Tank' on cassette.


Good rock songs for 1981, one of my favourites was He Can't Love You by Michael Stanley Band.  It reached #33 in the US and #13 in Canada, and also placed 92nd on the Top 100 singles in Canada of 1981 (I love chart facts LOL)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2K9ArYPbJg

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/07/13 at 6:08 pm


The Friends of Mr. Cairo was #1 for 5 consecutive weeks and placed 4th in the Top 100 songs in Canada for 1981.  It seems to have peaked at #33 on the US Rock chart, but other than that, it never charted anywhere else other than Canada.  It's a great song, but to me, it just never sounded like #1 hit material and I still wonder how it spent 5 weeks there.



Totally agree.



Sausalito Summernight was also a #1 hit in Canada for just 1 week.  It's a really good song.  I have the album 'Watts in A Tank' on cassette.


Not too many people have that one.


Good rock songs for 1981, one of my favourites was He Can't Love You by Michael Stanley Band.  It reached #33 in the US and #13 in Canada, and also placed 92nd on the Top 100 singles in Canada of 1981 (I love chart facts LOL)



Yeah, that's a good one too.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/07/13 at 6:13 pm

My 2 favorite songs from 1981 are these two:

John Lennon ~ Woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-x1FsvOAz4

It was a single in 1981 (Album released in 1980)  It's my favorite John Lennon song since "A day in the life". One of my favorite love songs ever.

The Police ~ Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aENX1Sf3fgQ


Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/07/13 at 7:12 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ2OXOMKzUo


The Nolans-Chemistry

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/07/13 at 8:04 pm

I'm surprised you know that Nolans track Howard.  They had zero success in North America.  They had fun songs though.  I have one of their albums on cassette, but I don't remember which one


John Lennon ~ Woman


Good song!  Speaking of John Lennon, here is some intersting trivia.  On that horrible night, December 8, 1980, Lennon had cassette tapes in his hand when he was shot by Mark David Chapman.  One of those tapes was the final mix of a song titled Walking on Thin Ice which he played guitar on and produced for Yoko.  In January of 1981, it was decided to be released as a single, dedicated to John, and it went to #35 in the UK, #58 in the US and #22 in Canada

I find alot of people do not like this song, but I thought it was ok

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f4/Yoko_Ono_Walking-Single-1981.jpg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft7-xEiwvJw

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/07/13 at 8:16 pm

Here's two songs that did not chart in Canada, but I still remember them well.

One of them is Canadian ...

Gary O' - I Believe in You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKjzMHy_n2Q

The other is American ...

Nielsen and Pearson - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ3Qp06fBuo

I had a K-Tel hits album circa 1981 called Nightflight and both of those songs were on it, indicating they were big hits in Canada, but they both did not chart.  The Nielsen and Pearson track did reach #58 in the US and was released as a single only, but originally was not supposed to be.  As indicated on the 45, it was from their forthcoming album Atomic Cafe, but if you look at their album discography, you will never find this album as it was never released.  It is a cover of the 1965 song by Frankie Valli (but more known by The Walker Brothers in 1966), and sits comfortably in my Top 20 of greatest cover songs ever! 

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/08/13 at 6:34 am

I'm surprised you know that Nolans track Howard.  They had zero success in North America.  They had fun songs though.  I have one of their albums on cassette, but I don't remember which one

Hey Man, I grew up on listening to the radio just as you're a DJ who always listens to music all day, I love music just as much as you do.  ;)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/08/13 at 6:38 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNN2gdly5YA

T-Life (Something That You Do To Me (Keeps Turning Me On)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/08/13 at 10:21 am

Looking back at the 1050 CHUM list, lots of Rock and Roll songs there from Rock bands or artists who were popular and made good music in the 1970s. 1981 was the last year for that as things changed in 1982 and 1983 and afterwards, and things were never the same after that.  :-[

My friends and I got together back in the late 1980s and decided that the year 1981 was the year that music "jumped the shark"  :D  Some of my friends think music jumped the shark in 1975 (when disco songs were on the radio), but the consensus was 1981.  I assume we came to this consensus because of the age group we belong to (Born between 1958 and 1963) and it might be just a Canadian thing too. I'd guess Americans might think differently.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/10/13 at 5:11 am


The biggest hit of 1981 in Canada was a song from The Netherlands, and the story of this group's success in 1981 is so grand, it is also a bit confusing so please bear with me ...

A Dutch novelty group called Starsound released a single in early 1981 called Stars on 45.  It was a medley of Beatles songs plus incorporated Shocking Blue's Venus and The Archie's Sugar Sugar.  It reached #1 in the Netherlands and #2 in the UK.


And you Canucks only have yourselves to blame for this...

The original concept was a bootleg called 'Bits And Pieces' which originated from Montreal - it was this record that was playing when a guy who worked for the company that owned the rights to 'Venus' heard it. Deciding not to sue, he pitched the idea to Jaap Eggermont who rounded up some session singers and a drum machine. The rest was lucid history!

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

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/10/13 at 6:43 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huNejF17gzg

Sheena Easton- Morning Train

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/10/13 at 7:57 am


And you Canucks only have yourselves to blame for this...

The original concept was a bootleg called 'Bits And Pieces' which originated from Montreal - it was this record that was playing when a guy who worked for the company that owned the rights to 'Venus' heard it. Deciding not to sue, he pitched the idea to Jaap Eggermont who rounded up some session singers and a drum machine. The rest was lucid history!



Oh Paul, that record is a train wreck! Ruined so many good songs. The horror! The horror!

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

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/10/13 at 2:13 pm

Champaign-How About Us?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBUqDr14DEw

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/10/13 at 2:56 pm

The New Wave and New Romantic movement came out that year with groups like Duran Duran, U2, and Depeche Mode leading the movement out of the underground and growing and growing until they became cult bands.  :)

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/10/13 at 4:28 pm


And you Canucks only have yourselves to blame for this...

The original concept was a bootleg called 'Bits And Pieces' which originated from Montreal - it was this record that was playing when a guy who worked for the company that owned the rights to 'Venus' heard it. Deciding not to sue, he pitched the idea to Jaap Eggermont who rounded up some session singers and a drum machine. The rest was lucid history!


I was totally not aware of this.  I don't know if this is good or bad.  I liked Stars on 45 for what they were, but at the same time, they were greatly overplayed.  I have fond memories of the 1st Beatles Medley (Medley I)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/10/13 at 6:06 pm


The New Wave and New Romantic movement came out that year with groups like Duran Duran, U2, and Depeche Mode leading the movement out of the underground and growing and growing until they became cult bands.  :)



I like "Just can't get enough" from Depeche Mode. Good song.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/11/13 at 5:18 am


Champaign-How About Us?



Truly one of the greatest songs of 1981. :) It even ended up #1 in the year-end list of Dutch Top 40. 8)


I like "Just can't get enough" from Depeche Mode. Good song.


I find it kinda misleading how DM are hailed by the general public for two songs ("I Just Can't Get Enough" and "People Are People") that I don't think are stereotypical of their entire works.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/11/13 at 5:22 am


The biggest hit of 1981 in Canada was a song from The Netherlands, and the story of this group's success in 1981 is so grand, it is also a bit confusing so please bear with me ...

A Dutch novelty group called Starsound released a single in early 1981 called Stars on 45.  It was a medley of Beatles songs plus incorporated Shocking Blue's Venus and The Archie's Sugar Sugar.  It reached #1 in the Netherlands and #2 in the UK.

In North America, the group was renamed Stars on 45 and the title of the single was renamed (Medley: Intro Venus / Sugar Sugar / No Reply / I'll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want to Know a Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You're Going to Lose That Girl / Stars on 45) due to copyright requirements.  When released in North America in 1981, it spent 1 week at #1 in the US and 12 weeks at #1 in Canada.  In the US year end chart for 1981, it placed #24


In North America and the UK, the follow-up to that song (which has since been known as Medley I) was Medley II, which was a continuing collection of Beatles covers.  It peaked at #2 in the UK, #67 in the US and #19 in Canada.  It was, like the first one, branded with all the song titles in North America due to copyright for the songs

Medley II - (Stars On 45/Good Day Sunshine/My Sweet Lord/Here Comes The Sun/While My Guitar Gently Weeps/Taxman/ A Hard Day's Night/Things We Said Today/If I Fell/You Can't Do That/Please Please Me/From Me To You/I Want To Hold Your Hand/Stars On 45) - Stars on 45

Continued below ...


Just to make things clear: in The Netherlands, the artists were credited as Stars on 45 on all releases - never as Starsound.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/11/13 at 5:28 am

I know this next one was released in 1980, but it didn't hit our charts (and how!) until 1981.


Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XZ7gi1VRwU

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/11/13 at 5:38 am

The message is in the muuuuuuuuuuuuuuusic!  8)

Bohannon - Let's Start II Dance Again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfAZ1Oe-iDo



K.i.D. - Don't Stop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3QbeamwjdQ

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/11/13 at 10:57 am


Truly one of the greatest songs of 1981. :) It even ended up #1 in the year-end list of Dutch Top 40. 8)

I find it kinda misleading how DM are hailed by the general public for two songs ("I Just Can't Get Enough" and "People Are People") that I don't think are stereotypical of their entire works.


That's probably true Henk.  They got by on two songs, which were their most famous ones, and never had another hit in Canada until 1990.  That's when things started to go downhill for them with Dave's substance abuse issues and his suicide attempts.  :)  Thank goodness there's a different Dave Gahan in this day and age.  One that's clean and eager to work.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/11/13 at 3:42 pm


Truly one of the greatest songs of 1981. :) It even ended up #1 in the year-end list of Dutch Top 40. 8)

I find it kinda misleading how DM are hailed by the general public for two songs ("I Just Can't Get Enough" and "People Are People") that I don't think are stereotypical of their entire works.


and Pauli Carman from Champaign is still recording music.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/11/13 at 3:44 pm


I know this next one was released in 1980, but it didn't hit our charts (and how!) until 1981.


Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XZ7gi1VRwU



One of my favorites.  :) They even tried to rack a few more hits in the mid 80's.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/11/13 at 3:47 pm


The message is in the muuuuuuuuuuuuuuusic!  8)

Bohannon - Let's Start II Dance Again

K.i.D. - Don't Stop



I think from what I read, KID are from The Netherlands? ???

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/11/13 at 6:34 pm


Just to make things clear: in The Netherlands, the artists were credited as Stars on 45 on all releases - never as Starsound.


I didn't know that.  Now I'm even more confused lol

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Starde on 10/11/13 at 10:24 pm

I'm In Love - Evelyn Champagne King

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

Classic groove. 8)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/12/13 at 1:39 am


I think from what I read, KID are from The Netherlands? ???


Nope. The name K.i.D. was a pseudonym used by Geoffrey (Geoff) Bastow, who was an English music producer and songwriter. He died in 2007.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/12/13 at 7:39 am

Pat Benatar ~ Promises In The Dark.

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

Such a classic song, such a great voice.

The Pretenders ~ Message Of Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LDS9L5q_G4


I bought both albums (Pat Benatar's Precious Time, and the Pretenders II) around the same time. So many good rock songs on both.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/12/13 at 11:49 am

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/12/13 at 3:11 pm


I'm In Love - Evelyn Champagne King

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

Classic groove. 8)


Holy crap! I never knew there was a video to this.  :o

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/12/13 at 3:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEzWf7kso0Y

time for some punk funk! Rick James-Ghetto Life

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/12/13 at 4:09 pm

1981 was the year that Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow had their BIGGEST hit ever.  And not to jump on the bandwagon, but I will say it was their greatest song ...

Rainbow - I Surrender
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ29pVhsdMs


1981 was also the year of the fantastic single Sausalito Summernight by Dutch rock band Diesel.  This track was a Top 40 hit in the Netherlands as well as the US, but to the surprise of many including myself, this song had its greatest success in Canada where it became the 13th best selling single of 1981 and spent 1 week at #1.  It was their only hit in North America

Diesel - Sausalito Summernight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiZPzQN6cgw


The message is in the muuuuuuuuuuuuuuusic!  8)

Bohannon - Let's Start II Dance Again



Bohannon is cool.  I see his albums all the time in thrift shops.  I picked one of them up because I was curious just by the album cover with the women on it lol

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/13/13 at 3:58 pm

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

Kool And The Gang- Steppin Out

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/14/13 at 7:55 am

George Harrison ~ All those Years Ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Smw33PKJA

George Harrison wrote the song as a personal tribute to former Beatles bandmate John Lennon, who was murdered on 8 December 1980.  :\'(
Paul McCartney sang backup vocals, Ringo Starr played drums and George Martin produced it.

"You were the one who imagined it all, all those years ago."
"You said it all though not many had ears, all those years ago"
"You had control of our smiles and our tears, all those years ago"  8)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/14/13 at 7:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyYUmEfFni8

Convertion- Let's Do It

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/14/13 at 9:44 pm

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/29/13 at 4:29 pm

Did you know that the Scottish band Simple Minds had their first ever top 40 hit in Canada?  It was called Love Song, and though it just barely made our Top 40, it would be a few years before they would chart again here.  They went on to perform much better in their native UK

Simple Minds - Love Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k24XtRxVqlI

This was re-released in the UK in 1992 to much greater acclaim

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/29/13 at 7:23 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPSatcfd0rw

Stevie Wonder-I Ain't Gonna Stand For It

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/02/13 at 5:37 pm

2 from Canada, in 1981

April Wine and Rush are two of the most popular rock bands our country has produced. While most people here have heard of RUSH, not too many are familiar with many April Wine songs.

April Wine ~ Just Between You And Me

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

Rush ~ Limelight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwXjnVICb3I

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/02/13 at 7:32 pm

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

Dolly Parton- 9-5

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/02/13 at 8:24 pm


April Wine and Rush are two of the most popular rock bands our country has produced. While most people here have heard of RUSH, not too many are familiar with many April Wine songs.


From 1973-1978, April Wine had NO hits outside of Canada.  I like to think of them as Canada's best kept secret.  Just Between You and Me was their third and final Top 40 hit in the US

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/02/13 at 10:21 pm



Sheena Easton- Morning Train


For Sheena I would have personally gone for...

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/03/13 at 3:39 pm


April Wine ~ Just Between You And Me


They've had records released in Britain as far back as 1972 (one was a cover of Hot Chocolate's 'You Could Have Been A Lady), but this one of their only two charting singles - shame, as it's very good and deserved better...

A 1981 update of a 1963 song - I'm not sure if this could really be called a 'cover', as it was twisted out of all recognition!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu5yUwQ21R4

(Actually, I believe this version made me go and investigate Lesley Gore's version!)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/03/13 at 3:43 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfBuWB5OwGI

Change-Miracles

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/03/13 at 3:45 pm


They've had records released in Britain as far back as 1972 (one was a cover of Hot Chocolate's 'You Could Have Been A Lady), but this one of their only two charting singles - shame, as it's very good and deserved better...

A 1981 update of a 1963 song - I'm not sure if this could really be called a 'cover', as it was twisted out of all recognition!



(Actually, I believe this version made me go and investigate Lesley Gore's version!)


It's not bad, just a bit slow for my listening.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/03/13 at 6:54 pm


Dave Stewart and Barbra Gaskin - It's My Party

(Actually, I believe this version made me go and investigate Lesley Gore's version!)


That is one of my favourite cover songs of the 80s.  It was so different from Lesley's version, I really loved it.
That version was a Top 40 hit just about everywhere but the US

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/04/13 at 6:32 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XZ7gi1VRwU


Yarbrough & Peoples-Don't Stop The Music

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/09/13 at 3:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxptQ_75mQw


Hungry Heart- Bruce Springsteen

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/09/13 at 4:36 pm

Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" was a big hit that year, and still continues to be widely played on the radio today. It came from their album Escape, which generated other hits such as "Who's Crying Now", "Open Arms", and "Stone In Love".

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/09/13 at 7:58 pm

In 1980, the Canadian band Loverboy released their self-titled debut album.  It went on to produce 3 hits, the first two of which were US hits in 1981 (the third never charted outside of Canada).  In America, Turn Me Loose was released as the first single.  In Canada, the first single was The Kid is Hot Tonight and peaked in the Canadian chart the very last week of December 1980

Loverboy - The Kid is Hot Tonite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS8YD7Tld6A

Loverboy - Turn Me Loose
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnHm4ro_l8s

Loverboy - Lady of the 80s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYzx943noxk

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: loki 13 on 11/09/13 at 8:16 pm

I think most of you know how I feel, Don McLean sang of the Day The Music Died but he got it wrong.
I believe music died January 1st, 1980. There is, however, an exception to the rule. That exception being
The Moody Blues. The Moody Blues have gotten better with age and Long Distance Voyager was a gem
among the crap.

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

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/10/13 at 7:25 am


I think most of you know how I feel, Don McLean sang of the Day The Music Died but he got it wrong.
I believe music died January 1st, 1980. There is, however, an exception to the rule. That exception being
The Moody Blues. The Moody Blues have gotten better with age and Long Distance Voyager was a gem
among the crap.



"The Voice" was an excellent song, and the album was great. Moody's made some great music in the 80s.
And I hear you about "the Day The Music Died". I know where you are coming from. I would change your saying to "The Day The Music Got Shyttier"  ;D 
There was still some 80s music I liked.

Just like you, I loved late 60s and 70s music (except disco, of course, and the funk stuff). It figures we are about the same age too. Kindred spirits, perhaps.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/13 at 7:29 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewf0TnM4eKo

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/13 at 7:30 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSav51fVlKU

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/10/13 at 3:43 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6avFSctP8dM

Kenny Rogers-Lady

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/10/13 at 3:45 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewf0TnM4eKo


perfect wedding song.  :)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/10/13 at 7:39 pm

I love the UK music scene.  Over the years, I've found several tracks I consider favourites.  Here are three from 1981 that I really enjoy alot!

Dollar - Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqkI2VBiLgg

Rainbow - I Surrender
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ29pVhsdMs

Keith Marshall - Only Crying
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owQC5p_yYKI

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/10/13 at 7:49 pm

More from the UK ...

Dave Edmunds and The Stray Cats - The Race is On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU1dY2lV2gM

Saxon - Never Surrender
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMnadrNPiyI

Gary Numan - She's Got Claws
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_K93VLhlZk

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/10/13 at 7:56 pm

One more bunch from the UK ...

ABC - Tears Are Not Enough
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRhoVnjXAx8

Susan Fassbender - Twilight Cafe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff7Btetg8Lk

Graham Bonnet - Night Games
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrCw-IufvV8

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/11/13 at 4:36 am

Ah yes! 'Chariots Of Fire' as mentioned by Mr. Philip above...who remembers Colin Welland's rather optimistic speech at the following year's Oscars when he proudly announced 'The British Are Coming'? What he failed to add was 'to bore you senseless with drab, five hour long films!'

Anyway, if we weren't being patriotic at a certain wedding that year, we were watching some of our cities riot and burn...this provided the sobering soundtrack...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WhhSBgd3KI

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/11/13 at 6:36 am


Gary Numan - She's Got Claws




This is a first that I've heard She's Got Claws, I always thought Gary Numan he was a one hit wonder.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q1Z7u6c0mQ

Joey Scarbury- Greatest American Hero

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/24/13 at 3:36 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOEgA8oVdA

Spunk- Hot Flashes

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/24/13 at 7:30 pm

I saw Dollar live at an 80s Revival concert back in 2002. At that point I had no idea who they were. Kinda like one half of Bucks Fizz.

Ghost Town always reminds me of dark early morning drives to school in my Dad's car as a 6 yr old. Used to freak me out!

And loved Greatest American Hero - they don't make decent tv theme tunes anymore.  :-\\

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 6:59 am

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

Jacksons- Walk Right Now

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/15/13 at 3:30 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4IY1NJ5UqU

Zafra Brothers- Will You See Me Tonight?

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/17/13 at 6:27 pm



This is a first that I've heard She's Got Claws, I always thought Gary Numan he was a one hit wonder.


In North America, he was a one hit wonder.  He hails from the UK, where he was far more popular.  He recently released his 19th album.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/18/13 at 6:53 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytbzAcW5KHI

Boz Scaggs- Miss Sun

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/23/13 at 6:33 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n7oZJU0fVM

Change - On Top

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/29/13 at 3:38 pm

Sheena Easton's "For Your Eyes Only" was the title track from a James Bond film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhIKhUt1mdo

I still love the song.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/30/13 at 6:52 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6QtZ95cmXQ

Air Supply-Here I Am-(Just When I Thought I Was Over You

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/07/14 at 6:48 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fd9qP-sHbQ

Sugar Hill Gang: Apache (Jump On It)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: 1993 on 01/07/14 at 12:09 pm

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/07/14 at 3:26 pm


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classic song.  :)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/07/14 at 3:28 pm

KENI BURKE - Let Somebody Love You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwsPPC0z7bw

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 01/07/14 at 4:11 pm


In North America, he was a one hit wonder.  He hails from the UK, where he was far more popular.  He recently released his 19th album.


He had a rabid fan following in his early days, which is why he amassed so many hits - but you'd be hard pressed to find anyone from that era who could hum more than four of them!

His credibility took a nose dive (like his planes) when he publicly supported Thatcher back in the day!

Big club hit in 1981 which crossed over nicely...

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

(The guy at the start of the clip is a big radio jock of the time, Peter Powell...who just about remembered the name of the group!)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/07/14 at 4:43 pm

Here's one of my favourite British bands of the 80s with a song that was so well done ...

Modern Romance - Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEJtTJ9KDh0



He had a rabid fan following in his early days, which is why he amassed so many hits - but you'd be hard pressed to find anyone from that era who could hum more than four of them!


I can assume two of those would be 'Cars' and 'Are Friends Electric'.  I often found alot of his songs strange, but what I liked about them was that they were not hits over here, and that intrigued me what you guys liked that we did not.


Imagination - Body Talk


Love that song!

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 01/07/14 at 5:22 pm


Here's one of my favourite British bands of the 80s with a song that was so well done ...

Modern Romance - Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey

Much derided by the 'serious' music hacks of the day, but they were popular with the record buyers...

Their stuff was near-enough available on EVERY British compilation LP going at the time, but is incredibly hard to find on CD. Rather like this lot, who were ALSO much derided by the self-same hacks...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRYpFpUGg80

I can assume two of those would be 'Cars' and 'Are Friends Electric'.  I often found alot of his songs strange, but what I liked about them was that they were not hits over here, and that intrigued me what you guys liked that we did not.


You assume correct as ever - I'm not exactly sure how big he was in other parts of the world, but that kind of sparse, electronic stuff didn't really translate well in your part of the world - one of the advantages of having a rabid fanbase, I suppose!  ;)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/08/14 at 8:11 am


Imagination- Just An Illusion


That was 1982

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/08/14 at 2:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWQRDI7mTyw

Van Halen- Oh Pretty Woman

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/12/14 at 3:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr-SNCtoyPk&feature=kp

Phil Collins - I Missed Again!

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/15/14 at 7:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMj-UzoZhc8

Quincy Jones - The Dude

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/15/14 at 7:26 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMj-UzoZhc8

Quincy Jones - The Dude


I've never heard that one before

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/16/14 at 7:21 am


I've never heard that one before


Him And Quincy Jones produced this song, I think it was from a film or perhaps it was from a play. ???

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/16/14 at 7:24 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytbzAcW5KHI

Boz Scaggs- Miss Sun

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/18/14 at 6:42 pm


Him And Quincy Jones produced this song, I think it was from a film or perhaps it was from a play. ???


Him who? ???

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/19/14 at 3:59 pm


Him who? ???



James Ingram and  Quincy Jones

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/19/14 at 4:02 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgczlrYM4eI

Rod Stewart-Young turks

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/14 at 2:40 am


Him And Quincy Jones produced this song, I think it was from a film or perhaps it was from a play. ???


James Ingram and  Quincy Jones


James Ingram and  Quincy Jones
"Ai No Corrida" from the same album was taken from the Japanese name Ai no Korīda from the French-Japanese film In the Realm of the Senses.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/22/14 at 7:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW-6zo5ZuaE&feature=kp

L T D Kickin' Back

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 02/13/14 at 1:50 pm

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/13/14 at 2:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otVH5cv9z1A&feature=kp

Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/27/14 at 2:13 pm

Here is the one hit wonder Just So Lonely by Get Wet.  This one is fun to dance to!

Get Wet - Just So Lonely
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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/27/14 at 2:20 pm

Here's a soft rock singer named Jim Photoglo, one of the many early 80s AOR stars who did not survive once New Wave came along.  From 1980-1983, he released 3 albums and hit the US Top 40 with two singles, this one his biggest ...

Jim Photoglo - Fool in Love With You
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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/27/14 at 3:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUjPdcJ8g2I

Pilgrim Fathers Orchestra - Touch me don't stop

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 04/27/14 at 3:17 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyjjVa4LRKM

AI NO CORRIDA / QUINCY JONES


That account has been suspended.

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 04/27/14 at 3:26 pm

And for some reason, we rather took a fancy for stuff like this:

Emmylou Harris - Mr. Sandman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aHIs_sB67Q


Juan Pardo - No Me Hables

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzQET7qwXJE

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/27/14 at 5:29 pm


Pilgrim Fathers Orchestra - Touch me don't stop


That band name and song title had me very concerned and confused.  I gave a listen, and I was not surprised I did not like it

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/27/14 at 5:31 pm


And for some reason, we rather took a fancy for stuff like this:

Emmylou Harris - Mr. Sandman

Juan Pardo - No Me Hables


The music of that Juan Pardo track reminds me of Goombay Dance Band, or early 80s Boney M

That Emmylou Harris track is great!  My favourite cover of Mr. Sandman

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/28/14 at 6:41 am


That band name and song title had me very concerned and confused.  I gave a listen, and I was not surprised I did not like it


why didn't you like it?  ???

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/28/14 at 6:48 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ7HN1nNdbc

Stephanie Mills-Two Hearts Featuring Teddy Pendergrass

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/28/14 at 12:34 pm


why didn't you like it?  ???


The name of the band and song title mostly did it.  Instant turn off
I didn't find the song as a whole all that interesting

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/10/14 at 12:11 am

Tim Curry: Working on My Tan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5A3MGKbKNA

Ministry: Cold Life

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

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/10/14 at 3:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr-SNCtoyPk&feature=kp

This played on your radio 33 years ago.  :)

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/14 at 3:29 pm


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This played on your radio 33 years ago.  :)
Still played on my radio today!

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/15 at 12:54 am

"O Superman (For Massenet)" is a 1981 song by experimental performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson. Part of the larger work United States, "O Superman", a half-sung, half-spoken, almost minimalist piece rose to #2 on the UK Singles Charts in 1981. Prior to the success of this song, Anderson was little known outside the art world. First released as a single, the song also appeared on her debut album, Big Science.

In writing the song, Anderson drew from the aria "Ô Souverain, ô juge, ô père" (O Sovereign, O Judge, O Father) from Jules Massenet's 1885 opera Le Cid. She got the idea after seeing the Aria performed in concert by African-American tenor Charles Holland, whose career was hampered for decades by racism in the classical music world. The first lines ("O Superman / O Judge / O Mom and Dad") especially echo the original aria ("Ô Souverain / ô juge / ô père"). Susan McClary suggests in her book Feminine Endings that Anderson is also recalling another opera by Massenet; his 1902 opera, Le jongleur de Notre-Dame. The opera is one in which the arms of the mother—the Virgin Mary—embrace/bless the dying Rodrigo.

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/30/15 at 3:38 am

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/15 at 8:24 am

"Making Your Mind Up" is a song by British pop group Bucks Fizz. It was the winner of the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest and a UK Number-one single. Released in March 1981, it was Bucks Fizz's debut single, the group having been formed just two months earlier.

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 8:37 am

"(The) Green Door" is a popular 1950's song with music composed by Bob Davie and lyrics written by Marvin Moore.  The lyrics describe the allure of a mysterious private club with a green door, behind which "a happy crowd" play piano, smoke and "laugh a lot", and inside which the singer is not allowed. A popular version was by rock and roll revivalist Shakin' Stevens which spent four weeks at number one in August 1981.

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/15 at 3:57 pm

"Tainted Love" is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group The Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. It attained worldwide fame after being covered by Soft Cell in 1981 and has since been covered by numerous groups and artists.


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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/16 at 5:05 pm

"This Ole House" (sometimes written "This Old House") is a popular song written by Stuart Hamblen, and published in 1954. Rosemary Clooney's version reached the top of the popular music charts in both the US and the UK in 1954. The song again topped the UK chart in 1981 in a recording by Shakin' Stevens.

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 11:22 am

February 22nd 1981- One Hit Wonder Joe Dolce was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Shaddap You Face", famously keeping the legendary Ultravox song, Vienna, off the UK No.1 slot. 'Shaddap You Face' was Number 1 in 11 countries with over 35 different foreign language cover versions, selling over 4 million copies.

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 11:27 am


February 22nd 1981- One Hit Wonder Joe Dolce was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Shaddap You Face", famously keeping the legendary Ultravox song, Vienna, off the UK No.1 slot. 'Shaddap You Face' was Number 1 in 11 countries with over 35 different foreign language cover versions, selling over 4 million copies.

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Ultravox's "Vienna".

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Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 02/22/16 at 4:00 pm


February 22nd 1981- One Hit Wonder Joe Dolce was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Shaddap You Face", famously keeping the legendary Ultravox song, Vienna, off the UK No.1 slot. 'Shaddap You Face' was Number 1 in 11 countries with over 35 different foreign language cover versions, selling over 4 million copies.

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That song was popular almost everywhere but the United States.  I wonder what it was the Americans didn't like about it?

Subject: Re: 1981: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 4:02 pm


That song was popular almost everywhere but the United States.  I wonder what it was the Americans didn't like about it?
I wonder too?

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