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Subject: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/08/13 at 3:14 pm

Thought I'd kick this one off with some great Adult Contemporary

In 1984, the British/American group America had what would be their final chart appearance with Special Girl.  Though it missed the US Hot 100 by 6 places, it was a popular Adult Contemporary favourite!

America - Special Girl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lbt4y65gBY

The song was originally written and recorded by a Canadian singer named Eddie Schwartz that same year.  His version never charted in the US, but it did reach the Top 20 AC chart in Canada. 

Eddie Schwartz - Special Girl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4627ZUHV6M

I do like both versions alot, but I still find the America version to be far superior and it is in my Top 20 of greatest cover songs of all time!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/08/13 at 3:32 pm

Too hot for Radio in 1984 .. but radio played it anyway ...

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyl5DlrsU90

Exude - Boys Just Want to Have Sex
A Cyndi Lauper spoof.  This was originally aired on the Dr. Demento show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc3Q4fAxfY0

Cyndi Lauper - She Bop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFq4E9XTueY


In November of 1984, Frankie Goes to Hollywood appeared on Saturday Night Live to promote themselves in America, but due to it's lyrical content, they were not allowed to sing Relax, so they sang a cover of Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run instead

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/08/13 at 5:31 pm

A trio of hits from the UK that I quite enjoy, but never caught on in North America ...

The Special AKA - Nelson Mandela
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgcTvoWjZJU

Nick Heyward - Warning Sign
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDiJsvS2CSw

Bananarama - Rough Justice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noMh7W0zxv8

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/08/13 at 6:48 pm

THE best year of music in the 80s!! 8) 8)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/08/13 at 7:13 pm


THE best year of music in the 80s!! 8) 8)


you got that right! :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/08/13 at 7:17 pm

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

one hit wonder. Curly Shuffle-Jump N' The Saddle

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/08/13 at 8:25 pm


one hit wonder. Curly Shuffle-Jump N' The Saddle


That was indeed a OHW.  Good song!

Here is another one hit wonder for the North American market ...

Icicle Works - Whisper to A Scream (Birds Fly)
They charted 14 hits in the UK, though some might say they were a OHW there too as only one of them made the UK Top 40 and it wasn't this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVQCpI4GbKQ

What was that other song you ask?

Icicle Works - Love is A Wonderful Colour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3nFMjOxdYk

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/08/13 at 8:39 pm




Icicle Works - Whisper to A Scream (Birds Fly)
They charted 14 hits in the UK, though some might say they were a OHW there too as only one of them made the UK Top 40 and it wasn't this one

Icicle Works - Love is A Wonderful Colour


Both are great songs!

1984 was a good year for music, lots of good things to chose from.

I think these are my two favorites from 1984. One song that was on the charts in early 1984 and one from late 1984.

Tracey Ullman ~ They don't know (released in 1983, on the charts in early 1984) It had that 60s sound  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfRI1XjDFCU

Alphaville - Forever Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1TcDHrkQYg

The song still blows me away.


Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/08/13 at 8:41 pm

Here is a rarity from 1984 ...

KC - Are You Ready?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o573c3xcgo

As the story goes, back in 1982 when KC and the Sunshine Band released their 9th album All in A Night's Work, their record label did not want to promote it Stateside.  As a result, the album's single Give it Up, which went #1 in the UK in 1983, failed to chart in North America.

It was then decided that the next Sunshine Band record would be credited only to KC and in 1983, the album Ten was released.  Give it Up was included on it, and by 1984, had become a Top 20 hit in the US.  Are You Ready was popular in the clubs, but only reached #4 on the Billboard Bubbling Under chart (aka US #104)

KC - Give it Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psFQMKcsIF8

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/08/13 at 8:48 pm


Tracey Ullman ~ They don't know (released in 1983, on the charts in early 1984) It had that 60s sound  8)

Alphaville - Forever Young


Both are great songs! The follow-up to Forever Young was called Big in Japan and like the former, was also a minor hit in both the US and Canada.  The latter was also their only Top 40 hit in the UK

Alphaville - Big in Japan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZGF4wcPJO0

I really wish I had dance chart positions for Canada.  I can only imagine songs like these were also in our Dance Top 10

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/08/13 at 8:52 pm


Both are great songs! The follow-up to Forever Young was called Big in Japan and like the former, was also a minor hit in both the US and Canada.  The latter was also their only Top 40 hit in the UK

Alphaville - Big in Japan

I really wish I had dance chart positions for Canada.  I can only imagine songs like these were also in our Dance Top 10


I can tell you from personal experience that "Big in Japan" was played in clubs in 1984 or 1985, I was there  :), So were the 'KC" songs you posted earlier.  I don't have a chart for you though  ;D

I think my buddy might have had a remix or EP of "Big in Japan"..not 100% sure about that one though.

Modify: I am surprised "Big in Japan" only reached #67 in Canada. I heard it quite a bit on the radio back then. I consider myself someone who listened to the radio a whole lot back then, but many of the songs Howard posted in the 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 threads, I don't know.  ;D

They must have been huge in New York, but not in Toronto.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/08/13 at 9:04 pm


Modify: I am surprised "Big in Japan" only reached #67 in Canada. I heard it quite a bit on the radio back then. I consider myself someone who listened to the radio a whole lot back then, but many of the songs Howard posted in the 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 threads, I don't know.  ;D


I don't know alot of the songs he posts either, but I like learning of songs I never knew before.  I still sometimes hear Big in Japan on the radio.


Here is one from Australia called Catch Me I'm Falling by Real Life.  It was the follow-up to last year's (1983) smash Send Me An Angel.  It never charted in Canada, but did reach #40 in the US

Real Life - Catch Me I'm Falling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeysVlyC_us


Here is one from Canada called A Woman Like That by Steven Tracey.  It never charted in the mainstream, but I know it was popular in the clubs.  I first heard it via a 2LP various artists album I have called Can't Stop Dancin' - Volume II that was produced with the co-operation of Montreal radio station CKMF 94

Steven Tracey - A Woman Like That
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StRLntkllgo

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/08/13 at 9:11 pm

One more from me (for now lol) ...

Here is my favourite album track of the 80s that I wished had of been a single.  It was called Get Ready Boy by the American rock band Shooting Star and was from the soundtrack of the Tim Matheson film Up the Creek.  As I post this, I am actually wearing an Up the Creek T-Shirt.  One of my favourite films and this song is fantastic!

Shooting Star - Get Ready Boy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFR4z1haRuM

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/08/13 at 9:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1TcDHrkQYg

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/09/13 at 7:07 am


Both are great songs!

1984 was a good year for music, lots of good things to chose from.

I think these are my two favorites from 1984. One song that was on the charts in early 1984 and one from late 1984.

Tracey Ullman ~ They don't know (released in 1983, on the charts in early 1984) It had that 60s sound  8)


Alphaville - Forever Young

The song still blows me away.




Tracey Ullman wasn't a one hit wonder. I believe she had another hit.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/09/13 at 7:12 am


Here is a rarity from 1984 ...

KC - Are You Ready?

As the story goes, back in 1982 when KC and the Sunshine Band released their 9th album All in A Night's Work, their record label did not want to promote it Stateside.  As a result, the album's single Give it Up, which went #1 in the UK in 1983, failed to chart in North America.

It was then decided that the next Sunshine Band record would be credited only to KC and in 1983, the album Ten was released.  Give it Up was included on it, and by 1984, had become a Top 20 hit in the US.  Are You Ready was popular in the clubs, but only reached #4 on the Billboard Bubbling Under chart (aka US #104)

KC - Give it Up


I just wonder why KC couldn't make any more hits throughout the late 80's-early 90's? ???

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/09/13 at 7:21 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x5JqZNYpRQ

Breakin,There's no Stoppin us Now- Ollie & Jerry

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/09/13 at 7:31 am

A song with 1984 written all over it (well, it's in the chorus at least!)

Huge in the clubs, but sadly never translated into chartable sales...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os4eWX88OxA

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/09/13 at 7:50 am


A song with 1984 written all over it (well, it's in the chorus at least!)

Huge in the clubs, but sadly never translated into chartable sales...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os4eWX88OxA



could've been a one hit wonder.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/09/13 at 7:55 am


Tracey Ullman wasn't a one hit wonder. I believe she had another hit.


???

This isn't the one hit wonder thread, it's the year 1984 in music thread.

and Howard, you keep forgetting this...over and over  http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=38754.msg3084411#msg3084411

Try to remember.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/09/13 at 8:01 am


A song with 1984 written all over it (well, it's in the chorus at least!)

Huge in the clubs, but sadly never translated into chartable sales...



Martha and the Muffins are a Canadian group. They had quite a few songs reach our top 40. They are more generally known for their 1980 hit "Echo Beach"

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/09/13 at 8:39 am


Martha and the Muffins are a Canadian group. They had quite a few songs reach our top 40.


That they are, and despite good reviews for most of their stuff that was released here in Britain...

They are more generally known for their 1980 hit "Echo Beach"


...this is the one that hit paydirt for them! Universally regarded by most British people over 40 as an absolute classic (which, of course, it is!)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/09/13 at 8:46 am

Just remembered that this was the year when our singles sales went through the roof...

So much so, that we had three consecutive #1's that all shifted over 1 million units (FGTH 'Two Tribes', George Michael 'Careless Whisper' and Stevie Wonder 'I Just Called To Say I Love You (personally, I wish he hadn't bothered!)

That's not including the Band Aid biggie and Wham's 'Last Christmas', which also sailed through the million mark!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/09/13 at 11:33 am

In the US, Black Stations / White Stations was the only M+M song to chart.  Kinda strange it was that one and not Echo Beach


Just remembered that this was the year when our singles sales went through the roof...

So much so, that we had three consecutive #1's that all shifted over 1 million units (FGTH 'Two Tribes', George Michael 'Careless Whisper' and Stevie Wonder 'I Just Called To Say I Love You (personally, I wish he hadn't bothered!)

That's not including the Band Aid biggie and Wham's 'Last Christmas', which also sailed through the million mark!


I still find it odd that Careless Whisper was a solo hit for George in Europe.  Andrew Ridgeley is often mocked for being the silent member of Wham! yet he co-wrote Careless Whisper.  In North America, it was credited as Wham! featuring George Michael.  I guess the record label knew that he would become a star in his own right.  Andrew who?  Exactly!

I understand that Band-Aid classic was to be a collaboration of the biggest British artists at the time, so I am a little confused wh Jody Watley and Kool and the Gang appear.  Perhaps that Shalamar was a much bigger name in the UK than they were in America.  Still a classic song though.  I listen to it every Christmas, and with that festive time just around the corner, why not start a little early :D

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

A bit of trivia:  Two of the performers on Do They Know It's Christmas were Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi of Status Quo.  When the song hit the charts in North America, it gave them their first US/Canadian chart appearance since the 1968 Status Quo song Ice in the Sun

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/09/13 at 12:37 pm




???

This isn't the one hit wonder thread, it's the year 1984 in music thread.

and Howard, you keep forgetting this...over and over  http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=38754.msg3084411#msg3084411

Try to remember.  :)


I know Warped, I was just saying besides "They Don't Know", she might have had more than that song. I may have to look it up.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/09/13 at 12:40 pm


In the US, Black Stations / White Stations was the only M+M song to chart.  Kinda strange it was that one and not Echo Beach

I still find it odd that Careless Whisper was a solo hit for George in Europe.  Andrew Ridgeley is often mocked for being the silent member of Wham! yet he co-wrote Careless Whisper.  In North America, it was credited as Wham! featuring George Michael.  I guess the record label knew that he would become a star in his own right.  Andrew who?  Exactly!

I understand that Band-Aid classic was to be a collaboration of the biggest British artists at the time, so I am a little confused wh Jody Watley and Kool and the Gang appear.  Perhaps that Shalamar was a much bigger name in the UK than they were in America.  Still a classic song though.  I listen to it every Christmas, and with that festive time just around the corner, why not start a little early :D

A bit of trivia:  Two of the performers on Do They Know It's Christmas were Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi of Status Quo.  When the song hit the charts in North America, it gave them their first US/Canadian chart appearance since the 1968 Status Quo song Ice in the Sun


I remember that, Band Aid always plays around Christmas time.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/09/13 at 12:52 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l1qnG3Dpc0

Patto- Black And White

This duo consists of Thomas Fuchsburger & Patrick Gammon
one of the worst songs I've heard but it's quite catchy for it's time.

From what I read Thomas died about 3 years ago from accidental drowning and Patrick Gammon is still recording.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/09/13 at 2:01 pm


I know Warped, I was just saying besides "They Don't Know", she might have had more than that song. I may have to look it up.


Okiedoki.  :)

And Howard, don't forgot the second part of my post, try not to include the youtube videos in your post when you reply to people. It makes things slower for people to see the page. You keep forgetting. You need to try harder to remember.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/09/13 at 2:46 pm



A bit of trivia:  Two of the performers on Do They Know It's Christmas were Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi of Status Quo.  When the song hit the charts in North America, it gave them their first US/Canadian chart appearance since the 1968 Status Quo song Ice in the Sun


And their 1st top 40 since the classic "Pictures of Matchstick men"



...this is the one that hit paydirt for them! Universally regarded by most British people over 40 as an absolute classic (which, of course, it is!)


It was. Paul: If you liked the band "Martha and the Muffins", you might also like these songs from them.

- "Women Around the World at Work"
- "Cooling the Medium"
- "Song in My Head"
- "Paint By Number Heart"

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/09/13 at 5:11 pm


I understand that Band-Aid classic was to be a collaboration of the biggest British artists at the time, so I am a little confused wh Jody Watley and Kool and the Gang appear.  Perhaps that Shalamar was a much bigger name in the UK than they were in America.


They were probably there to make up the numbers! Remember, the whole thing was pretty much done in a rush...

Like quite a few US acts, both Shalamar & KatG had bigger success in the UK at this time then they did in their homeland. I can't say what Jody was up to, but I'm pretty sure KatG were in the middle of touring Europe at the time, so were easily available for the session.


If you liked the band "Martha and the Muffins", you might also like these songs from them.

- "Women Around the World at Work"
- "Cooling the Medium"
- "Song in My Head"
- "Paint By Number Heart"


Know the first, will have to check out the others...

The follow-up to 'Echo Beach' was 'Saigon', the B side of which has the distinction of being one of the VERY few singles issued here with a double groove. One groove would play the song backwards, while the other groove played the song correctly. Which version you got depended on which groove your needle hit!

Monty Python did something like this on one of their LPs - must have been a disc cutter's nightmare!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/09/13 at 6:11 pm


And their 1st top 40 since the classic "Pictures of Matchstick men"


Yes and no.

Ice in the Sun reached #70 in the US and #29 in Canada.  Also, just cause I can (lol) ... Pictures of Matchstick Men made #12 in the US and #8 in Canada.  It was the extent of their hits in North America

EDIT:  They also had a self-titled album in 1976 that reached #85 on the Canadian Albums chart

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Status-Quo-Self-Titled-8-Track-Tape-TESTED-/00/s/MTU5N1gxNjAw/z/7RkAAOxy7S5R9a5o/$(KGrHqN,!oEFHfEy((kdBR9,5nV-GQ~~60_57.JPG

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/09/13 at 9:37 pm

Speaking of Status Quo, 1984 was a good year for them in their native UK.  Their cover of Dion's The Wanderer gave them a UK #7 hit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRCzXk3LAQk

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/09/13 at 9:42 pm

Here's a couple of UK artists who were known in North America, but with great singles that were not ...

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Tesla Girls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH7MwYBdSvM

Spandau Ballet - Round and Round
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJQWyuKi61o

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/09/13 at 10:28 pm

Dance, I say!  Two great British hits of 1984 that failed to chart in North America

Ultravox - Love's Great Adventure
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjASsSqfwVQ

Belle and the Devotions - Love Games
The United Kingdom's Eurovision entry that year
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ere3ePk9I0

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/10/13 at 4:03 am


Belle and the Devotions - Love Games
The United Kingdom's Eurovision entry that year


A shameless rip-off of the classic Motown sound - so much so, that even Lamont Dozier (of H-D-H fame) had a bit of a moan about it!

Such publicity didn't do it much favours, as it only finished 7th.

There was much cheese to be had this year, what with this, Black Lace and the legendary Russ Abbot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBGrz73IkHk

But he was so embarrassed by this effort in later years, that he purchased the masters and has never re-released it on any 80s compilations! Boo!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJLZi0uyJw

Sheila E- Glamorous Life

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/10/13 at 4:37 pm


A shameless rip-off of the classic Motown sound - so much so, that even Lamont Dozier (of H-D-H fame) had a bit of a moan about it!


That's funny.  It does sound like it belongs on the Gordy label.  That Russ Abbott tune is comically good.  It's quite catchy!

You guys sure had some interesting songs.  One I really enjoy was I Feel Like Buddy Holly by Alvin Stardust.  The lyrics in this song are absolute genius ... Now I know how Paul McCartney felt when he got up to say, "I wish it was yesterday".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfvniO-DWZ8

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/10/13 at 4:52 pm


You guys sure had some interesting songs.  One I really enjoy was I Feel Like Buddy Holly by Alvin Stardust.  The lyrics in this song are absolute genius ... Now I know how Paul McCartney felt when he got up to say, "I wish it was yesterday".


Always puzzled me, that record - it was so out of kilter for '84, but it seemed to work! I can take or leave it, but I personally prefer his other hit of that year, 'I Won't Run Away'...

Alvin was something of a veteran even then - he had quite a bit of success in the 70s, but he was charting as far back as the 60s (as Shane Fenton) - that he was still popular enough to still chart records in the 80s is quite remarkable!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/10/13 at 5:15 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJLZi0uyJw

Sheila E- Glamorous Life


I LOVE this song!!  :D :D 8)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/10/13 at 5:55 pm

The Pretenders ~ Middle Of The Road

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

Kick ass song. The Pretenders had so many good songs in the 1980s.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 10/11/13 at 8:26 am


I LOVE this song!!  :D :D 8)
 

Yeah that's a fun song to dance to.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/11/13 at 3:50 pm

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

Treat Her Like A Lady-Temptations

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/11/13 at 9:05 pm

1984 was the year of my favourite movie of all time:  Streets of Fire.  The film was a box office bomb, but the soundtrack did well, launching two songs into the mainstream charts ...

Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=621Nk3Ubz4A

Fire Inc. - Tonight is What it Means to Be Young
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJk61DfPOug

Fire Inc. was a studio group assembled by Jim Steinman.  Tonight is What it Means to Be Young was written by Steinman and incorporated lyrics that were previously heard in the 1979 song he wrote that served as the theme to the short-lived TV sitcom Delta House

In the film, the song was performed by the fictional band Ellen Aim and the Attackers.  Actress Diane Lane did not sing the vocals, her voice was dubbed by a singer named Laurie Sargent, who along with the members of The Attackers as seen in the film were rock stars in their own right, as members of a band called Face to Face.

Hailing from Boston, Face to Face hit the US Top 40 with a very memorable single in 1984 called 10-9-8.  Though it failed to chart in Canada, I still remember it very well and is still one of my favourites

Face to Face - 10-9-8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmp9kxNZwN8


The Pretenders ~ Middle Of The Road
Kick ass song. The Pretenders had so many good songs in the 1980s.


Love that song.  The album it was on Learning to Crawl is still my favourite album from them!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/11/13 at 9:16 pm

Also from the film Streets of Fire, the lead song in the movie was Nowhere Fast by Fire Inc. and was also released as a single, but went nowhere fast in the charts.  It was also written by Jim Steinman

Fire Inc. - Nowhere Fast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=251zlGliwOQ

Though Fire Inc. did not make it work, long time Steinman collaborator Meat Loaf did.  His version did not make the Top 40, but it did manage to make the UK chart.

Meat Loaf - Nowhere Fast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-MsDpSSmH0

I wasn't too keen on Meat Loaf's version, but my love for Streets of Fire won't let me hate it.  But the more I listen to it, it grows on me

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/12/13 at 4:03 pm


1984 was the year of my favourite movie of all time:  Streets of Fire.  The film was a box office bomb, but the soundtrack did well, launching two songs into the mainstream charts ...

Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You


Fire Inc. - Tonight is What it Means to Be Young


Fire Inc. was a studio group assembled by Jim Steinman.  Tonight is What it Means to Be Young was written by Steinman and incorporated lyrics that were previously heard in the 1979 song he wrote that served as the theme to the short-lived TV sitcom Delta House

In the film, the song was performed by the fictional band Ellen Aim and the Attackers.  Actress Diane Lane did not sing the vocals, her voice was dubbed by a singer named Laurie Sargent, who along with the members of The Attackers as seen in the film were rock stars in their own right, as members of a band called Face to Face.

Hailing from Boston, Face to Face hit the US Top 40 with a very memorable single in 1984 called 10-9-8.  Though it failed to chart in Canada, I still remember it very well and is still one of my favourites

Face to Face - 10-9-8

Love that song.  The album it was on Learning to Crawl is still my favourite album from them!


All those years I always thought it was a black man singing "I Can Dream About You".

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/12/13 at 4:06 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkRKT6T0QLg


Easy Lover-Bailey And Collins

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/12/13 at 5:16 pm


All those years I always thought it was a black man singing "I Can Dream About You".


So did most people, possibly because in the film, the song is performed by the fictional black group The Sorrels, and the lead singer's vocals were dubbed by a black singer named Winston Ford.  Dan Hartman's version only appears on the soundtrack, not in the film, but Hartman wrote the song for the film

Winston Ford - I Can Dream About You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrFL-1fy6xA

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/12/13 at 5:21 pm


Easy Lover-Bailey And Collins


When this song came out, alot of people had no idea who Philip Bailey was.  They thought he was a new singer on the scene.  I wonder if some of those people were listeners of EWF.  That would be funny

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/12/13 at 5:32 pm


When this song came out, alot of people had no idea who Philip Bailey was.  They thought he was a new singer on the scene.  I wonder if some of those people were listeners of EWF.  That would be funny


That would be funny, yeah.

I liked the song, Easy Lover. Not bad at all.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/12/13 at 5:36 pm


When this song came out, alot of people had no idea who Philip Bailey was.  They thought he was a new singer on the scene.  I wonder if some of those people were listeners of EWF.  That would be funny


really?

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/12/13 at 5:44 pm

Here is one that Philip Eno might like (it's based on classical music) ...

From a British/American film called Electric Dreams starring Virginia Madsen, there was a great instrumental song called The Duel by Giorgio Moroder that was based on the classical piece Minuet in G Major by Christian Petzold.  It was released as a single, but it never charted

Giorgio Moroder - The Duel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcADCoV8Bt8


On the subject of uncharted songs of 1984, here's one of my favourites that was also a single.  It was called Hiding From Love by Bruce Murray and was a cover of the 1980 hit by Bryan Adams.  This was one of the most covered songs in the early 80s, and the only other artist that I know of to make it a hit was Rosetta Stone in 1982.  Over all the versions though, this one by Bruce Murray is my favourite ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr08r2egqU8

Bruce Murray never became a BIG star despite a few hit singles in Canada.  His sister Anne however, I do believe had some songs that people would recognize ;)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/12/13 at 5:46 pm


really?


Oh yeah, and even with the EWF reference in the video (when Collins brings out the space costumes).  You can hear it in his voice.  All you gotta do is listen to September and you can spot his voice easily!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/13/13 at 3:48 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2RFGzb0_VQ

B Biz R- Sucker For Love

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/13/13 at 9:46 pm

In 1983, The Everly Brothers reunited and in 1984, with help of producer Dave Edmunds, they released the album EB 84, their first release since 1973.  The album's lead single On the Wings of A Nightingale was written by Paul McCartney and gave them their first hit single since 1967.  This song is just wonderful!

The Everly Brothers - On the Wings of A Nightingale
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yA0NAdjASQ


Speaking of Dave Edmunds, his friend and Rockpile bandmate Nick Lowe released the album Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit in 1984.  Featuring the great Paul Carrack on keyboards, it produced my all-time favourite Nick Lowe song called Half A Boy and Half A Man.  It did not become a big hit however, and I still can't understand why ...

Nick Lowe - Half A Boy and Half A Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksOzvYYHW48

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/14/13 at 6:36 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq65-A_b0F0

How about some love jams? Jefferey Osbourne- Crazy About Cha'

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/15/13 at 7:40 am

In late 1984, a song came out that really freaked me out. Totally.

Julian Lennon - Valotte

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP4YHXnft1w

At the time, I was a p/t DJ in University and we got the record in I played it right away. Sounds so much like his dad, very eery. I wanted to play the record over and over, but some listeners might have hated me and it also didn't qualify as CanCon so I'd lose my job probably. ;D

It was such a good song too. One of the best from 1984.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/15/13 at 4:23 pm


In late 1984, a song came out that really freaked me out. Totally.

Julian Lennon - Valotte

At the time, I was a p/t DJ in University and we got the record in I played it right away. Sounds so much like his dad, very eery. I wanted to play the record over and over, but some listeners might have hated me and it also didn't qualify as CanCon so I'd lose my job probably. ;D

It was such a good song too. One of the best from 1984.


That was a very good song.  I was a BIG fan of the follow-up to that ...

Julian Lennon - Too Late For Goodbyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh4Cni_wp-Y

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/15/13 at 7:30 pm


In late 1984, a song came out that really freaked me out. Totally.

Julian Lennon - Valotte



At the time, I was a p/t DJ in University and we got the record in I played it right away. Sounds so much like his dad, very eery. I wanted to play the record over and over, but some listeners might have hated me and it also didn't qualify as CanCon so I'd lose my job probably. ;D

It was such a good song too. One of the best from 1984.


You got that right, I love that song. :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/15/13 at 7:31 pm


That was a very good song.  I was a BIG fan of the follow-up to that ...

Julian Lennon - Too Late For Goodbyes



This song is good too, He should do a duet with his Father just like Natalie Cole did with her Father years ago.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/15/13 at 7:34 pm

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

The Warrior-Scandal

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/15/13 at 7:39 pm


The Warrior-Scandal


Love that song.  There is a interesting bit of trivia behind it.  It was co-written by Nick Gilder and went to #1 in Canada, making Gilder the only artist ever to have a #1 hit in Canada as songwriter, member (lead singer) of a band and solo artist.  The other two songs were Hot Child in the City in 1978 and as a member of Sweeney Todd with the hit Roxy Roller in 1976

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/16/13 at 6:59 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDbWz8HEu_o

Roy Hamilton & Capiche- Turn Up The Music

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/16/13 at 7:32 am


That was a very good song.  I was a BIG fan of the follow-up to that ...

Julian Lennon - Too Late For Goodbyes



Good song.



The Warrior-Scandal


Good song, Howard.




Laura Branigan ~ Self Control

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u1OGQdZoTQ

I often thought this was her best song, as least it was for me. I used to be so into this song.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/16/13 at 8:23 am


Good song.

Good song, Howard.




Laura Branigan ~ Self Control


I often thought this was her best song, as least it was for me. I used to be so into this song.


love the song but the video is kind of creepy.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 8:50 am


love the song but the video is kind of creepy.


You mean the video where she's getting sexually aroused by a bunch of guys in white masks?  That was effing awesome!!!!!!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 11:42 am

In 1984, Scottish rockers Big Country released their 2nd album titled Steeltown and gave them a BIG hit in the UK.

The first single was titled East of Eden

Big Country - East of Eden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1KQsbcLijw

The album's second single was titled Where the Rose is Sown and is my favourite hit song from them!

Big Country - Where the Rose is Sown
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCLRm-yxswQ

I say hit song, as from that album, there was a song that was never released as a single titled Flame of the West that I always thought should have been a single

Big Country - Flame of the West
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8-EiQYoMOo

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/16/13 at 1:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4QnalIHlVc

Tina Turner-Private Dancer

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/24/13 at 7:34 am


Tina Turner-Private Dancer


Not written with her in mind, but pitched to her after Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straits) tried it out on the 'Love Over Gold' sessions in 1982 and discovered it didn't sound quite right with a fella singing it! On the whole, that entire TT LP was (and still is) a joy...

Meanwhile, while the rest of the world had it in German - we, being British, insisted on an English version!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14IRDDnEPR4

And a lot of the original meaning of the song was lost in the translation!

Young Nena caused a bit of a flak at the time when photos were published showing that she (gasp!) didn't shave her armpits!  :o

These crazy continentals!  ;)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/24/13 at 3:02 pm


This song is good too, He should do a duet with his Father just like Natalie Cole did with her Father years ago.


Yes.  But Julian wasn't all rainbows and sunshine when it came to his father.  He was so desperate for his father's attention and he never got any attention from him.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/24/13 at 3:26 pm

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I can't remember if this was released in 83 or 84?

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/24/13 at 3:31 pm


Meanwhile, while the rest of the world had it in German - we, being British, insisted on an English version!

Nena - 99 Red Balloons

And a lot of the original meaning of the song was lost in the translation!

Young Nena caused a bit of a flak at the time when photos were published showing that she (gasp!) didn't shave her armpits!  :o

These crazy continentals!  ;)


We in Canada got the English version as well.  The US got 99 Luft Ballons and being so close to the border, I remember both versions, but I will only accept the English version

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/24/13 at 4:22 pm


Not written with her in mind, but pitched to her after Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straits) tried it out on the 'Love Over Gold' sessions in 1982 and discovered it didn't sound quite right with a fella singing it! On the whole, that entire TT LP was (and still is) a joy...

Meanwhile, while the rest of the world had it in German - we, being British, insisted on an English version!


And a lot of the original meaning of the song was lost in the translation!

Young Nena caused a bit of a flak at the time when photos were published showing that she (gasp!) didn't shave her armpits!  :o

These crazy continentals!  ;)


From Wikipedia, Nena had that one hit in The US but her other songs were probably from Germany, must've been a one hit wonder here in the United States.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/24/13 at 4:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY41o-iZStI

Matthew Wilder-Break My Stride

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/24/13 at 5:37 pm


We in Canada got the English version as well.  The US got 99 Luft Ballons and being so close to the border, I remember both versions, but I will only accept the English version


The more you know! I would have naturally assumed you would have followed your close neighbour and chose the German version...

Anyway, speaking of Germany...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zpYQJkBQp0

Probably considered a bit near the knuckle for some, but not a murmur of protest was uttered at the time...

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/25/13 at 6:34 am


The more you know! I would have naturally assumed you would have followed your close neighbour and chose the German version...

Anyway, speaking of Germany...

Men Brooks - To Be or Not to Be (The Hitler Rap)

Probably considered a bit near the knuckle for some, but not a murmur of protest was uttered at the time...


I remember this video, Was he supposed to make fun of Hitler?

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/25/13 at 9:09 am


I remember this video, Was he supposed to make fun of Hitler?


That was the general idea, Howard...along with the fact that Mr Brooks is Jewish!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/25/13 at 1:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRw8cBratM4

White Lines (Don't Do it)- Grandmaster Flash

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/25/13 at 1:56 pm

A couple of songs from Canadian artists

Luba ~ Let It Go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKBC4qynpUk

Spoons ~ Romantic Traffic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vubMfPh7URs

Ah...Sandy Horne...  Simple video done on Toronto's  public transit. Still one of my favorite videos.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/25/13 at 5:26 pm


White Lines (Don't Do it)- Grandmaster Flash


This spent over 40 weeks in the British chart that year, longer than most of everything that charted...heaven knows how!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/25/13 at 5:33 pm


This spent over 40 weeks in the British chart that year, longer than most of everything that charted...heaven knows how!


;D Yes, heaven knows how is right!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/25/13 at 8:48 pm


speaking of comedians, Rodney Dangerfield- Rappin' Rodney


This one was 1983

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/26/13 at 3:11 pm


This spent over 40 weeks in the British chart that year, longer than most of everything that charted...heaven knows how!


I guess it was a popular song with the teenagers.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/26/13 at 4:48 pm


Wham!-Club Tropicana


This was also 1983.  You sure you are in the right year Howard? :D

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/27/13 at 12:11 am

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And for love's sake each mistake
oh you forgave
and soon both of us learned to trust
not run away there was no time to play
we've built it up and built it up and built it up
and now it's solid; solid as a rock
that's what this love is
that's what we've got solid; solid as a rock
and nothing's changed it.  :)
The thrill is still hot, hot, hot, hot, hot. :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/27/13 at 4:03 pm


This was also 1983.  You sure you are in the right year Howard? :D


Oh please forgive me Mr DJ I thought it was 1984.  ::) :P

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/27/13 at 4:06 pm

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

Say Say Say- Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/27/13 at 4:08 pm


Oh please forgive me Mr DJ I thought it was 1984.  ::) :P


The first hit that Wham! had in 1984 was this, which made #1 nearly everywhere ...

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIgZ7gMze7A

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/27/13 at 4:16 pm


The first hit that Wham! had in 1984 was this, which made #1 nearly everywhere ...

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go



I have to admit, I found this song cute.  Very catchy.  I even remember playing this when I was a DJ in school.



Say Say Say- Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson


This I remember from late 1983. It received so much radio play just before Christmas 1983. Ah...I least I liked this one more than "This girl is mine"  Recently I listened to Mccartney's new album, a lot better than I expected...it's not bad actually.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/27/13 at 4:30 pm


I have to admit, I found this song cute.  Very catchy.  I even remember playing this when I was a DJ in school.


Very good song, that in today's times is often called 'Jitterbug'.  I like 'Jitterbug' by Wham! almost as much as I do 'I Believe in Miracles' by Hot Chocolate :D

I used to have the International version of the Wham! album Make it Big, but I gave it away.  Kind of regretted that.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/27/13 at 5:26 pm


The first hit that Wham! had in 1984 was this, which made #1 nearly everywhere ...

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go



that song has so much airplay.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/28/13 at 1:02 pm


that song has so much airplay.


Maybe a little TOO much airplay.  I got sick of that after a year.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/28/13 at 1:12 pm

The Honeydrippers ~ Sea Of Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd8WUJ9uT3o

I enjoyed this remake of "Sea of Love".  Used to play it quite a bit, and it got lots of requests too.

Another one by the Pretenders:

Pretenders~ Show Me

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

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 7:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ILDFp5DGA

Hello-Lionel Richie

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/28/13 at 7:48 pm



Hello-Lionel Richie


http://uploads.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/hello_reddit1.jpg

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

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

Here's a hit by my favourite band of all time!

UB40 - If it Happens Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNWiFPdBy9w

This was UB40's 18th hit in their native UK (technically 14 as their first 4 singles were AA sides) and their 3rd hit in Canada.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/30/13 at 7:28 am

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

Chicago- Hard Habit To Break

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/31/13 at 1:14 am

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Wang Chung: Dance Hall Days.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/31/13 at 6:48 am


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Wang Chung: Dance Hall Days.


like the song and video but the lyrics are kind of odd.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/31/13 at 6:51 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvkKX035484

Just in time for Halloween:  Ray Parker Jr-Ghostbusters

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/04/13 at 9:43 pm

Almost every Jackson sibling came out with an album this year... Janet, La Toya, Rebbie, Jermaine, and the Jacksons themselves. All were great pop efforts. Some of the more feelgood singles...

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Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/05/13 at 6:56 am


Almost every Jackson sibling came out with an album this year... Janet, La Toya, Rebbie, Jermaine, and the Jacksons themselves. All were great pop efforts. Some of the more feelgood singles...






Both were great at the time, Jermaine had some good videos.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/05/13 at 6:59 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP5kcOl7XO8

State Of Shock- Michael Jackson & Mick Jagger

this video is a mashup of Jackson Jagger and Mercury together in one video.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/05/13 at 11:03 pm


http://uploads.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/hello_reddit1.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/jkWQ3Pg.jpg

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  - Tina B, Honey to a Bee

Although I do have a morbid curiosity about Venus, some high-NRG disco act from Belgium who had something called "Honey, Honey" which is pretty much undetectable with a search engine because it matches everything.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/05/13 at 11:41 pm

Rich Tea are a popular biscuit in the UK...

http://celebrityreligion.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/lionel_richtea.jpg

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 6:45 am


http://i.imgur.com/jkWQ3Pg.jpg


  - Tina B, Honey to a Bee

Although I do have a morbid curiosity about Venus, some high-NRG disco act from Belgium who had something called "Honey, Honey" which is pretty much undetectable with a search engine because it matches everything.



Was she the one who had "To The Beat Y'all"?

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 6:47 am


Rich Tea are a popular biscuit in the UK...

http://celebrityreligion.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/lionel_richtea.jpg


;D

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 6:51 am

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

Hey DJ- World's Famous Supreme Team

one of the first West Coast hip hop track.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/06/13 at 5:03 pm


This was UB40's 18th hit in their native UK (technically 14 as their first 4 singles were AA sides) and their 3rd hit in Canada.


The chart books list them as such, but after all these years, I've never heard these flip sides played on the radio (apart from 'King', and the single version of that has never been reissued), let alone appeared on many compilations by the band.

Anyway, here's Nik sounding like Stevie Wonder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUP_aM99ArQ

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/06/13 at 11:35 pm



Anyway, here's Nik sounding like Stevie Wonder...



Human Racing was on my "to post" list - great track from a great artist!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/07/13 at 1:04 am


Was she the one who had "To The Beat Y'all"?


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Nope, that was Lady B, To The Beat Y'all, 1979.  (The phrase, Lady B's song title/lyric, innumerable samples, and the KMD track, all got their start with James Brown in the early 70s.)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/07/13 at 9:48 pm


KC-Give It Up


It's good to have some new input in this thread ::)

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=49067.msg3084702#msg3084702

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/08/13 at 3:14 pm


It's good to have some new input in this thread ::)

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=49067.msg3084702#msg3084702


Sorry I forgot there was that same video on here.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/08/13 at 3:22 pm



Self Control-Laura Branigan


We already have this song on here too.
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=49067.msg3086037#msg3086037

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/08/13 at 4:58 pm


We already have this song on here too.
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=49067.msg3086037#msg3086037


Sorry, again.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/11/13 at 1:51 pm

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


Shannon- Let The Music Play

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/12/13 at 3:48 pm

^ Love that song very much.

Here is Cheap Trick with the title song to a motion picture that not only have I seen, but am wearing a T-Shirt of as I post this.  This was not a hit in the mainstream, but did reach the Top 40 of the US Rock chart ...

Cheap Trick - Up the Creek
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l1L6I3X2xI

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/13/13 at 6:27 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELpmmeT69cE

Yes-Owner Of A Lonely Heart

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/14/13 at 12:05 am

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Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/14/13 at 12:10 am

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Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/14/13 at 7:11 am


Mr. T videos


Mr.T is a better actor than singer.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/14/13 at 7:26 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn4qLHVAf78

O'Bryan-LoveLite

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/14/13 at 3:06 pm


Mr.T is a better actor than singer.


I agree with you there but when I was a kid I wouldn't have cared if he could sing or not.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/15/13 at 2:23 am

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I love this band.  They know how to have fun and actually not make it look like they're working.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/15/13 at 3:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpAO3npIPnA


Deniece Williams-Let's Hear It For The Boy

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/27/13 at 11:40 pm




Deniece Williams-Let's Hear It For The Boy

That's one I've always liked listening to. :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/28/13 at 8:07 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMFCTvl8F58

Klaps- All The Way You Move

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/29/13 at 12:39 pm

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Talk Talk It's My Life

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/29/13 at 3:30 pm



Talk Talk It's My Life


love this song.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/29/13 at 3:35 pm

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

Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/13 at 6:43 pm


O'Bryan-LoveLite


I like how the album cover in that video is a Best Of.  I've never heard of him before

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/30/13 at 3:43 pm


I like how the album cover in that video is a Best Of.  I've never heard of him before


O'Bryan:
O'Bryan McCoy Burnette II is an American singer/songwriter known by the one-name moniker O'Bryan.
Singer-songwriter, musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer
had hits during the early 1980's and later on made his own record label Headstorm.

there you go, sorry I copied and pasted from Wiki.  :D

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/30/13 at 3:48 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doyXPNSBT0k

Yvonne Gage- Doin It A Haunted House

remember the beat? That is Thriller by Michael Jackson

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/01/13 at 10:56 pm


O'Bryan:
O'Bryan McCoy Burnette II is an American singer/songwriter known by the one-name moniker O'Bryan.
Singer-songwriter, musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer
had hits during the early 1980's and later on made his own record label Headstorm.

there you go, sorry I copied and pasted from Wiki.  :D


I've still never heard of him before.  I see he was popular strictly in the R&B charts, something I never listened to

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/13 at 6:48 am


I've still never heard of him before.  I see he was popular strictly in the R&B charts, something I never listened to


He was more R&B, He racked up a couple of hits between 1982-1984.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/13 at 6:51 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbp04hJXdHI

Peabo Bryson- If Ever You're In My Arms Again

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/02/13 at 9:24 am



Peabo Bryson- If Ever You're In My Arms Again

I actually remember that one when it was popular; I was like 4 years old at the time.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/02/13 at 9:25 am



Talk Talk It's My Life

love this song.

I do too. I can't stand No Doubt's 2003 cover version, however.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/13 at 7:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZmHu1t_5X0

Shalamar- Dancing In The Sheets

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/04/13 at 8:45 pm

Some great UK Top 40 hits that sadly meant nothing in North America ...

Trevor Walters - Stuck on You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiKo04e526s

Aztec Camera - All I Need is Everything
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dbNUKy6QXM

Gary Numan - Berzerker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkGCxpWzCQM

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 12/05/13 at 7:28 am


Some great UK Top 40 hits that sadly meant nothing in North America ...

Trevor Walters - Stuck on You



I was prepared to hate it but was then pleasantly surprised. Nice!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/05/13 at 7:50 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Kv6vxZwL8

The Cars- Magic

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/06/13 at 9:24 pm


I was prepared to hate it but was then pleasantly surprised. Nice!


When I first heard it a few years ago, I thought I was going to hate it, but in some ways, I kind of like it a bit more than Lionel's version.  The reggae style worked very well!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/06/13 at 9:27 pm

Here is the British group The Kane Gang with the song that made them known in their native UK.  This song is so wonderful ...

The Kane Gang - Closest Thing to Heaven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_qTPj-pDmQ

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/07/13 at 3:33 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEqmXHe7GGo

Rod Stewart- Infatuation

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/10/13 at 9:01 pm

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Nik Kershaw: Wouldn't It Be Good.

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
even if it was for just one day
wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away?

Wouldn't it be good to be on your side
the grass is always greener over there
Wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/10/13 at 9:08 pm


Nik Kershaw: Wouldn't It Be Good.


That is a good song.  Alot of people commonly mistake it as being from the 1986 film Pretty in Pink.  The version in that film was recorded by former Three Dog Night singer Danny Hutton.  Nothing can top the Nik original!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/11/13 at 6:45 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x5JqZNYpRQ

Ollie & Jerry- There's No Stoppin Us

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/11/13 at 10:53 pm



Nik Kershaw: Wouldn't It Be Good.

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
even if it was for just one day
wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away?

Wouldn't it be good to be on your side
the grass is always greener over there
Wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care.

I really like that one. Good beat, good song structure, good lyrics.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/12/13 at 7:01 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBd5W9IA7n0

Culture Club- War Song

war is stupid, people are stupid!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/13/13 at 11:07 pm

Christmas is just around the corner ...

Captain Sensible - One Christmas Catalogue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov3oXMMTHoA

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - The Power of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShN8UIk5-mw

Wham! - Last Christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/14/13 at 4:19 pm

Wham! - Last Christmas

What about in The U.S?  ???

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/14/13 at 4:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PThPI1kLGU8

Billy Joel- An Innocent Man

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/14/13 at 9:49 pm


What about in The U.S?  ???


It never charted in North America at all

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/13 at 5:33 am


It never charted in North America at all
"Last Christmas" was on a double A-side with "Everything She Wants", which did reach Number One in the US Billboard Hot 100 in May 1985.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/15/13 at 3:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OFpfTd0EIs

Billy Idol- Eyes Without A Face

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/15/13 at 5:31 pm


"Last Christmas" was on a double A-side with "Everything She Wants", which did reach Number One in the US Billboard Hot 100 in May 1985.


In the UK, it was a double A-Side.  In North America, the B-Side to Everything She Wants was the Make it Big album track Like A Baby

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/16/13 at 6:29 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VegvworoMX4

Van Halen- "I'll Wait"

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/18/13 at 7:21 pm

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Martha and the Muffins: Black Stations White Stations

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/18/13 at 7:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdC8lso6l8I

Here is a one hit wonder Doc Shaw- Pull My Love String

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/18/13 at 7:27 pm


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Martha and the Muffins: Black Stations White Stations


They didn't have any other hits? ???

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/18/13 at 8:06 pm


They didn't have any other hits? ???


They had lots of hits, but mainly in Canada.  The one posted above was their lone chart entry into the US

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/18/13 at 8:16 pm


They had lots of hits, but mainly in Canada.  The one posted above was their lone chart entry into the US


Hey WD I think it's time for another installment of Uncharted Outside of Canada segment.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/18/13 at 11:26 pm


Hey WD I think it's time for another installment of Uncharted Outside of Canada segment.  :)


If it's for M+M, it wouldn't work as they did chart outside of Canada.  Plus, I did one on them already long ago LOL

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=20014.0

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/19/13 at 7:17 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X23v5_K7cXk

Elton John - Sad Songs (Say So Much)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/14/14 at 6:46 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VaazQfxGso&feature=kp

Rod Stewart Infatuation

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/18/14 at 1:04 am

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March 5, 2014 will mark 30 years since this song was released.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/18/14 at 3:27 pm

March 5, 2014 will mark 30 years since this song was released.

Wow has it been 30 years?  :o

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/14 at 3:29 pm


Wow has it been 30 years?  :o
Released worldwide on 16 April 1984.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/18/14 at 3:37 pm

Genesis - That's All!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae7tASAkop8

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/18/14 at 4:23 pm


Wow has it been 30 years?  :o


Yup.  This video was filmed at the old Maple Leaf Gardens.  :)  DD puts on an amazing show.  I have yet to see them live now that they're in their 50s.  :) I wish Andy was still with them but he really didn't want to do the kind of music that they DD was doing.  It's too bad too because Andy added a sort of magic to DD's music.

I'm not really bothered that the DJ at our local radio station called me "old" because I see no reason for me to be upset over something like that.

"For those of you who are "old enough to remember here's Duran Duran The Reflex." I just chalk it up to a smart ass DJ trying to sell the idea that DD is a boy band.  He didn't sound too conviced that they were.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 01/18/14 at 4:53 pm


Yup.  This video was filmed at the old Maple Leaf Gardens.  :)  DD puts on an amazing show.  I have yet to see them live now that they're in their 50s.  :) I wish Andy was still with them but he really didn't want to do the kind of music that they DD was doing.  It's too bad too because Andy added a sort of magic to DD's music.

I'm not really bothered that the DJ at our local radio station called me "old" because I see no reason for me to be upset over something like that.

"For those of you who are "old enough to remember here's Duran Duran The Reflex." I just chalk it up to a smart ass DJ trying to sell the idea that DD is a boy band.  He didn't sound too conviced that they were.  :)


You are not old.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/18/14 at 5:38 pm


You are not old.  :)


No I'm not.  :) :)  And I wasn't offended by him saying "For those of you who are old enough to remember here's Duran Duran with The Reflex."  :)
I just went into a giggle fits when he said it.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/19/14 at 4:06 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3HOTPtTKaQ

Kool & The Gang - Tonight

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 01/19/14 at 4:44 pm

I can only recall buying 1 album from that year (and I think I actually bought it in 1985) ... but it came out in 1984.

Born In the USA - Bruce Springsteen

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/14 at 8:31 am

"Love & Pride" is the 1984 debut single by Coventry band King, produced by Richard James Burgess.

In May 1984, the single initially reached a chart ranking of #84 on the UK Singles Chart. When the group performed the song on Saturday morning television towards the end of the year, the single was re-released and became a hit in early 1985, reaching number two. It later climbed to a peak of number 55 in the US Billboard Hot 100 in August 1985. Burgess remixed the single several times for B-sides and 12 inch versions and these fueled the international club success of the single and subsequent album, Steps in Time. The dance mixes of "Love & Pride" pushed it to a peak position of seventeen on the American dance charts. British electronic band Cicada sampled portions of this song on their song "Woh" off their 2011 album Sunburst.

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

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/22/14 at 8:47 am


"Love & Pride" is the 1984 debut single by Coventry band King, produced by Richard James Burgess.


Love that King song.  I have the Steps in Time album.  For me, the best Paul King song was Won't You Hold My Hand Now

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/22/14 at 7:38 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2RFGzb0_VQ

B-Biz-R Sucker For Love

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/29/14 at 12:18 pm

Here's one that I still hear on the radio from time to time ...

Men Without Hats - Where Do the Boys Go?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T3N6a24A9I

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/29/14 at 7:23 pm

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

Bananarama - Cruel Summer

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/14 at 5:35 am


Bananarama - Cruel Summer
The music video was shot in New York City in June 1983 and features a take on the American TV show The Dukes of Hazzard, with a bumbling cop duo who chase the girls as they make their escape in a truck (at one point, Bananarama members throw bananas at a trailing police cruiser).

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/30/14 at 8:31 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIgZ7gMze7A&feature=kp

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/31/14 at 2:38 pm

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Yes Owner Of A Lonely Heart

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/31/14 at 3:23 pm



Yes Owner Of A Lonely Heart


love this song by Yes.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/31/14 at 3:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PThPI1kLGU8

Billy Joel - Innocent Man

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 02/03/14 at 12:52 pm

Here's two tracks from Europe that I never would have found had it not been for the Internet.  I love learning about 80s songs I never knew about before!

Masquerade - Guardian Angel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKXcJW2WM9I

Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kHl4FoK1Ys

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/03/14 at 7:05 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vDjxQ58xEw

Bernice Watkins - Let's Call It A Day

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 02/21/14 at 11:46 pm

Madonna's second studio album, Like A Virgin, was released that year. The title track was a big hit towards the end of the year (and parodied by Weird Al the following year as "Like A Surgeon"); other singles from the album that were hits included "Borderline" and "Material Girl"; other tracks from it were released as singles the following year.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/14 at 7:50 am

"Together in Electric Dreams" is a song by the British singer and composer Philip Oakey and Italian composer and producer Giorgio Moroder. It was written by Oakey and Moroder and recorded for the original soundtrack of the 1984 film Electric Dreams.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBSzdYiP0Qc

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/22/14 at 3:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuZA6qiJVfU&feature=kp

The Cars - Drive

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/26/14 at 1:30 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DEt0IsvMbo

  - Lee Aaron, Metal Queen, 1984, the video that made her career.

In 1984, scantily-clad chicks chained up, wielding swords, and breaking free by setting their oppressors on fire (and tenderly loving snakes and tarantulas) weren't cheezy, they were edgy.  So edgy that well-meaning religious fundamentalists denounced it as satanic, closeted kinky religious fundamentalists denounced it as bondage, and D&D nerds didn't care either way, because hot chicks with swords and fire were awesome!

And now I see I'm needed in the 90s videos that feel like 80s thread.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/14 at 8:23 am


Lee Aaron, Metal Queen


Ohh yeah!  That song never made it into the mainstream, but the video was very well known.  Love it!

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/14 at 9:07 am

Thomas Dolby is a British singer/producer who is often regarded as a one hit wonder in the US despite 3 charting singles there.  To be fair, the US often defines a one hit wonder as an artist who only reaches the Billboard Top 40 once, which is not how it should be.

Based on that definition if it were to apply in other countries, he definitely is not a one hit wonder.  This one is still my favoirite Dolby track ...

Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive!
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Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/14 at 9:23 am

Here's a song that was co-written by Daryl Hall (who also provides great backing vocals), that went on to become a BIG hit for a Motown legend.  The video version does not feature Daryl Hall's voice, but the album version does.  In my Top 40 favourites of 1984, this one is definitely in there!

Diana Ross - Swept Away
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Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/26/14 at 3:16 pm

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

Kool & The Gang - Emergency

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/27/14 at 5:46 pm

I may have mentioned this one before (I'm too lazy to look), but having just watched the film on Blu-Ray, here is the fantastic instrumental by Michael Gore, it's the theme to Terms of Endearment.  In the greatest instrumentals of all time, this one places in my Top 5!

Michael Gore - Terms of Endearment
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Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/27/14 at 5:57 pm

Also speaking of films, one of the biggest albums of 1984 was the soundtrack to Footloose.  Wikipedia states the album had 5 singles, but it actually had 7.  One of my favourite films, one of my favourite soundtracks.  Here's the 2 that Wikipedia has left out ...

Karla Bonoff - Somebody's Eyes
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Moving Pictures - Never
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* Never was a minor hit in Australia, but I cannot find a chart position for it

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 04/28/14 at 6:40 am

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

Chaka Khan - This Is My Night

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/03/14 at 10:41 am

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Scandal: The Warrior

Oh oh oh oh oh

You run, run, run away
it's your heart that you betray
feeding on your hungry eye
I bet you're not so civilized

Well isn't love primitive
a wild gift that you want to give
break out of captivity
Follow me stereo jungle child
love is the kill your heart's still wild

Shooting at the walls of heartache,
bang bang, I am the warrior
well, I am the warrior and heart to heart you win
if you survive

The warrior, The warrior

You talk, talk, talk to me
your eyes touch me physically
stay with me, we'll take the night
as passion takes another bite

oh oh
who's the hunter and who's the game?
I feel the beat call your name
I'll hold you close to victory

I don't want to tame your animal style
you won't be caged from the call of the wild


Shooting at the walls of heartache,
bang bang, I am the warrior
well, I am the warrior and heart to heart you win
if you survive

The warrior, The warrior, I am the warrior!

Shooting at the walls of heartache (shooting at the walls of heartache)
The warrior; I am the warrior and heart to heart you win
heart to heart you win if your survive

The warrior, the warrior,

Shooting at the walls of heartache
bang, bang, I am the warrior
yes I am the warrior and victory is mine!

This was one of the very first videos that I ever requested on Much More Music Retro Request.  I just requested it because I like the song.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/03/14 at 3:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hfS3QIrUmw

D Train - Hustle And Bustle Of The City

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/05/14 at 3:41 pm


D Train - Hustle And Bustle Of The City


Never heard of that one Howard.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 05/05/14 at 3:51 pm


Never heard of that one Howard.


I never heard of 70% of the songs Howard posts...they are all usually disco/funk/R&B related...just like he never heard of most of the songs we post from Canadian bands.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/05/14 at 7:15 pm


Never heard of that one Howard.


D-Train is a group and the lead singer is James "D-Train" Williams, they scored a bunch of hits from 1980-1984.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/05/14 at 7:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtfLz3ueQsQ

Self Control-Laura Branigan

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/06/14 at 3:56 pm

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No more timing each tear that falls from my eyes
I'm not hiding the remedy to cure this old heart of mine

I can dream about you if I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you; you know how to hold me just right
I can dream about you if I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you; you know how to hold me just right

Moving sidewalk I don't see under my feet
Climbing over down here below where the
street seems to be lonely for you

I can dream about you if I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you; you know how to hold me just right
I can dream about you if I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you; you know how to hold me just right

I can dream about you
I'm gonna press my lips against you and hold you to me
I can dream about you
You know you've got me spellbound what else could it be?

Moving sidewalk I don't see under my feet
Driving off of the pain in my heart cause it's
you that I need.

I don't understand it I can't take my mind off loving you (not even for a minute)
Ooh my baby I'm caught up in the magic of seeing you there's one thing to do

I can dream about you if I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you; you know how to hold me just right
I can dream about you if I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you; you know how to hold me just right

I can dream about you if I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you; you know how to hold me just right
I can dream about you if I can't hold you tonight
I can dream about you; you know how to hold me just right

I love this song.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/06/14 at 4:07 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4QnalIHlVc&feature=kp

It's almost been 30 years since this song came out.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 05/06/14 at 8:59 pm



It's almost been 30 years since this song came out.  :)


Found new appreciation for this song a year ago. Growing up it was one of those overplayed ones and maybe my young ears didn't value the lyrics and instrumentation.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/07/14 at 6:34 am


Found new appreciation for this song a year ago. Growing up it was one of those overplayed ones and maybe my young ears didn't value the lyrics and instrumentation.


I never knew what she was singing about? Was she supposed to be a old aged prostitute living her life as a private dancer? ???

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/07/14 at 6:38 am

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

Valerie Dore-The Night

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/14 at 6:39 am


I never knew what she was singing about? Was she supposed to be a old aged prostitute living her life as a private dancer? ???
From songfacts

Mark Knopfler wrote this song for his band Dire Straits, but realized that it didn't work with a guy singing it, so he pitched it to Turner, who was beginning her comeback. In a 2004 interview with her fan club, Tina Turner described her reaction when Knopfler played her the song: "Mark said this song is not for a man, it's a girl's song. He recorded it but won't use it so when he put the demo on, he sung 'I'm a private dancer, dancer for money, do what you want me to do,' I told him, 'I think you're right, it's not a song for a guy. I liked it a lot. I wasn't sure whether the girl was a hooker or a very classical private dancer but I thought I'd take it."

This song is about either a prostitute or stripper who prefers to consider herself a "Private Dancer." It describes how empty she feels inside. It was an unlikely title track to Turner's wildly successful comeback album, as the subject matter didn't relate to the singer's life or her return to fame.

I always thought this song was about a stripper, not a prostitute. Some people might think they're the same thing, but there's a difference IMO. - Joey, Boston, MA

I think it's a modern version of Richard Rodgers' bluesy "Ten Cents a Dance," about a dance hostess, notably sung by Doris Day in "Love Me or Leave Me" (1955). - Wes, Springfield, VA

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/07/14 at 7:22 am


From songfacts

Mark Knopfler wrote this song for his band Dire Straits, but realized that it didn't work with a guy singing it, so he pitched it to Turner, who was beginning her comeback. In a 2004 interview with her fan club, Tina Turner described her reaction when Knopfler played her the song: "Mark said this song is not for a man, it's a girl's song. He recorded it but won't use it so when he put the demo on, he sung 'I'm a private dancer, dancer for money, do what you want me to do,' I told him, 'I think you're right, it's not a song for a guy. I liked it a lot. I wasn't sure whether the girl was a hooker or a very classical private dancer but I thought I'd take it."

This song is about either a prostitute or stripper who prefers to consider herself a "Private Dancer." It describes how empty she feels inside. It was an unlikely title track to Turner's wildly successful comeback album, as the subject matter didn't relate to the singer's life or her return to fame.

I always thought this song was about a stripper, not a prostitute. Some people might think they're the same thing, but there's a difference IMO. - Joey, Boston, MA

I think it's a modern version of Richard Rodgers' bluesy "Ten Cents a Dance," about a dance hostess, notably sung by Doris Day in "Love Me or Leave Me" (1955). - Wes, Springfield, VA


many thanks.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/10/14 at 12:29 am

Fad Gadget: One Man's Meat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6BHrgo4K44

Jane Siberry: Mimi on the Beach (album version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7MB9Mvzycg

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/10/14 at 12:54 am

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The first annual MTV Video Music Awards.  :)

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/10/14 at 1:00 pm

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Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/10/14 at 3:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z92bmlcmyq0

Night Ranger-Sister Christian

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 06/06/15 at 1:15 pm

Hard rock band Slade had their biggest hit in the U.S. with "Run Runaway". Here is the full unabridged version:

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

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: tv on 06/13/15 at 9:41 pm

Man some of these songs take me back to my pre-school days like:

Borderline-Madonna
Everything She Wants-Wham!
Hello-Lionel Richie
Self Control-Laura Branigan(R.I.P.)
If Ever Your In My Arms Again-Peabo Bryson
Time After Time-Cyndi Lauper
I Can Dream About You-Dan Hartman

I remember "Drive" by "Cars" too.

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 06/14/15 at 2:12 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2RFGzb0_VQ
(1984) B-Biz R- Sucker For Your Love

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: HerrinSchadenfreude on 06/23/15 at 3:24 am


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

Bananarama - Cruel Summer


Oh ya. This song pretty much summed up my entire 80's experience. It is still one of my favorite songs of all time and this band along with the GoGos did wonders for providing soundtracks to a girl's life then.

Of course, I have to add this, which I actually heard on an airplane leaving L.A. for N.Y. for an extended stay while looking back at the city and pining for my bf :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX0uspBwDw8

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Elor on 06/28/15 at 5:23 pm

Live is Life by the Austrian band Opus:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3kO5jjYioY

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 06/29/15 at 1:23 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l1qnG3Dpc0
Patto- Black And White

Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/16 at 9:20 am

"I Want to Break Free" (About this sound sample ) is a song by British rock band Queen, from their eleventh studio album The Works (1984). Written by bassist John Deacon, it was distributed as a single on 7-inch and 12-inch vinyl records and 3-inch and 5-inch CDs. The song is largely known for its music video for which all the band members dressed in women's clothes, a concept proposed by Roger Taylor, which parodied the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street. The second part of the video included a composition rehearsed and performed with the Royal Ballet and choreographed by Wayne Eagling. Whereas the parody was acclaimed in the United Kingdom, it was considered controversial in the United States and banned by MTV and other stations. After its release in 1984 the single of the song was well received all over Europe and South America, where it was listed within top ten and regarded as an anthem of fight against oppression. The single reached only the 45th position in the US charts, but reached number 3 in the UK and was certified silver with 200,000+ copies sold.


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Subject: Re: 1984: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/16 at 9:24 am

"Radio Ga Ga" is a 1984 song performed and recorded by the British rock band Queen, written by their drummer Roger Taylor. The single was a worldwide success for the band, reaching number one in 19 countries, number 2 in the UK Singles Chart, and number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The band performed the song at every concert from 1984 to their last concert with their lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1986, with their most notable performance at Live Aid in 1985.

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