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Subject: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/15/13 at 7:12 pm

1986 was a good year for music.

I'll kick this one off with one of my all-time 80s favourites:  Feargal Sharkey is an Irish singer who first gained fame as the lead singer of the 70s new wave/punk band The Undertones before the group split up in 1983.  Following a brief stint in the one off project The Assembly, he launched his solo career in 1984, notching a few hits in the UK, the biggest of which was A Good Heart which made him a one hit wonder in North America.  This song is technically a 1985 hit for the UK and International, but it never was released in North America until 1986. 

Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCsA6S2xYdU


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In late 1985, an Ottawa based dance/pop duo called One to One released their debut album Forward Your Emotions.  The two lead singles There Was a Time and Angel in My Pocket reached the Canadian Top 40 in 1986, the latter even reaching the US chart.  Both of these songs, as well as the whole album are just fantastic.  One of my favourite debut albums of the 80s (I have it on LP, Cassette and CD, and even have There Was A Time on 45 and 12" Single)

One to One - There Was A Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrCOWoYTdcI

One to One - Angel in My Pocket
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uXIU6bn8Hk

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/15/13 at 7:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsH63qJlIMM

On My Own- Michael McDonald & Patti Labelle

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

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

1986 was the year of my favourite song by Diana Ross called Chain Reaction.  It was first released as a single in 1985, and despite a chart appearance in the US (#95), it failed to make a big impression, so it was remixed and released in 1986 and though it also failed to reach the US Top 40, it charted higher than the original version.  The song was written by The Bee Gees and features all 3 Brothers Gibb on backing vocals ...

Diana Ross - Chain Reaction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaYHRx9-v2M


Speaking of re-charts, The Beatles saw a return to the charts this year with their famous hit Twist and Shout.  The song had sparked new interest after it's use in the smash hit film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, so it was re-issued as a single in North America and made the Top 40 all over again!

The Beatles - Twist and Shout (re-release)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pGsD23YLvs

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/16/13 at 7:05 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dZW1C3neao

Oran Juice Jones- The Rain

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/16/13 at 7:21 am



In late 1985, an Ottawa based dance/pop duo called One to One released their debut album Forward Your Emotions.  The two lead singles There Was a Time and Angel in My Pocket reached the Canadian Top 40 in 1986, the latter even reaching the US chart.  Both of these songs, as well as the whole album are just fantastic.  One of my favourite debut albums of the 80s (I have it on LP, Cassette and CD, and even have There Was A Time on 45 and 12" Single)

One to One - There Was A Time

One to One - Angel in My Pocket



2 of the better songs from this year. Good choices! "One to one" had a few more hits too. I spent most weekends during 1986 in clubs, heard both often.

This one was a late 1986 release, but it's so good. Didn't hear it much on AM radio, but in clubs and on FM radio. I can't think of too many songs I heard more than this one, in dance clubs.

New Order ~ Bizarre Love Triangle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS7tFKNlyXc
Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/16/13 at 8:53 am


1986 was a good year for music.


We'll have to agree to disagree on this one, Jason...

I'm afraid here's the point where I lost a lot of my interest! The music of this year (with very few exceptions) was dire... :(

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 9:04 am


2 of the better songs from this year. Good choices! "One to one" had a few more hits too. I spent most weekends during 1986 in clubs, heard both often.

This one was a late 1986 release, but it's so good. Didn't hear it much on AM radio, but in clubs and on FM radio. I can't think of too many songs I heard more than this one, in dance clubs.

New Order ~ Bizarre Love Triangle


My favourite New Order song!  Oddly enough it never saw the Top 40 in their homeland, which I always thought was very strange.  It reached #56 in the UK and #51 in Canada.

I have a CD single of it, and the "A" side is the Extended Dance Mix, which I thought was better than the original single version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI_JKC4f4QA

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 9:05 am


We'll have to agree to disagree on this one, Jason...

I'm afraid here's the point where I lost a lot of my interest! The music of this year (with very few exceptions) was dire... :(


But it was the year of your all-time favourite song :D

Chris DeBurgh - Lady in Red
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AUVkQs_Nxw

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/16/13 at 10:04 am


But it was the year of your all-time favourite song :D

Chris DeBurgh - Lady in Red


James Blunt, version 1.0...

DeBlluuurgh, more like! (Man, just that sappy drum intro makes me... 8-P)

Anyway, that more or less sums it up...ah! But wait!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2nq8DzYToE

A Top 5 British hit (heaven knows how!) and never re-released in any way, shape or form (unsurprisingly!)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/16/13 at 10:11 am

Oh, go on then! I may as well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk30a0qsVIk

Tch! Smell the hype! You wouldn't believe how much fuss this caused at the time... ::)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/16/13 at 10:33 am

I prefer 1987.  ;D ;D

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 11:02 am


A Top 5 British hit (heaven knows how!) and never re-released in any way, shape or form (unsurprisingly!)


Dang, they gave everyone a chance to record a hit back then.

I have a various artists album from the UK that has a song called Every Loser Wins by EastEnders star Nick Berry ..

Nick Berry - Every Loser Wins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyTzmhFQt2o

One of my guilty pleasures.  It is a nice melody, but I often hear alot of people hate it. 

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 11:18 am

In 1986, Scottish rock band Big Country released their 3rd album titled The Seer and it was a BIG hit in the UK sending 4 singles into the UK chart.  Here are two of them ...

Big Country - Look Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--oQTnFJ_kY

Big Country - The Teacher
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsmIIyj14eA


I have a Canadian released various artists compilation from PolyTel records called Big Hits '86 and Look Away is on it, but the song never charted in Canada.  It was through this album as a youth in the 80s that I first knew about this song and still love it to this day!

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/16/13 at 1:31 pm


We'll have to agree to disagree on this one, Jason...

I'm afraid here's the point where I lost a lot of my interest! The music of this year (with very few exceptions) was dire... :(


Why Paul? What was wrong with it? ???

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/16/13 at 1:32 pm


I have a Canadian released various artists compilation from PolyTel records called Big Hits '86 and Look Away is on it, but the song never charted in Canada.


Bit of a leap of faith by the record company!

The summer of that year saw this only chart outing for Owen Paul...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4u2pSQulDE

...which, of course, was a cover of Marshall Crenshaw's song (although precious few people in Britain knew that at the time...and probably still don't!)

Actually a better version than Crenshaw's, which plods along rather aimlessly...

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/16/13 at 1:33 pm


Why Paul? What was wrong with it? ???


Not sure, Howard...just didn't sound as good as other years - perhaps I was starting to get old!

(Heh! 'Old' at 19!  ;))

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/16/13 at 1:34 pm


Oh, go on then! I may as well...


Tch! Smell the hype! You wouldn't believe how much fuss this caused at the time... ::)



I forgot what was their other hit?  ???

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/16/13 at 1:35 pm


I prefer 1987.  ;D ;D


That should come next.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/16/13 at 1:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szM7x0N9Ru4

Gwen Guthrie-Ain't Nothin Goin On (But The Rent)

Here's an artist who was taken from us too early. She passed away from uterine cancer in February 1999. :\'(

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/16/13 at 1:44 pm


I forgot what was their other hit?  ???


They had...another hit?  :o

They had a handful, but the only thing of any note is '21st Century Boy', which even I can't quite remember!


Gwen Guthrie-Ain't Nothin Goin On (But The Rent)

Here's an artist who was taken from us too early. She passed away from uterine cancer in February 1999. :\'(


Her biggest British hit, later sampled by many - and yes, she died way too soon...

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: 80sfan on 10/16/13 at 1:48 pm


That should come next.


Any year in music is better than 2009 in my opinion.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/16/13 at 2:24 pm

They had...another hit?  :o

They had a handful, but the only thing of any note is '21st Century Boy', which even I can't quite remember!


I kind of thought they had another hit.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 3:27 pm


I kind of thought they had another hit.


They had a few hits
I kind of thought they had another hit.


Nothing that anyone would  really remember unless they were avid listeners.  I think even fans of Gen X weren't interested.  They were all on the Billy Idol bandwagon instead

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 3:29 pm


Bit of a leap of faith by the record company!

The summer of that year saw this only chart outing for Owen Paul...

...which, of course, was a cover of Marshall Crenshaw's song (although precious few people in Britain knew that at the time...and probably still don't!)

Actually a better version than Crenshaw's, which plods along rather aimlessly...


Bette Midler had a minor US hit with it in 1983.  Of all versions I have heard though, I would say Owen Paul's is the best

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

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


Not sure, Howard...just didn't sound as good as other years - perhaps I was starting to get old!

(Heh! 'Old' at 19!  ;))


I know how you feel, Paul. I'm just a little older than you but felt the same about music in the later 80s. Still some good songs but few and far between. Must be the age we're at.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/16/13 at 9:14 pm

In 1986, Alan Thicke's ex-wife Gloria Loring released her self-titled debut album.
The main single from this album was a duet with Broadway star Carl Anderson called Friends and Lovers ...

Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson - Friends and Lovers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8QhWvgH5AA

Also on the album was a cover of Close My Eyes, a song originally by Paul Janz (his version being my favourite song ever!).  It was never released as a single, but it wasn't bad.  I am surprised she covered it, as the original was not a hit outside of Canada

Gloria Loring - Close My Eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-vWxBHyp_0

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/17/13 at 6:58 am


In 1986, Alan Thicke's ex-wife Gloria Loring released her self-titled debut album.
The main single from this album was a duet with Broadway star Carl Anderson called Friends and Lovers ...

Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson - Friends and Lovers


Also on the album was a cover of Close My Eyes, a song originally by Paul Janz (his version being my favourite song ever!).  It was never released as a single, but it wasn't bad.  I am surprised she covered it, as the original was not a hit outside of Canada

Gloria Loring - Close My Eyes



I liked Carl Anderson, He's another who was taken away too soon, he passed away from leukemia in February 2004.  :\'(

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/17/13 at 7:02 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1tTN-b5KHg

Peter Gabriel-Sledgehammer

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: yelimsexa on 10/17/13 at 8:32 am

I find 1986 the year where New Wave/Synthpop faded and Hair Metal really began its biggest mainstream success, thanks to Slippery When Wet and its hits. In the US, having that song popular on Nationwide insurance commercials followed by that big hair ballad from the men from Jersey was quite the transition. That said, it was the year that Whitney Houston was the most popular artist; though Janet Jackson's Control is by far a superior album in terms of artistic credibility with its variety of styles that influenced the development of New Jack Swing. RUN-D.M.C.'s "Walk This Way" not only but Aerosmith back on the map but also began the push of hip-hop in earnest. Prince was continuing to produce fine albums. 1986 was one of the best years of black music in the '80s.

That said, some of the mainstream rock wasn't as good as previous years and VERY formulatic. As a Chicago Sun-Times article from January 1987 described 1986, "Bland led the bland in pop music sales". It was also a terrible year for country music in that the music sounds best while on the toilet!

But college rock was producing some nice talent  especially by REM, XTC, and Sonic Youth. Heavy Metal was in the peak of its creative phase with Metallica releasing their magnum opus, "Master of Puppets".

However, the pre-eminant style on radio was the "synth ballad"; music played on synthesizers that tries to emulate natural instruments such as piano and guitar, but sounds "schlocky". 1986 to me is the year of the solos and duets; George Michael (he had "A Different Corner" before his Faith album), Peter Cetera, Peter Gabriel, Billy Ocean, Robert Palmer, Steve Winwood, and thankfully 1986 was Lionel Richie's last hurrah. In a way that wasn't unlike 1980-81, but those constant gated reverbs and DX7 Electric Pianos will never shake the datedness of many pop ballads of that year. Finally, 1986 was the year that the CD really became a strong force in the consumption of music, but cassettes were still the most popular, and vinyl was on its way out but still widely available, meaning that there was plenty of choices in terms of how you wanted to listen to your preferred album/single.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/13 at 2:00 pm



Peter Gabriel-Sledgehammer


Inventive pop promo, classic of the decade.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/17/13 at 3:32 pm

Not a big hit over here (only reached #37), but I still remember this song very well:

Off - Electrica Salsa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK6wglhklKg



One of the members of Off ( = Organisation For Fun) was Sven Väth, who went on to have something of a solo career in electronic dance music.
But more importantly: the other two members were Luca Anzilotti and Michael Münzig, who later on "invented" Snap!

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/17/13 at 3:36 pm

2 more songs I enjoyed in 1986.

The Outfield ~ Your Love

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

Reminded me a bit of The Police.

My favorite song from 1986 is this one:

Heart ~These Dreams

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

It's so mysterious.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/17/13 at 3:42 pm

Another one from my favorites of 1986. This was the tune to a popular Italian tv music show, and it subsequently became a big hit all over mainland Europe.

Moses - We Just

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS_M91ZoIhc

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/17/13 at 3:54 pm

More Italo disco... just because I can! :D

Matia Bazar - Ti Sento

(technically a 1985 song, but it didn't hit our charts until 1986)

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



Andrea - I'm A Lover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLlYI0m8cEA

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 10/17/13 at 4:06 pm

And finally (for now) a song that was a big hit in spite of the controversial subject.


Falco - Jeanny (part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urw-iutHw5E

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/17/13 at 4:09 pm


Not a big hit over here (only reached #37), but I still remember this song very well:

Off - Electrica Salsa

One of the members of Off ( = Organisation For Fun) was Sven Väth, who went on to have something of a solo career in electronic dance music.
But more importantly: the other two members were Luca Anzilotti and Michael Münzig, who later on "invented" Snap!


That song is quite unusual, but catchy.  Didn't know Snap! had origins that date that far back. 

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/18/13 at 4:55 am


Aretha Franklin/George Michael- I Knew You Were Waiting For Me


Jumping the gun a bit, Howard - that was 1987!

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/18/13 at 1:25 pm

In late 1986, this song was all over the radio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv6tuzHUuuk

Everybody's getting into it!

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/3329518592/h88DFFD2A/   

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/1192411392/h10AF08E9/

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/18/13 at 3:33 pm


Not a big hit over here (only reached #37), but I still remember this song very well:

Off - Electrica Salsa




One of the members of Off ( = Organisation For Fun) was Sven Väth, who went on to have something of a solo career in electronic dance music.
But more importantly: the other two members were Luca Anzilotti and Michael Münzig, who later on "invented" Snap!


I've heard of this song.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/18/13 at 3:37 pm


In late 1986, this song was all over the radio.


Everybody's getting into it!

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/3329518592/h88DFFD2A/   

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/1192411392/h10AF08E9/


They played this song to death in 1986.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/18/13 at 3:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIC9xwIJLbk

George Smallwood & The Marshmallow Band-You Know That I Love You

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/18/13 at 6:43 pm


Jumping the gun a bit, Howard - that was 1987!


In Howard's defense, it was recorded in 1986 :D

On the subject of George Michael, 1986 was the year that WHAM! said farewell.  Their last official single was a cover of the 1981 Was (Not Was) song Where Did Your Heart Go?, but in many countries, I do believe was paired with The Edge of Heaven as the final single instead of separate releases

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM_rQf2Llf4

What always irked me was their last album was a greatest hits collection titled The Final, but this album was not released everywhere.  North America was given just a regular studio album titled Music From the Edge of Heaven with one of the most boring album covers ever ...

The CD version says WHAM! at the top, but the original vinyl release did not.  It was just the multi-coloured image.  To make this a full album, a remix of Wham! Rap and a live version of their only original B-Side, Blue (Armed With Love) were included.  It also includes George's solo hit A Different Corner and the previously single only releases Last Christmas and I'm Your Man, so technically this album only has 3 songs that were recorded specifically for it:  The Edge of Heaven, Battlestations and Where Did Your Heart Go?

http://www.musicya.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Wham-Music-from-the-Edge-of-Heaven.jpg

The Final was the better release, and the 2011 remaster even includes a bonus DVD of all the music videos.  I have that one, and even have the original release on cassette.  The cassette version has extended versions of some of the songs where as the original vinyl release only has the versions that were heard on the radio

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 10/18/13 at 9:31 pm

This band is most known for "I just died in your arms tonight" but this is another hit they had and I'm pretty sure it was 1986.  I'm sorry if i get it wrong;if we were doing a 90s year in music thread I'd be a little more accurate at that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEPnb9GdMts

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/19/13 at 7:33 am


This band is most known for "I just died in your arms tonight" but this is another hit they had and I'm pretty sure it was 1986.  I'm sorry if i get it wrong;if we were doing a 90s year in music thread I'd be a little more accurate at that.



The song "I've Been in Love Before" is from the same album as ""I just died in your arms tonight". I had the album. Good album. And I believe "I've Been in Love Before" peaked on the charts in early 1987.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/19/13 at 3:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdQDXs75Ulo

Dancing On The Ceiling Lionel Richie

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/19/13 at 4:59 pm


The song "I've Been in Love Before" is from the same album as ""I just died in your arms tonight". I had the album. Good album. And I believe "I've Been in Love Before" peaked on the charts in early 1987.


This is true and it is indeed a fantastic album!

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/19/13 at 5:11 pm

Here is Victory by Kool and the Gang.  This is still one of my favourites!  It rose up the chart in late 1986, but it actually didn't peak until January of 1987, but I won't tell if you don't lol

Kool and the Gang - Victory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJhf4zK_RKA


I previously mentioned Forward Your Emotions by One to One.  That album had a 3rd single called Black on White.  It made it to #90 in Canada, which may not seem like a big hit, but it was well loved on radio and I remember it very well!

One to One - Black on White
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJLQy0RYBQA

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/19/13 at 5:30 pm

Like dance music, such as the aforementioned One to One?  Well, Canada also produced another great group that made their debut in 1986.  They were called Cats Can Fly and from their self-titled debut album, 3 hits made the charts in Canada and the album itself peaked at #48.  Despite this success, when Sony Music took over CBS Records in 1988, they dropped the band before a 2nd album could be made, so they called it quits.

Cats Can Fly - Flippin' to the A Side
This video was voted one of the worst of the 80s by Canadian cable channel Much Music.  The music is still good though
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJGripBLSbY

Cats Can Fly - Lies Are Gonna Get Ya
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxSywa-_H84

Cats Can Fly - Cold Hands, Warm Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixBqKB5mhek

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/20/13 at 3:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13QmAwHOqS4

Spyder D-I Can't Wait (Instrumental)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/20/13 at 4:08 pm

CJLU_f6DIws

Corey Hart's cover of I Can't Help Falling In Love With You which is better than the original.  :)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/13 at 2:45 pm

The Celts by Enya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyR1c7CWCQw

Boadicea by Enya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1mjBebPqz4

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 7:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNKbHJ3PTu4

Kyrie- Mr.Mister

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/28/13 at 10:24 pm

Here is one of my favourite cover songs ever!  It is called Yeh Yeh by Matt Bianco.  It was a chart hit in the UK in 1985, but it was not a hit here in Canada until 1986.  Those of you in the know, may recognize this as originally done in 1964 by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames.

Matt Bianco - Yeh Yeh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2voeqck5UkA


Here is another great cover song in 1986:  Suspicious Minds by Fine Young Cannibals.  Jimmy Somerville (of Bronski Beat / The Communards) sings backup on this song.

Fine Young Cannibals - Suspicious Minds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2aha4uEpEQ

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/01/13 at 1:33 am

BoXu6QmxpJE

Wang Chung Everybody Have Fun Tonight

UK #76  CA #1 US #2

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/01/13 at 3:35 pm




Wang Chung Everybody Have Fun Tonight

UK #76  CA#1 US#2


Man, this video makes you dizzy.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/01/13 at 3:37 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCL_I-ZXA4w


Mr.Mister-Broken Wings

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/01/13 at 3:49 pm


Man, this video makes you dizzy.  ;D


Yeah it certainly is enough to send an epileptic sailing into a seizure.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/01/13 at 6:04 pm


Yeah it certainly is enough to send an epileptic sailing into a seizure.


The main reason it was banned by the BBC

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/01/13 at 10:51 pm


The main reason it was banned by the BBC


WHAT?!  ???

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/13 at 11:42 pm


WHAT?!  ???
From wiki:

"The song's iconic music video, directed by Godley & Creme, featured scenes of the band playing in a room with very rapid movement, similar to flip book-style animation. The video was reportedly banned from some TV stations out of fear that the stop-motion filming style would cause epileptic seizures.

A second version of the video was made, featuring hundreds of seemingly random photographs flashed in very fast succession. It was the original video that was reworked after reports of seizures surfaced."

From songfacts:

"The video that everybody was in love with around that time was Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer,' anything with a bit of stop-frame in it was cool. It was actually banned in the UK, because some BBC guys said that that particular frame rate could cause epileptic seizures in people.""

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/02/13 at 12:07 am


From wiki:

"The song's iconic music video, directed by Godley & Creme, featured scenes of the band playing in a room with very rapid movement, similar to flip book-style animation. The video was reportedly banned from some TV stations out of fear that the stop-motion filming style would cause epileptic seizures.

A second version of the video was made, featuring hundreds of seemingly random photographs flashed in very fast succession. It was the original video that was reworked after reports of seizures surfaced."

From songfacts:

"The video that everybody was in love with around that time was Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer,' anything with a bit of stop-frame in it was cool. It was actually banned in the UK, because some BBC guys said that that particular frame rate could cause epileptic seizures in people.""


I guess they didn't want to be responsible for people's medical bills?

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/02/13 at 6:20 am


The main reason it was banned by the BBC


cause they were having seizures? ???

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/02/13 at 6:22 am


From wiki:

"The song's iconic music video, directed by Godley & Creme, featured scenes of the band playing in a room with very rapid movement, similar to flip book-style animation. The video was reportedly banned from some TV stations out of fear that the stop-motion filming style would cause epileptic seizures.

A second version of the video was made, featuring hundreds of seemingly random photographs flashed in very fast succession. It was the original video that was reworked after reports of seizures surfaced."

From songfacts:

"The video that everybody was in love with around that time was Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer,' anything with a bit of stop-frame in it was cool. It was actually banned in the UK, because some BBC guys said that that particular frame rate could cause epileptic seizures in people.""


Maybe they should've thought about not making a video with stop motion.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/02/13 at 6:27 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32ScTb6_KHg


Starship-Sara

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/03/13 at 12:04 pm


Maybe they should've thought about not making a video with stop motion.


Well, Howard it's a little too late for "should haves."

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/03/13 at 3:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1ysoohV_zA

Human League-Human

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/05/13 at 10:26 am

Here's a song from a group that were NOT one hit wonders.  I remember this song very well ...

Katrina and the Waves - Is That Is?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKkP2lYP_B0


Here's a song by a country artist that was big in the pop world.  Oh, I remember this one very very well ...

Bop - Dan Seals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKpn-GYsKSc

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/05/13 at 10:32 am



Here's a song by a country artist that was big in the pop world.  Oh, I remember this one very very well ...

Bop - Dan Seals


This was #1 in Canada?  Wow. I don't think I ever heard this...or...I might have just changed the dial when it came on because it's country music. 

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/05/13 at 11:10 am


This was #1 in Canada?  Wow. I don't think I ever heard this...or...I might have just changed the dial when it came on because it's country music. 


When I first found out it was #1, I was surprised (mostly because that did not emulate in America), but at the same time not really as Bop was one of THE most overplayed songs of its time.

Dan Seals was not always country, as you might remember from the hits he had in the 70s with John Ford Coley when he was billed as England Dan

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/05/13 at 11:35 am

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Peter Cetera: The Glory of Love


I dream that one day someone will sing this song for me.  :)


I am a man who will fight for your honour
I'll be the hero that you've been dreaming of
we'll live forever knowing together that
we did it all for the glory of love

Like a knight in shining armour
from a long time ago
Just in time to save the day
take you to my castle far away

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/13 at 11:58 am



Peter Cetera: The Glory of Love


I dream that one day someone will sing this song for me.  :)


I am a man who will fight for your honour
I'll be the hero that you've been dreaming of
we'll live forever knowing together that
we did it all for the glory of love

Like a knight in shining armour
from a long time ago
Just in time to save the day
take you to my castle far away
The song, which is used in the film The Karate Kid, Part II, earned nominations in 1986 for an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe in the category of Best Original Song.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/05/13 at 1:29 pm

US #1 US AC #1 UK #3

An interesting side note is that David Foster co-wrote this song with Peter Cetera.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/05/13 at 3:00 pm




Peter Cetera: The Glory of Love


I dream that one day someone will sing this song for me.  :)


I am a man who will fight for your honour
I'll be the hero that you've been dreaming of
we'll live forever knowing together that
we did it all for the glory of love

Like a knight in shining armour
from a long time ago
Just in time to save the day
take you to my castle far away



Peter sings with such passion.  :)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/05/13 at 3:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oohJL3pjNbU

Stone Love- Kool & The Gang

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/05/13 at 7:13 pm

I could have sworn I had contributed to this thread. Oh well, here goes...

JyRH1Udrt8o

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 7:22 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHsT3MpNcW4

Biz Markie-"Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz"

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/06/13 at 7:29 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHsT3MpNcW4

Biz Markie-"Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz"


Wow. Howard, I think most of the songs you post in the 80s and 90s music threads (not all, most) I have never heard of and must have not been played in my country.  Were most of the songs you posted very popular in NY Howard? I'm not talking about the MJ ones or Kool and the gang..but lots of the ..I guess "Disco/Funk/Rap" stuff. Don't know most of those.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 8:41 am


Wow. Howard, I think most of the songs you post in the 80s and 90s music threads (not all, most) I have never heard of and must have not been played in my country.  Were most of the songs you posted very popular in NY Howard? I'm not talking about the MJ ones or Kool and the gang..but lots of the ..I guess "Disco/Funk/Rap" stuff. Don't know most of those.


this is mostly West Coast Rap artists. You wouldn't know these guys.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/06/13 at 1:58 pm


this is mostly West Coast Rap artists. You wouldn't know these guys.


Ah, I see. I am glad I don't know them  ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 2:59 pm


Ah, I see. I am glad I don't know them  ;D ;D ;D


I grew up with guys like Biz Markie, RUN DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Snoop Dogg and so on...

They were popular here in The United States.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 3:02 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGbnua2kSa8

Dionne Warwick & Friends- That's What Friends Are For

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/06/13 at 3:07 pm


I grew up with guys like Biz Markie, RUN DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Snoop Dogg and so on...

They were popular here in The United States.


Ah, I see. No offense, but not my kind of music. I actually prefer Bieber to any of that.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/06/13 at 4:48 pm


I grew up with guys like Biz Markie, RUN DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Snoop Dogg and so on...

They were popular here in The United States.


They were also popular to some degree in the UK, mostly due to the glut of dance tracks that were being issued around this time.

But they never were my cup of tea then and I'm afraid they still aren't...

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/07/13 at 1:39 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgk39i2cUj4

Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Love Missile F1-11

Edit: Audio in the embedded version is better, but the "Terminator" and "righty-right" (Clockwork Orange) and "Scarface" / "then when you get the money you get the power" (Scarface) samples were re-recorded to dodge licensing fees on samples.  An "uncensored" and un-license-fee-with-original-samples-from-the-real-movies version has poorer audio quality but is here for the trivia buffs.  This "uncensored" version is still censored, because it doesn't use the line that refers to "giving head", but at least it's got the right samples and a few more electronic bleeps and blips.

And I don't remember whether the "original" video had random clips of weapons footage or shots of the Challenger explosion.  I'm going with the poor-audio/video, lots-of-bleeps, shows-weapons, shows-Challenger-blowed-up, has-the-original-samples-from-the-movies, but doesn't-say-head (neither version says "head") version as the canonical version.  But the other one's pretty too. 

I guess what I'm trying to say here is that I miss worrying about whether the Russians were gonna nuke us or the Japanese were gonna buy us out.  27 years after those glory days, and all we have to show for it is multimillions still unfed.  And an internet that enables me, within 20 minutes, to pick and choose the fine points between two versions of a video that aired 27 years ago.  Close enough to Chinese-speaking strip TVs for me!

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/07/13 at 6:40 am


Ah, I see. No offense, but not my kind of music. I actually prefer Bieber to any of that.


That's quite alright. We all have our likes and dislikes in whatever we listen to.  :)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/07/13 at 6:44 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpHR3lDoyog

Sly Fox-Let's Go All The Way

Man, I haven't heard this in so many years.  :o

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/07/13 at 4:13 pm


Sigue Sigue Sputnik,Love Missile F1-11
Edit: Audio in the embedded version is better, but the "Terminator" and "righty-right" (Clockwork Orange) and "Scarface" / "then when you get the money you get the power" (Scarface) samples were re-recorded to dodge licensing fees on samples.  An "uncensored" and un-license-fee-with-original-samples-from-the-real-movies version has poorer audio quality but is here for the trivia buffs.  This "uncensored" version is still censored, because it doesn't use the line that refers to "giving head", but at least it's got the right samples and a few more electronic bleeps and blips.

And I don't remember whether the "original" video had random clips of weapons footage or shots of the Challenger explosion.  I'm going with the poor-audio/video, lots-of-bleeps, shows-weapons, shows-Challenger-blowed-up, has-the-original-samples-from-the-movies, but doesn't-say-head (neither version says "head") version as the canonical version.  But the other one's pretty too. 

I guess what I'm trying to say here is that I miss worrying about whether the Russians were gonna nuke us or the Japanese were gonna buy us out.  27 years after those glory days, and all we have to show for it is multimillions still unfed.  And an internet that enables me, within 20 minutes, to pick and choose the fine points between two versions of a video that aired 27 years ago.  Close enough to Chinese-speaking strip TVs for me!


Oooh such noise!  I'm with Howard on this one.  I can't handle all of that noise.  :P

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/08/13 at 3:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVikZ8Oe_XA

Falco- Rock Me Amadeus

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/10/13 at 10:57 am

Boys Don't Cry: "I Wanna Be A Cowboy"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Jmo3yGrSg

This band (which was NOT named after a certain Cure song) was probably best known for this song.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/10/13 at 3:36 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntn8piiuvzo

Steve Winwood- Higher Love

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/11/13 at 1:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuiuYs7_u2A

Double-Captain Of Her Heart

It's pronounced "Doubl-ay".

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/11/13 at 4:07 pm



Double-Captain Of Her Heart

It's pronounced "Doubl-ay".

I actually remember that one when it was popular in the U.S. in August 1986. 8) (I was only 6 at the time.)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/12/13 at 6:51 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r0n9Dv6XnY

Baltimora- Tarzan Boy

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: SpaceHog on 11/15/13 at 8:44 am

Two words:

Paul Lekakis.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/15/13 at 1:48 pm


Boys Don't Cry: "I Wanna Be A Cowboy"
This band (which was NOT named after a certain Cure song) was probably best known for this song.


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Here's the video.  I loved this song.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3-hY-hlhBg

Whitney Houston-How Will I Know

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/13 at 2:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbs1YY1F2Do

"Through the Barricades" is the title track of Spandau Ballet's 1986 album Through the Barricades. Released as a single, "Through the Barricades" entered the UK singles chart on 8 November 1986 and became the band's tenth and final top ten single, peaking at number six and spending a total of ten weeks on the chart.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/05/13 at 3:38 pm

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

Bangles- Manic Monday

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/06/13 at 9:10 pm


"Through the Barricades" is the title track of Spandau Ballet's 1986 album Through the Barricades. Released as a single, "Through the Barricades" entered the UK singles chart on 8 November 1986 and became the band's tenth and final top ten single, peaking at number six and spending a total of ten weeks on the chart.


I like that song as well.  The Through the Barricades album is greatly overlooked.  I really liked it

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/06/13 at 9:22 pm

One of the best debut albums of the 80s was from 1985 called Hunting High and Low by Norwegian group a-ha.  By 1986, this album had gone multi-platinum in many countries, and had sent 4 singles into the UK Top 10.  Here are the two from that album that charted in 1986 ...

a-ha - Train of Thought
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vdOgObQvz8

a-ha - Hunting High and Low
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6VaeFCxta8

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/07/13 at 2:31 pm

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Level 42: Something About You

I love this song.  :D

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/07/13 at 3:14 pm


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Level 42: Something About You

I love this song.  :D


I love this song too.

Did you know they had a few hits in the early 80's?

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/07/13 at 3:17 pm

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

James Brown- Living In America

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/07/13 at 4:23 pm


I love this song too.

Did you know they had a few hits in the early 80's?


They had hits dating back to 1981, but before 1985, they were unknowns in North America

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/07/13 at 4:44 pm


They had hits dating back to 1981, but before 1985, they were unknowns in North America


Turn It Up
Robot Boy

Is the second one right?  ???

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/07/13 at 4:52 pm


Turn It Up
Robot Boy

Is the second one right?  ???


Not sure what you are talking about

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/08/13 at 3:53 pm


Not sure what you are talking about


What I'm saying was that I know that "Turn It Up" from 1981 or 82 was one of their hits but I think another hit was "Robot Boy" was another hit of theirs from the early 80's, correct me if I'm wrong.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/08/13 at 3:56 pm

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

Genesis- Throwing It All Away

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 12/08/13 at 4:18 pm


What I'm saying was that I know that "Turn It Up" from 1981 or 82 was one of their hits but I think another hit was "Robot Boy" was another hit of theirs from the early 80's, correct me if I'm wrong.



Level 42? they had a song called "Turn it on" I don't know "Robot Boy" by them

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/08/13 at 6:57 pm


What I'm saying was that I know that "Turn It Up" from 1981 or 82 was one of their hits but I think another hit was "Robot Boy" was another hit of theirs from the early 80's, correct me if I'm wrong.


Perhaps you may be thinking of some funk group that had Level in their name?  As warped said, they did have a song called Turn it On, but if they had a song called Robot Boy, then you have the honour of being the only person who knows about it

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 12/08/13 at 11:59 pm

I've just bought a re-issue of Jermaine Jackson's 1986 album "Precious Moments" on a whim and I've not been disappointed. I'm 6 tracks in and not found one song I don't like. Here's one of them...

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Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/09/13 at 6:41 am


Perhaps you may be thinking of some funk group that had Level in their name?  As warped said, they did have a song called Turn it On, but if they had a song called Robot Boy, then you have the honour of being the only person who knows about it



Sorry about that, it was called "Micro Kid" not "Robot Boy".

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/09/13 at 6:44 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH3WvI_S6-k

Here's a big classic.
Bananarama- Venus

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/09/13 at 5:42 pm



Sorry about that, it was called "Micro Kid" not "Robot Boy".


Micro Kid, yes.  That is on their Standing in the Light album from 1983

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/09/13 at 7:28 pm


Micro Kid, yes.  That is on their Standing in the Light album from 1983



Thank You Mr DJ. O0

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/09/13 at 7:30 pm

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

Sweet Freedom- Michael McDonald

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/09/13 at 7:37 pm



Here's the video.  I loved this song.

Thanks... although the clip I posted just had the unabridged version of the song (as normally heard on radio). I liked it too. :)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/09/13 at 7:39 pm



Sweet Freedom- Michael McDonald

I like that one too. :)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/09/13 at 11:49 pm

This one was a big hit in '86...

"Holding Back The Years" by Simply Red.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHD4qtCub9k

I may actually remember hearing this one at the time it was popular; I was 6 at the time.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/10/13 at 12:06 am

Here's one I remember quite well ...

Book of Love - I Touch Roses
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivq0HeLVI8M


I may actually remember hearing this one at the time it was popular


You're of the age that you should.  That was a very popular song back in the day and it still holds up today! :)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/10/13 at 7:16 am


This one was a big hit in '86...

"Holding Back The Years" by Simply Red.


I may actually remember hearing this one at the time it was popular; I was 6 at the time.


a nice song by Simply Red.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/10/13 at 7:20 am

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

Elton John- Nikita

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/10/13 at 10:09 am



You're of the age that you should.  That was a very popular song back in the day and it still holds up today! :)



It does indeed.

I just know that at the age of 6 I wasn't actively listening to radio, but I do remember various aspects of pop culture. And I also have a few semi-vague memories of hearing the radio in the car when I was going places with my family.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzAO9A9GjgI

time for some Madonna.  :)

Madonna- Live To Tell

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/10/13 at 6:15 pm



time for some Madonna.  :)

Madonna- Live To Tell

That's a good one. In addition, I actually remember it from then. :)

After that one, she released "Papa Don't Preach", which also became a big hit.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/10/13 at 8:18 pm


Madonna- Live To Tell


Interesting story about that song.  It was initially written for the film Fire With Fire, but Madonna chose instead to record it for the film At Close Range starring her then husband Sean Penn.  The song was released 1 month before the film, and appears on Madonna's 3rd album True Blue released a few months later.

According to many websites, it was the first single from the True Blue album, which is technically incorrect because it was used for the film, but as that film never had a physical soundtrack release, it's first appearance on an album was True Blue.

Speaking of Madonna, in 1986, she sang backup vocals on the debut single by British artist Nick Kamen.  In some countries, it was a hit in 1986, others 1987 ...

Nick Kamen - Each Time You Break My Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQFWR7zfEls

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/11/13 at 6:48 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA9WhYnsD_4

ElDebarge- Who's Johnny?

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/11/13 at 10:43 pm

^ ...which later that year, was parodied by Weird Al as "Here's Johnny!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-tUk805urg

:D

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

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


^ ...which later that year, was parodied by Weird Al as "Here's Johnny!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-tUk805urg

:D


Oh God I love this. ;D

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J08ZwySCoJ8

Huey Lewis And The News- Stuck With You

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/15/13 at 11:28 pm

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Areosmith and Run DMC: Walk This Way

Canadian RPM Singles Chart #7 Billboard Hot 100 Chart #10

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 12/16/13 at 5:13 am


Sly Fox-Let's Go All The Way

Man, I haven't heard this in so many years.  :o


As one might expect, this song was a big hit over here.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/16/13 at 6:22 am




Areosmith and Run DMC: Walk This Way

Canadian RPM Singles Chart #7 Billboard Hot 100 Chart #10


I like the mix of rock and rap together.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/16/13 at 6:26 am

Jeffrey Osborne - You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgg1Yczq4vI

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/16/13 at 11:06 am


I like the mix of rock and rap together.


It was the first time rock and rap met together.  It's too bad about Jam Master Jay though.  :( I think that RUN DMC had a lot more to offer.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: barry on 12/16/13 at 8:31 pm

Sorry but I just have to post this...

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I found this single at Taz Records, amongst all the Crying Over Yous and Doesn't Really Matters. I snatched it up quick!

B-side is Pere Noel, the same song en francais.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/16/13 at 8:45 pm


Sorry but I just have to post this...

Father Christmas/Pere Noel

B-side is Pere Noel, the same song en francais.


Mark wrote that song for his son Justin because he was travelling a lot with the band.  He just didn't have time for his little boy.  I think maybe by letting Justin work at the Mod Club was his way of making up for lost time.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/17/13 at 4:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbg7YoXiKn0

Ben E. King- Stand By Me

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/17/13 at 6:32 pm


Sorry but I just have to post this...


I have that on 45 as well, picture sleeve and all.  It's a good song.  It's a shame it was never a chart hit.  It had good potential

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/18/13 at 6:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB5YkmjalDg

Huey Lewis & The News- Hip To Be Square

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/29/13 at 11:23 am

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Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine: Bad Boys (Cat version)

US Billboard Hot 100 Chart: #8  US Billboard AC: #8

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/29/13 at 3:31 pm




Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine: Bad Boys (Cat version)

US Billboard Hot 100 Chart: #8  US Billboard AC: #8


this video was probably a tribute to the Broadway show Cats.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/29/13 at 3:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WHSXaf0v6w

Mr MISTER - is it love

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 01/08/14 at 10:28 am

Here's a nice sweet tune from 1986 - Klymaxx "I'd Still Say Yes" with guest vocals by Shalamar's Howard Hewett. Album released 86' but single was out '87.

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Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/08/14 at 2:18 pm

Klymaxx - Man Size Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqnR7V1xEcE

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/13/14 at 11:23 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsH63qJlIMM

On My Own- Michael McDonald & Patti Labelle


My mom loved Patti Labelle and next to "New Attitude" this was her favorite. I love this too, because she's so cool and then Michael McDonald is so smooth. Sensational!  :)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/14/14 at 6:50 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXT1clXc04

The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/30/14 at 10:50 am

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What a dreadful song with an equally dreadful video...  Alexei Sayle: Didn't You Kill My Brother?

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/30/14 at 2:06 pm


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What a dreadful song with an equally dreadful video...  Alexei Sayle: Didn't You Kill My Brother?


Wow that was a horrible crappy video.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/30/14 at 2:09 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkLTwX0duY4&feature=kp


Peter Gabriel- Red Rain

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/30/14 at 9:11 pm


Wow that was a horrible crappy video.


I know.  It must have been done on the cheap because there's nothing to it.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/14 at 7:41 am


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What a dreadful song with an equally dreadful video...  Alexei Sayle: Didn't You Kill My Brother?
The is not available for me to watch.

Alexei Sayle is an English stand-up comedian, actor and author, who appeared in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" as a Sultan.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/31/14 at 10:59 am


The is not available for me to watch.

Alexei Sayle is an English stand-up comedian, actor and author, who appeared in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" as a Sultan.


That explains a lot.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/31/14 at 3:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1ysoohV_zA&feature=kp

The Human League - Human

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/31/14 at 9:58 pm


What a dreadful song with an equally dreadful video...  Alexei Sayle: Didn't You Kill My Brother?


That song is great.  It's a comic single by a comedian that wasn't supposed to be taken seriously.  It capitalized on the electro craze and made it all the way to #93 in Canada, which was quite an achievement as it never charted at all in his native UK despite his extreme popularity as a stand up comedian and co-star of "The Young Ones"

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/14 at 5:15 am


That song is great.  It's a comic single by a comedian that wasn't supposed to be taken seriously.  It capitalized on the electro craze and made it all the way to #93 in Canada, which was quite an achievement as it never charted at all in his native UK despite his extreme popularity as a stand up comedian and co-star of "The Young Ones"
...and YouTube still does not allow me to watch it!

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 02/01/14 at 12:38 pm


That song is great.  It's a comic single by a comedian that wasn't supposed to be taken seriously.  It capitalized on the electro craze and made it all the way to #93 in Canada, which was quite an achievement as it never charted at all in his native UK despite his extreme popularity as a stand up comedian and co-star of "The Young Ones"


It was cute and not supposed to be taken seriously, agreed.  I saw the humor in it.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/01/14 at 3:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VaEdKwXJhM&feature=kp

Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 03/24/14 at 10:56 pm

The Smiths, "Ask":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyaSQLlS5e8

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 06/08/14 at 11:01 pm

Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet, released in the summer of '86, contained a few tracks that became hits during 1986-87; these two were released as singles in '86:

You Give Love a Bad Name
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9tKwSboJeg

Living on a Prayer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXsmGSnq3lE

Both of these songs still get generous radio airplay today.

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 06/09/14 at 4:46 am


That song is great.  It's a comic single by a comedian that wasn't supposed to be taken seriously.  It capitalized on the electro craze and made it all the way to #93 in Canada, which was quite an achievement as it never charted at all in his native UK despite his extreme popularity as a stand up comedian and co-star of "The Young Ones"


It was actually released the previous year and well and truly bombed! Sayle was a member of the alternative British Comedy troop 'The Comic Strip' at this time and it took another three years for him to eventually write an episode based on The Kray Twins, where this song was featured...despite a timely re-release, it still bombed!

Funny how all the members of the troop seem to have gained some amount of 'respectability' these days...

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 06/09/14 at 3:34 pm

Throwing It All Away

Genesis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ZdlFKYd84&feature=kp

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 06/13/14 at 7:36 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyi6mFZv9SI

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 06/14/14 at 6:45 am

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

anita baker-sweet love

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 07/02/14 at 1:44 am

http://youtu.be/uFM6R53gui8

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Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 07/02/14 at 2:28 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac-wto_Ur6A

Land Of Confusion-Genesis

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 07/30/14 at 12:20 am


The Smiths, "Ask":


Earlier in the year, this track had been released as a single from their Queen Is Dead album... "Bigmouth Strikes Again":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgxEJOi6GtA

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 07/30/14 at 7:26 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32ScTb6_KHg

Starship-Sara

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 02/02/15 at 5:01 pm

The Call - Everywhere I Go

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



Maybe not a massive hit, but I remember listening to this almost religiously in the late 1980's. As a matter of fact, I still have the album. 8)

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/15 at 9:31 pm

"Bayan Ko" (Spanish: Nuestra Patria, English: My Country) is one of the most recognizable patriotic songs of the Philippines. Originally written in Spanish by Filipino Revolutionary General José Alejandrino, and translated into Tagalog almost three decades later by Filipino poet José Corazón de Jesús, this kundiman is often considered the unofficial second national anthem, and sometimes by Overseas Filipino groups after the Lupang Hinirang or by itself. It sometimes assumed to be a folk song because of its popularity, and has been frequently adopted by various political groups as a protest song at demonstrations due to the nature of the lyrics.

The Spanish lyrics of Bayan Ko were originally written for the Severino Reyes zarzuela, Walang Sugat ("no wound"). Attributed to the propagandista, General José Alejandrino, the song expressed opposition to the ongoing American Occupation. The current and more popular Tagalog version is attributed to José Corazón de Jesús, and the music to Constancio de Guzmán.

Since the 1986 Revolution that toppled the Marcos government and ushered in the Fifth Republic, the song has been associated with the Aquino family and their allies.

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Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 2:59 am

"Runner in the Night", written by Maureen Darbyshire and composed by Brian Wade, was the United Kingdom's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, performed by the sextet Ryder, led by Maynard Williams.  At Bergen, the song was performed fifth on the night, after Norway's Ketil Stokkan with "Romeo", and before Iceland's debut effort, "Gleðibankinn", by ICY. At the end of judging that evening, "Runner in the Night" took the seventh-place slot with 72 points. The song placed at #98, not charting on the UK Singles Chart (the Top 75 songs) but as an addenda on the "Next 25" version of the charts. This was the worst commercial showing for a UK Eurovision entry since 1964, in which the entry that year didn't chart on the Singles Chart at all.

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Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/15 at 11:13 am

"Songbird" is a song by Kenny G, and the third single from his 1986 album Duotones. It reached #3 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary charts, #4 on the U.S. Hot 100 charts and #23 on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

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Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 06/08/15 at 3:10 pm

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Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 08/01/15 at 12:44 pm

Erasure, "Oh L'Amour"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGMC6z5vnPs

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 08/11/15 at 4:53 pm

The Moody Blues, "Your Wildest Dreams"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PIFDTuf2RM

Subject: Re: 1986: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/16 at 11:11 am

"True Colors" is a song written by American songwriters Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. It was both the title track and the first single released in 1986 from American singer Cyndi Lauper's second album. It was the only original song on the album that Lauper did not help write. "True Colors" spent two weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and was the last single from Lauper to occupy the top of the chart. It received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

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