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Subject: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/26/13 at 8:24 pm

In 1988, the late great Jermaine Stewart had a popular hit called Say it Again.  This song is technically from 1987, but it did not reach the charts until January 1988.  This is one of my absolute favourites of the 80s!

Jermaine Stewart - Say it Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dYjolgq0gM


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Alberta born singer Paul Janz had great success in Canada as a solo artist, but he was never able to break through in America due to lack of promotion from his record label.  I could almost guarantee that his songs would have done well in America with proper promotion.  This song, his 7th hit in Canada is titled Send Me A Miracle and despite a non Top 40 appearance, Canadian radio loved it!  Another one of my favourites from the 80s ...

Paul Janz - Send Me A Miracle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N-GvffI51A

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/26/13 at 8:57 pm

In 1986, John Farnham left his role as lead singer of Little River Band, and at the suggestion of the head of MCA Records, his replacement was original lead singer Glenn Shorrock.  The end result was the 1988 album Monsoon, and despite the album failing to chart in the US, it did reach #10 in their native Australia and even made it to #49 in Canada

The lead single titled Love is A Bridge was also a popular hit in both Australia and Canada, and even reached the US Adult Contemporary charts.  It is just a beautiful song!

Little River Band - Love is A Bridge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDIaHL9RpqM

The album produced 2 other singles that were popular in Australia, but they failed to ignite in North America

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 10/26/13 at 11:15 pm

Great year for music!

"Angel" (Aerosmith)
"Hold On to the Nights" (Richard Marx)
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" (Poison)
"Fast Car" (Tracy Chapman)
"So Emotional" (Whitney Houston)
"Dirty Diana" (Michael Jackson)
"One More Try" (George Michael)
"Man in the Mirror" (Michael Jackson)

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 10/27/13 at 12:31 am

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That's everything that New Kids On The Block released that year.  The Hangin' Tough album went to #1 all over the world.  I think that we as teenaged girls gobbled this stuff up because it was shoved under our noses.  Not that having 5 very hot looking guys shoved under our noses was necessarily a bad thing.  ;)

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/27/13 at 2:11 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik2YF05iX2w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMCXx5k01Tg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrZZfaDp02o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGw_cOgwa8

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 10/27/13 at 8:00 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcWfpPgeAP4

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/27/13 at 9:32 am

Roy Orbison ~ You got it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4bNOj-pt5k

One of my faves from 1988.

And this one too, with such great artists as Beatle George, Roy Orbison, Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne (E.L.O)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8s9dmuAKvU

Lots of us baby boomers loved both of those.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 10/27/13 at 9:53 am


Roy Orbison ~ You got it


One of my faves from 1988.

Oh yes, that's a great one. Roy's last hit single before he passed away. :\'(



And this one too, with such great artists as Beatle George, Roy Orbison, Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne (E.L.O)


Lots of us baby boomers loved both of those.

I have heard that one too; it's a nice song.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 10/27/13 at 11:08 am

New Edition

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Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 10/27/13 at 3:36 pm


I think that we as teenaged girls gobbled this stuff up because it was shoved under our noses.  Not that having 5 very hot looking guys shoved under our noses was necessarily a bad thing.  ;)


We in Britain kept 'em at bay until they exploded (ahem!) the following year - in the meantime, we had the home-grown Bros... :-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5JG_TLdPSY

And this is included, simply because it's wonderfully over-the-top!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed1tv_gCOUA

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/27/13 at 3:50 pm


In 1988, the late great Jermaine Stewart had a popular hit called Say it Again.  This song is technically from 1987, but it did not reach the charts until January 1988.  This is one of my absolute favourites of the 80s!

Jermaine Stewart - Say it Again



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Alberta born singer Paul Janz had great success in Canada as a solo artist, but he was never able to break through in America due to lack of promotion from his record label.  I could almost guarantee that his songs would have done well in America with proper promotion.  This song, his 7th hit in Canada is titled Send Me A Miracle and despite a non Top 40 appearance, Canadian radio loved it!  Another one of my favourites from the 80s ...

Paul Janz - Send Me A Miracle



I also like "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" which was another smash hit.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/27/13 at 3:53 pm





a very touching song by Expose. :)

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/27/13 at 3:56 pm


New Edition





this was a good song before they changed to Bell Biv Devoe later on.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/27/13 at 4:00 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWsRz3TJDEY

Buffalo Stance- Neneh Cherry

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/27/13 at 4:12 pm



Buffalo Stance- Neneh Cherry


I remember this song, but I remember it from Spring/Summer 1989.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/27/13 at 4:48 pm

1988 was the year of my favourite song by the Norwegian group a-ha.  It was called Stay on These Roads and was the title song to their 3rd album.  Though the song was not a hit in North America, the album did reach #148 in the US and #55 in Canada (It was also a #2 hit in the UK)

a-ha - Stay on These Roads
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWey1DBAchM



Scritti Politti - Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry for Loverboy)


I love that song  That 3rd Scritti Politti album I find is greatly overlooked.  It also had another great single titled Boom There She Was which was not a BIG hit, but did give them a minor chart entry in the US

Scritti Politti - Boom! There She Was
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7qCaCcfjXg

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/27/13 at 4:53 pm


1988 was the year of my favourite song by the Norwegian group a-ha.  It was called Stay on These Roads and was the title song to their 3rd album.  Though the song was not a hit in North America, the album did reach #148 in the US and #55 in Canada (It was also a #2 hit in the UK)

a-ha - Stay on These Roads



Good song!  I had never heard it before.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 10/27/13 at 8:18 pm

Another UK entry. This reminds me of summer '88. Just found out it is a cover version of a Canadian country song from 1986!  :o

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Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 6:32 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynIHsHYaig0

Terence Trent Darby-Wishing Well

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/13 at 2:40 pm

Orinoco Flow by Enya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozWDPUsJM6Y

From wiki:

"Enya began her musical career in 1980, when she briefly joined her family band Clannad before leaving to perform solo. She gained wider recognition for her music in the 1986 BBC series The Celts. Shortly afterwards, her 1988 album Watermark propelled her to further international fame and she became known for her distinctive sound, characterised by voice-layering, folk melodies, synthesised backdrops and ethereal reverberations."

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/28/13 at 7:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Rick Astley- Never Gonna Give You Up

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 10/28/13 at 11:46 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Rick Astley- Never Gonna Give You Up
Rickroll'd in 2013, yay!

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/29/13 at 6:37 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc8wmLul3uw

Shake you Down- Gregory Abbott

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 10/29/13 at 7:02 am

A very famous 60s band had this good song in 1988.

The Beach Boys ~ Kokomo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ChADh1zt5I

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya..

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/29/13 at 3:31 pm


A very famous 60s band had this good song in 1988.

The Beach Boys ~ Kokomo


Love that song.  John Stamos appears on that track, which lead to a few guest appearances for The Beach Boys on Full House.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

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


A very famous 60s band had this good song in 1988.


Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya..


this song by Beach Boys is enjoyable.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 10/29/13 at 10:55 pm

Loved this back in the day...

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Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/30/13 at 7:24 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU

Bobby McFerrin- Don't Worry Be Happy

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/30/13 at 8:32 am


Climie Fisher - (Love Changes) Everything


That song is indeed fantastic!  Simon Climie sounded a bit like Rod Stewart, so much that people thought that was a Rod Stewart song lol

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: karen on 10/30/13 at 10:55 am


That song is indeed fantastic!  Simon Climie sounded a bit like Rod Stewart, so much that people thought that was a Rod Stewart song lol


Heard this song on the radio the other day and both hubby and I were convinced it was Rod Stewart!

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 10/30/13 at 11:15 am

Sorry, always have to plug my favourite group Five Star. Here's a mid-tempo self-penned ballad from 1988...

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Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/30/13 at 11:55 am


Sorry, always have to plug my favourite group Five Star. Here's a mid-tempo self-penned ballad from 1988...


Five Star were awesome.  Did you know one of the members tried a comeback as a contestant on The Voice UK?

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/30/13 at 2:06 pm


Sorry, always have to plug my favourite group Five Star. Here's a mid-tempo self-penned ballad from 1988...



nice ballad.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/30/13 at 2:07 pm

speaking of love ballads....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7cGNyiVMZw

Patrick Swayze- She's Like The Wind

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 10/30/13 at 7:36 pm


Five Star were awesome.  Did you know one of the members tried a comeback as a contestant on The Voice UK?


I did indeed. She did well despite being portrayed as a bit of a diva.  :-\\

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 10/30/13 at 9:54 pm


I did indeed. She did well despite being portrayed as a bit of a diva.  :-\\


I was surprised to see her on there, but not nearly as surprised as Danny O'Donoghue was lol

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 10/31/13 at 7:06 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6qBh6pij3Y

Funky Worm- Hustle To The Music

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/03/13 at 1:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xxgRUyzgs0

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/03/13 at 3:23 pm

If McCartney and ELO had offspring...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9aYrHzEW-w

...I dread to think of what the result would look like, but the sound isn't bad!

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/03/13 at 3:37 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xxgRUyzgs0


This is CM Punk's entrance theme when he comes down the aisle to wrestle.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/03/13 at 3:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWptXUblA4E

Steve Winwood- Roll With It

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/04/13 at 10:55 am


speaking of love ballads....

Patrick Swayze- She's Like The Wind


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Here's some more good stuff from Dirty Dancing.  :)

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/04/13 at 7:36 pm




Here's some more good stuff from Dirty Dancing.  :)


now that's good music.  :)

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/04/13 at 7:38 pm

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


When In Rome-The Promise

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/06/13 at 11:50 am

One of the most recognizable songs on Canadian radio in 1988 (and even still today) was sung by a legend who was once a member of a popular "band".  Don't let the chart position fool you.  This song was huge ...

Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down the Crazy River
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KP9PNSUME4



When In Rome-The Promise


A very good song.  One of my absolute favourites!

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/06/13 at 12:20 pm



When In Rome-The Promise


Oooh, Howard posts a song I like. Good song , Howard,


One of the most recognizable songs on Canadian radio in 1988 (and even still today) was sung by a legend who was once a member of a popular "band".  Don't let the chart position fool you.  This song was huge ...

Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down the Crazy River



It was huge, and still gets played often in Canada  Very popular song. 

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/06/13 at 3:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_niy2ZM5Jo

George Harrison-Got My Mind Set On You

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 11/06/13 at 6:18 pm

That George Harrison one always reminds me of early morning school bus rides.  :)





Yep I remember this one. Pretty high in the UK charts.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/08/13 at 7:10 pm

Here's another radio favourite here in Canada ...

One to One - Do You Believe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4MZVnLnrqc


On the subject of late 80s dance/pop music, how about this one from America that is rarely heard these days ...

Times Two - Strange But True
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNFRG0DGMAI

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/08/13 at 7:23 pm

In 1968, Louis Armstrong had a #1 hit in the UK with a song called What A Wonderful World.  Despite it's popularity in North America, the song failed to reach the US or Canadian Top 100 chart.  In 1987, it was included on the soundtrack to the film Good Morning Vietnam and when re-issued as a single, by 1988, it had reached the North American Top 40 ... for the first time ever!

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDrzKBF6gDU


In the late 70s, Cheap Trick was one of the most popular rock bands.  As the 80s came, they struggled in America scoring no Top 40 hits until 1988 when they made a comeback with what became (and still remains) the BIGGEST hit of their career.  I dare anyone to hate this song.  It just cannot be done ...

Cheap Trick - The Flame
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muhFxXce6nA

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/08/13 at 9:07 pm

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Boy Meets Girl: Waiting For A Star To Fall

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/09/13 at 3:18 pm


Here's another radio favourite here in Canada ...

One to One - Do You Believe



On the subject of late 80s dance/pop music, how about this one from America that is rarely heard these days ...

Times Two - Strange But True



I have never heard of this duo before.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/09/13 at 3:21 pm




Boy Meets Girl: Waiting For A Star To Fall


I hear this song lots of times.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/09/13 at 3:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG5N3GC-m20

George Michael- One More Try

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/11/13 at 1:48 pm

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

Hot Hot Hot-Buster Poindexter

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/12/13 at 11:44 am

Here's some Freestyle music from '88! One of my favorites.

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

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

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



George Michael- One More Try


Good song Howard, I like this one. I like most of George Michael's (or Wham's) stuff from the 80s.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/12/13 at 2:20 pm


Here's some Freestyle music from '88! One of my favorites.

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


They played this song so much, It's great.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/12/13 at 2:22 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfYZ-b3D43w

MARRS- Pump Up The Volume

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/17/13 at 2:04 pm

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Even more good stuff from Dirty Dancing.  :)

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/17/13 at 3:23 pm


Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes

Even more good stuff from Dirty Dancing.  :)


that was a good hit.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/17/13 at 3:26 pm

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

Joy-Teddy Pendergrass

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/19/13 at 8:55 pm

Love that Eric Carmen song!

Speaking of Dirty Dancing, one of the songs used in that movie was the 1962 classic Do You Love Me by The Contours.  The success of the film led the record label to re-release it as a single in 1988 and it became a Top 40 hit all over again.  Though it does not appear on the film's soundtrack, it appears on the follow-up album titled More Dirty Dancing that included all the rest of the songs heard in the movie.

The Contours - Do You Love Me (1988 re-release)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Muu7FxdCG4U

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/19/13 at 9:15 pm

A trio of hits from the UK that I still enjoy and remember quite well ...

Hothouse Flowers - Don't Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiaS4PEC4MM

Sade - Nothing Can Come Between Us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oVI0GW-Xd4

Moody Blues - I Know You're Out There Somewhere
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjImFYf2Vzc

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/20/13 at 6:36 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7u5GtSIC5k

Brenda Russell- Piano In The Dark

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/20/13 at 10:56 am

The Escape Club's "Wild Wild West" was a big hit that year:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ua6YpRLrE0

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/20/13 at 7:52 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRSRWC68ufw

Roni- Bobby Brown

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/20/13 at 7:53 pm


The Escape Club's "Wild Wild West" was a big hit that year


I like that song.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/06/13 at 10:49 pm

Australian rock band The Church had their biggest hit in the U.S. that year, "Under The Milky Way":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krq-Wk4x8Oc

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/07/13 at 3:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmgB7qVh0-w

Rick Astley- It Would Take A Strong Strong Man

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 01/01/14 at 8:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL12z7vHWn0

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/02/14 at 7:16 am

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

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Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 01/02/14 at 8:11 am


The Escape Club's "Wild Wild West" was a big hit that year:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ua6YpRLrE0
 

When I was in the first, second and third grades my classmates and I were made to line dance to this song in gym.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/02/14 at 2:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdII1fUcYGg

The Pasadenas - Riding On A Train

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: aja675 on 01/10/14 at 2:53 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YO_24AIguU

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/10/14 at 3:47 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdCDLQew0LI

Love Will Save the Day by Whitney Houston

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/14 at 8:17 pm

In 1988, one of the most played songs here on Canadian Radio was by a band from Newmarket, Ontario.  They were called Glass Tiger and the song in question was Diamond Sun.  I don't know what the US did not like about this song, or the album of the same name it was from, but they sure missed out on some great music ...

Glass Tiger - Diamond Sun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-TdRfY6Jck

The album didn't go totally unnoticed in America.  The lead single from Diamond Sun was their final hit in the US ...

Glass Tiger - I'm Still Searching
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psq2JBcmtPs

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 01/14/14 at 8:27 pm


In 1988, one of the most played songs here on Canadian Radio was by a band from Newmarket, Ontario.  They were called Glass Tiger and the song in question was Diamond Sun.  I don't know what the US did not like about this song, or the album of the same name it was from, but they sure missed out on some great music ...



Diamond Sun was played very often, one of the most played songs here, yup.
I am very surprised it did not chart in America, it's such a good song, better than "I'm still searching" in my opinion.

I love Alan Frew's accent, very Scottish. But it doesn't come out that way when he sings.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/14 at 8:58 pm


Diamond Sun was played very often, one of the most played songs here, yup.
I am very surprised it did not chart in America, it's such a good song, better than "I'm still searching" in my opinion.

I love Alan Frew's accent, very Scottish. But it doesn't come out that way when he sings.


It was a better song indeed, but the other one was good.  That whole album was good.  My favourite from it was called My Song, which is still my top pick of all their songs ... 

Glass Tiger - My Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQirFx022xQ

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/14 at 9:05 pm

One of my favourite albums of 1988 was a one album wonder.  It was self-titled by a Canadian group called Diamond in the Rough, and it produced 3 hits, two of which charted in 1988.  This album is on CD, but it's harder to find than straight guys at a Justin Bieber concert.  Some day, I will find a hard copy of the CD, but until then, the torrent I found years ago will suffice for now!


Diamond in the Rough - Ain't Good Lovin'
I've said this many times in this forum (but not in this particular thread lol) but this one has my favourite sax solo of all time ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSLaXhtsT8E

Diamond in the Rough - Walk on the Wire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ0qrtb1psw

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 01/15/14 at 6:31 am


It was a better song indeed, but the other one was good.  That whole album was good.  My favourite from it was called My Song, which is still my top pick of all their songs ... 

Glass Tiger - My Song



Glass Tiger really exploded onto the music scene with "Don't forget me", but for me this album from 1988 was better than Thin Red Line.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/15/14 at 6:48 am

Peter Cetera - One Good Woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok2Jyjtm698

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 01/27/14 at 9:51 am

Inspired from the Paula Abdul thread in the 1990s section, here's an album track which I loved! The bridge is particularly good.

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Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: SiderealDreams on 01/27/14 at 11:49 am


INFORMATION SOCIETY - WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND


Great song!

Psyche - 'Eternal'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImvoSPaBWc

Erasure - 'A Little Respect'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiKVjS3gR88

Sisters of Mercy - 'Lucretia, My Reflection' (The album it is from was released in '87, but this song wasn't released as a single until '88)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg9buWTwCcI

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/27/14 at 7:40 pm

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

Deele - Two Occasions

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/31/14 at 11:23 pm

This one was a U.S. hit in 1988, although it was a hit in the U.K. a year earlier.

"Shattered Dreams" by Johnny Hates Jazz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVNBC1LI8hs

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/01/14 at 3:29 pm


This one was a U.S. hit in 1988, although it was a hit in the U.K. a year earlier.

"Shattered Dreams" by Johnny Hates Jazz:



love this song.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/01/14 at 3:31 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8RxoQMP_CA&feature=kp

Natalie Cole - Jump Start

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 02/11/14 at 12:02 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orv_F2HV4gk

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/11/14 at 6:38 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ4wa-432xQ&feature=kp

Paul Carrack "Don't Shed A Tear"

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Doc Brown on 02/11/14 at 6:56 pm

This first one is in honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan(2/9/64 Miss you, George!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf_dQk9iaSY

And now for a few more favorites from '88!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cpBCEzNw_Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SidxJz94Svs

Michelob, anyone?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY5W2Yfze7M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z30Nwiju-1Y

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/11/14 at 7:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-56CNh5S7GU

Will Smith- A nightmare on my street

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 02/12/14 at 6:50 pm


Will Smith- A nightmare on my street


That's not a Will Smith song

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/12/14 at 7:39 pm


That's not a Will Smith song


Then what is it, Mr DJ?  ::)

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/12/14 at 7:42 pm

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


Taylor Dayne - Prove Your Love

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/14 at 2:21 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-56CNh5S7GU

Will Smith- A nightmare on my street
A Nightmare on My Street" is the third single from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's second studio album, He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper. The song became a crossover hit in the US, reaching #15 on the Hot 100. The song was released as a single in early 1988. The single was released on Vinyl and Audio Cassette Tape. The song was considered for inclusion in the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, but the producers of the film decided against its inclusion. New Line Cinema, copyright holders of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film franchise, sued DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's record label for copyright infrigement, forcing the label to destroy a music video produced for the song. Both sides eventually settled out of court. But as a result, vinyl pressings of the album He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper contain a disclaimer sticker that says, " is not part of the soundtrack...and is not authorized, licensed, or affiliated with the Nightmare on Elm Street films."

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/13/14 at 7:14 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynIHsHYaig0&feature=kp

Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well

He now goes by the name of:  "Sananda Francesco Maitreya".

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/14 at 7:56 am

"Alphabet St." was the first single from Prince's 1988 album, Lovesexy, and the album's only top 10 single, reaching the top-10 in both the UK and U.S.. Initially written as an acoustic blues song, the song's final version includes a rap by Cat Glover and is full of samples, and generally repeats themes from Lovesexy. Within the context of the album Lovesexy (which only contained one track containing all the songs featured within the work), "Alphabet St." is meant to stand in contrast to the gospel of "I Know" which plays off of the Christian ethics describing Prince's personal belief in Christian concepts of Heaven, Hell, the Devil, and God; emphatically stating "No" to the previous stated praise (and laud of a preacher's voice in the background) and launching into the sensual, provocative lyrics of "Alphabet St."

Not the official video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bizi3Vj3HQ

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnN1fSUUuGY&feature=kp

I LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE - NATALIE COLE

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/09/14 at 7:25 pm

Stand in the place where you live
now place your
think about direction wonder why you have it now
Stand in the place where you work
now place this
think about the place where you live wonder why you haven't before.  :)

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Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/10/14 at 6:34 am


Stand in the place where you live
now place your
think about direction wonder why you have it now
Stand in the place where you work
now place this
think about the place where you live wonder why you haven't before.  :)



I remember this video.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/10/14 at 6:38 am

Terence Trent D'Arby - Sign Your Name

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxQsTEAiB0o&feature=kp

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 03/19/14 at 6:37 pm

Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agKQW1rxAtc
Kylie Minogue - Go To Be Certain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZapvSZhCXc
Kylie Minogue - Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivjyf6hYogU
Kylie Minogue - It's No Secret
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0SMfyz-9xk
Kylie Minogue - Turn It Into Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBzXgeH8MfU

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/20/14 at 6:50 am

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

Rick Astley - Together Forever

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/14 at 8:51 am

1988 was the year that April Wine frontman Myles Goodwyn released his self-titled solo debut album, which he had recorded in the US.  One of the songs on this album was a cover of the 1971 Lee Michaels hit Do You Know What I Mean, and when his record label chose to release it as the first single, they had overlooked the fact that it wouldn't qualify for Canadian Content (at the time, being a Canadian artist was not enough), so the Canadian Metal Queen Lee Aaron helped out by recording a verse from the female's persoective (as mentioned in the song) in a Toronto recording studio. 

Here is the album version without Lee Aaron ...
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The version with Lee Aaron went on to peak at #47 in Canada.  It is not on YouTube, but it is available for listening on her official website ...
http://www.leeaaron.com/audio/do-you-know-what-i-mean-with-myles-goodwyn/

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 7:49 am

The United Kingdom participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988 with its entry "Go" performed by Scott Fitzgerald and written by Julie Forsyth (daughter of entertainer Bruce Forsyth). The song was chosen through the "A Song for Europe" national final which consisted of eight songs in 1988. At the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, Fitzgerald and his song placed second with 136 points. After the Eurovision, the song placed at #52 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 03/13/15 at 8:01 pm

INXS "Never Tear Us Apart"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EtCoL0XGRg

This one was a big hit from their album Kick. Three other tracks from the same album had been big hits earlier in the year.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/15 at 10:23 am

"A Long and Lasting Love" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser, and released in 1988 by Glenn Medeiros who changed some of the lyrics and entitled "Long and Lasting Love". It is his only other solo hit in the UK.


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Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/29/15 at 12:13 am

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It's a Glass Tiger montage.  My Song, My Town, Diamond Sun, and I'm Still Searching.  :)

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 08/11/15 at 12:46 am

Glenn Frey, "True Love" (from his album Soul Searchin'):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTRUFa5nqrc
(this clip contains audio only)

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Elijah89 on 12/13/15 at 12:14 am

I still cannot believe the Al B. Sure's "Night and Day" was a single from 1988. Maybe it is just me, but the song sounds very 90's R&B to me. I was listening to the Billboard hot 100 from 1988 and though that whoever made the playlist made an error, but nope.

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/16 at 9:35 am

"The Best" is a song written by Mike Chapman and Holly Knight, originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler on her 1988 release Hide Your Heart. The single reached number 10 in Norway and number 95 in the United Kingdom.

https://youtu.be/55we8Nc9rJw

Subject: Re: 1988: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 12:57 pm

"Twist in My Sobriety" is a song written and recorded by Tanita Tikaram. Released as a single in 1988 from her debut album Ancient Heart, it was Tikaram's biggest international success, achieving top 10 placings in several European countries and is probably her best-remembered song. Released as the second single from her debut album Ancient Heart, the song was edited for its single release, eliminating the last verse of the song. Despite heavy promotion, the single was a moderate hit in the UK, peaking at #22, and to date it is Tikaram's last top 40 hit in her home country. The song was a bigger success when released in Europe, and was a top 10 hit in several countries, including Ireland (#10), France (#6), Norway (#6), Germany (#2), Switzerland (#6) and Austria (#2). It mostly charted within the top 40 in other European countries and was a big airplay hit all around Europe in 1988-89. The single was Tikaram's only chart hit in the USA charts, peaking at #25 on the Modern Rock charts, and was a hit on college radio stations.

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