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Subject: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (LAST ANSWER GIVEN!!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/29/05 at 10:46 pm

Here we are with yet another quiz collaboration from Paul and I.  :)   

What we have done is chosen a song from each year of the 1980s that placed at #3 in the US and UK, respectively.  The country is indicated at the left of each lyric.

Limit: 3 

Once again, PLEASE DON'T CHEAT!  If you don't know the lyric off the top of your head, save it for somebody who might!


1980

US 1. "So that we may start anew"
Indy (The Biggest Part Of Me - Ambrosia)

UK 2. "Right time, just the wrong location"
karen (I Could Be So Good For You - Dennis Waterman)


1981

US 3. "Our love will climb any mountain"
Indy (Guilty - Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb)

UK 4. "It's so hard, it's leading me astray"
Niko101 (Souvenir - OMD)


1982

US 5. "Part of me knows what you're thinkin'"
Charlie D (Eye In The Sky - Alan Parsons Project)

UK 6. "Where does it go from here"
nally (Love Plus One - Haircut 100)


1983

US 7. "Just leave well enough alone"
Charlie D (Dirty Laundry - Don Henley)

UK 8. "Then you realise you've got nothing left to lose"
maddog (The Story Of The Blues - Wah)


1984

US 9. "Packed up my troubles"
ktelqueen (Stuck On You - Lionel Richie)

UK 10. "I don't have to try, I just close my eyes"
Niko101 (Together In Electric Dreams - Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder)


1985

US 11. "With a little perseverance you can get things done"
Tam (Never Surrender - Corey Hart)

UK 12. "Men on fire pray for rain"
(Lean On Me - Red Box)


1986

US 13. "So please answer the phone"
whitewolf (Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - Genesis)

UK 14. "Heavy hearts, token words"
Niko101 (Lessons In Love - Level 42)


1987

US 15. "Lots of promises in the dark"
ktelqueen / Indy (Don't Mean Nothing - Richard Marx)

UK 16. "You stand alone by the phone"
mandamoo (Live It Up - Mental As Anything)


1988

US 17. "Tell me who could ask for more"
RnRF (I'll Always Love You - Taylor Dayne)

UK 18. "Silver splits the blue"
maddog Somewhere In My Heart - Aztec Camera)


1989

US 19. "Too proud to tell you I was wrong"
Zella (If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher)

UK 20. "Is he a Yankee?  No, I'm a Londoner"
maddog (Street Tuff - Double Trouble & The Rebel MC)





Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: nally on 03/29/05 at 10:54 pm

Good evening, Karen! I think I might have an inkling on at least one or two of these...

Ah, yes! I can figure out the 1982 UK song (#6):

"Love Plus One" by Haircut 100. Great song

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/29/05 at 11:04 pm


Good evening, Karen! I think I might have an inkling on at least one or two of these...

Ah, yes! I can figure out the 1982 UK song (#6):

"Love Plus One" by Haircut 100. Great song


Good evening, Jeff!

You nailed that one!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: Zella on 03/29/05 at 11:10 pm

19. If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/29/05 at 11:11 pm


19. If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher


Hey, Zella!

You're 100% correct!  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: Tam on 03/29/05 at 11:59 pm

Hey Karen!

11. Never Surrender - Corey Hart

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: Indy Gent on 03/30/05 at 12:35 am

1. You're The Biggest Part of Me-Ambrosia
3. Guilty-Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: Ansky1213 on 03/30/05 at 12:50 am

#5 is Eye in the Sky by The Allen Parsons Project ?

#7 is, I think, "Dirty Laundry" by Hon Henley

I am totally clueless as to the rest

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: karen on 03/30/05 at 2:51 am

#2 Dennis Waterman - Minder Theme (I could be so good for you)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: ktelqueen on 03/30/05 at 2:55 am

Karen girl!!

at just about 5am one hit me..

#9.Stuck On You-Lionel Richie  :)

another great one,you guys  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: mandamoo on 03/30/05 at 3:48 am

Hi Karen (and Paul)  :)

Not sure if this actually charted in the U.K. but and it's the only line that's familiar to me in your quiz...

#16  Live It Up  - Mental As Anything

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: maddog on 03/30/05 at 4:56 am

Hi guys - excellent quiz again bringing back some fond memories of some songs you don't hear much anymore!

#18 is "Somewhere In My Heart" by Aztec Camera
#20 is "Street Tough" by The Rebel MC

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: whitewolf on 03/30/05 at 6:17 am

hi

13-Tonight,Tonight, Tonight-Genesis

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/30/05 at 10:58 am


Hey Karen!

11. Never Surrender - Corey Hart


Hi Tam!  :)

You're spot-on with that one!!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/30/05 at 10:58 am


1. You're The Biggest Part of Me-Ambrosia
3. Guilty-Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb


2 for 2, Indy!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/30/05 at 11:00 am


#5 is Eye in the Sky by The Allen Parsons Project ?

#7 is, I think, "Dirty Laundry" by Hon Henley

I am totally clueless as to the rest


Hi Charlie D!  :)

Those are correct...but just to let you know it's Alan instead of Allen for #5.  8)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/30/05 at 11:00 am


#2 Dennis Waterman - Minder Theme (I could be so good for you)


Hi karen!

That's the one!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/30/05 at 11:01 am


Karen girl!!

at just about 5am one hit me..

#9.Stuck On You-Lionel Richie  :)

another great one,you guys  8)


Maria girl!!

Yay!  You finally got one!  ;)

Glad you enjoyed the quiz!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/30/05 at 11:02 am


Hi Karen (and Paul)  :)

Not sure if this actually charted in the U.K. but and it's the only line that's familiar to me in your quiz...

#16  Live It Up  - Mental As Anything



Hiya Manda!  :)

That's the one!!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/30/05 at 11:03 am


Hi guys - excellent quiz again bringing back some fond memories of some songs you don't hear much anymore!

#18 is "Somewhere In My Heart" by Aztec Camera
#20 is "Street Tough" by The Rebel MC


Hiya Graham...and thanks for the lovely compliments!  :)

You got 2 for 2 there!!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/30/05 at 11:04 am


hi

13-Tonight,Tonight, Tonight-Genesis


Hi!

That's correct, whitewolf!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: RockandRollFan on 03/30/05 at 8:57 pm

17. I'll Always Love You by Taylor Dayne....thanks for another great combined quiz, Karen and Paul ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/31/05 at 1:21 am


17. I'll Always Love You by Taylor Dayne....thanks for another great combined quiz, Karen and Paul ;)


Hiya Mark...and thanks!!  ;)

You were spot-on with that one, BTW!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: Niko101 on 03/31/05 at 10:18 am

4. Souvenir-OMD
10. Together In Electric Dreams-Phillip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
14. Lessons In Love-Level 42

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/31/05 at 11:37 am


4. Souvenir-OMD
10. Together In Electric Dreams-Phillip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
14. Lessons In Love-Level 42


Nice work, Niko101!  You got 3 for 3!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (3 LEFT!)

Written By: Niko101 on 03/31/05 at 11:42 am

word! ;)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (3 LEFT!)

Written By: maddog on 03/31/05 at 1:14 pm

It's been bugging me for some time but #8 has finally come to me  ;D.

It's "The Story Of The Blues" - not sure who the chart entry was credited to, it was certainly written and sung by Pete Wylie but it may have been in one of his Wah! incarnations. I was living in Liverpool in 1983 and Pete Wylie was a well known "face" in the city at the time. I met him in a night club in Liverpool, which I can also say about Ian McCullough, Gary Christian of The Christians, Fish from Marillion and my wife  :).

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (3 LEFT!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/31/05 at 4:15 pm


It's been bugging me for some time but #8 has finally come to me  ;D.

It's "The Story Of The Blues" - not sure who the chart entry was credited to, it was certainly written and sung by Pete Wylie but it may have been in one of his Wah! incarnations. I was living in Liverpool in 1983 and Pete Wylie was a well known "face" in the city at the time. I met him in a night club in Liverpool, which I can also say about Ian McCullough, Gary Christian of The Christians, Fish from Marillion and my wife  :).


Hey there, Graham!

You finally got #8!  Yay!!  :)

How cool that you got to meet Fish!!  8)  Is he really as large as he looks on TV?  ???

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (3 LEFT!)

Written By: Paul on 03/31/05 at 4:27 pm


I was living in Liverpool in 1983 and Pete Wylie was a well known "face" in the city at the time. I met him in a night club in Liverpool, which I can also say about Ian McCullough, Gary Christian of The Christians, Fish from Marillion and my wife  :).


Oo..you name dropper, Graham...!

Small comparison, but I did meet Nick Berry once...and that was enough...!!

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (3 LEFT!)

Written By: maddog on 04/01/05 at 3:45 am


How cool that you got to meet Fish!!  8)  Is he really as large as he looks on TV?  ???

He's really tall, must be 6' 6" or 6' 7" I guess, he towered over me and I'm 6' 2". He seemed like a really nice guy, very happy to talk to drunken students (like me) at the bar.

Gary Christian is also really tall, probably about the same height as Fish. I don't know if The Christians were known outside the UK, they had several hits in the 80s including "Forgotten Town" and a cover of the Isley Brothers "Harvest For The World".

Ian McCullough, however, was a miserable git  ::).

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (3 LEFT!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/01/05 at 11:25 am


He's really tall, must be 6' 6" or 6' 7" I guess, he towered over me and I'm 6' 2". He seemed like a really nice guy, very happy to talk to drunken students (like me) at the bar.


Wow!  That is tall!!

Glad that he was cordial with you and your cohorts.  8)

Gary Christian is also really tall, probably about the same height as Fish. I don't know if The Christians were known outside the UK, they had several hits in the 80s including "Forgotten Town" and a cover of the Isley Brothers "Harvest For The World".

Ian McCullough, however, was a miserable git  ::).


I haven't heard of Gary Christian or Ian McCullough... :-\\

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (2 LEFT -- Limit Removed!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/04/05 at 11:49 am

*Bumping this since the limits were removed*

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (2 LEFT -- Limit Removed -- CLUES!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/05/05 at 7:56 pm

Clues are up!!!  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (2 LEFT -- Limit Removed -- CLUES!)

Written By: ktelqueen on 04/05/05 at 8:19 pm

hi,girl..ok..15 is Richard Marx..possibly Hold On To The Night? ???

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (2 LEFT -- Limit Removed -- CLUES!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/05/05 at 8:43 pm


hi,girl..ok..15 is Richard Marx..possibly Hold On To The Night? ???


Hi Maria!  :)

Right artist...wrong song....think 'first hit' (well, at least here in America it was his first hit). 

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (1.5 LEFT -- Limit Removed -- CLUES!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/10/05 at 12:43 pm

*BUMP*

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (1.5 LEFT -- Limit Removed -- CLUES!)

Written By: Indy Gent on 04/10/05 at 4:02 pm

The song for #15 is "Don't Mean Nothing".

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (1.5 LEFT -- Limit Removed -- CLUES!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/10/05 at 7:54 pm


The song for #15 is "Don't Mean Nothing".


That's the one, Indy!  So that means you and Maria will share credit.  :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (1 LEFT -- Limit Removed -- CLUES!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/11/05 at 12:32 pm

*BUMP* (again)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (1 LEFT -- Limit Removed -- CLUES!)

Written By: ktelqueen on 04/11/05 at 12:50 pm

12.You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling by Hall & Oates??

it lines up with the clues but if it's right i'm surprised considering the fact i had no clue it made it very high on the charts!! :)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (1 LEFT -- Limit Removed -- CLUES!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/11/05 at 1:04 pm


12.You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling by Hall & Oates??

it lines up with the clues but if it's right i'm surprised considering the fact i had no clue it made it very high on the charts!! :)


Hi Maria!

Good guess, but I'm afraid it's incorrect.  :-\\

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (1 LEFT -- Limit Removed -- ADD'L LYRICS!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/14/05 at 12:50 am

*BUMP* (again)

Subject: Re: US & UK Number Threes: The 1980s (LAST ANSWER GIVEN AWAY!!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/22/05 at 6:34 pm

Last answer given away!

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