This is, by far, one of the better mixes of 80s songs that I have found. A pretty nifty way of trying to impress your other half, that. You cheer him on all the more. It became their trademark song, and for good reason. But combining it with a gigantic gospel-tinged chorus the world could sing along to? Words: Ben Hewitt, Matthew Horton, Priya Elan.
Mellencamp, feel free to avoid him. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. Whatever happened to the hippie dream? Will I use it for running? A slice of Freudian autography, the deceptively simple music was played by the man himself. I would truly appreciate it! Here the punk poet tackled Vietnam, immigration and gentrification. There were still good records to be made but this straddles the eras, anthemic but nasty with enough of a whiff of the underground to keep the early adopters on board. We link to music videos where they available. Lawrence and ultimately embarking on a midlife crisis that resulted in a worrying beard and Tin Machine.
Clue: not the ones who were going to start recording power ballads with their daughters in the video. They create the fluid slink here that allows Jones to prowl around, generally intimidating everyone with dirty car-pun come-ons. The only thing that I can think of that would have made this compilation better is: hairbands. It builds and builds until you can take no more. Whether it's playing over the Sopranos finale, soundtracking a White Sox World Series run, turning up on Glee or simply blasting out of your earbuds at the gym, this song represents the apex of scream-along arena-scale pop-rock.
If you love the music of the 80s, the videos that went along with them were like icing on the cake. If I had a time machine I would go back to 1980 and start all over again. By looking at the number one hits in consecutive order throughout the 80s, you get an immediate sense of how music and culture evolved over those 10 years. Every time I walked into a club and heard the greatest music ever, it was a blast! It was thought provoking in that the songs main theme was something that direclty affected our family. Her approach to this song—which, when you break it down, is more about loneliness than love—says a lot about her ability to radiate warmth and positivity through her singular sound. Duets from established stars were frequently massively successful during the '80s: and Diana Ross, -- appearing in the top 20 for his third consecutive decade -- recorded one apiece with Michael Jackson and , sang with a slew of stars.
Let's keep this short and sweet. Dusty Springfield for one, still able to invest a song with lovelorn ache with just one husk of her voice. Filled with subtle references to the Mafia and the dangerous side of Vegas, it centered on the story of two young lovers on the run, which gave the track an added resonance. Everyone was in a good mood and happy with not a care in the world, except to have fun. It opened new vistas for the band, making them the stars they always knew they were.
Thanks for having this nicely formatted list. Whatever your take, you're about to get flattened by an emotional steamroller: four minutes of undiluted underdog yearning and a portrait of anonymous lost souls praying for luck and love on the streets of nonexistent South Detroit, starring Steve Perry's scarily, swoopingly elastic voice. They are essential to the 80s experience. If I could go back in time it would be during that era. And, to top it all off, it ends with the sound of someone puking their guts out — always the sign of a killer party. Years after its 1985 release, she said that she felt like a dork singing it. Always a party starter and roof-igniting karaoke jam, the song become a bittersweet rallying cry in the years since her death.
Rock made a comeback after being close to a non-presence in the top 20 from the '70s. It's miles away from the struggles the singer would face later in her career. Richie played a big part in this, with two top 20 solo hits and his collaboration with Ross. No other mix has come close to having the variety of songs that this compilation has. Makes it easier to find stuff in my library. I would love an hour long video of popular clips.
Of course, like all the best songs created from samples, it stood alone as a brilliant disco-dance number. They both have their own style. But I digress, this is a really awesome collection of songs and I am very glad that I splurged and bought it. It eerily prefigured the future. It would prove a natural fit for The xx ,who memorably covered the song years later. The ageing Toxic Twins or those chaps in the laceless Adidas? Please contact me with any help.
You can get the feel of a decade from the songs that played on the radio at the time. You can practically hear 23-year-old smiling through the chorus, urging every last wallflower on to the dance floor. With its chugging synths and stuttering drum machine beat, it was a particularly visible signpost along New Order's journey from post-punk into dancier, italo-disco-inflected terrain. Ditching their chugging guitar sound of yore for funkier pastures was a brave move, but the lyrics were still unmistakably Collins: a finely-observed tale of tongue-tied ineptitude and lovelorn regret that made for a perfect slice of sophisticated pop. Quite a lot, but you get the idea.