Showing posts with label 1982. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1982. Show all posts

Sep 14, 2019

Shakin' by Eddie Money (1982)

Shakin' by Eddie Money (1982)
"Shakin'" is a song by American rock singer Eddie Money from his Platinum-certified album No Control, released in 1982. It was co-written by Eddie Money, Elizabeth Myers, and Ralph Carter, and released as a single, reaching #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #9 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.



Sep 11, 2019

Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills and Nash (1982)

"Southern Cross" is a song written by Stephen Stills, Rick Curtis, and Michael Curtis and performed by the rock band Crosby, Stills & Nash. It was featured on the band's Daylight Again album and was released as a single in September 1982. The single was a success on the charts, reaching #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in late November and early December 1982.





Stephen Stills sings lead vocals throughout, with Graham Nash joining the second verse. Because David Crosby did not reunite with Stills and Nash until the album was well underway, his vocals are not featured on the album version of the song, although he did appear in the video and subsequently sang the song with the group in live performances.

Sep 1, 2019

Africa by Toto (1982)

Africa by Toto (1982)
"Africa" is a song recorded by the American band Toto in 1981, for their fourth studio album Toto IV, and released as the album's third single on September 30, 1982, through Columbia Records. The song reached number one on the United States' Billboard Hot 100 chart and is the band's only Billboard number one. The song remained at the top for a single week (February 5, 1983). "Africa" also peaked in the top ten in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland.


Aug 29, 2019

Maneater by Hall & Oates (1982)

Maneater by Hall & Oates (1982)
"Maneater" is a song by the American duo Hall & Oates, featured on their eleventh studio album, H2O (1982). It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 18, 1982. It remained in the top spot for four weeks, more than any of the duo's five other number-one hits, including "Kiss on My List", which remained in the top spot for three weeks.


Aug 28, 2019

Just Another Day in Paradise by Bertie Higgins (1982)

Just Another Day in Paradise by Bertie Higgins (1982)
Just Another Day in Paradise is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Bertie Higgins, released in 1982.

The album spawned the Top 10 single "Key Largo" as well as the title track which was released as a follow up. The single "Just Another Day in Paradise" was not as big a hit as "Key Largo" but received much airplay and also hit the Country charts as well.


Here I Go Again by Whitesnake (1982)

Here I Go Again by Whitesnake (1982)
"Here I Go Again" is a song by British rock band Whitesnake. Originally released on their 1982 album, Saints & Sinners, the power ballad was re-recorded for their 1987 self-titled album.

This song is notable for being the only Whitesnake song to get airplay on adult contemporary stations despite the fact Is This Love reached number 38 there and this song did not chart at all on the AC charts.



Aug 10, 2019

That Girl by Stevie Wonder (1982)

That Girl by Stevie Wonder (1982)
"That Girl" is a song by American R&B singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder. The song was the leading single from Wonder's album-era 1982 greatest-hits compilation, Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I, as one of four newer songs from the collection. The song spent nine weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B singles chart and reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100.


Comin' In And Out Of Your Life by Barbra Streisand (1982)

Comin' In And Out Of Your Life by Barbra Streisand (1982)
"Comin' In and Out of Your Life" is a 1981 single released by Barbra Streisand on her album Memories. The song was voted the favorite adult contemporary song in the Wilmington area according to surveys by WMFD radio on January 1, 1982. On November 27, 1981, the song was 10th in the same list.


Jul 20, 2019

Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash (1982)

Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash (1982)
"Should I Stay or Should I Go" is a song by the English punk rock band the Clash, from their album Combat Rock. It was written in 1981 and featured Mick Jones on lead vocals. It became the band's only number-one single on the UK Singles Chart, a decade after it was originally released.


Jul 15, 2019

Do I Do by Stevie Wonder (1982)

Do I Do by Stevie Wonder (1982)
"Do I Do" is a song written and performed by American singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder, first released in 1982 on the album Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I. The single peaked at #2 on the soul chart and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US. On the US dance chart, "Do I Do" went to number one for two weeks. Overseas, it reached #10 in the UK.


Jun 28, 2019

No One Like You by Scorpions (1982)

No One Like You by Scorpions (1982)
"No One Like You" is a song by German rock band Scorpions. It was written by band members Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and Klaus Meine (lead singer), and released as the lead single from the band's eighth studio album Blackout (1982). The song was produced by Dieter Dierks and recorded at Dierks' own studio.

The song reached number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It also attained the number one position on the US Billboard Rock Tracks chart. In Canada, the track peaked at number 49.


Jun 27, 2019

Down Under by Men at Work (1982)

Down Under by Men at Work (1982)
"Down Under" is a song recorded by Australian rock band Men at Work. It was originally released in 1980 as the B-side to their first local single titled "Keypunch Operator", released before the band signed with Columbia Records. Both early songs were written by the group's co-founders, Colin Hay and Ron Strykert. The early version of "Down Under" has a slightly different tempo and arrangement from the later Columbia release. The most well known version was then released on Columbia in 1981 as the third single from their debut album Business as Usual (1981).


Jun 20, 2019

Dirty Laundry by Don Henley (1982)

Dirty Laundry by Don Henley (1982)
"Dirty Laundry" is a hit song written by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar, from Henley's Gold-plus debut solo album I Can't Stand Still, released in 1982. The song hit #1 on the Billboard Top Album Tracks chart in October 1982, prior to being issued as a 45. Lyrically, the song describes mass media sensationalism and yellow journalism.

Released as the second single from I Can't Stand Still, it spent three weeks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1983. The single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, representing sales of over 500,000 records in the US.


Jun 18, 2019

Der Kommissar by After the Fire (1982)

Der Kommissar by After the Fire (1982)
"Der Kommissar" is a song first recorded by Falco in Austria in 1981, covered a year later by After the Fire. Originally written by Robert Ponger and Falco, the Falco version reached the top of the charts in many countries.

After the Fire's version featured English lyrics by the band's Andy Piercy. The song peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.


Jun 16, 2019

Mickey by Toni Basil (1982)

Mickey by Toni Basil (1982)
"Mickey" is a 1981 song recorded by American singer and choreographer Toni Basil on her debut album Word of Mouth. Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn as "Kitty", it was first recorded by UK music group Racey during 1979, appearing on their debut album Smash and Grab. Toni Basil changed the name from Kitty to Mickey to make the song about a man.


Jun 14, 2019

Hungry Like A Wolf by Duran Duran (1982)

Hungry Like A Wolf by Duran Duran (1982)
"Hungry Like the Wolf" is a song by the British new wave band Duran Duran. Written by the band members, the song was produced by Colin Thurston for the group's second studio album Rio.

"Hungry Like the Wolf" was released in the United Kingdom on 4 May 1982; the next week the song debuted at number 35 on the UK Singles Chart, 6 weeks later it reached its peak at number 5, remaining 6 weeks in the top 10, and 12 weeks in total. Despite achieving commercial success with several top hits in the United Kingdom, the band failed to enter in the US market.



Their first album did not chart and failed to yield a hit single. "Hungry Like the Wolf" was released in the United States on 7 June 1982 but did not chart. At first, US radio were reluctant to play the song, but when the newly emerging MTV began playing the accompanying music video in heavy rotation, the exposure pushed "Hungry Like the Wolf" onto AOR playlists. The song entered Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in August 1982 and reached the top of the chart in January 1983.

Jun 13, 2019

Steppin' Out by Joe Jackson (1982)

Steppin' Out by Joe Jackson (1982)
"Steppin' Out" is a song written by Joe Jackson, originally included on his 1982 album Night and Day. The song, inspired by Jackson's time in New York City, was his highest charting single in America.

The song is about the anticipation and excitement of a drive out around the town. Released as a single in early August 1982, it became Jackson's biggest hit in the United States, peaking at #5 in Cash Box magazine and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


Jun 12, 2019

Juke Box Hero by Foreigner (1982)

Juke Box Hero by Foreigner (1982)
"Juke Box Hero" is a song written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones and performed by their band Foreigner, from their 1981 album 4. It first entered the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in July 1981. Released as the album's third single in early 1982, it subsequently went to #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Although the physical 45 sold fewer than 500,000 copies, 'Juke Box Hero' has been certified platinum by the RIAA for over a million digital downloads.


Jun 11, 2019

Twilight Zone by Golden Earring (1982)

Twilight Zone by Golden Earring (1982)
"Twilight Zone" is a 1982 hit by Dutch band Golden Earring. It was written by the band's guitarist George Kooymans, who got the inspiration from a book by Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Identity. "Twilight Zone" appears on their 1982 album Cut and pays tribute to the 1960s television series The Twilight Zone. It spent more than half a year (27 weeks) on the U.S. Pop charts. It was the group's sole Top 10 Pop single on the US Billboard Hot 100 (the song reached #16 on the Cashbox chart) and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Album Tracks chart, the band's only No. 1 hit in America.


Jun 9, 2019

She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby (1982)

She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby (1982)
"She Blinded Me with Science" is a song by the English musician Thomas Dolby, released in 1982. It was first released as a single in the UK in October 1982 and was subsequently included on the EP Blinded by Science and the second edition of Dolby's debut album The Golden Age of Wireless.

Although viewed as a success in the United States, peaking at No. 5 in the Billboard Hot 100 and 2 weeks at No. 1 in Canada's RPM Magazine, the song barely managed to score among the Top 50 in Dolby's native United Kingdom, peaking at No. 49 in the UK Singles Chart.