Showing posts with label 1983. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1983. Show all posts

Aug 19, 2019

Cum On Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot (1983)

Cum On Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot (1983)
"Cum On Feel the Noize" is a song by the English rock band Slade, released in 1973 as a non-album single. It was written by lead vocalist Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea, and produced by Chas Chandler. 

In 1983, the American heavy metal band Quiet Riot recorded their own version of the song, which was a million-selling hit single in the United States, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Aug 3, 2019

Heart to Heart by Kenny Loggins (1983)

Heart to Heart by Kenny Loggins (1983)
"Heart to Heart" is a song by American musician Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, and composer David Foster. It was released in 1982 as the second of three singles from his 1982 album High Adventure. It reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent five weeks in that position, from late January through late February. It spent a total of 13 weeks in the Top 40, and 17 weeks on the Hot 100. It also reached number 15 on the U.S. Cash Box Top 100.


Jul 24, 2019

She Bop by Cyndi Lauper (1983)

She Bop by Cyndi Lauper (1983)
"She Bop" is a song by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper, released as the third single from her debut studio album She's So Unusual. It reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 1984. Worldwide, the song is her most commercially successful single after "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time", and reached number 46 on the UK Singles Chart and number 6 on the ARIA Singles Chart. "She Bop" was her third consecutive Top 5 on the Hot 100. The song is also featured in the film Never Been Kissed.



Borderline by Madonna (1983)

Borderline by Madonna (1983)
"Borderline" is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her eponymous debut album Madonna (1983). In the United States, the song became Madonna's first top-ten hit when it reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 list of June 16, 1984. It charted for 30 weeks, becoming Madonna's longest-charting single in the United States (tied with "Take a Bow" in 1995).


Uptown Girl by Billy Joel (1983)

Uptown Girl by Billy Joel (1983)
"Uptown Girl" is a song written and performed by American musician Billy Joel. Although "Uptown Girl" was not as successful in the U.S. as previous single "Tell Her About It", it was still a big hit. It peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, and number one in the United Kingdom, staying at that position for five weeks as his only number one hit in the country; it was the second biggest selling single of 1983 in the United Kingdom behind only Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon", which Joel had knocked off the number one position on November 1, 1983.


Jul 15, 2019

Baby Jane by Rod Stewart (1983)

Baby Jane by Rod Stewart (1983)
"Baby Jane" is a 1983 song by British singer Rod Stewart. It was a significant hit worldwide and remains his final UK number one single to date.

To date, the song has remained as the 6th and final UK number one single for Stewart. In the US, the song was also a big hit, peaking at no. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single also charted highly in Australia, peaking at no. 10.


Jul 13, 2019

Our House by Madness (1983)

Our House by Madness (1983)
"Our House" is a song by British ska and pop band Madness. It was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album, The Rise & Fall, on 12 November 1982. The song charted within the top ten in multiple countries, being the band's only hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won Best Pop Song at the May 1983 Ivor Novello Awards.


China by Red Rockers (1983)

China by Red Rockers (1983)
"China" is a song by Red Rockers, released in 1983. It was a hit single, peaking at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #19 on the Mainstream Rock chart.


Salt In My Tears by Martin Briley (1983)

Salt In My Tears by Martin Briley (1983)
One Night with a Stranger is the second album by English singer-songwriter Martin Briley, released in 1983. The album peaked at #55 on the Billboard Album chart, after debuting on May 7, 1983. This album featured the hit single "The Salt in My Tears" (No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100) and the minor follow-up, "Put Your Hands on the Screen."

The album cover is mostly recreated as the opening shot in the video for "The Salt in My Tears."


Drop The Pilot by Joan Armatrading (1983)

Drop The Pilot by Joan Armatrading (1983)
"Drop the Pilot" is a song written and originally performed by Joan Armatrading. It was the first single to be released from Armatrading's 1983 album The Key, and was her third and (to date) final UK top 40 hit. It reached number 11 in the UK Singles Chart, and spent a total of ten weeks in the Top 40. The single was Armatrading's only appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, where it spent six weeks, peaking at number 78 on 25 June 1983.


Whirly Girl by Oxo (1983)

Whirly Girl by Oxo (1983)
"Whirly Girl" is a US top 40 pop song performed by American dance-rock band OXO. The new wave style song was written and co-produced by singer/guitarist Ish "Angel" Ledesma (former singer and guitarist of Foxy) and included on OXO's 1983 self-titled debut album. The song was about Ish's wife Lori and was originally titled "Worldly Girl", "but adding that 'd' to the mix made the chorus too chunky and difficult to sing. So they abbreviated it to 'Whirly Girl' and pop music history was made with the only song to ever use the phrase 'Whirly Girl'."It was the band's sole hit, peaking at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. The song has since been re-released on a number of 1980s music compilations.


Jul 1, 2019

Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper (1983)

Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper (1983)
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is a song written and first recorded in 1979 by American musician Robert Hazard. It is better known as a single by American singer Cyndi Lauper, whose version was released in 1983. It was the first major single released by Lauper as a solo artist and the lead single from her debut studio album She's So Unusual (1983).

The single was Lauper's breakthrough hit, reaching number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming a worldwide hit throughout late 1983 and early 1984.


Jun 30, 2019

Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins (1983)

Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins (1983)
"Hold Me Now" is a song by British band the Thompson Twins. Written by the band members, the song was produced by Alex Sadkin and the group's lead vocalist Tom Bailey. Released in the United Kingdom in late 1983, the song peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart in November of that year and was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in 1983, becoming the band's biggest-selling single, and their first top five in that country. The song was released in the United States in February 1984 and became the band's highest charting single there, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in May, remaining on the chart for 21 weeks. In addition, the song topped Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart for one week in April 1984.


Jun 29, 2019

Metal Health (Bang Your Head) by Quiet Riot (1983)

Metal Health (Bang Your Head) by Quiet Riot (1983)
"Metal Health", sometimes listed as "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)", "Bang Your Head" or, as it was listed on the Billboard Hot 100, "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)", is a song by the American heavy metal band Quiet Riot on their breakthrough album, Metal Health. One of their best known hits and receiving heavy MTV music video and radio play, "Metal Health" was the band's second top 40 hit, peaking at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was ranked #35 on VH1's Top 40 Metal Songs.


Jun 28, 2019

Faithfully by Journey (1983)

Faithfully by Journey (1983)
"Faithfully" is a song by American rock band Journey, and the second single from their album Frontiers. The song was written by keyboardist Jonathan Cain. It peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving the band their second consecutive top-twenty hit from Frontiers. Despite featuring no chorus, it has gone on to become one of the band's most recognizable hits and has enjoyed lasting popularity. In a Classic Rock article, "Faithfully" was called the greatest power ballad ever recorded.


Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top (1983)

Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top (1983)
"Sharp Dressed Man" is a song performed by ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. The song was produced by band manager Bill Ham, and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning. Pre-production recording engineer Linden Hudson was very involved in the early stages of this song's production.




Chart (1983–1985) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 8
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 56
U.K. Singles Chart 22
Irish Singles Chart 8
Dutch Singles Chart 9
Belgian VRT Top 30 15
Australian Kent Music Report 66

Jun 18, 2019

Beat It by Michael Jackson (1983)

Beat It by Michael Jackson (1983)
"Beat It" is a song written and performed by American recording artist Michael Jackson from his sixth studio album, Thriller (1982). It was produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. Following the successful Thriller singles "The Girl Is Mine" and "Billie Jean", "Beat It" was released on February 14, 1983 as the album's third single. The song is also notable for its music video, which features Jackson bringing two gangsters together through the power of music and dance, and for Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo.


Affair Of The Heart by Rick Springfield (1983)

Affair Of The Heart by Rick Springfield (1983)
"Affair of the Heart" is a hit song performed by rock musician Rick Springfield. It was released as the lead single from his Platinum-certified Living in Oz album.

The song peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #10 on the Cash Box Top 100 during the summer of 1983. It was the fourth of Springfield's five Top 10 hits to date.

"Affair of the Heart" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1984, but lost to "Beat It" by Michael Jackson.


Jun 17, 2019

Breaking Us In Two by Joe Jackson (1983)

Breaking Us In Two by Joe Jackson (1983)
"Breaking Us in Two" is a song by British musician Joe Jackson. It was the third of three charting singles from his 1982 LP, Night and Day.

It became a hit in 1983, reaching number 18 in the United States and number 40 in Canada. It also charted minorly in the UK and Australia. It was a bigger Adult Contemporary hit, reaching number eight in the U.S. and number 12 in Canada.


Take Me To Heart by Quarterflash (1983)

Take Me To Heart by Quarterflash (1983)
Take Another Picture is the second album by the band Quarterflash. It was released in 1983 by Geffen Records and features the single, "Take Me to Heart", which reached No. 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also hit No. 6 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart and No. 28 Adult Contemporary. The title track became the follow-up single, which reached No. 58 on the Hot 100.