Showing posts with label 1984. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1984. Show all posts

Aug 19, 2019

Round And Round by Ratt (1984)

Round And Round by Ratt (1984)
"Round and Round" is a song by the American band Ratt. It was released as a single in 1984 on Atlantic Records. It appears as the third track off Ratt's debut album Out of the Cellar. The tune was ranked number 51 on "VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's", and was named the 61st best hard rock song of all time also by VH1.

"Round and Round" proved to be the biggest hit of Ratt's career, reaching No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.



Aug 15, 2019

You Might Think by The Cars (1984)

You Might Think by The Cars (1984)
"You Might Think" is a single by The Cars from their fifth studio album, Heartbeat City, which came out in 1984. The track was written by Ric Ocasek, and produced by Mutt Lange and the Cars. Ocasek sang lead vocals.

The track was the first single to be released from Heartbeat City. "You Might Think" peaked at No. 7 in the U.S. and No. 8 in Canada. It also peaked at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the U.S., the first song by the band to do so. In the UK, the song reached No. 88 on the pop charts.


Hot For Teacher by Van Halen (1984)

Hot For Teacher by Van Halen (1984)
"Hot for Teacher" is a song by the American rock band Van Halen, taken from their sixth studio album, 1984. The song was written by band members Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth, and produced by Ted Templeman. It was released as the fourth and final single from the album in October 1984. It was the final single released by Van Halen's original lineup.



People Are People (Single) by Depeche Mode (1984)

People Are People (Single) by Depeche Mode (1984)
"People Are People" is Depeche Mode's 10th UK single, and was recorded at Hansa Mischraum in West Berlin, and released on 12 March 1984. It was their first hit single in the US and the first single from the Some Great Reward album.



ZZ Top - Legs (1984)

ZZ Top - Legs (1984)
"Legs" is a song performed by the band ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. The song was released as a single in 1984 and reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The dance mix version of the song peaked at number thirteen on the dance charts.



Jul 28, 2019

The Warrior by Scandal (1984)

The Warrior by Scandal (1984)
"The Warrior" is a song by American rock band Scandal from the album Warrior, written by Holly Knight and Nick Gilder. The song went to number one in Canada and number seven in the United States, as well as number one on the US Rock Top Tracks chart, and won a BMI Airplay Award in 1984. It was also a hit in Australia and New Zealand, peaking at numbers six and eleven respectively. The music video of the song depicts the apocalypse in a warehouse.


Say Say Say by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (1984)

Say Say Say by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (1984)
"Say Say Say" is a song written and performed by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, released in 1983. The track was produced by George Martin for McCartney's album, Pipes of Peace. The song was recorded during production of McCartney's 1982 Tug of War album, about a year before the release of "The Girl Is Mine", the pair's first duet from Jackson's album Thriller (1982).


Careless Whisper by George Michael (1984)

Careless Whisper by George Michael (1984)
"Careless Whisper" is a pop ballad written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley of Wham!. It was released on 24 July 1984 on the Wham! album Make It Big.

The song features a prominent saxophone riff, and has been covered by a number of artists since its first release. It was released as a single and became a huge commercial success around the world. It reached number one in nearly 25 countries, selling about 6 million copies worldwide—2 million of them in the United States.


Somebody's Watching Me (Remix) by Rockwell (1984)

Somebody's Watching Me (Remix) by Rockwell (1984)
"Somebody's Watching Me" is a song recorded by American singer Rockwell, released by the Motown label in 1984, as the lead single from his debut studio album of the same name. Rockwell's debut single release, the song features guest vocals by brothers Michael Jackson (in the chorus) and Jermaine Jackson (additional backing vocals).




"Somebody's Watching Me" became a major commercial success internationally, topping the charts in Belgium, France and Spain, and reaching the Top 5 in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States (peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100; both "Jump" by Van Halen and "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins kept the song from No. 1). The song reached No. 6 in the United Kingdom, Rockwell's only Top 40 hit there.

Jul 25, 2019

Panama by Van Halen (1984)

Panama by Van Halen (1984)
"Panama" is a song from Van Halen's album 1984. It was the third single released from that record.


Jul 24, 2019

Missing You by John Waite (1984)

Missing You by John Waite (1984)
"Missing You" is a song co-written and recorded by English musician John Waite. It was released in June 1984 as the lead single from his second album, No Brakes. It reached #1 on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks and on the Hot 100 as well as #9 on the UK Singles Chart. "Missing You" was the only record from 1984 to spend only one week at the top of the Hot 100. The song was nominated for the 1985 Best Pop Vocal Performance Male Grammy Award.


Bringin' On The Heartbreak by Def Leppard (1984)

Bringin' On The Heartbreak by Def Leppard (1984)
"Bringin' On the Heartbreak" is a ballad originally recorded by British hard rock band Def Leppard. It was the second single from their 1981 album High 'n' Dry. The song was written by three of the band's members: Steve Clark, Pete Willis, and Joe Elliott.



The Reflex (Single Version) by Duran Duran (1984)

The Reflex by Duran Duran (1984)
"The Reflex" is the eleventh single by Duran Duran, released worldwide on 16 April 1984. The song was heavily remixed for single release and was the third and last to be taken from their third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger. The single entered the charts in America on 21 April 1984 at no. 46, became Duran Duran's first of two singles to hit no. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 (for 2 weeks) on 23 June 1984, and was a huge hit internationally.


Drive by The Cars (1984)

Drive by The Cars (1984)
"Drive" is a 1984 song by The Cars, the third single from the band's Heartbeat City album released in March 1984 and their biggest international hit. Written by Ric Ocasek, the track was sung by bassist Benjamin Orr and produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange with the band. Upon its release, "Drive" became The Cars' highest charting single in most territories. In the United States, it peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; on the Adult Contemporary chart, the song went to No. 1. It reached No. 5 (No. 4 on re-entry in 1985) in the United Kingdom, No. 4 in West Germany, No. 6 in Canada and No. 3 (No. 5 on re-entry in 1985) in Ireland.


I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder (1984)

I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder (1984)
"I Just Called to Say I Love You" is a ballad written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder. It remains Wonder's best-selling single to date, having topped a record 19 charts. The song was the lead single from the 1984 soundtrack album The Woman in Red, along with two other songs by Wonder, and scored number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks from October 13 to October 27, 1984.


Jul 20, 2019

I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner (1984)

I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner (1984)
"I Want to Know What Love Is" is a power ballad by the British-American rock band Foreigner. It was released in November 1984 as the lead single from their fifth album, Agent Provocateur. The song hit number one in both the United Kingdom and the United States and is the group's biggest hit to date. It remains one of the band's best-known songs and most enduring radio hits, charting in the top 25 in 2000, 2001, and 2002 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrents chart. "I Want to Know What Love Is" has continued to garner critical acclaim, and is listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's greatest songs of all time at number 479.


Jul 19, 2019

Love Is A Battlefield by Pat Benatar (1984)

Love Is A Battlefield by Pat Benatar (1984)
"Love Is a Battlefield" is a song performed by Pat Benatar, and written by Holly Knight and Mike Chapman. It was released in September 1983 as a single from Benatar's live album Live from Earth, though the song itself was a studio recording. The song was ranked at number 30 in VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s. "Love is a Battlefield" went on to sell over a million records.


Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper (1984)

Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper (1984)
"Time After Time" is the second single by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper from her debut studio album, She's So Unusual (1983), with Rob Hyman (co-writer and founding member of the rock band The Hooters) contributing backing vocals.


Jul 13, 2019

Sister Christian by Night Ranger (1984)

Sister Christian by Night Ranger (1984)
"Sister Christian" is a power ballad by the American hard rock band Night Ranger. It was released in March 1984 as the second single from their album Midnight Madness. It was ranked number 32 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s. It was written and sung by the band's drummer, Kelly Keagy, for his sister. It was the band's biggest hit, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, and staying on the charts for 24 weeks. It also reached number one in Canada.


Jun 19, 2019

Rock You Like A Hurricane by Scorpions (1984)

Rock You Like A Hurricane by Scorpions (1984)
"Rock You Like a Hurricane" is a song by German rock band Scorpions, considered as their signature song. The song was released as the lead single from their ninth studio album, Love at First Sting (1984). It was written by Klaus Meine, Herman Rarebell, Rudolf Schenker and arranged/produced by Dieter Dierks. The lyrics of "Rock You Like a Hurricane" also reference the title of the album on which it originally appeared – Love at First Sting.

"Rock You Like a Hurricane" reached number 25 in the USA Billboard Hot 100, greatly contributing to the album's success, and MTV put the video in heavy rotation.