Showing posts with label 1985. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1985. Show all posts

Aug 15, 2019

Solid by Ashford and Simpson (1984-85)

Solid by Ashford and Simpson (1984-85)
"Solid" is a song recorded by husband-and-wife songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson. It was featured on their album Solid (1984), and released as a single in November of that year.



Jul 21, 2019

California Girls by David Lee Roth (1985)

California Girls by David Lee Roth (1985)
"California Girls" was covered by David Lee Roth on his 1985 EP Crazy from the Heat (with background vocals by Beach Boy Carl Wilson along with Christopher Cross). Like the original, it peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Jul 20, 2019

Summer Of '69 by Bryan Adams (1985)

Summer Of '69 by Bryan Adams (1985)
"Summer of '69" is a song recorded by the Canadian musician Bryan Adams, from his fourth album, Reckless (1984). The song was released with two B-side tracks; "Kids Wanna Rock" and "The Best Was Yet to Come", which had previously appeared on the albums Reckless and Cuts Like a Knife respectively. "Summer of '69" received favourable reviews from music critics.


Jul 12, 2019

Broken Wings by Mr. Mister (1985)

Broken Wings by Mr. Mister (1985)
"Broken Wings" is a 1985 song recorded by American pop rock band Mr. Mister. It was released in June 1985 as the lead single from their second album Welcome to the Real World. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1985, where it remained for two weeks. It was released as the band was just about to embark on a US tour opening for Tina Turner.


Easy Lover by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins (1985)

Easy Lover by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins (1985)
"Easy Lover" is a song performed by Philip Bailey, of Earth, Wind & Fire, and Phil Collins of Genesis and jointly written and composed by Bailey, Collins, and Nathan East (BMI adds Stacey Dove Daniels, Danny Ray Nixon and Olivia Pamela Roshell as co-owners of the rights). The song appeared on Bailey's solo album Chinese Wall.




The song was a No. 1 hit in several countries worldwide, including Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. In the U.S., it reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 2 February 1985, kept out of the top spot by "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner. In the UK Singles Chart, it reached No. 1, staying there for four weeks. The single was certified gold in the UK. The single sold over a million copies in the U.S. and was certified gold, as the RIAA requirement for a platinum single disc was not lowered to one million units until 1989. In addition, "Easy Lover" has been certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of over 400,000 in the UK and platinum in Canada by Music Canada.

Jul 3, 2019

Every Time You Go Away by Paul Young (1985)

Every Time You Go Away by Paul Young (1985)
"Everytime You Go Away" is a song written and composed by Daryl Hall. It was first recorded in 1980 by the American duo Hall & Oates but was not released as a single. The song became an international hit, under slightly different spelling, when covered by English singer Paul Young in 1985. There have also been several other versions of this song.


Jan 16, 2019

Listen to The Outfield with Your Love - from the album Play Deep (1985)

Listen to The Outfield with Your Love - from the album Play Deep (1985)
"Your Love" is a song by the English rock band the Outfield, taken from their debut album Play Deep (1985). The song was written by the band's guitarist John Spinks.

In the United States, the song reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1986



Based on what you've told us so far, we're playing this track because it features pop rock qualities, heavy use of vocal harmonies, repetitive melodic phrasing, paired vocal harmony and minor key tonality.

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"Your Love" became a major hit in the United States. It was first released as the second single from Play Deep in November 1985. It was first pushed to album-oriented rock (AOR) radio, to maintain momentum generated by the album's lead single, "Say It Isn't So". After entering the top ten of Billboard's Top Rock Tracks chart (which measured the playlists of AOR stations across the U.S.), Columbia began expanding the song to top 40 radio in February 1986. It then peaked at number seven on the Top Rock Tracks chart during the week of March 1. The song entered the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1986, peaking at number six during the week of May 10. Overall, it spent 22 weeks on the Hot 100.

Feb 8, 2016

A-Ha - Take On Me on Hunting High And Low Album (1985)

A-Ha - Take On Me on Hunting High And Low Album (1985)
"Take On Me" is a song by Norwegian synthpop band A-ha. Written by the band members, the original version was produced by Tony Mansfield and remixed by John Ratcliff. The second version of the song was produced by Alan Tarney for the group's debut studio album Hunting High and Low (1985). The song combines synthpop with a varied instrumentation that includes acoustic guitars, keyboards and drums.

The original "Take On Me" was recorded in 1984 and it took two versions and three releases to finally chart in the United Kingdom, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart in November 1985. In the United States in October 1985, the song became the only A-ha song to reach the top position of the Billboard Hot 100, due in no small part to the wide exposure on MTV of its innovative music video, directed by Steve Barron. The video features the band in a pencil-sketch animation method called rotoscoping, combined with live action. The video won six awards and was nominated for two others at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.




Track List: Hunting High And Low


1. Take On Me

2. Train Of Thought

3. Hunting High And Low

4. The Blue Sky

5. Living A Boy's Adventure Tale

6. The Sun Always Shines On T.V.

7. And You Tell Me

8. Love Is Reason

9. I Dream Myself Alive

10. Here I Stand And Face The Rain

Dec 29, 2015

Level 42 - Something About You - From The Album Gold (1985)





"Something About You" is a single released by British jazz-funk band Level 42 in 1985, in advance of its inclusion on the album World Machine the same year. The song was written by Mark King, Mike Lindup, Phil Gould, Boon Gould, and Wally Badarou.

"Something About You" was released in several countries beyond the United Kingdom, including United States, Germany, Italy, Canada, and many countries of South America and Asia. It is the only Level 42 song to be a top 10 hit in the United States, where it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it is their second top 10 hit in the United Kingdom, reaching #6 on the UK Singles Chart.

"Something About You" appears in many Level 42 collections: Level Best, The Very Best of Level 42, and The Definitive Collection.

REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling - From The Album The Essential REO Speedwagon (1985)

REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling - From The Album The Essential REO Speedwagon (1985)




"Can't Fight This Feeling" is a power ballad performed by the American rock band REO Speedwagon, the single remained three consecutive weeks at the number one position at the U.S. Hot 100 chart from March 9 to March 23, 1985.

The song is about a man falling in love with a girl with whom he has been friends for a long time. The song first appeared on REO Speedwagon's 1984 album Wheels Are Turnin'. It was the group's second number-one hit on the U.S. charts (the first being 1981's "Keep on Loving You", also written by Kevin Cronin) and reached number sixteen in the UK. "Can't Fight This Feeling" has appeared on dozens of 'various artists' compilation albums, as well as several REO Speedwagon greatest hits albums. REO Speedwagon performed the song at the 1985 Live Aid concert.