Showing posts with label 1986. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1986. Show all posts

Sep 14, 2019

I Wanna Go Back by Eddie Money (1986)

I Wanna Go Back by Eddie Money (1986)
"I Wanna Go Back" is a 1984 song by American rock band Billy Satellite, written by band members Monty Byrom, Danny Chauncey, and Ira Walker, that achieved major popularity when recorded by Eddie Money in 1986. Another version was recorded by former Santana/Journey keyboardist/singer Gregg Rolie for his self-titled 1985 debut solo album.



Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie Money (1986)

Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie Money (1986)
"Take Me Home Tonight" is a song by American rock singer Eddie Money. It was released in August 1986 as the lead single from his album Can't Hold Back. The song's chorus interpolates the Ronettes' 1963 hit "Be My Baby", with original vocalist Ronnie Spector reprising her role.

The song reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 15, 1986, and number one on the Album Rock Tracks chart.



Sep 10, 2019

Keep Your Hands To Yourself by The Georgia Satellites (1986)

Keep Your Hands To Yourself by Georgia Satellites (1986)
"Keep Your Hands to Yourself" is a song by the American southern rock group The Georgia Satellites. The song was written by the group's lead singer, Dan Baird, and was released in 1986 as their debut single. The single reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of February 21, 1987, kept off the top spot by "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi.



Aug 23, 2019

Like A Rock by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (1986)

Like A Rock by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (1986)
"Like a Rock" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Bob Seger. It was recorded with The Silver Bullet Band and released in May 1986 as the second single from their album Like a Rock. The single peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks.


Aug 11, 2019

Hanging On a Heart Attack by Device (1986)

Hanging On a Heart Attack by Device (1986)
Device's only album, 22B3, was released in the spring of 1986. It produced a Top 40 single in the U.S. with "Hanging on a Heart Attack," which peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Jul 20, 2019

You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi (1986)

You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi (1986)
"You Give Love a Bad Name" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi, released as the first single from their 1986 album Slippery When Wet. The song reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on November 29, 1986 and became the band's first number one hit.


Jul 14, 2019

Innocent Love by Sandra (1986)

Innocent Love by Sandra (1986)
"Innocent Love" is a 1986 synthpop song performed by German singer Sandra. It was written by Hubert Kemmler, Ulrich Herter, Susanne Müller, and Klaus Hirschburger, and produced by Michael Cretu and Armand Volker. The song was released as the first single from Sandra's second solo album, Mirrors. The single was commercially successful, reaching the top 10 in Norway and France, and the top 20 in Germany and Switzerland.


Jul 10, 2019

Take My Breath Away by Berlin (1986)

Take My Breath Away by Berlin (1986)
"Take My Breath Away" is a song written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock for the 1986 film Top Gun, performed by American new wave band Berlin. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986.


May 19, 2019

Only Love Can Break My Heart by Modern Talking (1986)

Only Love Can Break My Heart by Modern Talking (1986)
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May 2, 2019

Cumin' Atcha Live by Tesla (1986)

Cumin' Atcha Live by Tesla (1986)
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"Cumin' Atcha Live" is generally the first song played at concerts by the band. It is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.


Little Suzi by Tesla - With Intro (1986)

Little Suzi by Tesla (1986)
"Little Suzi's on the Up" is a song by British new wave group Ph.D. The song was released as the band's first single, appearing on their self-titled debut. The video for the song was notable for being the fifth music video shown during MTV's launch on August 1, 1981. It is sometimes misspelled by music video stations as Susie or Suzy. Suzi is the correct spelling.

Hard rock band Tesla covered the song in 1986 under the name "Little Suzi". Tesla released the cover as the second single from their debut album, Mechanical Resonance. The single broke Tesla into the mainstream and was the most successful single from their debut, reaching #91 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Jan 16, 2019

Listen to Cutting Crew with (I Just) Died In Your Arms - from the album Broadcast (1986)

Listen to Cutting Crew with (I Just) Died In Your Arms - from the album Broadcast (1986)
"(I Just) Died in Your Arms" is a song by the English rock band Cutting Crew. The song was released as the lead single from their debut studio album, Broadcast (1986). It was first released on 25 July 1986 in the United Kingdom, and then released to the United States on 1 January 1987. The song was written by frontman Nick Van Eede, produced by Terry Brown, John Jansen and the band, and mixed at Utopia Studios in London by Tim Palmer.

The power ballad was the band's biggest hit, peaking at number one in the United States, Canada and Finland, and reaching the top five in the UK, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland.




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Based on what you've told us so far, we're playing this track because it features pop rock qualities, a subtle use of vocal harmony, mild rhythmic syncopation, major key tonality and a vocal-centric aesthetic.

The words "I just died in your arms tonight" allegedly came to Van Eede while he was having sex with his girlfriend, the French phrase la petite mort, or "the little death", being a metaphor for orgasm. After writing down his version of the phrase, he later used it as the opening line to the song as well as using it as the chorus.

There were two music videos produced. The North American version featured artistic fragmented shots using a model, with the band performing to camera. The UK version was filmed both in color as well as in black and white in a film studio.

First released in Britain, the song peaked at #4 on the UK charts in August 1986. Upon its release in the United States, the previously unknown band's debut single shot to number one on 2 May 1987, and stayed there for two weeks. It also reached #4 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, #24 on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and (in a remix version) #37 on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart. The song spent three weeks at #1 in Canada.

Dec 4, 2018

Electric Light Orchestra - So Serious (1986)

Electric Light Orchestra - So Serious (1986)
"So Serious" is a song by the rock music group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) from their 1986 album Balance of Power released in the UK as the second single from the album in 1986.

The songs lyrics hint at Jeff Lynne's growing disenchantment with his involvement with ELO at this point; much like the majority of the songs from the album the lyrical content was in sharp contrast to the upbeat synthpop of the album.

There was also a UK 12 inch EPIC 3 Track version with the "A Matter of Fact (Alternate Lyrics)" on the B-Side.

Dec 24, 2015

Patti LaBelle - On My Own - From the album Winner in You (1986)

Patti LaBelle - On My Own - From the album Winner in You (1986)







"On My Own" was a Billboard #1 hit duet by singers Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald when it was released as a single in 1986. It was released from LaBelle's first platinum album, Winner in You and was written and produced by Burt Bacharach and his former wife Carole Bayer Sager. The song was originally recorded by singer Dionne Warwick for inclusion on her album Friends. It is unclear why the song was not included on the final tracklist. The song was based on a relationship that had reached its end with both parties going their separate ways in a melancholy state with the occasional option of coming back together again one day.

It was often stated the two performers were in separate cities when they recorded their individual parts which were then "married" during mixing. This was reflected in the music video produced to promote the song, which depicted LaBelle and McDonald performing the song simultaneously on different coasts. The singers were shown on separate sides of a split screen, each singing the song while walking through apartments which had identical layouts but different decor and furniture. The views from their respective porches, where they finished the song, made clear their separation by the continent.

The song became the biggest hit single ever for both singers as it reached number one on the Billboard chart for 3 weeks, as well as charting highly on the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts. In the UK, the song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, going gold (it was the 22nd best-selling single of 1986 in the UK). The song was initially not intended to be a duet at all, but LaBelle decided to invite McDonald to help her turn the song into a duet, as she stated: "The song was sent to me and I did a version of it but somehow it just didn't quite work. We were going over things I'd done and we talked about turning it into a duet. Someone asked, 'If you could do it with anyone, who would you sing it with?', and Michael was my first choice."