Showing posts with label 1987. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1987. Show all posts

Sep 29, 2019

Girls, Girls, Girls by Mötley Crüe (1987)

Girls, Girls, Girls by Motley Crue (1987)
"Girls, Girls, Girls" is a single by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It is the first single from the album of the same name, and was released on May 11, 1987.

The single originally peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 26 in the UK. Following the release of the 2019 biopic The Dirt, the track returned to the rock singles chart in both the US and the UK in April of that year.



Sep 28, 2019

When The Children Cry by White Lion (1987)

When The Children Cry by White Lion (1987)
"When the Children Cry" is a song performed by the rock band White Lion. It is the third single and 10th and final track on their 1987 album Pride. The power ballad peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, #7 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and #88 in the UK in early 1989.



Sep 17, 2019

Love Bites by Def Leppard (1987)

Love Bites by Def Leppard (1987)
"Love Bites" is a power ballad recorded by the English rock band Def Leppard in 1987 on the album Hysteria. It is Def Leppard's only number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date.


Sep 1, 2019

Wait by White Lion (1987)

Wait by White Lion (1987)
"Wait" is a song recorded by White Lion and written by White Lion vocalist Mike Tramp and guitarist Vito Bratta. It was the lead single from their second album, Pride. The single was released on June 1, 1987, but did not chart until February 1988, around the time the band filmed their Live in New York concert for MTV. In May 1988, "Wait" finally cracked the top 10 in the US, due in no small part to MTV airing the "Wait" music video in regular rotation—nearly seven months after the single's release.



Jul 20, 2019

Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard (1987)

Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard (1987)
"Pour Some Sugar on Me" is a song by the English rock band Def Leppard from their 1987 album Hysteria. It reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on 23 July 1988, behind "Hold On to the Nights" by Richard Marx. "Pour Some Sugar on Me" was ranked #2 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 80s" in 2006.


Jul 17, 2019

Donna by Los Lobos (1987)

Donna by Los Lobos (1987)
"Donna" is a song written by Ritchie Valens, featuring the 50s progression. The song was released in 1958 on Del-Fi Records. It was Valens' highest-charting single reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year. (Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price was at number one.) It was written as a tribute to his high school sweetheart Donna Ludwig.

The song was notably covered by Los Lobos for the soundtrack to the 1987 film La Bamba which portrayed the life story of Ritchie Valens. In one scene, Valens is shown singing it to his girlfriend Donna Ludwig on the telephone and in another scene Valens is shown recording the song in the recording studio, and in a third scene he is shown performing the song on American Bandstand.


Jul 10, 2019

Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen (1987)

Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen (1987)
"Hungry Eyes" is a song performed by American artist Eric Carmen, a former member of the band Raspberries, and was featured in the film Dirty Dancing (1987). The song was recorded at Beachwood Studios in Beachwood, Ohio in 1987. "Hungry Eyes" peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #3 on the Cash Box Top 100 in 1988. The power ballad was not released commercially in the UK, but it managed to peak at #82 in January 1988, having charted purely on import sales.


La Isla Bonita by Madonna (1987)

La Isla Bonita by Madonna (1987)
"La Isla Bonita" is a song by American singer Madonna from her third studio album True Blue (1986). "La Isla Bonita" debuted at number 49 and reached a peak of number four for three consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 1987. The song was Madonna's second number one single on the Adult Contemporary chart, following 1986's "Live to Tell". It became the 11th consecutive top-five hit for Madonna, a feat surpassed only by the Beatles and Elvis Presley.


May 2, 2019

Modern Day Cowboy by Tesla (1987)

Modern Day Cowboy by Tesla (1987)
"Modern Day Cowboy" is a song by the American hard rock band Tesla. The song was released as the first single from the band's debut studio album, Mechanical Resonance. The song's lyrics make references to criminals such as Billy the Kid and Al Capone.

A music video was produced for the song, which shows Nikola Tesla playing films in an abandoned movie theater. Tesla shows footage of the band performing the song, along with scenes from the movies High Noon and Scarface.


Jan 16, 2019

Listen to Roxette with It Must Have Been Love from the album The Ballad Hits (1987)

Listen to Roxette with It Must Have Been Love from the album The Ballad Hits (1987)
"It Must Have Been Love" is a song written by Per Gessle and performed by the Swedish pop duo Roxette. The power ballad became the duo's third number one hit in the United States, and is one of their best selling releases, being certified gold or platinum in a number of countries.



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Four different versions of the song have been officially released. The original 1987 track was followed by the most successful incarnation of the song, a slightly edited version – omitting the Christmas references – which was created for the soundtrack to the 1990 movie Pretty Woman. During the "Join the Joyride! World Tour" in 1991, the band recorded a country music version of the track in Los Angeles, which was included on their 1992 album Tourism. A Spanish-language version of the Pretty Woman recording was released on their 1996 compilation Baladas en español. Finally, an orchestral live performance from the band's 2009 concert at Night of the Proms was included on their 2012 studio album, Travelling.

Jan 11, 2019

Tell It To My Heart by Taylor Dayne on WLCY Radio Hits (1987)

Tell It To My Heart by Taylor Dayne on WLCY Radio Hits (1987)
This is WLCY Radio Hits and I'd like to share with you "Tell It To My Heart" a song performed by American singer Taylor Dayne, released as her first single from her first album of the same name in late 1987.

"Tell It to My Heart" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of October 10, 1987, at position #92, and entered the Top 40 of the chart the week of 14 November 1987, rising to #39 from #43. Ten weeks later, during the week of January 23, 1988, the single peaked in the number seven spot. The song was present on the Hot 100 for 25 weeks.

In the UK, "Tell It To My Heart" reached #3. It was ranked as the 23rd best-selling single of 1988 in the UK.



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The song was written by Chappell Music staff songwriter Seth Swirsky and Ernie Gold. Swirsky almost didn't deliver the song to his publisher after he and his girlfriend decided it was not good enough.

"Tell It To My Heart" reached Taylor Dayne when Dayne contacted Chappell Music and asked to be sent some demos which had been overlooked, although the song had been recorded in early 1987 by Louisa Florio for a self-titled Canadian album release. Dayne recalled feeling an immediate affinity with the song: "I thought there was something about the hook – it's a happy hook." The track was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, Long Island. Dayne's father loaned her $6,000 to create the demo. The track took off so unexpectedly in the fall of 1987 that Taylor was forced to complete her debut album at Cove City Sound in eight weeks.

Apr 15, 2017

Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth on Heaven On Earth (1987)

Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
"Heaven Is a Place on Earth" is a song by American singer Belinda Carlisle, featured on her second studio album, Heaven on Earth (1987). Written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley, the song was released as the album's lead single in September 1987, and it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 5, 1987, becoming Carlisle's only US chart-topper. A month later it hit number one in the United Kingdom, where it held the top spot of the UK Singles Chart for two weeks.



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The song reached number one in many other countries, among them Switzerland, Ireland, Sweden, South Africa and Norway. The song also reached number three in Germany and Canada, number two in Australia, and number six in Italy. It is widely considered to be Carlisle's signature song because of its success on the charts and its continued relevance today. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It lost to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)".

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