Showing posts with label '80s #1 Hits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label '80s #1 Hits. Show all posts

Oct 20, 2019

All I Need by Jack Wagner (1984)

All I Need by Jack Wagner (1984)
"All I Need" is a song by American actor and singer Jack Wagner. The song was released in 1984 to his debut album with the same name.

The song proved to be Wagner's only Top 40 hit, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1985, remaining there for two weeks, behind Madonna's "Like a Virgin". In Canada, "All I Need" reached number three. The single also spent two weeks atop Billboard's adult contemporary chart.



No More Lonely Nights by Paul McCartney (1984)

No More Lonely Nights by Paul McCartney (1984)
"No More Lonely Nights" is a song written and performed by Paul McCartney, first released on September 24, 1984 on the soundtrack Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984).



Everything She Wants (Remix) by Wham! (1985)

Everything She Wants (Remix) by Wham! (1985)
"Everything She Wants" is a song by British pop duo Wham!, originally released as a single in 1984 on Epic Records on a double A-side with "Last Christmas". It was written and produced by George Michael, one half of the duo, becoming their third consecutive million-selling number-one hit in the United States.



Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder (1985)

Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder
"Part-Time Lover" is a single by Stevie Wonder, from his 1985 album In Square Circle. The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, R&B, dance, and adult contemporary charts. The song's simultaneous chart successes made Wonder the first artist to score a number-one hit on four different Billboard charts.



Fortress Around Your Heart by Sting (1985)

Fortress Around Your Heart by Sting (1985)
"Fortress Around Your Heart" is one of four hit singles released from Sting's 1985 solo debut album The Dream of the Blue Turtles.

The song was later included on the U.S. release of the Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984–1994 compilation album.



Oct 19, 2019

I Can't Hold Back by Survivor (1984)

I Can't Hold Back by Survivor (1984)
"I Can't Hold Back" is a song recorded by the rock band Survivor. It was the first hit single from their 1984 album Vital Signs (their first album with vocalist Jimi Jamison). The song peaked at #13 in December 1984 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remained #73 on the 1985 Year-End Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at #1 for three weeks on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart.



Oct 17, 2019

Sussudio by Phil Collins (1985)

Sussudio by Phil Collins (1985)
"Sussudio" is a song by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins, released as a single in January 1985. The song is the first track on Collins' third solo studio album, No Jacket Required, released in February of the same year. The song entered frequent rotation on MTV in May; by 6 July both single and album reached No. 1 on their respective US Billboard charts. The song peaked at No. 12 in the UK Singles Chart.



Boys of Summer by Don Henley (1984 - 85)

Boys of Summer by Don Henley (1984 - 85)
"The Boys of Summer" is a song released in 1984 by Eagles vocalist and drummer Don Henley, with lyrics written by Henley and music composed by Mike Campbell, guitarist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.






The lead single from Henley's album Building the Perfect Beast, "The Boys of Summer" was released on October 26, 1984, and reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US as well as No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart and number 12 in the UK Singles Chart.

One Night in Bangkok by Murray Head (1985)

One Night in Bangkok by Murray Head (1985)
"One Night in Bangkok" is a song from the concept album and subsequent musical Chess by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. British actor and singer Murray Head raps the verses, while the chorus is sung by Anders Glenmark, a Swedish singer, songwriter and producer.






The release topped the charts in many countries, including South Africa, West Germany, Switzerland and Australia. It peaked at No. 3 in both Canada and the United States in May 1985, and at No. 12 in Head's native United Kingdom.

Nightshift by The Commodores (1985)

Nightshift by The Commodores (1985)
"Nightshift" is a 1985 song by the Commodores and the title track from their eleventh album of the same name. The song was written by lead singer Walter Orange in collaboration with Dennis Lambert and Franne Golde, as a loving tribute to soul/R&B singers Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, both of whom died in 1984. The single was released on January 31, 1985 in the United States.



We Built This City by Starship (1985)

We Built This City by Starship (1985)
"We Built This City" is a 1985 song written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert and Peter Wolf, and originally recorded by US rock group Starship and released as their debut single on their album Knee Deep in the Hoopla.






"We Built This City" received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1986.

The magazine Blender's ranking of the song as the worst song ever was in conjunction with a VH1 Special of The 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs...Ever. In order to qualify for the distinction, the songs on the list had to be a popular hit at some point, thus disqualifying many songs that would by consensus be considered much worse. Blender editor Craig Marks said of the song, "It purports to be anti-commercial but reeks of '80s corporate-rock commercialism. It's a real reflection of what practically killed rock music in the '80s."

All Through the Night by Cyndi Lauper (1983)

All Through the Night by Cyndi Lauper (1983)
"All Through the Night" is a song written and originally recorded in 1983 by American singer-songwriter Jules Shear, though it is best known for the hit single version recorded by Cyndi Lauper later that same year. It is included on Lauper's debut album She's So Unusual.





"All Through The Night" was the only single released worldwide by Lauper that did not have a music video. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lauper's fourth top five single in the U.S. The song was mostly positively received by critics.

Oct 12, 2019

What About Love? by Heart (1985)

What About Love? by Heart (1985)
"What About Love" is a song originally recorded by Canadian rock group Toronto but is best known for the 1985 release by the rock group Heart. The song was Heart's "comeback" single. It was the first Heart track to reach the top 40 in three years, and their first top 10 hit in five. It was released as the first single from the band's self-titled 1985 album, Heart, as well as their first hit single on their new record label, Capitol Records. Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas, co-lead vocalists of Starship at the time, provide additional background vocals on the song.



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 27, 2019

Her Town Too by James Taylor (1981)

Her Town Too by James Taylor (1981)
"Her Town Too" is a song written by James Taylor, J. D. Souther and Waddy Wachtel. It was first released as a duet between Taylor and Souther on Taylor's 1981 album Dad Loves His Work. It was also released as a single in 1981, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song had entered the Hot 100 chart at #38, making it one of the few songs to enter the chart in the Top 40 but not reach the Top 10.



Sep 18, 2019

The Flame by Cheap Trick (1988)

The Flame by Cheap Trick (1988)
"The Flame" is a power ballad written by British songwriters Bob Mitchell and Nick Graham. The song was first offered to English singer Elkie Brooks, who turned it down, and was then released by Cheap Trick, for whom it was a hit single in 1988. The song appeared on the band's Lap of Luxury album.

"The Flame" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1988, becoming the band's only number one hit. It also reached number one in Australia and Canada.



Tears Are Falling by KISS (1985)

Tears Are Falling by KISS (1985)
"Tears Are Falling" is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss. It was the lead single from the group's 1985 studio album Asylum.

The song enjoyed minor success when it was released as a single in the United States and United Kingdom. It peaked at number 20 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and 51 on the Billboard Hot 100, meanwhile peaking at 57 in the UK Singles Chart.



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 15, 2019

Sad Songs (Say So Much) by Elton John (1984)

Sad Songs (Say So Much) by Elton John (1984)
"Sad Songs (Say So Much)" is a song by Elton John and is the closing track on the 1984 album Breaking Hearts. It reached #7 on the UK chart and #5 on the U.S. chart. The lyrics describe how it sometimes helps for someone who is feeling sad, or who has lost a partner, to listen to old radio blues classics. In the years since its issue, radio airplay has been modest compared with some of John's other 1980s singles.



Close My Eyes Forever - (with Ozzy Osbourne) by Lita Ford (1989)

Close My Eyes Forever - (with Ozzy Osbourne) by Lita Ford (1989)
"Close My Eyes Forever" is a duet by Lita Ford with Ozzy Osbourne from Ford's 1988 album Lita and later remixed and released as a single titled "Close My Eyes Forever (remix)" in 1989, with the single only differing from the album version in sound quality editing.

This song is Ford's highest charting single, peaking at number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1989 and also peaked at number 25 on the U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart.