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

Oct 20, 2019

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 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.



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."

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 18, 2019

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.



Aug 31, 2019

In My Dreams by Dokken (1985)

In My Dreams by Dokken (1985)
"In My Dreams" is a song by American heavy metal band Dokken, released in 1985 on the album Under Lock and Key. The song peaked at number 24 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and at number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.


Lay It Down by Ratt (1985)

Lay It Down by Ratt (1985)
"Lay It Down" is a single by American glam metal band Ratt. It was the first single released to promote the group's second album, Invasion of Your Privacy.

"Lay It Down" reached #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the Mainstream Rock chart during the summer of 1985. This made it Ratt's second and last Top 40 Pop hit.



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.