Showing posts with label Dance Pop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dance Pop. 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.



Oct 17, 2019

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.

Aug 3, 2019

Physical by Olivia Newton-John (1981)

Physical by Olivia Newton-John (1981)
"Physical" is a song by British-born Australian singer Olivia Newton-John for her twelfth studio album Physical. It was released in September 1981 by MCA Records as the lead single from the album. Recorded in early 1981, "Physical" rose to #1 on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1981 and stayed there for 10 weeks (the most of any single in the 1980s), remaining until the second half of January 1982. It reached #2 on the Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay chart on November 27, 1981, staying there for two weeks and remaining on the chart for 14 weeks. In terms of chart placement, "Physical" was Newton-John's most successful single in the U.S., as well as her final single to reach #1. Billboard ranked the song as the #1 single of 1982 (since the chart year for 1982 actually began in November 1981).



Jul 28, 2019

Somebody's Watching Me (Remix) by Rockwell (1984)

Somebody's Watching Me (Remix) by Rockwell (1984)
"Somebody's Watching Me" is a song recorded by American singer Rockwell, released by the Motown label in 1984, as the lead single from his debut studio album of the same name. Rockwell's debut single release, the song features guest vocals by brothers Michael Jackson (in the chorus) and Jermaine Jackson (additional backing vocals).




"Somebody's Watching Me" became a major commercial success internationally, topping the charts in Belgium, France and Spain, and reaching the Top 5 in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States (peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100; both "Jump" by Van Halen and "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins kept the song from No. 1). The song reached No. 6 in the United Kingdom, Rockwell's only Top 40 hit there.

Jul 24, 2019

She Bop by Cyndi Lauper (1983)

She Bop by Cyndi Lauper (1983)
"She Bop" is a song by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper, released as the third single from her debut studio album She's So Unusual. It reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 1984. Worldwide, the song is her most commercially successful single after "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time", and reached number 46 on the UK Singles Chart and number 6 on the ARIA Singles Chart. "She Bop" was her third consecutive Top 5 on the Hot 100. The song is also featured in the film Never Been Kissed.



Borderline by Madonna (1983)

Borderline by Madonna (1983)
"Borderline" is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her eponymous debut album Madonna (1983). In the United States, the song became Madonna's first top-ten hit when it reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 list of June 16, 1984. It charted for 30 weeks, becoming Madonna's longest-charting single in the United States (tied with "Take a Bow" in 1995).


Jul 19, 2019

Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper (1984)

Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper (1984)
"Time After Time" is the second single by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper from her debut studio album, She's So Unusual (1983), with Rob Hyman (co-writer and founding member of the rock band The Hooters) contributing backing vocals.


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 11, 2019

More Than I Can Say by Leo Sayer (1980)

More Than I Can Say by Leo Sayer (1980)
"More Than I Can Say" is a song written by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison, both former members of Buddy Holly's band the Crickets. They recorded it in 1959 soon after Holly's death and released it in 1960. Their original version hit No. 42 on British Record Retailer Chart in 1960. Leo Sayer's cover version of "More Than I Can Say" spent five weeks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1980 and January 1981, kept from the top spot by "Lady" by Kenny Rogers and "(Just Like) Starting Over" by John Lennon.


Jul 10, 2019

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.


Jun 30, 2019

Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins (1983)

Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins (1983)
"Hold Me Now" is a song by British band the Thompson Twins. Written by the band members, the song was produced by Alex Sadkin and the group's lead vocalist Tom Bailey. Released in the United Kingdom in late 1983, the song peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart in November of that year and was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in 1983, becoming the band's biggest-selling single, and their first top five in that country. The song was released in the United States in February 1984 and became the band's highest charting single there, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in May, remaining on the chart for 21 weeks. In addition, the song topped Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart for one week in April 1984.


Jun 18, 2019

Beat It by Michael Jackson (1983)

Beat It by Michael Jackson (1983)
"Beat It" is a song written and performed by American recording artist Michael Jackson from his sixth studio album, Thriller (1982). It was produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. Following the successful Thriller singles "The Girl Is Mine" and "Billie Jean", "Beat It" was released on February 14, 1983 as the album's third single. The song is also notable for its music video, which features Jackson bringing two gangsters together through the power of music and dance, and for Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo.


Jun 2, 2019

All This Love by DeBarge (1983)

All This Love by DeBarge (1983)
"All This Love" is a single by DeBarge, released on October 17, 1982. The song was released as the third and final single from their second studio album of the same title on the Gordy label. The single would help DeBarge rise to R&B stardom. A cover version of the song was recorded by Patti LaBelle on her 1994 gold album Gems. A video for her version was also filmed.


Feb 2, 2019

K.C. & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go - Please Don't Go (1979)

K.C. & The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go - Please Don't Go (1979)
"Please Don't Go" is a song recorded and released in 1979 on the KC and the Sunshine Band album Do You Wanna Go Party. Originally written in the key of D flat, the song was the band's first love ballad. In the song, the subject pleads for a second chance. Shortly after the song's one-week run at number one, the group broke up and Harry Wayne Casey went solo. The song was a number-one hit on the Australian ARIA Charts, their sixth and final number-one hit in Canada on the RPM national chart as well as their fifth and final number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts, and the first number-one hit of the 1980s.


Michael Jackson - Rock With You (1980)

Michael Jackson - Rock With You (1980)
"Rock with You" is a song recorded by American singer Michael Jackson. It was written by Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones. It was first offered to Karen Carpenter, while she was working on her first solo album, but she turned it down. It was released on November 3, 1979, by Epic Records as the second single from Jackson's fifth solo studio album Off the Wall (1979). It was also the third number-one hit of the 1980s, a decade whose pop singles chart would soon be dominated by Jackson.

It reached number one on both the US Billboard pop and R&B charts. On the former, "Rock with You" spent four consecutive weeks at number one starting January 19, 1980. According to Billboard, the song was the fourth biggest single of 1980. It is also considered one of the last hits of the disco era.


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.

Nov 2, 2018

Cher Lloyd - None Of My Business

"None of My Business" is a song by English singer and songwriter Cher Lloyd, released on 19 October 2018 by the Universal Music Group. The song was announced in a video posted to the artist's social media on 16 October 2018, revealing an introduction clip and release date for the single.



The track is featured on Lloyd's upcoming third album, currently untitled. The song is Lloyd's first single in two years. It incorporates "breezy production courtesy of Hitimpulse" and lyrically features Lloyd making it "very clear that she has moved on from a former flame". Post-release of the song, Lloyd stated that "I've waited so long for people to finally listen to my new music, which I've worked so hard for a long time, and think 'None Of My Business' is a perfect taste for what's to come - I have never been so excited in my life to present my new music.



Sep 13, 2015

Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (1976)

Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (1976)
"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" is a song by the British singer Leo Sayer, taken from his 1976 album Endless Flight. The song reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it his first number-one single in United States, and reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 13 song of 1977. Songwriters Sayer and Vini Poncia won a Grammy Award for the song in 1978 in the category Best R&B Song.



Jan 1, 2015

Leo Sayer - When I need You (1977)

Leo Sayer - When I need You (1977)
"When I Need You" is a popular song written by Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager. Its first appearance was as the title track of Hammond's 1976 album When I Need You. Leo Sayer's version, produced by Richard Perry, was a massive hit worldwide, reaching number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in February 1977 after three of his earlier singles had stalled at number 2. It also reached number 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 for a single week in May 1977; and the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks. Billboard ranked it as the No. 24 song of 1977. Sayer performed it on the second show of the third season of The Muppet Show.