80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

sadchild

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Okay 9
Bad 25

Just heard 20 of these last month.

39. THE NEXT TIME I FALL – PETER CETERA WITH AMY GRANT

Kinda what Grant said to Vince Gill years later, while she was still married to Gary Chapman.

37. STAY THE NIGHT – BENJAMIN ORR

Never noticed that weird female laugh at the very end of the song until hearing it this time.

29. LOVE YOU DOWN – READY FOR THE WORLD



#66 Freddie Jackson "Tasty Love"



#84 Lionel Richie "Deep River Woman"

Lionel with.... Alabama? His 14th solo single, and first not to be a top 10. Peaked at #71.

#99 Paul Simon "Graceland"

Not surprised it didn't make the top 40, but it's better than most of the ones that did.

Won't make the top 40
#48 Human League "I Need Your Loving"
#59 Jesse Johnson & Sly Stone "Crazay"
#60 Debbie Harry "French Kissin"
#61 Bobby Brown "Girlfriend"
#64 Ann Wilson "The Best Man In The World"
#66 Freddie Jackson "Tasty Love" (#41 peak!)
#68 Don Johnson "Heartache Away"
#71 Grace Jones "I'm Not Perfect"
#74 Pet Shop Boys "Suburbia"
#76 Ric Ocasek "True To You"
#78 El Debarge "Someone"
#82 Bananarama "A Trick Of The Night"
#83 Five Star "If I Say Yes"
#84 Lionel Richie "Deep River Woman"
#88 Til Tuesday "Coming Up Close"
#89 Uptown "(I Know) I'm Losing You"
#91 Nocera "Summertime, Summertime"
#92 Bob Geldof "This Is The World Calling"
#93 Paul Young "Some People"
#94 Commodores "Goin' To The Bank"
#98 John Parr "Blame It On The Radio"
#99 Paul Simon "Graceland"
 

sadchild

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#81 peak. Shoulda done better than that. It did make the top 40 in Ireland, Belgium & New Zealand though.

Rolling Stone Interview with Carrie Fisher:

RS: You were married to Paul Simon. Are you able to enjoy his music and dissociate it from your personal relationship with him?

CF: Absolutely, though I do like the songs he wrote about our relationship. Even when he’s insulting me, I like it very much. If you’re gonna be insulted, that’s the way to go. “Graceland” has part of us in it.
 

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I miss Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

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#66 Freddie Jackson "Tasty Love"



Janet Jackson? She looks more like Freddie Jackson

 

sadchild

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1985

40: PRIVATE DANCER - TINA TURNER
39: ROCKIN' AT MIDNIGHT - THE HONEYDRIPPERS
38: IN NEON - ELTON JOHN
37: TENDERNESS - GENERAL PUBLIC
36: MISTAKE NO. 3 - CULTURE CLUB
35: MR. TELEPHONE MAN - NEW EDITION
34: CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING - REO SPEEDWAGON
33: CALIFORNIA GIRLS - DAVID LEE ROTH
32: MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING - CYNDI LAUPER
31: SUGAR WALLS - SHEENA EASTON
30: THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD - JOHN FOGERTY
29: THE HEAT IS ON - GLENN FREY
28: VALOTTE - JULIAN LENNON
27: MISLED - KOOL & THE GANG
26: JUNGLE LOVE - THE TIME
25: FOOLISH HEART - STEVE PERRY
24: SEA OF LOVE - THE HONEYDRIPPERS
23: OPERATOR - MIDNIGHT STAR
22: CALL TO THE HEART - GUIFFRIA
21: SOLID - ASHFORD & SIMPSON
20: LOVE LIGHT IN FLIGHT - STEVIE WONDER
19: DO WHAT YOU DO - JERMAINE JACKSON
18: COOL IT NOW - NEW EDITION
17: DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS - BAND AID
16: WE BELONG - PAT BENATAR
15: THE WILD BOYS - DURAN DURAN
14: JAMIE - RAY PARKER JR.
13: NEUTRON DANCE - THE POINTER SISTERS
12: METHOD OF MODERN LOVE - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
11: BORN IN THE USA - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
10: I WOULD DIE 4 U - PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION
09: LOVER BOY - BILLY OCEAN
08: THE BOYS OF SUMMER - DON HENLEY
07: RUN TO YOU - BRYAN ADAMS
06: ALL I NEED - JACK WAGNER
05: CARELESS WHISPER - WHAM FEATURING GEORGE MICHAEL
04: EASY LOVER - PHILIP BAILEY
03: YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION - CHICAGO
02: I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS - FOREIGNER
01: LIKE A VIRGIN - MADONNA
 

sadchild

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Good 6
Okay 7
Bad 27

Just heard 21 of these songs last month.

38: IN NEON - ELTON JOHN

First time hearing this one. Don't need to hear it again.

19: DO WHAT YOU DO - JERMAINE JACKSON



10: I WOULD DIE 4 U - PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION

Anyone else remember the dance moves for this one? When he sings "Die" make a gun with your thumb and index finger & point it at your temple. When he says "for" hold up your four fingers. When he says "you", point at the girl you're dancing with.

01: LIKE A VIRGIN - MADONNA

Have always hated this one and "Material Girl". I admit they are catchy, but that makes it worse because they get stuck in my head and I can't stand it!

#61 Deep Purple "Knocking At Your Back Door"

The intro and opening riff are really cool, but then it starts to suck.

#99 Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Two Tribes"

Dat video



Will never reach the top 40
#42 Kinks "Do It Again" (#41 peak!)
#48 George Benson "20/20"
#54 Temptations "Treat Her Like A Lady"
#58 Bronski Beat "Small Town Boy"
#60 Tommy Shaw "Lonely School"
#61 Deep Purple "Knocking At Your Back Door"
#64 Barbra Streisand/Kim Carnes "Make No Mistake, He's Mine"
#65 Chaka Khan "This Is My Night"
#73 Nolan Thomas "Yo Little Brother"
#74 Scandal "Beat Of A Heart" (#41 peak!)
#75 Kim Wilde "Go For It"
#76 Kim Carnes "Invitation To The Dance"
#81 Little River Band "Playing To Win"
#84 Eugene Wilde "Gotta Get You Home Tonight"
#85 Paul Hardcastle "Rain Forest"
#86 Kenny Rogers "Crazy"
#88 John Waite "Restless Heart"
#95 Billy Squier "Eye On You"
#98 David Bowie "Tonight"
#99 Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Two Tribes"
 

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They did Hall & Oates "Family Man" as a lost hit/treasure trove/auditory gem/etc earlier this week too. I was like WTF?!
That was quite the big hit back in the day. Can't understand what's so 'lost' about it.

Although I did hear 'Take Off' by Bob and Doug McKenzie and Geddy Lee on one of those the other day. That was kinda cool.


"This is where the DJ talks, don't say anything!"
"Okay, Eh!"
 

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1989

40. JUST BECAUSE - ANITA BAKER
39. YOU'RE NOT ALONE - CHICAGO
38. IT'S NO SECRET - KYLIE MINOQUE
37. I BEG YOUR PARDON - KON KAN
36. GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE - MILLI VANILLI
35. I REMEMBER HOLDING YOU - BOYS CLUB
34. DON'T TELL ME LIES - BREATHE
33. PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART - ANNIE LENNON & AL GREEN
32. MY HEART CAN'T TELL YOU NO - ROD STEWART
31. SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON
30. LITTLE LIAR - JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHAWKS
29. PARADISE CITY - GUNS N' ROSES
28. SHAKE FOR THE SHEIK - ESCAPE
27. RONI - BOBBY BROWN
26. ALL SHE WANTS IS - DURAN DURAN
25. THE LIVING YEARS - MIKE & THE MECHANICS
24. EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN - POISON
23. A LITTLE RESPECT - ERASURE
22. MY PREROGATIVE - BOBBY BROWN
21. LOST IN YOUR EYES - DEBBIE GIBSON
20. SURRENDER TO ME - ANN WILSON & ROBIN ZANDER
19. DIAL MY HEART - THE BOYS
18. YOU GOT IT (THE RIGHT STUFF) - NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
17. ANGEL OF HARLEM - U2
16. WHAT I AM - EDIE BRICKELL & THE NEW BOHEMIANS
15. WALKING AWAY - INFORMATION SOCIETY
14. SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME - RICK ASTLEY
13. HOLDING ON - STEVE WINWOOD
12. THE LOVER IN ME - SHEENA EASTON
11. I WANNA HAVE SOME FUN - SAMANTHA FOX
10. TWO HEARTS - PHIL COLLINS
9. ALL THIS TIME - TIFFANY
8. DON'T RUSH ME - TAYLOR DAYNE
7. THE WAY YOU LOVE ME - KARYN WHITE
6. ARMAGEDDON IT - DEF LEPPARD
5. WILD THING - TONE LOC
4. BORN TO BE MY BABY - BON JOVI
3. WHEN THE CHILDREN CRY - WHITE LION
2. STRAIGHT UP - PAULA ABDUL
1. WHEN I'M WITH YOU - SHERIFF
 

semipenguin

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I'm glad I was out of the country during this countdown.

I think this was the same as last year's one.

Best song ...

 
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30. LITTLE LIAR - JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHAWKS

Wish I heard this song more often

#48 Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers "If We Never Meet Again"

Not bad. The singer looks like Daryl Hall, but with John Cafferty's mouth.

#49 Huey Lewis & The News "Give Me the Keys"

Musically, it barely sounds like HL&TN to me. Maybe a tad bit like "The Heart Of Rock And Roll" - but a jazzy organ remix of it? If it weren't for Huey's voice, I would never have guessed it was them.

#53 Fleetwood Mac "As Long As You Follow"

I think this would have been top 40 if it was made like 7 years earlier. It sounds very early-80s yacht-rocky.

#58 House Of Lords "I Wanna Be Loved"

Released by Simmons Records. As in 'Gene Simmons'. The label's logo? A bag of money, of course.



#84 Pet Shop Boys "Left To My Own Devices"

Didn't like it back then, but after a roommate played the album over and over in the early 90s, it kinda grew on me.

Will never make the top 40
#48 Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers "If We Never Meet Again"
#49 Huey Lewis & The News "Give Me the Keys"
#53 Fleetwood Mac "As Long As You Follow"
#58 House Of Lords "I Wanna Be Loved"
#63 Camouflage "The Great Commandment"
#67 Eighth Wonder "Cross My Heart"
#69 Timelords "Doctorin' The Tardis"
#73 Basia "New Day For You"
#74 Boy Meets Girl "Bring Down the Moon"
#75 Marc Almond "Tears Run Rings"
#76 Survivor "Across the Miles"
#77 Ratt "Way Cool Jr"
#82 Sir Mix-a-Lot "Posse On Broadway"
#83 Giant Steps "Into You"
#84 Pet Shop Boys "Left To My Own Devices"
#85 Kenny Loggins "Tell Her"
#86 Dino "24/7"
#90 Will To Power "Fading Away"
#92 Kenny G "We've Saved The Best For Last"
#95 Til Tuesday "(Believed You Were) Lucky"
#96 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young "Got It Made"
#97 Starship "Wild Again"