80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

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February 7, 1981:

40: BACK IN BLACK – AC/DC
39: WHO’S MAKING LOVE – THE BLUES BROTHERS
38: AH! LEAH! – DONNIE IRIS
37: HEARTS ON FIRE – RANDY MEISNER
36: LADY – KENNY ROGERS
35: TELL IT LIKE IT IS - HEART
34: DE DO DO DO, DE DA,DA,DA – THE POLICE
33: HE CAN’T LOVE YOU – THE MICHAEL STANLEY BAND
32: HUNGRY HEART – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
31: TIME IS TIME - ANDY GIBB
30: TREAT ME RIGHT – PAT BENETAR
29: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY – THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
28: KILLIN’ TIME – FRED KNOBLOCK AND SUSAN ANTON
27: SMOKEY MOUNTAIN RAIN – RONNIE MILSAP
26: I MADE IT THROUGH THE RAIN – BARRY MANILOW
25: HELLO AGAIN – NEIL DIAMOND
24: A LITTLE IN LOVE – CLIFF RICHARD
23: HEARTBREAK HOTEL – THE JACKSONS
22: GUILTY – BARBRA STREISAND & BARRY GIBB
21: SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD – THE EAGLES
20: CRYING – DON McLEAN
19: TOGETHER - TIERRA
18: I AIN’T GONNA STAND FOR IT – STEVIE WONDER
17: THE BEST OF TIMES - STYX
16: THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL - ABBA
15: LOVE ON THE ROCKS – NEIL DIAMOND
14: MISS SUN- BOZ SCAGGS
13: KEEP ON LOVING YOU – REO SPEEDWAGON
12: SAME OLD LANG SYNE – DAN FOGELBERG
11: HEY NINETEEN – STEELY DAN
10: GIVING IT UP FOR YOUR LOVE – DELBERT McCLINTON
9: IT’S MY TURN – DIANA ROSS
8: WOMAN – JOHN LENNON
7: EVERY WOMAN IN THE WORLD – AIR SUPPLY
6: (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER – JOHN LENNON
5: PASSION – ROD STEWART
4: 9 TO 5 – DOLLY PARTON
3: I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT – EDDIE RABBITT
2: THE TIDE IS HIGH - BLONDIE
1: CELEBRATION – KOOL & THE GANG
 

sadchild

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Heard a lot of these songs last year. My 2018 comments. My 2017 comments.

39: WHO’S MAKING LOVE – THE BLUES BROTHERS

First time hearing this. The bass line of this song is quite similar to "Another One Bites The Dust". This song originally came out in 1968. I wonder if John Deacon was inspired by this song? Maybe subconsciously?

35: TELL IT LIKE IT IS - HEART

Ok, I'll tell it like it is. This song was a bad idea.

7: EVERY WOMAN IN THE WORLD – AIR SUPPLY



3: I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT – EDDIE RABBITT

Nina: "I Love A Rainy Night, especially one with lots of carrots."
Me: "Huh?"

2: THE TIDE IS HIGH - BLONDIE

The song started playing even before Nina's first hint. "I could make it real easy for you [song starts playing], but I won't". WTF?

#46 Queen "Flash's Theme"

Wasn't in my mp3 collection! Just fixed this.

"Flash! Flash I love you! But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!"

#69 Suzi Quatro "Lipstick"

Stolen riff alert! Lifted from Van Morrison's "Gloria". And what a total Joan Jett photocopy too - the image, everything.

#70 Dire Straits "Skateaway"

I didn't realize it back in the day, but Mark Knopfler is just a more polished Lou Reed.

#74 Lakeside "Fantastic Voyage"

Later rapped over by Coolio.

#76 Doobie Brothers "Wynken, Blynken & Nod"

Why Michael McDonald and the boys decided to turn a children's poem into a yacht rock snorefest is beyond me.

#79 Slave "Watching You"

Snoop & Dre used this for "Gin & Juice":
"Walking down the street, watching ladies go by, watching you."
"Rollin' down the street, smokin' endo, sippin' on gin and juice."

Will never reach the top 40
#46 Queen "Flash's Theme"
#53 Rita Coolidge "Fool That I Am"
#54 Elvis Presley "Guitar Man"
#55 Shalamar "Full Of Fire"
#56 Peter Allen "Fly Away"
#59 Teddy Pendergrass "Love TKO"
#66 Glen Campbell "I Don't Want to Know Your Name"
#68 Aretha Franklin "United Together"
#69 Suzi Quatro "Lipstick"
#70 Dire Straits "Skateaway"
#73 Association "Dreamer"
#74 Lakeside "Fantastic Voyage"
#75 Charles Fox "Seasons"
#76 Doobie Brothers "Wynken, Blynken & Nod"
#79 Slave "Watching You"
#82 Fleetwood Mac "Fireflies"
#87 Earth Wind & Fire "And Love Goes On"
#88 McGuffy Lane "Long Time Lovin' You"
#89 Spyro Gyra "Cafe Amore"
#90 Touch "Don't You Know What Love Is"
#94 Queen "Need Your Loving Tonight"
#96 Rockpile "Teacher Teacher"
#97 Earth Wind & Fire "You"
#98 Sugarhill Gang "8th Wonder"
#100 Reddings "Remote Control"
 

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These countdowns have taught me that Earth, Wind & Fire we’re still going strong in the 80s. Not sure that is a good thing.


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1983:

40: MR. ROBOTO - STYX
39: THE WOMAN IN ME – DONNA SUMMER
38: THE CLAPPING SONG – PIA ZADORA
37: I KNEW YOU WHEN – LINDA RONSTADT
36: I KNOW THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON - FRIDA
35: FALL IN LOVE WITH ME – EARTH, WIND & FIRE
34: THE GIRL IS MINE – MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL McCARTNEY
33: BREAKING US IN TWO – JOE JACKSON
32: DIRTY LAUNDRY – DON HENLEY
31: ON THE LOOSE - SAGA
30: SPACE AGE LOVE SONG – A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
29: WHAT ABOUT ME – MOVING PICTURES
28: ONE ON ONE – DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
27: SEPARATE WAYS - JOURNEY
26: TWILIGHT ZONE – GOLDEN EARRING
25: HEART OF THE NIGHT – JUICE NEWTON
24: WE’VE GOT TONIGHT – KENNY ROGERS AND SHEENA EASTON
23: BILLIE JEAN – MICHAEL JACKSON
22: BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG – THE PRETENDERS
21: YOU ARE – LIONEL RICHIE
20: YOU GOT LUCKY – TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
19: HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF – DURAN DURAN
18: DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME – CULTURE CLUB
17: ALLENTOWN – BILLY JOEL
16: ALL RIGHT – CHRISTOPHER CROSS
15: HEART TO HEART – KENNY LOGGINS
14: YOUR LOVE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY – SAMMY HAGAR
13: PASS THE DUTCHIE – MUSICAL YOUTH
12: GOODY TWO SHOES – ADAM ANT
11: THE OTHER GUY – LITTLE RIVER BAND
10: YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE – PHIL COLLINS
9: STRAY CAT STRUT – STRAY CATS
8: ROCK THE CASBAH – THE CLASH
7: YOU AND I – EDDIE RABBITT AND CRYSTAL GAYLE
6: MANEATER – DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
5: AFRICA - TOTO
4: SHAME ON THE MOON – BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
3: SEXUAL HEALING – MARVIN GAYE
2: BABY, COME TO ME – PATTI AUSTIN & JAMES INGRAM
1: DOWN UNDER – MEN AT WORK
 
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Good 21
Ok 4
Bad 15

And most of the 'bad' aren't even too bad.

In early '83 I was 12 years old sitting by my step-father's tape deck recording songs so my friends and I could hang out by the rope swing and just hear the music we liked without commercials. Good times.

38: THE CLAPPING SONG – PIA ZADORA



37: I KNEW YOU WHEN – LINDA RONSTADT

Haven't heard this since '83.

35: FALL IN LOVE WITH ME – EARTH, WIND & FIRE

This further proves what @IdRatherBeSkiing just said. It, however, would be their last top 40 hit.

26: TWILIGHT ZONE – GOLDEN EARRING

Did Mark Goodman say this was their only top 40 hit? If so, that's not right because of "Radar Love".

12: GOODY TWO SHOES – ADAM ANT

Adam Hunter called this Ant's "first and last hit in the US". Wha-wha-what?! "Strip" hit #42, "Room At The Top" hit #17, and "Wonderful" hit #39.

#51 Randy Newman & Paul Simon "The Blues"

Within two seconds of listening to this, ya immediately know it can be nobody other than Randy Newman. Very very distinct style. A little too distinct.

#76 Ric Ocasek "Something To Grab For"

Why release a solo song if it sounds exactly like a Cars song?

#78 Rachel Sweet "Voo Doo"

Twenty years old in the video, but looks thirteen.

#87 Felony "The Fanatic"

This sounds like Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Billy Idol, The Cure and Devo had a baby, and it came out mentally challenged.

#91 Utopia "Feet Don't Fail Me Now"

This video is an enormous slice of WTeffingF. It eventually almost becomes a Sesame Street remake of the human centipede. Quite bizarre.

Won't make the top 40
#51 Randy Newman & Paul Simon "The Blues"
#53 Poco "Shoot for the Moon"
#54 Don Henley "I Can't Stand Still"
#57 Evelyn Champagne King "Betcha She Don't Love You"
#59 Weather Girls "It's Raining Men"
#61 Melissa Manchester "Nice Girls"
#63 Missing Persons "Windows"
#64 John Hall Band "Love Me Again"
#69 Crosby Stills & Nash "Too Much Love to Hide"
#70 Firefall "Always"
#71 Neil Young "Little Thing Called Love"
#72 Donald Fagen "New Frontier"
#74 Survivor "The One That Really Matters"
#76 Ric Ocasek "Something To Grab For"
#78 Rachel Sweet "Voo Doo"
#79 Robert John "Bread and Butter"
#80 Billy Squier "She's A Runner"
#81 Janet Jackson "Come Give Your Love to Me"
#82 Lanier & Co "After I Cry Tonight"
#87 Felony "The Fanatic" (#42 peak!)
#88 Glenn Frey "All Those Lies" (#41 peak!)
#89 Unipop "What If (I Said I Love You)"
#90 Chicago "What You're Missing"
#91 Utopia "Feet Don't Fail Me Now"
#97 Little Steven "Forever"
#98 Chaka Khan "Got To Be There"
#99 America "Right Before Your Eyes"
#100 Michael Murphey "Still Taking Chances"
 
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26: TWILIGHT ZONE – GOLDEN EARRING

Did Mark Goodman say this was their only top 40 hit? If so, that's not right because of "Radar Love".
I heard biggest.

Won't make the top 40
#59 Weather Girls "It's Raining Men"
A blessing yet we still here this song from time to time on satrad and FM. Why? Burn all remaining copies and put us out of our misery.
 
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A blessing yet we still here this song from time to time on satrad and FM. Why? Burn all remaining copies and put us out of our misery.
The Weather Girls are awesome.

I never heard the song on the radio. Easy Money was the first time I heard it, and I thought it was a parody song.

 
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One of the recurring sketches on Fox-TV's 1990-94 comedy series In Living Color was Men On Film, a parody of Siskel & Ebert starring Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier as two very effeminate gay men, Blaine Edwards and Antoine Merriweather. ("Now we come to Dick Tracy." "I love the title!") Their theme song was -- yes -- It's Raining Men.

 

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I think this is one they played - 2/20/1988. I didn't listen to it.

40. LIVE MY LIFE (FROM THE FILM "HIDING OUT") - BOY GEORGE
39. TELL IT TO MY HEART - TAYLOR DAYNE
38. I COULD NEVER TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR MAN - PRINCE
37. THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL - MICHAEL JACKSON
36. GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU - GEORGE HARRISON
35. GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR - BILLY OCEAN
34. TWILIGHT WORLD - SWING OUT SISTER
33. 835-5937 - SQUEEZE
32. ROCKET 2 U - THE JETS
31. (SITTIN') ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY - MICHAEL BOLTON
30. POP GOES THE WORLD - MEN WITHOUT HATS
29. BECAUSE OF YOU - THE COVER GIRLS
28. HYSTERIA - DEF LEPPARD
27. THE MAN IN THE MIRROR - MICHAEL JACKSON
26. I WANT HER - KEITH SWEAT
25. BE STILL MY BEATING HEART - STING
24. OUT OF THE BLUE - DEBBIE GIBSON
23. I LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE - NATALIE COLE
22. LOVE OVERBOARD - GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
21. TUNNEL OF LOVE - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
20. ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS - RICHARD MARX
19. PUSH IT - SALT-N-PEPA
18. JUST LIKE PARADISE - DAVID LEE ROTH
17. EVERYWHERE - FLEETWOOD MAC
16. I FOUND SOMEONE - CHER
15. HAZY SHADE OF WINTER - BANGLES
14. NEED YOU TONIGHT – INXS
13. PUMP UP THE VOLUME - M/A/R/R/S
12. I GET WEAK - BELINDA CARLISLE
11. CAN'T STAY AWAY FROM YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN & MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
10. I DON'T WANT TO BE YOUR MAN - ROGER
9. DON'T SHED A TEAR - PAUL CARRACK
8. NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP - RICK ASTLEY
7. SHE'S LIKE THE WIND - PATRICK SWAYZE (FEATURING WENDY FRASER)
6. SAY YOU WILL - FOREIGNER
5. HUNGRY EYES (FROM "DIRTY DANCING") - ERIC CARMEN
4. FATHER FIGURE - GEORGE MICHAEL
3. COULD'VE BEEN - TIFFANY
2. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? - PET SHOP BOYS & DUSTY SPRINGFEILD
1. SEASONS CHANGE - EXPOSE
 

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40. LIVE MY LIFE (FROM THE FILM "HIDING OUT") - BOY GEORGE



31. (SITTIN') ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY - MICHAEL BOLTON

I keep hearing how people think this is an amazing rendition of the song. Even Otis Redding's wife reportedly loved it. But I don't like it at all.

2. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? - PET SHOP BOYS & DUSTY SPRINGFEILD

This went to #2? I'm surprised.

#55 Buster Poindexter "Hot Hot Hot"
#69 REM "It's the End of the World as We Know It"


These didn't make the top 40? I'm surprised!

#89 Pepsi & Shirlie "All Right Now"

Yes, it's a cover of THAT "All Right Now". Scary bad.

#93 Kiss "Reason To Live"

Weak. And Gene is laughable in the video with those faces and poses.

Songs that won't make it into the top 40
#43 Dan Hill "Never Thought (That I Could Love)"
#51 Communards "Never Can Say Goodbye"
#54 Carly Simon "All I Want Is You"
#55 Buster Poindexter "Hot Hot Hot"
#60 Elisa Fiorillo "How Can I Forget You"
#62 Great White "Save Your Love"
#63 Prince "Hot Thing"
#64 Kane Gang "Don't Look Any Further"
#69 REM "It's the End of the World as We Know It"
#70 Steve Winwood "Talking Back to the Night (Remix)"
#71 Earth Wind & Fire "Thinking of You"
#76 Depeche Mode "Never Let Me Down Again"
#77 Stevie Wonder "You Will Know"
#80 Heart "I Want You So Bad"
#83 Glenn Medeiros "Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone"
#85 Cars "Coming Up You"
#86 Tommy Shaw "Ever Since The World Began"
#88 U2 "In God's Country"
#89 Pepsi & Shirlie "All Right Now"
#91 So "Are You Sure" (#41 peak!)
#93 Kiss "Reason To Live"
#94 Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle "Without You"
#95 Eurythmics "I Need A Man"
#97 Gene Loves Jezebel "The Motion Of Love"
#100 Georgio "Lover's Lane"
 

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2. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? - PET SHOP BOYS & DUSTY SPRINGFEILD

This went to #2? I'm surprised.
Compared to some of their other songs that didn's score as high, yes.

#55 Buster Poindexter "Hot Hot Hot"
#69 REM "It's the End of the World as We Know It"


These didn't make the top 40? I'm surprised!
Me too.

#93 Kiss "Reason To Live"

Weak. And Gene is laughable in the video with those faces and poses.
Isn't he always?

#85 Cars "Coming Up You"
Iew....
 
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