80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

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1986:

40: CALLING AMERICA - THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
39: TENDER LOVE - FORCE M.D.'S
38: NO EASY WAY OUT - ROBERT TEPPER
37: NEEDLES AND PINS - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS WITH STEVIE NICKS
36: GOODBYE IS FOREVER - ARCADIA
35: HE'LL NEVER LOVE YOU (LIKE I DO) - FREDDIE JACKSON
34: NIGHT MOVES - MARILYN MARTIN
33: MANIC MONDAY - THE BANGLES
32: THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. - A-HA
31: ANOTHER NIGHT - ARETHA FRANKLIN
30: LET'S GO ALL THE WAY - SLY FOX
29: ROCK ME AMADEUS - FALCO
28: DIGITAL DISPLAY - READY FOR THE WORLD
27: (HOW TO BE A) MILLIONAIRE – ABC
26: BEAT'S SO LONELY - CHARLIE SEXTON
25: THIS COULD BE THE NIGHT - LOVERBOY
24: I'M YOUR MAN - WHAM!
23: WHAT YOU NEED - INXS
22: STAGES - ZZ TOP
21: SANCTIFY YOURSELF - SIMPLE MINDS
20: THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR - DIONNE & FRIENDS
19: NIKITA - ELTON JOHN
18: DAY BY DAY - THE HOOTERS
17: R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A. - JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
16: RUSSIANS - STING
15: CONGA - MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
14: BURNING HEART - SURVIVOR
13: TARZAN BOY – BALTIMORA
12: KING FOR A DAY - THE THOMPSON TWINS
11: A LOVE BIZARRE - SHEILA E.
10: THESE DREAMS - HEART
9: SECRET LOVERS - ATLANTIC STARR
8: SILENT RUNNING - MIKE & THE MECHANICS
7: LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN - THE DREAM ACADEMY
6: WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING - BILLY OCEAN
5: THE SWEETEST TABOO – SADE
4: LIVING IN AMERICA - JAMES BROWN
3: SARA - STARSHIP
2: HOW WILL I KNOW - WHITNEY HOUSTON
1: KYRIE - MR. MISTER
 

sadchild

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Good 13
Okay 11
Bad 16

Talked about most of these songs last year when they did the following week's songs.

39: TENDER LOVE - FORCE M.D.'S



31: ANOTHER NIGHT - ARETHA FRANKLIN

Thought this was Tina Turner at first.

16: RUSSIANS - STING

Sting: "a friend of mine, who was doing research at Columbia University in New York, had a computer system sophisticated enough to intercept the Soviet's TV signal from their satellite above the North Pole. On a Saturday night in New York City we could watch Sunday morning programs for the kids in Russia. The shows seemed thoughtful and sweet, and I suddenly felt the need to state something obvious in the face of all this rhetoric: Russians love their children just as we do."

#63 Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew "The Super Bowl Shuffle"

A bunch of football players pretending to be the Sugar Hill Gang. It's a train wreck.

#77 Firm "All the King's Horses"
#90 Dokken "In My Dreams"


Listened to these today. Forgot I knew them. Hadn't heard them since '86.

#87 Klymaxx "The Men All Pause"

Reminds me of Flirty Gary!


#92 Laura Branigan "I Found Someone"

Later a top 10 hit for Cher.

Will never reach the top 40
#44 Dan Seals "Bop" (#42 peak!)
#51 Meli'sa Morgan "Do Me Baby"
#52 Sam Harris "I'd Do It All Again"
#58 Pat Benatar "Le Bel Age"
#59 Five Star "Let Me Be The One"
#61 Phyllis Nelson "I Like You"
#63 Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew "The Super Bowl Shuffle"
#65 Sheena Easton "Jimmy Mack"
#67 Jennifer Rush "The Power Of Love"
#68 Alisha "Baby Talk"
#70 Barbra Streisand "Somewhere"
#74 Peter Frampton "Lying"
#76 Divinyls "Pleasure And Pain"
#77 Firm "All the King's Horses"
#80 OMD "Secret"
#81 Eurythmics "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)"
#82 Alan Parsons Project "Stereotomy"
#83 Isley Jasper Isley "Caravan Of Love"
#87 Klymaxx "The Men All Pause"
#88 John Cafferty "Heart's on Fire"
#90 Dokken "In My Dreams"
#92 Laura Branigan "I Found Someone"
#93 Pointer Sisters "Twist My Arm"
#94 Anne Murray "Now and Forever (You and Me)"
#96 Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam "Can You Feel The Beat"
#98 Scritti Politti "Wood Beez"
#99 Alarm "Strength"
#100 Ray Parker Jr "One Sunny Day"
 

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#63 Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew "The Super Bowl Shuffle"

A bunch of football players pretending to be the Sugar Hill Gang. It's a train wreck.

Will never reach the top 40
It got played enough but mostly on news shows. I guess other than the reporters, nobody actually wanted to hear it.

Absolutely no surprises this week on the bottom 60.
 
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36: GOODBYE IS FOREVER - ARCADIA

When I first heard this song, I thought it was a half hearted effort by Duran Duran. A horrible song where they must have just came off a weekend of heavy drugs and partying, and decided it was a good idea to record a song.

This I saw it was from the band Arcadia. I thought they must have been some Duran Duran. Wannabes.

Goodbye Is Forever - Wikipedia

Nope. Arcadia is an offshoot of Duran Duran.

"Goodbye Is Forever" is the second single released by the Duran Duran offshoot band, Arcadia.

Stick to what you do best. And lay off the drugs.
 

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@HecticArt I hadn't heard the songs (not the bands) since '86. Though I must say I haven't heard a lot of Dokken since '86. I've probably only heard "Alone Again" and "Dream Warriors" a few times each over the last 30 years.

@MadisonRadio1 I remember "Russians" primarily from MTV when they had it in regular rotation for a little while. If I had not watched MTV for those 4 or 5 months, I probably wouldn't have heard it much back then either.

@semipenguin I recently wrote the band bio for Arcadia at genius.com. If you want a Cliff Notes version of their entire story (a four-minute read), here's the link: Arcadia Lyrics, Songs, and Albums | Genius
 

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40. DON’T LET GO - WANG CHUNG
39. OWNER OF A LONELY HEART - YES
38. GIRLS – DWIGHT TWILLEY
37. HELLO – LIONEL RICHIE
36. TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP – THE ROMANTICS
35. RADIO GA-GA - QUEEN
34. AGAINST ALL ODDS (TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW) – PHIL COLLINS
33. LIVIN’ IN DESPERATE TIMES – OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
32. COME BACK AND STAY – PAUL YOUNG
31. NEW SONG – HOWARD JONES
30. LET’S STAY TOGETHER – TINA TURNER
29. RUNNER – MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND
28. BACK WHERE YOU BELONG - .38 SPECIAL
27. MISS ME BLIND - CULTURE CLUB
26. THE POLITICS OF DANCING – RE-FLEX
25. ALMOST OVER YOU – SHEENA EASTON
24. HOLD ME NOW – THOMPSON TWINS
23. THIS WOMAN – KENNY ROGERS
22. THAT’S ALL - GENESIS
21. YAH MO BE THERE – JAMES INGRAM WITH MICHAEL MCDONALD
20. GIVE IT UP – K.C.
19. JOANNA – KOOL & THE GANG
18. AN INNOCENT MAN – BILLY JOEL
17. ADULT EDUCATION – DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
16. THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE – DAN FOGELBERG
15. AUTOMATIC – THE POINTER SISTERS
14. GOT A HOLD ON ME – CHRISTINA MCVIE
13. LET THE MUSIC PLAY - SHANNON
12. NEW MOON ON MONDAY – DURAN DURAN
11. WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER – THE POLICE
10. KARMA CHAMELEON – CULTURE CLUB
9. FOOTLOOSE – KENNY LOGGINS
8. HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN – EURYTHMICS
7. I WANT A NEW DRUG – HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
6. NOBODY TOLD ME – JOHN LENNON
5. SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME - ROCKWELL
4. THRILLER – MICHAEL JACKSON
3. 99 LUFTBALLONS - NENA
2. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN – CYNDI LAUPER
1. JUMP – VAN HALEN
 

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Heard that countdown on the road yesterday. Very enjoyable although listening to some of the lower ranking songs my wife asked if it was the countdown of songs we had never heard before.


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Good 17
Okay 8
Bad 15

Previously commented on these songs here

40. DON’T LET GO - WANG CHUNG

I always thought of "Dance Hall Days" as their first hit. Guess not.

37. HELLO – LIONEL RICHIE


#54 Motley Crue "Looks That Kill"

Big teased hair, makeup, lipstick. The 13 year old me saw this is as totally badass.

#78 Bette Midler "Beast Of Burden"

Still remember the video, featuring Mick. "I sing your song better than anyone!" "Well, almost anyone." And that ridiculous ending...

#85 Andy Fraser "Do You Love Me"

Yes it's THAT "Do You Love Me" (now that I can dance). But what a totally bizarre take on it. And the video..??

#89 Billy Rankin "Baby Come Back"

The hook sounds familiar, but I can't tell if I knew it back in '84 or if it's just really similar to another song I know.

#91 Midnight Star "No Parking (On The Dance Floor)"

Music sounds like "Let It Whip". Vocalist sounds like "Word Up". Band looks like Ready For The World.

Won't make the top 40
#44 Rolling Stones "She Was Hot"
#48 Adam Ant "Strip"
#54 Motley Crue "Looks That Kill"
#62 TG Sheppard/Clint Eastwood "Make My Day"
#64 Dazz Band "Joystick"
#66 BE Taylor Group "Vitamin L"
#68 Jeffrey Osborne "We're Going All The Way"
#70 Thomas Dolby "Hyperactive"
#71 Roger Daltry "Walking In My Sleep"
#72 Eddie Money "Club Michelle"
#73 April Wine "This Could Be The Right One"
#75 Patti LaBelle "If Only You Knew"
#78 Bette Midler "Beast Of Burden"
#80 David Bowie "Without You"
#82 Big Country "Fields Of Fire"
#83 Peabo Bryson/Roberta Flack "You're Lookin' Like Love to Me"
#84 Madness "The Sun And The Rain"
#85 Andy Fraser "Do You Love Me"
#88 Genesis "Illegal Alien"
#89 Billy Rankin "Baby Come Back"
#91 Midnight Star "No Parking (On The Dance Floor)"
#92 J Blackfoot "Taxi"
#93 Cheryl Lynn "Encore"
#94 Deele "Body Talk"
#95 Stacy Lattisaw/Johnny Gill "Perfect Combination"
#96 Jackson Browne "For A Rocker"
#98 Tiggi Clay "Flashes"
#100 Kim Carnes "You Make My Heart Beat Faster"
 

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John Lennon wrote Nobody Told Me in 1976 and recorded it in 1980, intending it for his and Yoko's Double Fantasy album. John decided to leave it off the album and allow Ringo to record the song. John's recording was finally released in 1984 on Milk & Honey. Most of the songs on that album were demos recorded on cassette but Nobody Told Me was recorded in a studio. John recorded ten takes, each with his voice on a separate track. Ringo would have added his own vocals to the instrumental track and included the song on his 1981 Stop & Smell The Roses album but after John was murdered, Ringo decided against recording the song.

Here is one of the alternate versions of Nobody Told Me:

 

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40. FIND ANOTHER FOOL - QUARTERFLASH
39. DON'T LET HIM KNOW - PRISM
38. 867-5309/JENNY - TOMMY TUTONE
37. ON THE WAY TO THE SKY - NEIL DIAMOND
36. DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS - RICK SPRINGFIELD
35. JUKE BOX HERO - FOREIGNER
34. TELL ME TOMORROW - SMOKEY ROBINSON
33. I BELIEVE - CHILLIWACK
32. MY GUY - SISTER SLEDGE
31. EDGE OF SEVENTEEN - STEVIE NICKS
30. (OH) PRETTY WOMAN - VAN HALEN
29. FREEZE-FRAME - THE J. GEILS BAND
28. ONE HUNDRED WAYS - QUINCY JONES FEATURING JAMES INGRAM
27. WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE - ABBA
26. CALL ME - SKYY
25. HARDEN MY HEART - QUARTERFLASH
24. DADDY'S HOME - CLIFF RICHARD
23. DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
22. TAKE OFF - BOB & DOUG MCKENZIE
21. TONIGHT I'M YOURS - ROD STEWART
20. I CAN'T GO FOR THAT - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
19. SHOULD I DO IT - THE POINTER SISTERS
18. CHARIOTS OF FIRE – VANGELIS
17. MAKE A MOVE ON ME - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
16. KEY LARGO - BERTIE HIGGINS
15. LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE - ALABAMA
14. BOBBIE SUE - THE OAK RIDGE BOYS
13. THROUGH THE YEARS - KENNY ROGERS
12. PAC-MAN FEVER - BUCKNER AND GARCIA
11. SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD - THE POLICE
10. TAKE IT EASY ON ME - THE LITTLE RIVER BAND
9. LEADER OF THE BAND - DAN FOGELBERG
8. MIRROR, MIRROR - DIANA ROSS
7. WE GOT THE BEAT - THE GO-GO'S
6. SWEET DREAMS - AIR SUPPLY
5. THAT GIRL - STEVIE WONDER
4. SHAKE IT UP - THE CARS
3. I LOVE ROCK N' ROLL - JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
2. OPEN ARMS - JOURNEY
1. CENTERFOLD - THE J. GEILS BAND