80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

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  1. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    1985/04/20

    40: WALKING ON SUNSHINE - KATRINA AND THE WAVES
    39: CELEBRATE YOUTH - RICK SPRINGFIELD
    38: ONE LONELY NIGHT - REO SPEEDWAGON
    37: THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER - HOWARD JONES
    36: THE BIRD - THE TIME
    35: JUST A GIGOLO/I AIN'T GOT NOBODY - DAVID LEE ROTH
    34: FRESH - KOOL & THE GANG
    33: VOX HUMANA - KENNY LOGGINS
    32: TOO LATE FOR GOODBYES - JULIAN LENNON
    31: HIGH ON YOU - SURVIVOR
    30: AXEL F - HAROLD FALTERMEYER
    29: SUDDENLY - BILLY OCEAN
    28: RADIOACTIVE - THE FIRM
    27: FOREVER MAN - ERIC CLAPTON
    26: EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD - TEARS FOR FEARS
    25: JUST ANOTHER NIGHT - MICK JAGGER
    24: NEW ATTITUDE - PATTI LABELLE
    23: CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING - REO SPEEDWAGON
    22: ROCK AND ROLL GIRLS - JOHN FOGERTY
    21: SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT UNSAID - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
    20: DON'T COME AROUND HERE NO MORE - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
    19: EVERYTHING SHE WANTS - WHAM
    18: SOMEBODY - BRYAN ADAMS
    17: THAT WAS YESTERDAY - FOREIGNER
    16: SMOOTH OPERATOR - SADE
    15: LOVERGIRL - TEENA MARIE
    14: ALONG COMES A WOMAN - CHICAGO
    13: MATERIAL GIRL - MADONNA
    12: SOME LIKE IT HOT - THE POWER STATION
    11: ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS DANCE - DON HENLEY
    10: MISSING YOU - DIANA ROSS
    9: ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK - MURRAY HEAD
    8: DON'T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME) - SIMPLE MINDS
    7: OBSESSION - ANIMOTION
    6: I'M ON FIRE - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
    5: RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT - DEBARGE
    4: ONE MORE NIGHT - PHIL COLLINS
    3: NIGHTSHIFT - COMMODORES
    2: CRAZY FOR YOU - MADONNA
    1: WE ARE THE WORLD - USA FOR AFRICA

    Next week: 1986
     
  2. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Just A Gigolo is an English-language version of the 1924 Austrian song Schöner Gigolo, Armer Gigolo ("Nicer Gigolo, Poor Gigolo"). Between 1943 and 1949, 1180 songs were released on V-Discs for members of the United States Army and Navy. V-Discs were 12-inch, 78-rpm phonograph records and more than eight million were pressed. In 1945, Louis Prima recorded a medley of Just A Gigolo and I Ain't Got Nobody for a V-Disc. He re-recorded the medley in 1956 and it became his signature song. Or should that be "songs"? Here is where the David Lee Roth hit had its origin:

     
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  3. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Good 10
    Okay 12
    Bad 18

    Late posting because crazy weekend/crazy life lately. Next week will be the same.

    40: WALKING ON SUNSHINE - KATRINA AND THE WAVES

    First time I've heard this song in two decades and didn't think "I am so sick of this song". Hopefully I can stay away from it long enough to have the same reaction next time...

    36: THE BIRD - THE TIME

    The line "Yes, hold on now, this dance ain't for everybody, just the sexy people" was later borrowed for Salt N Pepa's breakout hit "Push It".

    35: JUST A GIGOLO/I AIN'T GOT NOBODY - DAVID LEE ROTH

    Each time I hear it, I like it even less. But that video was great back in the day. Totally covered up the fact that the song sucks.

    29: SUDDENLY - BILLY OCEAN

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    27: FOREVER MAN - ERIC CLAPTON

    Sometimes it sounds like the backup singers are saying "four-letter man". Yeah, f#$% him!

    22: ROCK AND ROLL GIRLS - JOHN FOGERTY

    Life is just a roh-DEE-oh. Ga-hyulk.

    Yeah I'm goofing on it, but I do like the song.

    7: OBSESSION - ANIMOTION

    I wrote the band bio for Animotion on Genius.com. Interesting story about how they were assigned a new A&R guy who told them he didn't even like the band, then he forced them to get rid of two members , then insisted they only use outside songwriters - making a third member quit.

    Animotion Lyrics, Songs, and Albums | Genius

    #56 Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Welcome To The Pleasure Dome"

    The full album version of this song is amazing. A thirteen minute epic masterpiece, probably largely thanks to the involvement of Trevor Horn and Steve Howe (both of Yes).

    Won't make the top 40
    #43 Go West "We Close Our Eyes"
    #47 Pointer Sisters "Baby Come and Get It"
    #55 Rick James "Can't Stop"
    #56 Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Welcome To The Pleasure Dome"
    #57 Giuffria "Lonely in Love"
    #59 Philip Bailey "Walking On The Chinese Wall"
    #62 Shannon "Do You Wanna Get Away"
    #63 Jesse Johnson "Be Your Man"
    #68 Santana "Say It Again"
    #69 Jermaine Stewart "The Word Is Out" (a #41 peak!)
    #72 Jules Shear "Steady"
    #73 Kurtis Blow "Basketball"
    #74 John Parr "Magical"
    #78 John Waite "Change"
    #81 Sheena Easton "Swear"
    #84 Paul Hardcastle "Rain Forest"
    #85 Fiona "Talk To Me"
    #87 Scandal "Beat Of A Heart"
    #88 Bon Jovi "Only Lonely"
    #91 Dave Edmunds "High School Nights"
    #92 Robin George "Heartline"
    #93 Eric Carmen "I'm Through with Love"
    #94 Los Lobos "Will The Wolf Survive"
    #97 Alan Parsons Project "Let's Talk About Me"
    #100 Maze "Back In Stride"
     
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  4. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    John Parr had a third hit?

    I always like Man in Motion.
     
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  5. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I always liked Naughty Naughty.
    It just hit at the right time.
     
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  6. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    @semipenguin I'd call it a third hit too, but I bet most of the VJs wouldn't. Can't count how many times MG and AH used to announce a song that went into the twenties or even teens and they would poo-poo it, talk about how it "didn't do so well".

    @HecticArt I dug NN back in the day and still kinda dig it too.
     
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  7. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1986

    40. TOMORROW DOESN'T MATTER TONIGHT - STARSHIP
    39. FOR AMERICA - JACKSON BROWNE
    38. FEEL IT AGAIN - HONEYMOON SUITE
    37. STICK AROUND - JULIAN LENNON
    36. THESE DREAMS - HEART
    35. OVERJOYED - STEVIE WONDER
    34. BE GOOD TO YOURSELF - JOURNEY
    33. MOVE AWAY - CULTURE CLUB
    32. NEVER AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME - SADE
    31. ROUGH BOY - ZZ TOP
    30. SECRET LOVERS - ATLANTIC STARR
    29. I CAN'T WAIT - STEVIE NICKS
    28. IS IT LOVE - MR. MISTER
    27. R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A. - JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
    26. SATURDAY LOVE - CHERELLE WITH ALEXANDER O'NEAL
    25. ALL I NEED IS A MIRACLE - MIKE & THE MECHANICS
    24. LIVE TO TELL - MADONNA
    23. I DO WHAT I DO - JOHN TAYLOR
    22. I CAN'T WAIT - NU SHOOZ
    21. ON MY OWN - PATTI LABELLE & MICHAEL MCDONALD
    20. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU - LEVEL 42
    19. SO FAR AWAY - DIRE STRAITS
    18. IF YOU LEAVE - ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK
    17. TENDER LOVE - FORCE MD'S
    16. I THINK IT'S LOVE - JERMAINE JACKSON
    15. LET'S GO ALL THE WAY - SLY FOX
    14. AMERICAN STORM - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
    13. BAD BOY - MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
    12. GREATEST LOVE OF ALL - WHITNEY HOUSTON
    11. WHAT YOU NEED - INXS
    10. TAKE ME HOME - PHIL COLLINS
    9. YOUR LOVE - THE OUTFIELD
    8. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY - JANET JACKSON
    7. ROCK ME AMADEUS - FALCO
    6. HARLEM SHUFFLE - THE ROLLING STONES
    5. WHY CAN'T THIS BE LOVE - VAN HALEN
    4. MANIC MONDAY - THE BANGLES
    3. WEST END GIRLS - PET SHOP BOYS
    2. ADDICTED TO LOVE - ROBERT PALMER
    1. KISS - PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION
     
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  8. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Some good. Some not so good.

    I don't remember hearing Kiss until a few years later.

    Oh well.
     
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  9. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Good 13
    Okay 11
    Bad 16

    38. FEEL IT AGAIN - HONEYMOON SUITE

    It don't even come close to the coolness of "New Girl Now".

    17. TENDER LOVE - FORCE MD'S

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    1. KISS - PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION

    @semipenguin I remember it being big over the entire summer of '86, but not in April.

    #49 Wax "Right Between The Eyes"

    These two dudes look like the singer from the Outfield, and Michael McDonald. Not a good look.

    #80 Bourgeois Tagg "Mutual Surrender (What A Wonderful World)"

    No relation to Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World". Kinda cool sounding. Maybe like Michael Hutchence fronting Arcadia?

    #82 Platinum Blonde "Somebody, Somewhere"

    They had a good producer. Made 'em sound just like the rest of the mediocre mid-80s sappy new wave acts (Cutting Crew, OMD, Dream Academy)

    #95 EG Daily "Say It, Say It"

    I know I've heard the guy in this video's voice somewhere else, but I just can't place it.



    Won't make it to the top 40
    #46 Starpoint "Restless"
    #49 Wax "Right Between The Eyes"
    #54 Dennis DeYoung "Call Me"
    #55 Little Richard "Great Gosh A Mighty"
    #60 David Bowie "Absolute Beginners"
    #63 Psychedelic Furs "Pretty In Pink"
    #68 Ozzy Osbourne "Shot In The Dark"
    #69 Voices Of America "Hands Across America"
    #71 Vanity "Under The Influence"
    #73 Katrina And The Waves "Is That It?"
    #74 Jimmy Barnes "Working Class Man"
    #76 Fine Young Cannibals "Johnny Come Home"
    #78 Bonnie Tyler "If You Were A Woman (And I Was A Man)"
    #79 Dan Seals "Bop"
    #80 Bourgeois Tagg "Mutual Surrender (What A Wonderful World)"
    #82 Platinum Blonde "Somebody, Somewhere"
    #86 Atlantic Starr "If Your Heart Isn't In It"
    #87 Baltimora "Living In The Background"
    #89 Jimmy Harnen w/ Synch "Where Are You Now?" (later a top 10 in 1989)
    #91 Dionne Warwick "Whisper In The Dark"
    #92 Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime (Live)"
    #93 Meli'sa Morgan "Do Me Baby"
    #94 Graham Nash "Innocent Eyes"
    #95 EG Daily "Say It, Say It"
    #96 Loverboy "Lead A Double Life"
    #97 Jennifer Rush "The Power Of Love"
    #100 Greg Kihn "Love And Rock And Roll"
     
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  10. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream


    Surprised at these. Not top 10 but thought they would make the 40. The 2nd probably did better in Canada.



    I guess if it never made the top 40 it is not a second hit for the 1 hit wonder?


    Assume the non-live one did better?
     
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  11. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    @IdRatherBeSkiing

    I'm surprised about "Pretty In Pink" too. #41 seems kinda low. I'd have thought maybe #30-ish? As for Platinum Blonde, I hadn't heard them before today.

    By most definitions, Baltimora's a one-hit wonder. And I'd agree. However, if that second non-top-40 hit had staying power, like Romantics "What I Like About You" for example, I'd then say they weren't a one-hit wonder. In an article last year, Forbes Magazine said, "Breaking into the Top 40 is typically regarded as the threshold for when a song has become a 'hit,'..." But........

    The original release of "Once In A Lifetime" did not make the Hot 100 in 1981. Strange to think it's more than 60 spots away from being "a hit".
     
  12. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Double surprise. That original did so poorly and live version did better.


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  13. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1980

    40. STARTING OVER AGAIN - DOLLY PARTON
    39. LET'S GET SERIOUS - JERMAINE JACKSON
    38. WONDERING WHERE THE LIONS ARE - BRUCE COCKBURN
    37. LET ME BE THE CLOCK - SMOKEY ROBINSON
    36. CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE - QUEEN
    35. THE SEDUCTION - JAMES LAST BAND
    34. TRAIN IN VAIN - THE CLASH
    33. STEAL AWAY - ROBBIE DUPREE
    32. FIRE IN THE MORNING - MELISSA MANCHESTER
    31. AND THE BEAT GOES ON - THE WHISPERS
    30. OFF THE WALL - MICHAEL JACKSON
    29. THE ROSE - BETTE MIDLER
    28. I PLEDGE MY LOVE - PEACHES & HERB
    27. HEART HOTELS - DAN FOGELBERG
    26. DO RIGHT - PAUL DAVIS
    25. TOO HOT - KOOL & THE GANG
    24. FUNKY TOWN - LIPPS INC
    23. ANY WAY YOU WANT IT - JOURNEY
    22. BRASS IN POCKET - THE PRETENDERS
    21. STOMP - THE BROTHERS JOHNSON
    20. THINK ABOUT ME - FLEETWOOD MAC
    19. BREAKDOWN DEAD AHEAD - BOZ SCAGGS
    18. CARS - GARY NUMAN
    17. I CAN'T HELP IT - ANDY GIBB & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    16. WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU / FORGIVE ME, GIRL - THE SPINNERS
    15. HURT SO BAD - LINDA RONSTADT
    14. BIGGEST PART OF ME - AMBROSIA
    13. PILOT OF THE AIRWAVES - CHARLIE DORE
    12. SPECIAL LADY - RAY, GOODMAN, & BROWN
    11. DON'T FALL IN LOVE WITH A DREAMER - KENNY ROGERS / KIM CARNES
    10. HOLD ON TO MY LOVE - JIMMY RUFFIN
    9. SEXY EYES - DR. HOOK
    8. I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY - EAGLES
    7. YOU MAY BE RIGHT - BILLY JOEL
    6. FIRE LAKE - BOB SEGER
    5. ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL - PINK FLOYD
    4. WITH YOU I'M BORN AGAIN - BILLY PRESTON & SYREETA
    3. LOST IN LOVE - AIR SUPPLY
    2. RIDE LIKE THE WIND - CHRISTOPHER CROSS
    1. CALL ME - BLONDIE
     
  14. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I think they have done a countdown from 1 week earlier (1980/04/26).

    In the errors file add Marc Goodman talking about Reunited being Peaches & Herb's biggest hit from 1980. It was 1979.
     
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  15. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Good 9
    Okay 8
    Bad 23

    37. LET ME BE THE CLOCK - SMOKEY ROBINSON

    "Hickory Dickory Dock, let me be your clock
    Let me be the pendulum striking your chime"

    Barfola...

    24. FUNKY TOWN - LIPPS INC

    #1 in 28 countries?! Wow! Biggest one hit wonder of all time?

    22. BRASS IN POCKET - THE PRETENDERS

    Interesting that Chrissie Hynde didn't want to release the song but the producer had to insist. It became their first and only UK chart topper, and first US top 20.

    4. WITH YOU I'M BORN AGAIN - BILLY PRESTON & SYREETA

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    #43 Mac Davis "It's Hard To Be Humble"

    Wow. The country version of "Shaddup You Face". Half of me wants to laugh along. The other half is rolling its eyes.

    #67 Fools "It's A Night For Beautiful Girls"

    Love the story of how this band got started. This is from the bio on genius.com that I wrote for their song "Psycho Chicken" (the above song is mentioned in it):

    What began with a friend of frontman Mike Girard clucking like a chicken over the Talking Heads song “Psycho Killer” at a bar soon became a four-track basement recording that was being broadcast all over New England radio in 1979.

    EMI Records signed the group after the regional success of both “Psycho Chicken” and the band’s next single “It’s A Night For Beautiful Girls” and immediately put them on tour with The Knack.

    The song found national success on the Dr Demento show, reaching #1 there in June and finishing the year as Demento’s #6 song of 1980. It also reached #6 in Austria that year.

    Reportedly, the Talking Heads could no longer play “Psycho Killer” in concert around this time because audience members began to cluck like chickens during the song’s chorus.


    #72 Spyro Gyra "Catching The Sun"

    Spyro G... paving the way for Kenny G.

    Won't make the top 40
    #43 Mac Davis "It's Hard To Be Humble"
    #46 Anne Murray "Lucky Me"
    #49 Jennifer Warnes "When The Feeling Comes Around"
    #50 Red Rider "White Hot"
    #52 Peter McIan "Solitaire"
    #60 Leon Hayward "Don't Push It Don't Force It"
    #62 Knack "Can't Put A Price On Love"
    #67 Fools "It's A Night For Beautiful Girls"
    #68 B-52s "Rock Lobster"
    #69 Bobby Caldwell "Coming Down From Love" (a #42 peak!)
    #70 Survivor "Somewhere In America"
    #71 Tom Petty "Here Comes My Girl"
    #72 Spyro Gyra "Catching The Sun"
    #73 Korona "Let Me Be"
    #75 Humble Pie "Fool For A Pretty Face"
    #78 Lou Rawls "You're My Blessing"
    #79 Marshall Tucker Band "It Takes Time"
    #80 Leif Garrett "I Was Looking For Someone To Love"
    #84 Little River Band "It's Not A Wonder"
    #85 Off Broadway USA "Stay In Time"
    #87 Babys "Midnight Rendezvous"
    #88 Eddie Rabbitt "Gone Too Far"
    #89 Ray Kennedy "Just For The Moment"
    #90 Shooting Star "You've Got What I Need"
    #92 Neil Diamond "The Good Lord Loves You"
    #93 Dionne Warwick "After You"
    #96 Ironhorse "What's Your Hurry Darlin'"
    #98 Cretones "Real Love"
    #100 Styx "Borrowed Time"
     
  16. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Yeah.. hard to figure how this song made it all the way to #4
     
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  17. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Ray Kennedy – not to be confused with the same-named 1990s country singer – co-wrote the Babys' Isn't It Time and Every Time I Think Of You and wrote most of the lyrics of the Beach Boys' Sail On, Sailor. (Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks wrote the music.) Kennedy also wrote the music that accompanied Mick Fleetwood's poem These Strange Times on Fleetwood Mac's 1995 album Time.

    In 2013, Kennedy wrote, produced and directed the pilot episode of a music-based talk show called Raymond Louis Kennedy Presents, which featured James Denton, Mick Fleetwood, Dave Mason, Macy Gray and other artists. In 2014, while the pilot was being shopped to different television networks, Kennedy died suddenly at 67. Eek! Here is These Strange Times:

     
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  18. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I am having trouble connecting anything in your post to this weeks countdown.


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  19. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Ray Kennedy's Just For The Moment was #89. Did you not read sadchild's post? Kennedy released two solo albums, two albums as leader of Group Therapy and two albums as a member of KGB (which also included former Blind Faith bassist Ric Grech and former Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice). Anyone can write about the big songs and artists. I like to write about about lesser-known songs and artists. You're welcome.
     
  20. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I said something derogatory about this when it came on. I was informed it was a great song by my wife.




    Cool song. I remember this one.

    These 3 are good songs which I would have thought would do better. The first 2 got lots of airplay in Saskatchewan. Of course Red Rider is Canadian. Interestingly their bigger US hit Lunatic Fringe did not as well in Canada (or at least Saskatchewan) as other songs such as White Hot.
     
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