80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

sadchild

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1987 correct order

Whitney "Didn't We Almost" #97
Whitesnake "Here I Go Again" #48
Lisa Lisa "Lost In Emotion" #54
Michael Jackson "Bad" #24
Tiffany "I Think We're Alone Now" #4
Billy Idol "Mony Mony" #1

Bill/Jennifer "I've Had The Time" #2
Belinda Carlisle "Heaven Is A" #3
George Michael "Faith" #10

white: listed as 'earlier' or 'later'
green: my candidates
brown: missing from my list


I was way off on Belinda (I thought it hit #1 in spring, it's December) and Starship (I thought it hit #1 around now, it's March).
 

Channel98

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Mister scotch, I get the impression that Weird Al was unfamiliar with the original version of I've Got My Mind Set On You when he wrote his parody. Here is some useless trivia for you: The George Harrison song contains 42 different words. Weird Al's parody contains 99. Here is another version of the song, from Shakin' Stevens' 2007 CD Now Listen:

 
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Channel98

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You Take My Breath Away has 41 different words. Thank you for asking. The vocal song with the fewest words is Forever, a 1960 #9 hit
by the Littl;e Dippers, who were actually the Anita Kerr Singers. It has only nine different words. The pianist is Floyd Cramer.

 
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40: CASANOVA - LEVERT
39: U GOT THE LOOK - PRINCE
38: NEED YOU TONIGHT - INXS
37: DON’T WAIT ME WAIT FOR LOVE – KENNY G
36: ANIMAL – DEF LEPPARD
35: BOYS NIGHT OUT – TIMOTHY B. SCHMITT
34: CHERRY BOMB – JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
33: TELL IT TO MY HEART – TAYLOR DAYNE
32: LET ME BE THE ONE - EXPOSE
31: LOVE WILL FIND A WAY - YES
30: THAT’S WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT – MICHAEL BOLTON
29: I DO YOU – THE JETS
28: WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME – U2
27: DUDE (LOOKS LIKE A LADY) - AEROSMITH
26: GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU – GEORGE HARRISON
25: COME ON, LET’S GO – LOS LOBOS
24: BAD – MICHAEL JACKSON
23: VALERIE – STEVE WINWOOD
22: SKELTONS – STEVIE WONDER
21: CATCH ME (I’M FALLING) – PRETTY POISON
20: CAUSING A COMOTION - MADONNA
19: SO EMOTIONAL – WHITNEY HOUSTON
18: HOURGLASS - SQUEEZE
17: DON’T YOU WANT ME – JODY WHATLEY
16: IS THIS LOVE - WHITESNAKE
15: IT’S A SIN – PET SHOP BOYS
14: SHAKE YOUR LOVE – DEBBIE GIBSON
13: I WON’T FORGET YOU - POISON
12: THE ONE I OVE – R.E.M.
11: WE’LL BE TOGETHER - STING
10: FAITH – GEORGE MICHAEL
9: I’VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE – CUTTING CREW
8: LITTLE LIES – FLEETWOOD MAC
7: SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER – RICHARD MARX
6: BREAKOUT – SWING OUT SISTER
5: BRILLIANT DISGUISE – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
4: I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY
3: HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH – BELINDA CARLISLE
2: (I’VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE – BILL MEDLEY AND JENNIFER WARNES
1: MONY MONY – BILLY IDOL

THIS WEEKS DROPS

41 35 SUGAR FREE –Wa Wa Nee
54 36 LOST IN EMOTION – Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (Columbia)
Looks like this one was a repeat: Nov 23, 2014
 

sadchild

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Good 9
Okay 12
Bad 19

I won't have time this week for a full "won't make the 40" etc.

BEST
36: ANIMAL – DEF LEPPARD
31: LOVE WILL FIND A WAY - YES
8: LITTLE LIES – FLEETWOOD MAC

WORST
24: BAD – MICHAEL JACKSON
14: SHAKE YOUR LOVE – DEBBIE GIBSON
4: I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY
2: (I’VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE – BILL MEDLEY AND JENNIFER WARNES
 

Channel98

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In 2020, Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and his sons recorded I Think We're Alone Now. It was released as a single in April and later included on No Fun Mondays, an album of remakes of several songs including Manic Monday, Kids In America, That's Rock'N'Roll and That Thing You Do! This reached #7 on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, #12 on the Adult Top 40 chart and #24 on the Adult Contemporary chart