For some reason this song is stuck in my head today, therefore it is my song of the day. In 1985 Billy Ocean took Suddenly to number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also to number 4, in the UK.
This song, “Living In America”, by James Brown, was released in 1985, but reached number 4, on the Billboard Hot 100, in early 1986. It reached number 5, in the UK.
Today June 25th, 2019, is the 10th anniversary of the untimely death of one of the best selling music artists of all time. Here is Bad, his second hit single, from his “Bad” album from 1987.
Wishing Cyndi Lauper, a happy 65th birthday, today June 22nd, 2019. Here is her second, and one of her biggest Worldwide hits, from 1984, “Time After Time”.
One of Bon Jovi’s biggest hits, from 1986, Livin’ On A Prayer. It topped the Billboard Hot 100, and reached number 4, in the UK.
This song, “Luka” is by American singer songwriter, Suzanne Vega, from 1987. It was one of her biggest hit, and from the album, “Solitude Standing” It reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 23, in the UK. I remember buying that album, in 1987, when my children were small.
UK Number One, from 1989, Black Box, and Ride On Time. One of my Top 100 songs.
3 years ago, today, the World lost a unique talent. Prince, died, at his home, of an accidental overdose of the prescription drug Fentanyl, on April 21st, 2016. Here is one of his biggest hits, from 1984, “When Doves Cry”.
True was the biggest hit for London band, Spandau Ballet, in 1983. It stayed at number one, in the UK, for four weeks, in April, and May. It reached number four, on the Billboard Hot 100, in the Fall of 1983.
Title track from the 1986 album, Who Made who, by AC/DC. This single reached number 16, in the UK and number 23, on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. Interestingly, this video was filmed, in the Lobby and on the Stage, at the Brixton Academy, in London.