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It Might Be You – Stephen Bishop

This is the theme song to the 1982 romantic comedy Tootsie, starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange. Although Bishop had written for movies before, such as the title theme to Animal House in 1978, this tune was written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-winning lyricists behind “The Way We Were” and “The Windmills Of Your Mind,” and jazz musician […]

Everybody Wants To Rule the World (Live) – Tears for Fears

Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is a song recorded by English band Tears for Fears. It was written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes with production handled by Hughes. The song was released in 1985 by Phonogram, Mercury and Vertigo Records as the third single from their second album, Songs from the Big Chair (1985). “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is a new wave song. Its […]

Let Me In – Mike Francis

Mike Francis is an anti-irony authority figure. It’s nigh on impossible to listen to “Let Me In” and not feel at least some emotional affect. There’s something about the openness of it, the completely untethered sense of longing, yearning, that’s complete magic. The sophistipop backing, as elementally gorgeous as it is, is a perfectly blank […]

Insensitive – Jann Arden

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You Got It All – The Jets

This was written by Rupert Holmes, who is known for his hit “Escape (The Piña Colada Song),” but has also written many other songs and had tremendous success writing plays, including The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, which won five Tony awards. He has also written a novel called Where The Truth Lies. Explaining how this song came […]

Crazy For You – Madonna

“Crazy for You” is a song by American singer Madonna, written by John Bettis and Jon Lind, from the soundtrack album to the film Vision Quest (1985). It was released on March 2, 1985 by Geffen Records as the first single from the soundtrack. Producers Jon Peters and Peter Guber, along with music director Phil Ramone, decided to use Madonna after listening to her previous recordings, employing Bettis and […]

Secret – Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark

“Secret” is a song by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released as a single from their 1985 album Crush. Paul Humphreys sings lead vocals on the track. It became their second US Billboard Hot 100 entry, peaking at number 63, and also made number 34 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was featured in the movie Arthur 2: On the Rocks and on its […]

Steep – Lauren Christy

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Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough – Patty Smyth ft. Don Henley

Now, I don’t want to lose you,but I don’t want to use you just to have somebody by my side.And I don’t want to hate you,I don’t want to take you, but I don’t want to be the one to cry.And I don’t really matter to anyone anymore.But like a fool I keep losing my […]

Borderline – Madonna

“Borderline” is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her eponymous debut albumMadonna (1983). It was released on February 15, 1984 by Sire Records as the album’s fifth single. Written and composed by its producer Reggie Lucas, the song was remixed by Madonna’s then-boyfriend John “Jellybean” Benitez. The singer used refined and expressive vocals to deliver lyrics about an unfulfilled love. (Cr. Wikipedia) […]
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