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 […]

Love in the First Degree – Bananarama

“Love in the First Degree” is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It is included on their fourth studio album Wow! and was released in 1987 as its second single except in the U.S., where it was released in 1988 as the album’s third single (following “I Can’t Help It“). The track was co-written […]

If You Leave – Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark (OMD)

If You Leave” is a 1986 song by the British synthpop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). It was recorded for the soundtrack to the film Pretty in Pink(1986), in which it is played prominently during the final scene. Along with 1980’s “Enola Gay“,[1] the track has been described as the band’s signature song.[2] “If You Leave” is the group’s highest-charting single in […]

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 […]

You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing

“You to Me Are Everything” is a single by the British soul group The Real Thing. Written by Ken Gold and Michael Denne and produced by Ken Gold,[1] “You to Me Are Everything” was The Real Thing’s sole number-one single in the UK Singles chart, spending three weeks at the top in July 1976.[2] A remixed version of the […]

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 […]

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)

Breakout – Swing Out Sister

“Breakout” is a single from British act Swing Out Sister‘s debut album It’s Better to Travel. The single reached the number four position in the UK in the autumn of 1986, and rose to number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and number one on the Adult Contemporary in the US in 1987. The song also resulted in a Grammy […]

Shout – Tears for Fears

“Shout” is a song by British band Tears for Fears, written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley and sung by Orzabal (with Curt Smith duetting on the chorus). First released in the UK on 23 November 1984,[3] it was the band’s eighth single release (the second taken from their second album Songs from the Big Chair) and sixth UK top 40 hit, peaking at number four […]