Russian Radio – Red Flag

“Russian Radio” is a song by the American synthpop band Red Flag. It was released as a single in 1988. The song charted highly on the US BillboardHot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at #11. (Cr. Wikipedia)

The Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon (1985)

“The Whole of the Moon” (1985) is one of The Waterboys’ best-known songs and their most commercially successful. It is arguably the band’s signature song and was the Ivor Novello Award winner “Best Song Musically and Lyrically” in 1991. U2 used it as their walk-up song during much of The Joshua Tree Tours 2017 and […]

Especially For You – Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan

“Especially for You” is a song performed by the Australian recording artists Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, from Donovan’s debut album Ten Good Reasons(1989). The single was released on 28 November 1988 and was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. “Especially for You” received many positive reviews from older and contemporary critics, who deemed it one of the strongest […]

You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi

You Give Love a Bad Name” was originally written for Bonnie Tyler under the title “If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)” with different lyrics. Dissatisfied with its success in the US and the UK, Desmond Child re-wrote the song with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora.[4] The song was written with several catchy […]

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 […]