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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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)