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 […]

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 […]

The Flame – Cheaptrick (w/ lyrics)

“a classic balladit’s about finding ‘the one’ but losing themif you believe in ‘the one’ “ – Synch The Flame – Cheap Trick Another night slowly closes in And I feel so lonely Touching heat freezing on my skin I pretend you still hold me I'm going crazy, I'm losing sleep I'm in too far, […]

True Blue – Madonna

True Blue” is a song by American singer Madonna. It is the title track from her third studio album True Blue (1986), and was released as the album’s third single on September 17, 1986 by Sire Records. Written and produced by Madonna and Steve Bray, the song deals with Madonna’s feelings for her then-husband Sean Penn. A dance-pop song, it features instrumentation from […]