Tag Archives: 1980s

memories of the ’80s – Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

For summer 1982, one of the songs of the day was a duet by two superstars: Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. Written by McCartney for his third solo album Tug of War, the song was initially … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Little Jeannie by Elton John

The beginning of the 1980s led Elton John back into the spotlight with the single Little Jeannie. After announcing he wouldn’t tour any longer, stopping his writing partnership with Bernie Taupin and seduced by the fleeting music trends of the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Legend by Bob Marley and The Wailers

The mid 1980s brought the best of a band together with the release of Legend by Bob Marley and The Wailers.  The compilation album is made up of songs recorded by the band between 1972 and 1983. Included on the … Continue reading

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memoirs of the ’80s – Eternal Flame by The Bangles

The 1980s ended with a Hot 100 ballad from The Bangles: Eternal Flame. Written by Susanna Hoffs with writing team Bill Steinberg and Tom Kelly, the song was the only love song on the album Everything. Hoffs had spoken about … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Crazy For You by Madonna

Pop star Madonna stepped away from her albums to do a song for a film with the single Crazy For You. Written by John Bettis and John Lind, the song was for the soundtrack of the 1985 film Vision Quest. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The BFG by Roald Dahl

The early 1980s brought a new novel to the kids section: The BFG by Roald Dahl. The BFG aka The Big Friendly Giant, was written by Dahl for his seven year old daughter Sophie, who had died of measles encephalitis … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Chicken Soup

The end of the 1980s a new sitcom tried to make a major splash with the series Chicken Soup. Executive produced by Bernie Orenstein, Saul Turtletaub, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, the series was a sitcom based on the relationship … Continue reading

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