Tag Archives: 1980s

memories of the ’80s – Whitney Houston

In the mid 1980s, the self-titled debut of a powerful female voice was released: Whitney Houston. Produced by several powerhouses including Jermaine Jackson, Michael Massir, Kashif and Narada Michael Walden, Houston had been signed to a record deal by Arista … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – She’s Having A Baby

The late 1980s brought this romantic comedy to the big screen: She’s Having A Baby. Written and directed by John Hughes, the story focuses on the beginning of the marriage between Jake and Kristy, played by Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick & friends

The mid 1980s brought a second version of That’s What Friends Are For to burn up the charts and lend a helping hand to charity. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, the song was first recorded by Rod … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Like a Virgin by Madonna

The mid 1980s were kicked into high drive with the lead single from this memorable album: Like a Virgin by Madonna. Written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, the song was the lead single of the album of the same … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Falcon and the Snowman

The mid ’80s brought to the big screen a thriller based on a true story: The Falcon and The Snowman. Directed by John Schlesinger, the film starred Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn, who star as two Americans who try to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Please Don’t Go by KC and The Sunshine Band

The beginning of the 1980s was kicked off on the charts by a ballad – Please Don’t Go by KC and The Sunshine Band. The song was from the sixth studio album from the band, Do You Wanna Go Party, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Living Daylights

In the late 1980s, the James Bond film franchise decided to reboot with a new star in the movie The Living Daylights. Timothy Dalton was chosen to play the British spy, and this 15th action film of the series was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) by Billy Ocean

In the 1980s the smooth sounds of Billy Ocean brought this pop/R&B song to the charts with Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run). Suddenly was the fifth studio album from British singer Ocean, who had moderate success in … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston

In the mid 1980s, a young singer debuted with her first album and her first of many chart hits with Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston. The second single from her self-titled album produced by Michael Masser, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses

The end of the 1980s brought one of rock’s biggest hits: Sweet Child O’Mine by Guns N’ Roses. Appetite for Destruction was the debut album for Guns N’ Roses, recorded in a variety of studios in southern California, with many … Continue reading

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