Tag Archives: 1980s

memories of the ’80s – Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes

A song written in the 1970s became a hit of the 1980s: Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, the song was originally performed by DeShannon for her album New Arrangement in … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins

The end of the 1980s brought another successful song to the charts for Phil Collins with Another Day in Paradise from his fourth studio album …But Seriously. Written and performed by Collins, the song was a more soulful ballad, and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Caddyshack

The beginning of the 1980s brought a memorable sports comedy to the big screen that showcased comedic talents of new and established stars in Caddyshack. Directed by Harold Ramis, and written by Bryan Doyle Murray, Douglas Kenney and Ramis, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Don’t Mean Nothing by Richard Marx

The debut of an LA-based singer/songwriter came with the hefty support of The Eagles: Don’t Mean Nothing by Richard Marx. Marx began his career in the early 1980s as a background singer and writing songs for other artists on Manhattan … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – When Doves Cry by Prince and The Revolution

The summer of 1984 was all about Prince, with his first film and the lead single from the soundtrack of Purple Rain dominating the airwaves: When Doves Cry. Prince was asked by the Purple Rain’s director Albert Magnoli to write … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Toy Soldiers by Martika

Going for broke with her first album, singer Martika hit number one with her song Toy Soldiers. An actor and singer, Marta Marrero aka Martika¬† had made her mark in the role of Annie before becoming of the cast of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Ishtar

The late 1980s brought a buddy film to the big screen which became notorious for its failure: Ishtar. Written and directed by Elaine May and produced by Warren Beatty, the film starred Beatty and Hoffman as two songwriters who travel … Continue reading

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