Tag Archives: 1980s

memories of the ’80s – Spanish Fly by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

The sound of 1987 was never more typical than this album by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam: Spanish Fly. With songs written by R&B powerhouse Full Force, the R&B/pop hybrid released their first single, Head to Toe from Spanish Fly … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Amanda by Boston

For the rock group Boston, a power ballad became one of their biggest hits: Amanda. The song was on the album Third Stage, the third album from the band, finished after a six year legal battle with their music label … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Geraldo

In the late 1980s, journalist Geraldo Rivera decided to join the talk show ranks with a show that would become infamous for one episode: Geraldo. A lawyer and journalist, Rivera started his life defending Puerto Rican activists before transitioning into … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Two well-known singers collaborated on a movie song that became one of the best-known duets of the decade: Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie.  Written by Lionel Richie, the song was written for the film based on the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – MCMLXXXIV by Van Halen

The sixth studio album from Van Halen kicked up the charts, cemented their status in the 1980s hard rock category:  MCMLXXXIV or 1984 by Van Halen. With this album, Eddie Van Halen wanted to create a new sound for the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Alien Nation

For the 1980s, a tv show forecast a future where racism was shown using an alien race in Alien Nation. Created and written by Kenneth Johnson, the series was spun-off from the movie as a procedural police drama with a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

The number one song of summer 1987 still gets regular airplay (in a different form) thanks to an internet meme of the 21st century: Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. The first single released from Astley’s debut recording … Continue reading

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