Tag Archives: 1984

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 – 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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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 – Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper

Her second single may not have been a party anthem, but it cemented the fan support for debut of Cyndi Lauper when she released Time After Time. The second single from her successful album She’s So Unusual , the song … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Kate & Allie

In the 1980s, a sitcom focused on the reality of the changing families came to the small screen with the series Kate & Allie. Created by Sherry Coben, the TV series focused on two women who are recently divorced and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Careless Whisper by George Michael

In the mid ’80s, British pop star George Michael released his first solo effort, a ballad:¬†Careless Whisper. When he was 17, Michael and bandmate Andrew Ridgeley composed the song, using his emotions from his first attempts at romantic relationships to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Jump by Van Halen

The sixth studio album from Van Halen brought the band bestselling success and a their first number one single: Jump. Written in 1981 by Eddie Van Halen, the other band members rejected the song for their previous album Diver Down. … Continue reading

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