Tag Archives: 1984

memories of the ’80s – I Feel For You by Chaka Khan

Written by Prince but performed by Chaka Khan, this song became a hit thanks to radio and music video: I Feel For You. Prince wrote the song in 1979 for his self-titled album, and had offered the song to singer … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – West End Girls by The Pet Shop Boys

This iconic song of the mid ’80s was released twice, with the second time the charm for West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys. Inspired by a T.S. Eliot poem, The Wasted Land, the song was written by band … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Footloose

In 1984, a teen film about music and dance became the summer hit of the season: Footloose. Loosely based on real-life events that occurred in a small Oklahoma town, Dean Pitchford’s screenplay was put on the big screen by director … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Apollonia 6

As Prince dominated the ’80s music scene, he also created a long list of protegés – and after Vanity, he was soon creating Apollonia 6. After a dispute with Prince in 1983, Denise Matthews aka Vanity, the lead singer of Vanity … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Last Christmas by Wham!

The Brit pop duo Wham! decided to get into the holiday spirit in the mid 1980s with their contribution to the season with Last Christmas. Released as a B side single with the song Everything She Wants from the 1984 … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Heaven by Bryan Adams

A top 10 hit of the early 1980s, Bryan Adams’ ballad Heaven was in heavy rotation on radio playlists across North America. Written by Adams and Jim Vallance, the song was recorded in 1983 at the Power Station Studio in New … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Diamond Life by Sade

The mid 1980s may have been dominated by wild music videos and hair bands, but the sultry vocals of a young Brit broke through to dominate charts with the album Diamond Life. A former model, young Sade Adu started back-up … Continue reading

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