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memories of the ’80s – Need You Tonight by INXS

For an Australian band, their sixth studio album had the song that became their hit around the world: Need You Tonight by INXS. After four albums, INXS had recorded and promoted Listen Like Thieves, gaining more fans beyond Australia and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Heaven is a place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle

The late ’80s brought a pop ballad to the charts in the holiday season: Heaven is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle. The first single from Carlisle’s second solo album, Heaven on Earth, the song was released in September … Continue reading

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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 – Here I Go Again by Whitesnake

For metal band Whitesnake, the second time round was the winner for the song Here I Go Again. First recorded in 1982 for their fifth studio album, Saints & Sinners , the song was written by lead singer David Coverdale … 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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memories of the ’80s – Alone by Heart

In the late 1980s, Seattle-based band Heart released a power ballad that captured the top of the charts: Alone. Written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kay, the song was initially released on their 1983 album, Taking a Cool Look. In … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – With or Without You by U2

The sounds of the late 1980s was dominated by U2’s fifth studio album, The Joshua Tree, and by its lead single: With or Without You. Released on March 16, 1987, the troubled love song was developed by the band from … Continue reading

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