Tag Archives: 1989

memoirs of the ’80s – Eternal Flame by The Bangles

The 1980s ended with a Hot 100 ballad from The Bangles: Eternal Flame. Written by Susanna Hoffs with writing team Bill Steinberg and Tom Kelly, the song was the only love song on the album Everything. Hoffs had spoken about … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Chicken Soup

The end of the 1980s a new sitcom tried to make a major splash with the series Chicken Soup. Executive produced by Bernie Orenstein, Saul Turtletaub, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, the series was a sitcom based on the relationship … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Straight Up by Paula Abdul

Her debut album and her third single combined to push Paula Abdul into the spotlight with the song Straight Up. At the time Abdul was known as a choreographer and dancer for Janet Jackson, Duran Duran, George Michael and ZZ … 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 – 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 – 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 – She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals

Brit pop band Fine Young Cannibals kicked off 1989 with a hot single that would become one of their signature songs: She Drives Me Crazy. The band had released their second album in October 1988, The Raw & the Cooked, … Continue reading

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