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memories of the ’80s – Original Sin by INXS

That first single that made this Australian band known in North America – Original Sin by INXS. Written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss, the song was from the band’s fourth studio album The Swing. Hoping to garner an audience … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes

A song written in the 1970s became a hit of the 1980s: Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, the song was originally performed by DeShannon for her album New Arrangement in … 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 – Seasons Change by Expose

The late 1980s brought another girl group to the charts with the song Seasons Change by Expose. Formed originally in 1984 by Miami DJ Lewis Martinee, the girl group was Sandra Casanas, Alejandra Lorenzo and Laurie Miller. The trio recorded … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – (Love is) Thicker than Water by Andy Gibb

The late 1970s brought another Gibb brother into the spotlight with younger brother Andy Gibb and the song (Love is) Thicker than Water. Recorded in 1976, Flowing Rivers was Andy Gibb’s first solo album and the first single was the … Continue reading

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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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