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memories of the ’80s – Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol

The beginning of the 1980s introduced many of us to a newly-solo punk rock artist: Billy Idol and a song from his past that led to his future: Dancing With Myself. Having some success with Generation X at the end … 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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memories of the ’80s – Broken Wings by Mr. Mister

In the mid 1980s, a song from an American band was a chart topper: Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. Originally from Phoenix but based in Los Angeles, Mr. Mister was successful with its first album I Wear the Face. Lead … 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 – 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 – US Festival

In the early 1980s, a music festival launched in 1982 to celebrate community and technology: the US Festival. Created by Apple II founder Steve Wozniak and promoter Bill Graham, the US Festival held its inaugural edition on Labour Day weekend … Continue reading

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