Journey's Don't Stop Believin' was released
in 1981. The song is arguably the most-well known of
the entire rock era. It only reached # 9 on the Billboard
charts, making it the #65 biggest pop song of the year.
The 120 BPM song breaks several 'pop music rules.' The
chorus is only said 3 times, and not until only 45 seconds
are left in the song.
The reference to being born and raised in "South
Detroit' would actually refer to the Canadian city of
Windsor, according to our map.
1981's Just The Two Of Us was covered by Will Smith
in 1998. Although the song was on Grover Washington Jr's
album Winelight, it may best be known as the work
of vocalist Bill Withers.
Milli Vanilli had several chart hits, reaching number
1 three times with Baby Don't Forget My Number,
Blame It On The Rain and Girl I'm Gonna Miss
You. They cracked the top 5 with Girl You Know
It's True and All Or Nothing. They won the
Best Grammy Award, which was taken away when it was discovered
that the dou of Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan were just
the face of what were actually studio musicians and singers.
1987's Dirty Dancing soundtrack brought us I've
had The Time Of My Life, which was brough back again
in late 2011 by the Black Eyed Peas. It also featured
Love Is Strange by Mickey & Sylvia, sampled
strongly in in 2012 with Pitbull's Back In Time.
Aerosmith's 1977 hit, Walk This Way, was reworked
in 1986, by Run -D.M.C., reviving Aerosmith's career and
making it the first Rap/Hip Hop song to crack the Billboard
Top Hot 100 Chart.
Eighties' Bubblegum Pop Hits
I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Mickey - Toni Basil
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
We Got The Beat - The Go-Gos
Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Only In My Dreams - Debbie Gibson
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
We Built This City - Starship
Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson
Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
Straight Up - Paula Abdul
Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me - Whitney
Could've Been - Tiffany
The 80s Biggest Movie Soundtrack Hits
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
You Lost That Lovin' Feeling - Righteous Brothers
The Time of My Life - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
I'm Alright - Kenny Loggins
Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Fame - Irene Cara
St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) - John Parr
Flashdance (What A Feeling) - Irene Cara
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - Phil Collins
On The Dark Side - Eddie and the Cruisers
Burning Heart - Survivor
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Chariots Of Fire Theme - Vangelis
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
Batdance - Prince
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
Summer Songs 1980-1989
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves,
We Got The Beat - Go Go's, 1982
I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts,
Kokomo - Beach Boys, 1988
867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone, 1982
Boys of Summer - Don Henley, 1985
Funkytown - Lipps, Inc, 1980
Beat It - Micheal Jackson, 1983
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners, 1983
Vacation - Go Go's
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel, 1986
The Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
Love Shack - B-52s, 1989
Axel F - Harlod Faltermeyer, 1985
Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor, 1982
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) -
Whitney Houston, 1987
Hot In The City - Billy Idol, 1982 (and 1988)
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