Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Girls On Film (Night Version) (5:31) 02.Duran Duran - Girls On Film (3:31) 03.Duran Duran - Faster Than Light (4:30) "Girls on Film" is the third single by Duran Duran, released on 13 July 1981. The single became Duran Duran's Top 10 breakthrough in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at Number 5 in July 1981. The band personally selected the song for release following the failure of its predecessor, "Careless Memories", which had been chosen by their record company, EMI. Its popularity provided a major boost to sales of the band's eponymous debut album, Duran Duran, which had been released a month earlier. The song did not chart in the United States on its initial release, but it became popular and widely known after receiving heavy airplay on MTV when the Duran Duran album was re-issued in 1983. The song begins with a recording of the rapid whirring of a motor drive on a camera. Both manager Paul Berrow and photographer Andy Earl claim to have supplied the camera for the recording. Over the years, "Girls on Film" has become a staple of the encores for Duran Duran's live performances and is often the final song of a concert, during which lead singer Simon Le Bon introduces the rest of the band. The song, along with "Rio", was originally omitted from the 1984 live album Arena to make room for newer and less familiar album material from 1983's Seven and the Ragged Tiger. Both tracks were included as bonus material in the 2004 CD reissue of Arena. The b-side of the single was another song initially unavailable anywhere else, a synthesiser-heavy dance track called "Faster Than Light".
Tracklist: 01.China Crisis - African And White (Remixed And Extended Version) (5:01) 02.China Crisis - Red Sails (4:54) 03.China Crisis - Be Suspicious (5:00) "African and White" is a song by China Crisis. It was released as the band's debut single in 1981 on Inevitable Records. A remixed version of the song was reissued as a single in 1982 and became the band's first hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 45 in August 1982. The song is included on the band's debut album Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain.
Tracklist: 01.Leisure Process - Cashflow (Million Dollar Mix) (7:05) 02.Leisure Process - The Emigr 2 (7:08) "Cashflow" was the third single released by British new wave duo Leisure Process. Once again this single was produced by legendary producer/remixer Martin Rushent.
Tracklist: 01.U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday (4:34) 02.U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One (U.S. Remix) (5:41) 03.U2 - New Year's Day (U.S. Remix) (4:29) "Sunday Bloody Sunday" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the opening track from their 1983 album War and was released as the album's third single on 11 March 1983 in Germany and the Netherlands. "Sunday Bloody Sunday" is noted for its militaristic drumbeat, harsh guitar, and melodic harmonies. One of U2's most overtly political songs, its lyrics describe the horror felt by an observer of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, mainly focusing on the Bloody Sunday incident in Derry where British troops shot and killed unarmed civil rights protesters and bystanders. At the same time, the lyrics reject hate and revenge as a response, as noted in the line "There's many lost, but tell me who has won." Along with "New Year's Day," the song helped U2 reach a wider listening audience. It was generally well received by critics on the album's release. The song has remained a staple of U2's live concerts. During its earliest performances, the song created controversy. Lead singer Bono reasserted the song's anti-sectarian-violence message to his audience for many years. Today, it is considered one of U2's signature songs, and is one of the band's most performed tracks. Critics rate it among the best political protest songs, and it has been covered by over a dozen artists. It was named the 272nd-greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Tracklist: 01.Face To Face - 10-9-8 (Dance Mix) (5:42) 02.Face To Face - Dub-9-8 (5:21) "10-9-8" is the debut single by new wave quintet from Boston, Massachusetts Face to Face, originally released in 1984 in the United States. It reached number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart and number seven on the dance chart.
Tracklist: 01.I Start Counting - Letters To A Friend (Sunrise Mix) (8:04) 02.I Start Counting - Adman's Dream (Admix) (4:58) "Letters To A Friend" is the debut single by electronic music duo from North London. The band consisted of David Baker and Simon Leonard. In 1984, the duo was signed by Mute and released its debut single, the quirky "Letters to a Friend." "Letters to a Friend" easily distinguished itself from the glut of synthesizer-laden records from the mid-'80s with Baker's distinctly British talk-sing style and the psychedelic feel of the keyboards. The single was produced by British producer and founder of Mute Records Daniel Miller. I Start Counting gained a significant cult following in the U.K. and the U.S., especially among American suburban teens who were discovering Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk in dance clubs. In 1985 the duo released their debut album My Translucent Hands.
Tracklist: 01.Silent Running - Emotional Warfare (Extended Mix) (5:42) 02.Silent Running - Emotional Warfare (4:03) 03.Silent Running - Speed Of Life (3:35) "Emotional Warfare" was the second single released from Belfast new wave/rock band Silent Running, released in 1984. The highly underrated band failed to have any impact on the charts after releaseing three albums and several singles. The b-side "Speed Of Life" is a non album track.
Tracklist: 01.The Creatures - Solar Eclipse (6:07) 02.The Creatures - Just In The Name Of Love (5:11) Today in North America we celebrate a rare astronomical event the Total Solar Eclipse. This is the First Total Solar Eclipse in USA Since 1979. This is the first total eclipse of the Sun visible from the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) since February 26, 1979. The last time a total eclipse was visible from coast to coast was on June 8, 1918.. As many Americans put on their eclipse glasses or make home-made viewing stations I thought it would be fun to post this for those who will make this cosmic celebration an event. If the eclipse bug has truly bitten you, then you won't be able to wait until the next North American total solar eclipse in 2024. "Solar Eclipse" is song by Italian band The Creatures not to ne confused with the British band of the same name. The Italo Disco band is one of the lost meteors of the 1980s. The Creatures consists of members Mario Flores and Maurizio Sangineto. "Solar Eclipse" was taken from the album "Illusion" released in 1985.