DjPaulT'sBurning The GroundVinyl Collection Part 1(7'', 10'', 12'')[24-96], [16-44.1] Жанр: Synthpop, New Wave, Pop, Rock, Disco, Soul, Funk Страна-производитель диска: Worldwide Год издания диска: 1975-1985 Тип издания: Vinyl, EP, Maxi-Singles, Singles, 7'', 10'', 12'' Количество релизов: 1127 Аудиокодек: FLAC (*.flac) Тип рипа: tracks Продолжительность: 10 Days 5 Hours 28 Minutes 15 Seconds Наличие сканов в содержимом раздачи: да Источник: Burning The Ground is a blog that contains high quality 80's and 90's remixes archived from 12" vinyl.
Lots of rare and out of print material.
One of the best blogs on the net.
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My name is Paul (also known as DjPaulT). I am a huge fan of 80s and 90s 12″ mixes. I was a club DJ for many years and I love the music from the 1980s and early 1990s. I grew up in Oklahoma City and Graduated from Midwest City High School. I now reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma. My passion has always been Music. I am a collector of mostly vinyl 12″ maxi-singles. I sometimes reminisce about how much I loved going into my local Sam Goody or Musicland store and looking at all of the new 12″ singles that had arrived. I always loved how producers could remix a song into something completely new. I loved buying my record and taking it home. I enjoyed looking at the big artwork and reading the production information while I listened to the different mixes. I even love the smell of a new vinyl record. Sadly all of the record shops began to close. I was left yearning for that experience of going to the record shop and finding many gems that are now forgotten. In July of 2007 I became frustrated with the music industry. I started noticing that people were hungry for all of the singles that had disappeared from stores. In July of 2007 I decided to open Burning The Ground on blogger. My goal was to provide the lost masterpieces that have remained mostly out of print. At first I didn’t know much about ripping vinyl. I soon discovered that vinyl ripping really is an art form. So I began ripping my old vinyl and I became more confident. As I got more involved in vinyl ripping, I eventually figured out that I could rip vinyl well. After much trial and error, people finally began loving the sound of my rips. Burning The Ground ended up getting well over a million visitors until blogger shut down the original site in March of 2010. Now a fresh new beginning has begun. Those that have seen me and my posts over the years know that I am very particular about my posts. I take great pride in offering the best quality that I can provide. I always disliked spending my time to download a favorite rare single on the internet and discovering that the single was a low quality copy. I do my best to provide good quality posts. Quality is what sets Burning The Ground apart from other blogs. I also wanted to go the extra mile and provide some liner notes with each post. I like to give information to you about each single. Someone told me once that when anyone ever wanted to know about 80s or 90s dance music and remixes, all they had to do was come to Burning The Ground. I hope that you find something that you like while visiting Burning The Ground. I am so glad I have all of you here with me on this musical journey. DjpaulT
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The 12-inch single (often simply called 12″) is a type of gramophone record that has wider groove spacing compared to other types of records. This allows for louder levels to be cut on the disc by the cutting engineer, which in turn gives a wider dynamic range, and thus better sound quality. This record type is commonly used in disco and dance music genres, where DJs use them to play in discos or clubs. They are played at either 33⅓ or 45 rpm. History Of The 12″ The gramophone records cut especially for dancefloor DJs came into existence with the advent of recorded Jamaican mento music in the 1950s. By at least 1956 it was already standard practice by Jamaican sound systems owners to give their “selecter” DJs acetate or flexi disc dubs of exclusive mento and Jamaican rhythm and blues recordings before they were issued commercially. Songs like Theophilus Beckford’s Easy Snappin’ (recorded in 1956) were played as exclusives by Sir Coxson’s Downbeat sound system for years before they were actually released in 1959 – only to become major local hits, also pressed in the UK by Island Records and Blue Beat Records as early as 1960. As the 1960s creativity bloomed along, and with the development of multitrack recording facilities, special mixes of rocksteady and early reggae tunes were given as exclusives to dancehall DJs and selecters. With the 1967 Jamaican invention of remix, called dub on the island, those “specials” became valuable items sold to allied sound system DJs, who could draw crowds with their exclusive hits. The popularity of remix sound engineer King Tubby, who singlehandedly invented and perfected dub remixes from as early as 1967, led to more exclusive dub plates being cut. By then 10″ records were used to cut those dubs. By 1971, most reggae singles issued in Jamaica included on their B-side a dub remix of the A-side, many of them first tested as exclusive “dub plates” on dances. Those dubs basically included drum and bass-oriented remixes used by sound system selecters. The 10″ acetate “specials” would remain popular until at least the 2000s (decade) in Jamaica. Several Jamaican DJs such as DJ Kool Herc exported much of the hip hop dance culture from Jamaica to the Bronx in the early 1970s, including the common Jamaican practice of DJs rapping over instrumental dub remixes of hit songs (See King Stitt, U Roy, Dennis Alcapone, Dillinger), ultimately leading to the advent of rap culture in the United States. Most likely, the widespread use of exclusive dub acetates in Jamaica also led American DJs to do the same. In the United States, the 12-inch single gramophone record came into existence with the advent of disco music in the 1970s. The first 12″ (30 cm) single was actually a 10″ (25 cm) acetate used by a mix engineer (José Rodríguez) in need of a Friday night test copy for famed disco mixer Tom Moulton. As no 7″ (18 cm) acetates could be found, a 10″ (25 cm) blank was used. Moulton, feeling silly with a large disc which only had a couple of inches of groove on it, asked Rodríguez to re-cut it so that the grooves looked more spread out. Because of the wider spacing of the grooves, a broader overall dynamic range (distinction between loud and soft) was made possible. This was immediately noticed to give a more favorable sound for discothèque play. Moulton’s position as the premiere mixer and “fix it man” for pop singles ensured that this fortunate accident would instantly become industry practice. This would perhaps have been a natural evolution: As songs became much longer than had been the average for a pop song, and the DJ in the club wanted sufficient dynamic range, the format would have surely had to be changed from the 7 inch (18 cm) single eventually. Also worth noting is that the visual spacing of the grooves on the 12″ assisted the DJ in locating the approximate area of the “breaks” on the disc’s surface (without having to listen as he dropped and re-dropped the stylus to find the right point). A quick study of any DJ’s favorite discs will reveal mild wear in the “break points” on the discs’ surfaces that can clearly be seen by the naked eye, which further eases the “cueing” task (a club DJ’s tone-arm cartridge will be heavily weighted and mild wear will seldom spoil the sound quality). Many DJ-only remix services, such as Ultimix and Hot Tracks, issued sets with deliberately visualised groove separations (i.e., the record was cut with narrow and wider spacings that could be seen on the surface, marking the mix points on the often multi-song discs). A broader dynamic range or louder recording level requires more space as the grooves’ excursions (i.e., the width of the groove waves and distance traveled from side to side by the turntable stylus) become much greater in amplitude, especially in the bass frequencies so important for dance music. Many record companies began producing 12-inch (30 cm) singles at 33⅓ rpm, as the slower speed enhances the bass on the record. By the same token, however, 45 rpm gives better treble response and was used on many 12-inch singles, especially in the UK. The first very first 12″ single was released in 1973 by soul/R&B musician/songwriter/producer Jerry Williams, Jr. aka Swamp Dogg. 12″ promotional copies of “Straight From My Heart” were released on his own Swamp Dogg Presents label (Swamp Dogg Presents #501/SDP-SD01, 33⅓ r.p.m.), with distribution by Jamie/Guyden Distribution Corporation. It was manufactured by Jamie Record Co. of Philadelphia PA. The B-side of the record is blank. The first official promotional 12″ single was Southshore Commissions’ “Free Man”. At first, these special versions were only available as promotional copies to DJs. Examples of these promos, released at almost the same time in 1975, are GARY TOMS EMPIRE – “Drive My Car”, DON DOWNING – “Dream World”, BARRABAS – “Mellow Blow”, THE TRAMMPS – “Hooked for Life”, ACE SPECTRUM – “Keep Holdin’ On”, SOUTH SHORE COMMISSION – “Train Called Freedom”, THE CHEQUERS – “Undecided Love”, ERNIE RUSH – “Breakaway”, RALPH CARTER – “When You’re Young and in Love”, Michael ZAGER & The Moon Band feat. Peabo BRYSON – “Do It With Feeling”, MONDAY AFTER – “Merry-Go-Round”, THE RITCHIE FAMILY – “I Want To Dance” and FRANKIE VALLI – “Swearin’ to God”. The first song found on a 12″ single is “Love to Love You Baby” by Donna Summer, released worldwide by Atlantic Records in 1975. By 1976, with the release of “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure on Salsoul Records, the new format was being sold to the general public. This song was originally a full side of her North American debut release, but released again in early 1977 backed with “Try Me, I Know We Can Make It”, on the Oasis/Casablanca label. As from 1976, the issued 12″ single trend spread to Jamaica, where hundreds of reggae 12″ singles were pressed and commercially issued as “discomix” to catch on the disco hype. These singles included The Maytones’ “Creation Time” (GG Records, 1976) and Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Keep on Moving” (Upsetter Records, 1977) produced and remixed by Lee “Scratch” Perry, featuring a dub mix and a rap mix by Wung Chu all gathered on the same side and edited together. The Jamaican reggae and disco trend also hit London, where reggae was popular and many new punk groups such as The Clash (“London Calling”/”Armagideon Times”, 1979) issued 12″ singles – but these were mostly regular A-sides, not remixes. Increasingly in the 1980s, many pop and even rock artists released 12-inch singles that included longer, extended, or remixed versions of the actual track being promoted by the single. These versions were frequently labeled with the parenthetical designation “12-inch version”, “12-inch mix”, “extended remix”, “dance mix”, or “club mix”. Later musical styles took advantage of this new format and recording levels on vinyl 30 cm (12 in) maxis have steadily increased, culminating in the extremely loud (or “hot”) cuts of drum and bass records of the 1990s and early 2000s (decade). Many record labels produced mainly 12-inch singles (in addition to albums) during the 1980s, such as Factory Records, who only ever released a handful of 7-inch (18 cm) records. One of Factory’s resident artists, alternative rock/dance quartet New Order, produced the biggest-selling 12-inch record ever in the United Kingdom, “Blue Monday”, selling about 800,000 copies on the format and over a million copies in total. It was somewhat helped by the fact that Factory did not release a 7-inch version of the single until 1988, five years after the single was originally released as a 12-inch-only release. “Blue Monday” came in 76th on the 2002 UK list of all-time best-selling singles. Maxi-singles The term “12-inch” usually refers to a single with several remixes. Now that advances in compact disc player technology have made the CD acceptable for mixing and “turntablism”, the term maxi single is increasingly used. In the mid-late 1980s, prior to the rise in popularity of the CD single, vinyl maxi-singles for popular artists often included “bonus” songs that were not included on albums, just as a 7″ single included a B-side cut that was often not to be found on the referenced album. Many CD singles contain a number of such cuts, in a manner similar to the older EP vinyl format. In the days of the 7″ single, and especially in R&B releases, the single would occasionally be “flipped” by radio DJs who found the B-side cut to be better for airplay than the intended A-side. One noteworthy example is the now-classic “I’ll Be Around”, the first of the Spinners’ Thom Bell-produced hits for Atlantic Records in the mid-1970s. Around the time 12″ releases became standard for pop records, this practice faded, because of the increase in marketing costs, the reliance on video to sell single releases, and the public’s expectation of quality packaging with photo or picture sleeves.
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Tracklist: 01.Barbra Streisand - Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) (Special Disco Version Stereo) (4:57) 02.Barbra Streisand - Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) (Special Disco Version Mono) (4:57) "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" is a 1966 hit single written and produced by Holland–Dozier–Holland and released as a single by the Four Tops on the Motown label. Barbra Streisand recorded a cover of the song for her 1975 pop album Lazy Afternoon. The single would only make to the promo stage and did not chart. "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" would also become Barbra's first ever 12" extended disco single.
Tracklist: 01.Grace Jones - Sorry (Disco Mix) (6:43) 02.Grace Jones - That's The Trouble (Disco Mix) (7:02) "Sorry" is the second single by American singer and actress Grace Jones, released in 1976 on the Orfeus label in France and Beam Junction in the U.S. The song was later included on Jones' debut album Portfolio, released in 1977 on Island Records, along with an alternate mix of the B-side "That's The Trouble". In certain territories the single was released as a double A-side single, giving both tracks A-side credit. Both tracks remain unreleased on CD.
Tracklist: 01.Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots - Disco Duck (Disco Version) (6:20) "Disco Duck" is a satirical disco novelty song performed by Memphis disc jockey Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots. It became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week in October 1976 (and ranked #99 out of the 100 most popular songs of the year according to Billboard magazine). It also made the top 20 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart, peaking at number 15. "Disco Duck" was initially released in the south by Estelle Axton's Fretone label but was later released by RSO Records for national and international distribution. ORIGIN AND STORYLINE: Written by Dees, "Disco Duck" was inspired by a 1960s novelty dance song called "The Duck", recorded by Jackie Lee in 1965. According to Dees, it took one day to write the song, but three months to convince anyone to perform it. Combining orchestral disco styles with a Donald Duck-esque voice as the main plot point, the story within "Disco Duck" centers around a man at a dance party who is overcome by the urge to get up and "get down" in a duck-like manner. When the music stops, he sits down, but when he decides to get up and dance again, he finds that everyone in the room is now doing his dance. THE VOICE OF THE DUCK: A misconception about "Disco Duck" is that the voice of the duck itself was provided by Clarence Nash, the original voice of Donald Duck in many Walt Disney cartoons, but on several occasions the Disney Company maintained that Nash never contributed to the song. The voice of the duck was performed by Ken Pruitt, an acquaintance of Dees, as stated on the label of the RSO release. For the live tour, the duck vocals were handled by Michael Chesney, another acquaintance of Dees. RESPONSE AND REPERCUSION: "Disco Duck" became a nationwide hit in the United States by September 1976. On the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, it peaked at number one on October 16, 1976, for one week, held the number-two spot for the following four weeks and remained in the Top 10 for a total of ten weeks. For all its success, "Disco Duck" was shunned by radio stations where Dees was living in Memphis, including WMPS-AM, the station Dees worked for at the time. Station management forbade Dees from playing the song on his own show and rival stations in the city refused to play it for fear of promoting the competition. When Dees talked about (but did not play) the song on his show one morning, his boss fired him citing conflict of interest. After a brief mandatory hiatus, Dees was hired by station WHBQ-AM, WMPS's primary competition in Memphis. By the time "Disco Duck" become a hit, Dees and his "Idiots" started making the rounds of the popular TV music shows to promote the song. On American Bandstand (and similar shows), Dees lip-synched to the recording, alone on stage with puppeteer Rickey Provow animating a duck puppet that he had made. Ironically, this appearance was never seen in the Memphis area due to then-ABC affiliate WHBQ-TV pre-empting Bandstand for wrestling at the time and for the aforementioned Memphis radio avoidance reasons. But when Dees appeared on The Midnight Special and a live tour up the East Coast he gathered together a band, backing singers and a commercial artist, Michael Chesney to perform the duck vocals and did everything live. "Disco Duck" even made an appearance in the film Saturday Night Fever, in a dance club scene in which a group of senior citizens were learning to dance disco-style. It was also featured in a deleted scene added back to the PG version. As it stands, Dees could have made an even more substantial amount of money from the song. According to Dees, his manager at the time made the unwise decision to deny use of the song on the film's soundtrack because of fears that it would compete with sales of Dees's own album. The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack has now currently sold 40 million copies worldwide, and is the second best-selling soundtrack of all time. Although "Disco Duck" hit #1 on the charts, Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio ranked the song at #54 on his list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever, stating that "six million people bought this piece of duck droppings in 1976. Not one of them would admit to doing so today."
Tracklist: 01.Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch - Superman (Vocal) (5:10) 02.Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch - One Love (Vocal) (8:09) Celi Bee (born Celida Ines Camacho, New York) is an American disco musician. Bee is a New York born singer of Puerto Rican Parents. After being born in New York, initially relocated back to Puerto Rico with her parents. There she met Pepe Luis Soto in Puerto Rico in the 1960s and they began making music together. In 1977 Celi Bee signed a recording contract with TK Records, whilst Soto wrote a song called "Superman", which coincided with the release of the film of the of the same name. The song became a hit, reaching #3 on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Disco Singles chart, #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #86 on the R&B chart.
Tracklist: 01.David Bowie - Heroes/Helden (English/German Version) (6:02) 02.David Bowie - Heroes/Héros (English/French Version) (6:04) ""Heroes"" is a song by English musician David Bowie, written by Bowie and Brian Eno. Produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, it was recorded in July and August 1977, and released on 23 September 1977. A product of Bowie's "Berlin" period, the track was not a huge hit in the UK or US at the time, but has gone on to become one of Bowie's signature songs. In January 2016, following Bowie's death, the song reached a new peak of number 12 in the UK Singles Chart. ""Heroes"" has been cited as Bowie's second-most covered song after "Rebel Rebel". Bowie's performance of ""Heroes"" on June 6, 1987 at the German Reichstag in West Berlin was considered a catalyst to the eventual fall of the Berlin Wall, similar to that of Bruce Springsteen's concert at Radrennbahn Weissensee a year later. In Germany a 12" single was released which featured the song performed in English and German as well as English and French.
Tracklist: 01.Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby (16:50) 02.Donna Summer - Try Me, I Know We Can Make It (17:55) "Love to Love You Baby" is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her second studio album Love to Love You Baby (1975). Produced by Pete Bellotte, and written by Italian musician Giorgio Moroder, Summer, and Bellotte, the song was first released as a single in the Netherlands on June 1975 as "Love to Love You" and then released worldwide on November 1975 as "Love to Love You Baby". It became one of the first disco hits to be released in an extended form. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame named it one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll, Summer's only selection on this list. Originally released in November 1975, the song became an international disco smash. In the U.S., it became Summer's first US Top 40 hit, spending two weeks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 7 & 14 1976 being held off the number one spot by Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" and logged four weeks atop the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, as well number three on the Billboard Hot Black singles chart. In the UK, upon release in January 1976, the song reached #4 on the UK Singles Chart in spite of the BBC's initial refusal to promote it. They also refused to play it. As a result of the success of the song, Summer would be named "the first lady of love," which labeled her with a sexually oriented, fantasy image from which she would struggle to free herself. This U.S. 12" was released in a uni-pack styled gate-fold picture cover. The 12" was designed specifically for Valentine's Day 1977.
Tracklist: 01.Donna Summer - Winter Melody (3:58) 02.Donna Summer - Spring Affair (3:40) "Winter Melody" is a song by Donna Summer released as a single in late 1976 from her Four Seasons of Love album. It became a top 30 hit in the UK, where it peaked at #27. By this time Summer was making her name as the queen of disco music, though this song is a soul ballad. The song represented the "winter" phase of the concept album, and speaks of a woman struggling to come to terms with the fact that her relationship has ended. As with much of Summer's material at that time (particularly with songs found on her concept albums), the song played for a considerable amount of time (over six minutes), however, the song was edited for its release as a single.
Tracklist: 01.Grace Jones - I Need A Man (Disco Mix) (7:34) 02.Grace Jones - I Need A Man (Instrumental) (4:54) "I Need a Man" was the debut single by singer and actress Grace Jones, originally recorded and released in France for the label Orfeus while Jones was still working as a fashion model. The track was later released in the U.S. on the minor disco label Beam Junction before Jones signed with Island Records, re-recorded the track and included it on her 1977 debut album Portfolio.
Tracklist: 01.Hot Blood - Terror On The Dance Floor (5:47) 02.Hot Blood - Soul Dracula (2:55) Hot Blood were a German disco production and brainchild of Stephan Klinkhammer also known as Boney M. The group also included Boney M's Marcia Bennett on vocals. The songs were recorded in Munich during the time of that city's heavy disco wave – and it features some pretty nice keyboard work, set to strings by the Munich Philharmonic. Set to a Dracula theme the songs are more about seduction than anything else, giving the record a slinky sexy Euro 70s groove – and in most cases, the vocals are nothing more than a chorus repetition of the title. In 1977 the group released their only album titled "Disco Dracula" the album spawned the single's "Soul Dracula" and "Terror On The Dance Floor" which were sizeable hits in some European countries. Full of camp this a fun single worthy of a listen.
Tracklist: 01.Jeff Lynne - Doin' That Crazy Thing (3:26) 02.Jeff Lynne - Goin' Down To Rio (3:48) In 1977, Jeff Lynne released his first solo single, the disco-flavoured "Doin' That Crazy Thing" backed with "Goin' Down to Rio". The song was intended to start a bew dance craze that Lynn had thought up while taking a short break from being Electric Light Orchestra's frontman. The 12" single's sleeve came with instruction how to do the "Crazy Thing". Despite ELO's high profile at that time, it received little airplay and failed to chart. This single would mark the first time that Lynne's named appeard on a release by itself.
Tracklist: 01.Leo Sayer - Thunder In My Heart (Disco Version) (6:30) "Thunder in My Heart" is a song recorded by Leo Sayer for the album Thunder in My Heart (1977). It became a top 40 single in the US peaking at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #30 on the US dance Chart. In the UK "Thunder In My Heart" climed to the #22 position. In 2006 the song was remixed by Meck and titled "Thunder In My Heart Again" this version stayed at number one for two weeks in the UK. It also peaked at #7 in the Dutch Top 40, remaining in that chart for 17 weeks. In the US a special double A sided 12" Promo was released containing the "Disco Version" of "Thunder In My Heart". This version is repeated on both sides of the single and is exclusive to this 12".
Tracklist: 01.Meco - Music Inspired By Star Wars (7:34) In memory of Carrie Fisher 1956-2016 “ Music Inspired By Star Wars” is a disco single recorded by Meco, taken from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. This version is an edit of the nearly sixteen minute album version. The track was further edited for 7" release and titled "Star Wars/Cantina Band" which went on to become a #1 pop single in the U.S. and top ten in the U.K..
Tracklist: 01.Peter Brown - Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me (7:56) 02.Peter Brown - Burning Love Breakdown (5:23) "Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me" is the debut single by American artist, songwriter and record producer Peter Brown. The single was released in 1977 on TK Records. In the UK the single peaked at #43 while in the US it performed much better peaking at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 Billboard R&B and #9 Billboard Disco. Late in 1977, TK Records announced that sales of the 12” version of "Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me" had reached the million dollar mark making it the first gold 12” single in history.
Tracklist: 01.The Catch - Borderline (2:44) 02.The Catch - Black Blood (3:29) "Borderline" is the only single from The Catch released in 1977. "Borderline" was the first ever published recording by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. The Catch was a trio with Pete Combes, later they would form the band The Tourists. After the trio split Dave and Annie would go on to form Eurythmics.
Tracklist: 01.The Kinks - Father Christmas (3:41) 02.The Kinks - Prince Of The Punks (3:19) "Father Christmas" is a 1977 single by English group The Kinks. It tells of a department store Father Christmas who is beaten up by a gang of poor kids who tell him to give them money instead of toys, as toys are impractical; and asks that the toys be given "to the little rich boys." At one point, a child asks the narrator to give his/her father a job for Christmas. The song failed to have any chart success in the UK or US.
Tracklist: 01.Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood (Long Disco) (6:02) 02.Amii Stewart - When You Are Beautiful (3:56) "Knock on Wood" is a 1966 hit song written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper and originally performed by Eddie Floyd. In 1978 Amii Stewart recorded a disco version of the song, which reached #1 in the U.S. charts in April 1979, as well as charting on the soul singles and disco charts, becoming the best-known version of the song. the song was co-produced by Simon May. It also reached the Top 10 twice in the UK, first in 1979 (#6) and a remixed version reached #7 in 1985.The song remains one of the best known Disco Anthems. "When You Are Beautiful" is a non-lp track and appears only as a b-side.
Tracklist: 01.Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing (Special Disco Version) (6:07) 02.David Shire - Manhattan Skyline (Instrumental) (4:43) "Shadow Dancing" is a disco song performed by English singer Andy Gibb that reached number one for seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. Albhy Galuten (who also produced this song) arranged the song with Barry Gibb. In July that year, Gibb performed "Shadow Dancing" at the Jai-Alai Fronton Studios in Miami, when Barry, Robin and Maurice unexpectedly joined him on stage, and sang this song with him, and it was the first time, on which all four brothers performed together in concert. According to Billboard's Book Of Number One Hits, Gibb became the first solo artist in the history of the U.S. pop charts to have his first three singles hit the number-one spot. Additionally, "Shadow Dancing" was listed by Billboard as being the number one single of 1978. In addition the song peaked at number eleven on the soul chart and sold 2.5 million copies in the United States alone. The song was written by Andy and his brothers (Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb) in Los Angeles, while the trio of brothers were working on the film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. "And one night," Andy would recall, "while we were relaxing, we sat down and we had to start getting tracks together for the album" (also titled Shadow Dancing, which would eventually hit #7 on the U.S. album charts). "So we literally sat down and in ten minutes, we had a group going, (singing) the chorus part. As it says underneath the song, we all wrote it, the four of us." While Andy Gibb would have three more Top 10 hits in the U.S., this would be his final chart-topping hit in America. On March 5, 1988, Andy Gibb celebrated his 30th birthday in London, while working on a new album. Soon after, he entered John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford complaining of chest pains and died five days after his birthday, on March 10, 1988, as a result of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a recent viral infection which was exacerbated by his years of cocaine abuse. The b-side of this 12" is performed by David Shire an American songwriter and the composer of stage musicals, film and television scores. "Manhattan Skyline" is an instrumental taken from the film and soundtrack Saturday Night Fever.
Tracklist: 01.Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At The Copa) (Disco Version) (5:44) "Copacabana" is a 1978 song, sung by Barry Manilow and written by Jack Feldman, Barry Manilow, and Bruce Sussman. It is also known as "Copacabana (At the Copa)". It debuted on Billboard magazine's Top 40 chart on July 7, 1978, and peaked at #8. It peaked at #42 in the UK the same year. A remixed version of the song peaked at #22 in 1993. The record earned for Manilow his first (and only, to date) Grammy Award in February 1979 and his first gold single for a song he composed. The song's title refers to the famous New York City night club, the Copacabana, and tells the story of Lola, a showgirl, and her lover Tony, a bartender at the club who is murdered by Rico, a Mafia lord who took an interest in Lola. The recording was used as incidental music in the 1978 movie Foul Play, which starred Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn, and has been featured in over a dozen other films. The single version clocks in at 4:08, the Extended Disco version is titled "Copacabana (At the Copa) (Disco Version)" and is 5:46. As opposed to a commercial 12" single, the extended version was on the B-side of the 45 and can also be found on Manilow's first Greatest Hits double album. Manilow released a Spanish version shortly after the English version. Available as a 12" disco single, "Copacabana (En el Copa)" didn't chart on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, but was used by dance club disc jockeys. In 1985, Manilow and his collaborators Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman expanded the song into a full length, made-for-television musical, also called Copacabana, writing many additional songs and expanding the plot suggested by the song. This film version was then further expanded by Manilow, Feldman, and Sussman into a full-length, two-act stage musical that ran at the Prince of Wales Theatre on London's West End for two years prior to a lengthy tour of the UK. An American production was later mounted that toured the US for over a year. Over 200 productions of the show have since been mounted worldwide. This one sided US 12" promo contains the original full length 1978 "Disco Version".
Tracklist: 01.Carly Simon - Tranquillo (Melt My Heart) (Disco Mix) (5:11) "Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)" is a 1978 disco song by Carly Simon from the album Boys In Trees. Released only as a single sided 12" promo this is the rare extended version of the magnificent "Tranquillo (MeltMy Heart)". Produced by the acclaimed Arif Mardin, who also worked with such luminaries as Aretha Franklin, Esther Philips and Donny Hathway, this 1978 classic rides soulful disco-tinged waves of blissful strings, heady horns and cosmic guitars with a rich orchestral feel. The song also features backing vocals by Cissy Houston and James Taylor.
Tracklist: 01.Charo - (Mamacita) Donde Esta Santa Claus? (Special Extended Version) (5:40) 02.Charo - (Mamacita) Donde Esta Santa Claus? (Special Extended Version) (5:38) (Mamacita) Donde Esta Santa Claus? (Spanish for Mommy Where is Santa Claus?) is a novelty Christmas song. Originally recorded by twelve year old, Augie Rios who had a hit with the song in 1958 which featured the Mark Jeffrey Orchestra. In 1978 Spanish American actress, comedian and singer Charo recorded a Disco version of the song for the Salsoul label as a one-off Christmas single. Released only in the US the 12" features muy caliente mixes by Tom Moulton. Charo is best known for her flamboyant stage presence, her provocative outfits, and her trademark phrase ("cuchi-cuchi").
Tracklist: 01.Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real (Special Disco Version) (5:06) 02.Cheryl Lynn - Star Love (Special Disco Version) (7:23) Lynda Cheryl Smith (born March 11, 1957), known better by her professional name Cheryl Lynn, is a female African-American disco, R&B and soul singer known best for her 1978 disco song, "Got to Be Real". In 1978 Cheryl Lynn released her first and best-known song, "Got to Be Real," which was composed by keyboardist David Paich (of the band Toto), David Foster and Lynn. The song scored #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #1 on the Rhythm & Blues chart. The success of the single prompted a full scale debut album. Titled Cheryl Lynn, it was produced by Paich. The album sold more than a million copies and scored #5 on Billboard magazine's R&B albums chart and #23 on Billboard's top 200 album charts. The next single, "Star Love"', also became a success peaking at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Tracklist: 01.David Naughton - Makin' It (Special Disco Version) (7:29) "Makin' It" is a 1979 pop song performed by David Naughton, his first and, to date, only musical release. It was the theme song for the television show of the same name, in which Naughton starred. It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, the team also responsible for Gloria Gaynor's #1 hit "I Will Survive" and Peaches and Herb's #5 hit "Shake Your Groove Thing" and #1 hit "Reunited". It appeared in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 16 weeks, and in the top 10 for five weeks. It debuted at #89 on March 31, peaking at #5 for two weeks, July 21 and July 28. On Billboard’s Disco Action Top 40 Chart, the song peaked at number 11 in its March 10, 1979 issue during its 17-week run. The song also appeared on the soundtrack of the 1979 film Meatballs. It was also featured in the 1999 film Detroit Rock City as well as episodes of the television series Cold Case and Fame. It appears in a 2017 TV commercial for Subway, promoting an Autumn Carved Turkey sandwich. Early pressings of this record stated that it was from the TV series of the same name. Later pressings stated it was from the film Meatballs starring Bill Murray.
Tracklist: 01.Diana Ross\Michael Jackson - Ease On Down The Road (Full Length US Version) (6:05) 02.Diana Ross\Michael Jackson - Poppy Girls (3:26) "Ease on Down the Road" is a song from the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, performed in the original production by Stephanie Mills and Hinton Battle. It was also released in 1978 as a duet between Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The 1978 duet was released as the theme song of the film adaptation of The Wiz (itself an adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), and produced by Quincy Jones. The Charlie Smalls–composed tune was an R&B re-interpretation of both "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" and "We're Off to See the Wizard" from the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz. In the song, Dorothy (portrayed in the film by Ross) and the Scarecrow (played by Jackson) dance their way down the Yellow Brick Road and give each other words of encouragement. "Ease on Down the Road" is performed four times in The Wiz film: once by Dorothy and the Scarecrow, once by the two of them and the Tin Man (played in the movie by Nipsey Russell), by the three of them and the Cowardly Lion (played by Ted Ross), and finally during the end credits. In the album version, Jackson and Ross sing by themselves. The recording was one of Jackson's first collaborations with Quincy Jones, who became his main producer during the late 1970s and 1980s. In 1980, Jackson was a guest on Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary and, along with Disney characters (Mickey Mouse, The Seven Dwarves, Donald Duck, Pinocchio, Minnie Mouse, Chip 'n' Dale, Pluto, Winnie the Pooh, The Three Little Pigs and Goofy), performed the song in a medley with the Disney signature song, "When You Wish Upon a Star". It also earned Jackson his first Grammy Award nomination with Ross (previous two with his family group, The Jacksons) in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1979. Released as a single by MCA Records in late summer 1978, the song missed the U.S. Top 40 by one position, peaking at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached #17 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart the same year.
Tracklist: 01.Dolly Parton - Baby I'm Burnin' (Special Disco Mix) (4:33) 02.Dolly Parton - I Wanna Fall In Love (Special Disco Mix) (5:17) "Baby I'm Burnin'" was a 1978 song written and performed by Dolly Parton. Released from Parton's RCA album Heartbreaker. "Baby I'm Burnin'" reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1979 and #1 on the Billboard Country singles chart, "Baby I'm Burnin'" also became a surprise hit on the disco chart, peaking at # 15. In Canada "Baby I'm Burnin'" reached #1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks and #30 on the RPM Singles chart. In addition a 12" single entitled "Dance With Dolly" was released on hot pink vinyl. This special 12" included extended disco versions of "Baby I'm Burnin'" and "I Wanna Fall In Love" this would be Dolly's first ever 12" single and disco hit. Parton frequently performs the song in concert, often using it as her opening number.
Tracklist: 01.Donna Summer - With Your Love (7:35) Produced by Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte and recorded by Donna Summer "With Your Love" is a 1978 disco song taken from the film"Thank God It's Friday". The song originally appeared on the soundtrack album but was edited to 4:00. "With Your Love" also appeared on the Donna Summer compilation "The Dance Collection". The vinyl release included the full 7:35 version however the CD release edited the track to 6:06. Released by Casablanca Records this one sided limited edition promo-onyl 12" contains the full length 7:35 version of the song. The single is housed in a custom promo die-cut movie sleeve. To my knowledge the full version has never appeared on CD.
Tracklist: 01.Giorgio Moroder - Chase (13:06) "Chase" is an electronic instrumental by Italian synth-pioneer Giorgio Moroder from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and film Midnight Express (1978). In January 1979 "Chase" peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although originally branded as disco, the song is considered to be, along with Donna Summer's "I Feel Love", a pioneer of the HI-NRG genre that came to prominence in the early 1980s. For the 12" single the song was extended to an epic thirteen minutes and reached #31 on the US Dance Charts.The music was arranged by Giorgio Moroder with Harold Faltermeyer. This 12" is a special one-sided single.
Tracklist: 01.Grace Jones - Do Or Die (6:15) 02.Grace Jones - Comme Un Oiseau Qui S'Envole (4:30) "Do or Die" - a single by Grace Jones, released in 1978, promoting her album Fame. "Do or Die" was the first and in most parts of the world the only single release from Jones' Fame, her second disco album. On Fame it made up the first part of the A-side non-stop medley "Do or Die"/"Pride"/"Fame". The 7" single featured a heavily edited version (3:22) with the French-language non-album track "Comme un oiseau qui s'envole" as the B-side, included as a bonus track on the Canadian edition of the Fame album. The 12" single featured a slightly shorter mix of the album version with a cold end, and the B-side an extended mix of "Comme un oiseau qui s'envole". "Do or Die" reached #3 on the U.S. Billboard dance chart, but failed to make a chart impact anywhere else. In 1985 the 7" edit of "Do or Die" was included as one of three disco tracks on the career retrospective Island Life, the other being the album versions of "I Need a Man" and "La Vie en rose" (1977). A music video was shot as a part of an Italian TV show Stryx, for which Jones made several more clips. It uses the Stryx studio set and sees Jones dancing with a surreal scenography in the background. Eartha Kitt recorded a cover of the song for her 1989 album I'm Still Here.
Tracklist: 01.Grace Jones - Fame (Edit) (4:51) 02.Grace Jones - Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In NYC (5:28) "Fame" is a song by Jamaican singer-songwriter Grace Jones from her second studio album of the same name (1978). It was released in 1978, by Island Records as the album's second single. Produced by Tom Moulton, "Fame" was originally part of a 20 minute medley on the "Fame" LP. On this 12" promo "Fame" is presented in it's edited form. The song was not a hit on the pop charts but was huge in the dance clubs reaching the #3 position.
Tracklist: 01.Hallelujah 2000 - Hallelujah 2000 (Vocal) (14:32) 02.Hallelujah 2000 - Hallelujah 2000 (Instrumental) (14:32) Released in 1978 by Casablanca records. Halleljuah 2000 was a one off single produced by Joe Long and Bobby Adcock. Recorded by a choir of Casablanca Recording artists with vocals by Pat Hodges of the soul/R&B group Hodges, James, and Smith who recorded for London Records. Also of note is the banjo soloist, one of the guys that performed "Dueling Banjo's" for the movie Deliverance. Orchestral parts are performed by the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. Mixed at Sigma Sound NYC. Halleljuah 2000 is an epic 14 minute disco version of Handel's wonderful composition with a disco beat. Beautiful chorus and orchestration. Enjoy!
Tracklist: 01.Judy Cheeks - Mellow Lovin' (Disco Mix) (7:35) Judy Cheeks is a female dance music singer born in Miami, Florida in 1954 and is the daughter of gospel singer and preacher Rev. Julius Cheeks. In 1978 she hit #10 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart with her first disco single "Mellow Lovin',". The single also peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Mellow Lovin'," was produced by Anthony Monn (best known for his work with gay icon Amanda Lear) in Giorgio Moroder's Musicland Studios in Munich. Cheeks also appears as a backing vocalist on Lear's 1979 album Never Trust A Pretty Face and on Boney M.'s Ten Thousand Lightyears and Kalimba de Luna - 16 Happy Songs as a member of vocal trio La Mama. In 1986, she worked as a studio musician (providing backing vocals) on Alphaville's album Afternoons in Utopia. Judy Cheeks had a career resurgence in the 1990s, when she re-emerged with a string of dance chart hits, including two #1s in 1995, "Respect" and "As Long As You're Good To Me", as well as "Reach", which appeared on the Summer Hitmix '94 CD released by ZYX Records. This US 12" promo includes the Tom Moulton Disco Mix which is exclusive to this release. This version is longer than what appeared on the commercial releases. The same mix appears on both sides of the single.
Tracklist: 01.Karen Young - Hot Shot (Vocal) (8:37) 02.Karen Young - Hot Shot (Instrumental) (8:21) Hot Shot was the name of a popular disco single recorded by American singer Karen Young. The single, which is also the name of her 1978 album, reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart the week of August 5, 1978 and spent two weeks there. The track also crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it only got as far as number 67 that same year. Although this single would make Young a one-hit wonder, "Hot Shot" is still considered by many as a club classic and an Old School radio staple to this day. "Hot Shot" was also featured in the 1990 movie "Reversal of Fortune" and was later used as a sample in Daft Punk's song "Indo Silver Club" on their 1996 album Homework. n 2007, nearly 30 years after the original charted and 16 years after Young's death (in 1991), MaxRoxx Music released "Hot Shot: The Karen Young Reheat," which is an updated version of "Hot Shot," this time with new mixes using the original's vocals. This version, which charted as "Hot Shot 2007," also reached the Hot Dance Club Play chart, where it peaked at number 7 in March 2008. Also, in 1999, Blondie recorded a cover of the song and included it on the Japanese edition of their album No Exit and "No Exit" single. Karen Young died of a bleeding ulcer in January 1991, at age 39.
Tracklist: 01.Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancin' (Vocal) (6:52) 02.Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancin' (Instrumental) (6:25) Leif Garrett (born Leif Per Nervik; November 8, 1961) is an American singer, actor and television personality. He became famous in the late 1970s as a child pop star and teen idol. In mid-1978 he signed with Scotti Brothers Records and recorded his second album, Feel the Need. Its first single, "I Was Made For Dancin'", reached #10 on the US Hot 100 and #4 on the British chart in early-1979. It became his greatest hit in both the US and the UK.
Tracklist: 01.Linda Clifford - If My Friends Could See Me Now (10:12) 02.Linda Clifford - Gypsy Lady (9:58) Linda Clifford (born June 14, 1948, New York) is an American R&B, disco and house music singer and actress, who scored hits from the 1970s to the 1980s, most notably "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "Bridge over Troubled Water", "Runaway Love" and "Red Light". "If My Friends Could See Me Now", with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, is a number from the 1966 Broadway musical Sweet Charity. In the musical, the character of Charity, played in original New York cast by Gwen Verdon, reflects on her charmed life as she spends time with Vittorio. In the 1969 film adaptation of Sweet Charity, "If My Friends Could See Me Now" is performed by Shirley MacLaine. In 1978 Linda Clifford released an album entitled If My Friends Could See Me Now featuring a disco version of the Sweet Charity number of that name. Clifford – who had been an extra in the filmation of Sweet Charity – originally responded negatively to the suggestion – made by a secretary at Curtom Records – that she record a dance version of "If My Friends Could See Me Now" "because I thought it would be sacrilegious. I've always been a theatre buff, so this [would be] a no-no....Then they recorded [the backing track] anyway and brought it to me, and I said, 'Ooh, I like that.' Once I heard the music I was like, 'It’s different but it’s the same.'" Clifford would recall how subsequent to her success with "If My Friends Could See Me Now" Cy Coleman would "[call] in to a radio station that I was being interviewed on and thanked me over the air for doing his song and bringing it to the masses." "If My Friends Could See Me Now" in tandem with two other album tracks: "Gypsy Lady" and "Runaway Love", hit #1 on the Billboard disco chart dated April 29, 1978 remaining at #1 for a total of five weeks. Released as a 7" single in August 1978 – "Runaway Love" having been the lead 7" single from the If My Friends... album - "If My Friends Could See Me Now" reached #56 on the Billboard Hot 100 with an R&B chart peak of #68. In the UK "If My Friends Could See Me Now" was issued as the A-side of a 7" single - with "Runaway Love" as the B-side - in May 1978 failing to become a major UK hit with a peak of #50 on the UK chart dated June 24, 1978.
Tracklist: 01.Meco - The Wizard Of Oz (Special Disco Version) (17:51) I thought this 12" would be a fitting Disco Friday release since to the feature film "Oz The Great And Powerful" opens in theaters in the US. The film stars James Franco as Oz The Great And Powerful and is a prequel to the 1939 classic "The Wizard Of Oz". Meco (real name Domenico Monardo; born November 29, 1939) is an American record producer and musician, as well as the name of a band or production team based around him. Meco is best known for his 1977 space disco version of the Star Wars theme from his album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk; both the single and album were certified platinum in the U.S. In early 1978 came Meco's third album , and this time it was the music from The Wizard Of Oz which got transformed into a disco album by the same name, as Meco described: "It is my best work bar none." From this album came the hit single "Themes from The Wizard of Oz". On October 2, 1978 the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #35, after spending three weeks on the chart. This special one sided Disco 12" is pressed on translucent yellow vinyl.
Tracklist: 01.Michael Jackson - You Can't Win (Part 1) (7:16) 02.Michael Jackson - You Can't Win (Part 2) (3:00) "You Can't Win" is an R&B, pop and soul song performed by American recording artist Michael Jackson, who played Scarecrow in the 1978 musical film The Wiz, an urbanized retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The movie featured an entirely African American cast and was based on the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz. After the original soundtrack version was recorded, Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones went back into the studio and re-recorded the track. It was the re-recording that was released in January 1979 as the second single from The Wiz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, following the release of "Ease On Down the Road" in 1978, and was Michael's first solo chart single on Epic Records. The 7" version included "You Can't Win, parts 1 & 2". The full length version was released on 12". The single only charted in the United States, where it reached number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 42 on the R&B singles chart. Since its release, the song has been well received by music critics. The song has been performed by contemporary singers such as Jill Scott and Charles Grigsby. In 1982, part 2 of the song, in which Michael Jackson repeatedly sings "Can't Get Outta The Game", was dusted off, given a couple of vocal overdubs, was renamed "Can't Get Outta The Rain" and became the B-side of the first single of his landmark album Thriller: "The Girl Is Mine".
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love (3:29) 02.Olivia Newton-John - Borrowed Time (3:36) "A Little More Love" is the lead single by Australian singer Olivia Newton-John from her 1978 album Totally Hot. It was a worldwide Top 10 hit single, peaking at #4 in the UK and #3 in the US. In Canada, it spent three weeks at #2 during February and March 1979, and was the seventh biggest Canadian hit of that year. In the US, Billboard magazine ranked "A Little More Love" as the 17th most popular song of 1979, and Cash Box ranked it as 23rd for the year, where it had peaked at #4. The single demonstrated a more aggressive and uptempo sound for Newton-John moving her away from her country singles and further into the pop stratosphere. The b-side "Borrowed Time" was one of two tracks from the "Totally Hot" LP written by Newton-John.
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - Deeper Than The Night (Extended Version) (4:55) 02.Olivia Newton-John - Please Don't Keep Me Waiting (5:50) "Deeper Than The Night" was second single released from English-born Australian pop singer Olivia Newton-John's ninth US and tenth international studio album. Released in November 1978. "Deeper Than The Night" did well on the US charts peaking at at #11 Pop, #4 AC and #87 Country. Internationally "Deeper Than The Night" peaked at #64 UK, #18 Canada and #7 in Australia in April 1979. The single was released on several formats including a 7" picture disc as well as a 12" Disco single released in Europe extending the track to 4:55. The b-side is the epic album track "Please Don't Keep Me Waiting".
Tracklist: 01.Patrick Juvet - I Love America (Disco Mix) (13:55) 02.Patrick Juvet - I Love America (Edit) (3:48) "I Love America" is 1978 disco hit by Swiss-born performer Patrick Juvet and produced by Jacques Morali. the track peaked at #5 on the disco chart in the United States and #12 in the UK. The song was taken from Juvet's album "Got A Feeling", it was also included in the compilation album, A Night at Studio 54, in 1979. This special one sided US 12" promo was pressed on translucent blue vinyl.
Tracklist: 01.Raindolls - Disco Santa Clause (6:50) 02.Raindolls - Santa's Theme (Instrumental) (6:36) This classic disco single released in 1978 with Gary Turner (Gary’s Gang) on drums is pure disco fun. So hang that Christmas tinsel and dust off those platform shoes “Disco Santa Claus” will make you move and groove. Happy Holidays! US 12" single housed in "Giant Disco Single" custom Christmas AVI records sleeve.
Tracklist: 01.Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? (Special Disco Mix) (6:29) 02.Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? (Music For Unicef Live Version) (6:12) "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" is a song co-written and recorded by Rod Stewart. It was written with Carmine Appice, and produced by Tom Dowd. The song spent one week at the top of the British charts in December 1978 and four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, starting 10 February 1979. It also topped the charts in Australia for two weeks. Royalties from the song were donated to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Stewart performed the song at the Music for UNICEF Concert at the United Nations General Assembly in January 1979. Carmine Appice, who played drums on this song told Songfacts: "This was a story of a guy meeting a chick in a club. At that time, that was a cool saying. If you listen to the lyrics, 'She sits alone, waiting for suggestions, he's so nervous...' it's the feelings of what was going on in a dance club. The guy sees a chick he digs, she's nervous and he's nervous and she's alone and doesn't know what's going on, then they end up at his place having sex, and then she's gone." The song was criticized by many in the rock press as a betrayal of Stewart's blues-oriented rock roots due to its disco-like arrangement, but Stewart and others were quick to point out that other widely respected artists, such as Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones, had also released disco-flavoured songs. It was also alleged that Stewart created the song through partial musical plagiarism. A copyright infringement lawsuit by Brazilian musician Jorge Ben Jor claimed the song had been derived from his song "Taj Mahal." The case was "settled amicably" according to Ben. Stewart admits "unconscious plagiarism" of the Ben Jor tune in his 2012 autobiography.
Tracklist: 01.Sarah Dash - Sinner Man (6:28) 02.Sarah Dash - Look But Don't Touch (3:05) Sarah Dash (born August 18, 1945) is a singer and actress. Her first notable appearance on the music scene was as a member of Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles. Dash has had a full career, moving from singer, to songwriter, session musician, sideman for famous bands that include LaBelle, The Rolling Stones, and Keith Richards. In 1978, Dash released her self-titled debut album, which included the top-ten disco hit, "Sinner Man". "Sinner Man" debuted on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco chart on November 11, 1978. The single spent 13 weeks on the chart peaking at #9.
Tracklist: 01.Teri DeSario - The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of (6:40) 02.Teri DeSario - Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You (6:32) Teri DeSario (born November 27, 1951) is a singer/songwriter from Miami, Florida. DeSario worked within several music genres out of high school. She was vocalist, played recorder and harp from 1970 - 1977 with a Medieval and Renaissance music group, the Early Music Consort, headed by scholar and Pro Musica member Arnold Grayson. She began her popular career as a singer/songwriter in the folk genre and later expanded her love of folk music with her passion for jazz. After marrying horn player, arranger, and composer Bill Purse, they founded a pop-folk-jazz collaborative called Abacus. One night a long-haired man walked into the club where she was performing, claiming to be the producer of the Bee Gees; it turned out he actually was. Barry Gibb heard her demo of original music and was so inspired by DeSario's vocals that he wrote a song for her called "Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You" and helped her obtain a recording contract. "Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You" from 1978 was Teri DeSario's first hit single, written and produced by the Bee Gees' lead vocalist/songwriter Barry Gibb, from her first album Pleasure Train, also released in 1978. Gibb also sang backing vocals on the track. The second single from the album "The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of" peaked at #41 on the US dance chart. Even though the first single from her debut, Pleasure Train, made #43 on the U.S. pop charts, she hadn't really enjoyed the recording experience and wanted a new direction. It was then that she bumped into an old school mate she had as a teen, Harry Wayne Casey (KC) of KC and the Sunshine Band. In 1980 De Sario recorded a duet with KC a cover of Barbra Mason's "Yes I'm Ready" which became a #2pop hit in the US. This single sided 12" promo contains both tracks on the same side.A1
Tracklist: 01.The B-52's - Rock Lobster (4:38) 02.The B-52's - 52 Girls (3:23) "Rock Lobster" is a song written by Fred Schneider and Ricky Wilson, two members of The B-52's. It was produced in two versions, one by DB Records released in 1978, and a longer version, which was part of the band's 1979 self-titled debut album, released by Warner Bros. The song became one of their signature tunes and it helped launch the band's success. "Rock Lobster" was the band's first single to appear on Billboard Hot 100, where it reached No. 56. A major hit in Canada, the single went all the way to No. 1 in the RPM national singles chart. Its follow-up was "Private Idaho," in October 1980, which reached No. 74 in the US. It was well received by critics and was placed at No. 147 on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
Tracklist: 01.The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes (Disco Mix) (5:25) 02.The Doobie Brothers - Don't Stop To Watch The Wheels (3:28) "What a Fool Believes" is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The best known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers for their 1978 album Minute by Minute (with McDonald singing lead vocals and Michael Jackson backing voice). The single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 1979, remaining in that position for one week. The song received Grammy Awards in 1980 for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year. "What a Fool Believes" was one of the few non-disco No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1979. The song lyrics tell a story of a man who is reunited with a former lover and attempts to rekindle the relationship with her, only to realize she never really loved him and shows no interest in continuing an affair with him. Michael Jackson claimed to have contributed at least one backing track to the original Doobie Brothers recording, but was not credited for having done so.
Tracklist: 01.The Three Degrees - The Runner (Long Version) (8:13) 02.The Three Degrees - The Runner (Short Version) (3:43) 'The Runner" is a 1978 Disco single by American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Three Degrees. In 1978, The Three Degrees signed to Ariola Records in Europe and the US and began working with Giorgio Moroder, who had become famous as a disco producer following his work with Donna Summer. "the Runner" was the third single taken from the album New Dimensions the single peaked at #10 on the UK singles chart.
Tracklist: 01.Village People - I Am What I Am (5:28) 02.Village People - Macho Man (5:00) "I Am What I Am" is a song written by Victor Willis, Henri Belolo, Peter Whitehead and Jacques Morali that was first released by the Village People on their 1978 album Macho Man. It was also released as a single with "Key West," also from Macho man, as the b-side in some countries including Germany and the UK. It did not chart in those countries, but it reached #4 on the Billboard Dance Chart in a medley with "Key West" and "Macho Man." It has since been released on several Village People greatest hits compilation albums. It was also included on the soundtrack for the 1978 film Thank God It's Friday. Rolling Stone critic Mitchell Schneider described "I Am What I Am" as a "human-rights anthem." Village People singer Randy Jones describes the song as "a gay liberation statement, aimed directly at gays and lesbians who were standing up without apology for their lifestyle" and as the group's "first gay liberation song." He says that the theme of the song is the virtue of being yourself, and not just if you're gay or transgender but even just if you want to dress in an unusual manner, as long as you don't hurt anyone else. Author Michael DeAngelis describes the theme as being "pride and faithfulness to the individual and authentic self." DeAngelis notes that this theme had particular resonance at the time, when the gay community was in the process of "coming out" and a general cultural obsession was finding healthy ways to feel good about oneself. Author Frédéric Martel identifies "I Am What I Am" as one of five Village People songs that were touchstones to the gay movement in France when they came out ("San Francisco (You've Got Me)," "Macho Man," "Y.M.C.A." and "In the Navy" being the others). Author Judith A. Peraino described "I Am What I Am" as a "hit single" while Boze Hadleigh described it as a "pre-hit." Author Sharon Davis claimed that lyrics are "so camp they have to held down with tent pegs." But Billboard described it as "provocative," describing it as a "gay pride anthem with its activist lyrics and basic theme." Billboard also praised the rhythm and percussion and horn arrangements. Allmusic critic Amy Hanson described it as "a well-constructed slab of groove," despite lacking subtlety. Rolling Stone critic Mitchell Schneider regarded "I Am What I Am" as the best song on Macho Man stating that Willis' voice is "full of anger and delight" on the song and concluding that "because the song seems so committed, it makes the rest of the material sound downright pointless." The song's title was later reused by Jerry Herman for a 1983 hit song performed by Gloria Gaynor, which also had gay pride as a theme. Reebok later used the title phrase for a successful sneaker advertising campaign.
Tracklist: 01.ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Long Version) (4:48) 02.ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Short Version) (3:39) "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)", (working title "Been and Gone and Done It"), is a song by Swedish band ABBA. It was recorded and released in 1979. It appears on ABBA's Greatest Hits Vol. 2. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" was written and composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, with the lead vocal sung by Agnetha Fältskog. Agnetha, as the narrator, weaves the image of a lonely young woman who longs for a romantic relationship and views her loneliness as a forbidding darkness of night, even drawing parallels to how the happy endings of movie stars are so different from her own existence. The song was recorded at Polar Music Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, in August 1979, and was ready for release in October of that year, in conjunction with the group's tour of North America and Europe. The single version of this song, which was released in its full length of 4:48 everywhere else in the world, was released in the United States and Canada in an edited format, being just 3:39 in length. This was done by removing the first half of the opening instrumental, the first four of the eight bars of the instrumental bridge between the second and final chorus, and fading the song out early. It is believed the edit was done by Atlantic, ABBA's North American record label, and not Polar, hence the reason why it was available only in the USA and Canada. This single version has never appeared on any commercial CD issued by Polar/Universal to date, and along with the US radio edit of Chiquitita, it marked the only time Atlantic ever commercially released an edited version of an ABBA single while they had the North American rights to release ABBA recordings. The single was never released by Polar Music in the group's native Sweden, instead being featured on the "Greatest Hits Vol. 2" album, which did get a Swedish release. While Polar released the single in neighbouring Norway, Denmark, and Finland, copies of these versions were not made available in the Swedish record stores, who thus arranged to import copies of the United Kingdom version on Epic Records. Sales of these imports were sufficient for the single to reach no. 16 on the sales chart in Sweden. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" was another highly successful song for ABBA. It hit no. 1 in Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, and Switzerland, while reaching the Top 3 in Austria, Germany, Great Britain, The Netherlands, and Norway. It also proved to be ABBA's most successful song in Japan, hitting no. 17.
Tracklist: 01.ABBA - Voulez-Vous (Disco Mix) (6:07) "Voulez-Vous" (pronounced [vule vu] voo-lay-voo; French for "Do you want?") is a 1979 song by the Swedish group ABBA, written and composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad shared the lead vocals. "Voulez-Vous" is the only ABBA song to have been officially released as an extended dance remix – albeit only as a promo. The 6:07 version of the track, released as a double A-side 12-inch single by Atlantic Records in the United States in 1979. A songwriting trip to the Bahamas saw the birth of this melody, and the proximity to Miami made it convenient to record the backing track at Criteria Studios with members of the disco group Foxy. Criteria Studios is where The Bee Gees made their disco-era records. "Voulez-Vous" is the only ABBA song (other than live recordings) to be recorded outside of Sweden. Billboard described Voulez-Vous as one of ABBA's "most dynamic tracks", stating that it contains "almost Russian sounding musical accents". Compared to ABBA's hits both before and after, "Voulez-Vous" was not a major hit for the group. It did top the charts in Belgium, while reaching the Top 3 in Great Britain, Ireland and The Netherlands. It also peaked at No. 9 in France, Spain and Switzerland. In the United States the song only reached No. 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Tracklist: 01.Barbra Streisand - The Main Event/Fight (Special Unedited Long Version) (11:41) 02.Barbra Streisand - The Main Event/Fight (Instrumental) (9:35) "The Main Event/Fight" is a Grammy winning single recorded by Barbra Streisand as the theme song for the 1979 film "The Main Event" starring Streisand and Ryan Oneal. The song was written by Paul Jabara, who had also written "Last Dance" (performed by Donna Summer) for "Thank God It's Friday". In the US the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 16, 1979. After spending 17 weeks on the chart the single peaked at #3 and became a certified gold single.
Tracklist: 01.Bette Midler - Hang On In There Baby (Disco Mix) (5:36) 02.Bette Midler - My Knight In Black Leather (Disco Mix) (6:57) "Hang On In There Baby"/"My Knight In Black Leather" was the second single released from the largely disco-influenced album Thighs and Whispers, which saw Bette Midler reunited with producer Arif Mardin. Released at the very peak of the disco era "Hang On In There Baby"/"My Knight In Black Leather" peked at #70 on the US dance charts.
Tracklist: 01.Bette Midler - Married Men (Long Version) (7:58) 02.Bette Midler - Married Men (Short Version) (5:30) "Married Men" was the third single taken from Bette Midlers fifth album Thighs And Whispers. "Married Men", featured the Harlettes on back-up vocals, including Luther Vandross, Sharon Redd, Katey Sagal and Jocelyn Brown. The single peaked at the #40 position on the US Hot 100 on July 7, 1979 after spending two weeks on the chart.
Tracklist: 01.Billy Ocean - American Hearts (8:14) 02.Billy Ocean - My Love (4:21) Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950) is a Trinidad-born English Grammy Award winning popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British-based R&B singer / songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three U.S. number ones. "American Hearts" was the first single released from Ocean's second album City Limits the song peaked at #54 in the UK in January 1979, but failed to chart in the United States. The song was also recorded by the Australian pop/rock group Air Supply for their 1980 LP "Lost In Love".
Tracklist: 01.Bruni Pagan - Fantasy (8:20) 02.Bruni Pagan - Don't Be So Mean (In Your Jeans) (6:34) Bruni Pagan is a Puert Rican Disco Singer raised in New York City's Lower East Side. In 1979 Bruni released her first and only album titled "Just Bruni". The first 12" single lifted from the album"Fantasy" quickly climbed the US Dance Chart peaking at #7 after spending sixteen weeks on the survey.
Tracklist: 01.Bryan Adams - Let Me Take You Dancing (Disco Mix) (5:33) 02.Bryan Adams - Let Me Take You Dancing (Instrumental Version) (3:01) "Let Me Take You Dancing" is a song recorded by Bryan Adams. It was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and was later remixed by John Luongo. It is notable for being Adams' first solo single and his first ever release as a solo artist when he was 18. The record is a disco track due to the remix. It was one of the first songs that Adams and Vallance wrote together and was based on a rag-time piano riff that Vallance had written. The writing took place during February 1978 and the song was recorded at Pinewood Studios by Geoff Turner The song was originally released as a pop song, but was taken by his record company and remixed. Although the single experienced some minor radio success, respected remixer John Luongo was recruited to remix the song to make it sound like a proper disco track ready for release in the USA. The song went to #22 on the U.S' Billboard Hot Dance/Disco Chart and also peaked at #18 on the Canadian Singles Chart. For the remix to be a success, Luongo deemed it necessary to increase the tempo of the song. Unfortunately due to the lack of time compression technology at that time, it was impossible to increase the tempo of the song without increasing the pitch of Adams' vocals. Adams was disappointed with the speeded-up sound. Co-writer Jim Vallance stated that "I don't doubt the single's success contributed to Bryan eventually being signed directly to the label [A&M Records]". However, to this day Adams has distanced himself from the single and has only performed it live on a handful of occasions. This is entirely because when Luongo remixed the record, he failed to ask Adams to re-sing the song. The result was the record sounds nothing like Adams's voice due to how much the recording was sped up.
Tracklist: 01.Captain Zorro - Phantasm (6:53) 02.Captain Zorro - Sure Can Boogie (3:02) If this one doesn't scare you. You're already dead! "Phantasm" is the theme song for the 1979 horror film of the same name. Indian-born England-based music producer, composer Biddu credited to Captain Zorro recorded an incredibly well arranged big budget disco cover of the song. This theme from the 1979 Don Coscarelli epic focusing on lethal flying chrome spheres that stuck on people's foreheads resulting in geysers of gore was pressed on blood spattered yellow vinyl.
Tracklist: 01.Cher - Take Me Home (7:23) 02.Cher - Wasn't It Good (7:01) "Take Me Home" was originally recorded by American singer and actress, Cher. The song was released as a single in 1979 and became Cher's first top ten single in the United States in five years, since "Dark Lady" in 1974. It would be her last for almost another decade, until "I Found Someone" in late 1987. "Take Me Home" hit #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, #21 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and #2 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. The single also charted in Canada and Norway, peaking at #10 and #9 respectively. In 1979, the RIAA awarded Cher with a Gold certification for the album for sales of over 500,000, and a Gold certification for the single for sales of over 1,000,000. The b-side "Wasn't It Good" was released as the second single from Cher's 1979 album Take Me Home. Wasn't It Good was officially released in the United States, but in places such as the United Kingdom and Canada the song was only released a promo. The song did enter the Billboard Hot 100, however it was not as successful as its predecessor. The song became a minor hit peaking at number forty-nine.
Tracklist: 01.Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore (Long Version) (6:54) 02.Cliff Richard - Count Me Out (4:12) "We Don't Talk Anymore" was a UK number one single for four weeks in August 1979 for Cliff Richard. Produced by The Shadows' rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch and written by guitarist Alan Tarney it was Cliff Richard's tenth UK number one and his first since "Congratulations" in 1968. Coming just before his 40th birthday and just when it was announced that he was to receive the OBE for services to music it cemented his comeback which continued well into the eighties and nineties. The single was his biggest worldwide seller, reaching number one in Germany for five weeks (his only English-language German chart-topper, though he had two German-language number ones there in the 1960s) and reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States. The single sold 5,000,000 worldwide topping the charts in the UK, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta and Switzerland. The song was the sixth video aired on MTV on its launch date, August 1, 1981.
Tracklist: 01.Dan Hartman - Vertigo/Relight My Fire (9:38) 02.Dan Hartman - Vertigo/Relight My Fire (Progressive Instrumental Remix) (11:15) "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" is a popular song which was written and released by Dan Hartman in 1979, when it topped the U.S. dance-music charts for six weeks. Originally released in 1979 as the follow-up to "Instant Replay", "Relight My Fire" topped the United States dance charts for six weeks from December 12, 1979 to February 16, 1980; it was less successful in the UK, however, where it failed to chart. Loleatta Holloway is credited as a featured vocalist on some versions of the record, singing the "strong enough to walk on through the night" refrain. The song's strings and horns were played by MFSB and conducted by long time MFSB member Don Renaldo. The 12" version includes a 4½-minute intro called Vertigo, often used in discos as a floorfiller before the song begins.
Tracklist: 01.Dennis Parker - Like An Eagle (8:35) 02.Dennis Parker - New York By Night (7:00) Dennis Posa, aka Dennis Parker, aka Wade Nichols (October 28, 1946 – January 28 , 1985) was an actor and singer from Freeport, New York who started his career in pornographic movies. His first feature film role was probably in the 1975 gay adult film Boynapped!. He subsequently appeared mostly in straight porn films shot in New York such as Barbara Broadcast, Jail Bait, Summer of Laura, Punk Rock, Marishino Cherries, and Teenage Pajama Party. Posa was credited as Wade Nichols in most of the adult films in which he appeared. In 1979, using the name Dennis Parker, he recorded a disco album on Casablanca Records entitled Like an Eagle. The album was produced by Village People creator / producer Jacques Morali. The title track was released as a single. Posa (still as Dennis Parker) also joined the cast of the soap opera The Edge of Night in 1979, as Police Chief Derek Mallory. Seriously ill by October 1984, Posa was unable to continue working on The Edge of Night and his character was written out of the show. The date of his death is commonly reported as January 28, 1985, but the Social Security Death Index indicates that Posa died in March of that year. (According to a persistent rumor the cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but this has never been confirmed.) In a tribute to Posa in a 1985 issue of Soap Opera Digest, fellow Edge of Night actor Ernie Townsend wrote, "He died in early January after a long and painful illness that took away a talent in its prime." An obituary released in Virginia stated that he died after a "brief illness, survived by his mother, brother, and partner." This is a single sided 12" with both tracks appearing on side A.
Tracklist: 01.Diana Ross - The Boss (Special 12" Version) (7:21) 02.Diana Ross - Lovin' Livin' & Givin' (5:09) "The Boss" is a 1979 soul/disco song written and produced by Ashford & Simpson and recorded by singer Diana Ross, who released it as a single on the Motown label. It was the first release from the album of the same title.The single peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reached #12 on the Hot Soul Singles chart, and went to #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The b-side "Lovin' Livin' & Givin'" was included on the soundtrack to the 1978 Disco film "Thank God It's Friday" and the Diana Ross album "Ross".
Tracklist: 01.Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (6:50) 02.Donna Summer - Journey To The Center Of Your Heart (4:37) "Hot Stuff" is a hit single released by American singer Donna Summer in 1979 as the first single release from her Bad Girls album through Casablanca Records. Up to that point, Summer had mainly been associated with disco songs but this song also showed significant rock influences including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. It is her most popular song, based on the performance on the Billboard Hot 100. "Hot Stuff" won Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, making her not only the first African-American artist to achieve that feat, but also the first woman to ever win a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance. It is ranked #104 on the updated Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The song also lists at #67 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time. "Hot Stuff" was certified Platinum by the RIAA and remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three non-consecutive weeks. The song also lists at #67 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time. The song also topped the US Hot Dance Club Play chart. This limited edition UK 12" was pressed on sexy red vinyl and plays the full 6:45 version of "Hot Stuff" with the album track "Journey To The Center Of Your Heart" as the b-side.
Tracklist: 01.France Joli - Come To Me (Extended Version) (6:10) 02.France Joli - Come To Me (Short Version) (4:12) 03.France Joli - Let Go (3:45) France Joli (France Joly) is a Canadian singer, born January 26 1963, who is best known for the disco classic "Come to Me." "Come to Me" is a #1 disco hit from 1979 performed by France Joli, who had recorded it at the age of fifteen with producer, Tony Green, who composed the song and briefly sings on it. The track also features the famed Philadelphia session vocalists, The Sweethearts of Sigma Sound. Introduced on the album France Joli, which was released in the US on 17 April 1979 on Prelude, "Come to Me" received a major boost on 7 July when Joli performed it as a last minute replacement for Donna Summer at a concert held on Fire Island, whose estimated audience numbered 5000. "Come to Me" began a three week reign atop the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play on 22 September 1979 and the France Joli album rose to #26. On the Billboard Hot 100, "Come to Me" peaked only at #15, a decent showing for a new artist, but also a symptom of the increasing disenchantment of Top 40 radio stations with disco music. The single also peaked at #36 R&B and #47 Adult Contemporary.
Tracklist: 01.Gladys Knight - You Bring Out The Best In Me (Special Disco Version) (Stereo) (8:22) 02.Gladys Knight - You Bring Out The Best In Me (Special Disco Version) (Mono) (8:22) "You Bring Out The Best In Me" is a 1979 Disco single by the "Empress of Soul" Gladys knight. Released as a 12" with a "Special Disco Version" mixed by John Luongo. The track features many breaks and strings capturing the Disco wave giving Gladys a golden appearance under the mirror ball. This 12" promo features both a Stereo and Mono mix of the "Special Disco Version".
Tracklist: 01.Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (8:00) 02.Gloria Gaynor - Yo Vivire (Spanish Version) (7:48) "I Will Survive" is a song first performed by American singer Gloria Gaynor, released in October 1978. It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. A top-selling song after its initial release, it has remained a popular disco anthem, as well as being certified double platinum by the RIAA. The song's lyrics describe the narrator's discovery of personal strength following an initially devastating breakup, delivered with increasing confidence and backed by a stirring instrumental accompaniment. It is one of the most famous disco songs of all time and remains Gaynor's biggest hit. It received heavy airplay in 1979, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the UK Singles Chart on consecutive weeks. The song is also frequently recalled as symbol of female strength and as a gay anthem. Originally released as the B-side to a cover version of the Righteous Brothers song "Substitute", "I Will Survive" became a worldwide hit for Gaynor when disc jockeys played that side of the record instead. New copies of the record were eventually pressed with "I Will Survive" as the A-side ("Substitute" itself peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, equaling to number 107 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart). As a disco number, the song was unique for its time by virtue of Gaynor's having no background singers. And, unlike her first disco hits, the track was not pitched up to make it faster and to render Gaynor's recorded voice in a higher register than that in which she actually sang. Most disco hits at the time were heavily produced, with multiple voices, overdubs, and adjustments to pitch and speed. "I Will Survive" had a much more spare and "clean" sound. Had it been originally planned and released as an A-side, it would almost certainly have undergone a substantially more heavy-handed remix. The song received the Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in 1980, the only year the award was given. It is ranked #492 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time", and ranked at #97 on Billboard magazine's "All-Time Hot 100". In 2000, the song was ranked #1 in VH1's list of the 100 greatest dance songs. A promotional video was filmed in 1979 at New York discothиque Xenon. Sheila Reid-Pender of Harlem, NY is the featured skater in the video from the skating group, The Village Wizards. Although three videos were filmed that day, the "I Will Survive" video was the only one to survive.e. The b-side of the US 12" features the song with Gloria singing in Spanish.
Tracklist: 01.Grace Jones - On Your Knees (Tom Moulton Mix) (6:28) 02.Grace Jones - Don't Mess With The Messer (Tom Moulton Mix) (6:27) "On Your Knees" is a 1979 single by a Jamaican singer Grace Jones. The song was the first and in most parts of the world the only single release from Grace Jones' third album Muse (1979). In most territories it was credited as a double A-side with "Don't Mess with the Messer". The 7" single featured edited versions of both tracks while the 12" included a very slightly different mix of "On Your Knees" and an extended remix of "Don't Mess with the Messer". None of these mixes and edits have been re-issued on CD. Originally released in the year of the so-called anti-disco backlash. The single was ignored by the record-buying public and left no impact on music charts. The record cover artwork, designed by Richard Bevistein, was featured in Michael Ochs' 1996 book 1000 Record Covers.
Tracklist: 01.Halloween - Lady Midnight (6:34) 02.Halloween - Come See What It's All About (4:38) "Lady Midnight" is a 1979 disco track performed by one-album disco assemblage Halloween. Written and produced by one-time Motown staff producer Jerry Marcellino, who with Mel Larson had worked on The Jackson Five's later albums and most of Michael Jackson's early solo records. The group released one album "Come See What It's All About" for Mercury records in the U.S..
Tracklist: 01.Helen Reddy - Make Love To Me (Disco Mix) (6:38) 02.Helen Reddy - Your So Good (3:00) RIP Helen Maxine Reddy (25 October 1941 – 29 September 2020) Helen Reddy was an Australian-born singer and actress. She is often referred to as the “Queen of 70s Pop”. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed fifteen singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six of those 15 songs made the Top 10 and three of those songs reached No. 1, including her signature hit “I Am Woman.” She also placed 25 singles on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts. Fifteen of those singles made the Top 10 and 8 of those reached No. 1. She was the first artist to ever win the coveted American Music Award for “Favorite Pop/Rock Female” artist. She was also the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three #1 hits in the same year. In 1979 Helen Reddy released the disco hit “Make Love to Me” from her album “Reddy”. This was her only song to make it on to Billboard’s R&B chart where it peaked at No. 59. A year earlier in 1978, Kelly Marie had a pop hit in Australia with this tune where it peaked at No. 5.
Tracklist: 01.Ian Dury And The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Disco Version) (5:22) 02.Ian Dury And The Blockheads - Reasons To Be Cheerful (Pt. 3) (4:53) "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" is a song and single by Ian Dury & The Blockheads, first released 23 November 1978 and was first released on the 7" single BUY 38 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick / There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards by Stiff Records. It went to number one on the UK Singles Chart in January 1979, and is the band's most successful single ever. It also was named best single of 1979 in the Pazz & Jop poll. Its lyrics mix various locations across the world and a number of phrases in non-English languages (including French and German). According to its author Ian Dury, the song has an anti-violence message. On radio Rhythm Stick was a popular song from its release, but the single was initially kept from the number one spot in the charts by The Village People's smash hit YMCA, which was at number one for five consecutive weeks. However, on the 27th of January 1979, Watt-Roy, Turnbull and Charley Charles (drums) were waiting outside the Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn, London, listening to a car radio when it was announced that Rhythm Stick was the new number one. Ian Dury was on holiday in Cannes, where he was at the beach when the hotel staff brought him a bottle of champagne and told him the news. For their appearance on Top of the Pops the whole band bought Moss Bros suits. Laurie Lewis, a friend of Ian Dury's from college, shot the promotional video for the single; while it simply showed the band playing on stage, it was an important piece of footage for Ian Dury, who for the first time appeared in public without his pink jacket or another long sleeved shirt hiding his left arm, withered by Poliomyelitis as a child.
Tracklist: 01.Japan - Life In Tokyo Part I (Disco Version) (7:09) 02.Japan - Life In Tokyo Part II (Single Version) (3:32) "Life in Tokyo" is a song by the British band Japan. A collaboration with disco producer Giorgio Moroder, who also co-wrote the song with David Sylvian, it marked a change of direction from the bands previous sound. Originally released as a single in 1979, it was reissued twice before it finally became a hit on The UK Singles Chart in 1982. The song was written by Giorgio Moroder and band vocalist David Sylvian. The musical style is in line with Moroder's electronic disco style as already employed on albums by Donna Summer, Munich Machine and on his own From Here to Eternity in 1977. Moroder's trademark arpeggiated synthesiser can be heard throughout the track.
Tracklist: 01.John Travolta - A Girl Like You (Special Disco Mix) (7:05) Before he was Tony Manero (Saturday Night Fever) or Danny Zucko (Greae). The one time disco dancing king of New York, was a recording artist."A Girl Like You" was initially released the year before he strutted his stuff to the Bee Gees soundtrack in Saturday Night Fever. The song was sampled in 1999 by Canadian hip-hop outfit Len and featured Biz Markie for the track Beautiful Day. "A Girl Like You" was first released in 1976 as the B-side to "Back Doors Crying" and then re-issued in 1979 on a 12" as the A-side. "A Girl Like You" was also featured on Travolta’s ’76 album "Can’t Let You Go". The 12" plays the same track on both sides and features a picture label of Travolta during his 1977 Playgirl magazine photo shoot. One of my favorite disco single's and well worth checking out.
Tracklist: 01.KISS - I Was Made For Lovin' You (Disco Mix) (7:54) "I Was Made for Lovin' You" is a song by American hard rock band Kiss, originally released on their 1979 album Dynasty. It was released as the A-side of their first single from the album. The single reached #11 on the US Billboard singles chart. The song also became a hit in Australia reaching #1 on the ARIA charts in 1979. The song also charted in Western Europe, it became a top 20 hit in Sweden, a top 10 hit in Norway, made it to the number 2 position in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. In the Netherlands it was a #1. In the UK it stalled at number 50. This special single sided US 12" promo features the "Disco Mix" mixed by Jim Burgess.
Tracklist: 01.Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin' (8:11) 02.Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin' (Do It Yourself Version - Instrumental) (7:54) "Christmas Rappin' " is a 1979 single by American rapper and producer Kurtis Blow. "Christmas Rappin' " was the first Hip-Hop song released on a major label. Kurtis recorded this with the help of producers Robert Ford and J.B. Moore. They took it to Mercury Records, who signed Kurtis to a 2-single deal, under the condition that If both singles were successful, he would get an album deal. This was the first single, and it did very well. The second single was "The Breaks," and it became the first rap song to be certified as a gold record, selling over 500,000 copies. Kurtis got the album deal and became the first rapper signed to a major label. Every Christmas, "Christmas Rappin" " would sell more copies. After 8 years, it went gold.
Tracklist: 01.M - Pop Muzik (Long Version) (5:00) 02.M - M Factor (2:33) "Pop Muzik" is a 1979 hit song by M, a project by Robin Scott. The single was released in the UK first, peaking at number two on 12 May 1979, unable to break Art Garfunkel's 6-week stint at number one with "Bright Eyes". In August of that same year, it was released in North America, where it eventually climbed all the way to number one in Canada on 27 October and in the US on 3 November. Along with Scott, other musicians who played on the track were his brother Julian Scott (on bass), then unknown keyboardist Wally Badarou, Canadian synthesiser programmer John Lewis (who died of AIDS in 1985), Drummer Phil Gould (who later became one of the founding members of the group Level 42) and Brigit Novik, the backing vocalist. The single was bolstered by a promotional video that was well received. The clip featured Scott as a DJ singing into a microphone from behind an exaggerated turntable setup, at times flanked by two female models who sang and danced in a robotic manner. One of the sight gags in the video depicted Brigit Novik dressed in blue who actually recorded the backup vocals which are then mimed by the models. The single's B-side, "M Factor", was featured in two different versions. The original cut appeared on the first UK and European releases of the single, while a slightly remixed version appeared on the single released in the United States and Canada. The image of the baby on "Pop Muzik"'s single disc pictures Robin Scott's daughter, named Berenice, who is now a singer and piano/keyboard player and composer and involved with her father's friend Phil Gould and Wally Badarou projects.
Tracklist: 01.Mary Wilson - Red Hot (Disco Version) (7:05) 01.Mary Wilson - Red Hot (Single Version) (3:30) Mary Wilson (born March 6, 1944) is an American singer, who gained fame as a founding member of the Motown female singing group The Supremes during the 1960s and 1970s. Wilson was the only singer to be a consistent member of the group in its eighteen-year tenure. In 1979, Wilson became involved in a protracted legal battle with Motown over their management of the Supremes. After an out-of-court settlement, Motown signed Wilson to the label. In August 1979, Wilson's debut solo album entiltled Mary Wilson was released with material produced by Hal Davis. The album took Wilson's solo work further into a mixture of R&B and disco. The album's lead single, "Red Hot", peaked at #95 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. An extended version of "Red Hot" made available as a 12-inch single earned the song a #85 spot on the disco charts in October 1979. This classic 12" is pressed on flaming red vinyl!
Tracklist: 01.Meco - Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (3:32) 02.Meco - Funk (3:37) “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" is a disco single recorded by Meco, taken from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 1, 1977, holding on to the spot for two weeks and peaked at no. 7 on the UK Singles Chart, remaining in the charts for nine weeks. To date it is the biggest-selling instrumental single in the history of recorded music, having sold two million units, being the only one ever to be certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In the late 1970s CBS Sports used the song as opening music for its NFL coverage.
Tracklist: 01.Mutiny - Lump (4:36) 02.Mutiny - Lump (With Dialogue Intro) (4:53) "Lump" is the debut single by former Parliament-Funkadelic drummer Jerome Brailey and his band Mutiny. The single was released by Columbia Records in 1979. The single was released a year after Brailey left P-Funk due to a financial dispute. The track was included on the 1980 soundtrack of the psychological thriller "Crusing" directed by William Friedkin and starring Al Pacino. The film is loosely based on the novel of the same name, by New York Times reporter Gerald Walker, about a serial killer targeting gay men, in particular those associated with the S&M scene. "Lump" is also included on Mutiny's debut album Mutiny On The Manship. Normally this 12" promo containded the same track on both sides but I created a special version containing dialogue from the film for the intro of the b-side.
Tracklist: 01.Nicolette Larson - Lptta Love (Disco Stereo Mix) (4:20) 02.Nicolette Larson - You Send Me (3:55) "Lotta Love" is a Neil Young composition which as recorded by Nicolette Larson reached #8 on Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 chart in February 1979 and also reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart ranking as the #10 Adult Contemporary hit of the year. "Lotta Love" was also a hit in Australia (#11) and New Zealand (#22). Larson had formed a personal relationship with Young while backing him vocally on American Stars 'n Bars; while being driven by Young in his car one day Larson played a cassette which was the demo of "Lotta Love" and Young told her the song was hers if she wanted it. Young did in fact cut a version of "Lotta Love" himself for his Comes a Time album; Larson provided background vocals for the album but did not sing on its "Lotta Love" track, a spare version which emphasized the song's melancholy. Larson's lavish version of "Lotta Love" - which featured a string arrangement by veteran Jimmie Haskell (whose credits include work with Bobbie Gentry) plus a classic soft rock horn riff and a flute solo - presented the song as optimistic; Larson would recall: "It was a very positive song and people don't want to hear how bad the world is all the time. It had a nice sound rhythm and groove." "Lotta Love" served as lead single for Larson's Ted Templeman-produced "Nicolette" album. Due to a delay in release "Comes a Time" was released on the same day in September 1978 as was Nicolette; the release of a single off the Nicolette album was held off until November when it was clear Young's version would not have a single release as an A-side (although Young's "Lotta Love" was released as the B-side of a non-charting "Comes a Time" single). Much as extended dance versions of hits by the Doobie Brothers - who Templeman also produced - were released, a 12" single of Larson's "Lotta Love" was issued, with Jim Burgess performing remixing duties: this disco version differentiated from the album track and 7" single in its pure "four on the floor" disco drum track (replacing the radio version's "pop heartbeat" drum rhythm) and a sax solo on the bridge, replacing the 7" single's bridge flute solo which was shifted to an extended intro. The track did not heavily impact the club scene, its meager length for a 12" single - at 4:20 barely a minute longer than the 7" - a likely deterrent. The B-side of the 7" single was "Angels Rejoiced" featuring a harmony vocal by Herb Pederson while on its 12" single "Lotta Love" was backed by Larson's rendition of "You Send Me". Larson died on December 16, 1997 in Los Angeles as a result of complications arising from cerebral edema triggered by liver failure. According to her friend Astrid Young, Larson had been showing symptoms of depression and her fatal seizure "was in no small way related to her chronic use of Valium and Tylenol PM" Larson is buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles. A benefit concert was held in Larson's honor the following February, with tribute concerts staged on the tenth anniversary of her passing in December 2007 and also the following year.
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - Totalmente Ardiendo - Totally Hot (Disco Mix) (5:15) 02.Olivia Newton-John - Hablame - Talk To Me (3:30) Released in 1979 "Totally Hot" was the third single from Olivia Newton-John's ninth studio album of the same name. The disco flavored track was a minor hit in the US peaking at #52 after spending six weeks on the Billboard singles chart. In Canada the single reached #92. Considerd to be one of the rarest Olivia Newton-John records this 12" was only released in Mexico and is extremely hard to find. The "Disco Mix" is exclusive to this release. In the US an edit of this mix was used for the 7" single and has never appeared on CD. In 2010 Japan included the "Disco Mix" as a bonus track on the SHM release of the "Totally Hot" album, however the mix used was taken from vinyl and as occurs with many remastered CD's clips severely (see clipping). The titles on the label are written in Spainsh and English.
Tracklist: 01.Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive (5:53) 02.Patrick Hernandez - I Give You Rendez-Vous (3:28) "Born to Be Alive" is a song written by French singer Patrick Hernandez. It became a worldwide hit and reached number one on the US Disco chart. It was first conceived as a hard rock song. "Born to Be Alive" first became a hit in France, and has become one of the biggest singles in that country. The song also gained gold status in the USA. After this single hit record, Hernandez dropped out of the music business, making occasional TV appearances.
Tracklist: 01.Peaches & Herb - Roller-Skatin' Mate (Disco Version) (6:48) "Roller-Skatin' Mate" was a single released during the height of Roller Disco madness in 1979 by American vocalist duo Peaches & Herb. The single was taken from the duo's fifth studio album Twice The Fire on Polydor records. "Roller-Skatin' Mate" debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on November 24 1979 eventually peaking at #66.
Tracklist: 01.Phyllis Hyman - You Know How To Love Me (7:34) 02.Phyllis Hyman - Give A Little More (4:06) "You Know How to Love Me" is a song by Reggie Lucas and James Mtume, most notably recorded by Phyllis Hyman and released on Hyman's LP You Know How To Love Me, released in 1979. The single released towards the end of the disco era, was one of Phyllis Hyman's most successful releases. "You Know How to Love Me" peaked at number six on the disco chart, becoming her biggest hit on that chart. While the single did not place on the Hot 100, it peaked at number twelve on the Hot Soul Singles chart. On the afternoon of June 30, 1995, Hyman committed suicide by overdosing on pentobarbital and secobarbital in her New York City apartment. She was found unconscious hours before she was scheduled to perform at the Apollo Theater and died 3 hours later at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. Her suicide note read in part: "I'm tired. I'm tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God bless you." She was 45 years old. A memorial service was held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Manhattan. The following week would have been her 46th birthday.
Tracklist: 01.Pink Lady - Kiss In The Dark (Disco Mix) (5:19) 02.Pink Lady - Walk Away Renee (3:03) "Kiss in the Dark" was the 14th single released in Japan, and the first single released in America, by Japanese duo Pink Lady. The song was recorded for their debut American album, Kiss in the Dark. Pink Lady debuted the song in May 1979 on a Leif Garrett TV special. The song's peak position in Japan on the Oricon chart was #19, and on the American Billboard charts was #37. This was also the first release of the duo in Japan which wasn't in the top 10. In addition to the all-English version of the song which was a hit in the U.S., Pink Lady also recorded a bilingual version, with the chorus in English and the verses in Japanese. Pink Lady became the first Japanese recording act to chart in America since Kyu Sakamoto ("Sukiyaki") 16 years earlier. "Kiss in the Dark" reached #37 on Billboard magazine's top 40, (#49 on the Cash Box magazine chart).
Tracklist: 01.Player  - Space Invaders (5:52) 02.Player  - A Menacing Glow In The Sky (3:12) "Space Invaders" is a song by Australian songwriters Russell Dunlop and Bruce Brown, recording under the band name Player One (commonly stylised as Player ) in 1979. The song is based on the hugely successful 1978 video game Space Invaders. It was a novelty hit in Australia, peaking at #3 on the Kent Music Report charts, and ending up as the fourth best selling single in Australia for 1980. The song was released internationally but failed to chart outside Australia. It was, however, influential in the history of dance music, being sampled by Jesse Saunders for the bassline of what is commonly held to be the first Chicago house music record, "On and On" (1984). Dunlop and Brown also released an album as Player One, Game Over. Dunlop recalled: "We sat down and wrote a bunch of space songs, but instead of sticking to the concept of the hit, we wandered off into the 'clever' musical genre with fancy time signatures, radical chord progressions and so on. The reply came back for the States that this was intended for 13- to 14-year-olds: 'You've lost us.'" The single and album were released in the US under the band name Playback, which Brown and Dunlop had used for other projects, to avoid confusion with the US band Player. The US version of the album was titled Space Invaders.
Tracklist: 01.Skatt Bros. - Walk The Night (5:24) 02.Skatt Bros. - Dancin' For The Man (3:40) 03.Skatt Bros. - Walk The Night (Disconet Edit) (7:07) The Skatt Brothers (or Skatt Bros.) were viewed as Canada’s “straight” answer to America’s Village People. But in actuality they were quite different. In 1979, the band released “Walk the Night” which was widely popular, reaching #9 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Clup Play Chart in early November 1980. “Walk the Night” is considered the band’s cult classic and most famous release. Some of the members of the Skatt Bros. actually did background vocals for the Villiage People, but minor studio only. It ‘s a bit of a coinsidence, since they are on the same label and they had the same management as the group KISS (Aucoin Management). Skatt Bros.were being marketed as a “Rock Disco/Straight Village People” group, since it was 1979 and record companies were backlashing against disco. “Walk the Night” was a particular anthem of late ’70s gay male S&M. The Skatt Brothers were similar to the Village People, but with lyrics that were darker and more explicit, for example: “He’s got a rod beneath his coat/gonna ram right down your throat/make you grovel on the floor/spit, bump, and scream and beg for more.” As a bonus I have included the Disconet edit of "Walk The Night" remixed by Rich Buono it is probably the best version of it available on wax. It's longer, laden with aggressive vocal samples from a Jeff Stryker gay porn flick (as the story goes), and if that isn't enough to really maximize the dark, gay sado tone of the track-- the hook from Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Relax" just pops up at the exact right time. To think that Casablanca allegedly sold the Skatt Bros as "the straight Canadian Village People"! This version of the track is amazingly dark and high on the sleaze meter, but all the better for it. Amazing track and very tough to find.
Tracklist: 01.Sterling - Roll-Her, Skater (7:49) 02.Sterling - Roll-Her, Skater (Instrumental) (6:18) Sterling Harrison was an American soul singer, born July 19, 1941 in Richmond, Virginia and died August 21, 2005. In 1979 "The Holland-Dozier-Holland production team signed Harrison to Motown, and he cut a would-be roller disco anthem for the label called "Roll Her, Skate Her," but the deal ended after the single flopped, and a 1980 album for Atlantic fared no better." The song was included on a February 1983 episode of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes titled Family On Ice. The song is played while Dorothy Hammill and Dana Plato are ice-skating.
Tracklist: 01.Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (Long Version) (14:35) 02.Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (Short Version) (6:35) "Rapper's Delight" is a hip-hop song released in September 1979 by The Sugarhill Gang, and produced by ex-Mickey and Sylvia member Sylvia Robinson. While it was not the first single to include rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that introduced hip hop music to audiences in the United States and around the world (and the very first full-length rap song, which featured rapping parts throughout the entire song, unlike the first single). The song is ranked number 251 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and number 2 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs. It is also included in NPR's list of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century. It was preserved into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2011. Songs on the National Recording Registry are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The song also notably includes musical parts from Chic's "Good Times", resulting in band members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards suing Sugar Hill Records over copyright; a settlement reached allowed the two to receive songwriter credits. The song was recorded in a single take. There are three versions of the original version of the song: 14:35 (12" long version), 6:30 (12" short version), and 3:55 (7" shortened single version). In the U.S. the song reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally "Rappers Delight" hit #1 Netherlands, #1 Canada and #3 U.K. while also making the top five inseveral other European countries.
Tracklist: 01.Sylvester - I Who Have Nothing (Long Version) (10:41) 02.Sylvester - I Who Have Nothing (Short Version) (6:31) "I (Who Have Nothing)" (sometimes billed as "I Who Have Nothing") is a song originally released in English by Ben E. King in 1963. "I (Who Have Nothing)" is based on the Italian song "Uno Dei Tanti" (English: "One of Many"). The English lyrics for "I (Who Have Nothing)" were written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stolle. In 1979 American disco and soul singer-songwriter Sylvester covered the song for his third studio album "Stars". Produced by Harvey Fuqua "I Who Have Nothing" was released as the first single from the album. On May 5, 1979 "I Who Have Nothing" debuted on the Billboard Top 40 the song remained on the chart for two weeks peaking at #40. In the UK the single peaked at #46. The song also features backing vocals by Martha Wash who was best known as one half of Two Tons O' Fun, who would later be renamed The Weather Girls. Wash was also the voice behind hits from C&C Music Factory and Black Box. This 12" lists both sidea as Side A.
Tracklist: 01.The Men - I Don't Depend On You (4:33) 02.The Men - Cruel (Instrumental) (4:42) "I Don't Depend on You" is a disco-influenced song by the British synthpop group The Human League released under the pseudonym The Men. It was released as a single in the UK in February 1979, but failed to chart. It was written by Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh; was produced by Colin Thurston and featured guest backing vocalists Katie Kissoon and Lisa Strike (who later worked with Pink Floyd ). After hastily signing the Human League in 1978 it became apparent to Virgin Records that the band were not very profitable, with none of their releases under Fast Records making any impact on the charts. Virgin began putting pressure on the group to justify their large advance signing fee. Pressure was put on Ware, Oakey and Marsh to abandon their no traditional instruments rule and use conventional instruments in an attempt to be more commercial and sell more records. Ware reluctantly agreed but insisted that any material recorded this way should be released under a pseudonym to ensure that it wasn't confused with the pure electronic sound of The Human League. "I Don't Depend on You" was the only product of this compromise with Virgin. It was recorded with the addition of session musicians and was released under the name The Men. The song also features the synth riff from debut single Being Boiled towards the end of the track. Afterwards the band were able to record tracks in their original style for Virgin. Before any further conventional style records could be recorded, the original Human League had split; Oakey then took the new reformed band down a different commercial and pop route. Later, it would be commented on that in recording "I Don’t Depend on You" – two years prior to the arrival of schoolgirl vocalists Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall – Oakey, Ware and Marsh had already produced a Human League Mk 2-style track complete with commercial pop sound: Oakey's vocal with female backing (with Katie Kissoon and Lisa Strike providing the backing vocals). The B-side, titled "Cruel", is simply a remix of "I Don’t Depend on You" without Oakey's vocals. "I Don’t Depend on You" received little promotion or airplay and did not chart. Re-releases on albums now credit the track as The Human League aka 'The Men'.
Tracklist: 01.The Osmonds - I, I, I (4:18) 02.The Osmonds - You're Mine (4:57) "I, I, I" backed with "You're Mine" was a disco single released in March 1979 by The Osmonds. The disco influenced track was only released in the US as a promo 12" single taken from the album Steppin' Out. Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees produced the single but did not sing or play on the the tracks. Following the lack of success of this album and its single, the Osmonds switched to country music.
Tracklist: 01.The Police - Message In A Bottle (Edit) (3:48) 02.The Police - Landlord (3:08) "Message in a Bottle" is a song by English band The Police. It was released as the lead single from their second studio album, Reggatta de Blanc (1979). Written by the band's lead singer and bassist Sting, the song is ostensibly about a story of a castaway on an island, who sends out a message in a bottle to seek love. A year later, he has not received any sort of response, and despairs, thinking he is destined to be alone. The next day, he sees "a hundred billion bottles" on the shore, finding out that there are more people like him out there. The song was the first of their five UK number one singles. Rolling Stone ranked it number 65 on its list of the "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time". The song also reached #1 in Spain and Ireland and top five in several other European countries and Australia. In the United States "Message In A Bottle" only peaked at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The "Edit" has yet to appear on CD.
Tracklist: 01.Van McCoy - The Hustle (Disco Mix) (6:27) 02.Van McCoy - Love Is The Answer (Disco Mix) (8:12) "The Hustle" is a disco song by songwriter/arranger Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony. It went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts during the summer of 1975. It also peaked at number 9 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report) and number 3 in the UK. It would eventually sell over one million copies and is one of the most popular songs of the disco era. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1976. While in New York City to make an album, McCoy composed the song after his music partner, Charles Kipps, watched patrons do a dance known as "the Hustle" in the nightclub Adam's Apple. The sessions were done at New York's Media Sound studio with pianist McCoy, bassist Gordon Edwards, drummer Steve Gadd, keyboardist Richard Tee, guitarists Eric Gale and John Tropea, and orchestra leader Gene Orloff. Producer Hugo Peretti contracted piccolo player Philip Bodner to play the lead melody. According to producers Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, who owned the Avco record label that originally released "The Hustle", McCoy met with them shortly before his death in 1979 to discuss ideas for a new, longer version of the song, in order to appease Avco's UK and German affiliates who were clamoring for a 12" disco single release. The new version, clocking in at just under 6-and-a-half minutes, was assembled posthumously as a remix, using parts of the original recording plus new parts, including drum, Syndrum, and a "little" Moog synthesizer. It was credited to Van McCoy alone or with an unnamed orchestra, mixed by "The Mix Masters", identity unknown. The b-side "Love Is The Answer" is also an extended "Disco Mix" but not credited as such on sleeve.
Tracklist: 01.Village People - Ready For The 80's (Disco Mix With Special Christmas Message) (6:53) 02.Village People - Ready For The 80's (Disco Mix Without Message) (6:53) "Ready for the 80's" is a song recorded by American disco group the Village People. It was released in 1979 as the lead single from the group's fifth album Live and Sleazy. It peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. The song featured the debut of Ray Simpson as lead singer of the group, replacing Victor Willis (who appears on earlier tracks on the album).
Tracklist: 01.Wings - Goodnight Tonight (Special Disco Mix) (7:17) 02.Wings - Daytime Nightime Suffering (3:22) "Goodnight Tonight" is a single by the band Wings notable for its disco-inflected sound and spirited flamenco guitar break. It peaked at number five in both the United Kingdom and United States during 1979. The track did not appear on Wings' then-current album Back to the Egg (from which sessions this song was recorded); it was later included on the 1987 McCartney compilation, All the Best!. The 7" version was released as a bonus track on the 1993 reissue of McCartney II. "Goodnight Tonight" began as an instrumental backing track McCartney had recorded in 1978. Needing a single for Wings to accompany the Back to the Egg album, McCartney took out the track and brought it into the studio, where the full Wings line-up completed it. Since the track was over seven minutes long, an edited version was used as the single, with the full version available as a 12-inch single. A music video was made for the song, showing Wings performing in 1930s costumes; stills from the video were used on the single's sleeve. In the US, the single was the first released under McCartney's new deal with Columbia Records. In the UK, it was McCartney's first post-Beatle release on Parlophone. "Goodnight Tonight" was an international hit, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the UK Singles Chart. John Lennon, McCartney's former songwriting partner, later commented that he did not care for the song, but enjoyed McCartney's bass guitar on the single. The single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over one million copies.
Tracklist: 01.Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (3:17) 02.Adam & The Ants - Fall-In (2:08) "Antmusic" is a song by Adam and the Ants, released as the third single in the UK in 1980 from the album Kings of the Wild Frontier (released 3 November 1980). "Antmusic" peaked at No. 2 in the UK in January 1981, being held off the top by the re-release of John Lennon's "Imagine" after his murder in New York City on 8 December 1980. The music video to "Antmusic" featured the group playing in a discothèque with a giant juke box, and persuading the young audience to turn away from disco music and dance to the new-styled 'Ant-Music'. The music video was directed by Steve Barron. The single spent five weeks at No. 1 in Australia, and earned the band platinum certification for sales of over 100,000. Adam and the Ants toured Australia in 1981 and appeared on influential TV pop show Countdown. Although some overseas singles include the 3:36 album version, the original UK vinyl 7" single is 3:15. This short version has never appeared on CD to date.
Tracklist: 01.Barbi and The Kens - Pay My Bills (2:26) 02.Barbi and The Kens - Uptown Downtown Cruising (3:26) 03.Barbi and The Kens - Just A Gigolo (4:12) 04.Barbi and The Kens - I'm Not Your Stepping Stone (3:09) Barbie and the Kens were a short lived 1980s new wave music project of Bobby Orlando, with one minor college radio hit, "Just a Gigolo", which peaked on the Billboard Club Play charts at No. 45 in 1981.The song is still in rotation on retro radio stations. The group released one mini LP on 7" vinyl format in the US. Tracks B1 and B2 are mixed together on the record no gaps between the two tracks.
Tracklist: 01.Barbra Streisand - Promises (Special Version) (5:55) "Promises" was the fourth single taken from Barbra Streisand's twenty-second studio album Guilty. Produced by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees "Promises", a more disco-oriented track released in May 1981, reached as high as number forty-eight. This song was also released on Streisand's first commercially released 12" single as a solo artist following her 1979 duet with Donna Summer, "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", and two promotional singles released for "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" in 1975, and "The Main Event/Fight" in 1979. This US promo 12" contains the "Special Version" on both sides.
Tracklist: 01.Berlin - A Matter Of Time (3:47) 02.Berlin - French Reggae (2:22) "A Matter Of Time" was the debut single by American new wave band Berlin released in early 1979 on Zone-H Records. The single was re-issued in 1980 featuring a replacement vocalist, Virginia Macolino, after Terri Nunn had temporarily left the band to pursue an acting career. This was followed by the album Information. The original 1979 version of "A Matter Of Time" featuring Terri Nunn on vocals was released on the compilation The Best Of Berlin in 1988. The b-side "French Reggae" is an instrumental non album track.
Tracklist: 01.Blondie - Atomic (Remix) (3:46) 02.Blondie - Die Young Stay Pretty (3:28) 03.Blondie - Heroes (Live) (6:28) "Atomic" is a song by American rock band Blondie from their fourth studio album, Eat to the Beat (1979). Written by Debbie Harry and Jimmy Destri and produced by Mike Chapman, the song was released as the album's third single. The 1980 single version of "Atomic" was a remix. The original 4:35 version as featured on the albums Eat to the Beat and 1981's The Best of Blondie opens with an intro inspired by the nursery rhyme "Three Blind Mice" and includes an instrumental break with a bass guitar solo. The 7″ version mixed by Mike Chapman omits the "Three Blind Mice" intro and replaces the instrumental break with a repeat of the verse.
Tracklist: 01.David Bowie - Fashion (Full Length Version) (4:49) 02.David Bowie - Fashion (Edited Version) (3:25) "Fashion" is a track from David Bowie's 1980 album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps). It was released as the second single from the album and was accompanied, like its predecessor "Ashes to Ashes", by a highly regarded music video. "Fashion" was the second single from Scary Monsters and the first issued after the album's September 1980 release. The edited 7" cut reached No. 5 in the UK, and by hitting No. 70 in America gave Bowie his first chart single there for four years. Bowie performed the song on several tours, and it is included in the 1983 concert film Serious Moonlight. It was featured in the movie Clueless. During the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, "Fashion" was used during a tribute to the British fashion industry in a parade that featured a number of top models from the UK. According to co-producer Tony Visconti, "Fashion" was the last song completed in the Scary Monsters sessions, its bassline and some of the melody taking inspiration from Bowie's 1975 hit "Golden Years". Guest guitarist Robert Fripp contributed a series of harsh, mechanical riffs to complement the band's funk/reggae arrangement. The track was noted for its emotionally vacant choir effect, and the recurring onomatopoeia "beep beep" that Bowie had first used in an unreleased 1970 song called "Rupert the Riley". Another phrase in the lyrics that Bowie borrowed from his past was "People from Bad Homes", the title track of a 1973 album he recorded with his protégés The Astronettes, which went unreleased until 1995. References to a "goon squad" coming to town provoked theories that the song actually concerns fascism ("the National Front invade the discos", inferred NME critics Roy Carr and Charles Shaar Murray). However Bowie played down this interpretation in an interview shortly before the release of Scary Monsters, saying that what he was trying to do was "move on a little from that Ray Davies concept of fashion, to suggest more of a gritted teeth determination and an unsuredness about why one's doing it". Biographer David Buckley believed the song "poked fun at the banality of the dance-floor and the style fascists" of the New Romantic movement.
Tracklist: 01.David London - Samantha (Extended Version) (5:07) 02.David London - Sound Of The City (4:31) Born Dennis Hardy ("Fergie") Frederiksen on May 15th, 1951 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Fergie started out as a musician and by 1964 was already performing with musicians much older than himself in nearby clubs. His singing came as a natural progression of performing with local bands. By the time Fergie had graduated high school he realized that he wanted to pursue a career as a singer, not as a musician. Old friend and guitarist Tommy Shaw recommended Fergie as his replacement in the Chicago based group MS Funk, when Shaw was leaving to join another Chicago outfit, Styx, so Fergie moved across the lake to the windy city in 1975. His stint with MS Funk was as brief as the groups career. In less than two years the group was gone. While with the band he met pianist Patrick Leonard, (also from Michigan), the two formed a friendship that turned into the formation of Trillion. Fergie recorded the groups debut album with Leonard in 1978 (Epic Records)
before leaving to pursue a solo career. Leonard continued for a second album with Trillion before later scoring hits for Madonna, Jody Watley and Elton John, among others. To further his solo career Fergie moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and began session work. This session work would lead to his meeting producer Jacques Morali and becoming "David London." In his role as David London he first appeared in 1980 on the soundtrack of "Can't Stop The Music." His contribution to the soundtrack were two tracks, both of which appeared on a promotional-only Casablanca 12" single. "Samantha" a tribute to the Valerie Perrine character in the movie, and the opening-credits track. "Sound Of The City" was the best thing on the album. It's rousing big band, horn blaring, cymbal crashing feel good atmosphere made it one of the year's club favorites. The songs were written and produced by Morali and Henri Belolo. Given the climate of music, particularly the death of disco, and the fact that Neil Bogart (head of Casablanca Records) was trying to distance himself and the company from it's "disco" image are probably two of the main reasons there was not another David London 12" single. He did release a 1981 "David London" album, but it failed to chart. Hiassociation with Morali & Belolo spilled over into his contributing vocals to the Village People's 1981 release "Renaissance." He can also be heard on the additional soundtracks of "Best Little Whorehouse In Texas," "All American Traffic Jam" and "Executioner's Song."
Tracklist: 01.Electric Light Orchestra - I'm Alive (3:46) 02.Electric Light Orchestra - Drum Dreams (3:00) "I'm Alive" is a song by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released as a single in May 1980. It is featured in a sequence near the beginning of the feature film Xanadu. The song also appears on the soundtrack album Xanadu. In the film the song is heard as the Muses emerge from a graffiti-like portrait; Olivia Newton-John, playing Kira (Terpsichore), emerges last. The film's version of the song contains a fairly lengthy instrumental introduction, a small segment of which is used for the album version. The song has been recently updated in the version of Xanadu on Broadway. Included in the song's closing coda is Morse code which spells out "E.L.O.", they did something similar to this on two of their other songs, "Ocean Breakup" from 1973's On the Third Day and 1983's "Secret Messages". The b-side "Drum Dreams" is also featured in the film "Xanadu" in a slightly different version and is played during a skating sequnce with Gene Kelly during the film's finale, although the song is featured in the film it does not appear on the soundtrack LP or CD.
Tracklist: 01.Electric Light Orchestra - All Over The World/Last Train To London (7:54) 02.Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra - Xanadu (3:28) 03.Electric Light Orchestra - All Over The World (Edit) (3:49) This 1980 France Promo 12” Single is a rare collectors item for both ELO and Olivia Newton-John fans and sells for a nice chunk of change if you have the rare opportunity to find a copy. This promo is one of my favorite and prized possessions from my Olivia Newton-John collection. I hope you enjoy it. The interesting thing about this particular release is that it contains not only Olivia’s hit single “Xanadu”, but it also contains a continuous mix of ELO’s “All Over The World” and “Last Train To London” as far as I know this mix is only available on this release. Also of note "All Over The World" is an edited version which removes the intro that is found on the LP. "All Over The World" was released hot on the heels of the single "Xanadu" , this was the third Top 20 ELO single released from the 1980 soundtrack, peaking at #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. "Last Train To london" was was taken fom the 1979 ELO album "Discovery" the song was released in the US in early 1980 and peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Xanadu" is performed by the Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John. Newton-John sings the primary vocals, with ELO adding "parenthetic" vocals in the style of their other songs on the "Xanadu" soundtrack, along with providing the instrumentation. A rare collaboration for ELO, the single reached #1 in several countries and was the band's only UK #1 single when it peaked there for two weeks in July 1980. The song peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
Tracklist: 01.Go-Go's - We Got The Beat (2:13) 02.Go-Go's - How Much More (2:59) 16Bit This is the original 1980 Stiff recording produced by Paul L. Wexler. "We Got the Beat" is a song recorded by the American rock band the Go-Go's. Written by the group's lead guitarist and keyboardist Charlotte Caffey, and considered to be their signature song, the band recorded the song in 1980 and it was released in May as a single in the UK on Stiff Records. The song's single release brought the Go-Go's underground credibility in the UK. The song climbed to No. 35 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart due to the popularity of the song in clubs as an import. It is considered a new wave classic hit. The Go-Go's re-recorded the song for their debut album, Beauty and the Beat, released in July 1981. "We Got the Beat" was released as the album's second single in January 1982 on I.R.S. records produced by Richard Gottehrer & Rob Freeman becoming the hit version most are familiar with.
Tracklist: 01.Grace Jones - A Rolling Stone (5:40) 02.Grace Jones - Sinning (5:07) "A Rolling Stone" is a 1980 single by Jamaican singer Grace Jones. The song was recorded on Jones' 1980 album Warm Leatherette, her first post-disco album, and was released as the first single from the album in the UK. It didn't garner much attention and was quickly followed by "Love Is the Drug" and "Private Life". Unlike the majority of the Warm Leatherette album's material the song wasn't a cover version but a new composition co-written by Jones herself, Deniece Williams and Fritz Baskett. In the lyrics Jones complains to her lover about something missing in their relationship, which is affection. The 7" single featured an edited version of "Sinning", the opening track from the previous disco album Muse as the B-side. The 12" single included an extended remix of "A Rolling Stone" which was only released in the UK and still remains unreleased on CD.
Tracklist: 01.Irene Cara - Fame (Special Mix) (7:33) 02.Irene Cara - Fame (Extended Version) (5:13) 03.Irene Cara - Hot Lunch Jam (4:10) "Fame" is a pop song, written by Michael Gore (music) and Dean Pitchford (lyrics) that was released in 1980, and achieved chart success as the theme song to the Fame film and TV series. The song was performed by Irene Cara, who played the role of Coco Hernandez in the original movie. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1980, and the Golden Globe Award for the same. "Fame" rose to number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1980. It also reached number one on the Billboard dance chart for one week. The song was not released in the United Kingdom until 1982, so it would coincide with the UK premiere of the Fame television series. It hit number one in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks. This rare 12" contains a special mix by Disconet remixer Ed Smith and is exclusive to this release.
Tracklist: 01.Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (3:26) 02.Joy Division - These Days (3:26) 03.Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Pennine Version) (3:12) "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is a song by English post-punk band Joy Division. It was written in August 1979, and debuted when the band supported Buzzcocks on their UK tour from September to November of that same year. It is one of the few songs in which singer Ian Curtis played guitar (albeit somewhat minimally) on live versions. The lyrics ostensibly reflect the problems in his marriage to Deborah Curtis, as well as his general frame of mind in the time leading up to his suicide in May 1980. The title is an ironic reference to "Love Will Keep Us Together". Deborah had the phrase "Love Will Tear Us Apart" inscribed on Ian's memorial stone. The song was first released as a single in June 1980 and became the band's first chart hit, reaching number 13 in the UK Singles Chart. That October, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" peaked at number 42 on the American disco/dance chart. It also reached number 1 in New Zealand in June 1981. The band postponed their US tour after Curtis's death, performed a few short sets as The No-Names, then finally renamed the group as New Order. The song was originally recorded at Pennine Studios, Oldham on 8 January 1980 along with the B-side, "These Days". This version was similar to the version the band played live. Ian Curtis and Martin Hannett, however, disliked this version, which has since become known as the "Pennine version", and, as a consequence, the band reconvened at Strawberry Studios, Stockport in March to re-record it. Whilst Curtis, who generally did not play guitar at all, played guitar on the song live – the band taught him D major specifically – the guitar on the recording was a 12-string Eko guitar played by Sumner.
Tracklist: 01.Mi-Sex - Computer Games (Special Version) (4:42) 02.Mi-Sex - Graffiti Crimes (3:52) Mi-Sex (also spelt MiSex) was a New Zealand New Wave rock band active from 1978 to 1984. Led by Steve Gilpin as vocalist, they were best known for their singles "Computer Games" in 1979 and "People" in 1980. In August 1978 the band headed to Sydney, where they quickly became a major live drawcard. They were soon signed to the Australian division of CBS Records by the label's then A&R manager/House producer Peter Dawkins, himself an expatriate New Zealander who is best known for his productions with another former New Zealand group based in Australia, Dragon. The band released their debut album "Graffiti Crimes" in July 1979 which coincided with their national tour as the support act for Talking Heads. The LP included their biggest hit, the synthesizer-driven "Computer Games", a Burns/Stanton composition released in Australia on October 1, 1979 and in 1981 throughout Europe. The single went to #1 in Australia, made the top 5 in New Zealand, and also charted in 20 countries including Canada #2 and Argentina #9. In the US the song peaked at #61 on the Billboard Dance Chart. "Computer Games" won the award for Best Australian Single at the 1979 TV Week/Countdown Music Awards. The music video was filmed on location at what was at the time Control Data Corporation's North Sydney centre. The "Special Version" of "Computer Games" is a slightly longer mix than what appears on the album clocking in at 4:41 instead of the 3:53 LP version.
Tracklist: 01.New Musik - Living By Numbers (3:30) 02.New Musik - Sad Films (2:39) New Musik were an English synthpop group active from 1977 to 1982. "Living By Numbers" was the second single taken from the groups debut album "From A To B" released in April 1980. "Living By Numbers" was the bands most succesful single peaking at #13 on the UK singles chart.
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - Magic (4:29) 02.Olivia Newton-John - Fool Country (2:28) On August 8, 1980 the film "Xanadu" starring Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck and Gene Kelly was released to theaters in the US. Not a financial success, Xanadu earned mixed to negative critical reviews and was an inspiration for the creation of the Golden Raspberry Awards to memorialize the worst films of the year. Despite the lacklustre performance of the film, the soundtrack album became a huge commercial success around the world, and was certified double platinum in the United States. The song "Magic" was a U.S. number one hit for Newton-John, and the title track (by Newton-John and ELO) reached number one in the UK and several other countries around the world. Now 35 years later "Xanadu" is even more popular than when it was originally released showing at midnight movies becoming a cult classic. "Magic" is a 1980 song performed by Olivia Newton-John, from the soundtrack to the film Xanadu. The song was number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks beginning on August 2, 1980. "Magic" became Newton-John's biggest Adult Contemporary hit to date, spending five weeks at the top of that chart. It was also her biggest pop hit until "Physical" ruled the Hot 100 for ten weeks beginning in November 1981. Billboard magazine ranked "Magic" as the third most popular single of 1980, behind only "Call Me" by Blondie and "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" by Pink Floyd. The song also reached number 4 in Australia and number 32 in the UK. The B-side "Fool Country" was featured in the film but did not appear on the soundtrack. The song did finally appear on CD for the first time on the Olivia Newton-John compilation Gold released in 2005.
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard - Suddenly (4:00) 02.Olivia Newton-John - You Made Me Love You (3:04) "Suddenly" is a song from the soundtrack album Xanadu, and is the love theme from the 1980 film of the same name. The song is performed as a duet between Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard. It was written by John Farrar who also produced the record. It was released on Jet Records and reached No. 15 in the UK charts in October 1980 and reached No. 20 in the US. "Suddenly" is a 1980 duet by Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard from the soundtrack album "Xanadu". "Suddenly" was written and produced by John Farrar. The single debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on October 25, 1980 peaking at #20. In the Uk the single reached #15. The b-side "You Made Me Love You" performed by Olivia Newton-John was written by James V. Monaco, the lyrics by Joseph McCarthy. The song is featured in the film "Xanadu" but was not included on it's soundtrack. "You Made Me Love You" has never been released on CD.
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John ^ Electric Light Orchestra - Xanadu (3:28) 02.Olivia Newton-John ^ Electric Light Orchestra - Xanadu (Special Disco Version) (4:48) “Xanadu” is the title song from the album Xanadu, the soundtrack to the 1980 film of the same name. The song is performed by the Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John. Newton-John sings the primary vocals, with ELO adding “parenthetic” vocals in the style of their other songs on the “Xanadu” soundtrack, along with providing the instrumentation. A rare collaboration for ELO, the single reached no.1 in several countries and was the band’s only UK #1 single when it peaked there for two weeks in July 1980. The song peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
Tracklist: 01.Our Daughters Wedding - Lawnchairs (3:27) 02.Our Daughters Wedding - Airline (3:25) Our Daughters Wedding was an American synthpop trio from New York, consisting of Layne Rico on synthesizer, Keith Silva on vocals and keyboards, and Scott Simon on bass-synth and saxophone. The group took their name from a section of greeting cards. In 1981, they released the internationally successful "Lawnchairs". It peaked at #49 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1981. They toured with other bands of the day including U2, Duran Duran, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Iggy Pop, The Psychedelic Furs and frequently appeared on MTV as guest hosts. Their television resume also included various shows on BBC Television.
Tracklist: 01.Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot (7" Mix) (2:50) 02.Pat Benatar - Prisoner Of Love (3:07) "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" is a song written by Canadian singer/songwriter Eddie Schwartz, and recorded by American singer Pat Benatar in 1980. In 1980, it was released as the second single from her second album Crimes of Passion. It hit #7 in Cash Box, and reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first Top 10 hit. "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" sold well over a million copies in the US, achieving a gold certification by the RIAA. The song is one of Benatar's most recognizable. The 7" single contains a slightly remixed version with more prominent guitar not heard on the album release. This has not appeared on CD as far as I know.
Tracklist: 01.Rheingold - Dreiklangs-Dimensionen (5:53) 02.Rheingold - Fluss (4:49) "Dreiklangs-Dimensionen" was the most succesful single by Rheingold a German New Wave group that consisted of Bodo Staiger (vocals, guitar), Lothar Manteuffel (lyrics) und Brigitte Kunze (keyboard). They sang both in German and English and released three LP’s and several singles between 1980 and 1984. Lothar Manteuffel teamed up with former Kraftwerk musician Karl Bartos to form Elektric Music and Bodo Staiger was working with ex Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flür and today he’s busy as a music producer.
Tracklist: 01.Rod Stewart - Passion (Long Version) (7:36) 02.Rod Stewart - Passion (Short Version) (5:36) "Passion" was the first single released in 1980 from Rod Stewarts tenth solo studio album 'Foolish Behaviour". The single peaked at #17 in the UK while reaching the #5 position on the US Billnoard Hot 100 in November 1980.
Tracklist: 01.Rough Trade - Shakedown (2:30) 02.Madelynn von Ritz - When I Close My Eyes I See Blood (2:01) "Shakedown" is a song by Canadian new wave rock band Rough Trade centred on singer Carole Pope and multi-instrumentalist Kevan Staples. The band was noted for their provocative lyrics and stage antics; singer Pope often performed in bondage attire, and their 1981 hit "High School Confidential" was one of the first explicitly lesbian-themed Top 40 hits in the world.."Shakedown" was recorded exclusively for inclusion on the soundtrack for the 1980 psychological thriller Cruising directed by William Friedkin and starring Al Pacino. The single was only released in the Netherlands by Lorimar Records. The b-side "When I Close My Eyes I See Blodd" recorded by Madelynn von Ritz is another track from the film's soundtrack. Since it's release the highly controversial film along with it's soundtrack have become cult classics.
Tracklist: 01.Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (Mix 1) (6:31) 02.Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (Version) (Mix 2) (3:57) "To Cut a Long Story Short" is a 1980 song by Spandau Ballet. It was their debut single and reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart. It appeared on the album Journeys to Glory. The song has been speculated to be about a veteran, perhaps of Vietnam, who is drafted and suffers from PTSD; the lyrics are told from the man's point of view as a boy being drafted, how he gets no answers as to why he must join the war. "To Cut a Long Story Short" was Vince Clarke's inspiration to write Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough", to which the keyboard style bears a certain similarity. The signature riff from "To Cut a Long Story Short" is used as a sample looping throughout the Freestylers track "In Love with You" on their album Adventures in Freestyle.
Tracklist: 01.Sylvia Mason - We've Gotta Dance (5:57) 02.Sylvia Mason - Hello Super Duper Star (5:28) Sylvia Mason-James born in 1959 is a British singer who has worked extensively as a backing vocalist and solo artist. She started her career with the disco band Voyage in 1977. In 1979 Sylvia recorded her self titled solo album produced by Marc Chantereau & Pierre-Alain Dahan also from the disco-group Voyage. "We've Gotta Dance" was the first single taken from the album. The single peaked at #70 on US Billboard Dance/Disco chart in Nvember 1980. Sylvia Mason has sang back up vocals for artists such as Go West, Simple Minds, Cher, Sheena Easton and Pet Shop Boys just to name a few.
Tracklist: 01.The B-52's - Give Me Back My Man (3:53) 02.The B-52's - Give Me Back My Man (Version) (3:47) "Give Me Back My Man" is a song written and recorded by the American rock band The B-52's. It was released as the second single from their 1980 album Wild Planet and is one of many solo vocal performances from Cindy Wilson in the band's earlier years. "Give Me Back My Man" was a staple in The B-52's concerts in the 1980s and was usually one of the first few songs played. Early on, it was played just as it was on the record, with Schneider playing extra synth and glockenspiel. After the release of the Party Mix! album in 1981, the band performed "Give Me Back My Man" and others in the extended style in which they were presented on that album. The song was re-integrated into the set of the B-52's 2008 Funplex tour. The song charted on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart along with album track "Party Out of Bounds" and prior single "Private Idaho", reaching number five (chart rules at the time allowed multiple album tracks to occupy the same position together). Released as a single in the UK, it hit number sixty-one on the UK Singles Chart.
Tracklist: 01.The Human League - Empire State Human (3:11) 02.The Human League - Introducing (3:14) "Empire State Human" is a song by the British synthpop group The Human League. The song was written by Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh. It was co-produced by The Human League and Colin Thurston, and recorded at Monumental Studios in Sheffield. The song was the third single to be released by the original line-up of the Human League, and the first and only single from the band's 1979 debut album Reproduction. Upon its first release in October 1979, the single failed to chart. However, it was re-released in June 1980 and fared slightly better, reaching number 62 in the UK Singles Chart. For the re-release, Virgin Records included a free copy of the single "Only After Dark" with the first 15,000 copies as a sweetener. Lyrically, "Empire State Human" is a song about becoming powerful using the analogy of size, with Oakey declaring that he wants to be "tall" a total of 60 times in 3 minutes. Uncut magazine drew a comparison with Oakey's own personal ambition: “ "I wanna be tall, tall, tall, as big as a wall, wall, wall". Oakey's Nietzschian pop fantasy reflected his own burgeoning full-on pop ambitions... ” The B-side, "Introducing", is an instrumental produced by The Human League. Oakey sang on the original recording but the vocals were not used on the released version. The open shirted man on the cover artwork is band member Ian Craig Marsh's father.
Tracklist: 01.The Quick - Young Men Drive Fast (6:41) 02.The Quick - Small Blond Box (3:07) "Young Men Drive Fast" is a 1980 single by UK dance pop duo The Quick. The group consisted of vocalist Colin "Col" Campsie and bassist/keyboardist George McFarlane. "Young Men Drive Fast" debuted on the US Billboard dance chart on April 4, 1981 peaking at #41 spending sixteen weeks on the survey. The single was taken from the duo's debut album Fascinating Rhythm.
Tracklist: 01.Viola Wills - If You Could Read My Mind (Special U.S. Disco-Net Version) (11:55) 02.Viola Wills - If You Could Read My Mind (Long Version) (6:52) "If You Could Read My Mind" is a song written and originally recorded by Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. In 1980 American pop singer, Viola Wills peaked at number two for five weeks on the dance/disco charts with a dance version of the song. That same year an album of the same name was released on the Hansa International Records label. This Limited Edition 12" released in the Netherlands contains the nearly twelve minute "Special U.S. Disco-Net Version" along with the "Original Long Version" on the b-side.
Tracklist: 01.Visage - Fade To Grey (6:15) 02.Visage - The Steps (3:15) "Fade to Grey" is the second single by the British pioneers of the New Romantic movement Visage, released on Polydor Records in 1980. The song was the band's most successful single. It entered the singles charts in late 1980, peaking at no. 8 in the UK Singles Chart and reaching no. 1 in Germany and Switzerland. Steve Strange was on lead vocals; the French lyrics were spoken by Rusty Egan's Belgian girlfriend Brigitte Arens. The music video became one of the first videoclips that Kevin Godley and Lol Creme directed, before they became known for their works with the Police, Duran Duran and Herbie Hancock. The song features the same lyrics in two languages, English and French. The English lyrics are sung, whereas the French lyrics are spoken by a female voice. Steve Strange and Midge Ure both claimed to have been the one who came up with the idea for the French vocal in the track. On the finished track, the French vocal was performed by Brigitte Arens, a young student from Luxembourg who was Rusty Egan's girlfriend at the time. On the album, the song is credited to Billy Currie, Chris Payne and Midge Ure. In his 2002 autobiography, Strange said it was not fair to credit the song to Ure, Currie and Payne only, since his input was significant and he was "the focal point of the group". Currie and Payne worked on the instrumental part during the sound checks on Gary Numan's 1979 tour. Cedric Sharpley, the drummer of Numan's backing band, was also heavily involved. In those days it was called "Toot City". While setting the track listing of the Visage album, Midge Ure suggested the use of the melody and wrote the song's lyrics.
Tracklist: 01.39 Lyon Street - Kites (Full Length Version) (4:48) 02.The Associates - A Girl Named Property (4:57) "Kites" was a one off single released on May 11, 1981 (Credited to 39 Lyon Street). Taking advantage of a clause in their contract that allowed them to record for other labels as long as Billy Mackenzie did not sing lead, they produced a version of Simon Dupree and the Big Sound's 1967 hit, with vocals from Billy's old friend Christine Beveridge. (Beveridge and another old partner in crime Steve Reid, performed together as Orbidoig. Billy took to announcing that Christine was one of his favourite singers, much to her embarrassment.) 39 Lyon Street was the address of Christine's Dundee flat. An edited version of "Kites" appears on The Associates compilation "Singles" as far as I know the full length 12" version has not appeared on CD.
Tracklist: 01.ABBA - Lay All Your Love On Me (4:23) 02.ABBA - On And On And On (3:41) In the spirit of Valentine's Day I thought it would be romantic to have a week of LOVE featuring Disco tracks with LOVE in the title. Oh baby! It's going to be far out! "Lay All Your Love on Me" is a song recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA in 1980 for their seventh studio album, Super Trouper. The original was released only as a 12-inch single in 1981 in limited territories, rather than as a standard 7-inch record. At the time, it was the highest selling 12-inch record in UK chart history, where it peaked at No. 7. Slant Magazine placed it at No. 60 on their list of the greatest dance songs of all time. "Lay All Your Love On Me" peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Danchart on May 2, 1981 after spending 28 weeks on the survey.
Tracklist: 01.ABC - Tears Are Not Enough (Extended Version) (7:47) 02.ABC - Alphabet Soup (12" Version) (8:03) "Tears Are Not Enough" is the debut single by English new wave band ABC. It was released on 16 October 1981 on two formats (7" and 12").
The version that can be heard on the Lexicon of Love album was re-recorded by the band and produced by Trevor Horn. It features lavish orchestration by Art Of Noise's Anne Dudley, one of several on the LP. According to Horn, they were her first ever string arrangements. The song was ranked at number 7 among the top ten "Tracks of the Year" for 1981 by NME. The single peaked at No. 19 on the UK Singles Chart. In the US, "Tears Are Not Enough" was released as the B-side of "Poison Arrow".
Tracklist: 01.Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver (Single Version) (3:08) 02.Adam And The Ants - Beat My Guest (3:11) "Stand and Deliver" is a song by English new wave band Adam and the Ants, released as the lead single from their third studio album, Prince Charming (1981). It was the band's first No. 1 hit in the UK. The phrase "stand and deliver - your money or your life", used in the lyrics, is commonly associated with highwaymen in 18th century England. Adam and the Ants' previous single, "Antmusic", debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 6 December 1980. It spent nine weeks in the top 10, peaking at No. 2, but was denied the No. 1 position by the re-release of John Lennon's "Imagine" after his murder in New York City on 8 December 1980. "Stand and Deliver" became the band's first No. 1 when it debuted at the top spot on 9 May 1981, and remained there for five weeks. It has sold 1.03 million copies in the UK. On the US Dance chart, "Stand and Deliver" peaked at #38. Copies of the single "Stand and Deliver" b/w "Beat My Guest" were included as a free bonus item with some vinyl copies of the US version of the album Kings of the Wild Frontier on Epic Records. Epic's cassette edition appended the two tracks to each end of either side of the tape. A slightly different version of "Stand and Deliver" was then featured on their follow-up LP, Prince Charming, released in November 1981. "Beat Ny Guest" It was fairly common for Ant to record new versions his pre-1980 compositions for the B-side of his singles. For this single, an old Ant song dating back at least to May 1977 was used. "Beat My Guest" was the first song Adam and the Ants played at their official debut gig at the Institute of Contemporary Arts restaurant on 10 May 1977. A full band recording was made in the same 14 July 1977 Chappell Studios recording session that had produced the version of Plastic Surgery featured in Derek Jarman's film Jubilee. The version on the B-Side of this single was recorded in August 1980 during sessions for the Kings of the Wild Frontier album and featured the band's previous bass player Kevin Mooney.
Tracklist: 01.Animal Magnet - Welcome To The Monkey House (12" Version) (5:38) 02.Animal Magnet - Game Over, Player 1 (3:54) "Welcome To The Monkey House" is a 1981 single by British New Romantic five piece band Animal Magnet formed in London in 1980, featuring Paul Caplin and Richard Magnet. In 1981, the band were a support act for Duran Duran on their first national tour and released their debut single "Tomorrow Will Do". This was followed by "Welcome to the Monkey House" which didn't reach the UK Top 40 Chart, but EMI did not delete it for a long time. The reason being it sold weekly in very small amounts and became a club hit in cities including Birmingham. Paul Caplin left Animal Magnet to become the 'secret mastermind' behind the 1980s avant-garde new wave pop project Haysi Fantayzee.
Tracklist: 01.Berlin - The Metro (4:12) 02.Berlin - Tell Me Why (4:12) "The Metro" is a new wave song written by John Crawford for his band, Berlin. The song first appeared on Berlin's breakthrough album Pleasure Victim, released on the independent label Enigma in 1982 and re-released on Geffen in 1983. "The Metro" became the third single from the album, and the second to appear on the Geffen label. It was produced and engineered (as was most of the album) by the band's then-drummer and drum programmer, Daniel Van Patten. The song is known as epitomizing the new wave genre, for showing the genre for what it essentially was: a blending of punk rock and pop, with heavy use of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synthesizer. Terri Nunn said the song, which was a breakthrough hit for Berlin, "defined us and defined that period of music." The single surpassed the Hot 100 peak of their previous cult hit, "Sex (I'm A...)", going to #58, and it remains their third-highest charting single in the U.S. **This 7" is the original 1981 US release on the now obsolete M.A.O. Records label. The single contains the original mixes that were re-recorded for the Pleasure Victim EP. Not available elsewhere. The single also has alternate artwork and the labels list the sides as "E" and "W".
Tracklist: 01.Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself (Long Version) (4:51) 02.Billy Idol - Untouchables (3:36) 03.Billy Idol - Mony Mony (5:02) 04.Billy Idol - Baby Talk (3:12) "Don't Stop" is the first solo release by rock singer Billy Idol. Released in the US in 1981, it contains a cover of Tommy James and the Shondells' UK #1 "Mony Mony," that would become a later hit for him as a live version in 1987. It also contains the song "Dancing with Myself", which had previously been a commercially unsuccessful single release for Idol's former band Gen X in the United Kingdom in 1980. "Dancing With Myself" (from that band's LP Kiss Me Deadly) was not re-recorded for the Don't Stop EP release but was remixed from Gen X's 6:05 minute long extended version of the song and edited down into 4:50 minutes, from which a drum solo and chorus section were removed. "Untouchables" is another Gen X song taken from the 1980 album Kiss Me Deadly, which was re-recorded for Don't Stop. The EP peaked at #71 on the Billboard 200 and generated considerable anticipation for the full-length album Billy Idol, released the following year. For this promo release the track listing is in a different order on the vinyl than on other releases and what is listed on the sleeve.
Tracklist: 01.Bim - Romance (Extended Version) (7:57) 02.Bim - Gift Of Time (6:17) "Romance" is a 1981 New Wave single by U.K. band Bim. The band released several singles in the early 80s and one album titled Boobams Out! on Swerve Records. After the band fell into obscurity Lead vocalist Cameron McVey went on to work with such musicians as Massive Attack, Portishead, All Saints, Sugababes, Mutya Keisha Siobhan and his wife Neneh Cherry. McVey was also the second half of the duo Morgan/McVey who released one single in 1986 titled Looking Good Diving, widh was produced by Stock Aitkin Waterman. The song was re-worked for Neneh Cherry and titled Buffalo Stance. The photo on the front cover is lead vocalist Cameron McVey.
Tracklist: 01.Blondie - Rapture (Special Disco Mix) (10:00) 02.Blondie - Live It Up (Special Disco Mix) (8:14) "Rapture" is a song by the American pop rock band Blondie from their fifth studio album, Autoamerican (1980). In January 1981, "Rapture" was released as the second and final single from the album. The song reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it stayed for two weeks. It was the first No. 1 song in the U.S. to feature rap vocals. The song peaked at No. 4 in Australia and No. 5 in the United Kingdom. "Rapture" is a combination of disco, funk, and hip hop with the rap section forming an extended coda. The song title "Rapture" served to indicate this element. While it was not the first single featuring rapping to be commercially successful, it was the first to top the charts. Its lyrics were especially notable for namechecking hip-hop pioneers Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash.
Tracklist: 01.Bow Wow Wow - The Mile High Club (4:00) 02.Bow Wow Wow - C30,C60,C90 Go! (6:07) "The Mile High Club" is a UK promo omly single recorded by English new wave band Bow Wow Wow. The single was produced as an invitation to an event at Markthalle Club in Hamburg, Germany. A similiar release under the title " Studio 54 New York Presents The Mile High Club" was also issued for the band's event at Studio 54 in New Yorka, around 2000 copies were pressed and given out at both events.
Tracklist: 01.Bow Wow Wow - Prince Of Darkness (12" Version) (4:13) 02.Bow Wow Wow - Orangutang/Sinner, Sinner, Sinner (5:05) "Prince Of Darkness" was the third single released by English new wave band Bow Wow Wow. The song was only released as a single, but a mostly instrumental version made it on the corresponding album as "sinner! sinner! sinner!". "Prince Of Darkness" debuted on the UK singles chart August 15, 1981 peaking at #58. For the 12" "Orangutang" is not listed on the sleeve or labels and is mixed with "Sinner, Sinner, Sinner" I did not seperate the tracks in order to keep the integrity of the original vinyl.
Tracklist: 01.Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (Club Version) (5:48) 02.Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever (Instrumental) (3:55) "Pac-Man Fever" is a hit single by Buckner & Garcia. Capitalizing on the video game craze of the early 1980s, the song, about the classic video game Pac-Man, peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in March 1982. That same month, it was certified Gold by the RIAA for over 1,000,000 units shipped to retailers; the single sold 1.2 million copies by the end of 1982, and 2.5 million copies in total as of 2008. VH1 ranked it at #98 on their list of 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.
Tracklist: 01.Classix Nouveaux - Guilty (Long Version) (4:38) 02.Classix Nouveaux - Guilty (Short Version) (3:11) Classix Nouveaux was one of the first new romantic acts in England. Although Classix Nouveaux's more guitar-heavy sound separated them from the mostly synthetic rhythms of Japan and Ultravox, the group's appetite for stylish fashion and danceable keyboards had them quickly associated with the new romantic movement. In 1981, Classix Nouveaux released "Guilty," their most well-known track; "Guilty" was a Top-20 hit in Sweden, and the video received airplay on MTV. In the UK the single reached #43 while in the US it peaked at #66 on the Billboard dance chart.
Tracklist: 01.Comateens - Ghosts (Remix) (5:30) 02.Comateens - Late Night City (3:01) 03.Comateens - The Munsters (1:52) "Ghosts" is a 1981 single by bew wave band Comateens formed in 1978 in New York City by bassist/vocalist Nic North and guitarist Ramona Jan. Soon after, Lyn Byrd joined on vocals and synthesiser, and the duo became a trio. When Jan departed in 1980, North's brother Oliver joined on guitar, completing the final lineup. The bahd's debut album became a cult favorite among college hipsters, especially the band's remake of “The Munsters Theme". Lyn Byrd designed the sleeve for the US 12". The dancing skeletons on the cover is the engraving "El Jarabe En Ultratumba" (A Jig Beyond The Grave) by 19th century Mexican artist JOSÉ POSADA, and copied from a 1958 art magazine belonging to Nic and Oliver's Dad. The band's British manager PETER LEAK was drafted to speak a line during the intro of the "Ghosts" remix, which ultimately caused some confusion regarding the bands NY roots.
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Careless Memories (3:46) 02.Duran Duran - Fame (3:18) 03.Duran Duran - Khanada (3:27) "Careless Memories" is the second single by Duran Duran, released on 20 April 1981. The band's debut single "Planet Earth" had been a Top 20 hit, so it was regarded as a major setback when "Careless Memories" stalled at No. 37 in the UK charts, particularly as it was to herald the June release of the debut album Duran Duran. It has since come to light that the decision to release the single was not the band's but EMI's. After its failure, executives decided to let Duran Duran choose their own single releases. The band's first selection was "Girls on Film" and it duly became their first Top 5 hit in the UK. The song "Khanada" (pronounced "keh-NAY-duh") was included as the B-side to the single. It is reported to have been written for fashion designer Jane Kahn who owned, with partner Patti Bell, the Hurst Street shop Kahn & Bell where Duran Duran (and numerous other clubgoers of the day) shopped for clothes. "Careless Memories" is one of three original-era singles that didn't include a remix of the title track (although the fade-out on the 12" is slightly longer), the other two being "Save A Prayer" and "A View to a Kill". To compensate for this, EMI issued a bonus B-side on the 12", a faithful cover of David Bowie's "Fame". However, the "Careless Memories" 12" version fades out at 3:44 seconds, the 7" version three seconds earlier at 3:41. The 7" version is included in the "Singles Box Set 1981-1985" but runs to 3:44 as it includes three seconds of silence after the fade out. The album version has a cold end.
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.Duran Duran - My Own Way (Night Version) (6:35) 02.Duran Duran - Like An Angel (4:46) 03.Duran Duran - My Own Way (Short Version) (3:40) 35 years of "RIO"! "My Own Way" is the fourth single by Duran Duran, originally released as a single on 16 November 1981. The single was designed as a stop-gap release to capitalise on the Top 5 success of the band's previous single, "Girls on Film", but prior to the recording and release of the band's second album Rio (which was recorded in the early months of 1982). "My Own Way" was another hit, peaking at #14 on the UK Singles Chart. It peaked at #10 in Australia. Despite its success, the single has often been cited by the band as one of their least favourite and is rarely played live. Keyboardist Nick Rhodes has expressed astonishment that "My Own Way" performed better than 1987's "Skin Trade", which ended the band's record of twelve consecutive Top 20 hits in the UK. The single release of "My Own Way" has a fast tempo and "disco strings" arranged by Richard Myhill & Duran Duran. A slower version was later recorded for the Rio album, with slightly different lyrics. This version dispensed with the disco strings in favour of a new wave style with echoing synths and was later remixed by David Kershenbaum for the Carnival EP, and this altered track appeared on the American re-issue of the Rio album on vinyl and cassette late in 1982. All CD pressings of Rio have used the original UK album mix. The band's dislike of "My Own Way" is evinced by the song's omission from all of Duran Duran's compilation albums. Neither 1989's Decade or 1998's Greatest included the track, although it came close on the latter. A promo for Greatest included both "My Own Way" and "Careless Memories", but the commercial release replaced them with 1990's "Serious" and 1997's "Electric Barbarella". The b-side "Like An Angel" is a non-album track.
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - My Own Way (Night Version) (6:35) 02.Duran Duran - My Own Way (Short Version) (3:40) 03.Duran Duran - My Own Way (Instrumental Night Version) (6:33) "My Own Way" is the fourth single by Duran Duran, originally released as a single on 16 November 1981. The single was designed as a stop-gap release to capitalise on the Top 5 success of the band's previous single, "Girls on Film", but prior to the recording and release of the band's second album Rio (which was recorded in the early months of 1982). **This UK 12" Promo contains the rare "Instrumental Night Version" of "My Own Way", and is exclusive to this release. The track was officially released on mp3 as part of the remastered digital version of the album "RIO". The track has never appeared officially on CD.
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Planet Earth (Night Version) (6:17) 02.Duran Duran - Khanada (3:26) 03.Duran Duran - Fame (3:17) 04.Duran Duran - Girls On Film (Night Version) (5:30) "Nite Romantics" is a 12" vinyl EP by British new wave band Duran Duran, released in Japan by Toshiba EMI Ltd during 1981. Featuring four Duran Duran album related recordings, the EP was released in a unique promo stickered picture sleeve with a black Japanese New Romantics obi-strip and lyric insert. The sleeve includes a band biography in Japanese text, with Duran Duran photography taken at the Rum Runner nightclub in Birmingham. Nite Romantics includes the Night Version's of "Planet Earth", and "Girls On Film", tracks released on 12" single editions in various countries. There is also a cover version of David Bowie's "Fame", an artist who Duran Duran supported during his 1987 US leg of The Glass Spider Tour. "Nite Romantics" was the first ever 12" EP released by Duran Duran, and became a highly imported record all over the world due to Duran Duran's popularity by 1982. This was also the first Japanese import record that I ever bought.
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Planet Earth (Night Version) (6:17) 02.Duran Duran - Planet Earth (4:02) 03.Duran Duran - Late Bar (2:57) "Planet Earth" is the debut single by the English pop rock band Duran Duran, released on 2 February 1981. It was an immediate hit in the band's native UK, reaching #12 on the UK Singles Chart on 21 February, and did even better in Australia, hitting #8 to become Duran Duran's first Top 10 hit anywhere in the world. The song later appeared on the band's eponymous debut album Duran Duran, released in June, 1981. For most countries, the B-side track for the "Planet Earth" is a concert favorite called "Late Bar" which was one of the earliest songs Duran Duran had written together after their classic Le Bon/Rhodes/Taylor/Taylor/Taylor lineup had solidified. However, the B-side track for the North American release of "Planet Earth" is "To The Shore". Beginning with "Planet Earth", Duran Duran began creating what they called "night versions" for each of their songs: extended versions that were featured on their 12-inch singles. Back in 1981, the technology to do extended remixes was still quite rudimentary, so the band chose instead to create a new arrangement of the song, loosely based on the version they were playing live at the time. This formed the basis for the "night version". The "Night Version" of "Planet Earth" appeared in place of the original on some early US releases of the Duran Duran album. In addition to the 12", the night version of "Planet Earth" was included on the EPs Nite Romantics and Carnival.
Tracklist: 01.Elton John - Nobody Wins (Extended Version) (5:20) 02.Elton John - Nobody Wins (French Version) (5:09) In 1981, when new wave and punk were the movement of the day, Elton John released his first album for Geffen Records, "The Fox". Not a "party" album, but a very stately, majestic album. The first single, "Nobody Wins". Is a magnificent, soaring piece of electronic-pop that was sweeping and dramatic. It soundeds like the title track to a James Bond film. It was also released in Europe, with EJ singing the vocals in French, under the name of "J'Veux De La Tendresse". "Nobody Wins" peaked at #21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #23 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song did not do as well in Elton's home country and only peaked at #42 on the UK singles chart. This US 12" contains both the "Extended Version" of the song as well as the "French Version". Both tracks are exclusive to this release.
Tracklist: 01.Eurythmics - Never Gonna Cry Again (3:02) 02.Eurythmics - Le Sinistre (2:44) “Never Gonna Cry Again” was the debut single release from Eurythmics, taken from their debut album In the Garden. It achieved little commercial success, only #63 in UK, especially compared to Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart’s previous hits with The Tourists. The single release was accompanied by Eurythmics first music video, a medium for which they would later receive notable acclaim. As of 2007, the “Never Gonna Cry Again” video remains commercially unavailable, though it is available on YouTube. Also, stills from it were used for the sleeve art of the In The Garden album, and footage from it can also be seen during the song “Jennifer” on the Sweet Dreams video album. The music video features Lennox walking about on a beach in a red dress. The sleeve design featured an eerie picture of Lennox made up to look like a gargoyle. Co-produced by respected krautrock producer Conny Plank, the recordings also featured two members of krautrock band Can. Musically, “Never Gonna Cry Again” is a moody, melancholic, minor-key number. It is notable for containing a flute solo performed by Annie Lennox, one of the few times that Lennox was to use the instrument in her pop career, despite having studied it at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London. The song also is based around a reggae style bass line, a musical trait that numerous new wave bands experimented with at the time. The single’s B-side, “Le Sinistre”, is an experimental piece, featuring musical arrangements similar to those used in horror film scores.
Tracklist: 01.Fad Gadget - Make Room (4:04) 02.Fad Gadget - Lady Shave (5:48) "Make Room" is a 1981 one-off single on Mute Records, by British avant-garde electronic musician and vocalist Francis John Tovey (8 September 1956 – 3 April 2002), known also by his stage name Fad Gadget. He was a proponent of both new wave and early industrial music, fusing together a unique blend of pop structured songs mixed with mechanised experimentation. The b-side "Lady Shave", went on to become "one of his most iconic tracks".
Tracklist: 01.Fleetwood Mac - Fireflies (Remix) (Edit) (3:38) 02.Fleetwood Mac - Fireflies (Remix) (Long Version) (4:08) "Fireflies" is a 1981 Fleetwood mac song written and sang by Stevie Nicks. The track was recorded during a tour sound check and added as one of three new songs for the 1980 Fleetwood Mac album "Live". The single reached #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 after spending five weeks on the survey.
Tracklist: 01.Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed (2:45) 02.Go-Go's - Tonite (3:35) 03.Go-Go's - We Got The Beat (2:39) "Our Lips Are Sealed" is a song written by The Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin and The Specials and Fun Boy Three singer Terry Hall. It was first recorded by The Go-Go's as the opening track on their 1981 album Beauty and the Beat and served as their debut American single in June 1981. The single eventually reached top 5 in Australia and Canada, and top 20 in the United States. Although originally written and performed with three verses, it is an abbreviated version of the song that appears on Beauty and the Beat. In 1983, Hall's band, Fun Boy Three, released their version of "Our Lips Are Sealed". Issued as a single, the track became top ten hit in the UK, and remains the best known version of "Lips" in that country — the Go-Go's version, while a hit elsewhere, only made #47 UK. In 2000, Rolling Stone named "Our Lips Are Sealed" one of the 100 Greatest Pop Songs of all time. This special US 12" promo contains the album track "Tonite" as well as the US #2 hit "We Got The Beat" which was the follow up single to "Our Lips Are Sealed".
Tracklist: 01.Grace Jones - Feel Up (6:12) 02.Grace Jones - Walking In The Rain (4:18) Produced by Alex Sadkin, Chris Blackwell and written by Grace Jones "Feel Up" is a song from the 1981 album Nightclubbing. "Feel Up"was chosen to be the fifth single lifted from the album, but only managed to be released as a 12" promo in the US. The 12" promo contains the long version however there no remix credits given. The single was never commercially released in the US and remains un-released on CD.
Tracklist: 01.Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (4:53) 02.Heaven 17 - The Decline Of The West (7:04) "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang" is a song written and performed by British synthpop band Heaven 17. It was a minor hit in the UK in 1981, despite being banned by the BBC. It was also a minor dance hit in the US. "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang" was written by Heaven 17 members Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh and Glenn Gregory and included on their 1981 debut album Penthouse and Pavement. It was the first single released by the band. In the lyrics fascism and racism are described in an ironic fashion, using the lexicon of funk music. The lyrics of the song also reference the UK and US political leaders of the time, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan, respectively, and include denunciations of both racism and fascism. According to the book Banned!: Censorship of Popular Music in Britain, 1967-92, the song was banned by the BBC due to concerns by Radio 1's legal department that it was extremely offensive to Ronald Reagan as he was the new US President at the time of the song's release. Despite being banned by the BBC, "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang" reached number 45 on the UK singles chart. It debuted on that chart on 21 March 1981 and peaked one week later. The single peaked at number 72 in Australia, and was also a minor dance hit in the US, reaching number 29 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart in 1981.
Tracklist: 01.Human League - The Sound Of The Crowd (Complete) (6:28) 02.Human League - The Sound Of The Crowd (Instrumental) (4:10) "The Sound of the Crowd" is a song by the British synthpop group The Human League. It became the band's commercial breakthrough, reaching #12 on the UK Singles Chart in May 1981. Written jointly by lead singer Philip Oakey and keyboard player Ian Burden, the song was recorded at Genetic Sound Studios, Reading, in March 1981. Originally released as a stand-alone single in April 1981, it was subsequently re-recorded and incorporated into the studio album Dare, later in the year. "The Sound Of The Crowd" was the first Human League song to feature female vocals, from new band members Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall, interacting with Philip Oakey's baritone lead. Apart from the catchy imperatives such as "Get in line now!" and "Get around town!", the song contains some more obscure lyrics such as "Make a shroud pulling combs through a backwash frame" and "Stroke a pocket with a print of a laughing sound". Discussing the song in a 2009 interview Ian Burden said: On The Sound of the Crowd I scribbled down some stream-of-consciousness words so that I could demonstrate the vocal parts to him (Oakey) without having to do the naff la-la-la-hum-hum-hum type of explanation. He went off and wrote a new chorus vocal, but surprisingly kept my verse lyrics! The single was the first to feature a distinctive, though short-lived, marketing tactic, where Human League singles were labelled 'Red' or 'Blue' to help buyers differentiate between the band's musical styles. 'Red' was for dance tracks, 'Blue' for pop songs. "The Sound Of The Crowd" was designated 'Red'. When asked to explain the system, vocalist Sulley explained that "Red is for posers, for Spandy (Spandau Ballet) types." Oakey added: "Blue is for ABBA fans." The group first appeared on Top of the Pops to perform the song on 30 April 1981 when it was at no. 53 in the UK Singles Chart. The single entered the UK Top 40 a week later at no. 34 and after three weeks it reached its peak position of no. 12. A second Top of the Pops performance took place on 21 May 1981 when the single was at no. 15. The original 7" B side "The Sound of the Crowd (Add Your Voice)" is an instrumental remix of the A side, an edit of which was later used as the closing track of the remix album Love and Dancing, issued in 1982 under the name of The League Unlimited Orchestra. A longer instrumental version of "The Sound of the Crowd" featured as the B side to the 12" release.
Tracklist: 01.Imagination - Body Talk (6:00) 02.Imagination - Body Talk (Instrumental) (4:52) "Body Talk" is the debut single by British soul/dance group Imagination, produced by Steve Jolley and Tony Swain and released in 1981. "Body Talk" was an immediate hit, reaching No. 4 on the UK singles chart.
Tracklist: 01.Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love (6:21) 02.Kelly Marie - New York At Night (5:05) "Feels Like I'm in Love" is a song written and originally recorded by Ray Dorset with his band Mungo Jerry in 1977. In 1979, Scottish singer Kelly Marie recorded the song for Pye Records. The song was a sleeper hit on the Scottish club scene before breaking through nationally in the summer of 1980, reaching the top of the UK Singles Chart in September. The following year, aided by a number of remixes the song became a club hit in the US, reaching number ten on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart. Re-released on the Calibre record label with a new B-side "New York at Night", it followed a rare breed of record labels who gained a chart-topping success after their debut release. Charged with cheeky, campy horn flourishes, the song oozes a kind of carefree, shoulder-shimmying joy that won Kelly Marie a sizeable gay following becoming an instant gay anthem.
Tracklist: 01.Kim Carnes - Draw Of The Cards (Special Long Version) (6:50) 02.Kim Carnes - Break The Rules Tonite (Out Of School) (3:17) "Draw of the Cards" is a 1981 single release from Kim Carnes's album Mistaken Identity. The single reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #49 on the UK singles chart. "Draw Of The Cards" failed to emulate the chart success of its predecessor, "Bette Davis Eyes", missing out on Top 10 status in many of the countries that song had reached pole position. The music video for the song is directed by Russell Mulcahy, who previous directed the "Bette Davis Eyes" video. The "Special Long Version" is exclusive to the European releases of the 12".
Tracklist: 01.Kim Wilde - Chequered Love (3:20) 02.Kim Wilde - Shane (3:39) "Chequered Love" is the second single by British singer Kim Wilde. The song was released in the spring of 1981 to follow Wilde's successful debut "Kids in America". As with that single, writing credits were given to Wilde's father and brother Marty and Ricky Wilde, with the latter also being given production credits. The 12" version is no longer in length than the 7", however better sound quality is achieved by the grooves not being as compressed - a common practice for "marketing" during the 1980s. The song later appeared on Wilde's self-titled debut album. "Chequered Love" became another hit for Wilde, reaching the number four on the UK Singles Chart, number one in South Africa (succeeding "Kids in America"), and peaking inside the top 10 all around the world except North America. It has sold 245,000 copies in France, was certified gold in the UK, and has sold over a million copies worldwide.
Tracklist: 01.Kim Wilde - Kids In America (3:26) 02.Kim Wilde - Tuning In Tuning On (4:30) "Kids in America" is a song recorded by British singer Kim Wilde. It was released in the United Kingdom as her debut single in January 1981, and in the United States in spring 1982. It has been covered by many artists from different genres. The song was recorded in 1980 after RAK Records boss Mickie Most heard Wilde singing on a backing track for her brother Ricky Wilde. He liked her voice and image and expressed an interest to work with her. Ricky Wilde, together with his father Marty Wilde (a 1950s/1960s rock and roll star) wrote the song "Kids in America" for Wilde to record. Once the demo was sent, Most remixed the track himself and released it on RAK as Wilde's first single in January 1981. The song peaked at number 2 in the United Kingdom. The following year it became a Billboard Hot 100 Top 30 hit in the United States and ranked as the 91st most successful song of 1982 on the Hot 100 year-end chart. In the summer of 1981, the track appeared on Wilde's self-titled debut album. The new wave song was the start of Wilde's career. Her father and brother continued to write songs for her (with the latter also given production credits), although in later years Wilde herself and her brother would usually be credited with the songwriting. The song was released as a 7" in the UK and United States. Germany is the only country that a 12" was issued.
Tracklist: 01.Kraftwerk - Numbers / Computer • World.. 2 (6:43) 02.Kraftwerk - Computer Love (7:16) "Numbers / Computer • World.. 2" is a song by the German electronic band Kraftwerk. It was released in 1981 on the studio album Computer World and as a single in the same year. In the US Warner Brothers records released it as a promo backed with "Computer Love".
Tracklist: 01.Marcia Hines - Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees (5:40) 02.Marcia Hines - All The Things We Do When We're Lonely (3:50) Marcia Elaine Hines, AM (Order of Australia) (born 20 July 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA) is an Australian vocalist, actress and TV personality. Hines made her debut, at the age of sixteen, in the Australian production of the stage musical Hair and followed with the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. She achieved her greatest commercial successes as a recording artist during the late 1970s with 6 Australian top 10 hits. In 1981 Hines recorded her last hit single "Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees" which peaked at #10 on the Australian singles chart in July 1981. The single was taken from the album "Take It From The Boys" on Midnight records. Marcia Hines stated '' As a black woman, the disco beat speaks to me. It takes me back to a tribal place. Disco reminds me of a happy and fun period''.Marcia Hines was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on 18 July 2007.
Tracklist: 01.Neil Diamond - America (Edited Version) (3:27) 02.Neil Diamond - Songs Of Life (3:32) "America" (also known as "They're Coming to America" or "Coming to America") is the name of a patriotic song written and originally recorded by Neil Diamond, released on April 4, 1980 as part of The Jazz Singer soundtrack album. The song was a hit single in the United States in 1981, reaching number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Diamond's sixth number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. Billboard also rated it as the #62 pop single overall for 1981. Although the single version was a studio recording, it sounds live because of crowd overdubs in the song. The "edited" single version is about one minute shorter than the LP version.
Tracklist: 01.New Order - Ceremony (Version 1) (4:35) 02.New Order - In A Lonely Place (Original Mix) (6:13) "Ceremony" is a song by Joy Division, released as New Order's debut single in 1981. The song and its B-side, "In a Lonely Place", were written and recorded as Joy Division prior to the death of Ian Curtis. Both were re-recorded and carried over to Joy Division's re-formation under the name New Order. New Order released the song as a single twice, firstly in January 1981 and secondly in September 1981 featuring new member Gillian Gilbert. After the death of Ian Curtis, the remaining members of Joy Division regrouped as New Order. Their first release was a re-recording of "Ceremony" as a stand-alone single backed with "In a Lonely Place", with guitarist Bernard Sumner taking over lead vocals. Because Curtis had never transcribed the lyrics to "Ceremony" and because his singing was muted to the point of near-inaudibility on all surviving recordings, Sumner reportedly had to put them through a graphic equalizer to approximate the lyrics. In January 1981, the first version of "Ceremony" was released on Factory Records (FAC 33). Initially released as a 7" single, it was reissued as a 12" two months later. Martin Hannett (Joy Division's producer) produced the record and Peter Saville designed the sleeve artwork for both releases. The 7" record was issued in a stamped gold-bronze sleeve. The 12" sleeve was a completely separate design: gold typography on a green background.
Tracklist: 01.New Order - Everythings Gone Green (5:31) 02.New Order - Cries And Whispers (3:25) 03.New Order - Mesh (3:01) "Everything's Gone Green" is the third single by the English alternative rock/electronic band New Order. It was released in December 1981 and reached number three on the UK Independent Singles chart, number twenty-nine on the New Zealand RIANZ Singles chart and number thirty-four on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. As usual per New Order and Joy Division's releases, the recording date and location of the music is not disclosed on the original sleeve. The single was originally released in Belgium on Factory Benelux and bears the catalogue number FBN-8. The single was later released in New Zealand in 1982 and was made available in the UK through import copies. The artwork was designed by Peter Saville with computer graphics on the cover designed by Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert.
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - Physical (Long Version) (7:04) 02.Olivia Newton-John - The Promise (The Dolphin Song) (4:30) 03.Olivia Newton-John - Physical (Extended Live Version) (7:33) "Physical" is a song by Australian recording artist Olivia Newton-John for her twelfth studio album Physical. It was released in September 1981, by MCA Records as the lead single from the project. The song was written by Steve Kipner and Terry Shaddick, who originally intended to offer it to British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart, while production was handled by John Farrar. The song was an immediate success, shipping 2 million copies in the United States, being certified Platinum, and spending 10 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, ultimately becoming Newton-John's biggest American hit. The song reached number 7 on the UK chart in November. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and won the Billboard Award for Top Pop Single. "Physical" went on to become the biggest-selling single of the entire decade in the US. Recorded in early 1981, it first rose to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in America in November 1981 and stayed there for 10 weeks, until near the end of January 1982. In terms of chart placement, it was the most popular single of her career in the U.S., as well as her final number-one (to date). Billboard ranked it as the number one pop single of 1982 (since the chart year for 1982 actually began in November 1981), and it was also the most successful song on the Hot 100 during the entire decade of the 1980s. The famous guitar solo is performed by Toto's guitarist Steve Lukather. "Physical" was both preceded and followed in the #1 chart position by recordings of the duo Hall & Oates. "Private Eyes" yielded its top spot to "Physical" in November 1981, and "Physical" yielded to "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" the following January. "Physical" held "Waiting for a Girl Like You" by Foreigner at #2, off the top of the Hot 100 for nine weeks, and "I Can't Go For That" held Foreigner's hit at #2 for the tenth and final week. The single, slightly edgier than she had been known for in the past (such as her songs from Grease and her country-pop ballad "I Honestly Love You"), proved to be immensely popular both in America and in the United Kingdom, despite the fact that the song was censored and even banned by some radio stations; due to its sexual content, for example the line: "There's nothing left to talk about unless it's horizontally", in spite of Newton-John's status as the reigning queen of soft-rock music at the time, "Physical" peaked at only number twenty-nine on the AC chart (its follow-up, the slightly softer-edged "Make a Move on Me," found more acceptance at AC radio and went to number six AC as well as number five pop.) The song was a big dance hit, crossed over to the Billboard R&B chart peaking at #28 there, and spawned a music video. The music video was directed by Brian Grant. The video featured a lusty Olivia, dressed in a tight leotard, as a gym teacher trying to make several overweight men healthy. She repeatedly tries to make the men lose weight, but her plans fail and she leaves the room to take a shower. Suddenly, the men work out on their own, and they transform into muscular attractive men. In one part, one muscular man glances at his overweight self. Olivia is shocked when she sees this, and starts to flirt with them. At the end, two of the men secretly go out, holding hands, implying they are gay. Olivia is surprised to see this, and so she and one of the overweight men play tennis. The gym setting may have been partly an attempt to divert attention from the overt sexual connotations of the term "physical". This was further emphasized by the twist comedy ending of the video, when the transformed men who are now oblivious to Newton-John's advances are ultimately revealed to be gay (this was also a source of controversy; MTV frequently cut the ending when it aired the video, and the sometimes sensuous nature of the video also led to it being banned outright by some broadcasters in Canada and the United Kingdom). The Olivia Physical video (where "Physical" music video was included) won a Grammy Award for Video of the Year in 1983. The video was featured on Pop-Up Video on VH1 and was the first video to air on Beavis and Butt-Head, on which they changed the channel to "I Wanna Be Sedated" by The Ramones. A Newton-John duet with Jane Lynch aired on the "Bad Reputation" episode of the television series Glee on May 4th, 2010 on the FOX television network in the US. Newton-John and Lynch recreated the songs music video for the episode. This version charted at #89 in 2010.
Tracklist: 01.Patrick Cowley - Menergy (8:45) 02.Patrick Cowley - I Wanna Take You Home (7:24) Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 - November 12, 1982) was an American disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist. He recorded in a style that has drawn comparisons[by whom?] to that of Giorgio Moroder and is often credited[by whom?] with pioneering electronic dance music. "Menergy" is a 1981 dance single by producer Patrick Cowley. Along with the track "I Want to Take You Home", "Menergy" spent two weeks atop the Billboard Dance/Disco chart in October and November 1981. It was Cowley's most successful single of four Top 10 dance chart hits, all of which occurred within the span of fifteen months. As with Cowley's other singles, "Menergy" did not place on any other chart. In 1984, a version of "Menergy" was released where Sylvester's vocals were featured.
Tracklist: 01.Pete Shelley - Homosapien (Dance Version) (4:27) 02.Pete Shelley - Homosapien (Elongated Dancepartydubmix) (8:58) "Homosapien" is a song by Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley. It was the first single from the album of the same title, released in 1981. The song reached #14 on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Singles chart and #6 in Canada.The song was banned by the BBC for "explicit reference to gay sex", e.g. the words "homo superior / in my interior"
Tracklist: 01.Pete Shelley - I Don't Know What It Is (Remixed Version) (3:37) 02.Pete Shelley - Witness The Change/I Don't Know What It Is (Instrumental Version) (8:18) "I Don't Know What It Is" was the second single taken from former Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley's third solo album "Homosapien". Released in 1981 on Genetic Records "I Don't Know What It Is" failed to chart in the UK but did reach the #22 position on the US Billboard dance chart.
Tracklist: 01.Peter Batah - Nobody's Stopping You (Vocal Version) (7:03) 02.Peter Batah - Nobody's Stopping You (Instrumental Version) (7:02) "Nobody's Stopping You" is a 1981 single by Canadian singer/songwriter Peter Batah. Batah released a handfull of single in the early and mid 1980's on Unidisc Records. He is associated with Lime founder Denis Lepage. Maybe an alter-ego...
Tracklist: 01.Rick James - Give It To Me Baby (12" Vocal) (5:42) 02.Rick James - Give It To Me Baby (Instrumental) (6:25) "Give It to Me Baby" is a song written by American singer Rick James. Taken from his album Street Songs, the song charted on the Billboard Hot 100, spending two weeks at #40 and spent five weeks at #1 on the R&B chart. Along with two other tracks from Street Songs, "Super Freak" and "Ghetto Life", topped the American dance chart for three weeks in the summer of 1981. In the U.K. the song went to #47 on the U.K. singles chart.
Tracklist: 01.Rick James - Super Freak (Vocal) (7:07) 02.Rick James - Super Freak (Instrumental) (3:35) "Super Freak" is a 1981 hit single produced and performed by Rick James. The song, co-written by James and Alonzo Miller, was first released on James' album Street Songs and became one of James' signature songs. It features background vocals from Motown labelmates The Temptations, in which the bass singer is James' uncle Melvin Franklin, and Canadian singer Taborah Johnson. "Freak" is a slang term for, as described in the song's lyrics, "...a very kinky girl / The kind you don't take home to mother". Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #477 in its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song was a big hit for James in 1981, charting on the pop, R&B and dance charts in the U.S. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song peaked at #16 in the fall of 1981 and spent 10 weeks in the top 40. Together with two other singles from Street Songs, "Give It to Me Baby" and "Ghetto Life", it spent three weeks at #1 on the American dance charts earlier that year.
Tracklist: 01.Rick Springfield - Love Is Alright Tonite (3:20) 02.Rick Springfield - Everybody's Girl (2:58) "Love Is Alright Tonite" was the third single taken fom the platinum album Working Class Dog by Australian singer and actor Rick Springfield. Released as a single only in the US and Canda "Love Is Alright Tonite" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 5, 1981 spending 16 weeks on the survey peaking at #20. In Canada the single peaked at #26.
Tracklist: 01.Show-Stoppers '81 - The (Disco) Sound Of Music (7:42) 02.Show-Stoppers '81 - The Sound Of Rapping (2:56) Take the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein and the musical The Sound Of Music, mix it all together give it a disco beat and you've got "The (Disco) Sound Of Music by Show-Stoppers '81. It's been a mystery as to who actually sings the lead vocals on this track is it it Julie Andrews? All clues lead to Sarah Brightman being the singer. Clue #1 the track was produced by Jeff Calvert who also produced Brightman's 1979 single "I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper". Clue #2 according to the 1989 UK TV series "This Is Your Life" it was revealed that Sarah Brightman did actually record the vocals for "The (Disco) Sound Of Music". Mystery solved.
Tracklist: 01.Soft Cell - Bedsitter (7:52) 02.Soft Cell - Facility Girls (7:19) "Bedsitter" is a song by British synthpop duo Soft Cell, from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. Released as a single in October 1981, it reached no. 4 in the UK. A song that explored the underbelly of the London club scene of the time, it has been described by critic Jon Savage as one of the greatest songs of the 1980s.
Tracklist: 01.Soft Cell - Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (Edit) (4:02) 02.Soft Cell - Where Did Our Love Go (Edit) (4:18) "Tainted Love" is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group The Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. It attained worldwide fame after being covered by Soft Cell in 1981 and has since been covered by numerous groups and artists. Soft Cell released their version of "Tainted Love" on July 7, 1981 as their second single (their first was "Memorabilia", which did not chart). "Tainted Love" rapidly reached #1 on the UK singles chart. "Tainted Love" was the best-selling single in the UK for 1981 and sold 1.27 million copies as of November 2012. On the US chart dated January 16, 1982, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #90. It appeared to peak at #64 and fell to #100 on February 27. After spending a second week at #100, it started climbing again. It took 19 weeks to crack the US Top 40. The song reached #8 during the summer of 1982 and spent a then record-breaking 43 weeks on the Hot 100.
Tracklist: 01.Spandau Ballet - Glow (12" Version) (8:09) 02.Spandau Ballet - Muscle Bound (Remix) (4:53) "Muscle Bound" is a song by English new wave band Spandau Ballet, released on March 23, 1981 as the third single from their debut album Journeys to Glory. In the UK, it was released as a double A-side with the song "Glow"; elsewhere, "Glow" was included as the B-side. It was their third consecutive Top 20 hit in their native UK, reaching number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also charted at No. 18 in Ireland, No. 32 in the Netherlands, and No. 97 in Australia. The 12" single is titled "Glow" with an extended version of "Glow" on the A-side and an remix of "Muscle Bound" on the B-side.
Tracklist: 01.Spandau Ballet - Paint Me Down (7:05) 02.Spandau Ballet - Re•Paint (6:54) "Paint Me Down", released November 2, 1981 was the second single taken from the album Diamond by British New wave band Spandau Ballet. "Paint Me Down" broke the band's run of UK top 20 hits by stalling at No.30.
Tracklist: 01.Spandau Ballet - The Freeze (4:36) 02.Spandau Ballet - The Freeze (Special Mix) (6:34) "The Freeze" was the second single released by English new wave band Spandau Ballet, from their debut album Journeys to Glory (1981). The single was a top twenty hit in several European countries peaking at #17UK, #14 Ireland and #16 in Spain.
Tracklist: 01.Spider - Better Be Good To Me (Long Version) (7:24) 02.Spider - I Love (3:11) "Better Be Good to Me" is a hit rock song, written by Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn and Holly Knight. The song was originally recorded in 1981 by American rock band Spider with co-writer Holly Knight as a member. Holly Knight went on to become a successful songwriter for various artists and later formed Device. "Better Be Good To Me" later became a hit for Tina Turner in 1984. Spider's version was taken from their second album Between the Lines and features Amanda Blue on lead vocals.
Tracklist: 01.The Associates - A (Remix) (3:56) 02.The Associates - Would I... Bounce Back (Remix) (3:50) "A" was the eighth single released by Scottish new wave band The Associates. The track features backing vocals by Robert Smith of The Cure. Both "A" and "Would I... Bounce Back" were remixed for the 1982 re-issue of the bands debut album The Affectionate Punch.
Tracklist: 01.The Associates - Kitchen Person (4:52) 02.The Associates - An Even Whiter Car (4:48) "Kitchen Persons" is a single released on August 22, 1981 by Scottish post-punk/new wave band The Associates. The single was taken from the bands second album Fourth Drawer Down.
Tracklist: 01.The Associates - White Car In Germany (12" Version) (5:26) 02.The Associates - The Associate (4:59) "White Car In Germany" was a single by Scottish post-punk/new wave band The Associates. The single was released on December 5, 1981 from the bands second album Fourth Drawer Down. The swirling electronics, cold atmosphere and treated percussion were intended to sound as un-American as possible. The lyric “Aberdeen’s an old place – Düsseldorf’s a cold place – Cold as spies can be” accurately captured post-war tensions under the spectre of the bomb. "White Car In Germany" failed to have any chart success in the UK.
Tracklist: 01.The Cure - Primary (Extended Mix) (5:57) 02.The Cure - Descent (3:09) "Primary" is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as the sole single from their third studio album Faith (1981). The song is unusual in that both Simon Gallup and Robert Smith play bass, with the effects pedals on Smith's giving the leads a unique sound. There are no guitars or keyboards played in the song. "Primary" was released as a single on March 20, 1981. It reached number 43 in the UK Singles Chart. "Primary" was the first song by The Cure to be remixed as a separate extended mix for release on 12" single (and not co-released on other formats, in the way the 12" version of "A Forest" was also the album version appearing on Seventeen Seconds, for example). In fact, the original 12" extended mix is, to this day, still only available on the original 12" single, which has never been reproduced on any other album, making it quite a rare item. The main difference between the 7" mix (also the album mix) and the 12" mix is that the extended mix lengthens the instrumental introductions to the song's verses. This cover art is the first visual collaboration between the band & Porl and Undy, later better known as Parched Art.
Tracklist: 01.The Fallout Club - Wonderlust (5:26) 02.The Fallout Club - Desert Song (4:36) "Wonderlust" was the third and final single released by The Fallout Club a British synthpop and new wave band formed by Irish singer Trevor Herion, the experimental drummer Paul Simon, Thomas Dolby on keyboards, and bassist Matthew Seligman released on October 19th, 1981. The short-lived band only released three singles on Happy Birthday Records and split-up shortly afterwards. Dolby went on to have a successful solo career, Simon went to work with Glen Matlock, Seligman joined The Thompson Twins, while vocalist Trevor Heroin released a handful of singles and an LP as a solo artist between 1982-1983. Sadly, those records failed to garner much attention, and Heroin committed suicide in October of 1988.
Tracklist: 01.The Hitmen - Bates Motel (3:18) "Bates Motel" is a song by the Australian new wave band, The Hitmen. Released in 1981 and written by drummer Mike Gaffey. "Bates Motel" is a tribute to Alfred Hickcock and his movie, 'Psycho' starring Anthony Perkins. The track was taken from the band's second album Torn Together. Shortly after it's release The Hitmen disbanded. A music video was filmed for the song and was shown on MTV. In the US the song was only relesed as white label 12" promo containing the same track on both side.
Tracklist: 01.The Human League - Don't You Want Me (3:57) 02.The Human League - Seconds (4:58) 03.The Human League - Don't You Want Me (Ext. Dance Mix) (7:30) "Don't You Want Me" is a single by British synthpop group The Human League, released on 27 November 1981 as the fourth single from their third studio album Dare (1981). It is the band's best known and most commercially successful recording and was the 1981 Christmas number one in the UK, where it has since sold over 1,560,000 copies, making it the 23rd most successful single in UK Singles Chart history. It later topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the US on 3 July 1982 where it stayed for three weeks. In 2015 the song was voted by the British public as the nation's 7th favourite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV. The lyrics were originally inspired after lead singer Philip Oakey read a photo-story in a teen-girl's magazine. Originally conceived and recorded in the studio as a male solo, Oakey was inspired by the film A Star Is Born and decided to turn the song into a conflicting duet with one of the band's two teenage female vocalists. Susan Ann Sulley was then asked to take on the role. Up until then, she and the other female vocalist Joanne Catherall had only been assigned backing vocals; Sulley says she was chosen only through "luck of the draw". Musicians Jo Callis and Philip Adrian Wright created a synthesizer score to accompany the lyrics which was much harsher than the version that was actually released. Initial versions of the song were recorded but Virgin Records-appointed producer Martin Rushent was unhappy with them. He and Callis remixed the track, giving it a softer, and in Oakey's opinion, "poppy" sound. Oakey hated the new version and thought it the weakest track on Dare, resulting in one of his infamous rows with Rushent. Oakey disliked it so much that it was relegated to the last track on side two of the (then) vinyl album. Before the release of Dare, three of its tracks—"The Sound of the Crowd", "Love Action (I Believe in Love)", and "Open Your Heart"—had already been released as successful singles. With a hit album and three hit singles in a row, Virgin's chief executive Simon Draper decided to release one more single from the album before the end of 1981. His choice, "Don't You Want Me", instantly caused a row with Oakey who did not want another single to be released because he was convinced that "the public were now sick of hearing The Human League" and the choice of the "poor quality filler track" would almost certainly be a disaster, wrecking the group's new-found popularity. Virgin were adamant that a fourth single would be released and Oakey finally agreed on the condition that a large colour poster accompany the 7" single, because he felt fans would "feel ripped off" by the 'substandard' single alone. The Human League often added cryptic references to their productions and the record sleeve of "Don't You Want Me" featured the suffix of "100". This was a reference to The 100 Club, a restaurant/bar in Sheffield. Today, the song is widely considered a classic of its era. In a retrospective review, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, senior editor for AllMusic, described the song as "a devastating chronicle of a frayed romance wrapped in the greatest pop hooks and production of its year." Oakey still describes it as over-rated, but acknowledges his initial dismissal was misguided and claims pride in the track. Oakey is also at pains to point out another misconception: that it is not a love song, but "a nasty song about sexual power politics". "Don't You Want Me" was released in the UK on 27 November 1981. The B side was "Seconds" another track lifted straight from the Dare album. Like previous singles, a 12" version was also issued featuring the original version of "Don't You Want Me" and "Seconds" on the A side and an "extended dance mix" lasting seven and a half minutes on the B side. This mix is also features on the Love and Dancing album released under the name of The League Unlimited Orchestra in 1982.
To the amazement of the band (and especially Oakey), it entered the UK Singles Chart at No.9 and shot to number one the following week, remaining there over the Christmas period for a total of five weeks. It ultimately became the biggest selling single to be released in 1981, and the fifth biggest selling single of the entire decade. Its success was repeated six months later in the US, with "Don't You Want Me" hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. Billboard magazine ranked it as the sixth-biggest hit of 1982. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA the same year for sales of a million copies. It is notable as the first song featuring the revolutionary Linn LM-1 drum machine to hit No. 1 on the UK charts and also the first LM-1 track to top the Billboard Hot 100.
Tracklist: 01.The Human League - Hard Times/Love Action (I Believe In Love) (10:10) 02.The Human League - Hard Times/Love Action (I Believe In Love) (Instrumental) (11:04) "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" is a song by the British synthpop group The Human League, released as a single in the UK in July 1981. It became the band's first Top 10 success, peaking at number three in the UK Singles Chart. The song was written jointly by lead singer Philip Oakey and keyboard player Ian Burden. It features lead vocal by Oakey, female backing vocals by Susanne Sulley and Joanne Catherall, and analogue synthesizers by Jo Callis, Philip Adrian Wright and Ian Burden. Drum machines, sequencing and programming were provided by producer Martin Rushent and his then engineer and programmer David M. Allen. One of the most notable synth sounds on the recording makes use of the pitch-to-voltage converter and envelope shaper on the Roland System 700 modular synth. Jo Callis' guitar strumming was fed into the synth and used to shape and trigger the sounds, producing an unusual choppy, strumming synth patch. "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" was the second of three songs from the Dare album to be released in advance of the album itself in 1981. It was released as a double A-side single with the non-album track "Hard Times". In the US, "Love Action (I Believe in Love)"/"Hard Times" made the dance charts twice: in 1981, the tracks first peaked at number thirty-seven, and one year later, re-entered the dance chart and peaked at number fifty-seven. The release of the single was widely advertised in music press in early August 1981 with prominence given also to the B-side "Hard Times" as well as the A-side, and to the fact that a "limited" 12" single would also be made available as "Hard Times/Love Action" in "Disco Mix and Odd Mix" although these names were not used for the actual release. The single was designated 'Red' on the Human League’s short-lived self-imposed labelling system of 'Blue' for pop songs and 'Red' for dance tracks. The single made number 3 in the UK charts and placed The Human League in the forefront of media attention. It also renewed Virgin Records' faith in the band and guaranteed the release of the album that was to become Dare, just four months later. The song was ranked at number 5 among the top ten "Tracks of the Year" for 1981 by NME.
Tracklist: 01.The Members - Working Girl (Steve Lillywhite Mix) (4:38) 02.The Members - (Holiday In [Tribute To Jimi (Pretentious...Moi?)] Tanga-Nika (3:21) "Working Girl" is a single by British band The Members originally released in 1981 and produced by Steve Lillywhite. The Lillywhite version failed to have any chart success. In 1983 the song was remixed and produced by Martin Rushent this version was used on the album Uprhythm, Downbeat peaking at #34 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in March 1983. This 7" contains the original 1981 Steve Lillywite mix.
Tracklist: 01.The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (7" Edit) (3:52) 02.Charlelie Couture - Christmas Fever (4:49) “Christmas Wrapping” is a Christmas song by the American post-punk band The Waitresses. It was first released on the compilation album A Christmas Record (1981) on ZE Records, and also appears on the Waitresses’ 1982 EP I Could Rule the World if I Could only Get the Parts (1982). The song received positive reviews from music critics, and Allmusic described it as “one of the best holiday pop tunes ever recorded.” The song was released as a single in the UK in 1981 on Island Records. Although it did not make the charts that year, it was reissued in 1982 and reached No. 45 on the official UK Singles Chart in December 1982. In 1981 ZE Records asked each of its artists to record a Christmas song for a Christmas compilation album, A Christmas Record. Songwriter Chris Butler wrote the song in August that year, assembling it from assorted unused riffs he had saved “for a rainy day”. Some of the lyrics were finished in a taxi cab on the way to the recording studio. Butler explained the lyrics came from “just very much that for years I hated Christmas … Everybody I knew in New York was running around like a bunch of fiends. It wasn’t about joy. It was something to cope with.” Written soon after the birth of rap music, the song is “almost rapped” by Patty Donahue; the title is a pun on “rapping”. The b-side "Christmas Fever" is another track from the 1981 compilation album A Christmas Record performed by French singer, songwriter, composer,Charlélie Couture. The 7" edit of "Christmas Wrapping" has not appeared on CD as fas I know most compilations us the long version which I posted in December 2013.
Tracklist: 01.Toni Basil - Time After Time (3:41) 02.Toni Basil - You Gotta Problem (Special Extended Dance Version) (6:49) "Time After Time" is a song originally recorded by Nick Gilder in 1979 for the Chrysalis records album Frequency. In 1981 "Time After Time" was covered by American singer Toni Basil. It was released as asingle from Basil's Worg Of Mouth album in Europe and Australia. The single failed to make an impact and did not chart. The b-side "You Gotta Problem", is a nearly straight-ahead remake of Devo's "Pity You", released just a year before on Devo's New Traditionalists album. Music videos were filmed for both "Time After Time" and "You Gotta Problem" and were featured on the Word of Mouth video album released only on VHS in 1981.
Tracklist: 01.Visage - Visage (Dance Mix) (6:03) 02.Visage - Second Steps (5:28) "Visage" is the fourth single by the British pop group Visage, released by Polydor Records on 29 June 1981. It is the title track from Visage's eponymous debut album. The single peaked at no.21 in the UK Singles Chart. The music video for the single was the first of two Visage videos directed by Midge Ure. The video includes footage shot at the infamous Blitz nightclub in London's Covent Garden, which was the focal point of the New Romantic scene in the early 1980s. It was included on the Visage video album in 1986.
Tracklist: 01.A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (Edit Video Mix) (3:58) 02.A Flock Of Seagulls - Messages (2:50) 03.A Flock Of Seagulls - Pick Me Up (3:07) "I Ran (So Far Away)", also released as "I Ran", is a song by English new wave band A Flock of Seagulls. It was released in 1982 as the second single from their self-titled debut album. Since then, it has been their most successful single, topped the chart in Australia, and reached #7 in New Zealand #9 United States respectively. The version featured on this 12" is the video mix which omits most of the introductory section and begins with a cymbal crash but retains the full ending of the long version. This version was featured on some vinyl pressings of A Flock of Seagulls.
Tracklist: 01.ABC - The Look Of Love (Part One) (3:28) 02.ABC - The Look Of Love (Part Two) (3:44) 03.ABC - The Look Of Love (Part Three) (4:16) 04.ABC - The Look Of Love (Part Four) (0:56) "The Look of Love" is a song recorded by ABC in 1981, included on their debut album, The Lexicon of Love. Released as a single and as a 12" remix, it went to number one on the Billboard Dance/Disco chart as well as the Canadian pop singles chart. It was their biggest hit in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 4, and was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S., peaking at number 18. The single consists of four parts, referred to as "Parts One, Two, Three and Four". Part One is the standard album version, Part Two is an instrumental version, Part Three is a vocal remix and Part Four is a short acoustic instrumental part of the song, containing strings and horns, as well as occasional harp plucks and xylophone. A different remix version by producer Trevor Horn appeared on the 1982 U.S. 12". The '82 U.S. Extended Remix was not widely available after its initial release, but the track remained much in demand by club DJs and fans alike, and copies of the original 12" version fetched high prices. When Neutron (the band's UK label) discovered this, they issued a limited edition re-pressing of the Horn remix in 1985 (though they did not officially re-release the song).
Tracklist: 01.ABC - The Look Of Love (USA Remix - Dub Version) (7:37) 02.ABC - The Look Of Love (Part 3 - Dance Version) (4:16) “The Look of Love” is a song recorded by ABC in 1981, included on their debut album, The Lexicon of Love. Released as a single and as a 12″ remix, it went to number one on the Billboard Dance/Disco chart as well as the Canadian pop singles chart. It was their biggest hit in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 4, and was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S., peaking at number 18. The single consists of four parts, referred to as “Parts One, Two, Three and Four”. A different remix version by producer Trevor Horn appeared on the 1982 U.S. 12″. The ’82 U.S. Extended Remix was not widely available after its initial release, but the track remained much in demand by club DJs and fans alike, and copies of the original 12″ version fetched high prices. When Neutron (the band’s UK label) discovered this, they issued a limited edition re-pressing of the Horn remix in 1985 (though they did not officially re-release the song).
Tracklist: 01.ABC - Valentine's Day (3:40) 02.ABC - The Look Of Love (Part 3) (4:17) "Valentine's Day" is a song recorded by English new wave group ABC in 1981, included on their debut album, The Lexicon of Love. In 1982 "Valentine's Day" was only released as a single only in Japan. The single failed to have any chart success.
Tracklist: 01.After The Fire - Der Kommissar (Dub Version) (4:50) 02.After The Fire - Der Kommissar (Specially Extended Remixed Version) (5:43) "Der Kommissar" is a song first recorded by Falco in Austria in 1981, covered a year later by British rock band After the Fire. After the Fire's version featured English lyrics by the band's Andy Piercy. The single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 2, 1983. After spending 14 weeks on the chart the single peaked at #5 becoming the bands only US hit. In the UK "Der Kommissar reached the #47 position on the UK singles chart.
Tracklist: 01.A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song (7" Edit) (3:22) 02.A Flock Of Seagulls - Windows (3:29) "Space Age Love Song" is a 1982 single released by the British band, A Flock of Seagulls. It was their fourth single. Lead guitarist Paul Reynolds remarked on their 1984 video album "Through the Looking Glass" that he thought of the song's title. He said that the band wrote and recorded it, but couldn't come up with the title. He suggested "Space Age Love Song" because he thought it sounded like a space age love song. His idea stuck as the song's permanent title. "Space Age Love Song" peaked at No. 30 in the US Billboard Chart, No. 31 in New Zealand, No. 34 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 68 in Australia. The 7" Edit is about twenty seconds or so shorter than the album version. This version has a shorter intro and to my knowledge has not appeared on CD most compilations use the 3:47 album version.
Tracklist: 01.A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) (Long Version) (9:09) 02.A Flock Of Seagulls - Committed (5:35) 03.A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) (Short Version) (4:58) "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" is a 1982 song by A Flock of Seagulls, the opening song and only hit single from their second album Listen. The song exemplifies "synth-pop's spaced-out loneliness" and yearning for imagined, absent lovers, and is noted for its Wall of Sound-styled layer of synthesizer padding – a "multi-layered, hypnotic song", according to AllMusic. Unlike the band's 1982 hit "I Ran (So Far Away)", largely a United States and Australian hit, "Wishing" performed strongly in the band’s home country, the United Kingdom, and reached the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart; in the US it reached the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the middle of 1983. It was popular in South Africa, reaching #8.
Tracklist: 01.Bananarama - Cheers Then (Extended Version) (5:19) 02.Bananarama - Girl About Town (Extended Version) (5:39) "Cheers Then" is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It appears on their 1983 debut album Deep Sea Skiving and was released as its third single. The song was the first Bananarama single to be written by group members Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward and also their first ballad release. Coming off three consecutive top-ten hits, "Cheers Then" peaked at a disappointing number forty-five in the UK singles chart. Fahey said in a 1986 interview about this song, "We started taking our careers seriously after 'Cheers Then' bombed. Before then we thought all groups just brought out records and had them go to the top of the charts. It bought us down to reality a bit." Even with its relatively low sales, the song is regarded by critics as one of Bananarama's best recordings . The group's fortunes would rebound, however, with their UK follow-up single, a cover version of Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". The B-side, "Girl About Town," has been issued on CD for the first time on the 2007 UK reissue of Deep Sea Skiving as one of five bonus tracks. However the version used is a slightly longer version (3:31) with an additional 4 bars just before the instrumental break (roughly 1:45 - 1:59). The music video was a recreation of the musical film The Sound of Music. Filmed in Salzburg, the girls re-enact many of the scenes from the film, including the step-jumping scene for "Do-Re-Mi" and running in the hills, and the gazebo scene. It was directed by Keef for Keefco.
Tracklist: 01.Bananarama And Fun Boy Three - He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' (7:54) 02.Bananarama - Aie A Mwana (6:45) 03.Bananarama - Aie A Mwana (Dub Mix) (4:38) "He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' is a soul song written by Motown Records songwriters Norman Whitfield, William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Edward Holland, Jr. in 1964. The song is notable in both a 1964 version by American Motown girl group the Velvelettes, and a 1982 hit version (with the title altered to "Really Saying Something") by British girl group Bananarama. In 1982, the British girl group Bananarama recorded a cover version of the song and released it as the first single from their debut album Deep Sea Skiving. Providing background vocals is Fun Boy Three, a male vocal trio who had a hit with Bananarama earlier in the year with another cover, "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)" The 1982 single became the second consecutive top-five hit for both Bananarama and Fun Boy Three, peaking at number five in the UK singles chart. It also received heavy play on the then-young MTV network in America. "Really Saying Something" was both groups' second chart entry in Australia, peaking at number seventy-four. In the US the 12" contained "Aie A Mwana" as the b-side. "Aie A Mwana" was the first single released by Bananarama. Group members originally recorded the track as a demo and ultimately it was the demo version that was pressed onto the record. Originally released as a stand-alone single, "Aie A Mwana" was eventually added to the group's debut album Deep Sea Skiving two years later. Bananarama's previous experience in a recording studio was as background vocalists on the Department S b-side "Solid Gold Easy Action", a T. Rex cover. Prompted by friend and early supporter Paul Cook (of Sex Pistols), Bananarama decided to release their own single. As they had been including several cover versions in their repertoire (including later hit "Venus"), they decided on the song which had been recorded by Black Blood, sung in Swahili, which they had heard in a French disco. Group members Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward had to learn to sing the song phonetically. The "tropical" nature of the single inspired the group's name: banana coming from the vibe of "Aie A Mwana" and -rama added to the end as a nod to an early Roxy Music song called "Pyjamarama". Issued by independent label Demon Records, "Aie A Mwana" reached number ninety-two in the UK singles chart. Write-ups in the English music and fashion press (NME, The Face) caught the attention of Terry Hall, who invited Bananarama to sing on his new vocal group Fun Boy Three's next single.
Tracklist: 01.Billy Idol - Hot In The City (Extended Version) (5:18) 02.Billy Idol - Dead On Arrival (3:52) 16Bit "Hot in the City" is a 1982 song by Billy Idol, released on his self-titled album. It charted at No. 23 in the US and No. 58 in the UK. A re-release of the song in the UK in 1987 reached No. 13. There are two versions of the video. The first version (the 1982 version) starts off with a girl walking into a record store. She picks up a Billy Idol record and the song starts to play. The video features scenes from New York City, interspersed with stock footage of nuclear bomb tests. The second version (the 1987 version) was banned by MTV because it showed Idol's then-girlfriend Perri Lister bound to a cross toward the end of the video. The later version was included on the DVD edition of The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself. Although the released version of the song has Idol shouting "New York!", other versions of the song were recorded for various radio stations, including ones for such cities as "Amarillo", "Boston", "Minneapolis", "New Haven", "Chattanooga", and "Sioux Falls". The song, with a remixed synthesizer intro, was used as the introduction
for Booker, the TV series spin-off of 21 Jump Street. It is also featured in the 1988 hit film, Big, starring Tom Hanks. The song was used by the NBA's Phoenix Suns during the introductions of the visiting team at home games during the team's run to the 1993 NBA Finals.
Tracklist: 01.Billy Idol - White Wedding (Parts 1 And 2) (8:23) 02.Billy Idol - White Wedding (Part 2) (4:31) "White Wedding" is a song by Billy Idol that appeared on his album Billy Idol in 1982. It is often considered one of his most recognizable songs, although other Idol songs charted higher. It peaked at No. 108 on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 on its original release, and reached No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was re-issued in 1983. In the UK it reached No. 6 in the UK Singles Chart upon its re-release there in 1985 and 1988, when it was re-issued to promote the Vital Idol remix album.
Tracklist: 01.B-Movie - Nowhere Girl (Long Version) (6:31) 02.B-Movie - Remembrance Day (4:21) 03.B-Movie - Nowhere Girl (Short Version) (3:42) "Nowhere Girl" is a song by new wave band from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England B-Movie. It was originally released in 1980, and later re-released in 1982, reaching #67 in the UK. It later appeared re-recorded on the band's first studio album, Forever Running in 1985. It became a chart-topping single across Europe, and received much airplay at the time.
Tracklist: 01.Bow Wow Wow - Baby Oh No (Speacial Remixed Version) (5:41) 02.Bow Wow Wow - Baby Oh No (2:45) Formed in 1980 by Malcolm McLaren after the demise of the Sex Pistols, Bow Wow Wow were originally the first lineup of British group Adam And The Ants. On McLaren's advice, the band ditched Adam. They found their new lead singer in 14-year-old Myint Myint Aye (Burmese for "High High Cool"), who was later renamed Annabella Lwin. Typified by Burundi-style drumming and Lwin's singing, which veered between screaming and ritual chants, Bow Wow Wow saw some early success - amid controversy over their singer's age, and their vocal support of home taping - and increased their range after McLaren's departure, but never found widespread fame. The group's biggest hit in the US was "I Want Candy" which peaked at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Baby Oh No" was one of two new songs added to the "I Want Candy" compilation album released in 1982. "Baby Oh No" was produced by Kenny Laguna of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts fame and remixed by Ivan Ivan and Mark Kamins. Released as a single only in the United States,"Baby Oh No" reached #103 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 and #58 on the Dance/Club play charts. Special Note About This Single: The sleeve has a sticker identifying this as "Special Remixed Version", however this info is not on the record label. Side "B" is labeled as side "D". This disc may have been part (or was initially intended to have been part) of a 2 disc promotional release, since the flip side of "A" is side "D" (as was sometimes done for multi-disc sets. The matrix numbers also tend to support this theory.
Tracklist: 01.Bow Wow Wow - Go Wild In The Country (Extended Version) (5:20) 02.Bow Wow Wow - El Boss Dicho! (2:12) "Go Wild in the Country" is a song by English new wave band Bow Wow Wow. It was released as a single from their album See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. City All Over! Go Ape Crazy. "Go Wild in the Country" was written by Dave Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren and Matthew Ashman. It was first released in 1982 and entered the UK Singles Chart in January, reaching No. 7 and staying for 13 weeks on the chart. It was the first single by the band to not be produced by Malcolm McLaren. The single sleeve, from the same photo shoot as the See Jungle! See Jungle! album cover, reenacts Édouard Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l'herbe.
Tracklist: 01.Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy (Remix) (3:33) 02.Bow Wow Wow - Cowboy (3:32) "I Want Candy" is a song written and originally recorded by the Strangeloves in 1965 that went to number 11 in the United States. It is a famous example of a song that uses the Bo Diddley beat. English new wave group Bow Wow Wow released their version as the first and only single from their EP The Last of the Mohicans. For many in America, "I Want Candy" was their first introduction to young lead singer Annabella Lwin and the band. The song barely scraped the Top 50, but became an enduring new wave classic. The song gave its name to the band's 1982 release, I Want Candy, which was mainly a compilation, but included a couple of new cuts produced by Kenny Laguna (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts). The popularity of Bow Wow Wow's recording, highly associated with 1980s pop music, is partly due to the memorable video that got heavy play in the early days of MTV. The Bow Wow Wow recording appeared on two VH1 countdowns: No. 86 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the '80s"
No. 8 on VH1's "100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the '80s" The 12" single release contains the longer "Remix" version.
Tracklist: 01.Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle! (Jungle Boy) (Re-Mixed Version) (5:13) 02.Bow Wow Wow - (I'm A) TV Savage (2:36) "See Jungle! (Jungle Boy)" is a song by English new wave band Bow Wow Wow. It was released as the third single from their album See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. City All Over! Go Ape Crazy. It was first released in 1982 and entered the UK Singles Chart in May, reaching #45. "See Jungle! (Jungle Boy)" was written by Dave Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren and Matthew Ashman.
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.Classix Nouveaux - Is It A Dream (7:13) 02.Classix Nouveaux - Is It A Dream (Short Version) (3:57) 03.Classix Nouveaux - Where To Go (3:15) "Is It A Dream" is a 1982 single by English new wave band Classix Nouveaux. Released in March 1982 "Is It A Dream" was the bands highest charting single in their native country the United Kingdom peaking at #11. The single was taken from the bands second studio album La Verité.
Tracklist: 01.Combo Audio - Romanticide (7" Mix) (3:37) 02.Combo Audio - It's A Crime (2:33) Combo Audio was a new wave group from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois best known for their song Romanticide. Romanticide was released as a single for Secret Records in 1982 and as part of the Combo Audio EP. Two videos for the song were made. The first was played on the RockAmerica cable music subscription service the second went into "power rotation" on MTV in early 1983 following the EP release. The song was the "top single" in Billboard and regular support and airplay followed in New York, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis and Los Angeles. The version that appears here is a different mix than what appears on the "Combo Audio" mini album and "Living In Oblivion" Volume 1 CD. The b-side "It's A Crime" is a non album track.
Tracklist: 01.Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (4:22) 02.Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (Dub Version) (3:39) 03.Culture Club - Love Is Cold (You Were Never No Good) (4:24) "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" is a song written and recorded by the British new wave band Culture Club. Released as a single in September 1982 from the group's platinum-selling debut album Kissing to Be Clever, it was the band's first UK #1 hit. In the United States, the single was released in November 1982 and also became a huge hit, reaching #2 for three weeks. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" was the third single released in Europe by Culture Club and their debut release in the United States and Canada. The song was picked up by BBC Radio 2 and became a UK #1 single for three weeks in October 1982. The song entered the American Pop chart the week ending December 4, 1982. It hit #1 in Cash Box magazine and held at #2 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March and April 1983 (kept from the #1 spot by Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"). The single achieved sales of 900,000 US copies and also hit #1 in Canada. It was also number one in Australia. This was Culture Club's first success, after their first two releases, "White Boy" and "I'm Afraid of Me" charted in the UK at #114 and #100 respectively. According to Boy George, it was their last chance to get an album deal. The song rose rapidly in the UK charts after the group's first appearance on Top of the Pops, which resulted in George's androgynous style of dress and sexual ambiguity making newspaper headlines. The group were only asked to appear on Top of the Pops the night before the show, after Shakin' Stevens pulled out. In a retrospective review, Allmusic journalist Jose F. Promis described "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" as "a simple masterpiece, resonating with an ache that harked back to the classic torch songs of yesteryear." In 2007, Boy George said that the song was "not just about Culture Club's drummer Jon Moss, my boyfriend at the time. It was about all the guys I dated at that time in my life." The B-side was a dub version featuring Pappa Weasel in many countries and "You Know I'm Not Crazy" on the US release. On the 12" version of the record, the track "Love Is Cold (You Were Never No Good)" was also included.
Tracklist: 01.Culture Club - I'm Afraid Of Me (Extended Dance Mix) (7:20) 02.Culture Club - Murder Rap Trap (4:22) "I'm Afraid Of Me" was the second single released from Culture Club's debut LP "Kissing To Be Clever". I'm Afraid Of Me also suffered the same fate as Culture Club's previous single "White Boy" and failed at radio peaking at only #100 in the UK.
Tracklist: 01.Culture Club - Mystery Boy (3:35) 02.Culture Club - Murder Rap Trap (4:24) "Mystery Boy" was a single only released in Japan in 1982. The mix on this single, and the Japanese album "Kissing To Be Clever" is an alternate version than what appeared in the US and UK where the song was a b-side. This alternate mix includes a piano break which was removed from the US and UK releases. The song was also used in a Japanese TV ad for Suntori brand whiskey with "Hot Whiskey" lyrics.
Tracklist: 01.Culture Club - White Boy (12" Version) (6:46) 02.Culture Club - Love Twist (4:22) "White Boy" is the debut single by english new wave band Culture Club taken from the album Kissing To Be Clever. Although the song failed to reach the US or UK Top 100, Front man Boy George was still happy because "5000 people bought my song and didn't even know me." The 12" version of "White Boy" is a different mix than waht appeared on Kissing To Be Clever. Oddly the album version was titled "dance nix".
Tracklist: 01.David Bowie - Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (Edited Version) (4:08) 02.David Bowie - Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (OZ Extended Version) (9:23) "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, released as the title track of the 1982 erotic horror film Cat People. Recorded in July 1981, the song was written by Bowie with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder. The 1981 recording has been described as one of "the finest of Bowie's recordings of the 1980s". A re-recorded version of the song, created a year and a half later, appears on the album Let's Dance (1983). The director Paul Schrader engaged Bowie for a theme song in 1981, with Moroder having already recorded most of the music. Bowie was to put lyrics to the main theme. The song itself, in keeping with the dark tone of the film, has some goth rock influences, with Bowie singing in a deep baritone croon while being backed up by a female chorus. Bowie's octave leap on the word "gasoline" has been called "a magnificent moment" and "among the most thrilling moments he ever committed to tape". Because of Moroder's contract, the single was issued by MCA Records. The full-length 6:45 version appeared on the soundtrack album, the U.S. , and European 12" single's, while a 4:08 edited version was made for the 7" release. The single reached No. 26 in the UK, No. 13 in Canada and No. 67 in the US - Bowie's biggest hit there since "Golden Years". It peaked at No. 1 in New Zealand, remaining there for three weeks, as well as in Sweden for four weeks. It was also No. 1 in Norway for seven consecutive weeks, and then returned to the top for a further week. The single was released three separate times by MCA, first in March 1982 with "Cat People" as the A-side, then again two months later with "Paul's Theme" as the A-side, and finally in November 1982 with "Cat People" back on the A-side. Yugoslav-born Hungarian composer Sylvester Levay contributed to the orchestration. In December 1982, Bowie re-recorded the song for his album Let's Dance, released the following year. This version was also released as the B-side to the title track's single release, and performed on Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour. He had originally planned on using the original version of the song, but Moroder's label MCA Records refused to license it to EMI America. In the re-recorded version of the song, Stevie Ray Vaughan provided the guitar solos and riffs in the song. **Although the disc label gives a duration of 6:41 for side B, this 12″ contains an over 9 minute long extended version. According to some sources the Australian 12″ was mistakenly pressed with this longer version, and remains up to now unreleased in any other form.
Tracklist: 01.Dead Or Alive - It's Been Hours Now (4:14) 02.Dead Or Alive - Whirlpool (4:17) 03.Dead Or Alive - Nowhere To Nowhere (2:35) 04.Dead Or Alive - It's Been Hours Now *² (4:17) "It's Been Hours Now" is the first 12" EP released by Dead Or Alive on Ian Broudies Black Eyes label in 1982. The tracks on this EP were recorded well before the band signed with a major label. According to front man Pete Burns they recorded the tracks to help finance the prchase of a sequencer so that he could turn his songs into disco records. In 1984 they would release their debut album "Sophisticated Boom Boom" on Epic Records.
Tracklist: 01.Dead Or Alive - The Stranger (4:22) 02.Dead Or Alive - Some Of That (5:57) On Aug 21, 1982, Dead Or Alive released their fourth single, "The Stranger". It was backed by "Some Of That". It was their fourth independent release and their last. "The Stranger" charted at #7 on the UK Indie Chart and in Japan it reached the #10 position. At this point, the band was a five-piece consisting of Pete Burns (lead vocals), Mike Percy (bass), Tim Lever (keyboards/sax),
Steve Coy (drums), and Wayne Hussey (guitar). Soon after the release of "The Stranger" the band was signed to Epic Records and in 1983 released their debut album "Sophisticated Boom Boom". Neither "The Stranger" or "Some Of That" have appeared on any Dead Or Alive album. "The Stranger" later appeared in a remixed form as the b-side of "What I Want" in 1983.
Tracklist: 01.Devo - Peek-A-Boo! (Dance Velocity) (4:37) 02.Devo - Peek-A-Boo! (Devo Dub) (5:23) 03.Devo - Find Out (3:22) "Peek-a-Boo!" is a song by American new wave band Devo, written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale. It appears on their fifth studio album Oh, No! It's Devo. According to Gerald Casale from the audio commentary for their film, The Complete Truth About De-Evolution, "Peek-a Boo! was a song about Devo's circus-like look and the dark side of human nature, the side we try to keep secret, the side we try to deny, in this Christian world where we're only supposed to have happy endings and only supposed to be good, and instead Devo is dealing with what evil is here in a very light-hearted manner." In the United States the song reached #106 on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 and #13 on the Billboard Dance chart. In Australia the "Peek-a-Boo!" peaked at #45 on ARIA Top 100.
Tracklist: 01.Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express - Come On Eileen (Single Version) (4:12) 02.Dexys Midnight Runners & The Emerald Express - The Sound Of Philadelphia (T.S.O.P.)/Let's Make This Precious (7:39) "Come On Eileen" is a song by English pop group Dexys Midnight Runners, released in the UK on 25 June 1982 as a single off their album Too-Rye-Ay. It was their second number one hit in the United Kingdom, following 1980's "Geno". The song was written by Kevin Rowland, "Big" Jim Paterson, and Billy Adams; it was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley. "Come On Eileen" won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards. The 7" vinyl single released worldwide (except the US) was a 3.28 edit of the main section of the song featuring neither the intro or the coda. Dexy's CD compilations again omit the introduction and coda, but use the unedited main section(4.06). The worldwide 12" and US 7" singles featured the intro and the unedited main section (4.12). This version has only been released on CD on a Kevin Rowland CD single "Tonight". In a poll by Channel 4, a UK TV channel, the song was placed at number 38 in the 100 greatest number one singles of all time. Similar polls by the music channel VH1 placed the song at number three in the 100 Greatest One-hit Wonders of all time, number eighteen in VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980's and number one in the 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s. It has sold 1.31 million copies in the UK as of November 2012. The song reached number one in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 charts during the week ending 23 April 1983. "Come on Eileen" prevented Michael Jackson from ever having back-to-back number one hits in the US: "Billie Jean" was the number one single the previous week, while "Beat It" was the number one song the following week. The b-side is listed as two seperate tracks on the sleeve and label however the songs are mixed together forming one track running 7:39.
Tracklist: 01.Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) (Dance Remix) (7:03) 02.Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) (Instrumental) (7:03) "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" is a hit single from Donna Summer's self-titled 1982 album. Summer's 1980 The Wanderer album - the inaugural release on Geffen Records - had been certified gold in America although it did not enjoy numerous hit singles as some of her '70s releases had enjoyed. Summer had prepped her next album, I'm a Rainbow - a double set which continued her association with Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte , but David Geffen, compelled by the need for what he considered a guaranteed smash, had shelved I'm a Rainbow and assigned Summer to record an album with producer Quincy Jones. Jones was a much sought-after producer at the time, particularly due to his association with Michael Jackson's Off The Wall album. "Love Is In Control (Finger On the Trigger)" was the lead single off the Jones' produced album Donna Summer. It was written by Jones and Rod Temperton - who'd also written Jackson's "Rock with You". Summer reports that the recording process for this album was challenging, as she was pregnant at the time and unhappy over I'm a Rainbow' being shelved by Geffen Records. The single was issued in three different versions: the 7" single release (3:42), the LP version (4:19), and a 12" single version (7:04). The 12" version features an instrumental saxophone by Ernie Watts on the B-side. "Love Is in Control (Finger On the Trigger)" became a major hit, peaking at #10 on the US Hot 100 in the summer of 1982, giving Summer her sixteenth top 40 hit, and reaching #4 on the US R&B Chart. It was Summer's best R&B showing since "Bad Girls" in 1979 -- even using police whistles in the song as in Bad Girls. Although the parent album was certified gold in the US, it did not produce any more major hits and did not prove the powerhouse album Geffen Records had hoped for. Ironically, Summer would have her biggest success in the 1980s while on Geffen's roster with her next album She Works Hard for the Money and its title cut - which were released by Mercury Records in a one-off arrangement to settle Summer's split with the soon-to-be-defunct Casablanca Records, whose catalogue now resided with Mercury and Casablanca's parent company Polygram Records.
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version) (5:08) 02.Duran Duran - Rio (Night Version) (6:39) 03.Duran Duran - Planet Earth (Night Version) (6:17) 04.Duran Duran - Girls On Film (Night Version) (Alternate Mix) (5:44) Carnival is a dance music EP by Duran Duran, originally released in various markets around the world in September 1982 by EMI. Due to the fact that Carnival was meant to capitalise on Duran Duran's burgeoning dance-oriented success, the tracklisting around the world differed from region to region. The Dutch EP, released in a white sleeve with photos taken from the Rio tour book, featured twelve-inch versions - or " Night Versions" in early Duran Duran parlance - lifted from four of the band's more popular singles - "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Rio", "Planet Earth" and "Girls on Film". There is a rare misprint of the Dutch sleeve, stating "Hold Back the Rain" to be included instead of "Planet Earth". The Night Version of "Girls on Film" is actually slightly different from the version that appeared on the EMI twelve-inch single, clocking in at just around 15 seconds longer, with a slighty different balance in the mix, and featuring the camera shutter clicking sound effect as heard in the short version. Also, the David Kershenbaum Night Version mix of "Rio" was commercially exclusive to this EP (it also featured on an American promo twelve-inch), as the "Rio" twelve-inch single featured "Rio" (Pt II) as the lead mix.
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version) (5:16) 02.Duran Duran - Girls On Film (Night Version) (5:30) 03.Duran Duran - Hold Back The Rain (Carnival Remix) (7:03) 04.Duran Duran - My Own Way (Carnival Remix) (4:31) 35 years of "RIO"! "Carnival" is a dance music EP by Duran Duran, released in various countries by Capitol-EMI in September 1982. As part of Capitol's shift in marketing strategy for Duran Duran from New Romantic act to dance band over the course of 1982 (in a bid to shift more units of the Rio album), it was decided to release an EP of remixed tracks in various territories globally to capitalise on increased night-club play and to try to replicate that success on radio. Part of this strategy involved producer David Kershenbaum remixing various Rio' tracks. Most of these remixes also appeared on the Carnival release as well as various twelve-inch singles. The demand for Duran Duran material during the autumn of 1982 was quite high. DJs who heard the new mixes could not get enough, and started to put the dance mixes on the air. During the week of 2 October, the US version of the Carnival EP actually entered the album charts at #98. It was gone by the following week. The success of the Carnival EP gave the band enough clout to bring Kershenbaum back in to remix the entire A-side of the Rio album, which was re-issued in the United States in November 1982.
The songs and releasesEdit Due to the fact that Carnival was meant to capitalise on Duran Duran's burgeoning dance-oriented success, the tracklisting around the world differed from region to region. The Dutch EP, released in a white sleeve with photos taken from the Rio tour book, featured twelve-inch versions - or " Night Versions" in early Duran Duran parlance - lifted from four of the band's more popular singles - "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Rio", "Planet Earth" and "Girls on Film". There is a rare misprint of the Dutch sleeve, stating "Hold Back the Rain" to be included instead of "Planet Earth". The Night Version of "Girls on Film" is actually slightly different from the version that appeared on the EMI twelve-inch single, clocking in at just around 15 seconds longer, with a slighty different balance in the mix, and featuring the camera shutter clicking sound effect as heard in the short version. Also, the David Kershenbaum Night Version mix of "Rio" was commercially exclusive to this EP (it also featured on an American promo twelve-inch), as the "Rio" twelve-inch single featured "Rio" (Pt II) as the lead mix. The Spanish EP featured, on the sleeve at least, the same running order as the Dutch EP. Closer inspection however, shows that the version of "Rio" is actually just the album version, although it's listed as the Night Version. The song titles on the Spanish release were all translated into Spanish. For the North American release - released both in Canada and the US - the track listing changed slightly, incorporating among other things, a new Kershenbaum mix of minor single "My Own Way" which featured additional lyrics left off the original album version as well as the 'rhythm section punched up, making it ideal for dancing'. This mix eventually resurfaced on the Kershenbaum version of the Rio album in November 1982. The EP also featured the full length David Kershenbaum remix of "Hold Back the Rain", which is quite similar in structure to the version on the B-side of the "Save A Prayer" twelve-inch single. However the guitars are more prominent on the EP mix, and the keyboard and bass are quieter in some places. This mix also featured on the Japanese Carnival EP, with a slighty longer fade out that actual runs completely to the end of the in-studio performance. This full length version was edited down by about half a minute (with sections of the outro choruses cut down) to produce the 6:32 album remix version featured on the North American re-release of Rio. The North American tracklisting is rounded out by Night Versions of singles "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Girls on Film", lifted directly from their respective twelve-inches. Looks-wise, the EP was similar to the Dutch release but came in a purple sleeve, instead of white.
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Rio (Pt. II) (Full 7" Mix) (5:04) 02.Duran Duran - Hold Back The Rain (Re-Mix) (Carnival Remix) (7:03) 03.Duran Duran - My Own Way (Night Version) (6:34) 04.Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version) (5:12) 05.Duran Duran - New Religion (Carnival Remix) (5:14) 35 years of "RIO"! "Carnival" is a dance music EP by British new wave band Duran Duran, released in various countries by Capitol-EMI. In Japan the EP was released on February 1, 1982. The most interesting collection of songs can be found on the Japanese/Tawainese release of Carnival. Included among the increasingly easy to acquire versions of previous singles is a remix exclusive to this release of fan-favourite album track "New Religion". This mainly instrumental mix remained unavailable outside of Japan/Taiwan until the 1999 release of the Strange Behaviour remix album. It is also noteable for featuring a longer fade out that runs right to the end of the in studio performance. The remainder of the EP was filled with the seven-inch version of "Rio", (mis-labelled as "Rio" (Pt II) as the wrong master was delivered to the Toshiba-EMI offices in Tokyo), the full length Kershenbaum remix of "Hold Back the Rain", and Night Versions of "My Own Way" and "Hungry Like the Wolf".
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version) (5:17) 02.Duran Duran - Careless Memories (Live Version) (4:12) 35 years of "RIO"! “Hungry Like the Wolf” is a song by the British New Wave band Duran Duran. Written by the band members, the song was produced by Colin Thurston for the group’s second studio album Rio (1982). The song was released in May 1982 as the band’s fifth single in the United Kingdom. It reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart, and received a silver certification by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). “Hungry Like the Wolf”‘s Russell Mulcahy-directed music video was filmed in the jungles of Sri Lanka, and evoked the atmosphere of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. Although the band initially failed to break into the U.S. market, MTV placed the “Hungry Like the Wolf” video into heavy rotation. Subsequently, the group gained much exposure; the song peaked at the number three spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1983, and Duran Duran became an international sensation. The video won the first Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video in 1984. “Hungry Like the Wolf” was written and recorded on a Saturday in the spring of 1982 at the basement studios of EMI’s London headquarters. Rhodes started the song’s demo in the morning with a sequencer; the song was built throughout the day as each band member arrived, and by the evening it was essentially complete. “That track came from fiddling with the new technology that was starting to come in”, guitarist Andy Taylor said in an interview with Blender magazine. This refers to the rhythmic backing track they came up with by joining a Roland TR-808 drum machine with a sequencer and a Roland Jupiter-8 keyboard. Rhodes came up with an idea for the backing track in the car while he was going to the studio. He started playing with the Roland Jupiter 8 keyboard, while singer Simon Le Bon was working with the lyrics. The lyrics were inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, and the repeating of the word “do” at the end of each verse, is an inspiration from Gordon Lightfoot’s song “If You Could Read My Mind”. Andy Taylor worked out a Marc Bolan-ish guitar part, a very Marshall-sounding Les Paul guitar lick that was added to the track. Then the bass and drums were added, and the whole track was finished that day, including Le Bon’s vocal melody and lyrics. The laugh at the beginning of the song and the screams during the song’s fade-out were performed and recorded live by Rhodes’ girlfriend at the time. The group re-recorded the song for the Rio album a few months later at London’s AIR Studios with producer Colin Thurston, who also recorded the hits “Too Shy” for Kajagoogoo, and “I Want Candy” for Bow Wow Wow. Andy Taylor remembers: “He was a great organizer and arranger, we gave him far more ideas and music than the track actually needed, and he was important in the process of whittling them down to the essential elements.” Thurston and the band decided to keep the demo’s original electronic backing track and just re-record the other instruments and vocals. “Hungry Like the Wolf” was released in the United Kingdom on 4 May 1982; the next week the song debuted at number thirty-five on the UK Singles Chart, six weeks later it reached its peak at number five, remaining six weeks in the top ten, and twelve weeks in total. The release of the single helped the band’s album Rio reach the second position of the albums chart. In Ireland the single entered the chart on 23 May 1982; reaching the number four position on the Irish Singles Chart, becoming the band’s first top ten hit in that country. Despite achieving commercial success with several top hits in the United Kingdom, the band failed to enter in the U.S. market. Their first album did not chart and failed to yield a hit single. “Hungry Like the Wolf” was released in the United States on 7 June 1982 but did not chart. At first, U.S. radio were reluctant to play the song, but when the newly emerging MTV began playing the accompanying music video in heavy rotation, the exposure pushed “Hungry Like the Wolf” onto AOR playlists. The song entered Billboard’s Top Tracks chart in August 1982 and reached the top of the chart in January 1983. Following the release of the Carnival EP in September and the David Kershenbaum remaster of Rio in November, the Kershenbaum remix of “Hungry Like the Wolf” was released as a single on 3 December 1982. “Hungry Like the Wolf” entered the Billboard Hot 100 on 25 December 1982 at number seventy-seven, peaking at number three on 26 March 1983, and remaining twenty-three weeks on the chart. Ten years later in March 1993, the single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In Canada, the song debuted at number forty-eight on the RPM singles chart on 22 January 1983, reaching the top of the chart for one week on 19 March 1983, staying on the chart for nineteen weeks and ending at the tenth position of the 1983 year-end chart. It was certified gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) in April 1983.
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Rio (Part 2) (5:30) 02.Duran Duran - Rio (Part 1) (5:11) 03.Duran Duran - My Own Way (4:37) 35 years of "RIO"! "Rio" is the seventh single by Duran Duran. It was first released as a single in Australia, in August 1982, followed by a UK release on 1 November 1982. The song was the fourth, final, and title single lifted from the band's album of the same name, and was edited for its release. It was issued worldwide in January 1983 and became an immediate Top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #9 on 11 December 1982. "Rio" was released as the third single from the album in Australia, and debuted on the Kent Music Report top 100 singles chart dated 6 September 1982. The song did not attract much notice in the United States upon its initial global release, but received very early airplay at highly influential KROQ in Los Angeles as early as 2 August 1982. After the band's breakthrough hit "Hungry Like the Wolf" stormed MTV and scaled the American charts in December 1982, radio programmers paid closer attention to the catchy melody and insistent, intricate bass line of "Rio", and Capitol Records reissued the single in March 1983 to great success as the band's 2nd US top 20 hit.(peaking at #14) It is one of the band's most recognisable songs, mostly due to its famous music video, which is widely regarded as symbolic of 1980s glamour and excess. The parent album "RIO" was released 35 years ago this week May 10, 1982.
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Save A Prayer (5:25) 02.Duran Duran - Hold Back The Rain (Remix) (7:04) "Save a Prayer" is the sixth single by Duran Duran, released on 9 August 1982. The song was the third single from the band's second album Rio. It became Duran Duran's biggest hit to date (at the time) in the UK Singles Chart, reaching #2, held out of the top spot by Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger". The track opens with a somewhat eerie synthesizer riff which plays in the background throughout the song. It was not originally issued as a single in the United States, although the music video was very popular on MTV. A special US single version was finally released in January 1985 and reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. As well as being a commercial success, the song has received critical acclaim. AllMusic journalist Donald A. Guarisco described the song in a retrospective review, as being "a lilting epic". He wrote: "The music maintains the stormily romantic quality of the lyric by combining meditative verses with an aching chorus that swells and ebbs in a way that perfectly captures the song's heartbreak." The UK release of "Save a Prayer" was backed with a remix of "Hold Back the Rain".
Tracklist: 01.Endgames - First-Last-For Everything (Club Version) (4:40) 02.Endgames - First-Last-For Everything (Dub Version) (4:59) "First-Last-For Everything" is the second single released by Scottish pop band Endgames. Produced by Steve Levine (soon famed for the production work with Culture Club). It found success in clubs in Europe and North America, receiving significant airplay in Canada, especially on the "alternative" radio station CFNY-FM (Toronto), while in the US it was a club success. Eventually it charted in the Billboard magazine Hot Dance Music/Clup Play Chart, peaking at No. 31.
Tracklist: 01.Europeans - The Animal Song (Cross Country Version) (7:02) 02.Europeans - The Animal Song (Single) (3:51) 03.Europeans - Someone's Changing (3:44) "The Animal Song" is a 1982 single by British new wave group Europeans. Despite backing from major label A&M Records the single failed to make any chart impact. "The Animal Song" was taken from the bands debut album Vocabulary released in September 1983.
Tracklist: 01.Eurythmics - Love Is A Stranger (3:36) 02.Eurythmics - Let's Just Close Our Eyes/Monkey, Monkey (9:30) "Love Is a Stranger" is the fifth single by the British rock/pop duo Eurythmics. Originally released in late 1982, the single was commercially unsuccessful, but it was rereleased in 1983 when it became a hit, reaching the UK Top Ten. The single was re-released again in 1991, to promote Eurythmics' Greatest Hits album. Originally released in November 1982 in the United Kingdom, the song reached a disappointing #54 on the singles chart. Following the huge success of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" the following year, the song was re-released and reached #6 in April 1983. In the United States, the song was the second single from the Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) album and it was released just as the title track reached number one. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #81 on 17 September 1983 and peaked at #23 on 12 November of that year. The song was in the charts for thirteen weeks. The b-side for the 12" release "Let's Just Close Our Eyes" is a newly recorded version of "The Walk" with a more synth-oriented instrumentation and is exclusive to vinyl. The song blends into another non-LP track "Monkey, Monkey" therefore I made an artistic decision not to seperate the tracks in keeping with the original 12" continuity. There is pleny of audio editing software if you want to seperate them yourself.
Tracklist: 01.Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Full Length Version) (4:55) 02.Eurythmics - I Could Give You (A Mirror) (Alternate Version) (3:57) "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" is a song written and performed by the British new wave music duo Eurythmics. The song is the title track of their album of the same name and was released as the fourth and final single from the album in early 1983. The song became their breakthrough hit, establishing the duo worldwide. Its music video helped to propel the song to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was the first single released by Eurythmics in the US. The original recording's main instrumentation featured a sequenced analog synthesizer riff, which Stewart accidentally discovered in the studio when he played a bass track backwards. Apart from the synthesizer, the arrangement also uses a Movement Systems Drum Computer, a piano in the middle eight, and Lennox's multitracked harmony vocals. The b-side "I Could Give You a Mirror" is different from the one found on the album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). This 12" features the full length version of "Sweet Dreams..." Most of the LP's and CD's and 7" singles have the shorter, 3:36 version.
Tracklist: 01.Eurythmics - The Walk (4:36) 02.Eurythmics - Invisible Hands (6:07) 03.Eurythmics - Dr. Trash (3:18) 04.Eurythmics - The Walk (Part 2) (4:00) "The Walk" was Eurythmics' fourth single, produced by band member David A. Stewart and Adam Williams (ex-bassist of The Selecter), self-funded at Eurythmics own 8-track home studio. As with their previous three singles, it was a commercial failure, reaching only #89 in the UK Singles Charts. All the non-album tracks from this single were omitted from Sony BMG's remastering of 2005, and remain unavailable on CD. "Invisible Hands" had been the working title for what became the group's Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) album, but in the end was dropped from the album altogether.
Tracklist: 01.Eurythmics - This Is The House (12" Version) (6:17) 02.Eurythmics - Your Time Will Come (Live) (7:28) 03.Eurythmics - Never Gonna Cry Again (Live) (4:39) 04.Eurythmics - 4/4 In Leather (3:05) 05.Eurythmics - Take Me To Your Heart (Live) (5:00) "This Is the House" was Eurythmics' third single, recorded in 1982 on their own 8-track home studio in north London, built with a personal bank loan from group member David A. Stewart's bank manager rather than record company support. Although the following year it was included on the group's hugely successful Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) album, the single itself was a commercial flop, failing to chart. No music video was made for the single. The recordings were produced by Stewart and Adam Williams, ex-bassist of 2 Tone Records band The Selecter. They showcased a new sound and direction from the group, focusing on synthesizers and drum machines as opposed to the psychedelic guitar-based band sound of their In the Garden album. The 12 inch single featured an extended remix of the track, plus four songs recorded on Eurythmics 1982 tour. This extended mix, plus the live version of "Your Time Will Come", were omitted from SonyBMG's 2005 remaster package, and remain unavailable on CD. A note about the live recordings: There is some distortion that is due to the original mastering. This distortion can also be heard on the 2005 CD remaster of "In The Garden". I made every attempt to clean this up but some noise is still present. I also seperated each live track into seperate files because they are banded into seperate tracks on the 12". The tracks will however flow together when played all at once.
Tracklist: 01.Fashion - Love Shadow (Smokey Dialogue) (8:02) 02.Fashion - Let's Play Dirty Centerfold (7:46) Fashion were a British New Wave band from Birmingham consisting of Dee Harris, Al 'Luke Sky' James, Alan Darby, John Mulligan, Marlon Recchi and Dik Davis. Fashion disbanded in 1984 after three albums and several singles. In August of 1982, Fashion released their eighth single, "Love Shadow". It was backed by "Let's Play Dirty Centerfold". The A side appeared on their second album, Fabrique. The B side was a non-LP track. "Love Shadow" reached the #51 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The single was produced by Zeus B. Held and featured additional vocals by Gina X.
Tracklist: 01.Frank Zappa & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl (Full Version) (4:59) 02.Frank Zappa & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl (Single Version) (3:48) "Valley Girl" is a song by the musician Frank Zappa and his then 14-year-old daughter, Moon Unit Zappa. It was released on Zappa's 1982 album Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch. Moon supplied Frank with much of the content, speaking typical "Valley girl" or "Valspeak" phrases she heard at "parties, bar mitzvahs, and the Galleria". Zappa intended to lampoon the image, but the single popularized the Valley Girl stereotype nationwide. There was a significant increase in "Valspeak" slang usage, whether ironically spoken or not (not the least of which was the film, Valley Girl). The song was Zappa's only top 40 single in the United States, peaking at #32 in the Billboard Hot 100, although he had charted hits in other parts of the world. The single had varying B-sides. Two of them were from the same album as "Valley Girl:" "No Not Now" and "Teen-Age Prostitute." Another B-side was "You Are What You Is." One of the versions of the single had "Valley Girl" on both sides: the A-Side had the full version, while the B-Side had a fade-out version.
Tracklist: 01.Genesis - Man On The Corner (3:40) 02.Genesis - Submarine (4:33) "Man on the Corner" is a song by British band Genesis, released on 5 March 1982. The song was written by Phil Collins. It peaked at number 41 in the UK Singles Chart. The lyrics describe a man who spends his days on a street corner, shouting at passersby. According to the radio show In the Studio with Redbeard (which spotlighted the making of the Abacab album), the song was composer Collins' first song about the homeless epidemic and society's reluctance to help the homeless or find a resolution. Backed by a simple drum machine beat, the song takes a musically dark tone. Near the end of the 1980s, Collins would revisit the theme of homelessness in "Another Day in Paradise". This song makes a prominent feature of the Roland TR-808 drum machine at the beginning, then switches to a drum set during the bridge.
Tracklist: 01.Golden Earring - Twilight Zone (Long Version) (4:46) 02.Golden Earring - Twilight Zone (Short Version) (3:59) "Twilight Zone" is a 1982 hit by the Dutch band Golden Earring. It was written by the band's guitarist George Kooymans, who got the inspiration from a book by Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Identity. "Twilight Zone" appears on their 1982 album Cut. It was the group's sole Top 10 Pop single on the US Billboard Hot 100 and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Album Tracks chart, the band's only No. 1 hit in America. The spoken lines in the introduction, the first verse (ending with "the gun is still warm") and the chorus are performed by Kooymans, while Barry Hay sings the lead vocal part for the verses throughout. While the original album version runs 7:55 this US 7" promo contains two unique edits of "TWilight Zone".
Tracklist: 01.Grace Jones - Nipple To The Bottle (Vocal) (6:54) 02.Grace Jones - Ja Guys (Dub Version Of My Jamaican Guy) (Instrumental) (7:20) "Nipple to the Bottle" is a single by the Jamaican singer and actress Grace Jones, released in 1982. "Nipple to the Bottle" was the lead single from Jones' sixth studio album, Living My Life. The b-side "Ja Guys (Dub Version Of My Jamaican Guy) (Instrumental)" is exclusive to the US 12" and has not appered on CD. The single met with a considerable success, reaching Top 20 on Billboard R&B and dance charts. It did exceptionally well in New Zealand, where it became a number 3 hit.
Tracklist: 01.Heaven 17 - Let Me Go! (Extended Version) (6:13) 02.Heaven 17 - Let Me Go! (4:16) 03.Heaven 17 - Let Me Go! (Dub Version) (4:54) "Let Me Go" (labelled as Let Me Go! on the sleeve of the single) is a single by Heaven 17, taken from (and released several months before) their second album The Luxury Gap. It actually first appeared on the band's American self-titled compilation, Heaven 17, which was released in 1982. It reached #41 on the UK singles chart, the lowest chart placement among the singles from that album but their highest at the time of the single's release. The song also spent five weeks at #4 on the American dance chart in 1983. Allmusic cites it as "a club hit that features Glenn Gregory's moody, dramatic lead above a percolating vocal and synth arrangement." It was one of the first commercial releases to feature the Roland TB-303, a bass synthesiser which later played a pivotal role in the later acid house movement. The song appeared at #81 on Q101 Top 500 Songs of "All Time"
Tracklist: 01.Huang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Dance Mix) (5:25) 02.Huang Chung - China (American Extended Remix) (6:58) "Dance Hall days" is a single by English band Huang Chung originally released in October 1982 on Arista Records. This early version failed to have any chart success. The band then left arista and was signed to American based Geffen Records, making the group the second UK-based act to be signed to Geffen worldwide after Asia (not counting then-New York-based John Lennon in 1980). At this juncture, and at Geffen's suggestion, the band changed their name to Wang Chung, allegedly to make pronunciation easier for English-speakers. In 1984 the band re-recorded "Dance Hall Days" making it the hit version that we are all familiar with (No. 16 US, No. 21 UK). This rare 12" contains the original 1982 dance mix.
Tracklist: 01.Hunters & Collectors - Talking To A Stranger (Edited Version) (3:54) 02.Hunters & Collectors - Talking To A Stranger (Album Version) (7:25) 03.Hunters & Collectors - Run Run Run (9:01) "Talking to a Stranger" is the second single by Australian band Hunters & Collectors, released in 1982. It was the only single to be released from Hunters & Collectors debut album. The song reached number 59 on the Australian Kent Music Report. "Talking to a Stranger", was released ahead of the album on July 12, 1982, and was accompanied by a music video directed by film maker Richard Lowenstein. At the 1982 Countdown Music Awards, the song was nominated for Best Debut Single. The song later appeared in the 1986 film "Dead End Drive-In.
Tracklist: 01.Icehouse - Hey Little Girl (Disco Edit Mix) (6:57) 02.Icehouse - Hey Little Girl (3:39) 03.Icehouse - Can't Help Myself (US Club Mix) (5:56) "Hey Little Girl" is a single released by Australian band Icehouse, the second single from the band's 1982 album, Primitive Man. The album and single were co-produced by band member and the track's writer, Iva Davies, and Keith Forsey (Billy Idol). It was released in October 1982, on Regular Records on 7" and 12" vinyl formats. UK and Europe releases by Chrysalis Records were also on 7" and 12" formats, but with different track listings. The single was then released in the US in 1983 on the same formats. On "Hey Little Girl", Iva Davies uses the Linn drum machine — the first for an Australian recording. "Hey Little Girl" peaked at No. 7 on the Australian singles chart and No. 2 in Switzerland, No. 5 in Germany, Top 20 in UK, Sweden and Netherlands, and No. 31 on U.S. the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
Tracklist: 01.Imagination - Follow Me (12" Version) (4:32) 02.Imagination - Changes (5:47) "Follow Me" is a 1982 single by British three piece band Imagination. Released only in Italy "Follow Me" was a non-lp track but did appear as the b-side for the single "Looking At Midnight" (UK #59). The b-side "Changes" had also been previously released internationally as a single reaching #29 in the UK and #46 on the US R&B chart. The version of "Follow Me" is a remix and exclusive to this Italian pressing.
Tracklist: 01.Janet Jackson - Young Love (Edited Version) (3:40) 02.Janet Jackson - Young Love (Album Version) (4:59) "Young Love" is a song by American recording artist Janet Jackson from her self-titled debut album (1982). It was written and produced by René Moore, Angela Winbush, with additional production by Bobby Watson. It was released as Jackson's debut single on July 7, 1982 by A&M Records. Prior to her rise to fame, the singer had no interest in pursuing a musical career. Despite this, she was motivated to pursue a career in entertainment, and considered the idea after recording herself in the studio. After acting in the variety show The Jacksons, she began starring in several TV series and commenced recording her debut album. The single sold 200,000 copies in the United States. "Young Love" received generally positive reviews from music critics, who highlighted it as a standout song from Janet Jackson and praised its catchiness. It peaked at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was a success on the R&B chart, additionally peaking at number 16 in New Zealand. In order to promote her album, she performed the song on Soul Train and American Bandstand. In recent years, she has included the song on her 2008 Rock Witchu Tour and her performance at the 2010 Essence Music Festival. The "Edited Version" has never appeared on CD.
Tracklist: 01.Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out (4:17) 02.Joe Jackson - T.V. Age (Long Disco Mix) (5:56) "Steppin' Out" is a song written by Joe Jackson, originally included on his 1982 album, Night and Day. The song is about the anticipation and excitement of a night out on the town. Released as a single in August 1982, it became Jackson's biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit in the U.S., peaking at number six. It was his second biggest hit on the UK Singles Chart, also reaching number six. Only "It's Different for Girls", which reached number five in the UK in 1980 did better. The music video for the song, directed by Steve Barron, featured a housekeeper pretending she was a Cinderella figure. It was filmed over one night in the St. Regis Hotel in New York during the summer of 1982. "Steppin' Out" eventually earned Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.
Tracklist: 01.John Cougar - Jack & Diane (Long) (4:16) 02.John Cougar - Jack & Diane (Short) (3:50) "Jack & Diane" is a 1982 hit song written and performed by American singer-songwriter, John Mellencamp, then performing as "John Cougar." It appears on Mellencamp's album American Fool. It was chosen by RIAA as one of the Songs of the Century. The single spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, and, to date, is the biggest hit single ever for Mellencamp. According to Mellencamp, "Jack & Diane" was written about a relationship he had with a girl that lived near his hometown of Seymour, Indiana named Diane. He said: "'Jack & Diane' was a terrible record to make. When I play it on guitar by myself, it sounds great; but I could never get the band to play along with me. That's why the arrangement's so weird. Stopping and starting, it's not very musical." Mellencamp has also stated that the clapping wasn't supposed to be included in the finished song. It was recorded with the clapping in order to help keep tempo and then it was to be removed. However, he realized the song didn't work without it.
Tracklist: 01.Josie Cotton - Johnny Are You Queer? (2:46) 02.Josie Cotton - (Let's Do) The Blackout (2:57) "Johnny Are You Queer?" is a 1980s pop song that was written by Bobby and Larson Paine. The song was first performed live by the Go-Go's and was later performed by Josie Cotton, who released the song as a single in 1981 and 1982, and as part of her 1982 album Convertible Music. The song was also featured on the Valley Girl soundtrack. The song was the subject of controversy upon its release. Cotton was accused by multiple conservative groups as promoting homosexuality and one network claimed that "there was no Josie Cotton and that she was actually a gay man who was trying to convert unsuspecting straight men into a homosexual lifestyle." The Village Voice and The Advocate were both highly critical of "Johnny, Are You Queer?" and The Advocate demonized the work in an article entitled "Josie, Are You A Bitch?" Years later AllMusic reviewed the song and noted that "In retrospect, the song sounds rather tame, and throughout, the joke is on the petulant girl, not Johnny: "he's not interested in her that way, so clearly he must not like girls" is (deliberately) a laughably arrogant premise." Cotton has stated that since the song's release she has been contacted by several people who thanked her for the song, as it helped them come to terms with their own homosexuality. In 1982, the song reached #38 on the U.S. Billboard Club Play Singles chart.
Tracklist: 01.Kim Carnes - Voyeur (Extended Version) (5:45) "Voyeur" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Kim Carnes for her seventh studio album of the same name (1982). Written by Carnes, her husband Dave Ellingson, and Duane Hitchings, the song is an uptempo synthpop track. It is the first track from the album, and its lead single. It peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Voyeur" was a hit in the United States and in Europe, where it peaked highest in Norway (#5). It featured a then-controversial music video, which was later banned for its suggestiveness. The song received a nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 1983 Grammy Awards.
Tracklist: 01.Leisure Process International - A Way You'll Never Be (6:44) 02.Leisure Process International - Love Cascade (Dance Mix) (5:16) "A Way You'll Never Be" is a 1982 single by British new wave duo Leisure Process also known as Leisure Process international. The 12" was issued as double A side with "Love Cascade" both tracks were produced by Martin Rushent and feature Mark King and Phil Gould of Level 42 on bass and drums. The duo released four singles before splitting in 1983. Martin Rushent produced artists like The Human League, The Associates, Altred Images, Pete Shelley among others.
Tracklist: 01.Lene Lovich - Blue Hotel (Dance Mix) (5:17) 02.Lene Lovich - Blue Hotel (3:43) Released in 1982 by Stiff Records "Blue Hotel" was the second single lifted from the Lene Lovich LP No Mans Land. The single failed to make any impact on the US charts but did peak at #100 on the German Media Control Charts. This 12" contains great mixes by M & M and Bob Clearmountain.
Tracklist: 01.Lene Lovich - It's You, Only You (Mein Schmerz) (Remixed Extended 12" Version) (5:31) 02.Lene Lovich - Blue (2:58) 03.Lene Lovich - It's You, Only You (Mein Schmerz) (Dub Version) (5:45) In October 1982, Lene Lovich released her tenth single, "It's You, Only You (Mein Schmerz)" from the album No-Man's Land.. The B Side "Blue" was a non-LP track. The single reached the #68 spot on the U.K. singles chart and #25 on the US dance chart.
Tracklist: 01.MacKenzie Sings Orbidöig - Ice Cream Factory (4:02) 02.MacKenzie Sings Orbidöig - Cream Of Ice Cream Factory (4:50) "Ice Cream Factory" was the debut solo single by Billy Mackenzie (Credited to MacKenzie Sings Orbidöig) released in October 1982. Written by fellow Dundonian, multi instrumentalist and, new collaborator Stevie Reid. Billy Mackenzie stated that "Ice Cream Factory" was a hilarious swirl of semi-surrealist fantasy that blended, in the tradition of Associates masterpieces like "A Girl Named Property", elements of classic pop with an eccentric modernity. It was shiny, white and superb and it flopped.
Tracklist: 01.Malcolm McLaren And The World's Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Gals (Scratch) (3:42) 02.Malcolm McLaren And The World's Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Gals (3:42) 03.Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals (Trad. Square) (3:41) "Buffalo Gals" is a 1982 hip-hop single released by Malcolm McLaren and the World's Famous Supreme Team, from McLaren's 1983 album Duck Rock. The song is composed of extensive scratching with calls from square dancing. The music video prominently features the Rock Steady Crew. While in New York City looking for a support act for Bow Wow Wow, McLaren got the idea for the song when he went to an outdoor concert (known as a "Block Party") by Afrika Bambaataa and Universal Zulu Nation. This is where he was exposed to Hip-Hop for the first time and discovered the scratching technique he would use on this song. Most of the scratching and the beat of the song were composed by Trevor Horn. In the liner notes for Duck Rock, McLaren wrote that this track was "recorded with the World's Famous Supreme Team and Zulu singers backing them up with the words 'she's looking like a hobo.' The performance by the Supreme Team may require some explaining, but suffice to say they are DJs from New York City who have developed a technique using record players like instruments, replacing the power chord of the guitar with the needle of a gramophone, moving it manually backwards and forwards across the surface of a record. We call it scratching." Charisma Records were not initially keen on releasing the song, but relented after a strong positive response to the first broadcast of the track by DJ Kid Jensen. The single peaked at #9 on the UK Singles Chart and #33 on the US Billboard Dance Chart.
Tracklist: 01.Marsha Raven - I Like Plastic (12" Version) (5:56) 02.Marsha Raven - Angel 43 (12" Version) (4:37) 16Bit "I Like Plastic" is the 1982 debut single by American Hi-NRG singer Marsha Raven released on Red Bus Records. Marsha Raven came into show business as a Tina Turner imitator. After recording "I Like Plastic" she scored her only Billboard dance hit with "Catch Me (I'm Falling In Love)" on Passion Records, produced by hot shot dance producer Ian Anthony Stephens. She recorded more singles and eventually fell into 80s obscurity.
Tracklist: 01.Melissa Manchester - You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Extended Version) (5:02) 02.Melissa Manchester - Long Goodbyes (3:02) "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" is a 1982 Top Ten single performed by Melissa Manchester from her album Hey Ricky. First recorded by Charlie Dore for her 1981 Listen! album, "You Should Hear..." was written by Dean Pitchford and Tom Snow. Arif Mardin who produced Manchester's recording described the track as "a real departure for Melissa because it has a new wave dance quality and she had been known for her ballads", Manchester having reached the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 with the ballads "Midnight Blue" (#6) and "Don't Cry Out Loud" (#10) and the previous Manchester/Mardin collaboration "Theme from Ice Castles" also being a ballad. Mardin continued: "But music is music. You can't turn your back on new formats or styles." "You Should Hear..." reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1982 to become Manchester's highest charting record. It would also prove to be Manchester's last Top 40 hit (her 1983 single "Nice Girls" would peak at #42). The track would earn Manchester the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the year 1982, besting nominated performances by Laura Branigan, Juice Newton, Olivia Newton-John, and Linda Ronstadt; Manchester had previously been nominated in that category for the 1979 release "Don't Cry Out Loud". A #10 A/C hit, "You Should Hear..." also gave Manchester a hit in Canada (#5), New Zealand (#20), and Australia (#4). In Australia, it ranked as the #25 single of 1982.
Tracklist: 01.Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance (Extended Club Mix) (4:34) 02.Men Without Hats - I Got The Message (4:45) 03.Men Without Hats - Antarctica (3:29) "The Safety Dance" is a song by Canadian new wave band Men Without Hats, released in Canada in 1983 as the second single from Rhythm of Youth. The song was written by lead singer Ivan Doroschuk after he had been kicked out of a club for pogoing. The song entered the Canadian top 50 in February 1983, peaking at no. 11 on 14 May. In the meantime, "The Safety Dance" was released in the US on March 16, but did not enter the US charts for a few months. When it finally did, the record became a bigger hit than it had been in Canada, peaking at no. 3 in September 1983. It also reached no. 1 on Cash Box, as well as no. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart. "The Safety Dance" similarly found success in other parts of the world, entering the UK charts in August and peaking at no. 6 in early November, and entering the New Zealand charts in November, eventually peaking at no. 2 in early 1984. The writer/lead singer, Ivan Doroschuk, has explained that "The Safety Dance" is a protest against bouncers stopping dancers pogoing to 1980s new wave music in clubs when disco was dying and new wave was up and coming. New wave dancing, especially pogoing, was different from disco dancing, because it was done individually instead of with partners and involved holding the torso rigid and thrashing about. To uninformed bystanders this could look dangerous, especially if pogoers accidentally bounced into one another (the more deliberately violent evolution of pogoing is slamdancing). The bouncers did not like pogoing so they would tell pogoers to stop or be kicked out of the club. Thus, the song is a protest and a call for freedom of expression. Doroschuk responded to two common interpretations of the song. Firstly, he notes it is not a call for safe sex. Doroschuk says that is reading too much into the lyrics. Secondly, he explained that it is not an anti-nuclear protest song per se despite the nuclear imagery at the end of the video. Doroschuk stated that "it wasn't a question of just being anti-nuclear, it was a question of being anti-establishment."
Tracklist: 01.Midge Ure - No Regrets (4:02) 02.Midge Ure - Mood Music (3:29) "No Regrets" is a song originally recorded by Tom Rush in 1968. Numerous cover versions have been recorded including Shirley Bassey, and Olivia Newton-John. In May 1982, Scottish musician Midge Ure released a cover of the song as his debut solo single. "No Regrets" was also produced by Ure, who said "I got tired of doing it for others, so I decided to do it for myself" and was co-produced and engineered by John Hudson. Reviewing for Record Mirror, Simon Tebbutt described the song as "a brilliant mixture of the big emotional American ballad … with the kind of clean cut and almost cold European precision we've come to associate with Mr Ure."
Tracklist: 01.Ministry - Cold Life (6:17) 02.Ministry - I'm Falling (4:03) 03.Ministry - Cold Life Dub (6:26) "Cold Life" was the debut single by American industrial band Ministry which, at the time, was a synthpop band. Released as a one off single in March 1982 "Cold Life" did not appear on any official studio album. The song debuted on the US Billboard dance chart on May 22, 1982 spending thiteen weeks on the survey peaking at #45.
Tracklist: 01.Modern Romance Featuring John Du Prez - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (Extended Remix) (5:16) 02.Modern Romance Featuring John Du Prez - Who Is John Du Prez? (2:25) "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" or "Cerezo Rosa" or "Ciliegi Rosa" or "Gummy Mambo", is the English version of "Cerisiers Roses et Pommiers Blancs", a popular song with music by Louiguy written in 1950. French lyrics to the song by Jacques Larue and English lyrics by Mack David both exist, and recordings of both have been quite popular. However, Perez Prado's recording of the song as an instrumental with his orchestra featuring trumpeter Billy Regis, whose trumpet sound would slide down and up before the melody would resume, was the most popular version in 1955, reaching number one for 10 weeks on the Billboard chart. Perez had first covered this title for the movie Underwater! (1955), where Jane Russell can be seen dancing to the song. Billboard ranked this version as the No. 1 song of 1955. The most popular vocal version in the U.S. was by Alan Dale, reaching No. 14 on the chart in 1955 In 1982, the British pop group Modern Romance (featuring John Du Prez) had a UK Top 20 hit with the vocal version of the song. This single was also the last involvement of band member Geoff Deane who left the band to start a solo career.
Tracklist: 01.Moving Pictures - What About Me (3:34) 02.Moving Pictures - Joni And The Romeo (3:28) "What About Me" is a song written by Garry Frost and Frances Swan, first recorded by Australian rock band Moving Pictures from their album Days of Innocence. It was the band's first number-one single in Australia spending six consecutive weeks on the top; there, it was the second-highest selling single of 1982. The success of the song led them to America where it became a hit, reaching #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song stayed in the U.S. charts for such a long time that it managed to make Billboard's top 100 Pop Singles of 1983, at #88, a rare feat for a single with such a low peak position. The song made an unusual comeback in 1989, peaking at #46. Frost wrote the song when he was working with autistic children in his day job. He had gone out to get lunch at his local shop in the Sydney suburb of Asquith and saw a small boy not being noticed waiting at the counter. He was sufficiently moved by the vision to write the song. The song was rarely played live by the band; when it was, it was played in a modern country style. It would never have been recorded but their debut album's producer Charles Fisher heard Frost and Smith tinkling with the tune on the studio piano during a break in recording. Fisher suggested that Moving Pictures record the song. It was initially released as a single in January 1982. It debuted on the charts during February and five weeks later reached #1, where it remained for six weeks, going on to become the second biggest selling single in Australia for 1982 (behind Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger") and went on to win the "Best Single" award at the 1982 Countdown Music Awards. "What About Me?" was released in the United States later in September 1982, reaching #29 and spending 26 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Because of its longevity on the Hot 100, the song was able to end up on the year-end chart at #88 in the U.S. It was re-released in the U.S. market in 1989 by Geffen Records, climbing to #46 at its second attempt.
Tracklist: 01.Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie (Special 12" Club Version) (6:07) 02.Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie (Special Dub Mix) (4:40) 03.Musical Youth - Please Give Love A Chance (3:40) "Pass the Dutchie" is a reggae song recorded by the British group Musical Youth from their 1982 album The Youth of Today. It was a major hit, holding the number one position on the UK singles charts for three weeks in October 1982. The song was the band's first release on a major label. It was a cover version of two songs: "Pass the Kouchie" and "Gimme the Music" by The Mighty Diamonds, which deals with the recreational use of cannabis, "kouchie" being slang for a cannabis pipe. For the cover version, the song's title was bowdlerized to "Pass the Dutchie", and all obvious drug references were removed from the lyrics; e.g., when the original croons "How does it feel when you got no herb?", the cover version refers to "food" instead. "Dutchie" is used as a patois term to refer to a food cooking pot such as a Dutch oven in Jamaica and the Caribbean. It has since become a drug reference in itself, denoting a blunt stuffed with marijuana and rolled in a wrapper from a Dutch Masters cigar, since American and British listeners assumed that the term were a drug reference. The song was first championed by radio DJ Zach Diezel and became an instant hit when it was picked up by MCA Records in September 1982. It debuted at #26 on the UK chart and rose to #1 the following week. In February of the following year, it reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA. The song also scored the #1 position in five other countries, eventually selling over 5 million copies worldwide.
Tracklist: 01.Musical Youth - Youth Of Today (Special 12" Club Version) (5:30) 02.Musical Youth - Gone Straight (Special 12" Club Version) (5:24) Musical Youth was formed by Frederick Waite Sr. who discovered that his sons Patrick and Frederick Jr. were talented musicians. Frederick Jr. played drums and Patrick played bass. Mr. Waite invited a friend's two sons to participate as well. Kelvin Grant played guitar while his older brother Michael played keyboards. Mr. Waite sang lead vocals himself at first. Once the band gained notoriety from record companies, Mr. Waite decided the lead vocalist should be just as old as the boys were and so Dennis Seaton, a schoolmate of Frederick Jr.'s, took over. In 1982, they signed to MCA Records and their first single "Pass the Dutchie" was an instant hit. The bands second single "Youth Of Today" and the title of their debut album did not garner the same impact as their previous single "Pass The Dutchie". In the United States "Youth Of Today" failed to chart while in the UK the single peaked at #13. The songs highest chart position was in the Netherlands where it reached #4.
Tracklist: 01.Neil Young - Sample And Hold (Dance Remix) (6:46) 02.Neil Young - Mr. Soul (Dance Remix) (5:50) 03.Neil Young - Sample And Hold (Single Version) (3:58) "Sample And Hold" is a single by Canadian musician and singer-songwriter Neil Young, released in 1982 from the album Trans on Geffen Records. The release was a departure for Neil Young who was best known for recording Folk/Rock. "Sample And Hold" is a new wave/space rock track complete with a vocoder distoting Young's vocals. Young's direction was influenced by the electronic experiments of the German band Kraftwerk, but more importantly he felt that distorting his voice reflected his attempts to communicate with his young son Ben who was born with cerebral palsy. While the album Trans was a top twenty hit in the US "Sample And Hold" failed to chart.
Tracklist: 01.New Order - Temptation (8:45) 02.New Order - Hurt (8:03) "Temptation" was British band New Order's 4th, and their first self-produced single. Released on May 10, 1982 as 7" and 12". "Temptation" peaked at # 29 of the UK singles charts. The vocal track on the original 12" version features an audible "startled yelp" during the song's intro. Vocalist Bernard Sumner has since explained that the scream was from him due to bandmates thrusting a snowball down his shirt during recording.
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - Heart Attack (3:05) 02.Olivia Newton-John - Stranger's Touch (3:47) "Heart Attack" was one of two new songs recorded for the 1982 (Double Platinum) greatest hits package titled Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2. The song was the first single released from the album. The success of "Physical" led to an international tour and the release of her second hits collection, the double platinum Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (No. 16 Pop), which yielded two more Top 40 singles: "Heart Attack" (No. 3 Pop) and "Tied Up" (No. 38 Pop). In 1983, Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their TV series episode "Angelic Alvin" (with new lyrics created for the episode). The song features American saxophonist, composer, arranger, conductor and bandleader of the west coast jazz/jazz fusion ensemble the L.A. Express Tom Scott on horns. An innovative music video directed by Brian Grant recieved heavy airplay on MTV. Even though there are no remixes or edits of "Heart Attack" I still wanted to post it for those of us who love hearing these tracks in their vinyl glory. I also wanted to bookend it with yesterdays "Tied Up" post. Olivia was an important part of 80's pop music paving the way for artists like Madonna and Taylor Swift. Olivia's music video's were innovative and pioneering winning the first ever Grammy for a long form video album in 1983 "Olivia Physical".
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - Landslide (7" Version) (3:58) 02.Olivia Newton-John - Recovery (4:18) "Landslide" is a song by Australian singer Olivia Newton-John from her twelfth studio album Physical. It was released in several countries as the third and last single from the album in April 1982. In United Kingdom, however, it was released in January 1982 as the second single ("Make a Move on Me" was the third and last single). The single didn't achieve the success of its predecessors from the album, but peaked at the top 20 on the UK Singles Charts. The song also wasn't performed during the Physical Tour, but had some performances in television programs during the international promotion. In the United States "Landslide" peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 12, 1982 peaking at #52. Of note the 7" version is slightly different from the 4:23 LP version.
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - Tied Up (Edited Version) (4:12) 02.Olivia Newton-John - Silvery Rain (3:40) "Tied Up" was one of two new songs recorded for the 1982 (Double Platinum) greatest hits package titled "Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2" the song was the second single released from the album following "Heart Attack" (US #3) the other new track recorded for the package. "Tied Up"
debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on January 15, 1983 peaking at #38. The song also features American saxophonist, composer, arranger, conductor and bandleader of the west coast jazz/jazz fusion ensemble the L.A. Express Tom Scott on horns. Scott was also the opening act for Olivia's 1982 "Physical" World Tour and appears in the songs music video. The b-side features an album track from Olivia's 1981 LP Physical. "Silvery Rain", which was written by The Shadows member Hank Marvin and released as single in 1971 by British singer Cliff Richard has lyrics denouncing the aerial application use for pesticides to exterminate insects. A music video directed by Brian Grant was filmed for the song and included on the Grammy winning video album "Olivia Physical". As with many of Olivia's 7" singles the edited version of "Tied Up" has never appeared on CD or any compilation.
Tracklist: 01.Patrick Cowley Featuring Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk (6:50) 02.Patrick Cowley Featuring Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk (Instrumental Version) (6:50) 03.Patrick Cowley Featuring Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk (Radio Version) (3:29) Sylvester James (September 6, 1947 – December 16, 1988), better known as Sylvester, was an American disco and soul singer, and a gay drag performer. Sylvester was sometimes known as the "Queen of Disco," although this moniker has also been bestowed on some of the women of the disco era (i.e. Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer). His most significant works are the songs "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)", "Dance (Disco Heat)" (both 1978) and "Do You Wanna Funk" (1982). Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 - November 12, 1982) was a disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist. He recorded in a style that has drawn comparisons to that of Giorgio Moroder and is often credited with pioneering electronic dance music. Patrick Cowley met San Francisco-based musician Sylvester in the late 1970s. Sylvester had asked Cowley to join his studio band after hearing some of his early synthesizer recordings. In 1982 "Do You Wanna Funk" was released on the Megatone Records label and quickly entered the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart peaking at #4. In the UK "Do You Wanna Funk" entered the top 40 peaking at #32.
Tracklist: 01.Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder - Ebony And Ivory (3:43) 02.Paul McCartney - Rainclouds (3:08) 03.Paul McCartney - Ebony And Ivory (Solo Vocal) (3:43) "Ebony and Ivory" is a 1982 number-one single by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. It was released on March 29 of that year. The song is featured on McCartney's album Tug of War. A self-empowerment hit that struggles issues of racial equality, the song reached number one on both the UK and the US charts. In 2013, Billboard ranked the song as the 69th biggest hit of all-time on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. At the simplest level, the song is about the ebony (black) and ivory (white) keys on a piano, but also deals with integration and racial harmony on a deeper, human level. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say "black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony, folks!". The figure of speech is much older. It was popularized by James Aggrey in the 1920s, inspiring the title of the pan-African journal The Keys, but was in use from at least the 1840s. The B-side of the single, the song "Rainclouds", is written by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine, though on early pressings of the single the song was credited only to McCartney.
Tracklist: 01.Paul Parker - Right On Target (6:19) 02.Paul Parker - Pushin Too Hard (5:57) Paul Parker is a Hi-NRG and dance singer born in San Francisco, California. His biggest success came in the eighties, when he reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Disc chart twice. "Right on Target" was the lead single from his debut album Too Much To Dream. The single was the first and most successful dance chart entry for Parker. "Right on Target" hit number one for two weeks in late July 1982 . The song was written and produced by Patrick Cowley.
Tracklist: 01.Pribate Lives - Memory Of Your Name (Extended Version) (6:40) 02.Private Lives - Memory Of Your Name (Dub) (6:40) 03.Private Lives - Swim Away (3:37) "Memory of Your Name" was the third single released by British New Wave group Private Lives. "Memory of Your Name", released on Chrysalis Records was released on 13 August 1982. The lineup on the single featured John Adams on vocals and drums, John Reed on bass and Rick Lane on keyboards, with guest appearances by Simon Climie on guitar and Guy Baker on bass. It was produced by Tony Visconti. The band gathered a strong live following, but poor record sales led to them being dropped by the label and the band breaking up. "Memory of Your Name" did not appear on the bands only LP "Prejudice And Pride".
Tracklist: 01.Q-Feel - Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) (6:36) 02.Q-Feel - Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) (Dub Version) (6:00) Q-Feel was a British synthpop group. They released their self-titled album in 1982, which included their only hit single, "Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)." "Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)" was an entry in the 1982 A Song For Europe, the UK's pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. It finished sixth (out of eight) behind eventual winners Bardo. The song was also featured in the 1985 dance film, Girls Just Want to Have Fun. The somg charted twice on the Billboard charts first in 1982 peaking at #110 and again in 1989 peaking at #75. The song did much better on the US dance charts peaking at #18 in June of 1982. Group frontman Martin Page went on to achieve success as a songwriter and solo artist. His highly successful debut solo album, 1994's In the House of Stone and Light featured contributions from former Q-Feel bandmates Trevor Thornton and Brian Fairweather.
Tracklist: 01.Queen - Back Chat (Re-Mix) (6:54) 02.Queen - Staying Power (4:12) "Back Chat", written by the bass guitarist John Deacon, is the track most influenced by black music on the 1982 Queen album Hot Space. Deacon (who differed from his band-mates, in that he was the only one raised on soul instead of rock and roll) had chosen a no-compromise method of eliminating any rock elements from his songs for Hot Space. This act of defiance caused friction amongst fellow band members, particularly Brian May, who fought to retain at least some rock sensibilities in their funk diversions. After heated debate, the band finally decided to include a guitar solo on "Back Chat". It reached #40 on the UK Singles Chart. The track was performed on the Hot Space tour at a faster tempo, with a more rock-orientated arrangement. "Back Chat", the title, is an English idiom referring to a "impertinent or impudent replies, especially to a superior". In a Rolling Stone magazine album review, the critic John Milward described the musical style of the song as: "a hot rock-funk tune, with guitar tracks as slick as an icy dance floor."
Tracklist: 01.Sandii & The Sunsetz - Dreams Of Immigrants (Full Version) (4:43) 02.Sandii & The Sunsetz - The Mirrors Of Eyes /Jinjirogeh - The Chunk O' Funk (9:50) For The Immigrants and DREAMERS " Dreams Of Immigrants" is a 1982 single by Japanese new wave/synthpop band that collaborated from 1979 until the 1990s. The Sunsetz, led by Makoto Kubota, and Sandii started as separate artists, and each have a separate discography. However, their collaboration provided a particular body of work that is representative of the period, and which successfully blended Eastern, Western and pop influences. "Dreams Of Immigrants" was penned by lyricist Chris Mosdell who has written lyrics for Sarah Brightman and Boy George; co-written lyrics with Michael Jackson, had his work covered by Eric Clapton. The Sunsetz spent a lot of time in the UK, recording with David Sylvian and Fun Boy Three producer Dave Jordan. Sounds, NME and Melody Maker gave The Sunsetz extensive coverage which gave the group a lot of credibility in Japan, leading to increased record sales. Their live act gained many fans in the international music industry following their support slot on the final Japan world tour. The Sunsetz went on to tour and play festivals with Eurythmics, Inxs, Blondie and David Bowie. **The two songs on the b-side are blended together forming one continuous mix. To keep integrity of the original vinyl I did not split the tracks.
Tracklist: 01.Soft Cell - Where The Heart Is (9:42) 02.Soft Cell - It's A Mugs Game (8:12) Released on November 26, 1982, "Where The Heart Is" was the tenth single by British New Wave band Soft Cell. "Where The Heart Is" appeared on the bands third album Art Of Falling Apart. However the B side "It's A Mug's Game" did not but it was added as a bonus when the album was re-released on CD in 1998. The single reached the #21 spot on the U.K. singles chart.
Tracklist: 01.Stevie Nicks - Edge Of Seventeen (Extended Live Version) (8:08) 02.Stevie Nicks - Edge Of Seventeen (Short Live Version) (5:57) "Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)" is a song written and recorded by American singer Stevie Nicks, the third single from her successful 1981 solo debut album Bella Donna. Written by Nicks to express the grief resulting from the death of her uncle Jonathan and the murder of John Lennon during the same week of December 1980, the song features a distinctive, chugging 16th-note guitar riff, and a simple chord structure typical of Nicks's songs. Released as a single in early 1982, it just missed out on the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 making #11 and the live version on the B-side reached #26 on Billboard's Top Tracks chart. The album track had previously made the Top 5 of Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart in 1981, peaking at number four. It is one of Nicks' most enduring and recognizable songs, and has been covered by many artists. The distinctive riff was sampled by Destiny's Child in their 2001 song "Bootylicious", with Nicks in a cameo appearance in the music video, playing a guitar. According to Nicks, the title came from a conversation she had with Tom Petty's first wife, Jane, about the couple's first meeting. Jane said they met "at the age of seventeen," but her strong Southern accent made it sound like "edge of seventeen" to Nicks. The singer liked the sound of the phrase so much that she told Jane she would write a song for it and give her credit for the inspiration. Although Nicks originally planned to use the title for a song about Tom and Jane Petty, the deaths of her uncle Jonathan and of John Lennon during the same week of December 1980 inspired a new song for which Nicks used the title. Nicks' producer and friend Jimmy Iovine was a close friend of Lennon, and Nicks felt helpless to comfort him. Soon after, she flew home to Phoenix, Arizona, to be with her uncle Jonathan, who was dying of cancer. She remained with her uncle and his family until his death. Throughout the song a distinctive 16th note guitar riff is played by Waddy Wachtel, progressing through C, D, and E-Minor chords. During the bridge, the chords alternate twice between E-Minor and C. Wachtel claimed that a track by The Police called "Bring on the Night" was the inspiration for the riff. As is typical of Nicks' songs, the lyrics are highly symbolic. Nicks has said that the white-winged dove represents the spirit leaving the body on death, and some of the verses capture her experience of the days leading up to her uncle Jonathan's death. Perhaps ironic for a song named for a mondegreen, the line "Just like a white-winged dove" is sometimes misheard as "Just like a one-winged dove" or "just like the world we know", thus "Edge of Seventeen" has been cited frequently as a source of misheard lyrics since its release, and appears on a number of misheard lyrics web sites and in books of famous misheard lyrics. This US 12" promo contains previously un-released live versions of the song recorded at The Wilshire Theatre, Los Angeles, on December 13th 1981.
Tracklist: 01.Taco - Puttin’ On The Ritz (Extended Version) (6:02) 02.Taco - Livin’ In My Dream World (3:09) "Puttin' On the Ritz" is a song written by Irving Berlin. He wrote it in May 1927 and first published it on December 2, 1929. In 1982, singer Taco released a synth-pop cover version of "Puttin' On the Ritz" as a single from his album After Eight. The single was accompanied by a music video, the original version of which contains characters in blackface and has since been banned from many networks. An alternative version eliminates many shots of the blackface characters, though some remain. The cover also musically references other Irving Berlin songs, such as "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", and "White Christmas". The single was a global hit, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Irving Berlin, then 95, the oldest ever living songwriter to have one of his compositions enter the top ten. It was certified Gold by the RIAA for selling over one million copies. It was Taco's only hit in the United States. This version of the song was ranked No. 53 in VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s special. The song topped the charts in Sweden and New Zealand, and it entered the Top 5 in numerous countries including Australia, Norway, Austria, and Canada.
Tracklist: 01.Talk Talk - Talk Talk (Extended Version) (4:34) 02.Talk Talk - ? (4:07) 03.Talk Talk - Talk Talk (Version) (2:37) "Talk Talk" is a 1982 song by the British New Wave band Talk Talk. It is a cover of a 1976 song "Talk Talk Talk Talk" by British punk group Reaction, released on the Beggars Banquet compilation album Streets. Released as the second single from Talk Talk's debut album, The Party's Over (1982), it peaked at #52 in the United Kingdom upon initial release. It was reissued later in the same year where it peaked at #23 in the UK and #75 in the United States. The single also reached #1 in South Africa in 1983.
Tracklist: 01.The Associates - 18 Carat Love Affair (3:51) 02.The Associates - Voluntary Wishes, Swap It Production (3:22) 03.The Associates - Love Hangover (5:55) "18 Carrat Love Affair/Love Hangover" was a 1982 double A side single by Scottish post punk/new wave band The Associates released on July 23, 1985. The single was backed with a cover of the Diana Ross hit "Love Hangover". "18 Carrat Love Affair/Love Hangover" debuted on the UK singles chart on August 7, 1982 peaking at #21.
Described by Billy Mackenzie in Smash Hits as a “quasi-Neil Sedaka song”, ’18 Carat Love Affair’ was ASSOCIATES’ most commercial offering and a fine example of their supreme avant pop. Martha Ladly’s girlie shrill went hand-in-hand with the incessant synth riff in this tale about a gay affair that Mackenzie was trying to hide. "18 Carrat Love Affair" and "Love Hangover" were not included on the original UK issue of the album "Sulk" but were included on the US version of the original LP.
Tracklist: 01.The Associates - Club Country (12" Mix) (6:55) 02.The Associates - A.G. It's You Again (3:05) 03.The Associates - Ulcragyceptimol (4:23) "Club Country" is a single by Scottish post punk/new wave band The Associates released on April 26th 1982. The song appeared on their third studio album Sulk. "Club Country" debuted on the UK singles chart on April 8, 1982 peaking at #13 becoming the bands second top twenty single in that country. The b-side track "A.G. It's You Again" is a remix of "Arrogance Gave Him Up".
Tracklist: 01.The Associates - Party Fears Two (Extended Mix) (5:34) 02.The Associates - It's Better This Way (Alternate Version) (3:39) "Party Fears Two" is a 1982 single by Scottish post-punk/new wave band The Associates, released from their second studio (and third album in total) Sulk. The song became their breakthrough Top 20 and best-known hit, peaking at #9 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also charted on the Irish Singles Chart at #16. With its iconic honky tonk piano line, "Party Fears Two" was a magnificent song about dealing with the perils of schizophrenia. The band performed the song on the BBC television show Top of the Pops. "Party Fears Two" has been covered by several artists, including The Divine Comedy, Heaven 17, King Creosote and Dan Bryk. "Party Fears Two" was used as an instrumental section for the theme music on BBC Radio 4 satirical current affairs series Week Ending. The b-side "It's Better This Way" is an alternate version from both the UK and US album versions.
Tracklist: 01.The B-52's - Loveland (8:36) 02.The B-52's - Cake (7:46) "Loveland" and "Cake" are tracks recorded by American new wave band The B-52's. Both tracks were produced by David Byrne of Talking Heads. Both songs were taken from the EP Mesopotamia. The original Island Records vinyl & cassette release in the UK contained the extended versions of "Loveland" and "Cake". This was an error, and the discs were quickly recalled and reissued with the correct version of "Cake" however the extended Loveland remained. These versions never appeared on the American release. In France both songs were issued as a special 12" promo. As far as I know neither of these mixes have appeared on CD.
Tracklist: 01.The Cure - Let's Go To Bed (7:45) 02.The Cure - Just One Kiss (7:18) 03.The Cure - Let's Go To Bed (Edit) (3:35) "Let's Go to Bed" is a 1982 single by The Cure. It later appeared on the album Japanese Whispers. In the aftermath of the bleak Pornography, Robert Smith returned from a month-long detox in the Lake District to write the antithesis to what The Cure currently represented. Written as a sarcastic reflection on sexual imagery in pop music, the single was a surprise hit. It was most successful in Australia, reaching #15. The origins of "Let's Go to Bed" lie in "Temptation", one of the demos for Pornography. The song is a relatively upbeat, guitar-driven instrumental. In August of 1982, soon after Simon Gallup's departure from the band, Smith demoed a vocal version of the track, entitled "Temptation Two", a psychedelic piece not far removed from the Pornography album but somewhat lighter in tone. At the end of the song, Smith sings a string of wordless syllables, nearly identical to the "doo doo doo"s of the later song. The final version was debuted on Kid Jensen's radio show on 27 November 1982. Robert Smith has often stated that he wished its b-side, the darker "Just One Kiss" (also first performed during the session) was released as a single.
Tracklist: 01.The Fixx - Red Skies (Full Length Version) (4:20) 02.The Fixx - Sinking Island (Special Extended Dance Mix) (4:35) "WAR WAR STUPID" Series "Red Skies" is a song by new wave/rock band the Fixx. Released in 1982, it was the third single from the group's debut album, Shuttered Room. It reached number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks but only peaked at number 101 on Billboard's Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart in early 1983. The song also charted in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It was later re-recorded for the band's 1987 album, React. The lyrics of "Red Skies" warn of an imminent nuclear holocaust.
Tracklist: 01.The Human League - Mirror Man (Extended Version) (4:22) 02.The Human League - You Remind Me Of Gold (3:38) 03.The Human League - You Remind Me Of Gold (Instrumental) (3:54) "Mirror Man" is a 1982 song by the British synthpop group The Human League. It was released as a single in the UK on 8 November 1982 and peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart. It was written jointly by lead singer Philip Oakey with keyboard players Jo Callis and Ian Burden, and produced by Martin Rushent. "Mirror Man" was the first track written and recorded by the Human League after they returned from their World Tour, conducted in the wake of the enormous international success of their album Dare. "Mirror Man" was conceived and written as a celebration of Oakey and Wright's love of Motown records. It has been described as electronic northern soul, with Oakey's main verses delivered in deliberate sentences with emphasis on the last word of each sentence. Vocalists Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall feature prominently throughout the song but have no lyrics, providing backing vocals of "oohs" and "ahhs". Recording and production was overseen by Martin Rushent, who had produced the band's album Dare. Speculation about who was the titular 'Mirror Man' was ended in 1988 when, during interviews to promote the band's Greatest Hits album, Oakey revealed that it was about Adam Ant. Oakey had become concerned that Ant was starting to believe his own publicity, and was in danger of losing touch with reality. Oakey had avoided revealing this at the time for fear of offending the song's subject. The song could be viewed as a reference to the 1971 Japanese TV series Mirrorman. The song was released as a single in the UK in November 1982. It was the first new single the band had released since the phenomenal success of "Don't You Want Me" almost a year earlier. The single was tipped by the media as their second Christmas number-one single in the UK, but peaked just short, at number two. The single did however reach number one in Ireland earlier that month and also reached the Top 10 in Canada the following February. Its release in the U.S. was delayed until May 1983 where it was incorporated into the stop gap EP Fascination!. A&M Records, the band's record company in the US, had refused to release it as a single "unless there was to be an album hot on its heels". The track peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1983.
Tracklist: 01.The Members - Radio (3:56) 02.The Members - (If You) Can't Stand Up (3:49) 03.The Members - Radio (Dub Version) (5:53) "Radio" is a 1982 single by British punk band The Members that originated in Camberley, England. In Australia "Radio"was the bands biggest chart hit where it reached the top ten and stayed there for most of 1982. In the US the single debuted on the Billboard dance chart on August 28, 1982 peaking at #52, spending seven weeks on the survey. "Radio" was produced by English producer and nusican Martin Rushent who had also produced The Human League and ABC.
Tracklist: 01.The Mood - Don't Stop (5:06) 02.The Mood - Watching Time (3:26) "Don't Stop" is a song by British mew wave band from 1981 to 1984, based in York. It consisted of members John Moore, Mark James and Eric James (the latter no relation, as their real names were Mark James Fordyce and Eric James Logan). "Don't Stop", released in January 1982 became a Top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100; and No. 1 on the newly introduced UK dance chart. To help promote the somg the band appeared on the popular UK children's programme, Razzmatazz performing "Don't Stop". The Mood only released one mini LP in the US titled "Passion In Dark Rooms". *Although Wikipedia and the band's website claim "Don't Stop" reached the US top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, I could not find the exact chart number anywhere on the internet or in any of the Joel Whitburn Billboard chart books that I own.
Tracklist: 01.The Psychedelic Furs - Danger (Remix) (2:36) 02.The Psychedelic Furs - I Don't Want To Be Your Shadow (3:48) 03.The Psychedelic Furs - Goodbye (Dance Mix) (5:43) "Danger" was the second single taken from "Forever Now" the third studio album by English rock band the Psychedelic Furs, the song was release as a single in a remixed form in the UK while "Love My Way" was released in the USA to coincide with the band's North American tour. "Danger" which, with its "headlong pace and slamming beat", was described by critic Ken Tucker as "the most ferocious, impassioned song the Furs have ever recorded".
Tracklist: 01.The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way (3:33) 02.The Psychedelic Furs - Aeroplane (Dance Mix) (5:19) "Love My Way" is a song by English band The Psychedelic Furs. It was released in July 1982 as the first single from their third studio album Forever Now. Written by the four members of the group and produced by Todd Rundgren (who also played marimba on the song), the song reached the top 10 of the charts in New Zealand, top 30 in Australia and the top 50 in the United Kingdom and United States. Front man of the group Richard Butler had a specific audience in mind when he penned the lyrics to this song. He explained himself thus in an interview with Creem in 1982: "It's basically addressed to people who are f--ked up about their sexuality, and says 'Don't worry about it.' It was originally written for gay people." Released in 1982, "Love My Way" peaked at number nine in New Zealand, where it spent 21 weeks on the chart. The song peaked at number 42 in the UK and number 44 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number 30 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart and number 40 on the Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart. British filmmaker Tim Pope directed the official music video for "Love My Way" in 1982, and it was placed in regular rotation on MTV. The single was released in the UK with the non-album B-side, "Aeroplane." In the US, the B-side was changed to a different non-album track, "I Don't Want to Be Your Shadow". The song is featured in the 1983 film Valley Girl and appears on the soundtracks of the 1998 film The Wedding Singer, the 2017 film Call Me by Your Name (where its appearance inspired a major surge in streaming popularity).
Tracklist: 01.The Quick - Rhythm Of The Jungle (Extended Mix) (7:16) 02.The Quick - To Prove My Love (4:00) "Rhythm of the Jungle" is a 1982 single by English synth-pop duo The Quick. "Rhythm of the Jungle" was a Top 20 success in Australia, reaching No. 13, and also became a hit in Europe peaking at #9 (Netherlands) and #41 (UK). In the United States the single was a dance hit peaking at #14 on the Billboard Dance Chart.
Tracklist: 01.The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men (Vocal) (5:27) 02.The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men (Instrumental) (5:29) "It's Raining Men" is a song by the American musical duo the Weather Girls from their third studio album Success (1983). It was released as the album's lead single on September 10, 1982 through Columbia Records and CBS Records International. Paul Jabara wrote the song in collaboration with Paul Shaffer, and produced the song in collaboration with Bob Esty. "It's Raining Men" is a Hi-NRG and post-disco that incorporates elements of R&B, soul, and 1970s-style electronic dance music. Its lyrics describe an excitement and enjoyment of many different types of men. "It's Raining Men" was a number-one dance hit in the United States, and reached the top ten in various other countries worldwide. VH1 listed the song as one of the Greatest Songs of the 1980s as well as one of the Greatest Songs of the 2000s decade. At the 26th Annual Grammy Awards (1983), "It's Raining Men" received a nomination at the Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Paul Jabara originally offered the song to Donna Summer, she initially rejected the song after becoming a born again Christian. The song was then passed to American singers Diana Ross, Cher, and Barbra Streisand, all of whom rejected the song. In 1982, the song was offered to the Two Tons (formerly known as Two Tons o Fun). Martha Wash and Izora Armstead of the Two Tons also dismissed the song. Wash recounted "We thought it was a crazy song — in fact, too crazy to record. I kept saying, 'It’s raining men? Really? Are you kidding me?' … I just did not think people would buy it… That's why I kept saying no." The duo eventually recorded the song in ninety minutes after Jabara persistently pleaded them to record the song. The Waters Sisters (Julia Waters-Tillman and Maxine Waters-Willard), Stephanie Spruill, and Zenobia Conkerite performed background vocals on the chorus of the song.
Tracklist: 01.Thompson Twins - In The Name Of Love (12"Inch Dance Extension) (5:39) 02.Thompson Twins - In The Beginning (3:15) 03.Thompson Twins - Coastline (3:38) "In the Name of Love" is a 1982 single written and performed by The Thompson Twins, at the time a septet (Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, John Roog, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, and Matthew Seligman). It was the first of twelve entries on the Billboard dance chart for the group, and the first entry for the band in the lower reaches of the US and UK pop charts (peaking outside the UK top 75, and "bubbling under" the hot 100 on the US charts.) "In the Name of Love" went to number one on the dance music chart and stayed there for five weeks, and spent a total of twenty-one weeks on the chart. It peaked at number sixty-nine on the Billboard R&B chart.
Tracklist: 01.Thompson Twins - (Bigger & Better) Lies (6:35) 02.Thompson Twins - (Long) Beach Culture (6:44) 03.Thompson Twins - (Dub) Lies (6:21) "Lies" is a 1983 song by the British New Wave/Synthpop band Thompson Twins. It was released as the first single from the album Quick Step and Side Kick (which was renamed Side Kicks in the U.S.), and the song peaked at #67 on the UK singles chart. The single fared better in the United States, where it peaked at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1983. Along with the B-side track "Beach Culture", "Lies" also spent two weeks at #1 on the American dance chart in January 1983, becoming the band's second #1 on this chart ("In The Name Of Love" had spent five weeks atop this chart in 1982). The music video was played on MTV and other video programs and features a view of the band's feet at the end of an oversized bed, bouncing back and forth to the rhythm of the song, as a variety of sights pass in a room similar to Bowman's bedroom in 2001: A Space Odyssey or a Magritte painting. At the end, the bed is revealed to be a hospital bed.
Tracklist: 01.Tin Tin - Kiss Me (Dub Version) (5:31) 02.Tin Tin - Love's Duet (Dub Version) (6:07) "Kiss Me" is a song originally released in November, 1982 by the British band Tin Tin (sometimes written TinTin). The song was allegedly written within 24 hours after the band had signed a record deal with WEA Records. This version was produced by Bob Lamb and peaked at #155 on the UK singles chart. The single was re-released in the US, Canada and Japan with the François Kevorkian remix in 1983. This version peaked at #13 on the U.S. Dance Chart. Lead singer and guitarist in Tin Tin, Stephen Duffy, later re-recorded the song twice and released it as a solo single using the name of Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy. The chorus is based on a passage from the book Song of Songs. "Kiss Me" was the last song to be played on BBC Radio 1s MW frequency in 1994, before the station became FM only.
Tracklist: 01.Toni Basil - Mickey (Special Club Mix) (5:58) 02.Toni Basil - Mickey (Spanish Version) (5:12) "Mickey" is a 1982 U.S. new wave song recorded by singer and choreographer Toni Basil. Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn as "Kitty", it was first recorded by UK popular music group Racey during 1979. Toni Basil changed the name from Kitty to Mickey to make the song about a man, and because she was fond of The Monkees' lead singer Micky Dolenz after meeting him on the set of their movie Head as a choreographer. A music video for the song, featuring costuming and choreography inspired by cheerleader dance routines, was played heavily on MTV. The single scored number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week and number two in the UK singles chart. The song was Basil's only Top 40 success, making her a "one-hit wonder". It is named #5 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of all time, #16 on 20 to 1's Top 20 One Hit Wonders Countdown and #7 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s. It has also appeared on countless Greatest or Best lists and countdowns.
Tracklist: 01.Toto Coelo - Dracula’s Tango (Sucker For Your Love) (Extended Dance Version) (5:58) 02.Toto Coelo - Mucho Macho (Extended Dance Version) (5:02) “Dracula’s Tango (Sucker For Your Love)” was a 1982 single by 1980’s British new wave group Toto Coelo (renamed Total Coelo in the U.S.) masterminded by producer Barry Blue. “Dracula’s Tango (Sucker For Your Love)” was the follow up to the groups hit single I Eat Cannibals”. In the UK “Dracula’s Tango” peaked at #54 and in Australia reached the #19 position. In the United States the single failed to chart making the group a one hit wonder in that country.
Tracklist: 01.Tracey Ullman - Breakaway (Well Extended And Remixed Version) (5:04) 02.Tracey Ullman - Dancing In The Dark (2:53) "Breakaway" (spelled "Break-a-Way" on the original 45 RPM label, and spelled "Breakaway" on most subsequent releases and compilations) is a song written by Jackie DeShannon and Sharon Sheeley. It was originally recorded by Irma Thomas in 1964 and released as the B-Side of her biggest hit, the US #17 hit single "Wish Someone Would Care". The original version of "Breakaway" was never a hit -- it did not make the Billboard Hot 100, nor the Bubbling Under charts, and the extensive chart archive at ARSA does not record a single instance of any radio station anywhere in North America placing the track on its playlist. Nevertheless, "Breakaway" is today generally considered a better-remembered song than the A-Side of Thomas' record , a situation that may be partly due to Tracey Ullman's hit 1980s cover. It has become a staple in Thomas' live performances and appears on several recent Irma Thomas and "New Orleans music" compilations. "Breakaway" was Tracey Ullman's 1983 debut single in the UK, and reached #4 in the UK charts. The track then appeared on Ullman's album You Broke My Heart In 17 Places, which was released in 1984. In North America, "Breakaway" was actually Ullman's second single, being released after her hit "They Don't Know". It charted at a modest #70 in the US in 1984, although the video for Ullman's version received significant play on the then-fledgling MTV and Canada's MuchMusic. The "Well Extended And Remixed Version" was remixed by Phil Harding an English audio engineer, producer and remixer, best known for his extended collaboration with keyboardist and programmer Ian Curnow. The highlight of the duo's career is their 1980s work for the highly successful record label PWL, and its creative core at the time: Stock Aitken Waterman productions.
Tracklist: 01.Vanity 6 - Drive Me Wild (Extended Version) (7:04) 02.Vanity 6 - Bite The Beat (3:15) "Drive Me Wild" was the third single released by American R&B/Funk female vocal trio Vanity 6.The group was assembled by American musician Prince in mid–1981 consisting of Vanity, Brenda Bennett and Susan Moonsey. Taken from the group's only studio album Vanity 6. "Drive Me Wild" failed to chart.
Tracklist: 01.Double Discovery - Can He Find Another One? (8:14) 02.Private Lives - Memory Of Your Name (7:47) 03.Vanity 6 - Nasty Nasty Girls (7:47) 04.Steve Algozino - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (5:34) 05.The Spinners - It's A Shame (4:23) Hot Tracks for years and years was carried in THOUSANDS of DJ's Crates, as the goto service for remix edits and creative ideas on the dancefloors. For a while HOT TRACKS was known for being one of the most creative, and interesting remix services available to DJ's. Hot Tracks was an invaluable service and an important piece of HISTORY! This issue was released for the Christmas Season 1982 hence the inclusion of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Steve Algozino who gives the traditiona carol contemporary space age madness. Probably the most sought after remix in this set is "Nasty Girl" retitled "Nasty Nasty Girl" by Vanity 6. This song inclines towards the highly suggestive and downright dirty lyrics. Hot Tracks didn't help matters any by creating "Nasty Nasty Girls", by rearranging the entire song to enhance the already enthusiastic synthesized strings, bass line and lyrics. The new mix runs almost 8 minutes and moves quickly with a 7 inch introduction. This set also includes "It's A Shame" by The Spinners a Motown classic taken from The Best Of The Spinners LP released in 1973. The track has been lenghtened with new percussion tracks and equalization so that it can be mixed easily with today's down tempo material. Hope that you enjoy this great set of remixes from Hot Tracks.
Tracklist: 01.Various - Happy Christmas From The Stars (Part 1) (6:12) 02.Various - Happy Christmas From The Stars (Part 2) (6:14) Happy Christmas From The Stars is a promotional-only flexi-disc single featuring many pop stars from the 80's, released in the UK by Smash Hits / Levi's / Lyntone during 1982. The single contains spoken word Christmas messages by various musical artists, which was given away with 9-22 December 1982 issue of the British music magazine Smash Hits. This was a promotional item by Levi's, for 'Accessory Kit 3' with 'Black Levi' brand jeans. The idea for the single came from the Pet ShopBoys band member Neil Tennant, who was Smash Hits news editor in 1982 and Assistant Editor the following year. Since this single is a flexi-disc which are notoriously known for not being of the best quality. So the sound quality is not perfect. I have made every attempt to restore it as best I could. I did however leave some of the crackle from the disc. This I think leaves some of the charm of the original recording. I left the recording in it's entirety including the black Levi's segments.
Tracklist: 01.Visage - Night Train (Dance Mix) (6:08) 02.Visage - Night Train (Dub Mix) (5:02) 03.Visage - I'm Still Searching (3:38) "Night Train" is the sixth single by the British pop group Visage, released by Polydor Records in June 1982. The song was the second single from the band's album The Anvil. It was remixed for the single release with the assistance of John Luongo. "Night Train" and "Whispers" (another track from The Anvil), were used in Japanese adverts for TDK tapes in 1982. "Night Train" peaked at number 12 in the UK and was the band's final UK Top 40 hit until a remix of their first hit "Fade to Grey" was released in 1993.
Tracklist: 01.Visage - Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix) (6:55) 02.Visage - The Anvil (Dance Mix) (6:16) "Pleasure Boys" is a single by the British synth-pop group Visage, released on Polydor Records in October 1982. Initially a non-album single, "Pleasure Boys" was included on the Fade to Grey – The Singles Collection compilation album in 1983. As well as the standard 7" and 12" formats, the single was also released as a limited edition 7" picture disc. It was the first release by Visage after the departure of Midge Ure, who had left the group due to creative differences with Steve Strange and also to concentrate on his role in Ultravox. Possibly due to Ure's absence, "Pleasure Boys" was the first Visage single to miss the UK Top 40 peaking at #44 after a string of five hits during the 1981-82 period. The music video for "Pleasure Boys" was directed by Tim Pope. The black and white clip pictures Steve Strange recreating Marlon Brando's look from his 1953 film The Wild One, riding a Harley-Davidson motorbike. The clip was included on band's 1986 video release, Visage. Although it makes no mention of the fact on either the sleeve or the label, this 12" release was limited to only 800 copies.
Tracklist: 01.Visage - The Damned Don't Cry (Dance Mix) (5:44) 02.Visage - Motivation (3:46) "The Damned Don't Cry" is a song by the British pop group Visage, released as a single by Polydor Records in 1982. It was the first single from Visage's second album, The Anvil. "The Damned Don't Cry" was a chart success, becoming Visage's second highest-charting single in the UK (#11) and the band's last international hit. "The Damned Don't Cry" was the second Visage video directed by Midge Ure. It was shot in Tenterden, Kent, at the Tenterden Town railway station and recreates the 1930s atmosphere and mood of the Orient Express. The clip was included on band's 1986 video release, Visage. The model and singer Nick Kamen appears in this video.
Tracklist: 01.Wah! - The Story Of The Blues Part One And Part Two (Talkin' Blues) (8:15) 02.Wah! - Seven To Midnight (Liveish) (5:10) "The Story Of The Blues" is a 1983 single by British new wave band Wah! fronted bt Pete Wylie. "The Story of the Blues", which was released in late 1982, and reached Number 3 in the UK Singles Chart was the bands biggest selling single. The song also reached number 5 on the Irish singles chart. "The Story of the Blues", was chosen by the late BBC Radio 1 Radio DJ John Peel, as his "single of the year".
Tracklist: 01.Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming (Traditional Remixed Version) (6:31) 02.Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming (Souped-Up Version) (6:21) 03.Was (Not Was) - Out Come The Freaks (Dub Version) (6:27) "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming" was the third single taken from the self titled debut album by American eclectic pop group Was (Not Was). "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming" debuted on the US Billboard Dance Chart on January 9, 1982 spending ten weekes on the survey peaking at #3. The single also reached #68 on the US Hot R&B Hip-Hop Singles Chart. "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming" include an exerpt of the "State Of The Union Message on Economic Recovery, February 18, 1981" by former US President Ronald Reagan.
Tracklist: 01.Wham! - Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) (Vocal) (7:01) 02.Wham! - Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) (Instrumental) (6:06) "Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)"' was the debut single by British pop duo Wham!, released in 1982 on Innervision Records. The US Promo 12" single was titled "Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) and contained remixes by Francois Kevorkian which are unique to this 12". It was written by George Michael, one half of the duo. The song failed make an impact on the US charts. According to Rob Jovanovic in his 2007 biography of George Michael, the song "depicted the world as they saw it" although it was "hardly a rap as we know it today." The message is that if you're young and unemployed, have fun. Of course, most people who are faced with especially long term unemployment find life a struggle, but youthful optimism certainly paid off for this dynamic duo. David Austin and Paul Ridgeley (Andrew's brother) added backing vocals.
Tracklist: 01.Wham! - Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) (3:31) 02.Wham! - Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) (Club Mix) (4:05) "Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)" is a 1982 song by British pop duo Wham! Released in June 1982, this was the pair's debut single. Credited to Panos/Ridgeley (ie George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley), it was produced by Bob Carter on the Innervision label. According to Rob Jovanovic in his 2007 biography of George Michael, the song "depicted the world as they saw it" although it was "hardly a rap as we know it today." The message is that if you're young and unemployed, have fun. Of course, most people who are faced with especially long term unemployment find life a struggle, but youthful optimism certainly paid off for this dynamic duo. David Austin and Paul Ridgeley (Andrew's brother) added backing vocals. The first DJ to play "Wham Rap!" on BBC Radio was Peter Powell; it was chosen by the music paper Sounds as its single of the week, but could reach only #105 in the UK chart. This 7" includes the original 1982 version on the A side which is the video version. Side B is the "club mix" whic is an edit of the "social mix".
Tracklist: 01.Wham! - Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Unsocial Mix) (6:34) 02.Wham! - Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Social Mix) (6:42) "Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)"' is a 1982 song by British pop duo Wham! on Innervision Records. It was written by Wham! members George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. The song, which had been tentatively released in June 1982 when Wham! were unknowns and failed to make any impact, was re-issued in January 1983 after the duo had achieved their breakthrough with "Young Guns (Go For It!)". Although rap was still an underground and almost exclusively American phenomenon in the early 1980s, as the title implies, George rapped a number of verses about the joys of living every day to the fullest, which meant that being gainfully employed was not an option, and 'having fun with the boys down the (welfare) line'. The chorus asked the question "Do you enjoy what you do?", which brought about the bracketed section of the title. The video depicted George and Andrew Ridgeley in their leather jackets, combining their moody image with a bright, effervescent choreography. Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) - the full version of which was almost seven minutes long - reached #8 in the UK singles chart, the second of four hits from Wham!'s debut album Fantastic. The duo would go on to enjoy four UK #1 hits before splitting at their height in 1986. On the flip side of their farewell single The Edge of Heaven was an updated version of the song, entitled Wham! Rap '86. The song was explicitly political and slightly revolutionary. It flew in the face of the conventional British Left-wing who were talking about the 'Right to work' at the time.
Tracklist: 01.Wham! - Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. Re-Mix) (6:43) 02.Wham! - Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. 7" Remix) (3:33) Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another remix of Wham!'s 1982 classic Wham Rap!. This UK 12" promo contains an exclusive remix on the b-side called "Special U.S. 7" Remix". The mix has a very interesting drumstick countdown during the intro. The 12" comes in a plain white sleeve with a custom hype sticker. The labels are plain white with handwritten track titles.
Tracklist: 01.Wham! - Young Guns (Go For It) (12" Version) (5:13) 02.Wham! - Going For It (4:49) "Young Guns (Go For It) was the second single by British duo Wham! taken from their debut album "Fantastic". The single was released in October 1982 on Innervison Records. The song was Wham!'s first hit, although it came with some help from the BBC music programme Top of the Pops, which invited Wham! on to the show as a last-minute replacement for another act which had pulled out. It helped that the producer of Top of the Pops had seen them previously on another programme: Saturday Superstore. Wham! were just outside the Top 40 threshold of the UK Singles Chart at the time, which meant they had not climbed high enough in normal circumstances to get on the show, but they were recruited nonetheless as the highest-placed artists still climbing the charts from outside the 40. The song entered the chart initially at Number 73, went up to Number 48, then dropped to Number 52 and the week after that, it jumped to Number 42.[ Their appearance on Top of the Pops broke the record wide open and on the following Monday the distribution centre received some thirty thousand orders. This sent the record to Number 24 before eventually peaking at Number 3 in November 1982.
Tracklist: 01.Wham! - Young Guns (Go For It) (Club Mix) (6:53) 02.Wham! - Going For It! (4:49) "Young Guns (Go For It) was released in the US in 1982 like the previous single "Wham Rap!" a different remix was used for the 12" single release however ther is no remixer credit given. "Young Guns (Go For It)" debuted on the US dance chart on March 19, 1983 after spending 13 weeks on the survey the single peaked at #21. George wrote the song about a teenage lad's worry that his best friend was getting too committed to a girl when he should have been enjoying his youth and the single life. It featured a middle eight aside in which the girl conversely tried to get her boyfriend to ditch the best friend, prompting a vocal battle, akin to a tug of war, between the girlfriend and the best friend which prompted the "go for it!" aspect of the song, as featured in the title. On Top of the Pops, George mimed the vocals to his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley, who "acted" the part of the teenage bridegroom-in-waiting. They were flanked by backing singers Dee C. Lee and Shirlie Holliman.
Tracklist: 01.Wide Boy Awake - Chicken Outlaw (5:18) 02.Wide Boy Awake - Slang Teacher (5:25) "Chicken Outlaw" is the first single by Adam & the Ants bassist Kevin Mooney's band Wide Boy Awake. The single did manage to chart on the US dance chart peaking at #12.
Tracklist: 01.Yazoo - Situation (5:44) 02.Yazoo - Situation (Dub Version) (5:43) "Situation" is a 1982 single by the British synthpop band, Yazoo. The song was originally released in the UK as the B-side to Yazoo's debut single, "Only You", which went to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Released as a single in North America, the song peaked at number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, and hit the top 40 in Canada, peaking at number 31. In late summer 1982 it became Yazoo's first song to top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, remaining at number one on this chart for four weeks. It also crossed over to the R&B chart, peaking at number 31. The song features a memorable synthesizer hook by Vince Clarke (similar to the work he had done with his previous band, Depeche Mode), combined with the vocals by Alison Moyet (including her laughter, which has since been sampled in countless other songs, including the international novelty dance hit "Macarena").
Tracklist: 01.Yvonne Elliman - Love Pains (Special DJ Edited Version) (7:43) "Love Pains" is a dance song written by Michael Price, Dan Walsh and Steve Barri and originally recorded by Yvonne Elliman in 1979. "Love Pains" was a hit for Elliman in 1979, reaching #34 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart as well as #75 on Hot Dance Club Play, and #33 on the Adult Contemporary chart. "Love Pains" would be Elliman's final chart single, Elliman's extended hiatus from the music business commencing soon after the release of the track's parent album Yvonne which was the last release of newly recorded music by Elliman until her 2004 EP Simple Needs. In 1982, Moby Dick Records were in the process of re-releasing remixes of previous hits for their Gold Standard label when Rob Kimbel presented them with a remix of "Love Pains." The remix was released as a single and sales for the Moby Dick 12" single surpassed sales of the original record. This 12" promo contains the same remix on both sides.
Tracklist: 01.A Flock Of Seagulls - Nightmares (5:02) 02.A Flock Of Seagulls - The Last Flight Of Yuri Gagarin (7:03) 03.A Flock Of Seagulls - Rosenmontag (8:03) "Nightmares" was the 7th single released by synth-pop band A Flock Of Seagulls. The single was taken from the the bands second album "Listen." "Nightmares" peaked at #53 on the UK singles chart on April 16, 1983 and #62 on the US Billboard Dance Chart. The two B-sides reveal the often-overlooked experimental side of A Flock of Seagulls. Slightly edited versions of "The Last Flight of Yuri Gagarin" and "Rosenmontag" appeared on the original cassette and CD pressings of "Listen." Both tracks are extended for this 12" and have never appeared on CD. However the 2010 remastered CD version of "Listen" does contain the 12" version of "Nightmares". Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin was a Russian cosmonaut and the first man in space. He orbited the earth in April 1961, a humilating blow to the U.S. spaceflight team which at the time was in heated competition with its communist counterparts. His "last flight" took place on March 27, 1968, when the UTI MiG-15 (an experimental jet he was piloting) crashed. He was 34 years old. The Apollo 15 astronauts put a plaque on the moon naming all of the men who'd died in the space race. Gagarin was honored among them. "Rosenmontag" (German for "Rose Monday") is a festival which takes place in Cologne, Germany in the days leading up to Lent. Rosenmontag is the Monday prior to Ash Wednesday. It is likely that the band learned about this Catholic holiday while in Germany during the recording of "Listen." Coincidentally, it is also the title of a 1930 film directed by Hans Steinhoff.
Tracklist: 01.ABC - Poison Arrow (New Re-mix) (6:54) 02.ABC - Theme From Mantrap (4:20) 03.ABC - Theme From Mantrap (Lounge Sequence) (4:20) "Poison Arrow" is a song by English new wave band ABC, released as the second single from their debut studio album, The Lexicon of Love (1982). In the USA the song was released as the bands debut single. The song reached number six on the UK Singles Chart, number four in Australia, and, as the band's first song in the US charts, reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number thirty-nine on the Billboard Dance Chart.
Tracklist: 01.Adam Ant - Puss'N Boots (Extended Version) (5:04) 02.Adam Ant - Kiss The Drummer (Extended Version) (5:25) Recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm in the late summer of 1983 with Phil Collins as both drummer and producer, "Puss 'N' Boots" was released as a single in October of 1983. It was backed by "Kiss The Drummer". The A side appeared on his second solo album, Strip. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #5 spot on the U.K. singles chart.
Tracklist: 01.Adam Ant - Strip (Extended Version) (4:33) 02.Adam Ant - Yours, Yours, Yours (Extended Version) (4:41) "Strip" was released as a single in 1983 and reached #42 US, #41 UK. Phil Collins plays drums on the track, and singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad, of ABBA fame, performs the female spoken part on the song. The track was taken from Adam Ant's second solo album released in 1983 also titled "Strip". The album marked a decline in Ant's success, as it only reached #65 in the United States and #20.
Tracklist: 01.Agnetha Fältskog - Can't Shake Loose (Special AOR Remix) (3:15) 02.Agnetha Fältskog - Can't Shake Loose (Special AOR Remix) (3:15) "Can't Shake Loose" is a 1983 song from former ABBA star Agnetha Fältskog's solo album, Wrap Your Arms Around Me. It was the third single release in Europe and the first to be issued in the United States. The song was written by Russ Ballard, who also wrote the successful "I Know There's Something Going On" for Agnetha's former ABBA colleague Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida). "Can't Shake Loose" proved rather successful on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, where an Edited Remix of the song broke into the Top 30 peaking at #29 in November 1983. As usual, Fältskog made only limited promotion, but she did travel across the Atlantic from Sweden in August 1983 to appear on American television. "Can't Shake Loose" also performed well in Canada, where it reached #26. In the UK and Australia, however, the track proved less successful, reaching #63 and #76, respectively. In North America a remix was used as the single version while in Europe the album version was used.
Tracklist: 01.Agnetha Fältskog - The Heat Is On (Special Maxi Version) (7:57) 02.Agnetha Fältskog - Man (3:30) "The Heat Is On" is a song written by Florrie Palmer and Tony Ashton, and recorded by Swedish singer Agnetha Fältskog in 1983 as part of her first English-language solo-album, Wrap Your Arms Around Me. The song had previously been recorded in 1979 by Noosha Fox, which failed to chart when Fox released it as a single. It had also been rewritten by Manfred Mann's Earth Band as "On the Run" for their 1980 album Chance. Fältskog's version reached No.1 in Sweden and Norway, and peaked at No.2 in Belgium and the Netherlands. In the UK, "The Heat Is On" peaked at No.35, making it Faltskog's highest charting solo single in Britain until the release of her 2004 comeback single, "If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind", which reached No.11. The B-side of "The Heat Is On" was the song "Man", written by Fältskog herself. Compared to her pre-ABBA-albums where most of the songs were self-penned, this was the only song on the Wrap Your Arms Around Me album that she wrote herself. In some countries, the record companies also released a 12"-single featuring an extended version of "The Heat Is On" instead of the album version.
Tracklist: 01.Bananarama - Cruel Summer (Extended Version) (4:54) 02.Bananarama - Summer Dub (Special C.B. Mix) (5:13) 03.Bananarama - Cairo (3:46) "Cruel Summer" is a song recorded by the English girl group Bananarama. It was written by Steve Jolley, Tony Swain and Bananarama and produced by Swain and Jolley. Released as a single in 1983, it was initially a stand-alone single but was subsequently included on their self-titled second album which was released a year later, thus it is considered the album's first single. The song reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart in 1983, and after its inclusion in the 1984 film The Karate Kid it reached number nine on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Bananarama singer Sara Dallin said the song "played on the darker side (of summer songs): it looked at the oppressive heat, the misery of wanting to be with someone as the summer ticked by. We've all been there!" It was ranked number 44 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s. Billboard named the song #13 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.
Tracklist: 01.Bananarama - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (Extended Version) (4:51) 02.Bananarama - Na Na Hey Hey Na (Dub) Hey (4:12) 03.Bananarama - Tell Tale Signs (Extended Version) (4:44) "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" is a song written and recorded by Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo and Dale Frashuer, attributed to a then-fictitious band they named "Steam". In February 1983, UK girl group Bananarama released the song as the fifth single off their album Deep Sea Skiving. This version became a top ten hit in the United Kingdom (#5), but only a minor hit in the US (Billboard #101) later that year. In a sketch on the early 1980s comedy show Three of a Kind, Tracey Ullman spoofed Bananarama singing "Na Na Hey Hey" (as well as "Shy Boy"), with the words "We are nanas".
Tracklist: 01.Bananarama - Shy Boy (Don't It Make You Feel Good) (Long Version) (7:20) 02.Bananarama - Shy Boy (Don't It Make You Feel Good) (Dub Version) (9:22) "Shy Boy" is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It appears on their 1983 debut album Deep Sea Skiving and was released as its second single. It was written and produced by the production team of Steve Jolley and Tony Swain and marked the first in a long line of studio collaborations between them and Bananarama. The song is rumoured to be a tribute to teenaged London pirate radio comedian Mark Gould; whom Bananarama subsequently demanded as their Christmas present for 1983 on the Christmas edition of BBC1's Show Business programme, which was broadcast on Friday 16 December 1983. Released in summer 1982, "Shy Boy" became the third consecutive single by Bananarama to hit the top-five, reaching number four in the UK singles chart. It also was a success in Australia, where it reached number two, becoming their first top 40 hit in that country. Top-ten success also followed in New Zealand and Canada. "Shy Boy" charted well on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart and was the first of Bananarama's singles to dent the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number eighty-three. The song was known as "Shy Boy (Don't it make you feel good)" in the USA. The song was originally called "Big Red Motorbike", however Bananarama didn't like the lyrics and changed it to "Shy Boy". The music video, directed by then Ultravox's Midge Ure and Chris Cross, featured the girls giving a nerdy guy a make-over into a stud. When his new look attracts the attention of a sexy secretary, the girls get their revenge by dousing him with a bucket of water. It stars Terry Sharpe of The Adventures, who was Sara Dallin's boyfriend at the time.
Tracklist: 01.Barbara Mason - Another Man (Vocal) (6:56) 02.Barbara Mason - Another Man (Short Version) (3:46) 03.Barbara Mason - Another Man (Instrumental) (5:46) 04.Barbara Mason - Another Man (Rap) (4:46) "Another Man" is a 1983 single by American soul singer Barbara Mason who scored several R&B and pop hits in the 1960s and 1970s, best known for her self-written 1965 hit song Yes, I'm Ready". In 1984 Mason had a comeback hit with "Another Man" released on West End Records peaking at #68 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart on February 18, 1984 spending seven weeks on the survey, the song was also a club hit spending eight weeks on the U.S. Dance Chart peaking at #33. In the U.K. "Another Man" reached #45.
Tracklist: 01.Barbi and The Kens - Just A Gigolo (Extended Version) (6:00) 02.Barbi and The Kens - Just A Gigolo (Instrumental Version) (5:22) "Just A Gigolo" was the first and only single released by the Bobby Orlando project Barbie and The Kens. "Just A Gigolo" debuted on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart on March 7, 1981 spending ten weeks on the survey peaking at #45.
Tracklist: 01.Bee Gees - The Woman In You (Extended Version) (5:44) 02.Bee Gees - Saturday Night Mix (8:58) "The Woman in You" is one of five songs the Bee Gees contributed to the film, Staying Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever. Director Sylvester Stallone used the Bee Gees songs in the movie more as background music rather than the prominent way Saturday Night Fever had featured them. The single received more airplay than the Bee Gees previous two singles, though not enough to reach a Top 10 position. The video, directed by Brian Grant and conceptualised by Keith Williams, which did air in rotation on MTV, featured each brother in a working class job where they all come in contact with the same woman who lures them away. In interviews following the release of the film, the brothers expressed their displeasure at the way their songs were edited and revealed that their hearts were not in the music. By 1983, the Bee Gees were focusing their talents on solo projects and productions of other artists, so it is not surprising that they were not all enthusiastic about the Staying Alive movie. The Woman In You peaked at #23 in the US and #81 in the Uk. The 12" single featued the extended version of the song and a nine minute megamix called Saturday Night Mix, whichcontained songs from Saturady Night Fever.
Tracklist: 01.Berlin - Sex (I'm A...) (Extended 12" Version) (8:06) 02.Berlin - The Metro (4:11) 03.Berlin - Sex (I'm A...) (Instrumental) (5:08) "Sex (I'm A...)" is a song by the American band Berlin from their second album Pleasure Victim. The song was co-written by group members John Crawford, Terri Nunn and David Diamond and sung as a duet by Crawford and Nunn. Released as the album's second single in February 1983, the single became a cult hit on American radio and brought the group into the mainstream. Despite the significant attention, the song's racy lyrics resulted in it being banned from several radio stations. Perhaps because of this, the single ultimately peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in late March and early April 1983.The song was also the first single release from the band's new label, Geffen Records. As a bonus I have included the "Instrumental Version" which I lifted from the U.S. 12" promo.
Tracklist: 01.Big Country - In A Big Country (Pure Mix) (6:19) 02.Big Country - All Of Us (4:09) 03.Big Country - In A Big Country (3:56) “In a Big Country” is a song by Scottish rock band Big Country from their 1983 debut studio album The Crossing released in early summer 1983. The single reached its highest overall national position in Canada, hitting No. 3 on the RPM Top Singles Chart on November 26, 1983. The song reached No. 17 on the UK Singles Chart in June 1983. The song was released in the US in the fall of 1983 and peaked at No. 3 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December of that year. The band is often described as a one-hit wonder for the popularity of “In a Big Country” in the United States, though they continued to have success in Europe and were a prolific touring band famous for their live shows more than their studio albums. Frontman Stuart Adamson once remarked about the song in an interview, part of which was shown on a VH1 special celebrating “one-hit-wonders” that, “If we’re known for nothing more than just that one song, I’d be pretty happy with that.”
Tracklist: 01.Billy Joel - Tell Her About It (Special remixed Version) (5:35) 02.Billy Joel - Easy Money (4:01) 03.Billy Joel - You Got Me Hummin' (Live) (3:34) "Tell Her About It" is a 1983 hit song written and performed by Billy Joel, from the album An Innocent Man. An apparent homage to the Motown Sound, the song was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for one week on September 24, 1983, replacing the Phil Ramone-produced song, "Maniac" by Michael Sembello. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA for US sales of over 500,000 copies. In interviews, Joel has indicated that the song, heard out of context of the An Innocent Man album, sounds more like a Tony Orlando and Dawn record than the Motown sound he intended.
Tracklist: 01.Birch And Hallam - What You Say (Extended Version) (6:48) 02.Birch And Hallam - What You Say (3:20) 03.Birch And Hallam - Over Me (3:05) "What You Say" is a single by British synth-pop duo Birch And Hallam consisting of David Birch & Nick Hallam. The duo only released two singles without any success. Nick Hallam later went on to form Stereo MCs and scored the hit "Connected" in 1992. David Birch went on to work with Thomas Dolby, Malcolm McLaren and Bruce Woolley And The Camera Club in 1983 playing guitar and contributing vocals. This is one of those really great lost 12s that I hope many of you will come to like. Open your mind and give this one a listen.
Tracklist: 01.Blancmange - That's Love, That It Is (6:56) 02.Blancmange - Vishnu (5:18) is a song by British synthpop band Blancmange. It was released as the band's sixth single in 1983, taken from their second album Mange Tout. The song peaked at #33 on the UK singles chart and #16 on the US dance chart.
Tracklist: 01.Blancmange - Waves (4:06) 02.Blancmange - Business Steps (4:26) 03.Blancmange - Game Above My Head (Extended Mix) (7:17) "Waves" is a song by English synthpop duo Blancmange, released in 1983 as the fourth and final single from their debut studio album Happy Families. It was written by Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe, and produced by Mike Howlett. "Waves" reached No. 19 in the UK and remained on the charts for nine weeks.
Tracklist: 01.Bow Wow Wow - Do You Wanna Hold Me? (Special Extended Version) (4:50) 02.Bow Wow Wow - Do You Wanna Hold Me? (3:15) "Do You Wanna Hold Me?" is 1983 single byEnglish New Wave band Bow Wow Wow. The single was taken from the bands third and final studio album When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going. Released in February 1983 the single peked at #43 in the UK, #3 in the Netherlands and #77 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The A Side "Special Extended Version" is exclusive to this US 12" Promo.
Tracklist: 01.Bow Wow Wow - Love, Peace And Harmony (Extended Version) (4:21) 02.Bow Wow Wow - Love, Peace And Harmony (LP Version) (2:51) I Want Candy, and to a lesser extent Go Wild in the Country!, and Do You Wanna Hold Me? may be well known singles among new wave fans, but Bow Wow Wow's 1983 single "Love, Peace and Harmony" is a bit more obscure. In fact, I the single only made it to the promo satge and did not have any chart impact. "Love, Peace And Harmony" was taken from the bands third and final album "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going".
Tracklist: 01.Break Machine - Street Dance (Vocal) (6:30) 02.Break Machine - Street Dance (Instrumental) (5:07) "Street Dance" is the debut single by American electro act, Break Machine released in 1983. "Street Dance" peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart in March 1984, and was the 39th best-selling single of that year. It hit #1 in Sweden and Norway. In Germany, it was the 78th best-selling single of 1984. It charted #11 in Italy. "Street Dance"'s strongest chart performance was in Norway, where it was #1 for five weeks. In France, the song reached #1 for two weeks, selling over a million copies and becoming the 86th best-selling single of all time according to a list released in 2004 by the Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographique. In the United States "Street Dance" barely missed the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #105 in April 1984. The single was a top ten U.S. dance hit reaching #6 on the Billboard Dance Chart and #78 on the Billboard R&B Chart. This was the groups only charting single in the U.S..
Tracklist: 01.Carol Douglas - I Got Your Body (4:49) 02.Carol Douglas - Got Ya Where I Want Ya (3:59) "I Got Your Body"/"Got Ya Where I Want Ya" is a 1983 single by American singer Carol Douglas whose hit "Doctor's Orders" (1974) was a pioneering track in the disco genre. "I Got Your Body"/"Got Ya Where I Want Ya" was a single taken from Carol Douglas sixth album "I Got Your Body". In the US the album was renamed "Love Zone" which became her last studio album to date.
Tracklist: 01.Cee Farrow - Should I Love You (12" Version) (7:20) 02.Cee Farrow - Should I Love You (Dub Version) (7:16) "Should I Love You" is a song by the German singer Cee Farrow, released in 1983 as the lead single from his debut album Red and Blue. It was written by Farrow and Lothar Krell, and produced by Andy Lunn. Released in North America only, the single reached No. 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained in the charts for six weeks. Having signed with Rocshire Records, Farrow recorded his debut album, Red and Blue, between March and December 1982 at Hotline Studios. Released in 1983, "Should I Love You" was issued as the first single from the album. It became a minor hit in October 1983 when it peaked at No. 82 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached No. 91 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles Chart. Shortly after the single and album's release, Rocshire began suffering legal issues when it was discovered that Rocshire had been financed by millions of dollars that Rocky Davis' wife, Shirley Davis, had embezzled from Hughes Aircraft while working as an accountant there. U.S. Federal Marshalls seized all of the label's assets, including master tapes, in January 1984. Farrow stepped away from the music business, but later made an attempt at a comeback with the 1991 single "Imagination". He died in 1993 in West Hollywood, California of a brain disease attributed to AIDS.
Tracklist: 01.Cheryl Lynn - Encore (Dance Version) (8:18) 02.Cheryl Lynn - Encore (Dance Version) (8:18) "Encore" is a 1984 R&B hit single for popular R&B/soul singer Cheryl Lynn. The song is written and produced by the highly successful Minneapolis funk duo, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Although the single peaked at sixty-nine on the Hot 100, it was the duo's first number one R&B hit as producers/writers and Lynn's second number one charting R&B single. It is the opening track to her album Preppie. The song was also a popular dance track, reaching number six on the US Dance chart. This US 12" promotional single contains the same track on both sides.
Tracklist: 01.Chris Rea - I Can Hear Your Heartbeat (New Re-edited Club Mix) (8:14) 02.Chris Rea - Let It Loose (Extended Club Mix) (5:42) "I Can Hear Your Heartbeat" is a 1983 single by English singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Rea, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing. The single was taken from Rea's fifth studio album Water Sign. In the UK "I Can Hear Your Heartbeat" peaked at #80, #15 in Belgium and #25 Netherlands the song also reached #46 in New Zealand.
Tracklist: 01.Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night (Extended Version) (5:17) 02.Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night (Edited Version) (3:54) "Sunglasses at Night" is a song by Canadian singer Corey Hart. It was released on January 21, 1984 as the first single from his debut album, 1983's First Offense, and became a hit single in the United States, rising to number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1984. The song combines an unflagging synthesizer hook, characteristic arpeggio, rock guitar and cryptic lyrics. AllMusic has since described it as "an instant classic with its distinctive melody and catchy chorus". According to co-producer Phil Chapman, the recording sessions for the album took place in a studio whose air conditioning/heating vents were directly above the mixing console. Air from the vents blew directly into the faces of the control room personnel, so they often wore sunglasses to protect their eyes. Hart, working on a new song, began to improvise lyrics that included the line "I wear my sunglasses at night." The music video, directed by Rob Quartly, shot at the Don Jail in Toronto, reflects the vision of a "fashion" police state, with scenes of Hart in a prison cell, without sunglasses, being strong-armed by police officers and paraded past various citizens wearing their regulation shades. Near the end of the video, Hart is taken to the office of a female police officer (who releases Hart in the song's end), played by Laurie Brown, who later became the host of The NewMusic as well as a VJ on MuchMusic. This video uses the shorter single version instead of the longer album version. On early Canadian pressings of the vinyl LP "First Offense" the shorter 3:54 version was used for the album version. Later pressings throughout the world used the 5:16 version as the LP version. Pretty sure I posted this maybe back in 2010 but removed it from the site. In any case this is a new transfer.
Tracklist: 01.Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya (Special Extended Version Remix) (4:38) 02.Culture Club - Man Shake (2:34) "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" was a hit single from Culture Club's Platinum-plus debut album Kissing to Be Clever. The 7" single was released only in North America, peaking at #9 in both the U.S. and #5 in Canada. In Australia, it was released in September 1983 as a Double A-side single with Karma Chameleon, peaking at #1 and receiving substantial airplay. With this single, in America, Culture Club was the first band to have three Top 10 singles from a debut album since The Beatles. Much like the group's two prior American hits, this song was aided by a hugely popular MTV music video.
Tracklist: 01.Daryl Hall & John Oates - Adult Education (Special Club Mix) (6:04) 02.Daryl Hall & John Oates - Adult Education (Special Rock Mix) (4:34) 03.Daryl Hall & John Oates - Maneater (4:30) "Adult Education" is a song by American duo Daryl Hall & John Oates, released as a single on February 18, 1984. The song is featured on the duo's second compilation album Rock 'n Soul Part 1 (1983). It was one of two new tracks that were recorded specifically for the compilation release and hit number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Tracklist: 01.David Bowie - China Girl (US 12") (5:32) 02.David Bowie - Shake It (Long Version) (5:21) "China Girl" is a song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appearing on Pop's album The Idiot . The song became more widely known when it was rerecorded by Bowie and released on his album Let's Dance (1983) and as a single. Paul Trynka, the author of David Bowie's biography, Starman, claims the song was inspired by Iggy Pop's infatuation with Kuelan Nguyen, a beautiful Vietnamese woman. The UK single release of Bowie's remake reached #2 for one week on 14 June 1983, behind "Every Breath You Take" by The Police, while the US release reached #10. david Bowie's version features guitar by Nile Rodgers and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The long version of "Shake It Up" is exclusive to vinyl.
Tracklist: 01.David Bowie - Let's Dance (Long Version) (7:38) 02.David Bowie - Let's Dance (Short Version) (4:09) 03.David Bowie - Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (5:10) "Let's Dance" is the title song from English singer-songwriter David Bowie's 1983 album of the same name. It was also released as the first single from that album in 1983, and went on to become one of his biggest-selling tracks. Nile Rodgers founder of the funk band Chic produced the single. Stevie Ray Vaughan played the guitar solo at the end of the song. The single was one of Bowie's fastest selling to date, entering the UK Singles Chart at number five on its first week of release, staying at the top of the charts for three weeks. Soon afterwards, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Bowie's second and last single to reach number 1 in the U.S. In Oceania, it narrowly missed topping the Australian charts, peaking at number two, but peaked at number one for 4 consecutive weeks in New Zealand. The b-side "Cat People (Putting Out Fire) is a re-recording of the 1981 track recorded for inclusion on the Let's Dance album.
Tracklist: 01.David Bowie - Modern Love (Studio Version) (4:47) 02.David Bowie - Modern Love (Live Version) (3:45) "Modern Love" is a song written and recorded by David Bowie, and the first track on his album Let's Dance. It was issued as the third single from the album in 1983. Bowie has claimed the song is inspired by Little Richard, and it maintains the album's theme of a struggle between God and man. Some commentators noted the similarities between the track and Elton John's near-simultaneous hit "I'm Still Standing", although both parties said the songs were recorded at roughly the same time with no knowledge of the other. By the time "Modern Love" was issued and edited as a single, Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour was underway. The track had become a popular encore on the tour, and Jim Yukich's video for the song used footage of Bowie and his band performing the song from concert in Philadelphia on 20 July 1983. A live version, recorded in Montreal on 13 July, was on the B-side. The single reached No. 2 in the UK, and No. 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100. As well as being a staple of the tour, it featured in Bowie's set at Live Aid in 1985, and in his subsequent Glass Spider and Sound+Vision tours of 1987 and 1990. A re-recording with Tina Turner was also featured on a Pepsi commercial in 1987.
Tracklist: 01.Dead Or Alive - I'd Do Anything (Megamix) (5:23) 02.Dead Or Alive - Anything (Dub) (4:24) 03.Dead Or Alive - Give It To Me (3:23) "I'd Do Anything" is a song written and recorded by English band Dead or Alive. It was co-produced by the band and Zeus B. Held and released in January 1984 as the third single from Dead or Alive's debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom. The song was the third consecutive single by Dead or Alive to miss the UK Top 75, hitting number seventy-nine in the UK Singles Chart. The band's fortunes would reverse with the release of their next single, a cover version of "That's the Way (I Like It)". Of note "Anything Dub" will not appear on the forthcoming Dead Or Alive box set "Sophisticatred Boom Box".
Tracklist: 01.Dead Or Alive - Misty Circles (7" Version) (3:48) 02.Dead Or Alive - Misty Circles (Instrumental) (3:42) "Misty Circles" is a song written and recorded by English band Dead or Alive. It was co-produced by the band and Zeus B. Held and released as the first single from Dead or Alive's debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom. The single became the group's first entry on the UK Singles Chart in June 1983, as well as their lowest peaking single, charting to #100. Also gaining play in U.S. clubs, it reached #4 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1983. The "Instrumental Version" was only issued on the UK 7" single and has never appeared on CD.
Tracklist: 01.Dead Or Alive - Misty Circles (Dance Mix) (9:14) 02.Dead Or Alive - Misty Circles (Dub Mix) (6:13) 03.Dead Or Alive - Selfish Side (2:35) "Misty Circles" is a song written and recorded by English New Wave/dance band Dead or Alive. It was co-produced by the band and Zeus B. Held and released as the first single from Dead or Alive's first album Sophisticated Boom Boom. "Misty Circles" was the first song to be released by Dead or Alive after being signed to a major label, Epic Records. The band's prior single releases were issued independently. This song was not very successful, but it managed to peak at number 100 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1984, the song was placed on the B-side of "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)". As both sides earned significant play in American nightclubs, they charted together as a double-sided hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at number four. The band performed it before a live audience on Razzmatazz, which features Pete Burns wearing a wardrobe similar to Boy George's, and thus created some temporary friction between the two singers in later years.
Tracklist: 01.Dead Or Alive - What I Want (Dance Mix) (6:13) 02.Dead Or Alive - The Stranger (Re-recorded Version) (4:53) "What I Want" is a song written and recorded by English band Dead or Alive. It was co-produced by the band and Zeus B. Held and released in August 1983 as the second single from Dead or Alive's debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom. The song reached #88 on the UK singles chart. This 12" contains the original 1983 "Dance Mix", in 1984 the song was re-released featuring a new "Dance Mix" on the a-side. Both the 1983 and 1984 12" singles contain the re-recorded version of "The Stranger" as the b-side. Also included with this release is a black and white fold-out poster.
Tracklist: 01.Debbie Harry - Rush, Rush (Special Extended Remix) (4:47) 02.Debbie Harry - Rush, Rush (Dub Mix) (4:41) "Rush Rush" is a song by American singer Debbie Harry. Released as a single in 1983, it is taken from the soundtrack album of the film Scarface (1983). "Rush Rush" was the first single Harry released after Blondie broke up in 1982, and was one of the several projects she worked on in between her first and second solo albums. It was Harry's second collaboration with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, the first being Blondie's 1980 number-one hit "Call Me" (from the 1980 movie American Gigolo). The song was a reference to drug use, "llello" being a Spanish colloquialism for cocaine. "Rush Rush" peaked at #105 on the US Billboard chart, but became a moderate US dance hit. The single also peaked at #87 in the UK. The song was also featured in the 2001 video game Grand Theft Auto III on the fictional in-game radio station "Flashback 95.6" (Flashback FM) alongside four other songs from the Scarface soundtrack. The song also appears in the 1986 Tom Hanks film The Money Pit.
Tracklist: 01.Diana Ross - Pieces Of Ice (Remixed Version) (7:16) 02.Diana Ross - Pieces Of Ice (Instrumental Version) (7:16) "Pieces of Ice" is a song written by Marc Jordan and John Capek and recorded by Diana Ross on the RCA label. It was released as a single in 1983. The first release off the singer's self-titled Ross album, it was the only simultaneous top forty single the singer scored on this album, which was one of her rare misses on the RCA label in the early-1980s. The song reached number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (#15 R&B) and #46 in the UK. It charted best in Norway, where it reached #8.
Tracklist: 01.Divine - Shake It Up (Vocal) (6:44) 02.Divine - Shake It Up (Instrumental) (4:05) "Shake It Up" is the fourth single from the album The Story So Far by Divine. "Shake It Up" became Divine's fourth and last single to chart on the Dutch Singles Chart. It debuted at #30 before climbing to and peaking at #13 in its third week. The song spent a total of 6 weeks on the chart. "Shake It Up" spent a total of 11 weeks on the German Singles Chart and peaked at #26. It spent one week at its peak. "Shake It Up" became Divine's second Top 40 single on the chart.
Tracklist: 01.Dolly Parton - Potential New Boyfriend (Long Version) (5:46) 02.Dolly Parton - Potential New Boyfriend (Instrumental) (5:49) 03.Dolly Parton - Potential New Boyfriend (Short Version) (3:48) "Potential New Boyfriend" is a song written by Steve Kipner and John Lewis Parker, and recorded by American entertainer Dolly Parton. The song peaked at number 20 on the U.S. country singles chart. It was released in May 1983 as the only single to be released from Parton's album Burlap & Satin. The song was also popular in discos and dance clubs, and in addition to the standard 45 RPM single, an extended-play dance remix single was released. The single was also accompanied by one of Parton's first music videos, which was directed by Steve Barron. The record is notable in being Parton's first song to be more successful on a chart other than country music, peaking at number 13 on Billboard magazine's Dance Chart.
Tracklist: 01.Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money (Special Long Version) (6:18) 02.Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money (Instrumental) (5:49) 16Bit "She Works Hard for the Money" is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her eleventh studio album of the same name. Written by Michael Omartian and Summer, the song was released as the lead single from thealbum in May 1983, by Mercury Records. It became a hit for Summer and is one of her signature songs, reaching number one for a three-week stay atop the Billboard R&B singles chart (her first since 1979), number three on the Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the Dance Club Play chart. The single ended up as Billboard's fifteenth-best performing song of 1983. Summer performed the song live as the opening of the 1984 Grammy Awards.
Tracklist: 01.Dragon - Rain (Dance Mix) (6:43) 02.Dragon - The Dreaded Moroxy Bind (Recorded Live) (3:19) 03.Dragon - Rain (Dub Mix) (6:54) "Rain" is a song by New Zealand band Dragon released in July 1983 as the first single ahead of their seventh studio album, Body and the Beat (June 1984). It is co-written by the group's brothers, Marc and Todd Hunter with Johanna Pigott, Todd's then-domestic partner. "Rain" peaked at number 2 and stayed in the Australian Kent Music Report singles chart for 26 weeks. The song reached number 88 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 charts in mid-1984. For the original single version the group's Kerry Jacobson had provided drums and percussion; he left the group in September 1983 and was replaced by Terry Chambers, who is shown in promotional material including cover art and music videos.
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know? (Monster Mix) (6:42) 02.Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know? (Short Mix) (4:09) 03.Duran Duran - Faith In This Colour (4:07) "Is There Something I Should Know?" is the eighth single by British band Duran Duran, released on 19 March 1983. The song was released as a stand-alone single and became the band's first UK number one record. It debuted in the number one position on the UK Singles Chart on 26 March 1983. The single also had great success in America, where it was released in late May: it reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 on 6 August 1983 and sold more than a million copies. "Is There Something I Should Know?" was recorded in London, with producer Ian Little in December 1982. Although generally regarded as a stand-alone single, it was added to the 1983 US re-issue of the band's 1981 debut album, Duran Duran. The first album on which the song featured in the UK was the inaugural Now That's What I Call Music compilation at the end of the year. The singles from the Duran Duran album did not receive much airplay in the United States on the album's first release; both the band and the New Romantic fashion style were unknown, and very few British bands were able to break into American radio at that time. However, by the end of 1982, the band's Rio album was rapidly climbing the American charts, fueled by saturation airplay of various Duran Duran videos on MTV. The band and their label, Capitol/EMI, decided to re-release the debut album in the United States with the inclusion of this newly recorded single. Because of the time limitations of vinyl records, the inclusion of "Is There Something I Should Know?" required the omission of the album track "To The Shore" on the reissue. "To The Shore" was reinstated on later compact disc pressings. "Is There Something I Should Know?" was the song Duran Duran used to open their 1983/84 Seven and the Ragged Tiger album tour shows with and also Duran Duran's charity concert at Aston Villa football ground 1983. In a retrospective review of the song, Allmusic journalist Donald A. Guarisco wrote that the lyrics "deal with a difficult romantic relationship in rather obtuse terms." Guarisco highlighted what he described as "odd turns of phrase" in the lyrics, such as: "and fiery demons all dance when you walk through that door/Don't say your easy on me 'cause you're about as easy as a nuclear war." Although Guarisco questioned the lyrics, he praised the melody in the song. He wrote: "The melody of 'Is There Something I Should Know?' is one of Duran Duran's catchiest, matching twisty verse melodies full of ear-catching hooks with a harmonized chorus. The B-side to "Is There Something I Should Know?" in Europe is the instrumental "Faith in this Colour". An "Alternate Slow Mix" of "Faith in this Colour" was used on the 7" single, some pressings of which included brief unauthorized sound samples from the movie Star Wars -- these were promptly withdrawn when copyright concerns were raised, although on the "Alternate Slow Mix" from the singles box set, the scene, in which Obi-Wan leaves to disable the tractor beam, can clearly be heard in the last minute. Duran Duran has not confirmed this, though. The mainly instrumental "Monster Mix" of "Is There Something I Should Know?" was completed by producers Ian Little and Alex Sadkin. In the US, the song "Careless Memories" is the B-side of "Is There Something I Should Know?".
Tracklist: 01.Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake (Super Mix) (6:23) 02.Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake (Single Version) (4:20) 03.Duran Duran - Secret Oktober (2:45) "Union of the Snake" is the ninth single by the English new wave band Duran Duran, released on 17 October 1983. "Union of the Snake" was the lead single from the band's third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger (1983), and preceded its release by one month. It was originally titled, "The Union at Stake", when the band were interviewed on The Oxford Road Show in March 1983 before their first performance of "Is there something I should know?" on U.K. television. It became one of Duran Duran's most popular singles, hitting number one on the US Cash Box and peaking at number three on both the US Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks at the end of 1983. Further chart movement was prevented by "Say Say Say" by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson and "Say It Isn’t So" by Daryl Hall and John Oates. It also reached number three on the UK Singles chart. After a songwriting session near Cannes in France, much of the band's third album was recorded at George Martin's AIR Studios on the Caribbean island of Montserrat with producer Alex Sadkin, then mixed at 301 Studios in Sydney. Mixing for "Union of the Snake" was done right up to the last minute before the tapes had to be turned over to EMI for pressing. Lyricist Simon Le Bon (notoriously reticent about explaining his oblique lyrics) hinted in the Duran Duran lyric book The Book of Words that the borderline might be one between the conscious and subconscious minds. In later interviews, he proclaimed that it was a reference to Tantric sex. Drummer Roger Taylor stated that the beat and drum track was based upon David Bowie's 1983 single "Let's Dance". The B-side to "Union of the Snake" was the atmospheric piece "Secret Oktober". Twenty-four hours before the master tapes of the single were to be delivered to EMI for distribution, singer Simon Le Bon and keyboardist Nick Rhodes wrote and mixed the B-side "Secret Oktober" in an all-night recording session. **The "Super Mix" contained on this Japan 12" single is also titled "Monkey Mix" on other releases.
Tracklist: 01.Eartha Kitt - Where Is My Man (Vocal) (6:25) 02.Eartha Kitt - Where Is My Man (Instrumental) (5:10) "Where Is My Man" is the title of a song from 1983 by the American singer and actress Eartha Kitt, which appeared on her 1984 album I Love Men The song was co-written by comedy writer Bruce Vilanch along with musicians and producers Fred Zarr and Jacques Morali. The song was first released in France as a single where it was wildly successful. The song features Kitt singing in a low, seductive-sounding voice. Included in the song are some sounds that have come to be associated with Kitt, including a purring sound similar to one she made while portraying Catwoman on the 1960s TV series Batman. The lyrics to the song detail specific things the singer expects to receive from her future lover, such as a trip to Saint-Tropez and shopping at Tiffany's. The title failed to find release in the United States until the producers' attorneys (the firm of Grubman, Indursky, Shindler) introduced the title to their client, New York based Streetwise Records. Streetwise Records released the title in late 1983 in the United States to the dance and club markets. It was Kitt's first recording released in the United States after her ostracism and self-imposed exile to Paris following her outspoken objection to the Vietnam War at a White House function in 1968, and it became her biggest-selling single in 30 years. In the United Kingdom, "Where Is My Man" reached the Top 40 on the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at #36. This was her first UK Hit single in 28 years, the previous chart entry, "Under The Bridges of Paris" dating from 1955. The single was also a hit in dance clubs around the world peaking at #5 in Sweden and #22 in Netherlands. In the US, the song made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at #7 and remaining on the survey for 14 weeks.
Tracklist: 01.Ebn-Ozn - AEIOU Sometimes Y (Long Version - Vocal) (7:38) 02.Ebn-Ozn - AEIOU Sometimes Y (Dub Version - Instrumental) (7:29) "AEIOU Sometimes Y" is the debut single by New York based synth pop duo Ēbn-Ōzn. "AEIOU" became an international MTV and dance club hit, reaching # 20 on the Billboard Club Chart. The single also received significant black radio play and remains a modern rock radio and 1980s music staple. AllMusic writes that the song "combines intelligence, melody, and weirdness in just the right doses. Accompanied by a video that featured a stream-of-consciousness rap about 'this incredible Swedish girl,' and with a more serious subtext about communication, it became a bizarre but deserved hit." Recorded in 1981, "AEIOU" has the distinction of being the first commercial single ever recorded entirely on a computer (a Fairlight CMI) in the United States and the subsequent album, Feeling Cavalier, the first such album. Ēbn-Ōzn's use of the Fairlight CMI's "sampling" functions makes them true pioneers of sampling, a music recording process, which was then revolutionary and is now common practice in 21st century sound music recording.
Tracklist: 01.Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue (Extended Version) (6:19) 02.Eddy Grant - Walking On Sunshine (American Version) (6:12) "Electric Avenue" is a song written, recorded and produced by Eddy Grant, who released it from his 1982 album Killer on the Rampage. In the United States, with the help of the MTV video he shot for it, it was one of the biggest hits of 1983. The song's title refers to Electric Avenue in the south London district of Brixton which was the first market street to be lit by electricity. According to Grant, he first became aware of the street's existence during a stint acting at the Black Theatre of Brixton. The area is now known for its high population of Caribbean immigrants. At the beginning of the 1980s, tensions over unemployment, racism and poverty culminated in the street events now known as the 1981 Brixton riot. Grant, horrified and enraged, wrote and composed the song in response; a year afterwards, the song was playing over the airwaves. Grant had left the UK shortly after the riots to live in Barbados: his most recent batch of songs had been lost in baggage transit, and "Electric Avenue" was one of the songs he wrote immediately afterwards to make up for the lost material. Grant initially released it as a single in 1983, and reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1983, CBS decided to launch the single in the U.S., where it spent five weeks at No. 2 on Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 charts and hit No. 1 in Cash Box Magazine. (It was kept out of the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 by a combination of two songs, "Flashdance... What a Feeling" by Irene Cara and that year's song of the summer, "Every Breath You Take" by The Police.) "Electric Avenue" was a hit on two other US charts: On the soul chart it went to No. 18, and on the dance charts, it peaked at No. 6. It was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best R&B Song of 1983, but lost to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean".
Tracklist: 01.Elton John - I'm Still Standing (Extended Version) (3:46) 02.Lord Choc Ice - Earn While You Learn (6:25) "I'm Still Standing" is a song on English pop-rock performer Elton John's 1983 album, Too Low for Zero. He sings about making a comeback despite problems in daily life. The video, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was shot in Cannes and Nice on the Cфte d'Azur in France and features the colours of the French flag. Bruno Tonioli, a judge on the hit shows Strictly Come Dancing for BBC (UK) and its American adaptation, Dancing with the Stars for ABC in the US, appears as one of the dancers in the video. The song became a big hit for John on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at #4 in the UK, reached #1 in Switzerland and #12 in the US. The b-side "Earn While You Learn" is an instrumental piece performed by Lord Choc Ice which is one of Elton John's aliases. The song did appear as a bonus track on the 1998 remastered CD version of "Too Low For Zero" which is now out of print.
Tracklist: 01.Endgames - Waiting For Another Chance (Vocal) (6:21) 02.Endgames - Waiting For Another Chance (Dub) (5:26) 03.Endgames - Desire (Vocal) (6:10) 04.Endgames - Desire (Dub) (6:23) "Waiting For Another Chance" is a 1983 single by Scottish new wave band Endgames. Taken from the groups debut album Building Beauty. "Waiting for Another Chance" was especially well received in Germany (No. 21 in September 1983) and the band toured in Europe with Howard Jones, Eurythmics, and Depeche Mode.
Tracklist: 01.Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again (Full Version) (5:09) 02.Eurythmics - This City Never Sleeps (Live Version) (5:32) 03.Eurythmics - Paint A Rumour (Long Version) (8:01) "Here Comes the Rain Again" is a 1984 song by British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart. The song was released as the third single in the UK from the album Touch and in the United States as the first single. It became Eurythmics' second Top 10 U.S. hit, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Here Comes the Rain Again" hit number eight in the UK Singles Chart, becoming their fifth consecutive Top 10 single in that country.
Tracklist: 01.Eurythmics - Right By Your Side (12:21) 02.Eurythmics - Right By Your Side (Special Mix) (1:00) 03.Eurythmics - Plus Something Else (5:30) "Right by Your Side" is a song by the British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, and produced by Stewart. The track was released as the second single in the UK from Eurythmics' third album Touch. "Right by Your Side" was something of a departure from previous Eurythmics songs, and is an uptempo love song which features a calypso music instrumental backdrop, complete with synthesized steel drum and marimba sounds and a horn section. "Right by Your Side" became the fourth consecutive Eurythmics single to hit the Top 10 of the UK singles chart during 1983. It also climbed to number 29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. "Plus Someting Else" is an instrumental/dub mix of the song "Regrets"; this version was included as a bonust track on the 2005 CD remaster of the album Touch. Shemefully the CD version does not include the full outro and is faded out nearly ten seconds early.
Tracklist: 01.Eurythmics - Who's That Girl (Remix) (6:53) 02.Eurythmics - Aqua (4:36) 03.Eurythmics - Jennifer (5:04) "Who's That Girl?" is a 1983 song recorded by the British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by bandmembers Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart. "Who's That Girl?" was the first single released in the UK from Eurythmics' third album Touch. The track is a heavily-synthesized ballad in which Lennox takes the role of a suspicious woman demanding to know with whom her lover has been seen associating. The song became Eurythmics' third Top 10 single in the UK singles chart, peaking at number three. In the United States, "Who's That Girl?" was released as the second single from the album, following the Top 10 hit "Here Comes the Rain Again". It climbed to number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Tracklist: 01.Falco - Der Kommissar (The Commissioner) (3:46) 02.Falco - Auf Der Flucht (On The Run) (4:11) 03.Falco - Helden Von Heute (Today's Heroes) (4:05) "Der Kommissar" is a song first recorded by Falco in Austria in 1981. Originally written by producer Robert Ponger for Reinhold Bilgeri, Bilgeri turned it down as he felt the song was too soft, so Falco reworked the song for himself instead. Falco wanted to release "Helden von heute" as the main side (A-side), but the record company wanted "Der Kommissar" ("the commissioner" or police captain) to be released, because they felt it had more potential. The record company decided upon a double A-side release and was vindicated when "Der Kommissar" reached No. 1 in German-speaking countries in January 1982. After this big success, Falco's management decided to release "Der Kommissar" (as an A-side) in other countries as well. In the United States and the United Kingdom, Falco's hit didn't fare as well, despite topping charts throughout Europe and Scandinavia during spring and summer 1982. In the summer of 1982 the British rock band After the Fire recorded an English version of the song, also called "Der Kommissar", and released it as a single, but the record floundered. Coming off a tour opening for Van Halen, After the Fire was working on material for a new album when in December 1982 the group announced onstage during a concert that they were breaking up. Both the After the Fire and Falco versions were rising on the Canadian charts at the time, but neither had cracked the U.S. pop charts. One of the songs recorded for the b-side side of the record, the pop-rock "Helden von heute" (meaning "heroes of today"), is a tribute to David Bowie's "Heroes". Recorded in Berlin, Germany, Falco claimed in an interview that he went to Berlin to follow the "tracks" left there by David Bowie, with his albums Heroes and Low. "Der Kommissar (The Commissioner)" only reached No. 74 in the US Cash Box Charts in 1983. and did not even chart in the UK, but Falco would break through with major hits in those countries two albums later, with "Rock Me Amadeus" and "Vienna Calling" in 1986.
Tracklist: 01.Falco - On The Run (Auf Der Flucht) (Specially Remixed Version) (4:33) 02.Falco - Maschine Brennt (Specially Remixed Version) (4:55) "On the Run" (also known as Auf der Flucht) is a 1982 double A-side single by the Austrian musician Falco that was released as a promotional single in France, Canada and the US. It was produced in 1981 in Berlin, Germany, by Robert Ponger. On the other side of the single, there is another song called Maschine brennt, the double a-side single "On the run/Maschine brennt" peaked at number nine in the US Hot Dance Club Play chart. In European countries (except France), the single wasn't released as a double A-side, which meant the next single after "Der Kommissar" became "Maschine brennt" instead (that didn't include "Auf der Flucht") in case of Falco's home country Austria. In Austria and Norway, the song peaked at number four in the official charts. In Finland, it reached number seven, in Germany number ten, in Spain number 34, and in the Netherlands number 49.
Tracklist: 01.Fashion - Eye Talk (Mutant Version) (9:14) 02.Fashion - Slow Down (4:48) 03.Fashion - Eye Talk (Talk) (2:43) Fashion were another Totally Obscure 80s band who reigned from Birmingham, England. In 1983 they released "Eye Talk" as the first single from their third studio album "Twilight Of Idols" produced by Zeus B. Held and their only to feature singer/songwriter Alan Darby. "Eye Talk" reached number 69 on the U.K. singles chart in February 1984.
Tracklist: 01.Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven (Extended Remixed Version) (5:51) 02.Fiction Factory - Everyone But You (3:30) 03.Fiction Factory - This Is (3:02) "(Feels Like) Heaven" is a song and single by the Scottish music group Fiction Factory. It was released as a single at the end of 1983 and in 1984 on their debut album Throw The Warped Wheel Out. It is a regular feature on 1980s and New Wave compilations. It was a major hit in Switzerland, reaching #2 on the Swiss singles chart. In the UK, the single peaked at #6. Other chart positions include #14 in Sweden and #20 in Austria.
Tracklist: 01.Fiction Factory - Ghost Of Love (Special Dance Mix) (4:50) 02.Fiction Factory - The Other Side Of Grey (4:14) 03.Fiction Factory - Old Game Blue Flame (2:53) "Ghost of Love" is the second single from New Wave band Fiction Factory which appeared on the band's debut album, Throw the Warped Wheel Out. The single was the last charting single for the band, peaking at #64 in the UK. It was written solely by lead singer Kevin Patterson.
Tracklist: 01.Friends Again - State Of Art (Extended Mix) (6:05) 02.Friends Again - Winked At (3:59) 03.Friends Again - State Of Art (Instrumental) (3:59) "State Of Art" is a 1983 single by Scottish new wave pop group Friends Again. They were formed by members Chris Thomson and Paul McGeechan, together with Neil Cunningham, James Grant and Stuart Kerr. They released a self-titled EP in 1984, which peaked at No. 59 on the UK Singles Chart. They then recorded their debut album, Trapped & Unwrapped (1984). After the demise of the band, Grant went on to form Love and Money in 1985 along with McGeechan and Kerr, while Thomson formed The Bathers. "State Of Art" was produced by Bob Sargeant who also produced acts such as The Adventures, Haircut One Hunfred, Fine Young Cannibals and others.
Tracklist: 01.Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed (Special Club Remix) (6:07) 02.Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed (Single Version) (2:53) 03.Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed (URDU Version) (3:51) "Our Lips Are Sealed" is a song co-written by Jane Wiedlin, guitarist for The Go-Go's, and Terry Hall, singer for The Specials and Fun Boy Three. It was first recorded by The Go-Go's as the opening track on their album Beauty and the Beat (1981) and was their debut American single in June 1981. The following year, co-writer Terry Hall re-recorded the song with his own band, Fun Boy Three. It was included on their second album Waiting and reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart and was the last single to chart in the UK, before their split later in 1983. Backing vocals were provided by Mo-dettes drummer June Miles-Kingston, who also played drums on the single and the Waiting LP.
Tracklist: 01.Genesis - Mama (Long Version) (7:28) 02.Genesis - It's Gonna Get Better (Long Version) (6:25) "Mama" was the first single from Genesis' 1983 self-titled album. It is recognizable for its harsh drum machine introduction composed by Mike Rutherford, which leads into minimalist synthesizer lines in minor keys and finally Phil Collins' reverb-laden voice. It remains the band's most successful single in the UK, reaching No.4 on the UK Singles Chart. It also made the top 10 in Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Ireland and the Netherlands. It was less popular in the United States, only reaching No.73 on the Billboard Hot 100. A 1992 re-release of the single managed to scrape into the Top 40 in Germany. A live drum kit, modified with the "gated reverb" effect, is used in the final verse. The song resurfaced in 2007 as part of the Turn It On Again tour, albeit transposed down a tone to account for the deepening of Phil Collins' voice as he grew older. The song's theme involves a young man's longing for a particular prostitute. On the DVD The Genesis Songbook, the band and producer Hugh Padgham revealed that the inspiration for Collins's laugh came from rap music pioneer Grandmaster Flash's song "The Message".
Tracklist: 01.Girls Can't Help It - Baby Doll (5:47) 02.Girls Can't Help It - Baby Doll (Instrumental) (5:35) "Daby Doll" is a single recorded by British female trio Girls Can't Help It. "Baby Doll" was produced by Colin Campsie and George McFarlane who make up the duo Giant Steps. Girls Can't Help It signed a deal with Sire records but only released two single and a five track mini-lp titled "Pure Wild".
Tracklist: 01.Grace Jones - Living My Life (Long Version) (7:43) 02.Grace Jones - Living My Life (Dub Version) (4:16) "Living My Life" is a Grace Jones song released as a single in 1983. The track was originally recorded for the album of the same name, but for unknown reasons it did not make the final cut. It received a scarce 1983 release as a UK white label single and was officially released only in Portugal. A remixed version was released as the B-side to the UK reissue single of "Love Is the Drug" in 1986. The original long and dub versions are yet to be reissued on CD.
Tracklist: 01.Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny (Dance) (4:25) 02.Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny (3:43) 03.Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny (Bon Temps) (3:23) "Shiny Shiny" is a song written by, and recorded by the British pop band Haysi Fantayzee. It was their third single taken from the groups only album Battle Hymns for Children Singing. The single was the band's second top twenty hit in the UK peaking at #16 and #74 on the US Billboard Hot 100 their only US entry.
Tracklist: 01.Helen Reddy - Imagination (Extended Version) (5:24) 02.Helen Reddy - Imagination (4:12) "Imagination" was a new wave synth-pop tune released as the second single from the fourteenth studio album of the same name by Australian-American pop singer Helen Reddy. The single along with the album were both recieved poorly due to MCA Records lack of promotion for the album and it's singles. "Imagination" failed to have any chart impact. A nusic video was filmed for the new wave flavored song by Reddy's daughter Traci who had just graduated from USC film school. With the help of her classmates and a loan from the bank, she made a most imaginative film out of "Imagination" for only $15,000."
Tracklist: 01.Hilary - Kinetic (Extended Remix Version) (5:14) 02.Hilary - Drop Your Pants (3:31) 03.Hilary - I Live (4:27) 04.Hilary - Goose Step Two Step (3:41) "Kinetic" is the debut and only release by Hilary Blake, known professionally as Hilary, a singer-songwriter/performer from Los Angeles. She was born in 1950 and died in July 2007. Blake sang with madrigal groups at Shakespeare festivals in England and studied acting with Agnes Moorehead at age 11. In 1978 she matched free verse poetry with synthesizers and drum machines to produce her signature sound. In 1982 she met up with producer Steve Hague and pressed 1000 copies of 12" vinyl "Kinetic b/w "I Live" for Sirus Records. Kinetic was voted "Screamer of Week" by listeners of Long Island radio station WLIR on January 2, 1983. and received modest airplay on her hometown station KROQ-FM. Kinectic was also played in New York dance clubs. I Live was played on college radio stations. Later in the year Blake released a 4-song EP entitled Kinetic for Backstreet Records which was also produced by Hague. The song Kinetic was about her hopes that awareness of changing cellular structure would help the human species to survive. Drop Your Pants was Blake's attempt to show how "ridiculous" the fear of sex in United States was. On August 4 it became her second song to be named "Screamer of the Week" by WLIR listeners. This song was also mentioned in an edition of The Guide to Getting it On by Paul Joannides. I Live was a song about "the ordinary – living in the house of your own making" which Blake found to be profound. Goose Step reflected Blake's fear that the Nazi Party would reemerge. She was buried at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
Tracklist: 01.Hot Ice - Theme From Friday The 13th Part 3 (Extended Version) (5:18) 01.Hot Ice - Rock Bottom (5:18) "Theme From Friday The 13th Part 3" is a song written by American film composer and jazz-soloist Henry Manfredini and American producer, arranger, conductor, keyboardist and songwriter,Michael Zager. The disco flavored theme was written for the third installment of the popular Friday The 13th film series which was filmed in 3D. The track was performed by the short lived disco group Hot Ice. Complete with spooky synths a killer bass line and Jason Vorhees signature chi chi chi, ha ha ha. Go ahead listen if you dare.
Tracklist: 01.Howard Jones - What Is Love? (Extended Version) (6:32) 02.Howard Jones - It Just Doesn't Matter (3:35) 03.Howard Jones - Hunt The Self (Recorded Live At The Marquee) (5:40) "What Is Love?" was the 2nd single by musician Howard Jones. Released in November 1983, from the album Human's Lib, it reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming the singer's highest chart placing to date. In the US it peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the summer of 1984. The song was originally entitled "Love?" on the demo tape which Howard Jones recorded in 1982, which itself was available at his gigs. Howard Jones also used the question mark motif around this time on posters advertising his gigs; posters which also hung behind him on stage at his early 1980s Marquee Club appearances and which read simply "Howard Jones?". The song was used in the 1984 film Supergirl.
Tracklist: 01.Icehouse - Hey Little Girl (6:11) 02.Icehouse - Hey Little Girl (Dub Version) (6:13) "Hey Little Girl" is a single released by Australian band, Icehouse, the second single from the band's 1982 album, Primitive Man. It was released in October, 1982, on Regular Records in 7" and 12" Vinyl Single formats. UK and Europe releases by Chrysalis Records were also on 7" and 12" formats, but with different track listings. The single was then released in the US in 1983 on same formats. "Hey Little Girl" features Iva Davies using the Linn drum machine - the first for an Australian recording. It peaked at number seven on the Australian singles chart and #2 in Switzerland, #5 in Germany, Top 20 in UK Sweden and Netherlands, and #31 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
Tracklist: 01.Industry - State Of The Nation (Album Version) (4:31) 02.Industry - State Of The Nation (Single Version) (3:40) "State of the Nation" is a song by American new wave band Industry taken from their final studio album Stranger to Stranger. The song peaked at #10 in Sweden and #1 in Italy. It also became a big hit in the Philippines. In the US, the song peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, December 1983. The song's stinging anti-war lyrics made the track thought-provoking as well as catchy. "State of the Nation" wasn't Industry's only contribution to the pop world, but they aren't remembered for anything else. Comprised of Jon Carin (synthesizer/keyboards/vocals), Mercury Caronia (synthesizer/percussion/drums), Rudy Perrone (guitar/bass/vocals), and Brian Unger (guitar/vocals), Industry formed in New York. In 1983, the group released an EP; it was followed by a full-length album, Stranger to Stranger, on Capitol Records in 1984. "State of the Nation" was a hit in dance clubs, especially in Asia. Stranger to Stranger was Industry's only LP. During the band's Fab Four-esque popularity in the Philippines, rumors flew that most of the group perished in a plane crash, but it was never confirmed. On July 13, 1985, Carin played keyboards for Bryan Ferry at Live Aid. Carin has also worked with Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townsend, the Psychedelic Furs, and Corey Hart. In 1998, Carin recorded Meat the Honky with Honky Tonk, a band formed by former Love Spit Love guitarist Richard Fortus. Carin was also Roger Waters' keyboardist for his 1999 tour.
Tracklist: 01.Industry - Still Of The Night (Special Extended Night Mix) (6:14) 02.Industry - Still Of The Night (Dub Version) (4:40) 03.Industry - Still Of The Night (Edit Version) (4:13) "Still Of The Night" was the second single taken from the debut album Stranger To Stranger by American new wave band Industry. The music video for the song recieved heavy airplay on MTV but the single failed to have any chart success. The song was released as a 7" in Italy and a 12" promo in the US which featured remixes by French producer and DJ François Kevorkian this would be the only official remixes released by the band.
Tracklist: 01.Intaferon - Getoutoflondon (Intacontinentalballisticmix) (8:01) 02.Intaferon - Getoutoflondon (3:25) "Get Out Of london" also known as"Getoutoflondon" was a 1983 single by short-lived English new wave duo Intaferon, consisting of Simon Fellowes and Simon Gillham. "Get Out of London" was produced by Martin Rushent peaking at #93 on the UK singles chart in October 1983. Intaferon released three singles before disappearing. Simon Fellowes released two albums under the name Simon F. The duo's Singles were often featured on the channel four show Max Headroom.
Tracklist: 01.INXS - Black And White (Extended Version) (4:54) 02.INXS - Long In Tooth (3:39) 03.INXS - Any Day But Sunday (4:23) "Dance" is a 1983 Australia only 12" released by Australian new wave band INXS. The 12" includes an extended version of the single "Black And White" from the LP "Shabooh Shoobah" the song reached #24 on the Australian singles chart. Also included is "Long In Tooth" which appeared as the b-side of the North American release of the single "Don't Change". The stand out for this release is "Any Day But Sunday" which is exclusive to this 12". In the US a similiar release was issued titled "Dekadance" which included an alternate track list. "Dance" is by far the harder to find since it was only issued in Australia.
Tracklist: 01.INXS - The One Thing (Extended Version) (6:10) 02.INXS - Black And White (Extended Version) (4:56) "The One Thing" is a song by Australian rock group INXS, released in July 1982 as the first single ahead of their third studio album, Shabooh Shoobah, which appeared in October that year. In January 1982 INXS toured New Zealand as support act for Cold Chisel. Band manager Murphy, became convinced their future no longer lay with Deluxe Records. RCA (who distributed Deluxe) had employed music lover Rockin' Rod Woods, who had been promoting Eric Clapton, Split Enz and some of the worlds biggest acts. Woods was passionate about the band and brought key music people along to their gigs. He encouraged RCA to sign them worldwide because Murphy had played him some demos of future songs. Deluxe had been unable to attract international interest, and the band decided to record a new song at their own expense, with Mark Opitz at Paradise Studios. The resultant single, "One Thing", peaked at number 14 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart. Due to the success of the song Murphy hired Opitz to produce three more songs. Murphy also approached WEA Australia with copies of the song, leading to INXS signing a recording deal in July 1982 with WEA for releases in Australia, South East Asia, Japan and New Zealand, Atco Records (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records) for North America and Polygram for Europe and the UK. Shabooh Shoobah was released in the United States in February 1983 and peaked at number 46 on the Billboard 200 album chart. "The One Thing" brought INXS their first Top 40 hit in the US, reaching number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May-June 1983. It was a big hit on album-oriented rock radio, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart, and was also a top 20 hit in Canada.
Tracklist: 01.Irene Cara - Breakdance (Extended Remix) (5:25) 02.Irene Cara - Breakdance (Extended Dubb) (4:24) "Breakdance" is a song written by Giorgio Moroder, Irene Cara, and Bunny Hull and performed by Cara. It reached #8 on the Billboard pop chart, #13 on the US dance chart, #23 on the US R&B chart, #4 in South Africa and #88 on the UK Singles Chart in 1984. The song was featured on her 1983 album, What a Feelin'. The song was produced by Giorgio Moroder.
Tracklist: 01.Irene Cara - Flashdance... What A Feeling (Remix) (7:15) 02.Irene Cara - Flashdance... What A Feeling (Instrumental) (8:05) "Flashdance... What a Feeling" is a song from the 1983 film Flashdance, written by Giorgio Moroder (music), Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (lyrics), and performed by Cara. The song is in the key of B♭ Major and has a tempo of 122 beats per minute. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 issue dated May 28, 1983, spending six weeks atop the chart. On July 9, it was succeeded by "Every Breath You Take" by the Police and spent the rest of the month in the top three. It spent 14 weeks in the top 10, thus making it the longest-running top-10 single of 1983. The song was ranked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart of 1983. In 2008, the song was ranked at number 26 on Billboard's All Time Top 100, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100. In the United Kingdom, the song spent one week at number two on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending July 9, 1983, behind "Baby Jane" by Rod Stewart. In addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Cara's only number-one song, it earned a platinum record, the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2004, it was placed at number 55 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.
Tracklist: 01.Irene Cara - Why Me? (12" Mix) (7:03) 02.Irene Cara - Why Me? (Instrumental Dubb) (4:48) "Why Me?" is a song written by Giorgio Moroder, Irene Cara, and Keith Forsey and performed by Irene Cara. The song was the first official single to be lifted from Cara's 1983 album, What a Feelin', although the album also featured the worldwide number one single "Flashdance... What a Feeling", which had been released six months earlier. "Why Me?" continued Cara's run of hit singles, reaching the Top 20 on the Hot 100. It was even more successful in Australia and several European countries, where it peaked within the Top 5.
Tracklist: 01.Jermaine Stewart - The Word Is Out (Extended Version) (6:48) 02.Jermaine Stewart - The Word Is Out (Dub Version) (6:58) "The Word Is Out" is the debut single by American male R&B singer Jermaine Stewart (September 7, 1957 – March 17, 1997) taken from the album of the same name. "The Word Is Out" peaked at #41 on March 30, 1985 after spending fifteen weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song also reched #17 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in January 1985 spending nineteen weeks on that survey.
Tracklist: 01.Julie Brown - I Like 'Em Big And Stupid (2:41) 02.Julie Brown - Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun (4:40) 03.Julie Brown - I Like 'Em Big And Stupid (Extended Dance Mix) (5:00) "I Like 'Em Big and Stupid" was the debut single by comedian and singer Julie Brown. It was self-released by Brown in 1983 in 12-inch and 7-inch vinyl formats. The song is a 1980s-style pop song with comedic lyrics about the protagonist's desire for a handsome, hunky muscle-stud who is not very bright (or as she sings, "Superman with a lobotomy"). The 12-inch version contained an extended dance mix and the B-side on all releases, "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun", was played on The Dr. Demento Show, and received airplay on Top 40 and Modern Rock stations around the US in 1984. Both songs appeared that year on Brown's next release, Goddess in Progress. Brown re-recorded the song for her 1987 album Trapped in the Body of a White Girl, and it was filmed for inclusion in Earth Girls Are Easy, but this sequence was ultimately removed from the movie (the scene is included in the DVD extras) though it is heard playing in the background during a scene in the film. Additionally, Brown performed the song in the stage version of Earth Girls. The cover of the single is a pastiche of the back cover of Madonna's Like a Virgin record. Brown would go on to be known for making fun of Madonna, particularly in her scathing mockumentary Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful. **The b-side shows just how much life has changed since the song was recorded. In today's gun violence culture "Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun" would have never been recorded or even played on mainstream radio.
Tracklist: 01.Kajagoogoo - Ooh To Be Ah (The Construction Mix) (6:38) 02.Kajagoogoo - Ooh To Be Ah (3:36) 03.Kajagoogoo - Interview Rooms (3:23) "Ooh to Be Ah" is a song by English band Kajagoogoo, released in 1983 as the second single from their debut album White Feathers, and was produced by Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes and producer Colin Thurston. It was the band's second biggest hit, peaking for two weeks at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the follow-up single to "Too Shy" and describes the fact that the clothes you wear do not make you famous.
Tracklist: 01.Kajagoogoo - Too Shy (American Midnight Mix) (5:47) 02.Kajagoogoo - Take Another View (4:32) 03.Kajagoogoo - Too Shy (Midnight Mix) (5:23) "Too Shy" is a song written and recorded by English band Kajagoogoo, released January 22, 1983. The first single from their debut album White Feathers, the song was an immediate hit and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks. It was also very successful in other European countries, spending five weeks at number one in Germany, and reaching number two in Switzerland, and number four in Sweden, Austria and the Netherlands. Assisted by heavy rotation on MTV, the song later became a success in the United States, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Too Shy" is Kajagoogoo's only significant hit in the US, where the band is widely regarded as a one-hit wonder. In the UK, however, Kajagoogoo had further hits, including two more top 10 singles: "Ooh to Be Ah" and "Big Apple", both in 1983. "Too Shy" was written by Kajagoogoo and produced by Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes and Colin Thurston, the latter of whom had produced Duran Duran's first two albums. In 2006, "Too Shy" was ranked number 27 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's and number 9 on VH1's "100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s." There are two different versions of the "Midnight Mix" one is the "American Midnight Mix" 5:47 which was issued after the single was released in North America making it the second mix. The original "Midnight Mix" 5:23 was issued in Europe upon the single's initial release. I have included it here as a bonus track which I lifted from the UK 12".
Tracklist: 01.Kate Garner - Love Me Like A Rocket (Megamix) (6:01) 02.Kate Garner - Love Me Like A Rocket (Psychomix) (5:42) "Love Me Like A Rocket" is a 1983 single by Kate Garner a member of new wave band Haysi Fantayzee. When they split, she briefly embarked on a solo career. Produced by Torch Song which included William Orbit "Love Me Like A Rocket" was the only single Garner released. The single failed to chart. She achieved greater fame as a celebrity photographer, with her first major attention garnered from the album cover of Sinéad O'Connor's "The Lion And The Cobra". This single was William Orbit's first production job.
Tracklist: 01.KC - Give It Up (5:18) 02.KC - Give It Up (Instrumental) (3:30) "Give It Up" was a UK number one single for three weeks in August 1983 for KC & the Sunshine Band, although it was simply credited as KC in many countries, including the US. It went on to become the 18th best-selling single of the year in the UK. It was the last and most successful of the act's 10 hits in the UK, and was somewhat of a comeback hit in the United States. Following the backlash against many disco artists on the charts in the early 1980s, the song peaked at #18 in the US in January 1984.
Tracklist: 01.Kim Wilde - Love Blonde (12" Version) (4:59) 02.Kim Wilde - Love Blonde (7" Version) (3:36) 03.Kim Wilde - Can You Hear It (4:15) "Love Blonde" is the first single from the Kim Wilde album Catch as Catch Can, released in 1983. The song sold moderately, restoring some of the ground lost from her previous release "Child Come Away" and is reputedly about Wilde herself. It features Gary Barnacle on saxophone. It marked the first occasion where Wilde released a 12" extended version of one of her singles, and the first time she released a 12" single in her home country (she had previously released 12" singles in Europe, but merely featuring the normal version of the single). The UK edition of the 12" single included a free poster. The version on the 7" single was slightly shorter than that on the original LP. "Love Blonde" peaked at #23 on the UK singles chart.
Tracklist: 01.Kraftwerk - Tour De France (French Version) (6:45) 02.Kraftwerk - Tour De France (Remix) (6:47) "Tour de France" is a song by Kraftwerk. It was first issued in June 1983, peaking at number 22 in the UK singles chart. It is notable for the use of sampled voices and mechanical sounds associated with cycling that were used to supplement a simple electro-percussion pattern – an approach Kraftwerk have used on earlier tracks such as "Metal on Metal" (from Trans-Europe Express) and "Numbers" (from Computer World). The music is credited to Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider and Karl Bartos; the lyrics are credited to Ralf Hütter and Maxime Schmitt, a French label associate of the band. The melody appears to quote a fragment of the opening section of Paul Hindemith's “Sonata for Flute and Piano” (“Heiter Bewegt”). For Kraftwerk, Tour De France was a departure from the technological tone of the two previous albums, The Man-Machine and Computer World. Instead, the song is a joie de vivre celebration of cycling, marking the group's increasing interest in the sport. Of the current line-up, Ralf Hütter and Fritz Hilpert have been known to take part in cycling events. The track was originally recorded with the intention of being included on the subsequently abandoned Techno Pop album. The single was originally released on seven and twelve inch vinyl, and as a cassette-single. It has the most complicated set of variants of any Kraftwerk song, having been variously edited and remixed to the point that there is no completely definitive version. The sleeve design depicted the band on road bikes in a paceline, superimposed across an angled representation of the French national flag. The design was adapted from an image that had appeared on a 1953 Hungarian postage stamp, one of a sport-themed set commemorating the opening the Népstadion (People's Stadium) in Budapest. The piece was also included in the 1984 film Breakin', also known as Breakdance internationally. Although the song did appear briefly in the film, Kraftwerk did not let the song appear on the movie soundtrack; instead, a cover version of the song was released by a group called "10 Speed".
Tracklist: 01.Le Show - Super D.J. (Remix) (5:35) 02.Le Show - Super D.J. (Studio) (4:45) "Super D.J." is a 1983 electro track by Canadian group Le Show formed in 1978 in Montreal, Quebec. The group consisted of Mike Dinardo (drums), Jules Francis (keyboards), Pierre Gauthier (guitar), keyboards), Claude Laferrière (bass guitar), Michel Saint-Clair (vocals). "Super D.J." was taken from the groups second album Fièvre d'amour and became one of the first electro success in Québec.
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.Level 42 - Micro-Kid (Extended Version) (8:12) 02.Level 42 - The Chinese Way (New York Remix) (7:22) 03.Level 42 - Turn It On (Live Version) (5:27) "Micro-kid" is a single released in 1983 by the British musical group Level 42 from their fourth studio album Standing in the Light. It reached #37 on the UK single charts. This song is included on the Level 42 collections Level Best, The Very Best of Level 42 and The Definitive Collection.
Tracklist: 01.Limahl - Only For Love (Dance Mix) (6:39) 02.Limahl - Only For Love (Dub Mix) (4:39) 03.Limahl - Only For Love (Instrumental Mix) (6:25) "Only For Love" is the debut single by former Kajagoogoo singer Limahl, following being fired from the group by his bandmates in 1983. The song was featured in the first UK version of Now That's What I Call Music, and later included on Limahl's 1984 debut solo album, Don't Suppose. The song became his first UK Top 20 hit, peaking at No. 16 on the UK Singles Chart. It remains his second most popular single in the UK as a solo act (the first being "The Neverending Story"). The song also reached No. 5 in Switzerland, No. 9 in Austria and No. 51 in the U.S.. Limahl performed the song with Beth Anderson on the TV show American Bandstand on March 9, 1985. The song also played a part in the singer meeting producer Giorgio Moroder, while he was performing the song at a rock festival in Tokyo the following year. Moroder would help Limahl reach greater international success later in his career.
Tracklist: 01.Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road (2:12) "Holiday Road" is a 1983 single written and recorded by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. The song was featured in the 1983 film National Lampoon's Vacation and was played during the opening titles. The song was also used in the sequels National Lampoon's European Vacation and Vegas Vacation. The song peaked at #82 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1983.
Tracklist: 01.Madness - Our House (Special Remix - Extended Dance Version) (4:59) 02.Madness - Mad House (Our House Instrumental Dub Version) (4:35) "Our House" is a song by English ska and pop band Madness. It was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album, The Rise & Fall, on 12 November 1982. The song charted within the top ten in multiple countries and won Best Pop Song at the May 1983 Ivor Novello Awards. Released in November 1982, it peaked at #5 in the UK singles chart. In 1983, "Our House" was their biggest hit in the US, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. On the US dance chart the song peaked at #21. Though Madness produced many successful singles over a period of 20 years especially in their native United Kingdom, the enormous American popularity of "Our House" means that they are often regarded as a one hit wonder in the US (though their version of "It Must Be Love" also subsequently entered the US top 40).
Tracklist: 01.Madonna - Burning Up (12" Version) (5:55) 02.Madonna - Physical Attraction (Album Version) (6:36) "Burning Up" is a song by American singer Madonna from her 1983 eponymous debut album. It was released as the album's second single on March 9, 1983, in some countries as a double-A side single with "Physical Attraction", another song from the album. The song was presented as an early recorded demo by Madonna to Sire Records who green-lighted the recording of the single after the first single "Everybody" became a dance hit. Madonna collaborated with Reggie Lucas, who produced the single while John Benitez provided the guitar riffs and backing vocals. Musically, the song incorporates instrumentation from bass guitar, synthesizers and drums, and the lyrics talk of the singer's lack of shame in declaring her passion for her lover. Released with "Physical Attraction" on the B side, the song was given mixed reviews from contemporary critics and authors, who noted the song's darker, urgent composition while praising its dance beats. The single failed to do well commercially anywhere, except the dance chart in the United States, where it peaked at #3, and the Australian charts, where it was a top 20 hit. After a number of live appearances in clubs to promote the single, it was added to the set-list of the 1985 Virgin Tour. An electric guitar version was performed on the 2004 Re-Invention World Tour and the 2015–2016 Rebel Heart Tour. The accompanying music video of the song portrayed Madonna in the classic submissive female positions, while writhing in passion on an empty road, for her lover who appeared to come from her behind on a car. The video ended showing Madonna driving the car instead, thereby concluding that she was always in charge. Many authors noted that the "Burning Up" music video was a beginning of Madonna's depiction of her taking control of a destabilized male sexuality.
Tracklist: 01.Madonna - Holiday (Edit) (4:05) 02.Madonna - I Know It (3:44) "Holiday" is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her eponymous debut album Madonna (1983). Sire Records released it as the album's third single in September 7, 1983. Written by Curtis Hudson and Lisa Stevens of Pure Energy, the track was offered to Madonna by her producer John "Jellybean" Benitez when she was looking for a potential hit track to include in her debut album. After accepting the song, she and Benitez worked on it and altered its composition by the addition of a piano solo performed by their friend, Fred Zarr. "Holiday" features instrumentation from guitars, electronic handclaps, a cowbell, and a synthesized string arrangement, while its lyrics speak about the universal sentiment of taking a holiday. Universally acclaimed by critics, the song became Madonna's first mainstream hit single in the United States, peaking at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became her first top-ten single in several countries, including Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Tracklist: 01.Magda Layna - When Will I See You Again (6:08) 02.Magda Layna - When Will I See You Again (Instrumental) (6:08) 03.Magda Layna - When Will I See You Again (Elevator Mix) (2:08) "When Will I See You Again" is a song written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and originally recorded by American Soul group The Three Degrees in 1974. The song was one of the most successful recordings of the "Philly Soul" era. Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the song was placed on the list of post-9/11 inappropriate titles distributed by Clear Channel. In 1983 Megatone Records recording artist Magda Layna released a Hi-NRG/Disco version of the song which received heavy rotation in dance clubs. Megatone Records was founded in San Francisco by legendary dance music composer and recording artist Patrick Cowley.
Tracklist: 01.Malcolm McLaren - Double Dutch (Long Version) (8:23) 02.Malcolm McLaren - Hobo Scratch (She’s Looking Like A Hobo) (9:06) “Double Dutch” is a 1983 single by Malcolm McLaren. It is taken from his debut album Duck Rock. “Double Dutch” is the follow-up to his successful debut single, “Buffalo Gals”, and reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart, making it his highest-charting single release. The album version is a slight re-edit of the single, with part of the original middle eight moved to the end of the track. Mbaqanga group The Boyoyo Boys took legal action against Mclaren over the similarity of “Double Dutch” with their own hit “Puleng”. After a lengthy legal battle in the UK the matter was settled out of court, with payment made to the South African copyright holders, songwriter Petrus Maneli and publisher Gallo Music, but Horn and Mclaren retained their songwriting credits.
Tracklist: 01.Marilyn - Calling Your Name (Long Version) (6:52) 02.Marilyn - Move Together (3:36) "Calling Your Name" is the debut single by British singer Marilyn. The song was an international hit, peaking at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart in December 1983 and No. 3 in Australia in April 1984. The song was later included on the singer's 1985 debut album Despite Straight Lines.
Tracklist: 01.Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride (Remix/Club Version) (5:08) 02.Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride (Dub Version) (3:57) "Break My Stride" is a reggae/new wave song co-written and performed by American musician Matthew Wilder, released as the first single from his debut album I Don't Speak the Language on October 26, 1983. It was a major hit single for him in 1983 and 1984, becoming a multiformat success in the U.S., charting on the Pop, Black, Dance and Adult Contemporary charts.
Tracklist: 01.Matthew Wilder - The Kid's American (Remix / Club Version) (6:03) 02.Matthew Wilder - The Kid's American (Dub Version) (4:38) "The Kid's American" was the second single released by American musician, composer and record producer Matthew Wilder from his debut album I Don't Speak The Language. The single failed to match the success of the previous single "Break My Stride" only reaching #33 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In the UK the single only reached #93.
Tracklist: 01.Mel Brooks - To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap) (Part 1) (7:43) 02.Mel Brooks - To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap) (Part 2) (Instrumental Mix) (7:51) This is Mel Brooks at his bad taste worst relating the short but spectacular history of the Third Reich. The title is of course lifted from the Shakespeare play Hamlet; it is also the title of the 1983 film which Brooks produced and starred in with his wife, Anne Bancroft. It is actually a remake of a 1942 comedy, which did not of course include a rapping Fьhrer, and neither did the Mel Brooks version; the song did though appear on the soundtrack, and was released as a single with a video reaching number 12 in the UK charts. It includes snatches of the melody of "Deutschland Ueber Alles", the German national anthem, and the same couplet Brooks contributed to his earlier "Springtime For Hitler". Brooks co-wrote the song with the British musician, music journalist and producer Pete Wingfield.
Tracklist: 01.Michael Jackson - Beat It (4:17) 02.Michael Jackson - Burn This Disco Out (3:40) 03.The Jacksons - Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough (Live Version) (4:25) "Beat It" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson from his sixth studio album, Thriller (1982). It was produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. Quincy Jones encouraged Jackson to include a rock song on the album, though Jackson had never previously shown an interest in the genre. Jackson later said of "Beat It", "I wanted to write a song, the type of song that I would buy if I were to buy a rock song... That is how I approached it and I wanted the children to really enjoy it—the school children as well as the college students." Following the successful Thriller singles "The Girl Is Mine" and "Billie Jean", "Beat It" was released on February 14, 1983 as the album's third single. "Beat It" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, staying there for three weeks. It also charted at number one on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. Billboard ranked the song No. 5 for 1983. It is certified 5x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). With over 7 million copies sold worldwide, it is one of the best-selling singles of all time. "Beat It" was a number one hit in Europe, reaching number one in Spain and the Netherlands. The single, along with its music video, helped propel Thriller into becoming the best-selling album of all time. "Beat It" received the 1984 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, as well as two American Music Awards.
Tracklist: 01.Michael Sembello - Automatic Man (Extended Remix) (7:01) 02.Michael Sembello - Automatic Man (Instrumental Remix) (4:02) 03.Michael Sembello - Summer Lover's (Long Version) (5:04) "Automatic Man" was the second single released by American musician and songwriter Michael Sembello. Produced by Phil Ramone the single was taken from Sembello's 1983 debut album Bossa Nova Hotel. Released in September 1983 "Automatic Man" became a US top 40 hit peaking at #34. On the US dance chart the single reached the #14 position. "Automatic Man" became Sembello's last single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. The b-sdie "Summer Lover's" is the theme song for the 1983 Warner Brothers film of the same name starring Peter Gallagher and Daryl Hannah.
Tracklist: 01.Michael Sembello - Maniac (Vocal Re-Mix) (5:53) 02.Michael Sembello - Maniac (Instrumental) (5:04) "Maniac" is a synthpop song performed by Michael Sembello. The song was used in the 1983 film Flashdance. "Maniac" appears during an early scene in Flashdance and is used as the backing track of a montage sequence showing Alex (Jennifer Beals) training strenuously in her converted warehouse. The song was included in Flashdance after Sembello's wife sent a tape to executives at Paramount Pictures who were looking for music to use in the film. "Maniac" reached number one in the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks beginning on September 10, 1983 and is one of the highest-grossing songs ever written for a film. In addition to producing "Maniac", Phil Ramone produced the song that would dethrone it from the top spot, Billy Joel's "Tell Her About It". The Original Soundtrack of Flashdance won the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for A Motion Picture or a Television Special. The song was nominated for an Academy Award. Another song from the film, "Flashdance... What a Feeling" performed by Irene Cara, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1984.
Tracklist: 01.Midnight Oil - Power And The Passion (Special Version) (6:42) 02.Midnight Oil - Glitch Baby Glitch (Power And The Passion Dub) (4:44) 03.Midnight Oil - Wedding Cake Island (3:08) "Power and the Passion" is the second single from Midnight Oil's 1982 album 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (following "US Forces"). The song is one of the band's most famous, and it was performed on every Midnight Oil tour since the issue of 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 as well as at the WaveAid concert. The lyrics mention former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam and his dismissal in 1975, as well as the Pine Gap spy base, which remain controversial issues in Australia to this day. The song also makes reference to the McDonald's Big Mac and paraphrases Emiliano Zapata with the line "It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." The song includes a drum solo by Rob Hirst; it is the only studio recording by Midnight Oil to feature a drum solo. n May 2001 the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, named "Power and the Passion" as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time. It was the second Midnight Oil song in the list with "Beds Are Burning" declared third behind the Easybeats' "Friday on My Mind" and Daddy Cool's "Eagle Rock". It was performed by the band at the 2009 Sound Relief concert in Melbourne. The US 12-inch single release features a little-known specially remixed version, mixed by Francois Kevorkian and Dominic Malta at RPM Sound Studios specifically for the North American market. This special version, which runs for 6:42, did not appear on the 12-inch single as released elsewhere in the world, including in Australia, whose 12-inch single featured the standard album version which runs for 5:38. The remix features echo effects added to Peter Garrett's vocals and a continuation or reprise of Rob Hirst's drum solo after the nominal ending of the song.
Tracklist: 01.Midnight Star - Freak-A-Zoid (Vocal) (8:08) 02.Midnight Star - Freak-A-Zoid (Instrumental) (6:17) This classic electro track is where the well worn vocoder sample "Please Report to the Dancefloor" originates from. "Freak-A-Zoid," was the first single taken from Midnight Star's fourth album, No Parking on the Dance Floor, released in 1983, it took them to the top of the charts peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in 1983. The reason that this PROMO version is so great is the fact of the B side. Its called Instrumental, but actually its all Vocoder, and missing all the normal vocals. Making this a pure electro vocoder claassic.
Tracklist: 01.Ministry - I Wanted To Tell Her (Extended & Re-mixed Version) (7:07) 02.Ministry - I Wanted To Tell Her (Tongue-Tied Mix) (4:55) 03.Ministry - A Walk In The Park (5:04) "I Wanted to Tell Her" is a single by American industrial band Ministry which, at the time, was a new wave/synthpop band. The song was released as the lead single from their debut album, With Sympathy. The single reached #35 on the US dance chart and #35 in New Zealand.
Tracklist: 01.Ministry - Work For Love (Extended Version) (6:26) 02.Ministry - Work For Love (Short Version) (3:57) 03.Ministry - Work For Love (Dub Version) (6:15) "Work for Love" is a single by industrial metal band Ministry, who at the time were a new wave/synthpop band. The song was released as the second single from the band's debut album, With Sympathy. In the United States the song debuted on the Billboard dance chart on February 19, 1983 spending eleven weeks on the survey peaking at #20.
Tracklist: 01.Miquel Brown - So Many Men, So Little Time (Vocal) (7:28) 02.Miquel Brown - So Many Men, So Little Time (Instrumental) (8:12) "So Many Men, So Little Time" is a 1983 single by Canadian actress, and disco/soul singer Miquel Brown. Produced by Ian Levine "So Many Men, So Little Time" was the first single taken from the album "Manpower". The song reached #88 on the UK Singles Chart on June 11, 1983. and peaked at number #2 on the U.S. Billboard dance chart.
Tracklist: 01.Miss Kimberly - D.J. Girl (4:20) 02.Miss Kimberly - My Boyfriend Is A Communist (5:32) 16Bit Miss Kimberly (Kimberly Kohler) is an Idaho based DJ, originally from Texas. After contacting Bobby Orlando, she was given the opportunity to sing on her own record. Recorded in New York, the result was the Bobby 'O' penned favourite "DJ Girl", backed with the equally popular "My boyfriend is a Communist" (released 1983).
Tracklist: 01.Musical Youth - Heartbreaker (Special New Mix) (5:38) 02.Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie (Special Dub Mix) (4:40) 03.Musical Youth - Rockers (Special New Mix) (5:01) Released in April 1983 "Heartbreaker" was the fourth and final single released from the debut album "Youth Of Today" by Musical Youth. In the UK the single was a minor hit peaking at #44. In the United States the single reached #68 on the Billboard R&B chart.
Tracklist: 01.Musical Youth - Never Gonna Give You Up (New Mix) (10:31) 02.Musical Youth - Mirror Mirror (2:37) 03.Musical Youth - Rub 'N' Dub (6:17) Musical Youth's third single, "Never Gonna Give You Up", released in early 1983, became band's second biggest hit in the United Kingdom peaking at #6 and Ireland #5. In the United States the single did not chart.
Tracklist: 01.New Edition - Candy Girl (Young & Strong Edition) (5:48) 02.New Edition - Candy Girl (Long Version) (7:13) 03.New Edition - Candy Girl (Singalong) (6:21) "Candy Girl" is the debut single by New Edition from their debut album Candy Girl. It was released as a single in late February 1983 and the song hit number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 31st best-selling single of the year. It also peaked at #1 on the Hot Black Singles chart on May 14, 1983. New Edition was first discovered and mentored by their manager Brooke Payne. He entered them in a local talent show where they met songwriter/producer Maurice Starr who wrote "Candy Girl" for the group, envisioning them as a 1980s answer to the Jackson 5. Ralph Tresvant was positioned as the lead singer, because Starr considered his high tenor as reminiscent of a younger Michael Jackson, while having members Ricky Bell and Bobby Brown sharing alternate leads. The 12" version features producers Starr and Michael Jonzun doing some additional instrumentation in the outro. Released as a single in February of 1983 before the album was released, the song made a slow ascent up the chart, peaking on June 25, 1983, at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart singles chart, and number 1 on the R&B singles chart in the US. It was most successful in the UK, where it peaked at number 1 for one week in May 1983.
Tracklist: 01.New Edition - Popcorn Love (Remix) (4:52) 02.New Edition - Pass The Beat (4:41) 03.New Edition - Popcorn Love (Instrumental) (7:32) "Popcorn Love" is a 1983 single produced by Arthur Baker and Maurice Starr performed by American R&B group New Edition. "Popcorn Love" was the third single taken from the groups debut album Candy Girl. In the United Staes the single peaked at #101 on the Billboard pop charts and #25 on the R&B chart. In the UK the single reached #43 and #44 in New Zealand.
Tracklist: 01.New Order - Blue Monday (7:28) 02.New Order - The Beach (7:18) "Blue Monday" is a single released in 1983 by British band New Order, later remixed in 1988 and 1995. The song has been widely remixed and covered since its original release, and became a popular anthem in the dance club scene. It is the biggest-selling 12" single of all time. "Blue Monday" has been a hit several times in the UK. In 1983, it charted twice, initially reaching number 12, then re-entering the chart later in the year and climbing to number 9, helped by the fact that neither side of the single (the B-side "The Beach" was an instrumental re-working of "Blue Monday") was featured on the UK version of the group's subsequent album, Power, Corruption & Lies. In the United States "Blue Monday" debuted on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on March 26, 1983 peaking at #5 after spending twenty weeks on the survey.
Tracklist: 01.Nik Kershaw - I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Extended Remix By Simon Boswell) (6:33) 02.Nik Kershaw - Dark Glasses (4:17) "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" is a song by singer Nik Kershaw, first released on his hit debut album Human Racing. The song was written during the latter part of the Cold War period when nuclear war between the two superpowers of the USSR and USA was still a very real concern, and the lyrics reflect a satirical view of politics and the threat of war with lines such as: "old men in stripey trousers, rule the world with plastic smiles", and: "forefinger on the button, is he blue or is he red?" "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" only reached number 47 in the UK charts when first released. However, the follow up single from the same album, "Wouldn't It Be Good", reached the top five and on the back of that success "I Won't ..." was re-released and soared to number two. It was also subsequently a major hit in several other countries and was responsible for bringing Nik Kershaw to greater public attention. In Kershaw's version, the synth tune was produced with an Oberheim OB-8 played by Paul Wickens (Wix). This 12" version contains samples from "wouldn't It Be Good" and "Dancing Girls".
Tracklist: 01.Nik Kershaw - I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Extended Dance Mix) (6:00) 02.Nik Kershaw - Dark Glasses (4:17) "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" is a song written and performed by the English singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw. It was his first single, released in 1983 to little success, but was re-released in 1984 and became his highest charting hit, peaking at no. 2 in the UK. The song was included on Kershaw's debut album Human Racing. "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" first charted in November 1983, though despite spending 8 weeks in the UK Top 100, only reached number 47. Released on September 16, 1983 this 12" includes the rare first release of the song remixed by Mickey Modern and Phil Harding.
Tracklist: 01.Nina Hagen - New York, New York (5:16) 02.Nina Hagen - Zarah (4:37) 03.Nina Hagen - New York, New York (German Version) (5:18) "New York, New York." is a song by German recording artist Nina Hagen from her album Angstlos. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Co-written by Hagen, Karl Rucker and Steve Schiff, it was released as the album's lead single in 1983. "New York, New York" debuted on the US dance chart on January 21, 1984. After spending thirteen weeks on the chart the single peaked at #9.
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - Livin' In Desperate Times (Extended Version) (6:37) 02.Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate (Extended Version) (5:31) Produced by David Foster the epic track "Livin' In Desperate Times" was the second single released from the Soundtrack to the film "Two Of A Kind". "Livin' In Desperate Times" debuted on the Billboard Top 40 on February 25, 1984. The single remained on the chart for five weeks peaking at #31. The 12" version of "Livin' In Desperate Times" was only released in the US, Canada and Sweden and was backed with the extended version of "Twist Of Fate".
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate (Extended Version) (5:31) 02.Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate (3:39) “Twist of Fate” is an early-1984 hit from Olivia Newton-John that headed the soundtrack for the film, Two of a Kind, starring Newton-John and John Travolta. It was written by Peter Beckett & Stephen Kipner and produced by David Foster for the film. It reached number four in Australia and Canada, while peaking at number five on the U.S. pop chart in January, becoming one of Newton-John’s last big hits “Twist Of Fate” was her last Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard ranked it as number 42 on its listing of the top 100 singles of 1984. “Twist Of Fate” was so popular prior to the release of the film Two Of A Kind that 20th Century Fox changed the films score to incorporate the song.
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate (Extended Version) (5:33) 02.Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate (Single Version) (3:40) 03.Olivia Newton-John - Silvery Rain (3:38) "Twist of Fate" is a 1983 hit by Australian singer/actress Olivia Newton-John that headed the soundtrack for the film, Two of a Kind, starring Newton-John and John Travolta. It was written by Peter Beckett & Stephen Kipner and produced by David Foster for the film. "Twist Of Fate" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 5, 1983 peaking at #5 on January 7, 1984. It reached #4 in Australia and Canada and #57 in the UK. Billboard ranked the song at number 42 on its listing of the top 100 singles of 1984. "Twist Of Fate" was Olivia's second single to chart on the Billboard Dance Chart peaking at #51. The b-sdie "Silvery Rain" is an environmentalism themed song taken from Olivia's 1981 album "Physical". The song was written by The Shadows member Hank Marvin and originally released as single in 1971 by Cliff Richard. The "Extended Version" of "Twist Of Fate" has never appeared on CD.
Tracklist: 01.Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate (12" Remix Cold End) (5:32) 02.Olivia Newton-John - Jolene (Live) (3:36) "Twist of Fate" is a song recorded by English-born Australian singer Olivia Newton-John for the soundtrack to the 1983 film Two of a Kind. It was written by Peter Beckett and Steve Kipner, and produced by David Foster. It reached number four in Australia and Canada, while peaking at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 in January 1984. Billboard ranked it as number 42 on its listing of the top 100 singles of 1984. **The 12″ Remix of “Twist Of Fate” is exclusive to the France and Japan 12″ singles and differs from the version released previously in the USA, Canada, Australia and Sweden which had a fade ending to the mix. For this 12″ the track is about ten seconds longer with a cold ending. The b-side "Jolene" was recorded live in Ogden, Utah during Olivia's 1982 "Physical World Tour". Olivia had previuosly recorded the Dolly Parton penned song for her 1976 album "Come On Over". I have previously posted the Japan 12" however this is a new transfer.
Tracklist: 01.Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Genetic Engineering (Extended Version) (5:10) 02.Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Telegraph (Extended Remixed Version) (4:42) "Genetic Engineering" is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released as the first single from their fourth studio album Dazzle Ships. Frontman Andy McCluskey has noted that the song is not an attack on genetic engineering, as many assumed at the time, including veteran radio presenter Dave Lee Travis upon playing the song on BBC Radio 1. McCluskey stated: "I was very positive about the subject. People didn't listen to the lyrics...I think they automatically assumed it would be anti." Charting at number 20 on the UK Singles Chart, "Genetic Engineering" ended the band's run of four consecutive Top 10 hits in the UK. It was also a Top 20 hit in several European territories, and peaked at number 5 in Spain. It missed the United States Billboard Hot 100 but made number 32 on the Mainstream Rock chart. US critic Ned Raggett lauded the "soaring", "enjoyable" single in a positive review of Dazzle Ships for AllMusic, asserting: "Why it wasn't a hit remains a mystery." Critics in prominent music publications have suggested that the first 45 seconds of the song were a direct influence on Radiohead's "Fitter Happier", which appears on that band's 1997 album OK Computer. Theon Weber in Stylus argued that the Radiohead track is "deeply indebted" to "Genetic Engineering".
Tracklist: 01.Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon (4:15) 02.Ozzy Osbourne - One Up The "B" Side (3:26) 03.Ozzy Osbourne - Slow Down (4:17) "Bark at the Moon" is a song by heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. It was the first single released from his 1983 album of the same name. The music video produced for the song was Osbourne's first. Though officially credited solely to Osbourne, "Bark at the Moon" was co-written with guitarist Jake E. Lee and bassist/lyricist Bob Daisley. Lee claims he was threatened with firing by Osbourne's wife and manager Sharon if he refused to sign a 1983 contract stating that he would relinquish his claims to writing and publishing. In 2003, Daisley filed a lawsuit against the Osbournes, claiming lost royalties for his significant songwriting contributions. Lyrically, the song deals with a creature of some sort who once terrorized a town, was killed, and later mysteriously returned to once again wreak havoc upon the villagers. The music video, however, borrows heavily from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story, depicting Osbourne as a "mad scientist" who ingests a substance in his laboratory which causes him to transform into the werewolf depicted on the Bark at the Moon album cover. Thought to be insane, he is subsequently committed to a mental institution. The music video for the song was partially filmed at the Holloway Sanatorium, outside London, England. In the early 1980s infancy of the music video medium, the video, which was the first Osbourne had made, was highly anticipated due to his outrageous image. Drummer Tommy Aldridge played on the studio recording of the track, but the video features his replacement in the band, Carmine Appice. In the UK the single peaked at #21 while in the US it barely reached the Billboard Hot 100 only peaking at #109. The sleeve states that the b-side tracks are exclusive releases they did not appear on the album upon the intial release.
Tracklist: 01.Pamela Stanley - Coming Out Of Hiding (Vocal) (6:10) 02.Pamela Stanley - Coming Out Of Hiding (Instrumental) (6:10) "Coming Out Of Hiding" is a 1983 Disco/Hi-NRG song by American singer Pamela Stanley co-written by her brother James Lee Stanley on TSR Records. The 12" single was produced by Pamela Stanley and Frank Mandaro. After spending fourteen weeks on the charts the song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Through a licensing move TSR Records owner Tom Hayden sold the song to Mirage Records who re-released the 12" single as well as a 7" version for radio.
Tracklist: 01.Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield (Special Extended Remix) (6:29) 02.Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield (Instrumental) (5:17) "Love Is a Battlefield" is a song performed by Pat Benatar, and written by Holly Knight and Mike Chapman. It was released in September 1983 as a single from Benatar's live album Live from Earth, though the song itself was a studio recording. The song was ranked at number 30 in VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s. "Love Is a Battlefield" went on to sell over a million records. Holly Knight and Mike Chapman wrote this song for Pat Benatar initially as a ballad with a beautiful melody and moving chord changes. After some exploration with drum machines and the band, Neil Giraldo decided to make this an uptempo song. The single was Benatar's second American million-seller and is tied with "We Belong" as her highest charting single in the United States. It topped Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for four weeks and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1983. It hit #1 on the Australian singles chart in February 1984 and remained there for five weeks, becoming the 11th-biggest-selling single of the year. In The Netherlands, the song peaked the charts for 4 weeks. It became #2 in the 1984 year-end chart. The song was re-released in the United Kingdom in March 1985 and reached #17. It was awarded a Gold certification in Canada as well. The single was unlike most of Benatar's previous work, as it featured an electronic dance element, but guitars and drums were still present. In 1984, the song won Benatar her fourth consecutive Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
Tracklist: 01.Pat Wilson - Bop Girl (4:33) 02.Pat Wilson - Tacky (3:16) "Bop Girl" is the debut single by Australian pop singer Pat Wilson. The song was written by her husband, Ross Wilson of the bands Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock. "Bop Girl" was released in September 1983. It peaked at number 2 on the Australian Kent Music Report. At the 1983 Countdown Music Awards, the song won the award for 'Best Debut Single'. The music video was the screen debut of 15-year-old Nicole Kidman playing the role of a young "bop girl". Chosen by director Gillian Armstrong, songwriter Ross recalled that Kidman was to represent "an up and coming starlet with a bright future". Kidman herself insisted that the video be used for both a BBC documentary about her career, and also in an American Cinematheque tribute, with the result that the video returned to Australian music video playlists in 2004. The music video was shot in South Coogee.
Tracklist: 01.Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say Say Say (Special Version) (5:41) 02.Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say Say Say (Instrumental Remix) (7:00) 03.Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Ode To A Koala Bear (3:45) "Say Say Say" is a song written and performed by English musician Paul McCartney and American singer Michael Jackson, released in October 1983 as the lead single to McCartney's 1983 album Pipes of Peace. Produced by George Martin, the song was recorded during production of McCartney's 1982 Tug of War album, about a year before the release of "The Girl Is Mine", the pair's first duet from Jackson's album Thriller (1982). After its release in October 1983, "Say Say Say" became Jackson's seventh top-ten hit inside a year. It was a number one hit in the United States (his sixth number-one single there), Canada, Norway, Sweden and several other countries, reached number two in the United Kingdom, and peaked within the top ten in Australia, Austria, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Switzerland and over 20 other nations. In 2013, Billboard magazine listed the song as the 41st biggest hit of all time on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It has also been voted the ninth best collaboration of all time in a Rolling Stone readers poll. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in December 1983, representing sales of one million copies. The single was promoted with an influential music video directed by Bob Giraldi. The short film centres around two con artists called "Mac and Jack" (played by McCartney and Jackson).
Tracklist: 01.Peter Godwin - Baby's In The Mountains (New York Remix) (6:50) 02.Peter Godwin - Soul Of Love (4:20) "Baby's In The Mountains" is a 1983 single by English New wave artist Peter Godwin. Godwin was also a member of the English rock band Metro. "Baby's in the Mountains" was taken from Peter Godwin's only solo album "Correspondence" also released in 1983. The dance remix of "Baby's In The Mountains" was a big dance hit and described as "intricate but direct". "Baby's In The Mountains" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Dance Chart on October 15, 1983 peaking at #4 after spending fourteen weeks on the survey.
Tracklist: 01.Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home) (English Version) (5:01) 02.Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst) (German Version) (5:01) 03.Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home) (Special Extended Club Version) (8:06) 04.Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home) (Special Instrumental Version) (4:47) "Major Tom (Coming Home)" (German: Major Tom (völlig losgelöst), translation: "Major Tom (totally disconnected)"), is a song by singer Peter Schilling from his album Error in the System. With a character unofficially related to "Major Tom", the theme of David Bowie's 1969 album Space Oddity, the song is about the character being caught in an accident in space. The song was originally recorded in German, and released in West Germany on January 3, 1983. It reached #1 in West Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The English version was first released in the United States on September 24, 1983. It reached #1 in Canada, #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in late 1983, and #4 in South Africa. The English-language version of the song also reached number two on the dance chart in the U.S.
Tracklist: 01.Pete Shelley - Telephone Operator (3:16) 02.Pete Shelley - Many A Time (Extended Version) (6:43) 03.Pete Shelley - Many A Time (Dub) (7:58) "Telephone Operator" was the first single taken from the second album titled XL1 by singer, songwriter and guitarist Pete Shelley. The song became Shelley's biggest U.K. single peaking at #66 on March 5, 1983. In the United States "Telephone Operator" reached #22 on the Billboard Dance Chart on May 7, 1983.
Tracklist: 01.Phil Thornalley - So This Is Love (Extended Mix) (5:12) 02.Phil Thornalley - Last Too Long (2:22) 03.Phil Thornalley - So This Is Love (Instrumental Mix) (4:03) 04.Phil Thornalley - So This Is Love (System Mix) (3:16) "So This Is Love" is a single by English songwriter-producer Phil Thornalley. He is perhaps best known for co-writing (with Scott Cutler and Anne Preven) the Ednaswap song "Torn" (made famous by Natalie Imbruglia's cover version) and the number one hits "Mama Do", "Boys and Girls" and "Cry Me Out" for Pixie Lott. He has produced for The Cure and was their bass player for eighteen months. He was also a member of the English pop band Johnny Hates Jazz from 1988 to 1992. I addition Thornalley remixed singles for Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Psychedelic Furs and Cyndi Lauper. In 1983 "So This Is Love" was released as a one-off single on RIVA Records in Australia and the UK, the single failed to chart.
Tracklist: 01.Planet P - Why Me? (Dance Remix) (6:29) 02.Planet P - Why Me? (Instrumental/Dub) (5:21) "Why Me?" is a song by American rock musician Tony Carey under the pseudonym Planet P Project also known as Planet P. "Why Me?" received heavy exposure of the accompanying music video on MTV. In the U.S. the single clicked at mainstream rock stations peaking at #4, while it also managed to crossover over onto the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #64.
Tracklist: 01.Pretty Poison - Seal It With A Kiss (4:03) 02.Pretty Poison - Let Freedom Ring (6:11) 03.Pretty Poison - Expiration (4:01) 04.Pretty Poison - Tempest Nightmare (5:27) "Laced" is the debut EP by American Synth-pop band from Philadelphia, Pretty Poison formed by Jade Starling and Whey Cooler. The EP is well before the band had their biggest hit in 1987 "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" which became a top-ten hit in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100. "Laced" is a much less produced sound for the band with tracks like "Seal It With A Kiss" which sounds like a track that Company B would have recorded on their debut record, but Starling's vocals bring it home as a Pretty Poison track. "Let Freedom Ring" was re-recorded for their debut album in 1987, it's stripped to little more than Starling's voice, a drum machine, and a warbly (but not overpowering) synth. "Expiration" is a cool Halloween song and sounds very 1983. "Temptest Nightmare" is the biggest shocker on the EP, an electronic new wave cut deeply rooted in goth rock, a sound which is nowhere to be found in the band's later work.
Tracklist: 01.Real Life - Send Me An Angel (Extended Mix) (5:42) 02.Real Life - Send Me An Angel (3:54) 03.Real Life - Like A Gun (3:14) "Send Me an Angel" is a 1983 song by Australian band Real Life. Initially released on Real Life's debut album Heartland, it is the band's most well-known song. This version originally peaked in early 1984 in the US at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song's biggest chart success, however, was in 1989, where an updated version entitled "Send Me an Angel '89" surpassed the original version from 1983. "Send Me An Angel '89" reached a peak of No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1989 in the US. Both versions are very similar; the 1989 version is missing the louder "claps" in the chorus and the drums sound much less electronic, more like an acoustic kit, as opposed to the typical 1980s electronic drums sound heard on the original. The song is prominently featured in the 1989 film The Wizard, the 1986 film Rad, and the 1987 film Teen Wolf Too.
Tracklist: 01.Red Rockers - China (3:59) 02.Red Rockers - China (Dance Mix) (5:58) 03.Red Rockers - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) (4:15) Red Rockers were a New Wave band from New Orleans, Louisiana, active from 1979 to 1985. They are best known for their 1983 hit single "China". "China" was originally one of the ten songs on Red Rockers' second full-length album, Good as Gold. The single was released by the joint label Columbia/415. Released in 1983 "China" became the breakout single for the band. Although the song did not reach the Billboard Top Ten, it had an enduring lifespan. The song's popularity was enhanced by its colorful music video, which was a regular selection on MTV during its early years. The video was filmed in New Orleans, the band's hometown. "China" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 6, 1983 and spent ten weeks on the survey peaking at #53. In spite of - or perhaps because of - its amorphous qualities, the song remains an accessible touchstone for American pop cultural references to China more than a quarter of a century after its release.
Tracklist: 01.Re-Flex - Hitline (Extended Mix) (4:59) 02.Re-Flex - Flex It! (Extended Mix) (5:26) "Hitline" was the second single and follow up to the smash hit "The Politics Of Dancing" by new wave/synth-pop band Re-Flex. "Hitline" did not meet the chart success of "The Politics Of Dancing" failing to chart.
Tracklist: 01.Re-Flex - The Politics Of Dancing (6:48) 02.Re-Flex - Flex It! (5:26) "The Politics of Dancing" is a hit song by the British band Re-Flex, released in 1983. It is the title track of their only released album in the 1980s. There were 12" extended versions of the song released, as well as the 7" single and the album version. The Capitol Records (U.S.) 12" extended version notably became the first such instance of a UK band to top the American dance charts. It became the biggest hit of their career, peaking at number 28 in the United Kingdom and number 24 in the United States. It also peaked at number eight on the U.S. dance chart. The band managed to chart two more singles in the UK, but only managed to get one more single in the US. This song remains their signature song.
Tracklist: 01.Rick Springfield - Human Touch (New Mix) (7:17) 02.Rick Springfield - Human Touch (Instrumental) (5:04) "Human Touch" is a 1983 single by Australian singer Rick Springfield from his album Living in Oz. The song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. It was also his most successful hit in the UK, peaking at number 23; this also led to a performance on Top of the Pops. Because of this being Springfield's only top 40 single in the UK, he is considered a one-hit wonder in England, despite the fact that Jessie's Girl is his biggest hit world wide. However, that song only peaked at 43 in 1984 for Springfield, 3 years after its release in the UK. This Mexican 12" is pressed on yellow translucent vinyl and has a picture sleeve unique to this release.
Tracklist: 01.Rita Coolidge - All Time High (Theme From Octopussy) (3:02) 02.Rita Coolidge - All Time High (Theme From Octopussy) (Extended Instrumental) (3:51) "All Time High" is a 1983 single release by Rita Coolidge introduced as the theme song for the James Bond film Octopussy. "All Time High" marked the return of regular James Bond theme composer John Barry after his absence from the For Your Eyes Only soundtrack. The lyrics were written by Tim Rice and recording and mixing of the track is credited to Stephen Short. Prior to Rita Coolidge being assigned the Octopussy theme a contender was Mari Wilson, a British singer whose retro-image evoked the mid-'60s when the Bond series originated, but Wilson's lack of a US-profile led to a negative decision. The producers of Octopussy were known to have been in negotiations with Laura Branigan, then a top-ranking hitmaker in the US and Europe. The ultimate choice of Coolidge – whose career peak had occurred some six years previously – was a surprising one. Coolidge recalls that Barbara Broccoli, the assistant director of Octopussy, was a fan of Coolidge and made a point of playing Coolidge records around her father, Cubby Broccoli, producer of the films, until "one day [he said], "Who is that? That's the voice I want for the movie.'...in the studio [Tim Rice] was still finishing the song. We were waiting for the lyrics as the track had already been done." Rice made no effort to incorporate the film's title but the lyric: "We're two of a kind" is a line spoken by the title character (played by Maud Adams) to James Bond (Roger Moore). The song's title "All Time High" parallels Coolidge's #2 hit "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" whose lyric "When you wrap your loving arms around me I can stand up and face the world again" is echoed by the "All Time High" lyric "We'll take on the world and win". The music video shows Coolidge in soft focus in what purports to be an Indian palace (it is in fact the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, England). In the US "All Time High" reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1983. Adult contemporary radio was much more receptive, with that genre allowing "All Time High" four weeks at #1 as ranked by Billboard magazine. Coolidge had previously topped the Adult Contemporary chart in 1977 with "We're All Alone". In the UK, "All Time High" rose no higher than #75 and remains the lowest charting James Bond theme. However the track became a major hit in several European countries: Austria - #14; Finland - #11; Germany - #13; the Netherlands - #8; Sweden - #8; and Switzerland - #7: Coolidge had previously only charted in one of these six countries, that being the Netherlands (with "We're All Alone" - #15/1977) which was also the only one of the six countries where she'd chart again. "Stand in Wonder", #56/1999). Additionally "All Time High" afforded Coolidge a chart record in Australia - #80; Canada - #38, New Zealand - #26, and South Africa - #8; also the track was ranked at #48 in the annual hit parade tally for 1983 in Brazil.
Tracklist: 01.Saga - The Flyer (Extended Version) (5:03) 02.Saga - The Flyer (Club Version) (6:17) "The Flyer" is a 1983 single by Canadian progressive rock band Saga. The single was taken from the bands fifth studio album Heads Or Tales. Produced by Rupert Hine "The Flyer" became a respectable radio hit for the band peaking at #19 on the US mainstream rock chart and #79 on the hot 100 in November 1983.
Tracklist: 01.Seona Dancing - More To Lose (7" Version) (3:48) 02.Seona Dancing - You're On My Side (3:06) "More To Lose" was the debut single by British new wave group Seona Dancing, best known for providing comedian Ricky Gervais with his first experiences as a public performer. In June 1982, in his final year as a student at University College London, Ricky Gervais and his friend Bill Macrae formed Seona Dancing, with Macrae writing the songs and playing keyboards and Gervais writing and singing the lyrics. After recording a sixteen-song demo tape, they were signed by London Records. In June 1983, the duo performed "More to Lose" on the ITV syndicated children's television show Razzmatazz. Yet, despite the promotion of the song "More To Lode" failed to break the top 40 only peaking at #117 on the UK singles chart. The song, which utilises an opening piano riff to convey the sound of falling teardrops, became a major radio and club hit as well as a favourite at high-school dances during the 1980s and beyond. AllMusic critic Michael Sutton wrote that the track was "the theme song of angst-ridden New Wave youths in the Philippines" and "an '80s anthem as ubiquitous as Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes', but with the eternal hipster cool of Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'." This Japan 7" pressing features the 7" version housed in a unique picture sleeve. This edition also comes with a glossy 5"x6" black and white promo photo.
Tracklist: 01.Seona Dancing - More To Lose (Extended Mix) (6:02) 02.Seona Dancing - You're On My Side (3:06) "More To Lose" is a single by British new wave group Seona Dancing, released in 1983. It is an uptempo new wave pop song, sung by a then-unknown Ricky Gervais, who was the lyricist and vocalist of the band. Macrae was the band's composer and keyboard player. The song remains virtually unknown in their homeland of the UK, after only peaking at No. 117 on the UK Singles Chart, but found tremendous success in the Philippines in 1985, a year after the band broke up. In 1985, DWRT-FM started playing a song, deliberately misnaming it as "Fade" by Medium (sometimes billed as "Medium" by Fade), to prevent other rival stations finding the song and playing it for themselves. To make it impossible for other DJs to record the song and play it on their own station, DWRT-FM even inserted a station ID midway through the track. A year later, radio station DWXB-102 revealed the true identity of the song. "More to Lose" became an instant hit among Filipino teenagers. The song also swept the nation's dance clubs and endless airplay on Manila FM stations throughout the mid-1980s.
Tracklist: 01.Seona Dancing - Bitter Heart (7" Vesrsion) (3:57) 02.Seona Dancing - Tell Her (7" Version) (2:52) "Bitter Heart" was the second and final single released by British new wave duo Seona Dancing. The song was produced by British songwriter, producer, engineer and mixer,Phil Thornalley he is perhaps best known for co-writing (with Scott Cutler and Anne Preven) the song "Torn" (made famous by Natalie Imbruglia's cover version, which he also produced) and the number one hits "Mama Do", "Boys and Girls" and "Cry Me Out" for Pixie Lott. He also produced The Cure's 1982 album Pornography and was later their bass player for eighteen months, producing and performing the distinctive double bass line on their 1983 single The Love Cats. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical in 1984 for Into the Gap by the Thompson Twins. "Bitter Heart" reached #79 on the UK singles chart after spending three weeks on the chart. A video was made in 1983. It has had considerable play in recent years on talk shows interviewing Ricky Gervais and has been played on "'80s flashback" shows. The video is most known for Gervais looking almost exactly like David Bowie. The plot of the video is a girl in a wedding dress who was about to get married and has just had her husband leave her, after which she becomes angry and destroys most of the objects in the room. This Japan 7" is housed in a unique picture sleeve and includes the 7" mixes of both tracks.
Tracklist: 01.Seona Dancing - Bitter Heart (Extended Mix) (6:36) 02.Seona Dancing - Tell Her (Extended Mix) (6:01) "Bitter Heart" is a single by British new wave group Seona Dancing, released in 1983. It is a David Bowie-style new wave pop song, sung by a then-unknown Ricky Gervais with synthesizers provided by Bill Macrae. The song was virtually unknown in their homeland of the UK, after only peaking at #79 on the UK Singles Chart, even though it remained in the Top 100 for 3 weeks.
Tracklist: 01.Shannon - Let The Music Play (Special Remix) (5:47) 02.Shannon - Let The Music Play (Dub-Version) (6:12) "Let The Music Play" is a song by American singer Shannon. The song was the first of Shannon's four #1s on the US Dance chart, reaching the top spot in October 1983. The song also became a huge crossover hit, peaking at #2 on the soul chart and #8 on the US Singles Chart in February 1984. Some mark this as the beginning of the dance-pop era. "Let the Music Play" was Shannon's only US Top 40 hit. It was ranked 43rd on the 2009 VH1 Special 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s. The original version of the record was produced by Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa. By the early 1980s, the backlash against disco had driven dance music off mainstream radio stations in the US. The rhythmic ingenuity of "Let the Music Play" was largely due to Chris Barbosa, who wrote and arranged the original demo track. Rob Kilgore played all the instruments on this seminal track. It featured a series of keyboard chords and drum patterns produced by gating a Roland TR-808 drum machine. Specifically, a reverb was placed across the kick and snare and hard gated to change the sounds. Further, it was one of the first tracks to sync together a TR-808 and a Roland TB-303 bassline, notorious in later years for the instrument responsible for creating acid house. The TB-303 plays the bassline for the entire song; however, in this case, the filter is not adjusted, which was typical for acid house music. This technical achievement made the production even more groundbreaking, and it also resulted in a unique sound, called "The Shannon Sound," which in time came to be known as freestyle. The Prophet-5 is used for the hookline and sound effects. The vocal on the chorus is sung by session guitarist/vocalist, Jimi Tunnell, who was uncredited. Shannon sings the answering line but it is Tunnell who sings the "Let the music play" hook. Slant Magazine ranked the song #54 in its 100 Greatest Dance Songs-list in 2006, adding: "Alongside Madonna's “Holiday,” D.C.-born Jazz vocalist Brenda Shannon Greene's “Let the Music Play” helped redefine dance music in the anti-disco early-'80s, setting the stage for the troubled genre for the next decade. Producers Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa, considered one of the founding fathers of Latin freestyle, merged the then-hip electro-funk sound with Latin rhythms, unwittingly creating the world's first freestyle song."
Tracklist: 01.Sheena Easton - Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (Club Mix) (6:09) 02.Sheena Easton - Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (Dub Mix) (4:16) Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) is a dance/pop single recorded by Scottish singer Sheena Easton, the first single released from her fourth album, 1983's Best Kept Secret. The song was most successful in the US, where it became Easton's fourth top 10 hit, peaking at number nine in late 1983. The music video, shot in black & white, featured Easton in a haunted house and a cemetery, being pursued by Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame before being rescued by King Kong. In Mexico, the popular teen group Timbiriche released a Latin version, titled Teléfono.
Tracklist: 01.Soft Cell - Loving You, Hating Me (Special Mix) (7:50) 02.Soft Cell - Heat (6:14) 03.Soft Cell - Loving You, Hating Me (LP Version) (4:20) "Loving You, Hating Me" was the proposed third UK single from the album The Art of Falling Apart by English synth-pop duo Soft Cell. It was never actually released in the UK and only saw release as a single in the US. The "Special Mix" contained on this US 12" promo is unique to this realease and has not appeared on CD. The duration for this track is printed on the sleeve as 6:59 while the label lists 7:50. The label is correct. "Loving You Hating Me" is a song about the battle of the sexes - a punch up rather than a full blown war! In a January 1983 interview with Soft Cell published in Melody Maker, Marc Almond explained "Everybody has sado-masochistic tendencies, most people love to be hurt because of the drama and it's pleasurable hurting somebody else because, afterwards, you can feel really sorry for them".
Tracklist: 01.Soft Cell - Martin (10:14) 02.Soft Cell - Hendrix Medley (10:23) "Kartin"/"Hendrix Medley" was a 12 single" by British dup Soft Cell released in January 1983 included with initial copies of the band's second album "The Art Of Falling Apart". "Martin", inspired by George A. Romero's 1978 cult gem about a teenage vampire on the loose in a Pittsburgh suburb. Producer Mike Thorne called the song “a monstrously over-the-top extravaganza”. The flipside sees Marc and Dave do the unthinkable: tackle a medley of Jimi Hendrix covers. Which they do quite well making it their own. The medley includes "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze" and "Voodoo Chile". I have included the original 12" Sire labels and custom made front and back sleeve.
Tracklist: 01.Spandau Ballet - Communication (3:25) 02.Spandau Ballet - Communication (Edited Club) (2:41) "Communication" was the third single taken from the third studio album "True" by British band Spandau Ballet. In the UK "Communication spent ten weeks on the singles chart peaking at #12. In the United States "Communication" spent seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #59 on April 21, 1984. The Japan 7" features a unique picture sleeve one of two that were released in that country.
Tracklist: 01.Spandau Ballet - Gold (Extended Version) (7:12) 02.Spandau Ballet - Foundation (Live) (3:55) 03.Spandau Ballet - Gold (Instrumental) (2:41) "Gold" is a 1983 single by English new wave band Spandau Ballet, taken from their third album True. The song is Spandau Ballet's second-highest charting single in both the United Kingdom and the United States, behind their previous release, "True", reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart (KC and the Sunshine Band's "Give It Up" held it off the top of that chart), and reaching #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. As a bonus I have added the "Instrumental" which I transfered from the US 12" single.
Tracklist: 01.Spandau Ballet - Gold (Special Extended Remix) (7:12) 02.Spandau Ballet - Gold (Instrumental) (2:40) "Gold" is a 1983 single by the British New Wave band Spandau Ballet from their flagship third album True. The song is Spandau Ballet's 2nd best-charting single behind their previous release "True", reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart (being held off the top by KC and the Sunshine Band's "Give It Up"), and #29 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 chart. A music video was created for the single, which contains the longest-held note by any male artist in any song released during the 1980s. The music video was directed by Brian Duffy and filmed on location in Carmona, Spain. The video featured Sadie Frost as a gold-painted nymph in one of her earlier roles.
Tracklist: 01.Sparks And Jane Wiedlin - Cool Places (Long Mix) (4:40) 02.Sparks - Sports (3:24) "Cool Places" is a song recorded by American duo Sparks in collaboration with Go-Go's member Jane Wiedlin. The song was released as the lead single for Sparks’s 1983 album In Outer Space. At the time Sparks were at their most popular in US, their two previous albums had dented the lower reaches of the Billboard 200 album chart. The single reached #49 on the Hot 100 in April 1983. The song's success followed on from the success of their previous single and only other Hot 100 entry "I Predict". Sparks recorded "Lucky Me, Lucky You" with Jane Wiedlin for the same parent album. Jane Wiedlin also helped promote the album on tour and appeared at a few gigs to perform the duets. The song is a bit of an anomaly in Sparks back catalogue, being one of the closest examples to a novelty song. Sparks have often been labelled a novelty act throughout their career. The song is at least representative of the style and content of their work in the mid eighties. Wiedlin's band, The Go-Go's, performed the song on their 2006 tour, employing a more rock-driven style. The song continues to be a part of their live set.
Tracklist: 01.Sparks - All You Ever Think About Is Sex (12" Club Version) (5:06) 02.Sparks - Dance Godammit (12" Club Version) (4:04) "All You Ever Think About Is Sex" was the second single released from the album In Outer Space by American rock band Sparks. The single was remixed for it's single release but failed to chart. The b-side is a remixed version of the album track; "Dance Godammit".
Tracklist: 01.SPK - Metal Dance (12" Version) (7:21) 02.SPK - Will To Power (4:41) "Metal Dance" is a synth-pop/industrial single by Australian music group formed in 1978 SPK. The single was released in March 1983 from the bands third album Machine Age Voodoo. This was the bands first single to feature Sinan Leong as the lead singer.
Tracklist: 01.Stevie Nicks - Stand Back (Long Version) (4:49) 02.Stevie Nicks - Stand Back (Short Version) (4:20) “Stand Back” is a song by Stevie Nicks from her 1983 album The Wild Heart. It was released as the first single for the album on May 19, 1983, and went to number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the U.S. Top Rock Tracks chart in August of that year. It was a major success, and still receives substantial airplay to this day. The song has been a staple in Nicks’ live shows since its pre-album debut at the US Festival in May 1983, and it has also been included in Fleetwood Mac tour setlists since 1987. The main intro of the song features an Oberheim OB-Xa synthesizer. The synth-bass is played on a Roland Jupiter 8. On the Rock A Little tour, the Oberheim is replaced with a Yamaha DX7. There were two mixes prepared for the song; the generally more well known Album Version (4:49) and the edited Single Version (4:20). Differences between the two are somewhat subtle, but the Single Mix tends to have more of a “collapsed” or “mono” sound to it and the electronic drum programs are mixed, rather dry and flattened, especially in the song’s intro bars; whereas the drum tracks on the Album mix are accentuated by a generous amount of reverb effect and harder compression. Acoustic drums were given a more backseat role on Stand Back. There is a further ‘polished’ version of the track, with crisper percussion and louder foreground synth, featured on Nicks’ 1991 best of compilation Timespace, remixed by Chris Lord-Alge, and running at 4:59. Nicks has often told the story of how she wrote the song. She wrote it shortly after she was married to Kim Anderson. The newlyweds were driving up to San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara when Prince’s song “Little Red Corvette” came on the radio. Nicks started humming along to the melody, especially inspired by the lush synthesizers of the song, and “Stand Back” was born. They stopped and got a tape recorder and she recorded the demo in the honeymoon suite that night. Later, when Nicks went into the studio to record the song, she called Prince and told him the story of how she wrote the song to his melody. He came to the studio that night and played synthesizers on it, although his contribution is uncredited on the album. Then, she says, “he just got up and left as if the whole thing happened in a dream.” Prince is occasionally listed as the song’s co-writer, especially on mainland European releases. “Stand Back” never really receieved an official extended remix however several remix services did remix the track in 1986. Including Prime Cuts and Discotech. The song was also later remixed and released again as a single on August 28, 2007 to promote the compilation album Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks.
Tracklist: 01.Styx - Mr. Roboto (Edited Version) (4:48) "Mr. Roboto" is a song written by Dennis DeYoung and performed by the band Styx on their 1983 concept album Kilroy Was Here. In Canada, where they were always more popular than in their native U.S., it went to #1 on the RPM national singles chart, becoming their third single to top the charts in that country (following "Babe" in 1979-80 and "The Best of Times" in 1981). In the U.S., it reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving the band their first notable hit there since "Too Much Time on My Hands" in 1981. Mr. Roboto is one of Styx's most popular songs. The song tells part of the story of Robert Orin Charles Kilroy (ROCK), in the rock opera Kilroy Was Here. The song is performed by Kilroy (as played by keyboardist Dennis DeYoung), a rock and roll performer who was placed in a futuristic prison for "rock and roll misfits" by the anti-rock-and-roll group the Majority for Musical Morality (MMM) and its founder Dr. Everett Righteous (played by guitarist James Young). The Roboto is a model of robot which does menial jobs in the prison. Kilroy escapes the prison by overpowering a Roboto prison guard and hiding inside its emptied-out metal shell. When Jonathan Chance finally meets Kilroy, at the very end of the song, Kilroy unmasks and says, I'm Kilroy! Kilroy!, ending the song. The robot-like catchphrase was created with a vocoder. The song heavily features the Oberheim OB-Xa and PPG Wave synthesizers. Stan Winston designed the Roboto costume and mask, which is displayed prominently on the cover of the album Kilroy Was Here. The track was released as the first single from the album at the last minute instead of "Don't Let It End" at the request of A&M Records. This US 12" promo contains the "Edited Version" on both sides
Tracklist: 01.Talking Heads - Slippery People (Jellybean Mix) (6:39) 02.Talking Heads - Making Flippy Floppy (Jellybean Mix) (6:31) "Slippery People / Making Flippy Floppy" a.k.a. "Talking Heads Remixes" is a 1983 12" released by American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City Talking Heads. The single includes exclusive vinyl only remixes by John "Jellybean" Benitez. Both tracks are taken from the LP "Speaking In Tongues" In 1984, the Staples had a minor hit with their cover of “Slippery People,” on which Byrne played guitar, and which they promoted with an appearance on Soul Train.
Tracklist: 01.Tears For Fears - Change (Extended Version) (5:57) 02.Tears For Fears - Change (New Version) (5:14) 03.Tears For Fears - The Conflict (4:03) "Change" is a song by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith, it was the band's fourth single release. It would eventually become the second hit from their debut LP The Hurting (1983) and second UK Top 5 chart hit, following the success of "Mad World". The song also gave Tears for Fears their first charting single in America when it cracked the Billboard Top 75 in August 1983. "Change" was also a big international success, reaching the Top 40 in several countries around the world. The 7" version of "Change" is the same mix of the song found on The Hurting, albeit in a slightly edited form. An extended version of the song is showcased as the lead track on the 12" single. While many copies of the 12" single use the 7" mix of the song as one of the b-sides, the Canadian pressing feature's an altogether different recording. Although uncredited on the single itself, this mix is labeled the "New Version" on the UK cassette release of The Hurting, where it was included as a bonus track. Featuring an alternate set of lyrics, this version actually predates the 7" mix, despite its title.
Tracklist: 01.The Assembly - Never Never (Extended Version) (5:54) 02.The Assembly - Stop/Start (Extended Version) (4:20) "Never Never" is the title of the only single released by the Vince Clarke project, The Assembly, in 1983. The song features Feargal Sharkey of The Undertones on vocals; Sharkey's performance on "Never Never" was a total departure from the punk sound of The Undertones. The song peaked at number four in the UK Singles Chart and stayed on the chart for ten weeks. The ong was released in the US but did not chart.
Tracklist: 01.The Belle Stars - Indian Summer (Down Beat & Cool) (5:23) 02.The Belle Stars - Sun Sun Sun (Up Beat & Hot) (6:27) "Indian Summer" is a 1983 song by English pop/new wave band The Belle Stars, released as their fifth and final single from their only self-titled studio album and their ninth single overall. The song peeked at #52 for three weeks on the UK singles chart. Indian Summer is a song about a lover had for a day. The songs chorus: "We were lovers for a day; never again will it ever be that way" likely talks about how the band only had one hit and it never seemed to resurface them. Many of the band also believed that the single caused a rivalry with Bananarama's Cruel Summer.
Tracklist: 01.The Belle Stars - Sign Of The Times (Remixed Extended 12" Version) (5:39) 02.The Belle Stars - Madness (3:18) "Sign of the Times" is a song by English pop/new wave band The Belle Stars, released as the lead single from the band's only self-titled studio album. The single was the fourth single from their only album, and their seventh single overall. "Sign of the Times" was the band's first single that was an original song since 1981's Another Latin Love Song. Its lyrics describe the band explaining how they feel their lover is unfaithful of their love, hence the lyric "You say you love me, but want success." The single was the band's first to make it into the top 10, reaching #3 in the UK singles chart. In the US "Sign Of The Times" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 7, 1983 peaking at #75 while on the dance chart the single peaked at #43.
Tracklist: 01.The Bongos - Numbers With Wings (Remixed Version) (4:37) 02.The Bongos - Barbarella (remixed Version) (3:40) "Numbers With Wings" is a song by American new wave band The Bongos. "Numbers With Wings" was the bands breakthrough song which garnered the group a major cult following and was nominated at the first MTV Video Music Award presentations.
Tracklist: 01.The Coconuts - If I Only Had A Brain (Extended Version) (5:04) 02.The Coconuts - Indiscreet (Extended Version) (5:04) Remember KId Creole & The Coconuts? In 1983, these lovely trio of Coconuts released a dance version of "If I Only Had A Brain" from the classic movie, "The Wizard Of Oz". This song was produced by Kid Creole himself, August Darnell. Unfortunately, their version failed to enter Billboard's Hot 100 chart, settling for a peak position at #108 on Billboard's Bubbling Under chart. This was their 2nd single from their album, "Don't Take My Coconuts". Their 1st single, "Did You Have To Love Me Like You Did", never charted in the US, but did peak at #60 on the UK charts.
Tracklist: 01.The Cure - The Love Cats (Extended Version) (4:38) 02.The Cure - Speak My Language (2:41) 03.The Cure - Mr. Pink Eyes (2:44) "The Love Cats" (sometimes rendered as "The Lovecats") is a song by English band The Cure, released as a stand-alone single in October 1983. It was the band's first Top 10 hit in the UK, peaking at number 7, and number 6 in Australia. It later appeared on the compilation album Japanese Whispers. At the time the song was written, Robert Smith was very interested in the work of Australian author Patrick White. According to a number of his fans, Smith was inspired to write "The Love Cats" after reading White's novel The Vivisector (1970), although this claim is difficult to verify. In the novel, the protagonist, Hurtle, is appalled when his lover's husband drowns a sack of stray cats. White draws a parallel between the way in which the cats are discarded, and the treatment of certain characters in the book; by extension, the cats symbolize the most innocent and vulnerable members of society, and the casual cruelty with which they sometimes meet their fate.
Tracklist: 01.The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another (Extended Version) (8:01) 02.The Fixx - Reach The Beach (Dub) (4:06) "One Thing Leads to Another" is a song by new wave rock band The Fixx, from their album Reach the Beach. "One Thing Leads to Another" is the group's most successful single. Entering the chart at #65 on August 27, 1983, it reached #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 1983. It also hit #2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and went to #1 in Canada as well. In the U.K. the single was not as popular only reaching #86.
Tracklist: 01.The Group - Technology (Extended Club Mix) (8:30) 02.The Group - Technology (Album Version) (5:33) 03.The Group - Technology (Dub Mix) (10:35) "Technology" is a 1983 synth-pop single by new wave band The Group. The single was produced by English musician producer Mike Hedges and singer/songwriter, musician and record producer Thomas Dolby. The Group release one album "I Hear I See I Learn" and several singles before disappearing into obscurity. Even though released as a single in the U.S. "Technology" did not appear on the U.S. release of the bands album.
Tracklist: 01.The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Extended Version) (4:59) 02.The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Improvisation) (6:13) 03.The Human League - Total Panic (3:28) "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" is a 1983 song by the British synthpop group The Human League. It was composed by Jo Callis and Philip Oakey, and produced by Martin Rushent (which would be the last song he produced for the band for seven years). The song features vocals from four of the band members, including lead singer Philip Oakey, female co-vocalists Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall, and a rare vocal role from keyboardist and guitarist Jo Callis. The single was designated 'Red' on the Human League’s short-lived, self-imposed labeling system of 'Blue' for pop songs and 'Red' for dance tracks. The single was released in the UK on 11 April 1983 as a non-album single, and went to number 2 in the UK Singles Chart. It was incorporated into the band's EP Fascination!. Released in the US a month after the UK release, the single reached number 1 on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart (their first single to do so) and number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 that summer. This Greece 12" contains a unique picture sleeve and is the only 12" to contain the instrumental b-side track "Total Panic", which only appears on 7" in other countries.
Tracklist: 01.The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination-Extended (4:57) 02.The Human League - Mirror Man (3:48) 03.The Human League - Hard Times (4:52) 04.The Human League - I Love You Too Much (3:18) 05.The Human League - You Remind Me Of Gold (3:36) 06.The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination-Improvisation (6:12) "Fascination!" is an EP released by British synthpop band The Human League in May 1983. The EP was issued as a stop-gap release in between the albums Dare (1981) and Hysteria (1984). Released in the US, it was made available in Europe as an import. The original vinyl release of Fascination! contained six tracks, including two versions of their single "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" as well as "Mirror Man", both of which were hits in the UK and the U.S. Also included is "Hard Times", which was originally the B-side of their 1981 hit "Love Action" and also appears on the band's 1982 remix album Love and Dancing. The featured version of "I Love You Too Much" is an earlier version of the song that would later be released on the band's Hysteria album in 1984. The Fascination! reached #38 in Canada, and #22 on the US Billboard kot 200 albums and EP chart.
Tracklist: 01.The Icicle Works - Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) (European Version) (5:21) 02.The Icicle Works - Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) (Extended Club Remix) (5:27) 03.The Icicle Works - Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) (Single Version) (3:49) "Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)", given the reversed title "Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)" in some markets, is a song by the British band The Icicle Works. It was released in 1983 as the first single from the band's 1984 debut eponymous album The Icicle Works. The song was written by Ian McNabb, the band's lead singer, and produced by Hugh Jones. The recording initially was released as a single in Britain in June 1983 as "Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)" on the Situation Two label. This initial release hit #2 on the UK independent charts, and scraped the lower reaches of the overall UK national charts at #89. After The Icicle Works' next UK single "Love Is a Wonderful Colour" hit #15 on the UK charts in late 1983 and early 1984, Beggars Banquet Records re-released "Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)" in March 1984 with a new cover and B-side. This re-release climbed to #52 in the UK. The group's U.S. label Arista Records refused to release the record unless some changes were made. The track was remixed slightly in order to remove a brief spoken-word overdub on the opening bars of music. (The woman performing this intro was identified only as "Mariella" on the original Situation Two single sleeve.) Also the song title was reversed, becoming "Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)". Finally, Arista shortened the band's name to Icicle Works. With changes, the song reached #37 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and #34 on Cashbox's singles chart in the summer of 1984. The song also reached #18 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and #15 on Radio & Records Album Oriented Rock chart.
Tracklist: 01.The Pretenders - 2000 Miles (3:38) 02.The Pretenders - Fast Or Slow (The Law's The Law) (3:14) 03.The Pretenders - Money (Live At US Festival) (4:49) "2000 Miles" is a song by English-American rock band The Pretenders that was released in 1983 as the preceding single to their 1984 album, Learning to Crawl. It was most popular in the UK, where it peaked at No. 15 on the UK Singles Chart in December 1983. In the US, it was released as the B-side of both the 7-inch single and 12-inch single remix of the band's hit, "Middle of the Road". Considered a Christmas song, it has been released on various Christmas compilation albums. While most people believe the title to refer to the distance between two long-distance lovers who miss each other over the holidays, it is actually meant to be for James Honeyman-Scott, the group's original guitar player, who died the year before the song was released. The official video features Hynde dressed as a member of the Salvation Army in a snowy location.
Tracklist: 01.The Puppets - The Way Of Life (Dance Mix) (5:53) 02.The Puppets - The Way Of Life (Vocal) (4:17) 03.The Puppets - The Way Of Life (Instrumental) (4:11) "The Way Of Life" is a new wave single by New York/Long Island based band The Puppets released in 1983 by Canadian label Quality Records. The band only released one single before falling into 80s obscurity. The record garnered massive club play but failed to chart.
Tracklist: 01.The Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night (Extended Version) (6:23) 02.The Rolling Stones - Feel On Baby (Instrumental) (6:28) "Undercover of the Night" is the lead track and first single from English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones' 1983 album Undercover. "Undercover of the Night" was released as the first single taken from the album on 1 November 1983. Initial reception was warm with the song reaching number 9 in the US and number 11 on the UK Singles Chart, though the violent depictions spelled out by Jagger were believed to be why its popularity quickly waned. Jagger in Jump Back's liner notes: "I think it's really good but it wasn't particularly successful at the time because songs that deal overtly with politics never are that successful, for some reason." Richards countered: "There were a lot more overlays on this track, because there was a lot more separation in the way we were recording at that time. Mick and I were starting to come to loggerheads." A music video was made in Mexico City for the song, featuring Jagger as a detective helping a woman (played by Elpidia Carrillo) follow her boyfriend's (also played by Jagger) kidnappers and Richards as the leader of the kidnappers, who eventually shoots Jagger. The music video, directed by Julien Temple, was considered to be too violent for MTV (they did eventually air an edited version, but not before 9 PM due to the violent imagery).An uncensored version of the video was included on the band's Video Rewind compilation.
Tracklist: 01.The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep (5:35) 02.The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep (Instrumental) (4:30) The Romantics is an American New Wave band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1977. The band adopted the name "The Romantics" because they formed on Valentine's Day, 1977. The Romantics achieved popularity in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, parts of Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America during the first half of the 1980s on the strength of the band's songs and music videos. They were influenced by 1960s British Invasion rock (most notably the music of The Kinks, The Who, The Beatles, The Hollies, and The Rolling Stones). "Talking In Your Sleep" was the first single released from The Romatics fourth studio album "In Heat" released in 1983. "Talking In Your Sleep" was The Romantics' biggest chart hit, garnering substantial radio airplay and sales. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1984. It also went to #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the U.S., where it remained on top for two weeks. In Australia, Talking in Your Sleep climbed to #14 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report). The song's music video, widely aired at the time on MTV and elsewhere, featured the band performing while surrounded by standing, but seemingly sleeping women who were dressed in lingerie, pajamas, and other sleepwear.
Tracklist: 01.The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep (Special Remix) (5:37) 02.The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep (Instrumental) (4:31) "Talking in Your Sleep" is a chart-topping hit song by Detroit rock band The Romantics. It was a #3 U.S. hit in early 1984 and became a UK hit in August that year for British band Bucks Fizz. It ultimately became a hit throughout the world, and was the group's most successful song. The song is in natural minor. The song appeared on the Romantics' 1983 album In Heat and was the Romantics' biggest chart hit, garnering substantial radio airplay and a million in US 45 RPM single sales. The song reached #3 - where it held for three weeks - on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1984. It also went to #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, as well as hitting the top of Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart. In Australia, "Talking in Your Sleep" climbed to #14 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report) It was featured in the first episode of the second season of the Netflix series Stranger Things, playing on a car radio.
Tracklist: 01.The Sisters Of Mercy - Temple Of Love (3:52) 02.The Sisters Of Mercy - Heartland (4:42) The Sisters of Mercy are an English Gothic Rock band that formed in 1980. After achieving early underground fame in UK, the band had their commercial breakthrough in mid-1980s and sustained it until the early 1990s, when they stopped releasing new recorded output in protest against their record company. Currently, the band is a touring outfit only. On 15th October 1983 Temple Of Love entered the UK Independent Charts peaking at #1. After the success of "Temple of Love", the band signed a contract with major record label WEA. This 7" contains the original 1983 version of "Temple Of Love" which has not been released on CD.
Tracklist: 01.The Smiths - This Charming Man (New York Vocal) (5:34) 02.The Smiths - This Charming Man (New York Instrumental) (4:18) "This Charming Man" is a song by the English band the Smiths, written by guitarist Johnny Marr and singer Morrissey. Released as the group's second single in October 1983 on the independent record label Rough Trade, it is defined by Marr's jangle pop guitar riff and Morrissey's characteristically morose lyrics, which revolve around the recurrent Smiths themes of sexual ambiguity and lust. Feeling detached from the early 1980s mainstream gay culture, Morrissey wrote "This Charming Man" to evoke an older, more coded and self-aware underground scene. The singer said of the song's lyrics: "I really like the idea of the male voice being quite vulnerable, of it being taken and slightly manipulated, rather than there being always this heavy machismo thing that just bores everybody." Although only moderately successful on first release—the single peaked at number 25 on the UK Singles Chart, "This Charming Man" has been widely praised in both the music and mainstream press. Re-issued in 1992, it reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart (making it the Smiths' biggest UK hit by chart position). In 2004, BBC Radio 2 listeners voted it number 97 on the station's "Sold on Song Top 100" poll. Mojo magazine journalists placed the track at number 1 on their 2008 "50 Greatest UK Indie Records of All Time" feature. It was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry in 2015.
Tracklist: 01.The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (Long Version) (5:22) 02.The Waitresses - Hangover 1-1-83 (4:29) "Christmas Wrapping" is a Christmas song by the American post-punk band The Waitresses. It was first released on the compilation album A Christmas Record (1981) on ZE Records, and also appears on the Waitresses' 1982 EP I Could Rule the World if I Could only Get the Parts (1982). The song received positive reviews from music critics, and Allmusic described it as "one of the best holiday pop tunes ever recorded." The song was released as a single in the UK in 1981 on Island Records. Although it did not make the charts that year, it was reissued in 1982 and reached No. 45 on the official UK Singles Chart in December 1982. In 1981 ZE Records asked each of its artists to record a Christmas song for a Christmas compilation album, A Christmas Record. Songwriter Chris Butler wrote the song in August that year, assembling it from assorted unused riffs he had saved "for a rainy day". Some of the lyrics were finished in a taxi cab on the way to the recording studio. Butler explained the lyrics came from "just very much that for years I hated Christmas ... Everybody I knew in New York was running around like a bunch of fiends. It wasn't about joy. It was something to cope with." Written soon after the birth of rap music, the song is "almost rapped" by Patty Donahue; the title is a pun on "rapping".
Tracklist: 01.The Weather Girls - Dear Santa (Bring Me A Man This Christmas) (6:30) 02.The Weather Girls - Dear Santa (Bring Me A Man This Christmas) (Instrumental) (6:13) "Dear Santa (Bring Me A Man This Christmas)" is a song written by Paul jabara and Paul Schaffer and recorded by The Weather Girls also known as Two Tons o' Fun for their album Success in 1983. The song was only released in the US and UK as promotional singles and failed to chart despite their being a music video filmed for the song. The Weather Girls was composed of singers, Izora Armstead and Martha Wash. The duo charted several dance hits over the course of its career, with its peak in popularity having occurred in 1982, when the group released the hit song "It's Raining Men."
Tracklist: 01.Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side (Rap Boy Rap) (7:26) 02.Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side (No Talkin') (5:51) "Love On Your Side" is a 1983 song by the British pop group Thompson Twins. It was released as the second single from the band's third studio album, Quick Step and Side Kick, which was renamed Side Kicks in the U.S. (1983). In 1982, after the commercial failure of their second album Set, the Thompson Twins collaborated with producer Alex Sadkin to record Quick Step and Side Kick. Sadkin produced the album including "Love On Your Side". The original lyrics were written by Alannah Currie, but was later altered to that of a male perspective, as Currie wasn't the lead singer. It was the band's first top ten hit, reaching no. 9 in the UK, as well as no. 45 in the US.
Tracklist: 01.Thompson Twins - Watching (3:49) 02.Thompson Twins - Dancersaurus (4:44) "Watching" is a 1983 song by the British New Wave/synthpop band Thompson Twins. It was released as the fourth single from the album Quick Step and Side Kick (which was renamed Side Kicks in the U.S.), and the song peaked at #33 on the UK singles chart. In the United States the single was not released and therefore did not chart.
Tracklist: 01.Tin Tin - Kiss Me (Vocal) (7:28) 02.Tin Tin - Kiss Me (Instrumental) (5:28) "Kiss Me" is a song originally released in 1982 by the British band Tin Tin. The song was allegedly written within 24 hours after the band had signed a record deal with WEA Records. The single failed to chart in the UK Singles Chart. In 1983 it was released on Sire Records in the U.S., where it made the Billboard dance chart.
Tracklist: 01.Toni Basil - Over My Head (Special Extended Remix) (5:02) 02.Toni Basil - Over My Head (Instrumental) (3:40) "Over My Head" is a song by American singer Toni Basil. It was featured on her self-titled 1983 album,and reached number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the US Dance chart. A music video for the song was released, directed by Basil and Michelle Simmons. The video was nominated for "Best Choreography" at the first MTV Music Video Awards, in 1984. The video lost, however, to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
Tracklist: 01.Toni Basil - Street Beat (Special Club Remix) (6:10) 02.Toni Basil - Street Beat (Dub Version) (4:27) "Street Beat" was a single released between Toni Basil's two solo albums in 1983. Without a music video, the single failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but it did peak at #63 on the Hot Dance Club Play. Nearly a year later the track would be released as part of Toni's self-titled second album Toni Basil.
Tracklist: 01.Torch Song - Prepare To Energize (5:30) 02.Torch Song - Prepare To Energize (The Fong Test) (8 Track Version) (5:55) "Prepare To Energize" is a 1983 single by British electronic and ambient band Torch Song. Original members were William Orbit, Laurie Mayer and Grant Gilbert."Prepare To Energize" was a surprise dance-floor hit reaching #8 on the US Billboard Dance Chart, as well as appearing in the 1984 Tom Hanks movie Bachelor Party.
Tracklist: 02.Total Coelo - I Eat Cannibals (Extended Version – Pt. 2) (6:34) 02.Total Coelo - I Eat Cannibals (Extended Version – Pt. 2) (5:11) 03.Total Coelo - I Eat Cannibals (Short Version) (3:28) 04.Total Coelo - Mucho Macho (4:57) "I Eat Cannibals" was the debut single by British new wave group Toto Coelo (renamed Total Coelo in the US). The single reached No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart and was also a hit in many other countries, including South Africa where it was named the seventeenth biggest selling single of 1983, peaking at No. 3, while it only got as high as No. 66 in the U.S. in early 1983. The solid drum sound that underpins the single was provided by session drummer Peter Boita. Boita received a demo cassette from producer Barry Blue and proceeded to score out a drum part that fitted the song. He programmed his Linndrum Computer with the basic drumbeat that is heard throughout the record. Boita also used this same technique on the B-side of the follow-up single, "Mucho Macho", but, apart from a few television appearances, the single failed to make much impression on the charts.
Tracklist: 01.Total Coelo - Milk From The Coconut (Part One) (Extended Version) (6:54) 02.Total Coelo - Milk From The Coconut (Part Two) (Extended Version) (4:25) "Milk From The Coconut" was the third single released by British new wave group Toto Coelo (renamed Total Coelo in the US). The single reached #100 on the Australian singles chart and #4 in South Africa. In the US "Milk From The Coconut" was the follow up single to "I Eat Canibals" but the song failed to ahieve the same success and did not chart in the UK or the US.
Tracklist: 01.Tracey Ullman - Move Over Darling (4:24) 02.Tracey Ullman - Move Over Darling (Extended 12" Version) (4:16) 03.Tracey Ullman - You Broke My Heart In 17 Places (2:53) "Move Over Darling" was a song originally recorded in 1963 by American actress, singer Doris Day for the film of the same name. In 1983 Tracey Ullman coverd the song for her debut album You Broke My Heart In 17 Places. "Mover Over Darling" was the third single taken from the album. The song debuted on the British singles chart on December 3, 1983 spending nine weeks on the chart peaking at #8.
Tracklist: 01.Tracey Ullman - They Don't Know (Extended Version) (5:05) 02.Tracey Ullman - The B Side (4:34) "They Don't Know" is a song, written and composed by Kirsty MacColl, who recorded it in 1979. In 1983, Tracey Ullman recorded a version of the song. Already well known in the UK as an actress and comedienne, "They Don't Know" was issued as her second single there, reaching #2. MacColl performed backing vocals on Ullman's version and reprised her original "bay-ay-be-ee" in the middle of the song. The song was also included on Ullman's debut album, You Broke My Heart in 17 Places. The track was released in the United States the following year, as Ullman's first single there. At the time, Ullman was almost a complete unknown in the US, as her TV appearances had not been seen in that country. Publicity for the single was aided by the fact that the video for "They Don't Know" featured a cameo from Paul McCartney; at the time it was filmed, Ullman was filming a minor role in McCartney's film Give My Regards to Broad Street. "They Don't Know" eventually reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States. It is sometimes erroneously reported that Ullman's version of "They Don't Know" simply uses the backing track from MacColl's original single. In fact, Ullman's version is an all brand-new recording, and the two versions are noticeably different: Ullman's version, which was produced by Peter Collins, is in a different key, and it features a very slightly faster tempo, a distinctly different arrangement and a guitar solo that differs substantially from the one played on MacColl's version, which was produced by Liam Sternberg. The confusion may stem from the fact that Ullman did use a previously-existing MacColl backing track when recording her own version of MacColl's "Terry" in 1984. (Both versions of "Terry" were co-produced by MacColl.) Much later, the track became the theme song for the final three seasons of Ullman's later television series Tracey Takes On.... The Tracey Ullman version was also used as the theme for the opening credits of Our Nixon, a documentary about U.S. President Richard Nixon. The "Extended Version" of "They Don't Know" is exclusive to this UK limited edition 10" single.
Tracklist: 01.Trans-X - Living On Video (Long Version) (5:55) 02.Trans-X - Digital World (3:30) Trans-X is a Canadian 1980s synth band formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are known for their hit song "Living on Video" which charted world wide. "Living on Video" is a song by Trans-X written and published in 1981, but not released until 1983 by Polydor, re-released in 1985. It became a massive hit worldwide, as well as peaking at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. Trans-X also recorded a French-language version under the title Vivre sur Vidйo. The song has been covered by many artists throughout the years.
Tracklist: 01.Trevor Herion - Dreamtime (Club Mix) (7:10) 02.Trevor Herion - Dream (Instrumental) (4:05) 03.Trevor Herion - Dreamtime (3:56) "Dreamtime" is a 1983 single by Irish new wave crooner Trevor Herion taken from his debut album "Beauty Life". The song is very much in the ABC - Heaven 17 fashion with dreamy lyrics, towering backing vocals, and funky slap bass grooves. The song was produced by Steve Levine who had previously worked with Culture Club and China Crisis.
Tracklist: 01.Trevor Herion - Fallen Angel (Extended Mix) (6:08) 02.Trevor Herion - Betrayed (Mix) (4:41) 03.Trevor Herion - Fallen Angel (4:35) "Fallen Angel" is a 1983 single by Irish new wave artist Trevor Herion taken from his debut solo LP "Beauty Life". "Fallen Angel" is another slice of new wave heaven with gorgeous lyrics and romantic yearnings along with Trevor's powerful voice, and that unmistakeable 80s bass. This is the last of three solo 12" singles released by Trevor Herion.
Tracklist: 01.Trevor Herion - Love Chains (Full Version) (6:05) 02.Trevor Herion - Love Chains (Instrumental) (6:05) "Love Chains" is a 1983 new wave song by Irish singer Trevor Herion born John Trevor Herion, (April 1959 – October 1988) he formed part of the punk and new wave scenes in the 1970s and 1980s. He later became a solo artist, but was not commercially successful and died in 1988. During the late 1970s, he was lead singer in a locally successful pub band called "The B-52s", who later changed their name to "The Puritans" on discovering the existence of the similarly named US band. Failure to land