The ‘80s: The 30th Anniversary of Simple Minds’ ‘Once Upon A Time’

The Scottish rock band Simple Minds hit the music scene in the late 1970s, but thanks to tunes “Glittering Prize,” “Someone Somewhere in Summertime” and more notably, “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” the mega-hit from the soundtrack from the feature […]

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The ‘80s: Lillo Thomas

Lillo Thomas had a sound that was synonymous with the 1980s.  His funky, syncopated, melodic grooves and silky smooth voice kept music listeners jamming


The ‘80s: Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science”

In 1982, Thomas Dolby released his debut album The Golden Age of Wireless in the U.K.  The album, now considered an ‘80s synth-pop classic,


The 80s: The Bar-Kays’ ‘Propositions’

The Bar-Kays released the album Propositions in 1982. Now, one might think that with a host of hits since the late 1960s, the


The 80s: The Top Ten of 1989

It was 1989, the end of the decade but definitely not the end of some incredible music.  The end of the year charts boasted


The 80’s: John Waite’s “Missing You”

In 1982, English singer and musician John Waite released his debut album Ignition. Though the album didn’t make much noise on the charts, peaking


The 80s: Duran Duran’s ‘Big Thing’

Duran Duran emerged in the early 1980s with the release of their eponymous debut album which included the singles “Girls On Film” and “Planet

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The 80s: The Top Ten of 1982

In the early 1980s the disco sound was dying while hip-hop was beginning its ascension and in between, the sounds of rock, new wave


The 80s: Pat Benatar ‘Live From Earth’

Trailblazing rocker Pat Benatar was born Patricia Andrzejewski in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Lindenhurst, Long Island. Known worldwide for hit songs such as


The 80s: Aretha Franklin’s ‘Jump To It’

Many artists dream of the opportunity to one day work with a person who inspired them, and for singer Luther Vandross that dream came

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