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Hit Rewind to 1988: “Colors” by Ice-T

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  7
  • Highest Chart Position:  70
  • From the “Colors” Soundtrack album

“Colors” is a song by Ice-T, issued as the title track for the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The song was released as a single in 1988.  In 2008, it was named the 19th greatest hip-hop song of all time by VH1.  The song was covered by the groove metal band Machine Head, and released on the 1997 bonus disc version of their album The More Things Change.


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later,  we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

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Hit Rewind to 1987: “In Love with Love” by Debbie Harry

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  7
  • Highest Chart Position:  70
  • From the “Rockbird” album

In Love with Love” is a song recorded by the American singer Debbie Harry. It was taken from her second solo album Rockbird and released as a single in 1987.

Lyrically, the song is the sequel to Blondie’s “Heart of Glass“, according to Harry. The song was released on May 9, 1987 and was, to date, her only solo single to reach #1 on the US dance chart.  The single also went on to become a minor hit in several countries, including #45 in the UK and #70 on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it remains her last entry to date.

music video was produced for the single, featuring Harry dancing in front of various cultural backdrops in a couple different outfits throughout the clip.

The UK single version of “In Love With Love,” was remixed and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman production team, who at the time were producing many popular singles in both the UK and the US by artists such as BananaramaDead or AliveRick Astley, (and later Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan). As a result, Geffen Records issued a second 12″ of the song in the US including these UK mixes, labelling them “London Mixes”.


Check out this song along in my Spotify playlist from 1987:


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later,  we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

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Hit Rewind to 1982: “Goodbye to You” by Scandal

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  11
  • Highest Chart Position:  65
  • From the “Scandal” album

Goodbye to You” is a rock single and song by the 1980s band Scandal.

The song was written by band member Zack Smith.  It appeared on Scandal’s 1982 Scandal EP. It hit #5 on Billboard‘s Album Rock play list. The song was also released as a single, and reached #65 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The video shows Patty Smyth in a bright red dress singing the lyrics to various members of the band as they perform the song. Scandal keyboardist Benjy King is shown playing a rare Digital Keyboards Synergy synthesizer, which provided the main 8th note foundation of the track; though he is not shown in the video, the song features Late Show with David Letterman‘s bandleader and sidekick Paul Shaffer playing a solo—based on Del Shannon‘s “Runaway” on an Oberheim OB-Xa.


 

Check out this song along in my Spotify playlist from 1982:


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later,  we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

I appreciate all of your comments, feedback, stories….and more selfishly, your likes, retweets and mentions on social media.  I can be found on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/hitrewind80s), Twitter at @HitRewind80s, Spotify (Username:  HitRewind80s) and on WordPress (www.hitrewind80s.wordpress.com).  Share away!

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Hit Rewind to 1981: “Breakin’ Away” by Al Jarreau

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  10
  • Highest Chart Position:  43
  • From the “Talking Back to the Night” album

Breakin’ Away is an album by Al Jarreau, released on June 30, 1981, through the Warner Bros. Records label. To cite Allmusic, “Breakin’ Away became the standard bearer of the L.A. pop and R&B sound.”

The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.  Three single releases made the charts: “We’re in This Love Together” (#15 pop, #6 AC, #6 R&B), “Breakin’ Away” (#43 pop, #30 AC, #25 R&B), and “Teach Me Tonight” (#70 pop, #19 AC, #51 R&B).


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later,  we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

I appreciate all of your comments, feedback, stories….and more selfishly, your likes, retweets and mentions on social media.  I can be found on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/hitrewind80s), Twitter at @HitRewind80s, Spotify (Username:  HitRewind80s) and on WordPress (www.hitrewind80s.wordpress.com).  Share away!

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Hit Rewind to 1988: “Presence of Love” by The Alarm

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  6
  • Highest Chart Position:  77
  • From the “Eye of the Hurricane” album

Eye of the Hurricane is the third studio album from The Alarm. It was released in 1987 on IRS Records. The album was initially released on vinyl LP and cassette, reaching number 23 in the UK charts and number 77 in the US charts. A CD version was released later, and in 2000 an extended re-mastered version was released, including extra tracks.

Presence of Love” was the third and final single released, peaking just shy of the Top 40.


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later,  we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

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Hit Rewind to 1984: “Illegal Alien” by Genesis

Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  10 Highest Chart Position:  44 From the “Genesis” album “Illegal Alien” is a song by English rock group by Genesis. It was released as the fourth single from the album Genesis. The song reached number 46 in the UK charts. The song’s music video depicts most of the events described… Continue reading Hit Rewind to 1984: “Illegal Alien” by Genesis

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Hit Rewind to 1988: “Summergirls” by Dino

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  12
  • Highest Chart Position:  50
  • From the “24/7” album

24/7 is the debut album from pop singer-songwriter Dino. He wrote and arranged all the songs, as well as produced the album, played keyboards and handled drum programming.

Five singles were released from the album. The first, “Summer Girls” was put out in 1988 and managed to reach a peak of number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100. The next single, the title track, fared a bit better, peaking at number 42 on the Hot 100 while reaching number 12 on the R&B chart. The third single, “I Like It”, got into the top ten (peaking at number 7) on the pop chart, while reaching number 3 on the dance chart. The single went gold. The fourth track to be released, “Sunshine”, got as high as number 23 on the pop chart, while the last single, “Never 2 Much Of U” charted at number 61.  Because of his singles success, the album itself was certified gold by the RIAA.


This blog is all about respect, appreciation and love for all things 80s.  Growing up in the “Decade of Excess”, music played a major role in my life.  Many times, I found myself loving album tracks or singles that failed to crack the Billboard Top 40 lists each week.  30 years later,  we have this blog (and my list of 1,960 singles) to rewind and share all of the songs that were released as singles, but failed to crack the Billboard Top 40.

I appreciate all of your comments, feedback, stories….and more selfishly, your likes, retweets and mentions on social media.  I can be found on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/hitrewind80s), Twitter at @HitRewind80s, Spotify (Username:  HitRewind80s) and on WordPress (www.hitrewind80s.wordpress.com).  Share away!

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