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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Hearts on Fire” by Steve Winwood

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  9
  • Highest Chart Position:  53
  • From the “Roll With It” album

Hearts on Fire is the fourth single from Roll With It, the fifth solo studio album by blue-eyed soul artist Steve Winwood. It topped the album charts in the United States, and has sold over three million copies.

The title cut topped the pop singles and the album rock singles charts with subsequent hit status afforded the album tracks released as subsequent singles: “Don’t You Know What the Night Can Do?” and “Holding On”. “Don’t You Know What the Night Can Do?” had been written by Winwood to be featured in an ad campaign for Michelob which began running on American television on the day of the Roll With It album’s US release.

Two other tracks from Roll With It: “Hearts on Fire” and “Put on Your Dancing Shoes”, also achieved radio airplay.


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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 1989: “Fading Away” by Will To Power

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  10
  • Highest Chart Position:  65
  • From the “Will To Power” album

Fading Away” is a song by the Florida-based dance-pop group Will to Power. It appears on their 1988 self-titled debut album and was released as a single in early 1989.

The song reached #65 on the US pop chart chart in February 1989 and #84 on the UK pop chart in March of that year.  The song was more successful on dance charts in the US, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales chart and spending two weeks at top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.  This was the group’s second Hot Dance Club Play chart-topper, following “Say It’s Gonna Rain” from 1988.  Remixes for the track were done by Shep Pettibone.


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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.

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “I Didn’t Mean To Stay All Night” by Starship

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  8
  • Highest Chart Position:  75
  • From the “Love Among The Cannibals” album

I Didn’t Mean To Stay All Night” is the third single from Love Among the Cannibals, the third album released in 1989 by rock band Starship. It was the first album after Grace Slick’s departure from the band, and their last full-length studio release until Loveless Fascination in 2013. The song “Wild Again” had previously been produced for the soundtrack to Cocktail (1988), and was included as a bonus track for the album’s CD release. The album had one top 20 single on the Billboard charts, “It’s Not Enough”, which peaked at No. 12 in October 1989 and was their final Top-40 hit, but the album itself only climbed to No. 64. The track “I’ll Be There” went on to being featured in the end credits of Gross Anatomy (1989).


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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.

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Love’s About To Change My Heart” by Donna Summer

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  3
  • Highest Chart Position:  85
  • From the “Another Place and Time” album

Love’s About to Change My Heart” is the third single from Another Place and Time, the 1989 album by Donna Summer, written and produced by British production team Stock Aitken & Waterman. It was released as the second single in the US. The song was another commercial failure for Summer in the US, peaking at #85 on Billboards Hot 100.

Despite the lack of chart success in the US, it was a solid Top 20 hit in the UK and it became a favorite among Donna Summer fans due to her strong vocal performance and the fact that it had a slow beginning, reminiscent of several of Summer’s disco hits of the 1970s, during which time she was the most successful female of that genre.

The song was remixed from its original album version for release as a single. Notably the European single remix was different from the one found in the U.S. It made #3 on the U.S. Dance Chart and #20 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The video was directed by Dieter Trattmann.


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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.

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Gypsy Road” by Cinderella

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  7
  • Highest Chart Position:  51
  • From the “Long Cold Winter” album

Gypsy Road” is the fourth single released from the second studio album by American glam metal band Cinderella. It was released in 1988 on Mercury Records.

The album features four singles, which all charted in the US. “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)“, which was to be Cinderella’s highest-charting single, reached No. 12, “The Last Mile“, reached No. 36, “Coming Home” reached No. 20, and “Gypsy Road” hit No. 51, a year after the release of the album.


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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.

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Left To My Own Devices” by Pet Shop Boys

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  3
  • Highest Chart Position:  84
  • From the “Introspective” album

Left to My Own Devices” is a song recorded by Pet Shop Boys, released as the second single from their third studio album, Introspective. It was also the first track of the album.

The single fared better than the album’s lead single, “Domino Dancing“, charting three positions higher in the UK Singles Chart, at Number 4. It became the first track that Pet Shop Boys recorded with an orchestra, arranged by Richard Niles. Since its release, it has become a staple of Pet Shop Boys live performances.


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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.

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by Rick Astley

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  3
  • Highest Chart Position:  89
  • From the “Hold Me In Your Arms” album

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” is a 1966 song and hit single by The Temptations for Motown Records‘ Gordy label, produced by Norman Whitfield and written by Whitfield and Edward Holland, Jr.

Rick Astley covered the song for his 1988 album Hold Me In Your Arms, and released it as a single in the Summer of 1989. The single was only released in the USA and Japan, and peaked at #89 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #16 on the Adult Contemporary charts. This would be Astley’s last single with producers Stock Aitken & Waterman.


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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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