R.E.M. “Cuyahoga (Remastered)” from Life's Rich Pageant (Deluxe Edition) CD ALBUM (IRS 2011) —Originally from 1986. Had the privilege of meeting R.E.M.'s Mike Mills at the Bull Moose in Scarborough in honor of Record Store Day and the vinyl release of their 4-LP R.E.M. Unplugged set!Buy it!
Prince and The Revolution “Kiss” from Parade CD ALBUM (WARNER BROTHERS 1986) —No. 1 on the BILLBOARD Hot 100 and BILLBOARD Dance chart on this date in 1986.Buy it!
BLONDIE “HEART OF GLASS” from Greatest Hits: Blondie CD ALBUM (CAPITOL RECORDS 2006) —Originally from 1978's PARALLEL LINES, this was No. 1 in Australia and Switzerland on this date in 1979.Buy it!
MADONNA “INTO THE GROOVE” from Angel 12" CD SINGLE (SIRE 1985) R Buy it!
FALCO “Vienna Calling (7" Mix)” from Falco 3 CD ALBUM (A&M RECORDS 1986)Buy it!
Ultravox “Vienna” from Vienna (Deluxe Version) CD ALBUM (Chrysalis UK 2008) —No. 1 in Holland on this date in 1981.Buy it!
THE HOOTERS “All You Zombies” from Nervous Night CD ALBUM (COLUMBIA 1985) R —A song actually not about zombies, but the Bible.Buy it!
Let's Active “Room With A View” from Room With a View - Single LP SINGLE (IRS 1983) R Buy it!
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “I Love Rock 'N Roll” from I Love Rock 'N Roll (Remastered) CD ALBUM (BLACKHEART RECORDS 1981) —No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada on this date in 1982.Buy it!
The Other Ones “Holiday (12" Remix)” from The Other Ones CD ALBUM (VIRGIN 1987) R Buy it!
MADNESS “ONE STEP BEYOND” from One Step Beyond... CD ALBUM (Stiff 1979) —Enjoying an 8-week stint at No. 1 in France on this date in 1980.Buy it!
Translator “Everywhere That I'm Not” from Heartbeats and Triggers CD ALBUM (LEGACY RECORDINGS 1982) R Buy it!
The Gap Band “EARLY IN THE MORNING” from Gap Band: Ultimate Collection CD ALBUM (Hip-O (UC) 2001) R —Originally from the 1982 album, GAP BAND IV. Robert Palmer covered the song 6 years later.Buy it!
PAUL SIMON “Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes” from GRACELAND CD ALBUM (WARNER BROTHERS 1986) R —Featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo.Buy it!
Jim Capaldi (feat. Steve Winwood) “THAT'S LOVE” from Fierce Heart CD ALBUM (WEA 1983) —Dedicated to the Ohio couple married for 70 years who passed away within 15 hours of each other. Now that's love...Buy it!
LOVE AND ROCKETS “All In My Mind (Acoustic Version)” from Express CD ALBUM (BEGGARS BANQUET 1986) R Buy it!
PRINCE “THE CROSS” from Sign 'O' the Times CD ALBUM (PAISLEY PARK 1987) R Buy it!
Shannon “Let The Music Play” CD ALBUM (Mirage Records 1983) R Buy it!
Styx “Too Much Time On My Hands” from Paradise Theatre CD ALBUM (A&M 1981) R Buy it!
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band “Runaround Sue” from Eddie and the Cruisers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CD ALBUM (VOLCANO 1983) R —Happy Birthday to former STUCK IN THE 80s co-host, Kim Fairhurst!Buy it!
Dead Or Alive “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Extended 7" Mix)” from The Wedding Singer Volume 2 CD ALBUM (MAVERICK 1998) —Originally from 1985's YOUTHQUAKE album. This was No.Buy it!
MADONNA “Like A Prayer (7" Remix Edit)” from Like A Prayer CD ALBUM (Sire / Warner Bros. 1989) —No. 1 in Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S. Dance chart on this date in 1989.Buy it!
Daryl Hall & John Oates “I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) [Single Version]” from Private Eyes CD ALBUM (RCA/BMG Heritage 1981) —In honor of the Hall & Oates tribute Friday night, 4/18, here in Portland, featuring many excellent local musicians!Buy it!
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