Released as a single in 1980, The English Beat’s Mirror In The Bathroom, from their debut Lp, I Just Can’t Stop It. While rumors went around that the song was about illegal drugs, frontman Dave Wakeling has insisted that it’s about narcissistic behavior.
Born on this day in 1958, in Manchester, England, guitarist and singer, Stuart Adamson, of Big Country. Though Big Country is known internationally for their hit In A Big Country, in the UK some two dozen of their songs charted, from 1982 to 2000.
Released as a single in October of 1982, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’, You Got Lucky. From their Long After Dark Lp, accompanied by a Mad Max-styled music video. The video was an instant MTV hit, pushing the track into the U.S. Top 20.
If This Is It was released as a single in July of 1984, from Huey Lewis & The News’ Lp, Sports. It was yet another international hit for the band, combining a nostalgic 1950’s song with 1980’s production technics.
The Motels released Only The Lonely as a single in April of 1982, from the Lp, All Four One. It cracked the Top Ten in The U.S., reaching the #9 position.
From The Vapors‘ debut Lp, New Clear Days, comes News At Ten, a Jam-inspired bit of punky new wave.