Released as a single in 1985, The Dream Academy’s The Love Parade. From their self-titled Lp, it was released on the heels of their smash hit, Life In A Northern Town.
Released as a single in 1980, The Waitresses’ I Know What Boys Like. From their Lp, Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? Although the song charted in the U.S. and Australia, it wasn’t a huge hit, but one that has gained popularity over the years.
Released as a single in 1983, Tom Petty & The Heartbreaks‘ Change of Heart. From their Lp, Long After Dark, the song would become one of the band’s minor hits, reaching #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Prince’s When Doves Cry was released as a single in May of 1984. From his Lp, Purple Rain, it was Prince’s first hit with no bass guitar track. It was an international smash, selling millions of copies and charting in over a dozen countries
Released as a single in September of 1987, The Promise, by When In Rome. From their self-titled Lp, it would quickly become an international hit, charting in the US, Europe and Australia.
From Shoes’ first Elektra Lp, Present Tense, released in 1979. Also, one of the first videos to be played on MTV’s inaugural day.
From Eurythmics‘ 1983 Lp, Touch. Though not issued as a single, it did receive a fair amount of airplay, thanks to the group’s hits from that same album; Here Comes The Rain Again, Right By Your Side and Who’s That Girl?
Get Up and Go was released by The Go-Go’s as the second single from their Vacation Lp, in 1982. It cracked the Billboard Top 100, ultimately peaking at #50.
Continuing our celebration of The Go-Go’s this weekend…