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Take It Easy – Andy Taylor

Take It Easy – Andy Taylor

Let’s play a little musical math here. Take two-parts Missing Persons, mix it with the influence of The Power Station sound featuring members of Duran Duran, Chic and Robert Palmer, then throw the original guitarist of Duran Duran (who was later replaced by the original guitarist of Missing Persons) in front of the microphone singing a song that sounds like it belongs on The Power Stations’ debut album. What do you get? “Take It Easy” by … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Rock

Tarzan Boy – Baltimora

Tarzan Boy – Baltimora

Fifty bucks to anyone who can name the band behind “Tarzan Boy.” How about $100 to anyone who can correctly identify the origin of Baltimora, sing more than the chorus of the song, and tell me the lead singer’s name and what he did after “Tarzan Boy” became an 80s one-hit wonder. Stumped? Don’t jump over to Wikipedia or Google “Tarzan Boy” for details. You have to know these details without the help of online aids or … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

Paranoima Lyrics – Art of Noise

Paranoima Lyrics – Art of Noise

Click to read how “Paranoima” became a one-hit wonder Paranoima Lyrics Relax You’re quite safe here Am I dreaming, no Where am I, in bed Well, what am I doing Oh, t-t-t-t-talking to myself Look, I must have A star on my door Or better still A door-a doo-a door Ah, swing doors up O-o-o-okay doors, swing Paranoimia Swing Paranoimia Listen to “Paranoima” by Art of Noise amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_enable_interest_ads = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "toponehitwond-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "auto"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "6e684284fa1e59593c45cfe964e377eb"; amzn_assoc_emphasize_categories = "172282"; amzn_assoc_fallback_mode = {"type":"search","value":"best selling headphones"}; amzn_assoc_default_category = "Electronics"; … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

Paranoima – Art of Noise

Paranoima – Art of Noise

We love a good novelty song. Especially when those novelty hits become one-hit wonders. “Paranoima” by Art of Noise is perhaps the ultimate novelty song. Here’s the formula: Take one part new synthesizer technology (samplers, Synclaviers, etc.) Throw in early computer-generated animation to create the character Max Headroom Lay over a bed of synth-rock created by the kids in Art of Noise Flavor to taste That’s it. Put this combo together and you have a song that is distinctive, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

The Captain Of Her Heart Lyrics – Double

The Captain Of Her Heart Lyrics – Double

The Captain of Her Heart Lyrics Read how The Captain of Her Heart became a one-hit wonder It was way past midnight And she still couldn’t fall asleep This night the dream was leavin’ She tried so hard to keep And with the new day’s dawning She felt it drift away Not only for a cruise Not only for a day CHORUS Too long ago Too long apart She couldn’t wait another day for The captain of her heart As the day came up she made a start She stopped waiting … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

The Captain Of Her Heart – Double

The Captain Of Her Heart – Double

Last week a friend suggested I write a list of “Best Songs for a Trip to the Dentist.” Or “Best 80s Hits You Would Hear in a Dentist’s Office.” A clever suggestion and while you won’t get that list today, you will get his number-one choice for the list: “The Captain of Her Heart” by Swiss band Double. Double. Never heard of them? You’re not alone. But we’re fairly certain you’ve heard “The Captain of Her … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop