Post by bestmusicexpert on Mar 19, 2011 4:57:31 GMT -5
Probably, I should have just checked. I imagine me hearing it would be better than asking opinions... A few years ago I took peoples opinions of the group: The Darkness. Didn't hear a note of their music and bought the CD. I was VERY sorry I did that! I had believed fans of Queen when I was told they sounded like Queen.
Well off the top of my head I would have to say these:
THE CHICAGO BEARS SHUFFLIN' CREW-Superbowl Shuffle (#41, 1986)-Sold a MILLION copies!!! HERBIE HANCOCK-Rockit (#71, 1983) Sold A MILLION copies!!! MODERN ENGLISH-I Melt With You (#78, 1983) SAMMY HAGAR-The Winner Takes It All (From "Over The Top") (#54, 1987) DAVID LEE ROTH- Goin' Crazy (#66, 1986), That's Life! (#85, 1986) and Stand Up (#64, 1988) WAX-Right Between The Eyes (#43, 1986) POLICE-Don't Stand So Close to Me '86 Version (#46) BUSTER POINDEXTER-Hot Hot Hot! (#45, 1988)
Post by karaokegod on Mar 19, 2011 12:21:53 GMT -5
EURYTHMICS-Sexcrime (#81, 1984),It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back) (#78, 1986),Thorn In My Side (#68, 1986),I Need A Man (#46, 1988), You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart (#64, 1988) CYNDI LAUPER- Boy Blue (#71, 1987),Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China) (#54, 1988),My First Night Without You (#62, 1989) PET SHOP BOYS-Love Comes Quickly (#62, 1986), Suburbia (#70, 1987), Left To My Own Devices (#84, 1989) ROBERT PALMER-You Are In My System (#78, 1983),Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming (#60, 1989) LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM-Holiday Road (#82, 1983) OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN-Landslide (#52, 1982),The Rumour (#62, 1988) JOURNEY-Why Can't This Night Go On Forever (#60, 1987) THOMAS DOLBY-Hyperactive (#62, 1984) DJ JAZZY JEFF AND FRESH PRINCE-Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble (#57, 1988), I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson (#58, 1989) NEW EDITION-Count Me Out (#51, 1985)
A lot of these I mentioned and in my previous post I had heard some way too much on MTV and well before I ever followed the charts and when years later when I got my first Joel Whitburn HOT 100 Hits book I was surprised and how low they hit!
Where Evil Grows - Poppy Family (Which Way You Goin' Billy peaked at #45 - was on the Hot 100 for 12 weeks
Talk It Over In The Morning - Anne Murray - only got to #57 - was a nice pop song
Any canadian oldies station (and there are a few of them left) will certainly have these in rotation. they were bigger in the home country. both artists as we know would have international smashes only a few years later.
Three songs that I wished had made the top 40 were "Running" by Chubby Checker (#91) in 1982, "On the Wings of a Nightingagle" by the Everly Brothers (#50) in 1984 and "Great Gosh A' Mighty" by Little Richard (#42) in 1986. All should have been big comeback songs.