Category: 80s

We’re In This Love Together – Al Jarreau

In 1969 Jarreau appeared in such Los Angeles hot spots as Dino’s, The Troubadour, and Bitter End West. Television exposure came from Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, Dinah Shore, and David Frost. He expanded his nightclub appearances between the acts of such rising-star comics as Bette Midler, Jimmie Walker, and John Belushi.

New Attitude – Patti Labelle

This song would hit  number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Dance Music chart in a remixed form. It also peaked at number three on the Hot R&B chart. The singer shot her first music video of her career with the song, which was shot at a fashion store.

Don’t Let Go the Coat – The Who

The is who unarguably one of most iconic Rock Bands in Music History, but by 1981 The Arena Glam Rock of the 70′s had faded, Keith Moon had died, and the who pushed on. This is one of those “Pushed on” era tunes.


Taking It All Too Hard – Genesis

Genesis’ first album was released in March 1969 and Over time, the group has broken up, changed lineups and taken extended hiatuses. Since 1978 the band has been a more or a less a trio of Collins, Banks and Rutherford. In their recording career, the group has released 24 albums and 42 singles.


Just As I Am – Air Supply

There was a time in the late 1980′s where if you said you liked Air Supply you’d be shunned – but like many bands of that early 1980′s soft rock sound – they perservered through the late 80′s and 90′s and became well respected and continue to perform this day.

I’ll Tumble 4 Ya – Culture Club

With this single, in America, Culture Club was the first band to have three Top 10 singles from a debut album since The Beatles.  Crazy stuff huh? Much like the group’s two prior American hits, this song was aided by a hugely popular MTV music video.

Yah Mo B There – James Ingram and Michael Mcdonald

It’s safe to say that Michael Mcdonald is without question one of the most, if not THE most soul-filled white guy in pop and rock music. This duet was an interesting idea, and in general – it worked. It earned the duo a 1985 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.