Welcome to the 80s, where you might not want to pick up some fashion tips, but the music was pretty fun.
“All Cried Out” is a song by English singer-songwriter Alison Moyet. It was written by Moyet and producers Jolley & Swain for her debut studio album Alf (1984). Released as the album’s second single in the autumn of 1984, the track peaked within the top ten on both the Irish and the UK Singles Chart, also reaching the top twenty in Switzerland.
“Heart Attack” was one of two new songs recorded for the 1982 (Double Platinum) greatest hits package titled Olivia’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2. In 1983, Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their TV series episode “Angelic Alvin” (with new lyrics created for the episode).
In 1991, successful record producers and remixers Clivillés + Cole, released acover version of U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love)”, but it was the B-side song “A Deeper Love”, featuring vocals by Deborah Cooper (a long time Clivillés and Cole vocalist) and Paul Pesco that proved to be a hit, peaking at No. 15 in the UK.
“Thief Of Hearts” is a 1984 single by American singer-songwriter and actress Melissa Manchester. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer it was the theme song for the film Thief Of Hearts starring Steven Bauer, appearing in the film and on it’s soundtrack. “Thief Of Hearts” debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on November 24, 1984 peaking at #88.
“The Animal Song” is a 1982 single by British new wave group Europeans. Despite backing from major label A&M Records the single failed to make any chart impact. “The Animal Song” was taken from the bands debut album Vocabulary released in September 1983.
“Micro-Kid” is a single released in 1983 by the British musical group Level 42 from their fourth studio album Standing in the Light. It reached #37 on the UK single charts.
“Back On Holiday” was the first single from American pop singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist Robbie Nevil’s second album “A Place Like This”. The single debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on December 11, 1988 peaking at #34, the single also reached #52 on the Billboard R&B chart.
“Crying Over You” is a song by Canadian new wave group Platinum Blonde, released as the first single from their 1985 album Alien Shores. The single reached No. 1 on the Canadian record charts on Sept. 7, 1985. The song features a guitar solo by Alex Lifeson from Rush. The 12″ features remixes by American record producer, remixer Shep Pettibone.
“We Are the World” is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide.
“We Love You” is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released as the second single taken from their 1986 album, The Pacific Age on November 10, 1986.”We Love You” debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on February 7, 1987. The song spent seven weeks on the survey peaking at #16. Internationally “We Love You” charted in the U.K. reaching #54 and in Australia reaching #18.