As featured on Now 2
As featured on Now 2
As featured on Now Music 2
Now That's What I Call Music 2
Released 7th April 1984
Side 1 Side 2
Top 10 Albums of 1989
|1||Jason Donovan||Ten Good Reasons|
|2||Simply Red||A New Flame|
|3||Phil Collins||But Seriously|
|4||Gloria Estefan||Anything For You|
|5||Gloria Estefan||Cuts Both Ways|
|6||Kylie Minogue||Enjoy Yourself|
|7||Madonna||Like A Prayer|
|8||Fine Young Cannibals||The Raw And The Cooked|
|9||Tina Turner||Foreign Affair|
|10||Chris Rea||The Road To Hell|
Make It Big- Wham! (1984)
Make It Big is the second and final studio album from British pop duo Wham!, released in 1984. It was mostly recorded at Studio Miraval in Southern France to escape the press and enable George Michael to work peacefully and mixed at Good Earth Studios in London and Marcadet Studios in Paris. In comparison to their earlier work, the duo had more control over the album's production, as George Michael became the sole credited producer, a position he would subsequently hold on all future releases until the group split in 1986. The album was a critical and commercial success, hitting number one in both the UK and the US and spawning four singles, all topping the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
Outside the US, "Careless Whisper" was credited as a George Michael solo effort upon its release as a single, while "Everything She Wants" was released as a double A-side with "Last Christmas" which would later appear on the following album Music from the Edge of Heaven.
It was certified 6× Platinum in the US within weeks of the album's tenth anniversary.
To date, the album has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
A perfect album, from the perfect band of the 80s, Wham! 10/10
|1.||"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"||George Michael||3:50|
|2.||"Everything She Wants"||Michael||5:01|
|4.||"Like a Baby"||Michael||4:12|
|6.||"If You Were There"||3:38|
|7.||"Credit Card Baby"||Michael||5:08|
As featured on Now 1
As featured on Now 1
Now That's What I Call Music 1
Released 10th December 1983
Grange Hill TV Show
Grange Hill is a British television children's drama series originally made by the BBC. The show began its run on 8 February 1978 on BBC1, and was one of the longest-running programmes on British television when it ended its run on 15 September 2008. It was created by Phil Redmond who is also responsible for the Channel 4 dramas Brookside and Hollyoaks; other notable production team members down the years have included producer Colin Cant and script editor Anthony Minghella.
After 30 years, the show was cancelled in 2008 as it was felt by the BBC that the series had run its course.
The drama was centred on the fictional comprehensive school of Grange Hill in the equally fictitious North London borough of Northam. As well as dealing with school-related issues such as bullying, learning difficulties, teacher-pupil relationships and conflicts, Grange Hill "broke new ground over the years, with the kind of hard-hitting storylines not usually seen in children's dramas", such as racism, Zammo's heroin addiction, teenage pregnancy, AIDS, LGBT, knife crime, homelessness, rape and mental health. The series was originally to have been called "Grange Park", which would go on to be used as the name of the school in another Redmond creation, the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside
Peter 'Tucker' Jenkins- Todd Carty
Suzanne Roass- Susan Tully
Samuel 'Zammo' MacGuire- Lee McDonald
Lucinda Oliver- Letitia Dean
Fiona Wilson- Michelle Gayle
Terence 'Tegs' Ratcliffe- Sean McGuire
Grange Hill was always must watch TV when you came home from school, hard hitting storylines and superb acting with memorable characters that were to go on to bigger and better things, loved it and never missed an episode. 9/10
A list of the No1 singles of this week in The 80s
Blondie- The Tide is High
Police- Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Eddy Grant- I Don't Wanna Dance
Billy Joel- Uptown Girl
Chaka Khan- I Feel For You
Feargal Sharkey- A Good Heart
Berlin- Take My Breath Away
T'Pau- China In Your Hand
Robin Beck- First Time
Lisa Stansfield- All Around The World
Running In The Family- Level 42 (1987)
Running in the Family is the seventh studio album by British band Level 42, released in 1987. It features the UK hit singles: "Lessons in Love" (which reached No. 3 in May 1986), "Running in the Family" (No. 6 in February 1987), "To Be with You Again" (No. 10 in April '87), "It's Over" (No. 10, in September 1987) and "Children Say" (No. 22 at the end of 1987). All five singles peaked in the top 10 in the Netherlands. "Lessons in Love" peaked at #1 in Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and Denmark. This was the last Level 42 album of the 1980s to feature brothers Phil (drums) and Rowland 'Boon' Gould (guitar), who had cited dissatisfaction with the musical direction of the band and exhaustion as departure reasons.
Later in 1987 the Platinum Edition of the album was issued. The CD and cassette versions replaced "Lessons in Love", "Running in the Family" and "It's Over" with remixed versions, and added remixes of "Something About You" and "World Machine" from Level 42's previous album. On vinyl the remixes were featured on one 33rpm record which was shrink-wrapped to the standard edition of the album.
The bands best selling and most loved album, with some excellent songs and big top 10 hits, still one of my favourites of the whole decade. 9/10