As featured on The Hits Album 3
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As featured in The Hits Album 3
The Hits Album 3 -Released 1985
|A-Ha||Take On Me|
|King||The Taste Of Your Tears|
|Red Box||Lean On Me|
|Matt Bianco||Yeh Yeh|
|Denise Lasalle||My Toot Toot|
|Shakin' Stevens||Lipstick Powder & Paint|
|Madonna||Dress You Up|
|Prince & The Revolution||Raspberry Beret|
|Bruce Springsteen||Dancing In The Dark|
|Steve Arrington||Dancin' In The Key Of Life|
|Brilliant||It's A Man's Man's Man's World|
|Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin||Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves|
|Jennifer Rush||The Power Of Love|
|Paul Young||Everytime You Go Away|
|Cyndi Lauper||Time After Time|
|Sade||The Sweetest Taboo|
|Dream Academy||Life In A Northern Town|
|Bonnie Tyler & Todd Rundgren||Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It|
|John Parr||St Elmo's Fire|
|Huey Lewis & The News||The Power Of Love|
|ZZ Top||Sleeping Bag|
|Bonnie Tyler||Holding On For A Hero|
|Thompson Twins||King For A Day|
|The Cult||She Sells Sanctuary|
|Echo & The Bunnymen||Bring On The Dancing Horses|
Little Creatures- Talking Heads
- And She Was
- Give Me Back My Name
- Creatures of Love
- The Lady Don’t Mind
- Perfect World
- Stay Up Late
- Walk It Down
- Television Man
- Road To Nowhere
- Papa Legba (bonus)
- Radio Head (bonus)
Little Creatures is the sixth studio album by American new wave band Talking Heads, released in June 1985. The album examines themes of Americana and incorporates elements of country music, with many of the songs featuring steel guitar. It was voted as the best album of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll and is the band's biggest-selling studio album, with over two million copies sold in the US.
As featured on The Hits Album 2
As featured in The Hits Album 2
The Hits Album 2 -Released 1985
THE HITS ALBUM/ TAPE 2
|Dead Or Alive||You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)|
|Howard Jones||Things Can Only Get Better|
|King||Love And Pride|
|Nik Kershaw||Wide Boy|
|New Edition||Mr Telephone Man|
|Kirsty MacColl||A New England|
|Strawberry Switchblade||Since Yesterday|
|Prince & The Revolution||1999|
|Philip Bailey (with Phil Collins)||Easy Lover|
|Ashford & Simpson||Solid|
|Chaka Khan||This Is My Night|
|James Ingram||Yah Mo B There|
|Dazz Band||Let It All Blow|
|Art Of Noise||Close (To The Edit)|
|Foreigner||I Want To Know What Love Is|
|Paul Young||Everything Must Change|
|Chicago||You're The Inspiration|
|Jim Diamond||I Should Have Known Better|
|Alison Moyet||That Ole Devil Called Love|
|Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy||Kiss Me|
|Little Benny & The Masters||Who Comes To Boogie|
|Matt Bianco||More Than I Can Bear|
|The Big Sound Authority||This House (Is Where Your Love Stands)|
|Mick Jagger||Just Another Night|
|Shakin' Stevens||Breaking Up My Heart|
As featured in The Hits Album
The Hits Album- 32 Original Hits
HITS ALBUM/ TAPE
|Howard Jones||Like To Get To Know You Well|
|Alison Moyet||All Cried Out|
|Paul Young||I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down|
|Alphaville||Big In Japan|
|Laura Branigan||Self Control|
|Ray Parker Jnr||Ghostbusters|
|Chaka Khan||I Feel For You|
|Billy Ocean||Caribbean Queen|
|S O S Band||Just Be Good To Me|
|Deniece Williams||Let's Hear It For The Boy|
|Miami Sound Machine||Dr. Beat|
|Sister Sledge||Lost In Music|
|Prince & The Revolution||Purple Rain|
|George Michael||Careless Whisper|
|Chicago||Hard Habit To Break|
|Cyndi Lauper||All Through The Night|
|Thompson Twins||Sister Of Mercy|
|The Stranglers||Skin Deep|
|Everything But The Girl||Each And Everyone|
|ZZ Top||Gimme All Your Lovin'|
|Adam Ant||Apollo 9|
|Meat Loaf||Modern Girl|
|Rod Stewart||Some Guys Have All The Luck|
|Neil||Hole In My Shoe|
Re-record not fade-away is the slogan used for Scotch VHS video tapes in the 80s, do you remember the adverts with the skeleton, just awesome forward thinking at the time.
His wings were like a shield of steel, just so silly but good fun, who remembers Batfink.
One of those cartoons that stay in your head, theme tune was superb. 7.5/10
They were all the rage in the mid 80s.
Frankie says "RELAX" Wham's "GO-GO" and the rest, what a laugh we all must have had.
What was your favourite saying on these shirts.
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Jamie and the Magic Torch
Jamie and the Magic Torch was a British children's animated television series, made by Cosgrove Hall, running from 1976 to 1979. It was based around the young boy of the title and his torch, or flashlight. When shone on the floor, the torch opened up a hole into a fun dimension called Cuckoo Land.
The beginning of each episode had Jamie's mother tucking him into bed at night and saying, "Sleep well, Jamie." Then from under his bed, his pet bobtail dog Wordsworth would appear holding the torch in his mouth. Jamie would take the torch and shine it on the floor, opening up a portal to Cuckoo Land (which Wordsworth always got stuck in). The portal manifested itself as a helter skelter.
When they reached the end of the slide, they would fly out into Cuckoo Land from the bottom of a tree trunk and land on a trampoline. All of this was accompanied by a song, written by Joe Griffiths. Once in Cuckoo Land, the fun would begin.
This ended in the 1970's, but was also shown throughout the 80s, superb. 7/10
Overboard is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall, written by Leslie Dixon, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and produced by Roddy McDowall, who also co-stars. The film's soundtrack was composed by Alan Silvestri. In 2006, it was adapted into the South Korean television series Couple or Trouble, and in 2018 it was remade with Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez.
Heiress Joanna Stayton is accustomed to a wealthy life with her husband, Grant Stayton III. While waiting for their yacht to be repaired in the rural hamlet of Elk Cove, Oregon, she hires local carpenter Dean Proffitt to remodel her closet. He puts up with her rude and condescending attitude, and produces quality work, which is dismissed by her because he used oak instead of cedar, despite her not having specifically requested this at the start.
He agrees to redo the closet, if he is paid for the work he has already done. She refuses to pay, and they have an argument, during which he notes that she is inventing things to complain about, because her life is so pampered and boring. This is overheard by the yacht's crew on the intercom, who applaud him for telling her off. Their argument concludes with her pushing him off the yacht.
That night, as the yacht sails away, Joanna goes on deck to retrieve her wedding ring and falls overboard. The next day, a story is aired on the local TV news about her having been picked out of the water by a garbage scow. She is suffering from amnesia, and is taken to the local hospital, where no one can determine her identity. Once Grant discovers that she has fallen overboard, he sails back to retrieve her. After seeing her mental state and her lashing out at hospital employees, he denies knowing her, and returns to the yacht to embark on a spree of parties with younger women.
It was ok, but not worthy of a remake, lol 5/10
Goldie Hawn as Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt
Kurt Russell as Dean Proffitt
Edward Herrmann as Grant Stayton III
Katherine Helmond as Edith Mintz
Roddy McDowall as Andrew
Michael G. Hagerty as Billy Pratt
Brian Price as Travis Proffitt
Jared Rushton as Charlie Proffitt
Jamie Wild as Greg Proffitt
Jeffrey Wiseman as Joey Proffitt
Henry Alan Miller as Dr. Norman Korman
Hector Elizondo as Garbage Scow Captain Tenati
Sven-Ole Thorsen as Olaf
Garry Marshall as Drummer
Ray Combs as the cop at the hospital
Me and My Girl TV series (1984-1989)
Me and My Girl is a 1980s British television situation comedy, starring Richard O'Sullivan, which centred on the challenges faced by a widower raising his adolescent daughter. It was broadcast on ITV between 1984 and 1988.
Simon Harrap (Richard O'Sullivan) – Simon is a middle aged widower as his wife Ruth died about ten years before the series began. He has been bringing up his daughter Samantha since then and struggles to help her as she develops through her teenage years. He is also the Artistic Director of Eyecatchers, a promotions agency based in London.
Samantha "Sam" Harrap (Joanne Ridley) – Sam is the only daughter of Simon and is a teenager. Her mother died when she was very young and so she doesn't remember her. She seeks the help of the women around her as she develops as a teenager.
Nell Cresset (Joan Sanderson) – Nell is Simon's mother-in-law and Samantha's grandmother. She is a matriarchal figure and intimidates a lot of men. She has also invested heavily in Eyecatchers and is meant to be a sleeping partner but likes to interfere with the running of the business. Despite this she is very kind, cares about her son-in-law a lot and provides the maternal advice Sam needs during her teenage years.
Derek Yates (Tim Brooke-Taylor) – Derek is the Managing Partner of Eyecatchers and one of Simon's oldest friends. He is married to Muriel (who is never seen) and has a large and unknown number of children. He is portrayed as incompetent as he is henpecked by Muriel.
Madeleine "Maddie" Dunnock (Leni Harper) – Maddie is the Harrap's first housekeeper. She is Scottish in origin.
Isobel McClusky (Sandra Clarke) – Isobel is the Harrap's second housekeeper. Like her predecessor she is Scottish in origin. She is fiercely religious often going to confession.
Liz (Joanne Campbell) – Liz is Eyecatchers secretary and an aspiring actress. She works part-time so that she can attend auditions. She is a vivacious character.
All episodes listed with their original ITV broadcast date.
"I Love You Samantha" (31 August 1984)
"Design for Loving" (7 September 1984)
"The Ideal Husband" (14 September 1984)
"The Home Help" (21 September 1984)
"Jobs for the Girls" (28 September 1984)
"A Clean Slate" (5 October 1984)
"Love and Kittens" (18 January 1985)
"Let's Talk Turkey" (25 January 1985)
"Sticky Fingers" (1 February 1985)
"The Kids Are Alright" (8 February 1985)
"Leaving On a Jet Plane" (15 February 1985)
"Swings and Roundabouts" (22 February 1985)
"You Take the High Road" (1 March 1985)
"On Approval" (6 October 1985)
"Wild About Harry" (13 October 1985)
"Dangerous Corner" (18 October 1985)
"Goodbye Forever" (25 October 1985)
"A Woman of Taste" (1 November 1985)
"Put Yourself in My Place" (8 November 1985)
"Sam Who?" (15 November 1985)
"One Wild and Foolish Moment" (22 November 1985)
"Forty Years On" (29 November 1985)
"Picture of Harmony" (6 December 1985)
"An Inspector Calls" (13 December 1985)
"Nothing Like a Quiet Sunday" (20 December 1985)
"Faraway Places" (27 December 1985)
"Love's Young Dream" (10 January 1987)
"Marriage in Haste" (17 January 1987)
"The Rhinoceros and the Pussycat" (24 January 1987)
"Poor Uncle Derek" (31 January 1987)
"The Lost Weekend" (7 February 1987)
"Kissing Cousins" (14 February 1987)
"French Leave" (21 February 1987)
"A Single Night of Love" (28 February 1987)
"Lost and Found" (7 March 1987)
"A Star is Gorn" (14 March 1987)
"Pulling Power" (21 March 1987)
"An Offer You Can't Refuse" (28 March 1987)
"Waiting for Adrian" (4 April 1987)
"Like An Old Time Movie" (8 January 1988)
"Thinking About Fluffy" (15 January 1988)
"Question Time" (22 January 1988)
"A Couple of Rough Nights" (29 January 1988)
"Play Your Cards Right" (5 February 1988)
"Love Thy Neighbour" (12 February 1988)
"I Wonder Who's Kissing Him Now?" (23 September 1988)
"My Second Best Friend" (30 September 1988)
"The Story of Foxy-Features and Melon-Head" (7 October 1988)
"Mundane Monday" (14 October 1988)
"Only the Lonely" (21 October 1988)
"When You're Smiling" (28 October 1988)
"A Bit of Overtime" (4th November 1988)
A classic and forgotten, but much loved, TV series from The 1980s. 7.5/10
The Burbs (1989)
Settling in for some time off in his suburban home, Ray Peterson's (Tom Hanks) vacation becomes a horror when the Klopeks, a suspiciously odd family, move in down the block. Enlisting the aid of his paranoid buddy, Art (Rick Ducommun), and his militia-man neighbor, Rumsfield (Bruce Dern), Ray sends his son and wife (Carrie Fisher) away on a trip while he investigates the Klopeks. When a neighbor disappears, Ray and his cohorts risk their lives to save their cul-de-sac from the clutches of evil.
A classic forgotten movie from The 1980s. Loved this, still do. 8/10
Tom Hanks as Ray Peterson
Bruce Dern as Lt. Mark Rumsfield
Carrie Fisher as Carol Peterson
Rick Ducommun as Art Weingartner
Corey Feldman as Ricky Butler
Wendy Schaal as Bonnie Rumsfield
Henry Gibson as Dr. Werner Klopek
Brother Theodore as Uncle Reuben Klopek
Courtney Gains as Hans Klopek
Gale Gordon as Walter Seznick
Dick Miller as Vic (Garbageman)
Robert Picardo as Joe (Garbageman)
Cory Danziger as Dave Peterson
Franklyn Ajaye as Detective #1
Rance Howard as Detective #2
Heather Haase as Ricky's Girlfriend
Nick Katt as Steve Kuntz
Bill Stevenson as Ricky's Friend
Gary Hays as Ricky's Friend
Carey Scott as Ricky's Friend
Kevin Gage as Cop
Dana Olsen as Cop
Brenda Benner as Walter's Daughter
Patrika Darbo as Suzette Weingartner
Box office The film opened at number 1 with $11,101,197 in its opening weekend (February 17–20, 1989). Overall, in the US, the film made $36,601,993 and $49,101,993 worldwide.
Happy birthday October 23rd-
Pele Pele (78)
Weird Al Yankovic Weird Al Yankovic (59)
Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds (42)
Emilia Clarke Emilia Clarke (32)
Cat Deeley Cat Deeley (42)
Happy 80s birthday to-
Christopher Lloyd Christopher Lloyd (80)
Jeff Goldblum Jeff Goldblum (66)
Whitney Houston Night 10th November 2018
Coventry :: Rialto Reborn | 10 Nov 2018 | 19:30 - 02:00
Showtime Live Presents the very Popular Whitney Houston Tribute Night,
With the number 1 Tribute in the uk, Nya King, and her live band. performing all of Whitney Houston’s Greatest Hits, this is a must for all you Whitney fans. This night is always a popular night so don’t miss out!
followed by an after party with a disco until 2 am.
Step Back – The 80’s Concert :: 28th October 2018
Liverpool :: Echo Arena | 28 Oct 2018 | 19:30 - 23:00
STEPBACK! The worlds biggest 80s concert – bringing you some of the best loved stars from the coolest decade. This live indoor 80s concert brings one of the strongest lineups ever seen together on one stage, featuring TONY HADLEY, ABC, BONNIE TYLER, GO WEST, PAUL YOUNG, T’PAU, CHESNEY HAWKES & KATRINA (of Katrina and the Waves)! So dust of the leg warmers, crimp those ponytails and get ready to enjoy an evening of nonstop 80s.
Doors Open: 6pm, Show Starts: 7.30pm, Show Ends Approx: 11pm,
VIP, & VIP Meet & greet: Vip lounge opens at 5pm, After party util 1am,
Take a look and remember the fashion of your youth.
1980s fashion in Britain, America, Europe and Australia had heavy emphasis on expensive clothes and fashion accessories.
Apparel tended to be very bright and vivid in appearance. Women expressed an image of wealth and success through shiny costume jewelry, such as large faux-gold earrings, pearl necklaces, and clothing covered with sequins and diamonds.
Punk fashion began as a reaction against both the hippie movement of the past decades and the materialist values of the current decade. The first half of the decade was relatively tame in comparison to the second half, which is when the iconic 1980s color scheme had come into popularity.
#"Just do the shake 'n' vac and bring the freshness back"#
Omg, it's embarrassing even thinking of the woman dancing across the carpet shaking her "thang" kept thinking she would fall and break her hip, classic 80s advert, sheer brilliance.
They're rerunning Top of The Pops on BBC 4 from the 80s, currently on February1986, just magnificent.
Top of The Pops 6th February 1986
On the show tonight where-
The Damned- Eliose
Five Star- System Addict
Double- Captain of Her Heart
Whitney Houston- How Will I Know
Billy Ocean- When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) #1
Brothers In Arms- Dire Straits
1. So Far Away
2. Money for Nothing
3. Walk of Life
4. Your Latest Trick
5. Why Worry
6. Ride Across the River
7. The Man's Too Strong
8. One World
9. Brothers in Arms
Brothers in Arms is the fifth studio album by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 13 May 1985 by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. It charted at number one worldwide, spending 10 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart (between 18 January and 22 March 1986), nine weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 in the United States, and 34 weeks at number one on the Australian Albums Chart. Brothers in Arms was the first album certified 10-times platinum in the UK and is the eighth-best-selling album in UK chart history, is certified nine-times platinum in the United States, and is one of the world's best-selling albums, having sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
The album won two Grammy Awards in 1986, and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards. Q magazine placed the album at number 51 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
Good album, just not for me. 7/10
The 80s Charts
A list of the No1 singles of this week in The 80s
Police- Don't Stand So Close To Me
Adam & The Ants- Prince Charming
Musical Youth- Pass The Dutchie
Culture Club- Karma Chameleon
Stevie Wonder- I Just Called To Say I Love You
Midge Ure- If I Was
Madonna- True Blue
MARRS- Pump Up The Volume
Whitney Houston- One Moment In Time
Black Box- Ride On Time
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