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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Top of The Pops - 24th January 1980 - Full Episode

   Mike Read Introduces Top of The Pops from 24th January 1980 featuring:
The Buggles
The Nolans
Boomtown Rats
Bee Gees 
Joe Jackson
Suzi Quatro
The Specials
Barbara Dickson
Shelia B Devotion 
The Regents
The Pretenders
Kool and the Gang

Monday, 25 May 2015

USA For Africa - We Are the World - 1985

USA For Africa- "We Are The World"

The charity Single from USA For Africa was released in March 1985 and reached Number 1 on the U.K. singles chart.  Written by Lionel Richie  and Michael Jacksons it was released on Columbia records on  7 inch & 12 inch disc and spent  10 weeks on the chart.

Smash Hits Review
No1 Magazine Review



Monday, 18 May 2015

Fame - Original Soundtrack 1980

Fame the Original Soundtrack comes from the Original "Fame" Movie released on 16th May 1980 on RSO Records. It was produced by Michael Gore. The album reached No. 1 on the British charts but not until 1982 when the TV series was launched, and peaked at No. 7 in the US charts.

Listen to the Full album

Track listing:
Fame -  Irene Cara.
Out Here On My Own -  Irene Cara.
Hot Lunch -  Irene Cara
Dogs In The Yard - Paul McCrane
Red Light -  Linda Clifford.
Is It Okay To Call You Mine - Paul McCrane
Never alone -  Contemporary Gospel chorus of the High School of Music and Art.
Ralph and Monty Dressing Room Piano Instrumental
I Sing The Body Electric - Irene Cara, Paul McCrane, Laura Dean, Traci Parnell, Eric Brockington


Saturday, 16 May 2015

Janet Jackson is Back!

Rumours have been going round for months that Janet Jackson was working on a new album. Janet quashed those rumours a few months back when she stated if she was doing something new we would hear it from her lips first.

Earlier this month rumours started again that Janet would release a new album on July 10th on Atlantic records. Then cryptic messages started to appear on Twitter from Janet's long time musical collaborator Jimmy Jam fuelling speculation that indeed something was going to happen.

Today May 16th, Janet's 49th birthday, a video announcement was made and
indeed Janet is working on a new album, tour and movement for 2015. Seems like there could be a new Rhythm Nation!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Nia Peeples - Trouble - 12 Inch Remix - 1988

"Trouble"  was the first single released by Nia Peeples on Mercury/Polygram Records in April 1988. The song came from the album "Nothin' But Trouble" reached Number 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Chart and Number 35 on Billboard Top 100 chart. Written by Steve Harvey the song was originally intended for Latoya Jackson. The 12 inch versions were Mixed by Shep Pettibone.

12inch Remix

Dub Mix


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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face - 1984

Billy Idol- "Eyes Without A Face"

The 6th Single from Billy Idol was released in May 1984 and reached Number 18 on the U.K. singles chart.  Written by  Billy Idol and Steve Stevens it was released on Chrysalis records on  7 inch & 12 inch disc and spent  13 weeks on the chart.

                                           Smash Hits Review by Neil Tennant


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