Monthly Archives: January 2013

Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away

First Hit #1: July 27, 1985 The important thing about doing a cover is you have to make it your own. Paul Young, working with a Hall and Oates song that really isn’t that young, manages the trick quite well, … Continue reading

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Duran Duran – A View to a Kill

First Hit #1: July 13, 1985 A View to a Kill wasn’t a good movie. I say this as a fan of the Bond series overall, and someone who actually briefly convinced himself that Roger Moore’s last adventure was worthwhile. … Continue reading

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Phil Collins – Sussudio

First Hit #1: July 6, 1985 Phil Collins doesn’t look much like a pop star. A slightly doughy man with a quickly receding hairline, he looks like the dad of a pop star. But he definitely sounds like a pop … Continue reading

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Bryan Adams – Heaven

First Hit #1: June 22, 1985 I don’t think it’s possible to be Canadian and still like Bryan Adams. He was popular worldwide, which meant that radio stations could play his songs and it wouldn’t be dorky CanCon nobody else … Continue reading

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Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World

First Hit #1: June 8, 1985 Every decade has trends one wishes would go away, but by the same token every decade has trends that I think are ripe for a revival. New Wave might not be new anymore, but … Continue reading

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Wham! – Everything She Wants

First Hit #1: May 25, 1985 Here’s where I come in. The most popular song in America on the day I was born was Everything She Wants, by Wham. A song I don’t actually like very much, as it turns … Continue reading

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Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)

First Hit #1: May 18, 1985 It’s always odd when a song everyone is convinced is bad becomes a hit. It pops up frequently, but Don’t You (Forget About Me) is yet another example. The list of people who didn’t … Continue reading

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