Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bob Seger – Shakedown

First Hit #1: August 1, 1987 Personally, I didn’t think Beverly Hills Cop II was a great movie. It operated under the principle that just shoving Eddie Murphy into situations where he could improvise would automatically create comedic gold, and … Continue reading

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Heart – Alone

First Hit #1: July 11, 1987 Power ballads are probably one of the big guilty pleasure genres of music, because they can always go a bit cheesy and over the top, and they never tend to age that well. So … Continue reading

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Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

First Hit #1: June 27, 1987 I’ve mentioned more than once how Whitney Houston could elevate songs that were, in all honesty, kind of crap. So it’s nice that she’s finally given a song that’s actually kind of good to … Continue reading

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Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam – Head to Toe

First Hit #1: June 20, 1987 Lisa Lisa, a girl so nice they named her twice, and her cult jam didn’t exactly break any new ground with Head to Toe. It does have some pretty great synthesized drums, and Lisa … Continue reading

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Atlantic Starr – Always

First Hit #1: June 13, 1987 At this point, I’m pretty familiar with most of the songs that hit the top spot. Whether through the music of my family or discovering them myself, we’re hitting an era where I’m pretty … Continue reading

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Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hanging On

First Hit #1: June 6, 1987 Yesterday, U2 abandoned trends. Kim Wilde, meanwhile, seems to be parodying them, possibly unintentionally. Now, You Keep Me Hanging On is a girl group classic, and there’s really nothing about it that says “know … Continue reading

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U2 – With or Without You

First Hit #1: May 16, 1987 I’ve noticed through this that a new sound always feels more fresh when in the context of some trends that have stuck around for a while. With or Without You sounds very exciting in … Continue reading

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