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Life by Haddaway. Nestor Alexander Haddaway’s 1993 follow up to his smash hit, What is Love?  He’s German-Trinidadian but also spent time in the US while growing up.

Nothin’ to It by Pleasure. 1979 b-side to their single release of The Real Thing.  Band from Portland, Oregon that blended soul, funk and jazz with a tough street edge that became a cult group on the underground black music scene of the late 70’s.

Gimme Luv by David Morales. Request

Give it Up by KC and the Sunshine Band…although it was simply credited as KC in many countries, including the US due to the backlash against many disco artists on the charts at the beginning of the 1980s. It was a comeback hit for the act in the US, where it peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1984.  It was released in 1983 single from All in a Night’s Work, their 9th album.

Broken Eyes by Mariko Tone.  From the 1985 LP Purple Rose, her second. She’s a Japanese singer, actress and essayist. Tone also covers children’s songs under pseudonym Hanako Nohara.

When you Walk in the Room by Paul Carrack.  Carrack has been in a whole load of well known 80s bands, including Ace, Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics, and Roxy Music. This solo single is from his 1987 album One Good Reason, his 3rd.

Step by Step by Rex. Italo disco from 1986. Can’t find anything else about the guy, other than a second single was Angelina Angel Eyes…

She’s Like the Wind by Patrick Swayze.  Request.

Body & Soul by Anita Baker.  Request.

Original Sin by Taylor Dayne.  Soundtrack tune from The Shadow, 1994, an Alec Baldwin superhero film I’ve never heard of…

Aussies from 1985

*Live it Up by Mental as Anything.  Highest charting Australian tune in Australia for the year…it was number 4 on the list of that year.

*Another Day in the Sun by The Moffs. 1985 7” single that Wikipedia falsely attributes to 1987.

*Small Brave Land by The Expression.  formed in Sydney in 1981 and disbanded in 1985, with local musicians Jason O’Donnell on bass and Steve Layton, on keyboards, and Western Australians Tom Haran (vocals), Neville Dowling (keyboards), and Andrew Wong-Yen (guitar). This is from 1985.

*Out of Mind, Out of Sight by Models.  Written by James Freud in 1985 for the album by the same name.  It has to be their biggest hit…which is mistakenly thought to be an INXS song by many…including yours truly till about 4 years ago when I first played it here on Joy.  Anybody else?

*Black Fella by The Warumpi Band. 1985 single from their debut album of the same year, Big Name, No Blankets.

*What You Need by INXS.  Released in December 1985 from their 5th studio album “Listen Like Thieves”.

In the Mix by The Rose Brothers.  Request.

How Can I Ease the Pain by Lisa Fischer.  Request.

Deus by The Sugarcubes.  Request.

Walking on the Moon by The Police. The second single from their second studio album, Reggatta de Blanc, from 1979. The song was written by Sting when he was drunk…and it’s been covered by William Shatner!


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