80s Song of the Day: Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen

We just sit around talking about the old times,
She says when she feels like crying
She starts laughing thinking about
Glory days

GloryDaysSpringsteenGlory Days by Bruce Springsteen was released on May 31, 1985, with Stand on It as the B side. It was the fifth single from the Born in the U.S.A. album.

Glory Days reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was the fifth of seven Top 10 singles from Born in the U.S.A.

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80s Song of the Day: Venus by Bananarama

Goddess on the mountain top
Burning like a silver flame
The summit of beauty and love
And Venus was her name

venus 2Venus by Bananarama was released on May 30, 1986, with White Train as the B side. A remake of the 1969 song by Shocking Blue, Venus was a single from the band’s third album, True Confessions.

Venus was a worldwide hit for Bananarama. It was a No. 1 hit in the United States, Australia, and a handful of other countries. In the United Kingdom, it reached No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart.

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80s Song of the Day: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the
Eye of the tiger

Eye_of_the_Tiger_SurvivorEye of the Tiger by Survivor was released on May 29, 1982, with Take You on a Saturday as the B side. It was a single from Survivor’s third album of the same name. It also appeared on the Rocky III soundtrack.

Eye of the Tiger was an international success, topping charts worldwide. In the United States, it held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for six consecutive weeks.

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80s Song of the Day: She Works Hard for the Money by Donna Summer

She’ll never sell out
She never will
Not for a dollar bill
She works hard

she works hardShe Works Hard for the Money by Donna Summer was released on May 27, 1983, with I Do Believe (I Fell in Love) as the B side. It was the first single from the album of the same name.

The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart.

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80s Song of the Day: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2

I have climbed the highest mountains
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2 still haven't foundwas released on May 25, 1987. It was the second single released from the album The Joshua Tree.

The song was U2’s second consecutive No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at No. 6 on the UK Singles Chart.

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80s Song of the Day: Dreams by Van Halen

And in the end on dreams we will depend
Cause that’s what love is made of

Dreams Dreams VHby Van Halen was released May 24, 1986, with Inside as the B side. It was the second single from the album 5150, Van Halen’s first album with new lead singer Sammy Hagar.

Dreams only┬áreached No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The first single from the album, Why Can’t This Be Love, had peaked at No. 3.

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80s Song of the Day: I Know You’re Out There Somewhere by The Moody Blues

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow

I Know You’re Out There Somewhere by EnglishI know you're out there progressive rock band The Moody Blues was released on May 23, 1988, with Miracle as the B side. The song was a single from the album Sur La Mer.

The song reached No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 52 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the band’s final Top 40 hit in the United States.

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80s Song of the Day: Bust a Move by Young MC

So on the beach you’re strollin’ real high rollin’
Everything you have is yours and not stolen
A girl runs up with somethin’ to prove
So don’t just stand there bust a move

Bust a move 2Bust a Move by Young MC was released on May 22, 1989, with Got More Rhymes as the B side. It was a single from the rapper’s debut album, Stone Cold Rhymin’.

Bust a Move was Young MC.’s biggest hit. It reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a No. 1 hit in Australia.

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80s Song of the Day: Every Breath You Take by The Police

Since you’ve gone I’ve been lost without a trace
I dream at night, I can only see your face

Every breath you takeEvery Breath You Take by The Police was released on May 20, 1983, with Murder by Numbers as the B side. It was the first single from the album Synchronicity.

Every Breath You Take was the biggest hit of 1983. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight weeks and the UK Singles chart for four weeks.

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80s Song of the Day: Invisible Touch by Genesis

She’s got something you just can’t trust
It’s something mysterious
And now it seems I’m falling, falling for her

Invisible TouchInvisible Touch by Genesis was released May 19, 1986, with The Last Domino as the B side. It was the first single from the album of the same name.

Invisible Touch was the band’s first and only No. 1 single in the United States. It only reached No. 15 in the United Kingdom.

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