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.

Watch the music video for the song.

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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.

Watch the official music video for the song.

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.

Watch the music video for the song.

45 RPMs: Cyndi Lauper Time After Time

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time

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The U.K. and other versions of the Time After Time 7″ single came with this picture sleeve. The U.S. version did not.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I was a huge fan of Cyndi Lauper in the 80s, and She’s So Unusual was one of my very first albums. It still holds a lot of significance for me because it came out at a time when I was just starting to discover my own musical tastes and interests. Cyndi wasn’t my parents’ favorite singer or my brothers’ favorite band – she was all mine.

 

Time After Time is an absolutely stunning song and one of my all-time favorites. Released in 1984, it was the second single off of She’s So Unusual, after Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and Cyndi’s first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.   Continue reading