80s Song of the Day: Alone by Heart

‘Til now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you

Alone HeartAlone by Heart was released on May 16, 1987. It was the first single from the album Bad Animals.

The power ballad was a No. 1 hit in the United States and Canada. It reached No. 3 on the UK Singles chart.

Watch the official music video.


45 RPMs: Cyndi Lauper Time After Time

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


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