80s Song of the Day: Who’s That Girl by Madonna

Quien es esa nina, who’s that girl
Senorita, mas fina, who’s that girl

who's that girl

Who’s That Girl by Madonna was released on June 30, 1987, with White Heat as the B side. It was a single from the soundtrack album of the same name. The movie also starred Madonna, along with Griffin Dunne. Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx

Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

Right here waiting

Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx was released on June 29, 1989, with Wait for the Sunrise as the B side. It was the second single from the album Repeat Offender.

The song was an international hit, reaching No. 1 in several countries, including the United States and Canada. It peaked at No. 2 in the United Kingdom.

Watch the music video for the song.

80s Song of the Day: Cruel Summer by Bananarama

The city is crowded
My friends are away
And I’m on my own

cruel summer

Cruel Summer by Bananarama was released in the United Kingdom on June 27, 1983, with Cairo as the B side. It was a single from the album Bananarama.

The song reached No. 8 in the United Kingdom. Its inclusion in the 1984 film The Karate Kid ignited the song’s international success (the group did not, however, allow the song to appear on the film’s soundtrack). Cruel Summer reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984, becoming Bananarama’s first Top 10 hit in the States.

Watch the music video for the song, which was shot in New York City in the summer of 1983.

80s Song of the Day: Love Shack by The B-52’s

I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your jukebox money

Love Shack 2Love Shack by The B-52’s was released on June 20, 1989, with Channel Z as the B side. The song was a single from the album Cosmic Thing.

Love Shack was The B-52’s biggest hit song and first million-copy seller. It reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, the band’s first single to crack the Top 40. It reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and was a No. 1 hit in several other countries, including Australia and New Zealand.

Watch the official music video for the song.

80s Song of the Day: Panama by Van Halen

Don’t you know she’s coming home with me?
You’ll lose her in the turn
I’ll get her!

PanamaPanama by Van Halen was released on June 18, 1984. The U.S. release featured Drop Dead Legs as the B side, while the U.K. release featured Girl Gone Bad. Panama was the third single from the album 1984.

Panama reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 64 on the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the music video for the song.