80s Song of the Day: Cover Me by Bruce Springsteen

This whole world is out there just trying to score
I’ve seen enough I don’t wanna see any more,
Cover me, come on in and cover me

Cover Me

Cover Me by Bruce Springsteen was released July 31, 1984, with Jersey Girl as the B side. The song, which Springsteen originally wrote for Donna Summer but then recorded himself, was the second single from the album Born in the U.S.A. Continue reading

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80s Song of the Day: The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue

You gotta swing your hips now
Come on baby, jump up, hmmm jump back
Oh well I think you got the knack

locomotion

Originally released on July 20, 1987, a re-recorded version of The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue was released worldwide on July 28, 1988, with I’ll Still Be Loving You as the B side. This version, which appeared on the album Kylie, was a major international success. It is a cover of the 1962 song by Little Eva. Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: Careless Whisper by Wham! featuring George Michael

We could have been so good together
We could have lived this dance forever
Now who’s going to dance with me

careless whisper

Careless Whisper by Wham! featuring George Michael was released on July 24, 1984, with an instrumental version of the song as the B side. Other than in the United States, Canada, and Japan, the song was credited solely to George Michael. It was included on Wham!’s album Make It Big. Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: True Faith by New Order

I used to think that the day would never come
I’d see delight in the shade of the morning sun
My morning sun is the drug that brings me near
To the childhood I lost, displaced by fear

true faith

True Faith by New Order was released on July 20, 1987, with 1963 as the B side. The newly released singles appeared along with all of the band’s previously released singles in their 12-inch versions on the compilation album Substance (also known as Substance 1987). Continue reading