80s Song of the Day: Red Red Wine by UB40

Red, red wine, stay close to me
Don’t let me be alone
It’s tearing apart my blue heart

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Red Red Wine by UB40 was released August 20, 1983, with Sufferin’ as the B side. It was a single from the band’s cover versions album, Labour of Love. The song was written and originally recorded by Neil Diamond; however, according to UB40, they were¬†only familiar with Tony Tribe’s version of the song. Continue reading

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80s Song of the Day: Listen to Your Heart by Roxette

And there are voices that want to be heard
So much to mention but you can’t find the words

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Listen to Your Heart by Roxette was released on August 19, 1989, with (I Could Never) Give You Up as the B side. It was a single from the album Look Sharp! Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie Money

I get frightened in all this darkness
I get nightmares I hate to sleep alone
I need some company a guardian angel
To keep me warm when the cold winds blow

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Take Me Home by Eddie Money was released on August 16, 1986, with Calm Before the Storm as the B side. It was the lead single from the album Can’t Hold Back. The song features vocalist Ronnie Spector singing “be my little baby” from the chorus of her 1963 hit Be My Baby with The Ronettes. Continue reading