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


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

80s Song of the Day: Dancing in the Street by David Bowie and Mick Jagger

All we need is music, sweet music
There’ll be music everywhere
There’ll be swingin’, swayin’ and records playin’
And dancing in the street

dancing in the street

Dancing in the Street by David Bowie and Mick Jagger was released on August 12, 1985, with an instrumental version as the B side. It was issued as a single with all profits going to the Live Aid famine relief cause.

The song was a No. 1 hit in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. It peaked at No. 7 in the United States.

Watch the song’s music video, which was shown twice at the Live Aid event.