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 →
Crack that whip Give the past a slip Step on a crack Break your momma’s back
Whip It by Devo was released on August 13, 1980. It was the second single from the band’s third studio album, Freedom of Choice. There were two 7″ single releases of the song, one with a remix of the track Snowball, which appears on Freedom of Choice, as the B side and one with Turn Around as the B side. Continue reading →
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 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.