80s Song of the Day: Nightshift by the Commodores

Nightshift by the Commodores was released on January 31, 1985, with I Keep Running as the B side. It was a single from the band’s eleventh album of the same name. The song was a tribute to singers Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, who had both died in 1984. The lyrics reference the singers’ respective hits, (Your Love Is Lifting Me) Higher and Higher and What’s Going On. Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was released on January 30, 1987, with Layin’ It on the Line as the B side. The song appeared on Starship’s second album No Protection and was featured in the 1987 film Mannequin, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall. Continue reading