80s Song of the Day: Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones

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I’ve been running hot
You got me ticking gonna blow my top
If you start me up
If you start me up I’ll never stop

start me upStart Me Up by The Rolling Stones was released on August 14, 1981, with No Use in Crying as the B side. It was the first single released from the album Tattoo You.

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80s Song of the Day: Whip It by Devo

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Crack that whip
Give the past a slip
Step on a crack
Break your momma’s back

whip it2Whip 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.

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

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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 streetDancing 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.

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

Eighties Grooves

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

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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.

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