80s Song of the Day: Learning to Fly by Pink Floyd

Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

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Learning to Fly by Pink Floyd was released on September 14, 1987, with Terminal Frost as the B side. It was the first single from A Momentary Lapse of Reason, the band’s thirteenth studio album and its first following the departure of Roger Waters.

The song was primarily written by David Gilmour, who assumed leadership of Pink Floyd following Waters’ departure. Learning to Fly reached No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100. It spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: No Reply At All by Genesis

I get the feelin’ you’re tryin’ to tell me;
Is there somethin’ that I should know?
What excuse are you tryin’ to sell me?
Should I be readin’ stop or go?
I don’t know

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No Reply At All by Genesis was released September 9, 1981. Some versions featured  Naminanu as the B side; others featured Dodo. It was the first single released in the United States from the album Abacab.

The song spent 18 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 29. It went all the way to No. 2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart. Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: I Know You’re Out There Somewhere by The Moody Blues

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow

I Know You’re Out There Somewhere by EnglishI know you're out there progressive rock band The Moody Blues was released on May 23, 1988, with Miracle as the B side. The song was a single from the album Sur La Mer.

The song reached No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 52 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the band’s final Top 40 hit in the United States.

Watch the song’s music video.