80s Song of the Day: 18 and Life by Skid Row

Your crime is time and it’s
Eighteen and life to go

18 and life18 and Life by Skid Row was released on June 16, 1989, with Midnight/Tornado as the B side. It was the second single from the band’s debut album Skid Row.

The song was a big hit for Skid Row, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It reached No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the official music video for the song.


45 RPMs: Skid Row I Remember You

Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand, I remember you

Skid Row’s I Remember You is 80s power ballad perfection. I don’t know what this song reminds me of more – teenage heartbreak, lead singer Sebastian Bach‘s impossibly perfect hair, or the frustration at having absolutely no idea what the lyrics “love letters in the sand” actually were in the days before you could simply Google them.

Released in 1989, I Remember You was the third single off of the group’s debut album, right after 18 and Life scared us all straight. It reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and perhaps more importantly, according to Sebastian Bach in a 2007 interview, it was the No. 1 prom song in 1990. Continue reading