“Peeps’ Flashback ’80s Fridays”

Are you ready for the weekend?  Here’s some of my favorite songs from the 1980s to get you going this morning.

I was born during the first British invasion in the 1960s, but I was graduating high school when the second invasion took place in the early 1980s.  Culture Club, with cross-dressing front man Boy George, got America talking with “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”, which peaked at #2, in 1982.  The follow-up, “Time (Clock of the Heart), also hit #2, in 1983.

Culture Club — “Time (Clock of the Heart)

In the 1970s, I was all about country music, but in high school, I veered toward pop and dance music.  However, there was room for rock & roll, too.  As I was graduating high school, in 1982, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts spent seven weeks at #1 with “I Love Rock & Roll”.  I also love Britney Spears’ remake of the song from her 2002 movie, “Crossroads”.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts  — I Love Rock & Roll

When British singer Samantha Fox crossed the Atlantic in 1986, she was known for her sexy persona as well as her provocative first song that peaked at #4 in the U.S. in 1986.  “Touch Me (I Want Your Body) was a huge hit in Sweden (8 weeks at #1) and Canada (7 weeks at #1).  Fox went on to have three more American hits, “Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) peaked at #3 in 1988, “I Wanna Have Some Fun” (#8 in 1988), and “I Only Wanna Be With You” (#31 in 1989).

Samantha Fox  — Touch Me (I Want Your Body)


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by karen mckee johnston on March 30, 2012 at 7:20 am

    good morning love joan jett thanks have a good day anthony


  2. Thanks Peeps, made my day… U are a youngun compared to me:) But thats o.k. So glad U share this with us…gets us motivated for sure. U have a Great weekend.


  3. Seasoned songs. I always love vintage songs. Especially when Samantha fox was at the peak. Time Clock


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