“Peeps’ Flashback ’80s Fridays”

Typically, I’m off on Fridays, but not today.  I’m doing all five shows this evening, so why am I up at 6 a.m.?  So, I need some energetic and fun ’80s songs more than even to get myself motivated today.  Here’s this week’s selections.

“I Can Dream About You” — Dan Hartman

43-year-old singer/songwriter Dan Hartman died in 1994 of an AIDS-related brain tumor.  On the music charts, he only topped the Billboard dance charts three times with “Instant Replay” (1978), “Vertigo/Relight My Fire (1980), and “We Are The Young” (1984).

While “Instant Replay” reached #29 and “We Are The Young” peaked at #25 on the Hot 100, Hartman only had one top ten hit and it was a signature song that is still played today.

“I Can Dream About You”, which was featured in the movie, “Streets of Fire”, reached #6 in 1984.

“Too Shy”  — Kajagoogoo

While the band scored three top ten hits in England, “Too Shy” was their only hit in America peaking at #5 in 1983.

The lead singer of the group, Limahl, scored a solo hit in 1984, with title track from the movie, “The Never Ending Story”, which peaked at #17 in the U.S.

“Down Under”  — Men At Work

The Australian pop group scored two hit albums in the U.S. that went on to sell more than 9 million copies here.

They had four top ten hits in America, including the #1 hits, “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under”, in 1981, the #3 “Overkill” and the #10 hit, “It’s A Mistake”, both in 1983.

This is in memory of saxophone player Greg Ham was found dead in his home in Melbourne earlier this week.



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