“Peeps’ Flashback ’80s Fridays”‏

It’s Friday and you know what that means.  The weekend is almost here for many and I share with you three of my favorite songs from my favorite decade of music.  Have a great weekend.

“Fascinated”  — Company B

Company B was a Latin freestyle, dance trio formed in Miami, Florida, in 1986.

Although the group never had a successful album, they did score three top ten hits on the Billboard Dance chart.  “Full Circle” reached #5 in 1987 and “Signed in Your Book of Love” reached #9 in 1988.

Their biggest club hit, “Fascinated”, stayed at #1 on the dance chart for four weeks.  It was also their only hit on American pop radio.  “Fascinated” reached #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and to this day is still one of my favorite songs of all times.  Really!

“(You Got It) The Right Stuff” — New Kids on the Block

The first boy band that I had a crush on and saw in concert three times was New Kids on the Block.  The Boston group scored its first hit and first top ten hit, “Please Don’t Go Girl” (#10) in 1988, from the album, “Hangin’ Tough”.

That was followed by 8 more top ten hits over the next two years.  While three of their songs reached #1, “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever), “Hangin’ Tough”, and “Step by Step”, one of my favorites was their #3 smash, their second hit in 1988, “(You Got It) The Right Stuff”.

“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” — Culture Club

Cross-dressing lead singer Boy George led Culture Club to the top ten six times with their first six singles in the U.S.  They did have four more top 40 songs.  Their last chart hit, “Move Away”, reached #12 in 1986.

The group only had one #1 hit, “Karma Chameleon” in 1983.

“Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”, which reached #2 in 1982, kicked off their career in America.

Anthony

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