“Peeps’ Friday ’80s Flashback”

It’s Friday and I need to motivated and get things done at home to head out of town.  So, for my weekly flashback to the ’80s, why not start with “Vacation” by the Go -Go’s.

The Go-Go’s — “Vacation”

The Go-Go’s first album, “Beauty and the Beat”, in 1981,  hit number one and sold more than two million copies.  It also gave the group its first two hits and its biggest hit, “Our Lips Are Sealed” (#20) and “We Got The Beat” (#2).

They followed that album up the next year with “Vacation”.  The biggest hit off that release was the #8 title track (the album also peaked at #8).  The group did have two other smaller hits from that album and that was it for them.  A total of five Top 40 Hot 100 hits.

The Bee Gees  — “One”

In memory of Robin Gibb, who passed away last weekend of cancer at the age of 62, I’m featuring the biggest hit the group had in the 1980s.  While they scored many number one hits in the 1970s, they only scored three hits during my favorite music decade.

“One” hit #7 in 1989.

Air Supply — “Making Love Out of Nothing at All”

The Australian duo took America by storm in 1980.  Radio was their best friend and they hit the top 40 eleven times.  Of those hits, eight reached the top ten.

Their first hit, “Lost in Love” reached #3.   Only one of their songs reached #1 on the Hot 100, “The One That You Love” in the summer of 1981.

“Making Love Out of Nothing at All” reached #2 in the fall of 1983.

Anthony

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