It’s Friday again and time to get motivated for the weekend and here’s a great way to do that. I’m flashing back to the 1980s with three more of my favorite songs! Have a great weekend.
“Always Something There To Remind Me” — Naked Eyes
The English duo, Naked Eyes, hit the Billboard Hot 100 four times between 1982-1984 and as much as I kept up with the charts, I only recall the first two of their hits. In 1982, they had their biggest hit (#8) with “Always Something There To Remind Me”. That was followed up with the #11 smash, “Promises, Promises” in 1983. And, their other two top 40 hits, “When the Lights Go Out” and “(What) In The Name of Love”, peaked at #37 and #39, respectively.
“She Drives Me Crazy” — Fine Young Cannibals
Roland Gift headed up the English band, Fine Young Cannibals, in the late-1980s and the group had three top 40 entries on the Hot 100.
The first two, from 1989, “She Drives Me Crazy” and “Good Thing”, both topped the charts. They also just missed out on the top ten with the third as “Don’t Look Back” peaked at #11. The group also had another big smash on the Billboard Dance charts, “I’m Not The Man I Used To Be” that peaked at #8 on that chart, but it didn’t crack the top 40 on the Hot 100.
“Don’t Dream It’s Over” — Crowded House
The Australian band, Crowded House, scored only two top 40 hits on American radio in the mid-1980s. The first, “Don’t Dream It’s Over” peaked at #2 in 1986 and that was followed the next year with the #7 smash, “Something So Strong”.
Drummer Peter Jones, who worked with the band in the 1990s, recently died and another drummer, Paul Hester, died in 2005.