Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Top 100 Songs of 1986*: #80-71

We started yesterday with our presentation and continue with 10 more:


Word Up

This group started out as a 13-member act from New York City.  The song at #81 earned them a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

Bad Boy
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine

Here's a song that struck Gold and reached the Top 10 in five countries.  It is from the second English language album that Miami Sound Machine did.

Love Touch
Rod Stewart

This is a song from the soundtrack to the movie Legal Eagles starring Robert Redford, Debra Winger & Daryl Hannah.  Rod Stewart took it to the Top 10.

Don't Get Me Wrong

After drug-related deaths left the Pretenders with two living members, Chrissie Hynde soldiered on and reformed them for a mid-'80s run that included this song.

All Cried Out
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force

Here's the first of three big Top 10 hits in a row for this act.


Crush On You

At #75, this eight-member family act from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Duran Duran

For this song, Duran Duran enlisted the help of ace producer Nile Rodgers, who gave the band a funky sound.

Secret Lovers
Atlantic Starr

This group tried 21 singles before finally, this song clicked and became a big hit.

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
Billy Ocean

This was one of seven Top 10 hits that Billy Ocean enjoyed in the '80s, a song from the movie Jewel of the Nile.

Talk To Me
Stevie Nicks

Not only was Stevie Nicks one of the great songwriters and lead vocalists for Fleetwood Mac, but she also enjoyed considerable solo success during the decade.

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