Chart Flashback: 1989

​27 years ago, these were some of the hot hits.

My favorite is “Two Hearts” by Phil Collins.

1. Bobby Brown, ”My Prerogative”

2. Phil Collins, ”Two Hearts”

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3. Poison, ”Every Rose Has Its Thorn”

4. Taylor Dayne, ”Don’t Rush Me”

5. Def Leppard, ”Armageddon It”

6. The Bangles, ”In Your Room”

7. Michael Jackson, ”Smooth Criminal”

8. Boys Club, ”I Remember Holding You”

9. Annie Lennox and Al Green, ”Put a Little Love in Your Heart”

10. Karyn White, ”The Way You Love Me”

Source: Joel Whitburn Presents The Billboard® Hot 100® Charts—The Eighties

Happy Halloween

I was trying to find a song that would be fitting for Halloween. 

This is the one I picked, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson. 


I remember when this song and video came out in 1983. I thought having Vincent Peoce do the introduction and voice-ovet rap for the song was so cool.

I was glued to the TV when the video camera out on MTV. 

Funny how the zombies are a big thing now and they were in the video dancing with Michael Jackson. 

See, I’ve always said that the coolest music came from the 80’s. 

Happy Halloween and make it a great day. 

Song Played Over and Over

Do you ever get in those moods to listen to a song over and over again?

Well, the other day at work, I was in that kind of mood. I must of played it over 25 times.

The song that I kept playing over and over was, “Love Never Felt So Good” by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake.

 

 

The song, reworked from a 1983 demo track originally composed by Jackson and Canadian singer-songwriter Paul Anka, was the first single released from Jackson’s second posthumous album, Xscape. Two versions of the single were developed. The first was a solo produced by American record producer John McClain and Dutch record producer Giorgio Tuinfort. The second version was a duet featuring American singer Justin Timberlake, produced by American record producers Timbaland and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, which received positive reviews from music critics. Its accompanying music video premiered on May 14, 2014 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In it, Timberlake appears with a crowd of young dancers, who reference Jackson’s most known dance moves, interspersed with archival footage of the late pop singer’s many short films. The song is the second collaboration between Jackson and Anka to be released since Jackson’s death in 2009 — the first being “This Is It“. (From Wikipedia.com)

Yes, that Paul Anka, who knew?

In case you want to sing to the song like I did all day. Here you go.

“Love Never Felt So Good”

Baby, love never felt so good
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me
Oh baby, love never felt so fine
And I doubt if it’s never mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, can’t believe
I can’t take it

‘Cause baby, every time I love you
It’s in and out of my life, in out baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out of my life, in out baby
‘Cause baby, love never felt so good

Baby, love never felt so fine
And I’d doubt if it was ever mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
Oh baby, love never felt so good
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me
And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, can’t believe
I can’t take it cause

Baby, every time I love you
In and out of my life, in out baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out of my life, driving me crazy
Baby, love never felt so good

Baby, love never felt so fine
And I’d doubt it was mine all mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
Oh baby, love never felt so good
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me
And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, can’t believe
I can’t take it cause

Baby, every time I love you
In and out of my life, in out baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It’s in and out of my life, driving me crazy
Baby, love never felt so good

Songwriters
Michael Jackson and Paul Anka

Read more: Michael Jackson – Love Never Felt So Good Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Make it a great day!

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! This song reminds me of Halloween.

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Thriller” is a song recorded by American singer Michael Jackson, composed by Rod Temperton, and produced by Quincy Jones.

I can remember when this song came out in 1983. There was a special on MTV about the making of the Thriller video. I even recorded it on a VHS video tape.  It had Zombies before they became really popular in 2015.

As I am sitting her watching the video again, I’m in my chair moving like I could ever dance like they do in the video.

Don’t even get me started on how creepy Vincent Price is talking in the song. And that “laugh” he does at the end… Ay dios mio!

Side Notes:

The track was also listed at number one on “The Top 10 Halloween Songs” by Billboard.

Co-starring with Jackson was former Playboy centerfold Ola Ray.

Tony Fields (1958–1995), who was one of the dancing Zombies, was a Solid Gold Dancer from 1979 to 1984.

The Internet has everything… you want to know how to dance to Thriller? Here you go: How to Dance to Michael Jackson‘s Thriller

 

R.I.P. Cory Monteith

Well, there was some sad news over the weekend that one of the stars of Glee, Cory Monteith died at the age of 31. He played Finn Hudson on the show.

Cory Monteith

Cory Allan Michael Monteith
(May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013)
© 2012 Todd Williamson
Image courtesy gettyimages.com
8 January 2012

 I’m not a huge Glee fan. I have probably watch a handful of episodes, but I did like the music that they sang on the show. It was a little game for me to find the original version of the song and match it with the version that was song on Glee.

Here are some of the songs that I liked that Cory Monteith sang in or with others:

She’s Not There” by The Zombies

Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson

More Than A Woman” by The Bee Gees

There were more songs, but these are the ones that I have listen more on my iPod.

If Glee does do a show that revolves around his death, I might watch that one.

It sad when someone you watch on TV passes away. But it seems a little sadder when that person is young.

R.I.P. Cory Monteith. You will be remembered by you fans!

Four Years Ago Today

Here is the post from June 25, 2009 that I blogged about “Celebrities Always Die in Threes“.  I thought since it has been four years now (time flies by way too fast), I would repost it again.

All day at work, I have been listening to Michael Jasckson on Pandora. He did have some really great songs.

Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, you may be gone, but you have never been forgotten.

 

 

You Know the Saying, “Celebrities Always Die in Threes” — you know when a famous person dies, they say celebrity deaths always come in threes?

Well these past couple of weeks proves that there is some truth in this saying. The most recent celebrities deaths have been Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.

Here are some of things that I will remember of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.

Ed McMahon

There were so many shows that Ed McMahon was on The Tonight Show, Star Search, TV Bloopers And Practical Jokes and all of those commercials. The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon won’t be the same with Ed McMahon.

Farrah-Fawcett-70s

I remember watching the commercials that she did before she was a TV/movie star. Ultra Brite toothpaste, Wella Balsam shampoo, and her own brand of shampoo, marketed by Fabergé. Then when I saw her on Charlie’s Angels, I wanted a “Farrah Do” or “Farrah Hair”.

There were two movies that she did that really stuck in my mind, Extremities and  The Burning Bed.

Michael Jackson

One of my favorite albums is his Off the Wall released August 10, 1979. This recrod had some of Michael Jackson’s classic songs that made himthe King of Pop.

Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
Rock with You
Off the Wall
She’s out of My Life

Then there is “Beat It” and “Billie Jean“. And probably on of my favorite video –“Thriller“.

And who could forget —

On March 25, 1983, Jackson performed live on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever television special, both with The Jackson 5 and on his own singing “Billie Jean”. Debuting his signature dance move—the moonwalk.

I remember watching the special and just being glues to the TV when he sang that song. And when he did the moonwalk… WOW!

There are just too many of his songs, either with his brothers or when he was on his own, to name my favorites.One of those songs on my list of Michael Jackson’s songs is Man in the Mirror. This song alaways gets to me.

Rest in peace Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten.

I got this from my friend Jason… “remember life is short. You are still here, enjoy each moment!”

Together Again

OK, how did I miss this song??

I have been listening the Michael Jackson songs on Pandora lately. They also play other Jackson songs too. One of them they play us “Together Again” (1998) by Janet Jackson.

I’m sure I heard this song and I have it on my iPod, but for some reason, I just don’t remember it.

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“Together Again” is a song by American recording artist Janet Jackson from her sixth studio album, The Velvet Rope. Written and produced by Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Now whenever I hear it, I start chair dancing to it. And if I wasn’t at work, I would be singing it out loud!

 

 

Here are the lyrics, because I know you want to sing to it too!

“Together Again”
by Janet Jackson

There are times
When I look above
And beyond
There are times when I feel your love
Around me baby
Ill never forget my baby
(Ill never forget you)

There are times when I look above and beyond
There are times when I feel your love around me baby
Ill never forget my baby

When I feel that I don’t belong
Draw my strength
From the words when you said
Hey it’s about you baby
Look deeper inside you baby

Bridge
Dream about us together again
What I want us together again baby
I know well be together again cuz

Chorus:
Everywhere I go
Every smile I see
I know you are there
Smilin back at me
Dancin in moonlight
I know you are free
Cuz I can see your star
Shinin down on me

(together again, ooh)
Good times well share again
(together again, ooh)
Makes me wanna dance
(together again, ooh)
Say it loud and proud
(together again, ooh)
All my loves for you

Always been a true angel to me
Now above
I can’t wait for you to wrap your wings around me baby
Oooh wrap them around me baby

Sometimes hear you whisperin
No more pain
No worries will you ever see now baby
Im so happy for my baby

Bridge

Chorus

(together again, ooh)
Good times well share again
(together again, ooh)
Ooh it makes me wanna dance
(together again, ooh)
Say it loud and proud
(together again, ooh)
All my loves for you

There are times when I look above and beyond
There are times when I feel you smile upon me baby
Ill never forget my baby

What I’d give just to hold you close
As on earth
In heaven we will be together baby
Together again my baby

Chorus (2x)

Side Note:

From Songfact.com

Janet Jackson told newnownext.com that this song was “very personal for me. I lost a lot of friends and people that I worked with to this disease (AIDS). I caught drama for that too: Before I wrote the song, I told some of the people at the label the concept for the song, and they didn’t think it was a good idea – ‘I don’t think you should do that.’ I said, ‘Why shouldn’t I?’ Because whatever, whatever. I thought, ‘You know, this is really stupid.’ It was in my heart.”

For more Songfacts — “Together Again“.

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