Thursday, January 12, 2012


"Hey! Do you want to know what I wanna do? I wanna go back in time"

Those are the opening lyrics to one of the best pop songs I've heard in a really long time. 

The new single is 1983,  by none other than Limahl himself.

I honestly can't remember when I've been so excited about something.  This may be an exaggeration but really, only I would know that.  The minute I heard it I knew that I had to have it.  It is to me the quintessential dance tune that can move the stubbornest of non-movers.  The more I listen, the more I wanted to listen and the more I want to listen, the more I wished I was on a dance floor choreographing the best dance number since Thriller.  It inspired me that much.  Sound unbelievable?,  probably, but hey, those who know me don't call me Pollyanna for nothing.

There are 6 versions of 1983, a little something for everyone.  There are the Clouds and Coffee versions, one for radio play and one that is extended..very nice.  There are the two Tom Moroca Remixes, one is extended play and the other is the radio play.  These latter two I felt were a must for any hard-core clubber that wants more beat and less lyrics.  The next one is the Original Radio Version, very upbeat and poppy keeping your foot-tapping and your body swaying, the way pop songs should.  And finally my personal favorite, the Acapella version, except for some added vocals to fill the chorus, this version is all Limahl, singing in the smooth and silky style that has made him well known throughout the world. No beats, no music.  Its heaven.

What? That's it? No back story? No history?  Hey, I didn't write the song I just really love it.  I know that Limahl has done several radio interviews since the release, so you might want to go to his website and check them out or follow him on Twitter to keep posted on the happenings.  Me personally I want it to be a world wide phenomenon.  But here again this is Pollyanna talking :)  1983 is available for MP3 download on, (UK residents only), and iTunes.  Get yours today, I highly recommend it. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Ultimate Eighties-100 Hits

 Here we are kids, this is my new listening toy :) there are so many artists on here that I know absolutely nothing about it's shameless, but I'm loving it!  If you get a chance to check it out do so. Just as a word of warning, I'm not really loving CD #3 particularly songs 13-20.  I know that's a big lot of songs but hey, I know me and I know what I like.  Enjoy!

1. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham
2. Never Gonna Give You Up - Astley, Rick
3. I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
4. Walk Like An Egyptian - Bangles
5. Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl
6. Maniac - Sembello, Michael
7. Maneater - Hall and Oates
8. 99 Red Balloons - Nena
9. Down To Earth - Curiosity Killed The Cat
10. Breakout - Swing Out Sister
11. I Can Make You Feel Good - Shalamar
12. Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
13. She Works Hard For The Money - Summer, Donna
14. Rhythm Of The Night - DeBarge
15. Don't Stop The Music - Yarbrough and Peoples
16. Message - Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five
17. Reward - Teardrop Explodes
18. Bridge To Your Heart - Wax
19. Axel F - Faltermeyer, Harold
20. Race - Yello

1. Poison Arrow - ABC
2. Love Plus One - Haircut 100
3. Prince Charming - Adam and The Ants
4. Shout To The Top - Style Council
5. I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
6. Let's Hear It For The Boy - Williams, Deniece
7. Midas Touch - Midnight Star
8. Feels Like I'm In Love - Marie, Kelly
9. You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) - Joseph, David
10. Only Way Is Up - Yazz and The Plastic Population
11. Theme From S'Express - S'Express
12. Baby I Don't Care - Transvision Vamp
13. Swords Of A Thousand Men - Tenpole Tudor
14. Breakaway - Ullman, Tracey
15. Eighth Day - O'Connor, Hazel
16. Wonderful Life - Black
17. Labelled With Love - Squeeze
18. Lady In Red - De Burgh, Chris
19. Happy Talk - Captain Sensible
20. Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco

1. It's Raining Men - Weather Girls
2. Celebration - Kool and The Gang
3. Oops Upside Your Head - Gap Band
4. Word Up - Cameo
5. All Cried Out - Moyet, Alison
6. Shout - Tears For Fears
7. It's Different For Girls - Jackson, Joe
8. Harvest For The World - Christians
9. Get Down Saturday Night - Cheatham, Oliver
10. Secret Lovers - Atlantic Starr
11. Up Where We Belong - Cocker, Joe and Jennifer Warnes
12. Footloose - Loggins, Kenny
13. Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz
14. When Will I Be Famous - Bros
15. Heartache - Pepsi and Shirley
16. This Ole House - Shakin' Stevens
17. Do The Hucklebuck - Coast To Coast
18. Cry - Godley and Creme
19. I've Never Been To Me - Charlene
20. I Should Have Known Better - Diamond, Jim

1. Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
2. Wouldn't It Be Good - Kershaw, Nik
3. World Shut Your Mouth - Cope, Julian
4. Look Of Love - ABC
5. Let's Get Serious - Jackson, Jermaine
6. System Addict - Five Star
7. Teardrops - Womack and Womack
8. My One Temptation - Paris, Mica
9. And The Beat Goes On - Whispers
10. Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent - Guthrie, Gwen
11. Sleep Talk - Williams, Alyson
12. Tell It To My Heart - Dayne, Taylor
13. Push It - Salt 'N Pepa
14. Breakin'.../There's No Stopping Us - Ollie and Jerry
15. Don't Turn Around - Aswad
16. Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth
17. Too Good To Be Forgotten - Amazulu
18. Ever So Lonely - Monsoon
19. Calling Your Name - Marilyn
20. Seven Tears - Goombay Dance Band

1. Addicted To Love - Palmer, Robert
2. Something About You - Level 42
3. Get Out Of My Dreams (Get Into My Car) - Ocean, Billy
4. All Night Long (All Night) - Richie, Lionel
5. Break My Stride - Wilder, Matthew
6. Down Under - Men At Work
7. I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Kershaw, Nik
8. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive
9. Obsession - Animotion
10. Sonic Boom Boy - Westworld
11. Fade To Grey - Visage
12. I'm In Love With A German Film Star - Passions
13. New England - MacColl, Kirsty
14. Stop - Brown, Sam
15. Don't Look Any Further - Edwards, Dennis and Siedah Garrett
16. On The Wings Of Love - Osborne, Jeffrey
17. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime - Korgis
18. Da Da Da - Trio
19. Nellie the elephant - Toy Dolls
20. Ace Of Spades - Motorhead