Song and Music - 80s (1)

Song title Release datesort descending Singer - Band Singer-Band picture Album Country Musical genre Remarks
Mister Sandman Jan. 1981 EMMYLOU HARRIS Evangeline USA POP The original release by the Chordettes is from 1954
Kids in America Jan. 1981 KIM WILDE Kim Wilde England New Wave This first single was written by Kim Wilde's brother Ricky and her father Marty
Bette Davis Eyes Mar. 1981 KIM CARNES Mistaken Identity USA Soft ROCK Written by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon then recorded in 1975
Manu Mar. 1981 RENAUD Renaud in 2006 Le Retour de Gérard Lambert France Various music Manu being the second name of Renaud, it is possible that this text is related to the personal life of the singer ... Unfortunatetly, the 10 friends who came back did not help him much ..
I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) May 1981 GRACE JONES Nightclubbing USA Reggae It juxtaposes an Argentine tango classic written by Astor Piazzolla in 1974 against a reggae arrangement
Tainted Love Jul. 1981 SOFT CELL Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret England POP song Written in 1964 by Ed Cobb for Gloria Jones
Souvenir Aug. 1981 ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK Architecture & Morality England New Wave It talks especially of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, who died in 1980 at the age of 24 ...
I Go to Sleep Aug. 1981 THE PRETENDERS The Pretenders II United Kingdom ROCK ballad Ray Davies from the Kinks wrote it in 1965; The Pretenders recorded this in 1981, when Chrissie Hynde was living with Ray Davies
You Drive Me Crazy Sept. 1981 SHAKIN' STEVENS Shaky Wales ROCK
Harden My Heart Sept. 1981 QUATERFLASH Quarterflash U.S. ROCK
Don't You Want Me Oct. 1981 THE HUMAN LEAGUE Dare England POP Lead singer Philip Oakey originally thought that releasing this "poor quality filler track" would be a disaster!
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Oct. 1981 THE POLICE Ghost in the Machine United Kingdom New Wave Written by Sting in 1976
I Love Rock 'n' Roll Nov. 1981 JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS I Love Rock 'n' Roll USA ROCK Written by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker of the Arrows in 1975
Tout pour la musique Dec. 1981 FRANCE GALL Tout pour la musique France Various music
Flash In The Night Dec. 1981 SECRET SERVICE Flash In The Night Sweden New Wave
Midnight Blue 1982 LOUISE TUCKER Midnight Blue England POP The music comes from Piano Sonata No. 8 Op. 13 by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Femmes, je vous aime 1982 JULIEN CLERC Juilien Clerc in 2008 Femmes, Indiscrétion, Blasphème FRANCE Various Written by Jean-Loup Dabadie. At first, Julien Clerc was reluctant to release this song, for fear of being accused of low cost donjuanism
Le Gitan 1982 DANIEL GUICHARD Le Gitan France Various
Shoot Your Shot 1982 DIVINE The Story So Far USA POP
Sunshine Reggae 1982 LAID BACK Sunshine Reggae Denmark Reggae
Bonjour, Bonjour 1982 CATHERINE FERRY Bonjour, Bonjour France Various
Words 1982 F.R. DAVID Words France POP
Afrique adieu 1982 MICHEL SARDOU Michel Sardou in 1998 (Paris) Il était là France POP Written by Michel Sardou, in collaboration with Jacques Revaux (author of "Comme d'habitude"), it is typical of Sardou's taste for travel and exoticism
Elsa 1982 DIDIER BARBELIVIEN Elsa France Various
Jimmy Jimmy Aaja 1982 PARVATI KHAN Trinidad and tobago Disco "Disco Dancer" movie soundtrack
Blue Eyes Mar. 1982 ELTON JOHN Jump Up! England Soft ROCK
Blackout Mar. 1982 SCORPIONS Blackout Germany ROCK song Blackout is considered their best hard rock album
Vivre ou survivre Apr. 1982 DANIEL BALAVOINE Vendeurs de larmes France POP This album is more rock than the previous album, including guitar solos
Africa (2) Apr. 1982 TOTO Toto IV USA POP
Eye In the Sky Jul. 1982 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Eye In The Sky England Soft ROCK