This one is most definitely going to be broken up over 3 or more posts. This covers A-H. Again, from Wikipedia's list.
"10-9-8" by Face To Face -- I vaguely remember this one from MTV. I remember the final line of the chorus: "Isn't it funny -- I never get to 1..."
"19" by Paul Hardcastle -- uh, what about "Rainforest"? Maybe it didn't hit the Top 100. Anyhow. This song helped inspire me as I wrote my term paper for US History about music and the Vietnam War.
"99 Luftballons" by Nena -- fond memories. Never learned exactly what they were saying in German, but I figured the English translation was fairly faithful.
"All I Need" by Jack Wagner -- oh man! Boy, do I remember this one. Brings back memories of WBCY out of Charlotte when I would go over and visit my cousins in Rock Hill.
"And I'm Telling You (I'm Not Going)" by Jennifer Holliday -- vaguely remember. It didn't get much airplay on the stations I listened to.
"Angel Eyes" by Jeff Healey Band -- at first listen, I thought it was a lost Allmans song. I loved it until someone I knew in college said that it was his and his girl's song. I instantly disliked it (of course, I hated her, so....)
"As We Lay" by Shirley Murdock -- again, didn't get much airplay but I do remember it very vaguely.
"Axel F" by Harold Faltermeyer -- I tried SOOOO hard to learn this one on my keyboard.
"Baby Come to Me" by Patti Austin (with James Ingram) -- awesome song.
"Baby, I Lied" by Deborah Allen -- she was a country artist who had this one crossover hit.
"Baby Love" by Regina -- now this one I liked. Vaguely reminiscent of Madonna. And it was a treat to hear it on an aircheck from a Little Rock station featuring Craig O'Neill (thanks, Tal!)
"The Ballad of Jayne" by L.A. Guns -- never heard it, personally. But I did know who LA Guns were, thanks to my metalhead brother.
"Beat's So Lonely" by Charlie Sexton -- got way more airplay on MTV than on my local station.
"Beds Are Burning" by Midnight Oil -- yep. And I have their "Blue Sky Mine" CD. Why? Because my brother and his girlfriend were dissing them after a Saturday Night Live appearance. I took up for them, because I appreciate the fact that they are politically active on issues that matter to Australians. I got the CD for Christmas. Actually, it's not a bad one. I don't spin it often, but......
"Boys Night Out" by Timothy B. Schmit -- I remember this one. I liked it. Of course, any of the Eagles could have sung me the phone book and I would love it.
"Call Me" by Skyy -- I do remember this one, from listening on WHYZ-AM (a damn good R&B station that sadly went away). And from singalongs on the bus with some other folks from either chorus class or biology. Hell if I remember.
"Call to the Heart" by Giuffria -- oh my God. I do remember this one. I don't even know what to say about it. It's cheezariffic.
"Can't Shake Loose" by Agnetha Faltskog -- I remember it VERY vaguely from a play on TBS' "Night Tracks." Didn't get much airplay here.
"The Captain of Her Heart" by Double -- oh man. A very very good song that I just adored. I have a copy and I swear, my brother plays it non-stop. It's enough to make me scream, but I love the song.
"Chariots of Fire — Titles" by Vangelis -- great song. Never saw the film.
"Come on Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners -- too-ri-ay.
"Cry" by Godley & Creme -- one HELL of an awesome video. WAAAAAY ahead of its time, with morphing and other things. Good song, too.
"Curly Shuffle" by Jump 'n' the Saddle Band -- love it. I am one of the few females around (apparently) who is an unabashed Stooges fan.
"Da'Butt" by E.U. -- ain't nothing wrong..... (one of my favorite non-disco dance tunes)
"Der Kommissar" by After the Fire -- I liked it a lot.
"Desert Moon" by Dennis DeYoung -- I remember the video very well. I remember it being very sad too. I loved this song. My friend Tee did too. I hate that it wasn't more of a hit than it was.
"Digging Your Scene" by The Blow Monkeys -- you gotta love a band that calls itself The Blow Monkeys. I love the song too.
"Don't Close Your Eyes" by Kix -- spare me. Please. Stab my eyes out.
"Don't Disturb This Groove" by The System --- ohhhhhhhh yeah.
"Don't Give It Up" by Robbie Patton -- thank you, Tal, a hundred times over for your "What About Us?" collections that you gave me. This is one of the gems on there.
"Don't Leave Me This Way" by The Communards (lead singer Jimmy Somerville previously fronted Bronski Beat) -- okay, they mention this lame-o remake (give me Thelma Houston's ANY day), but don't mention "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat? Hello?
"Don't Let Him Know" by Prism -- I like this one. Another from the "WAU" collection. Good song!
"Don't Stop the Music" by Yarbrough and Peoples -- Now, I knew about this one before Tal put it on CD for me. Good dance song!
"Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin -- I loathe this song. Hate is not a strong enough word. GAAAK! Someone in college was like, "Well, that's just the island philosophy. Relax because there's nothing you can do to change it." Very Zen-like..... Great, but I still hate the song.
"Double Dutch Bus" by Frankie Smith -- I heard this the other morning for the first time in ages. Holy moly!
"Easy Lover" by Philip Bailey -- I hate Phil Collins, but I love this song. Again, anyone associated with Earth Wind & Fire is an instant great in my book.
"Edge of a Broken Heart" by Vixen -- chick metal at its most grating.
"Everybody Dance" by Ta Mara and The Seen -- oh yeah! I have this song, and I still love it.
"Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" by The Korgis -- another one from the "WAU" files. I didn't know this one, but I do now.
"Fantasy" by Aldo Nova -- MAN! Was this one in heavy rotation on "Night Tracks" -- I still have it.
"Far From Over" by Frank Stallone -- the theme from "STARRCADE" (a wrestling event). Don't ask. But yes, Frankie, you really were "far from over"......
"Fascinated" by Company B -- awesome! awesome!
"Feel It Again" by Honeymoon Suite -- don't know this one, but I know (and have) their "New Girl Now" which got a little rotation on Rock 101 (back in the day when they were a DAMN good station).
"Friends" by Eric B. and Rakim (with Jody Watley) -- and all this time, I thought it was HER song where they guested.
"Friends and Lovers" by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson -- Shane & Kim's song on "Days of Our Lives" ..... oh my God, the summer days I spent gazing at the screen hooked on those storylines.
"The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk 3 -- FABULOUS!!!!! It came out in either my junior or senior year of school. Little cynics that we were, we hopped right onto this song.
"Funkytown" by Pseudo Echo (cover of Lipps Inc.'s song) -- not.
"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc. -- the REAL deal, and a damn fine dance tune. I think of roller skating whenever I hear this song (and "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Xanadu" and quite a few others).
"Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club -- one good thing you can say for KIA Cars: they revived my interest in this song!
"A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)" by Romeo Void -- I remember this one, if only for the raised eyebrows among my friends at the song title.
"Girls with Guns" by Tommy Shaw -- that's MontgomerynativeTommyShaw, right?
"Giving It up for Your Love" by Delbert McClinton -- YES!!!!!!!! A great song by a great artist. Any man who can teach the harp to John Lennon is a hero in my book.
"Goin' Down" by Greg Guidry -- I heard this one again for the first time in forever last spring on an internet radio feed. Would love to have it again.
"Grandma Got Run over By a Reindeer" by Elmo and Patsy -- spare me. Please. Wish the reindeer had run over this song instead.
"Heart and Soul" by T'Pau -- I still like Beavis & Butthead's commentary on this video (and I do like the song): "huh huh huh, Call now, $1.99 a minute. huh huh huh. Come to Butthead!"
"Heaven Help Me" by Deon Estus (with George Michael) -- mehhhh. blehhhh.
"Honestly" by Stryper -- now that is not true. They also had "Calling On You" from the same album.
"Hooked on Classics" by Louis Clark conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra -- loved it. I enjoyed trying to figure out where the songs came from.
"Hooked on Swing" by Larry Elgart and His Manhattan Swing Orchestra -- I think I remember this one. But maybe I'm confusing it with something by Jive Bunny and the Mixmasters.
More to come........ (cue Doc Sevrinsen)