Listen on Apple Music. This comparison did not go unnoticed when the song was first released, and critics used it as a reason to pan "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" as a lazy imitation of a formula Houston and Lauper had already gotten right. Houston, then on her second studio album, is youthful, light—the voice on the record is impossible to reconcile with the Houston the public came to know in the years surrounding her death.
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
"Paid in Full" / "Paid in Full (Seven Minutes of Madness Mix)"
Ah, the 80s. Here, however, we whittle down a decade of societal decadence and political decay into the tracks that defined it. Simon was in rare form on the title track on his pivotal 86 album. Here the punk poet tackled Vietnam, immigration and gentrification. It was a musical tour de force too, combining ska, lovers rock and more into a cyclone of musical genre splicing — another example of The Clash mixing it all up to create something brilliant and new. Both of which allowed Frank Black to emote over the top, going batshit in the vocal department. This brilliant, stately number was written by Elvis Costello as a much needed protest track against the Falklands war. Penned from the perspective of ship workers in Britain at the time of the war, it was a bold message of non-compliance. Penned by Christine McVie about new husband Eddie Quintela, it was McVie doing what she did best; a simple song about the joys of new love.
Top ’80s songs, ranked
This article is about the American Billboard Hot chart held during the s. The Billboard Hot chart is the main song chart of the American music industry and is updated every week by the Billboard magazine. During the s the chart was based collectively on each single's weekly physical sales figures and airplay on American radio station. George Michael was the only artist to achieve two year-end Billboard Hot number-one singles in the s.
Where's Michael Jackson? He had some of the biggest number ones in the 80s. In all decades. Yet you have Debbie bloody Gibson on here which no one would remember. No Michael Jackson??? Sorry but why is there no Michael Jackson? He had some of the biggest number 1s in the 80s, in every decade actually so why isn't he listed here?