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Top 40 Songs This Week – November 10, 1984: Songs 20-11

Welcome back as we continue the countdown. If you missed the previous songs, you can go back and check out songs 40-31 and 30-21. In my opinion, this week’s songs just keep getting better and better. Sometimes, there is a little lull, where there are songs that are just meh. But every day has been solid so far, and it will continue. So, lets Return to the week ending November 10, 1984, and continue the countdown.


20. “The War Song” by Culture Club

This song does not get as much attention in the U.S. as much as a lot of Culture Clubs hits. I like this. I don’t know if it’s because of the quality of the song, or because it does not get played to death on radio. This was the lead single from the band’s third album Waking Up with the House on Fire, and peak at #17 in the U.S. It cracked the top 10 in several other countries.

19. “No More Lonely Nights” by Paul McCartney

This is one of my favorite McCartney tunes that I still love to this day. This was from the soundtrack of Give My Regards to Broad Street. I still haven’t seen that movie yet.

18. “What About Me?” by Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes & James Ingram

I have no idea how this song got by me. I love it! And I love all three singers. What a great combination. Then add in the fact that this song was written by David Foster and Richard Marx, and this is pure gold.

17. “Lucky Star” by Madonna

This was the beginning of Madonna becoming an ’80s icon. She would be cemented in with that status with her next album, Like a Virgin. But, the songs from her self-titled debut album, including this song, laid the groundwork. This was Madonna’s fourth single released from that album, and her first Top 5 hit, peaking at #4.

16. “Some Guys Have All the Luck” by Rod Stewart

“Some Guys Have All the Luck” was written by Jeff Fortgang, and originally performed by The Persuaders in 1973, and became a Top 40 hit. Rod Stewart’s version here was more successful, peaking at #10.
Jeff Fortgang was only in the music industry for three years. He went on to become a doctor in Psychology, and still practices in the Boston area today.

15. “I’m So Excited” by The Pointer Sisters

I always get excited when I get to play some Pointer Sisters! This song was originally released in 1982, from their album So Excited! and was a Top 40 hit, peaking at #30. It was re-released, after being slightly remixed, on their 1984 album, Break Out, and hit the charts once again, peaking at #9 this time.

14. “On the Dark Side” by Eddie & The Cruisers / John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band

indexRhode Island in the house!! John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band (who are from my home state of Rhode Island) performed this song for the Eddie and the Cruisers soundtrack. This is a fun Springsteenesque rocker. They have a lot of other great songs, but this is their signature song.

13. “Penny Lover” by Lionel Richie

This was the fifth and final single released from Lionel Richie’s classic, Grammy winning, Can’t Slow Down album. As with all the other singles taken from Can’t Slow Down (“All Night Long (All Night)”, “Running with the Night”, “Hello” and “Stuck on You”), “Penny Lover” was a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, spending two weeks at #8 in December 1984.

12. “All Through the Night” by Cyndi Lauper

I’m starting to see a pattern this week. This is yet another favorite song of mine by an artist. This was Cyndi’s fourth Top 5 hit in the U.S. It was off her classic She’s So Unusual album. It was originally written and performed by Jules Shear in 1983. In an article in the Chicago Tribune, Jules Shear said, “[it’s] like a big bonus really. Cyndi Lauper does a song (‘All Through the Night’) that’s on a solo record of mine. I just thought, ‘No one’s really going to hear this.’ Then she does it, and it becomes a Top 5 song.”

11. “Strut” by Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton was very popular in the early-to-mid ’80s, and this song was no exception to that success. This would be a Top 10 hit, peaking at #7.


That wraps up today’s list of songs. This week is moving right along! We will wrap up the countdown tomorrow. As the numbers get smaller, the hits get bigger.

Remember That Song: 3/15/16

Can you name the artist and song:

I’m always working slaving every day
Gotta get away from that same old same old


Last Song: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper from She’s So Unusual (1983)

Great job Emma (@emmakwall) and Andy (@andytorah)!!!

Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I want to be the one to walk in the sun

Remember That Song: 6/23/15

Can you name the artist and song:

People wonderin’ why we broke apart
The great pretender here I go again


Last Song: “Change of Heart” by Cyndi Lauper (who turned 62 yesterday) from True Colors (1986)

Great job Andy (@andytorah) and Robert (@mishouenglish)!!!

At the edge of my seat
Please turn it around

Remember That Song: 3/10/15

Can you name the artist and song:

We do the dive every time we dance
I’ll give you love baby not romance
I’ll make a move nothing left to chance
So don’t you get fresh with me


Last Song: “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper from the album True Colors (1986)

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish), Andy (@andytorah), and Karina (@WillieSun)!!!

If this world makes you crazy
And you’ve taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I’ll be there

Remember That Song – 4/29/14

Can you name the artist and song:

She’s got style and she’s got her own money
So she’s not another honey you can quickly disarm


Last Song: “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper from She’s So Unusual (1983)

Well, I see them every night in tight blue jeans
In the pages of a Blue Boy magazine

Remember That Song – 3/5/14

Can you name the artist and song. Extra credit: Who wrote it?

You do something to me that I can’t explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain


Last Song: “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper from The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985)

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish)!!

Unspoken expectations
ideas you used to play with
They’re finally taking shape

Old school WWF fans will love this video too…

Remember That Song – 5/23/13

Can you name the artist and song:

I’ll pay the price, just tell me the cost
To save something here in our heart
Something dear that cannot be lost


Last Song: “All Through the Night” by Cyndi Lauper

Great job Leviathan!!

They have forgotten what by day they lack
Oh under those white street lamps
There is a little chance they may see

Remember That Song: 10/15/12

Can you name the artist and song:

Won’t you spare me all the charms and take me in your arms
I can’t wait, I can’t wait
I’m the one you want, that’s all I wanna be
So, ____ __ ____ ____ _ ____ __ __


Last Song: “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper

Great job Rachel (@StarLady82) and Kids Inc Daily (@kidsincdaily)!!

Here we are hanging on the strains of greed and blues.
Break the chain and we break down
Oh, it’s not real if you don’t feel it

Here is the standard, non-video song:

Here is the video, which is 12 minutes long. This is great for Cyndi fans as well as for old school WWF fans!

Finally, courtesy of @kidsincdaily (with Martika singing):

Daily Trivia: 9/17/12

Question: On Three’s Company, what shot did Terri gave Jack when they met?

A. influenza
B. measles
C. tetanus
D. chicken-pox


Last Question: What movie is Cyndi Lauper watching at the beginning of the “Time After Time” music video?

Answer: The Garden of Allah

Daily Trivia: 9/14/12

Question: What movie is Cyndi Lauper watching at the beginning of the “Time After Time” music video?


Last Question: What actor found his fans deeply smitten with his first TV series character, Victor Sifuentes? Also, name the show.

Answer: Jimmy Smits played Victor Sifuentes on L.A. Law