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Top 40 Songs This Week: August 8, 1987 – Songs 30-21

Welcome back as the countdown continues. If you missed the first 10 songs, you can go back and check them out. In the early ’80s, radio was quite diverse. Disco was still winding down, and there were a lot of singer/songwriter, rock, and pop tunes. In the late ’80s, the Top 40 countdowns were still diverse. There was a good combination of pop, rock, and R&B. And today’s list is no exception. So, let’s go back to the good ole days, and Return to the week ending August 8, 1987, and go on with the countdown.


30. “Point of No Return” by Exposé


Often imitated, but never duplicated! This pioneering female freestyle group had an incredible start, landing four top 10 hits from their debut album, Exposure. And this was one of them.

29. “When Smokey Sings” by ABC


Am I the only one that thinks this video would be awesome if it featured Jackie Gleason, Burt Reynolds, and Jerry Reed from Smokey and the Bandit?

28. “Doing It All For My Baby” by Huey Lewis & The News


Not one of my favorite Huey Lewis songs. But man, were the videos fun back then! The music doesn’t even start until over 3 1/2 minutes in!

27. “Something So Strong” by Crowded House


Much like Exposé, Crowded House got off to a strong start, turning out hits like this and “Don’t Dream It’s Over” from their debut album.

26. “Hearts On Fire” by Bryan Adams


Yes, people born post ’80s, Bryan Adams had more hits than “Summer of ’69” and “Cuts Like a Knife”. For example…this song! I can’t get enough of it.

25. “Living In a Box” by Living In a Box


Often, the question comes up, Can you name a song with the same name as its artist? This, Night Ranger, and Danger Danger are always my go-to’s. This song has that classic ’80s pop sound.

24. “Girls, Girls, Girls” by Mötley Crüe


Meh. If you want to listen to some real Crüe, go back to their first 2 albums – Too Fast For Love and Shout At the Devil.

23. “Can’t We Try” by Dan Hill and Vonda Shepard


Music whiplash! We go from a rocker to a slow duet ballad. There were a lot of great duets in the ’80s, and this is definitely one of them.

22. “I’d Still Say Yes” by Klymaxx


Another ballad I remember slow dancing to back in those high school days.

21. “Love Power” by Dionne Warwick and Jeffrey Osborne


We wrap up today with a classy song. This song was written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. I love both Dionne Warwick’s and Jeffrey Osborne’s voices. And together, they sound great.


Well, we’re halfway through the countdown. What do you think so far? Do you have any favorites, or are there any surprises that you had forgotten about? Let me know.

Remember That Song: 11/30/16

Can you name the artist and song:

On the floor of Tokyo
Or down in London town to go, go
With the record selection
With the mirror reflection


Last Song: “Come Go With Me” by Exposé from the album Exposure (1987)

Is it right (is it right)
Hold me tight (hold me tight)
When you look into
My eyes in the light

Remember That Song: 9/22/16

Can you name the song and the artist who covered it in the ’80s:

Then it’s the blue ones
Who can’t accept The green ones
For living with The black ones
Tryin’ to be a skinny one


Last song: “Seasons Change” by Exposé from the album Exposure (1987)

Great job Andy (@andytorah)!!!

Some dreams are in the night time
And some seem like yesterday
But leaves turn brown and fade
Ships sail away

Remember That Song: 11/26/12

After a long absence, Return to the ’80s is finally back! Thanks for sticking around.

Can you name the artist and song:

I’m stuck on your heart, I hang on every word you say
Tear us apart, Baby I would rather be dead


Last Song: “Seasons Change” by Expose:

It feels, like it’s forever
No reason for emptiness
But time just runs away
No more day by day

Remember That Song – 3/30/12

Can you name the artist and song:

I’m so tired of trying, I always end up crying,
____ ___ ____ ______ no more


Last Song: “What You Don’t Know” by Expose:

You, you play with fire
I know one day, you’re gonna be the one to burn
Love is like a game
What goes around, comes around, you wait your turn