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Top 40 Songs This Week: August 27, 1983 – Songs 20-11

Welcome back to another installment of this week’s Top 40 countdown. If you missed the previous entries, you can check out songs 40-31 and 30-21. So far, it’s been a pretty good week. Let’s see if it continues. Let’s Return to the week ending August 27, 1983, and move on with the countdown.


20. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler


This smash hit by Bonnie Tyler is the second Jim Steinman song on this week’s countdown. This song still stands the test of time as I have heard it on several recent television commercials. And of course with the recent eclipse, the song has been getting even more airplay.

19. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King” by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)


In the ’80s, there was a lot of nostalgia for the ’50s and ’60s. This song has that old time sound.

18. “Take Me to Heart” by Quarterflash


It is so refreshing to hear a Quarterflash song that is not “Harden My Heart”. They have several great songs, and this is one of them.

17. “Hot Girls in Love” by Loverboy


A good rocker. Loverboy was on a roll throughout the ’80s. Then grunge happened.

16. “Don’t Cry” by Asia


Time for the Prog Rock supergroup Asia! I always loved this song and band. This song did get a ton of MTV airplay.

15. “Is There Something I Should Know” by Duran Duran

I still think this should be called “Please, Please Tell Me Now”. Duran Duran was the ultimate ’80s group. This song is classic, just like the rest of their early 80s music.

14. “Lawyers in Love” by Jackson Browne


This song got by me. I had never heard it before. It isn’t too bad. This title track from Browne’s seventh album was the highest charted song from this album, which also includes “Tender Is the Night” – which I have heard of.

13. “Human Nature” by Michael Jackson


This pretty song was the 5th single released from the legendary Thriller album. They must have broken the budget with all the previous singles, because there is no music video for this. This song was written by Steve Porcaro (the keyboardist from Toto) and John Bettis.

12. “Tell Her About It” by Billy Joel


This was the first single released off of Billy Joel’s album, An Innocent Man. I loved it when it came out. Then got sick of it as it played on MTV constantly. Then I missed it when the follow-up single “Uptown Girl” got overplayed even worse.

11. “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats


This is one of the more iconic songs of the ’80s. There is no mistaking which decade this song belongs to. And no, perverts, this isn’t about safe sex. This is an anti-establishment song. The following is from a very cool article from Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict. Sam Tweedle interviewed the writer/lead singer of Men Without Hats, Ivan Doroschuk. Sam asked Ivan about the origins of the song. Ivan explained that “The Safety Dance” is a protest against bouncers stopping dancers pogoing to 1980s new wave music:

The inspiration for the song was from back in the days when Punk and “New Wave” were starting off and the discotheques were still playing disco music. But every now and then they’d slip in Blondie’s Heart of Glass or Rock Lobster by The B-52’s. Well, obviously, anybody who was into that kind of music would rush on the dance floor and start jumping up and down and would bang into the guys trying to do their disco two steps. I got thrown out of a lot of clubs because of that. So that’s basically the origin. I was kind of mad that they wouldn’t let me dance if I wanted to, so I took matters in my own hands and wrote an anthem for it.


That’s it for today. There were some very familiar songs, and others that don’t get much airplay on ’80s radio these days. Let’s see what tomorrow will bring when we wrap up the countdown.

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Remember That Song: 10/20/16

Can you name the artist and song:

I don’t feel you any more
You darken my door
Whatever you’re looking for


Last Song: “Heaven In Your Eyes” by Loverboy from the Top Gun soundtrack (1986)
Great job Candy (@candyissodandy)!!!

I never really thought I’d see this love grow
But you helped me see
Now I know what my heart’s been lookin’ for

Remember That Song: 3/25/16

Can you name the artist and song:

I should have stuck up my hand
I should have got up to stand
And this is what I should have said


Last Song: “This Could Be the Night” by Loverboy from Lovin’ Every Minute of It (1985)

Great job Ty (@coug88)!!!

I’ve been down the streets of desire
Sometimes I was so uninspired

Remember That Song: 2/19/16

Hair’s to Friday!!!

Can you name the artist and song:

I gotta know tonight
If you’re alone tonight
Can’t stop this feeling
Can’t stop this fight


Last Song: “Turn Me Loose” by Loverboy from the album Loverboy (1980)
Great job Robert (@mishouenglish)!!!

And then you came around
Tried to tie me down
I was such a clown
You had to have it your way
Or no way at all

Remember That Song: 1/7/15

Can you name the artist and song:

In a lifetime
There is only love
Reaching for the lonely one


Last Song: “Queen of the Broken Hearts” by Loverboy from Keep It Up (1983)

Both sides are fightin’
You don’t know who to choose
You’re stuck in the middle
And you can’t lose

Remember That Song: 10/30/14

Can you name the artist and song:

We don’t call the shots here
We don’t make the rules
We take what we get, get what we can


Last Song: “The Kid is Hot Tonight” by Loverboy from the album Loverboy (1980)

We heard he opened up a brand new door
well you know that’s what I’m lookin’ for
we’ll have to wait and see if it makes you shout for more

Remember That Song: 2/4/13

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

You will be what you will be
You will reap everything you sow
Just don’t tell me that you love me
_______ _ ___ _____ _____


Last Song: “The Kid Is Hot Tonight” by Loverboy

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s) !!

We heard he opened up a brand new door
Well you know that’s what I’m lookin for
Well have to wait and see if it makes you shout for more

Remember That Song: 10/17/12

Can you name the artist and song:

I don’t need another lonely night to dry my tears
The answer’s plain as black and white,
and I can see the picture very clear


Last Song: “Turn Me Loose” by Loverboy

I was born to run,
I was born to dream,
The craziest boy you ever seen

Cool TV and my Fun Facebook Friday Night

This past Friday, I discovered a channel on my cable system that I never knew I had. I noticed it through the guide on the television, and there was a show called Flashback Friday (or something like that). Then I noticed that coming on at 8:00 was a show called 80s on Eight. Of course I set the DVR to record the show. Could it actually be a show that has ’80s music videos? Sure enough it was!! I got so excited, that I went on Facebook, and posted each video that came on with a brief description.
I had so much fun, that I thought I would share it all here as well.

If you are on Facebook, go ahead and Like Return to the 80s. In addition to linking the articles from this blog, I also share other pages, songs, and pictures that I come across.

For now, you don’t have to be on Facebook to share the Fun Friday I had. Hmm, I had fun Friday watching videos. Boy, I must be getting old!

So, below is what I posted along with each video. Enjoy!

One More Try – George Michael

OK, I just found a television channel that I never knew I had – Cool TV. Does anybody else have it? There is a show on now called 80s on 8 (not to be confused with the Sirius/XM channel). It looks like they show music videos from the ’80s! I am DVRing it now, and just started watching it. I’ll share the videos that are coming on. First up:

What Kind of Fool Am I – Rick Springfield

I’m liking this! As much as I love “Jessie’s Girl”, it’s refreshing to see a different Springfield video:

When You Love a Woman – Journey

Ummm..I thought the show was called 80s at Eight. Hold on, let me check…Yeah, that’s what it’s called. Eh, I’m definitely not going to complain! It is Journey after all. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen this video before. I must have stopped watching MTV by the time this came out:

Close My Eyes Forever – Lita Ford and Ozzy

Oh Yeah!!

Queen of the Broken Hearts – Loverboy

Woo Hoo! Here’s another one! Instead of “Working for the Weekend”, we get something a little different:

Shattered Dreams – Johnny Hates Jazz

There are commercials after a few songs. They should throw in some ’80s commercials. Next up…

King for a Day – XTC

I would never have thought to include this on a playlist. Something different for me.

Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears

OMG, I just heard this song on the radio, and was thinking of using it for a “Remember That Song?” post:

Is There Something I Should Know – Duran Duran

I think there may be 1 or 2 of you out there who may like this one. Any
Stuck in the ’80s fans out there? Sing it with me: PPTMN!!

And We Danced – The Hooters

LOVE. IT. I’ll be rewinding this and watch it again!

Breakfast In Bed – UB40 and Chrissie Hynde

Awww!! Last song! I don’t think I ever heard this song in my life. I really like it! Better than “Red, Red Wine”. Happy Birthday again Chrissie Hynde!!

I hope you all enjoyed my lunacy this evening. I don’t go off the deep end too often. And I hope I didn’t annoy too many people by filling up their newsfeed. But, I had fun!

Remember That Song? – 1/3/12

Can you name the song and artist:

Right when a man’s doin’ all that he planned
And he thinks he’s got just what he needs
Life will deliver a shock that will shiver
And drive him down to his knees


Last Song: “Lovin’ Every Minute of It” by Loverboy:

Turn that dial all the way
Shoot me like a rocket into space
Lovin’ every minute of it