Top Ten 80s Hits with an Animal in the Song Name

We love top ten lists here at The Great 80s, and it is time for a new one!  Today we will be counting down the top ten 80s songs that have an animal in the name of the song.  As always, our lists are based on the US Billboard Charts and not based on our personal preferences.  Also, since this is based on US charts, it might not translate well to

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Duran Duran – The Clothes, The Hair, and The Drugs.

The Daily Beast has a nice article on John Taylor’s new autobiography.  Information comes out from the Duran Duran bassist’s on the hair, the clothes, the drugs, and the group’s time as the house band for the Birmingham nightclub called the Rum Runner. Eight Best Bits of John Taylor’s Duran Duran Tell-All   Share and Enjoy:

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Legacy Recordings releases a 25th Anniversary edition of the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack

The movie “Dirty Dancing” had some great music on it’s soundtrack.  It ranks up there with movies like Top Gun, Footloose, and The Breakfast Club for the top movie soundtracks of the 80s.  Sony’s Legacy Recordings is now re-releasing this great album and including some extras to boot.   From their announcement: Responding to the feedback from loyal fans around the world, Legacy Recordings presents DIRTY DANCING: THE DELUXE ANNIVERSARY

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The Totally Awesome 80s Run

We just love it when people find ever new and creative ways to celebrate the greatest decade ever! The folks down in Pitman, New Jersey, have come up with a great way to bring back the 80s: An 80s Themed Road Race!   The event included a 5K run followed by an 80s-themed dance party with a live 80s cover band. Awards were handed out for the top male and female finishers,

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The Top Ten Adult Contemporary Songs of the 1980s

We were in a bit of a mellow mood today, so we decided to take a look at the soft side of the 80s.  Below are the top ten Adult Contemporary Songs of the 1980s.  This list is based on the US Billboard Charts and is based on actual performance of the songs on the weekly Adult Contemporary chart. Feel free to embed this list on your site. Just click

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‘Whip It To Shreds’ Tour – Starring Blondie and Devo

Two seriously iconic 80s bands – Blondie and Devo – have announced they will be co-headlining a 13-date tour this September. They’ll play in major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco. If you’re an 80s-music lover you won’t want to miss the chance to see the great Deborah Harry and the eccentric Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh in the same show! September 7 Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste.

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Remembering Donna Summer in the 1980s

With the news of the tragic passing of Donna Summer, we thought we would take a look back at the great music she put out in the 80s.  The Disco Queen was one of the few performers who made the successful transition from the 70s disco scene into the new wave and rock sounds of the early 80s. Her first big hit of the 80s was On the Radio, which was one of

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Want to Star in a Twisted Sister Video?

That crazy 80s hair metal band, Twisted Sister, is back! And they’ve hooked up with Hornitos Tequila to run one of the raddest competitions I’ve seen in ages – you can win a trip to New York to star in a remake of the video for Twisted Sister’s most famous song, We’re Not Gonna Take It! The competition is for Cinco De Mayo, and the new video will be a

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A Music Fan Enlists 80s Vocalists’ to Help Bring Back Rock

Resurgence of Rock Ken Savage was a huge fan of all the great rock songs that came out of the 70s and 80s.  He had pretty much worn out all of his old albums and CDs and wanted something new.  Not finding anything in today’s music scene, he decided to take matters into his own hands.  He sat down and wrote the lyrics to a bunch of 80s style rock songs, but

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Whitney Houston Dies Aged 48

80s mega star singer Whitney Houston has been found dead, aged 48, in Beverly Hills, California. Whitney was one of the biggest selling artists of the decade, with 7 number 1 hits, and more in the 90s when she also dabbled in acting. Whitney married RnB star Bobby Brown in 1992 and though it seemed at first to be a magical pairing, by the late 90s it became clear that

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