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Peter Schilling - Coming Home (Major Tom)

"Major Tom (Coming Home)" is a song by singer Peter Schilling from his album Error in the System (originally recorded in German). It was released in West Germany on 3 January 1983. It reached No. 1 in West Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The English version was first released in the United States on 24 September 1983. The song peaked at No. 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The Jeff Healey Band - Angel Eyes

"Angel Eyes" is a song written by John Hiatt and Fred Koller for the Jeff Healey Band's first album See the Light (1988). It was first released as the album's second single in June 1989. The song peaked at No. 5 and spending 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

"I Don't Like Mondays" is a song by Irish new wave group the Boomtown Rats. It was released in 1979 as the lead single from their third album, The Fine Art of Surfacing. The song was a number one single in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks during the summer of 1979 and it only reached number 73 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain

"The Rain" is a 1986 crossover hit single originally performed by R&B singer Oran "Juice" Jones, which he released on and from his debut album Juice. The song reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart for two weeks and peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

XTC - Dear God

"Dear God" is a song by the English rock band XTC that was first released as a non-album single with the A-side "Grass". The song's anti-religious message ultimately provoked some violent reactions. The music video received the 1987 Billboard Best Video award. In 1987 the song reached number 99 in the UK and number 37 in the US.

Robbie Dupree - Steal Away

"Steal Away" is a song by American singer Robbie Dupree, from his 1980 debut album Robbie Dupree. Released as the first single from the album, it became his biggest hit, peaking at No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 5 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait

"I Can't Wait" is a song by American group Nu Shooz, originally recorded in late 1984 and featured on the band's second album Tha's Right the following year. The song was remixed by Dutch DJ and producer Peter Slaghuis: that appears on the 1986 album Poolside. The remixed version of the song reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart in late March 1986 and peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 in mid-June of that year.

Don Johnson - Heartbeat

"Heartbeat" is a 1982 song written by Eric Kaz and Wendy Waldman. It was first recorded by Waldman and released on her 1982 album Which Way to Main Street. The most famous rendition of the song is a 1986 cover of the song by Don Johnson, which was released as a single and included on Johnson's album Heartbeat, his version peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.

Dolly Parton ft. Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream

"Islands in the Stream" is a song written and later recorded by the Bee Gees. It was sung by American country music artists Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. It was released in August 1983 as the first single from Rogers's album Eyes That See in the Dark. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, giving both Rogers and Parton their second pop number-one hit (after Rogers's "Lady" in 1980 and Parton's "9 to 5" in 1981).

Chris De Burgh - Lady In Red

"The Lady in Red" is a song by British-Irish singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh. It was released in 1986 as the second single from the album Into the Light. The song peaked to number three on the Billboard Hot 100 during the spring of 1987.

After The Fire - Der Kommissar

"Der Kommissar" is a song written by Robert Ponger and Falco and recorded by Austrian artist Falco in 1981. In mid-1982, the British rock band After the Fire recorded an English version, also called "Der Kommissar", and released it as a single, but the record floundered. Then the After the Fire version finally hit the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 22 February 1983 and peaked at No. 5.

Mary Jane Girls - In My House

"In My House" is a song produced, written and arranged by American musician Rick James and recorded by his protégées, the Mary Jane Girls, for their second studio album Only Four You (1985). It was released as the album's lead single in October 1984. In the United States, the single went to number one on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in April 1985 and number seven on the Hot 100.

Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off

"We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" is a song by American R&B vocalist Jermaine Stewart. It was was included on his second album Frantic Romantic. The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.

Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid

"Just Got Paid" is a song by Bahamian R&B singer–songwriter Johnny Kemp. The song was released con January 19, 1988 on his eponymous debut album. The song hit No. 1 on the U.S. R&B and Dance charts and reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Philip Bailey ft. Phil Collins - Easy Lover

"Easy Lover" is a song performed by Philip Bailey, of Earth, Wind & Fire, and Phil Collins, of Genesis, and jointly written and composed by Bailey, Collins, and Nathan East. The song appeared on Bailey's solo album, Chinese Wall. It was released on 20 November 1984 (US) and 25 February 1985 (UK). The song was a No. 1 hit in several countries, including Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. In the U.S., it spent 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including 7 weeks in the Top 10, and peaked at No. 2.

Billy Vera - At This Moment

"At This Moment" is a song written by Billy Vera and recorded live by Vera and his band under the name Billy Vera & the Beaters in 1981. and featured on their self-titled live album Billy and the Beaters, released that year as the album's second single, on the American subsidiary of Japan's Alfa Records. The song is more notable for its second run on the charts years after its initial release, following its being featured on television's Family Ties series, after which the song became a number 1 hit in early 1987.

Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie

"C'est la Vie" is a song by American singer-songwriter Robbie Nevil, from his self-titled debut album in 1986. It was released as the first single and spent two weeks at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in January 1987.

Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

"The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" is a song by Timbuk 3. It is the opening track from their debut album, Greetings from Timbuk3. Released as the album's first single in 1986. It peaked number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Shannon - Let The Music Play

"Let the Music Play" is a song recorded by American singer Shannon for her 1984 debut studio album of the same name. The song paked number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1984.

Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio

"Mexican Radio" is a song by American new wave band Wall of Voodoo. It was released on their 1982 album Call of the West and was released as a single in early 1983. The song peaked to No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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