Don’s Top 10 From October 5, 1984
Back…back…back into time, as “The Time Machine” glides to a stop on Friday, October 5, 1984. Here are the local top 10 singles:amazon.com
“If This Is It” by Huey Lewis & The Lewis
(#9 last week) Fourth hit single from the #1 album “Sports”. This video was shot at the Santa Cruz, CA beach & boardwalk.
“Cover Me/Jersey Girl” by Bruce Springsteen
(#7 last week) Both sides of the single charted together. “Cover Me” was the A side, 2nd single from “Born In The U.S.A.”. “Jersey Girl” was already a fan favorite & “secret weapon” song for radio programmers. This hit version was recorded at the Meadowlands in 1981.
“The Warrior” by Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth
(#5 last week) Kick-butt rock & roll! I love lowering the car windows & blasting this one. Co-written by Nick Gilder (“Hot Child In The City”) & Holly Knight, the writer of “Love Is A Battlefield”. Smyth had a short-lived solo career, but soon faded into obscurity (undeservedly). She’s been married to tennis great John McEnroe for many years.
“What’s Love Got To Do With It” by Tina Turner
(#4 last week) Offered to several major artists before Tina, including Cliff Richard & Donna Summer. The Grammy winning Record & Song Of The Year.
“Drive” by The Cars
(#8 last week) One of only two hits for the Cars without Ric Ocasek as lead singer. The late Benjamin Orr does the honors here.
“I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder
(#12 last week) Super-sappy super-hit. Most people either loved or hated this one, no in-between. Another movie smash; from “The Woman In Red”.
“The Glamorous Life” by Sheila E
(#3 last week) Prince’s percussionist steps out on her own. E stands for Escovedo. Sheila played in Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band from 2001- to 2006..
“She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper
(#2 last week) I really can’t describe what this song is about on a family website, but you can guess privately.
“Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince
(#6 last week) Explosive second single from “Purple Rain”. I think the answer of weather Prince was a rocker or a soulster was answered on this. BTW, Prince’s old videos are not allowed on youtube because the diminutive one is a luddite, afraid of technology somehow stealing money from him..
“Missing You” by John Waite
(#1 last week; 2nd week at #1) The former Babys lead singer with his first (& biggest) solo hit. He’d later front Bad English “(When I See You Smile”).