Category Archive: 1981

ERROL – (song)

SONG & HIT DETAILS Artist Name: AUSTRALIAN CRAWL Top Position (Australia): 19 Song Author: James Reyne, Guy McDonough Year Recorded: 1981 Record Label: EMI Label Number: EMI-530 SONG PROFILE Errol (song) The second single by rock band Australian Crawl taken from their 1981 album Sirocco. The song was written by James Reyne and Guy McDonough, …

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ENDLESS LOVE

SONG & HIT DETAILS Artist Name: DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RICHIE Hit Month (Australia): September 1981 Song Author: Lionel Richie Year Recorded: 1981 Record Label: Motown Label Number: M 1519 SONG PROFILE Endless Love (song) Single by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie from the album Endless Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Released August 1, 1981 …

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COUNTING THE BEAT

Counting the Beat Released 2 March 1981 (Australia) Format 7″ Recorded August 1980 Genre New wave “Counting the Beat” is a single by New Zealand rock band The Swingers released in 1981 from their album Practical Jokers (released in the USA as Counting the Beat). The single was performed by The Swingers; the group’s frontman …

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BETTE DAVIS EYES

Bette Davis Eyes B-side “Miss You Tonight” Released March 10, 1981 Format 7-inch single 12-inch single extended mix Recorded January 1981 “Bette Davis Eyes” is a song written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, and made popular by American singer Kim Carnes. DeShannon recorded it in 1974; Carnes’s 1981 version spent nine weeks …

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WHO CAN IT BE NOW ?

Who Can It Be Now? – 1981 “Who Can It Be Now?” is a song recorded by Australian band Men at Work. It was first released as a single in Australia in June 1981, prior to the recording of their 1981 debut album Business as Usual, on which the track was later included. “Who Can …

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BAD TO THE BONE

Bad to the Bone – 1981 The song’s roots can be traced back to rock and roll musician Bo Diddley’s song “I’m a Man”, which uses a similar guitar riff and vocal rhythm, and has a similar overall structure, as well as Willie Dixon’s “Hoochie Coochie Man”, Muddy Waters’s “Mannish Boy,” John Lee Hooker’s “I’m …

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KEY LAGO (Song)

Key Largo – 1981 “Key Largo” is a popular song recorded by Bertie Higgins in 1981. Released as a single in September 1981, the song became Higgins’ only Top 40 hit in the United States in early 1982, when it peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song spent 17 weeks in …

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QUASIMODO’S DREAM

Quasimodo’s Dream (song) – 1981 “Quasimodo’s Dream” is a song by Australian pop/new wave band The Reels and was released as the title single off their second album, Quasimodo’s Dream in May 1981. The album peaked at No. 27 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart but the single did not reach the Top …

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I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (No Can Do)

I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do) – 1981 “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” is a song by the American duo Hall & Oates. Written by Daryl Hall and John Oates, and co-written by Sara Allen, the song was released as the second single from their tenth studio album, Private Eyes …

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JESSIE’S GIRL

Jessie’s Girl – 1981 “Jessie’s Girl” is a song written and performed by Australian singer Rick Springfield. It was released on the album Working Class Dog. The song is about unrequited love, and centers on a young man in love with his best friend’s girlfriend. Upon its release in the United States in 1981, the …

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