Category Archive: 1982

JACK & DIANE

Jack & Diane – 1982 “Jack & Diane” is a 1982 hit rock song written and performed by American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, then performing as “John Cougar.” It appears on Mellencamp’s album American Fool. It was chosen by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as one of the Songs of the Century. The single …

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I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

I Will Always Love You – 1982 “I Will Always Love You” is a song written in 1973 and originally recorded by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. Her country version of the track was released as a single in 1974. It was written for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, as a farewell since they …

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EBONY AND IVORY

Ebony and Ivory – 1982 “Ebony and Ivory” is a 1982 number-one single by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. It was released on March 29 of that year. The song is featured on McCartney’s album Tug of War. A self-empowerment hit that tackles issues of racial equality, the song reached number one on both the …

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WASN’T THAT A TIME – The Weavers

The Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time! The Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time! is a 1982 documentary film about the folk group The Weavers and the events leading up to their 1980 reunion concert at Carnegie Hall. The film was the inspiration for the 2003 mockumentary film A Mighty Wind. Awards Won Kansas City Film Critics …

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WHAT ABOUT ME (Moving Pictures song)

What About Me (Moving Pictures song) – 1982 “What About Me” is a song written by Garry Frost and Frances Swan, first recorded by Australian rock band Moving Pictures from their album Days of Innocence. It was the band’s first number-one single in Australia spending six consecutive weeks on the top; there, it was the …

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MORE GREATEST OF THE MONKEES

More Greatest Hits of The Monkees – 1982 More Greatest Hits of the Monkees is a 1982 greatest hits compilation album of songs by the Monkees, assembled and released by Arista Records. Rather than featuring strictly hit singles, the collection instead featured music from their television series, which was still airing in syndication around the …

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TIMEPIECE: The Best of Eric Clapton

Timepieces: The Best of Eric Clapton – 1982 Timepieces: The Best of Eric Clapton is a greatest hits album by British musician Eric Clapton. The album was originally released by RSO/Polydor Records in April 1982 (see 1982 in music). The following year a second volume, Time Pieces Vol.II Live in the Seventies, was released by …

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YOUNG GUNS (Go for It)

Young Guns (Go for It) – 1982 “Young Guns (Go for It)” (mostly written with an exclamation mark as “Young Guns (Go for It!)”) is a song by British pop duo Wham! which was released in 1982 on Innervision Records. It was written by George Michael, one half of the duo. The song was Wham!’s …

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EYE IN THE SKY (album)

Eye in the Sky (album) – 1982 Eye in the Sky is the sixth studio album by the British rock band The Alan Parsons Project, released in June 1982 by Arista label. It was recorded in London’s Abbey Road Studios. Songs on this album are in a number of different styles, from cool and funky …

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AFRICA (Toto)

Africa (Toto song) – 1982 “Africa” is a 1982 song by the American rock band Toto. It was included on their 1982 album Toto IV, and released as a single in late 1982. It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1983 and number three on the UK Singles Chart …

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