Monday, April 27, 2015
Celebrating My Favorite Year In Music 1985:April
At the beginning of this project I wrote down my favorite albums released in 1985. As I was going through the list right now I noticed that none of them were released in April. I went to the Wikipedia page to see what albums were released during that month and found a few by some great artists.
"Around the World in a Day" isn't one of my favorite Prince albums, but it does have one of my favorite songs by him called "Pop Life." It's very difficult to find Prince's music on the internet. I did find this clip from American Bandstand of the kids dancing to Pop Life. check it out here. The biggest hit to be released from this album was "Raspberry Beret". Every time I hear that song, I think of summer 1985.
"Be Yourself Tonight" by the Eurhythmics was a huge success in 1985. This album released four great singles "Would I Lie to You?" which is now the theme song to one of my favorite shows "Border Security." "There Must Be An Angel (Play With My Heart)", "Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves" a duet with the phenomenal Aretha Franklin and (It's Alright) Baby's Coming Back." I believe this is the album that made them a household name. Even my mother knew who they were.
A few more notable albums to be released in April 1985 were "Nervous Night" by The Hooters. This was their second studio album and probably the most successful. "Mr Bad Guy" was the first solo record released by Freddy Mercury, the lead singer of Queen. It only peaked at 159 on the chart in the US. That's probably why I don't remember it. Another album I don't remember is "Two Hearts" by Men At Work. That one peaked at 50 on the Billboard 100.
April was kind of a slow month. Looking ahead to May and it looks like there were two times the albums released in April. Do you have a favorite album from April 1985?! Let me know in the comments below.
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