Category Archives: 1980’s Singles

Doctor! Doctor! (12″ Extended Version)- The Thompson Twins (1984)

This is the first 12″ single that I’m featuring in my blog. Re-mixes or extended versions were often produced and played in nightclubs. I sometimes favoured the long versions of singles over the standard radio 7″ single.  Doctor! Doctor! is … Continue reading

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Manchild – Neneh Cherry (1989)

Neneh Cherry was born Neneh Mariann Karlsson in Stockholm, Sweden, moved to the USA and later moved to London, England when aged 14. Reading her biography her background indicates she is from a very artistic/musical family and her own musical diversity … Continue reading

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Four From Toyah (An Alternative Play Record) – Toyah (1981)

Toyah Willcox could never be described as boring. Born in 1958, and a native of my home city Birmingham she is a TV presenter, Film and TV Actress, Author, but mainly known as a producer, writer and performer of music. … Continue reading

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Stand And Deliver – Adam And The Ants (1981)

  The early 1980’s was seeing a change in British music. The punk days were over and suddenly image, performance and video were the order of the day. No-one took this on board more than Adam and the Ants, who … Continue reading

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Slow Hand – Pointer Sisters (1981)

Many acts of the sixties and seventies were family affairs. This group of siblings “The Pointer Sisters” expanded from a duo to quartet between 1969 and 1973 comprised of June, Bonnie, Anita and Ruth Pointer. Bonnie left to pursue a solo … Continue reading

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Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads (1980)

Talking Heads were an American Rock Band who formed in 1975 (New York) and in the UK they signed to Warner Brothers’ subsidiary label Sire Records. All the members became involved with other projects both during their time together and … Continue reading

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What Is Love ? – Howard Jones (1983)

During the early 1980’s the UK charts were full of British bands with a Synth Pop sound. A solo artist by the name of Howard Jones finally made his mark on the scene with a series of top ten singles which … Continue reading

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