Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The '80s Tape: Tracks 7-12

7. Sergio Mendes - "Alibis" (1984) [Chart Peak: #29]

8. Sheena Easton - "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) [Chart Peak: #4]

9. Survivor - "Eye Of The Tiger" (1982) [Chart Peak: #1]

10. Kool & The Gang - "Tonight" (1984) [Chart Peak: #13]

11. Huey Lewis & The News - "Heart and Soul" (1983) [Chart Peak: #8]

12. The Alan Parsons Project - "Prime Time" (1984) [Chart Peak: #34]


Herr Zrbo said...

For looking so cheese-tastic, Alibis is surprisingly catchy. Plus the part with the saxophonist surrounded by girls is hilarious.

That guy from Kool & the Gang (Kool?) looks uncannily like Lionel Ritchie from that same era. Also, he sure is stealing out of the Michael Jackson playbook.

Little Earl said...

The lead singer of Kool & the Gang during this period was one J.T. Taylor (real name James Taylor, but he thought that would be too confusing). Bandleader Robert "Kool" Bell was actually the bassist.

Don't be too surprised if Lionel himself makes an appearance here shortly.

And since when were "cheese-tastic" and "catchy" mutually exclusive? That clip of "Alibis" is from a popular early '80s music show called Solid Gold. Surf around YouTube enough and you will find scores of clips from this show, always featuring the "Solid Gold Dancers." I almost went with another clip of the song but am glad I didn't.