Sunday, March 30, 2014

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD - THE POWER OF LOVE (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... Watching a show on TV at the moment called 'Resurrection' and instantly recognized the theme being played 'The Power of Love', sung by a young lady by the name of 'Gabrielle Aplin'.

The original 'Power of Love' song was done beautifully by 'Frankie Goes to Hollywood' in 1984, it is a haunting song that is amazing to listen to.

A quote from Holly Johnson about this song - "I always felt like The Power Of Love was the record that would save me in this life. There is a biblical aspect to its spirituality and passion; the fact that love is the only thing that matters in the end."




FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD - THE POWER OF LOVE




Remake for TV series 'Resurrection'
Gabrielle Aplin - The Power Of Love



While the remake is stunning, I still Love Frankie's version, which one do you like?




Friday, March 28, 2014

THE NEW ROMANTICS SPECIAL (Mixtape 20) - (Music Download)

Hello and welcome back....New Romantic Special on Electronic80s (Mixtape 20)


Early 80s London U.K saw Fashion and Music fuse together to produce The New Romantic Scene.

One club in London set that scene, that being "The Blitz" run by Visage frontman 'Steve Strange' and music Dj 'Rusty Egan'..... The legend was born.

The music on this mixtape are not only New Romantic bands but also a few songs that you would hear in 'The Blitz'...

Enjoy

SONG TRACKS
1. Duran Duran - Planet Earth
2. Simple Minds - I Travel
3. Spandau Ballet - The Freeze
4. Ultravox - Sleepwalk
5. Visage - Visage (12" Dance Remix)
6. Adam & the Ants - Stand & Deliver
7. Depeche Mode - Photographic
8. Classix Nouveaux - Guilty
9. Japan - Quiet Life (7" version)
10. Gary Numan - Down in the Park
11. Human League - Being Boiled (Lost Version)
12. Landscape - Einstein a Go Go
13. OMD - Electricity
14. Shock - Angel Face
15. Visage - Fade to Grey (12" Dance Mix)



LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE   @ MP3 320kbps


 DURAN DURAN - PLANET EARTH  (Thanks to emimusic for the video)



ADAM AND THE ANTS - STAND AND DELIVER (Thanks to AdamAntVEVO for the video)



JAPAN - QUIET LIFE   (Thanks to JapanVEVO for the video)



VISAGE - FADE TO GREY    (Thanks to VisageVEVO for the video)

























































THANKS to theblitzclub.com for the photos - Visit Here



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HAIM - IF I COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Such an amazing song, stunning vocals, sweeping synths... Im just in Heaven. If you have never heard of 'Haim' (rhymes with Time), do your ears a favour :)

HAIM - IF I COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND (Thanks to  HaimVEVO for the video)


 Haim are 3 sisters from California in the U.S ( Este Arielle, Danielle Sari & Alana Mychal Haim ) with a Male drummer called 'Danny Hutton' (Who's the lucky boy?).... Seriously, their music is brilliant.

LINKS

http://electronic80s.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/sounds-like-80s-vol-4-mixtape-16-music.html

http://haimtheband.com/

https://www.facebook.com/haimtheband

https://twitter.com/HAIMtheband

https://soundcloud.com/haimtime

https://myspace.com/wearehaim











Thursday, March 27, 2014

BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY - (Electronic80s at the movies)

Hello and welcome back.....Starring Gil Gerard and Erin Gray (I had dreams about her, when i was young :) ), "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" was one of my most loved TV shows of the 80s.

This is the Pilot Movie (First episode), and explains how the relationship between Buck, Wilma and robot 'Twiki' (Remember him) came about.

Twiki;s voice was done by Mel Blanc (aka Bugs Bunny)....

Sadly the person who put the movie up disabled the share function (WHY????) so the link is below,
Just click on the link and the movie will play

Enjoy

http://youtu.be/jBFNaHs-zjQ







Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SPANDAU BALLET - THE FREEZE (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... Im currently going through some Tapes and CDs for an upcoming special Mixtape download on 'New Romantics - The Blitz club' (Stay Tuned) and came across this song....Haven't heard it in years.... From 1981, Spandau Ballet - The Freeze
(OMG - Those Synths are Heaven)

SPANDAU BALLET - THE FREEZE  (Thanks to spandauballetVEVO for the video)

Monday, March 24, 2014

BILLY IDOL - BEHIND THE MUSIC

Hello and welcome back.... Ive always been a big fan of 'Billy Idol' (aka William Broad).... This is the story, told in detail of one of the best rockers of the 80s ...Billy Idol.


BILLY IDOL - BEHIND THE MUSIC - Part 1




BILLY IDOL - BEHIND THE MUSIC - Part 2 (Massive thanks to musicfangirl1979 for the videos)




LINKS

http://billyidol.net/

https://www.facebook.com/BillyIdol

https://twitter.com/BillyIdol

https://myspace.com/billyidol/music/songs


SORRY - Couldn't go past this.....

BILLY IDOL LIVE IN CONCERT  (Thanks to Erik Idol for the video)


SONG LIST
Super Overdrive
Dancing With Myself
Flesh For Fantasy
Touch My Love
White Wedding
Scream
Eyes Without A Face
Cry
Blue Highway
Ready Steady Go
Rebel Yell
Kiss Me Deadly

 









Friday, March 21, 2014

MIXTAPE 17 (80S Music Download)



Hello and welcome back..... Just in time for the weekend.
Mixtape17with some rare and well love tracks.... This tape i had towards the end of the 80s and kept adding to it.... I only found it about a year ago, thought it was lost... found it in my sock drawer (at the back)... hope you enjoy.

TRACK LIST
1 - Gary Clail - Human Nature
2 - Gang Gajang - Hundreds of Languages
3 - FAB - Happy People
4 - The Motels - Art Fails
5 - Oh Well - Oh Well
6 - F.R. DAVID - Pick up the Phone
7 - Diesel - Sausalito Summernight
8 - Pretty Poison - Catch Me, Im Falling
9 - Time Modem - The Time of the Gathering (Highlander Fight scene)
10 - Boytronic - You
11 - Information Society - Whats on your Mind
12 - Tpau - Heart and Soul
13 - Tina Turner - Better be good to me
14 - Roxy Music - Jealous Guy
15 - Inxs - Newsreel Babies



LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE 


GARY CLAIL - HUMAN NATURE   (Thanks to Disco Imperium for the video)
 



OH WELL - OH WELL  (Thanks to Anatoly Styagov for the video)




TIME MODEM - TIME OF THE GATHERING (Thanks to ACEQUETEVI for the video)




INXS - NEWSREEL BABIES   (Thanks to InxsFans80s90s . for the video)











Thursday, March 20, 2014

RIDDLIS - MISSILE (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... One of the best videos Ive seen in a long time,  Riddlis - Missile
The music fits the video perfectly..

Simply Brilliant. (Make sure you watch in HD)


RIDDLIS - MISSILE



LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/djriddlis

https://soundcloud.com/riddlis





EUROTIX - LIFE AS IT SLIPS AWAY (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back..... Stunning new single from Sweden.. 'Eurotix' with 'Life as it Slips Away'.

Icy Scenic views warms to the sounds of magic synths and electric drums.... I'm in Heaven :) 

The new single is part of a 4 track EP which is available now ... check links below.

Love the video...Its even got a peek at Australia (where i'm from..YAY )


EUROTIX - LIFE AS IT SLIP AWAY  (Thanks to Dennis Alexis Hellström for the video)



SONG TRACKS - LIFE AS IT SLIPS AWAY - EP
1 - Life as it Slips Away
2 - Clubland
3 - When You Go
4 - We Could Have Been


LINKS 

http://www.spreaker.com/user/electronic80s/sounds-like-the-80s-vol-6

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-As-Slips-Away-Eurotix/dp/B00IZUL33K

https://itunes.apple.com/album/life-as-it-slips-away-ep/id833767101

https://www.facebook.com/eurotix

https://play.spotify.com/album/6cEo9SqoxWbz7fcnFwo5Zq

https://soundcloud.com/bimboboy








Wednesday, March 19, 2014

THE GRID- SWAMP THING (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back....Formed in 1988, U.K electronic band 'The Grid' had to wait until 1993 to release one of the best songs of their career... 'Swamp Thing'.
A former member of 80s band 'Soft Cell - David Ball' is a member of The Grid along with 'Richard Norris'

This song from the album 'Evolver' made it to No3 in Australia and U.K Music charts.

'Swamp Thing' is a catchy tune, mostly from the amazing sound of banjos in a dance song. They were played by folk musician ' Roger Dinsdale',.... sadly in July 2009, Rodger committed suicide.





THE GRID - SWAMP THING   (Thanks to thegridVEVO for the video)


Can you spot the Roland SH101 synth?   (One of my fav synths)



Couldn't go past this, an another song by THE GRID - TEXAS COWBOYS, also from 'Evolver'

Thanks to byte150m for the video


LINKS

https://myspace.com/gridmusic

http://www.mit.edu/people/mattski/Grid/

https://myspace.com/richardnorris








Sunday, March 16, 2014

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS - HEART AND SOUL (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.....From the 1983 album 'Sports' came this stunning single called 'Heart and Soul'.

It made it to No8 on the U.S music charts and No1 on the 'Top Tracks' charts also in the U.S

In the U.K it made it to No 61 (Seriously?) and No 25 in Australia.

The guitar sounds are divine... For me its a 'How a 80s sound should be'....I love it, turn it up loud :) and remember the 80s with me....






HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS - HEART AND SOUL (Massive thanks to emimusic for the videos)




LINKS

http://www.hueylewisandthenews.com/

https://www.facebook.com/hueylewisandthenews

https://twitter.com/Huey_Lewis_News

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/huey-lewis-the-news/id13793427



OTHER excellent songs on the album 'Sports' include =


I WANT A NEW DRUG




IF THIS IS IT































Friday, March 14, 2014

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S VOL5 (Music Download)

Hello and welcome back..... The first Mixtape of Sounds Like The 80s for 2014 and its HUGE.

Some of the best electronic songs that ticks everyone's box,  A bit of Italo Disco, a dash of Dark Synth and a Mix of Electro Pop... So many excellent songs.

This is Volume 5.

To catch up on other "Sounds like the 80s" music downloads  CLICK HERE


Track Listing
1 . Cheap Talk - Cheap Talk
2 . Dreamtime - Under the Night Sky
3 . Italove - Disco Queen (Ft Ken Laszlo)
4 . Daylight - Italian Affair
5 . Shy For Shore - Teenage Pains
6 . The Dream Sequence - Lets Go (Radio Edit)
7 . Niky Nine - Road (Original Edit)
8 . The Saturnettes - Television Boy / Television Girl
9 . Vodsel - The Summer Outsiders (Radio Edit)
10 . Gary Numan - Love Hurt Bleed
11 . Emu Emulator demo



LISTEN / DOWNLOAD "Sounds like the 80s" Vol5 HERE 



ITALOVE - DISCO QUEEN  (Ft Ken Laszlo)




SHY FOR SHORE - TEENAGE PAINS




THE DREAM SEQUENCE - LETS GO




GARY NUMAN - LOVE HURT BLEED











Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DAVID AND DAVID - WELCOME TO THE BOOMTOWN (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... American singers David Baerwald and David Ricketts (Aka David and David) released this stunning track in 1986.

'Welcome to the Boomtown' made it to No 37 in the U.S Music Charts... The band parted ways after the release of the album called 'Boomtown'

Its one of those songs that tell a story, a sad one at that... but that's life as they say.

A brilliant song with powerful lyrics, Its one of my favorites... Enjoy









DAVID AND DAVID - WELCOME TO THE BOOMTOWN  (Thanks to exDrBob1 for the video)



LYRICS

Miss Cristina drives a 944
Satisfaction oozes from her pores
She keeps rings on her fingers
Marble on her floor
Cocaine in her dresser
Bars on her doors

She keeps her back
Against the wall
She keeps her back
Against the wall

[CHORUS]
So I say, I say welcome
Welcome to the boomtown
Pick a habit, we got
Plenty to go around
Welcome
Welcome to the boomtown
All that money makes
Such a succulent sound
Welcome to the boomtown

Handsome Kevin
Got a little off track
Took a year off from college
And he never went back
Now he smokes much too much
Got a permanent hack

Deals dope out of Denny's
Keeps a table in the back
He always listens to low ground
Always listens to low ground

[Repeat CHORUS]

Well, the ambulance arrived too late
I guess she didn't want to wait

[Repeat CHORUS]

Welcome to the boomtown
Welcome to the boomtown


SORRY - Couldn't go past this...
DAVID AND DAVID - BOOMTOWN  (Full Album)  (Thanks to Martino Savorani for the music)


TRACK LIST
1. Welcome to the Boomtown 00:00
2. Swallowed by the Cracks 5:32
3. Ain't So Easy 9:50
4. Being Alone Together 14:41
5. A Rock for the Forgotten 20:14
6. River's Gonna Rise 24:41
7. Swimming in the Ocean 29:10
8. All Alone in the Big City 33:15
9. Heroes 37:50








Sunday, March 9, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY NUMAN


Hello and welcome back.... Today is 'Gary Numan's' birthday, (March 8th 1958) he is 56...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY from Electronic80s


GARY NUMAN - CARS




LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/GaryNumanOfficial

https://twitter.com/numanofficial

http://www.numan.co.uk/2014/




Friday, March 7, 2014

2HD - THE PUSHER IS WAITING (Sounds Like The 80s)

Hello and welcome back..... Loving this at the moment.

I have featured 2HD before on Electronic80s back in 2013 with the single 'Neon Lights' (See link below)

Well, the German Hiphop / Electro producer & Rapper '2HD' has a new single with a brilliant video to match

Called 'The Pusher is Waiting', its an upbeat number which matches the fast-pace video perfectly.
The video features  scenes from the 1968 movie "Bullitt", with SteveMcQueen......


Simply Brilliant.... I love it


2HD - THE PUSHER IS WAITING  (Thanks to 2HDezy for the video)



LINKS

http://electronic80s.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/2hd-ft-margo-neon-lights-sounds-like-80s.html

https://soundcloud.com/2hd

https://www.facebook.com/der2hd







Thursday, March 6, 2014

BLUE SYSTEM - MY BED IS TOO BIG (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... After the breakup of German band 'Modern Talking' in 1987, band
member 'Dieter Bohlen' started this band 'Blue System'.

A year later in 1988 came this song 'My Bed is too Big' which made it to No4 in the Austrian music charts (No 10 in Germany)....

Its a good song, love the beat... Enjoy










BLUE SYSTEM - MY BED IS TOO BIG   (Thanks to KissMEOnceOh for the video)




LINKS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/blue-system/id19073955

https://www.facebook.com/BlueSystemband

http://www.dieter-bohlen.net/

https://de-de.facebook.com/pages/Dieter-Bohlen-Fanseite/167881839930262

http://www.bohlenworld.de/biography/

SORRY - Couldn't go past this....
BLUE SYSTEM - THE BEST OF (Magic Symphonies) (Massive thanks to albumsmix9 for the video)


NEARLY 4 HOURS WORTH OF MUSIC..... WOW

DISC1
CD-1
01. Sorry Little Sarah
02. Big Boys Don't Cry
03. Gangster Love
04. She's A Lady
05. My Bed Is Too Big
06. Under My Skin
07. Silent Water
08. Love Suite
09. Magic Symphony
10. Love Me On The Rocks
11. Nobody Makes Me Crazy (Like You Do)
12. Call Me Dr. Love (A New Dimension)
13. 48 Hours
14. Love Is Such A Lonely Sword
15. When Sarah Smiles
16. Try The Impossible
17. Lucifer
18. Testamtente D'Amalia
19. Lisa Said...
20. Is It Love
21. Magic Symphony (7'' Remix)


CD2
01. Deja Vu
02. It's All Over
03. Better Than The Rest
04. Romeo And Juliet
05. I Will Survive
06. Heartache No. 9
07. History
08. Operator
09. Dirty Money
10. Talk To Me
11. 6 Years - 6 Nights
12. That's Love
13. This Old Town
14. Dr. Mabuse
15. Crying Game
16. Laila
17. Une Chambre Pour La Nuit
18. Only With You
19. Body To Body
20. For The Children
21. Anything
22. Love Will Drive Me Crazy


CD3
01. Sorry Little Sarah (Long Version)
02. My Bed Is Too Big (No Longer Too Big Bed Mix)
03. Under My Skin (12'' Version)
04. Silent Water (Long Version)
05. Love Suite (12'' Version)
06. Magic Symphony (Long Version)
07. Love Me On The Rocks (12'' Version)
08. 48 Hours (Maxi Version)
09. Deja Vu (Maxi Mix)
10. Romeo And Juliet (Maxi Version)
11. Magic Symphony (Fun Mix)
12. Magic Symphony (12'' Power Mix)
13. Magic Symphony (7'' Power Mix)
14. Laila (Blue Dance Mix)







Wednesday, March 5, 2014

TRICK OR TREAT - 1986 (Electronic80s at the Movies)

Hello and welcome back....Awesome movie from 1986, "Trick or Treat' starring 'Lisa Orgolini', 'Ozzie Osbourne' & 'Gene Simmons'....

About this movie - Sammi Curr was a famous, devil-worshiping rock star who died under mysterious circumstances.
Now he wants to come back to life.
Doing so requires possessing radio wave & automobiles and making a few human sacrifices.

**** PLEASE NOTE - THIS MOVIE IS A HORROR MOVIE, IF YOU DON'T LIKE GORE.. DON'T WATCH.. ****



TRICK OR TREAT - 1986  (Thanks to Kas-g Randy for the video)













Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SAMANTHA FOX - TOUCH ME (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back....Possibly one of the biggest pinup girls of the 80s.
Just about every teenage boy (and maybe girl) had 'Samantha Fox' on their bedroom wall (I know I did).

1986 seen 'Samantha Fox' hit new highs as her single 'Touch Me (I want your Body)'  was released, reaching No1 in the music charts in 17 country's around the world inc U.S (4) & U.K (3)
Samantha has now sold over 30 million copies of this single alone.

At the age of 16 she was a page 3 pinup girl in U.K Newspaper 'The Sun', funnily enough if that was to happen today, all hell would break out in this politically correct world.....

Such an Awesome song.... Enjoy




SAMANTHA FOX - TOUCH ME  (Thanks to mescomissions for the video)




LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samantha-Fox-Official/102058873211496

https://twitter.com/SamFoxCom

http://www.samfox.com/

https://myspace.com/samanthafoxx/music/songs

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/samantha-fox (WARNING - contains Nudity)


SORRY - Can't go past this.....
SAMANTHA FOX - THE MEGAMIX ALBUM  (Massive thanks to Simy S. Oliveira for the video)











































Sunday, March 2, 2014

SEALS & CROFTS - SUMMER BREEZE (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... A bit outside the 80s, but its such a good song....really makes you feel good.

Released in 1972, the song 'Summer Breeze' by American band 'Seals & Crofts' made it to No6 in the U.S music charts.

After watching tonight's news with all the murders, stabbings and violence in the world, I really feel compelled to want to go back to a time when it seemed 'Easy Going & Peaceful' .... sure there was still crap going on in the world but not to the extent to whats going on today.
At least there is this song to lift my spirits and take me to a nicer place for 3mins or so... Join Me.

SEALS & CROFTS - SUMMER BREEZE  (Big thanks to JCVdude for this video)



SO GOOD


LINKS

http://www.sealsandcrofts.com/main.html

https://myspace.com/sealsandcrofts19/music/songs