"The Stroke" is the title of a song written and recorded by American rock artist Billy Squier. It was released in May 1981 as the debut single from his 1981 album Don't Say No. This was Squier's first single, reaching No. 17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was an even bigger hit at rock radio, hitting No. 3 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
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"The Tide Is High" was covered by US new wave band Blondie in 1980, in a reggae/ska style that included horns and strings. It was released as the first single, and appeared on the band's fifth album, Autoamerican. It was Blondie's third number one smash on the Billboard Hot 100. It also went on to reach the Top Three of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, and was popular throughout the world, reaching number one on the UK singles chart, number four in Australia, and number fifteen in West Germany.
"Rapture" is a song by the American pop band, Blondie, from their 5th studio album titled Autoamerican. In January 1981, "Rapture" was released as the second and final single from the band's top 10 album Autoamerican, the first being "The Tide Is High". The song reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it stayed for two weeks. The song peaked at #4 in Australia and #5 in the United Kingdom.
"Call Me" is a song by the American new wave band Blondie. Released in 1980, "Call Me" topped the singles charts in both the US, where it became the band's biggest selling single and second No. 1, and the UK, where it became their fourth No. 1 hit. It was Billboard's No. 1 hit of the year for 1980.
"Rock Me Tonite" is a song written and recorded by American rock artist Billy Squier. It was released in June 1984 as the lead single from the album Signs of Life. The song is his highest charting U.S. single, peaking at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Top Rock Tracks chart in late 1984.
"In the Dark" is the title of a song written and performed by American rock singer and guitarist Billy Squier. It appeared as the first track of his 1981 album Don't Say No, and was released as the second single from that album, following "The Stroke".
"Everybody Wants You" is a song written and performed by American rock singer and guitarist Billy Squier. It appeared as the first track of his 1982 album Emotions in Motion, and was released as the first single from that album, reaching number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also reached number one on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, staying at the top spot for six weeks in 1982.
"Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" is a single by British singer Billy Ocean, based on a line from Ringo Starr's song "You're Sixteen". Part of its popularity lay in its cutting-edge (for the time) video, which featured cartoon mixed with live-action sequences. The song went to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Black Singles chart. It also peaked at three on the UK Singles Chart.
"Stay the Night" is a 1980 song by Billy Ocean taken from his album City Limit. It was released as the follow-up to his hit single "Are You Ready?", and was also released as the b-side to this single in some countries. The song has been covered by La Toya Jackson and sampled by dance artist Lady on the 2002 Brazilian hit single "Easy Love".
"Loverboy" was Billy Ocean's second single from his 1984 album, Suddenly. It was produced by Keith Diamond and reached a chart high of number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and number 15 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1985. It also reached the top spot of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the U.S., in an extended version. The track was released on the Jive label under the catalogue reference, JIVE 800.
Collection of great music from '80s.