Thursday, 28 July 2016

CONTROLRadioUK Presents Throwback Thursday: 80's Rewind - Best Of Pop





Welcome to CONTROLRadioUK's first ever Throwback Thursday Rewind. Every week we're gonna be going back in time to 1 era, 1 genre, 5 songs. What better way to start off our Throwback Thursday Rewind than 80's pop!! So feat your eyes on these bops, and let us know your thoughts in the comment box.




The Artist: Men Without Hats
The Song: Safety Dance
Released: 1983


CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: I would constantly hear this, love it and have no idea what on earth it was. Years later I finally discovered it was by Men Without Hats and it's been on my mp3 ever since. The songs just so fun, it's impossible not to dance to it.





The Artist: Samantha Fox
The Song: Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
Released: 1987


CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: It's a lovely summery pop anthem, which was a big hit back in the 80's from PWL. It's also one of the many songs Samantha Fox still plays to around the world.





The Artist: Sinita
The Song: So Macho
Released: 1986


CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: Like the Samantha Fox one, it's a massive pop summer anthem & a big favourite of the LGBT Community. Fanatastic song, one of Sinita's biggest hits.





The Artist: Madonna
The Song: Into The Groove
Released: 1985

CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts:
Taken from the film Desperately Seeking Susan which Madonna also starred in, it's another great pop anthem which was one of Madonna's first big hits in the UK and one everyone remembers.





The Artist: A-Ha
The Song: Take On Me
Released: 1984

CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts:
You can't have a list of 80's pop songs without including Take On Me. It's well known for being amongst the first videos to mix live action & animation together. Whenever you think of A-Ha you think of this song and it's still a classic even today.