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Tag: 1983

Talk Talk – My Foolish Friend

They may have been label-mates with Duran Duran, but while Le Bon and co. jetted off to tropical climes for their videos, Talk Talk got a Super Saver to Halifax. Amazing.

Olivia Newton John – Tied Up

The curse of the single from the greatest hits album strikes again! It's the incomparable Olivia Newton John, not singing about bondage despite what the title would have you believe.

Def Leppard – Photograph

When I was a teenager we moved to the countryside, which meant that my ten minute walk to school became a twenty minute drive in the company of my brother. […]

Olivia Newton John – Twist of Fate

Think back to a time when you teamed up with someone at work and it turned out to be unexpectedly brilliant. For most of us that amounts to doing a presentation where […]

Robert Palmer – You Are In My System

It’s pretty clear I’m definitely ‘one of them’. And by ‘one of them’ I mean I have a natural tendency to prefer female voices when it comes to my favourite […]

Michael Sembello – Maniac

Let’s play a game of doppelgänger intros – 80s edition. I always have a moment of exquisite confusion when this comes on in a club – which admittedly hasn’t happened in a long time […]

Stevie Nicks – Stand Back

Here she comes again – and this time it’s a solo Stevie Nicks effort, and boy does she mean business. Yes, it’s the brilliant Stand Back – and the story of this song is […]