Fair warning: 1981's horrible hits on the way
After the great debacle surrounding the official Stuck in the '80s list of "Horrible Hits of 1980," we're going to give you a head's up this time: We've begun working on the list for 1981.
No more faux surprise that your beloved Pink Floyd made the list. We want nary a peep about why some lame-o Neil Diamond hit gets played.
Here's a list of songs from the top 100 hits of 1981 that we're considering for the podcast. Feel free to suggest others. Or cry out loud about the ones already listed. It's fair and just -- exactly like ''Thunderdome,'' only it's not two men go in, one comes out. It's 100 songs get considered, and 10 get played. Okay, so it's nothing like ''Thunderdome.'' Just get to work, Bud Fox.
- BETTE DAVIS EYES, Kim Carnes (video)
- MORNING TRAIN (Nine To Five), Sheena Easton (video)
- RAPTURE, Blondie (video)
- ANGEL OF THE MORNING, Juice Newton (video)
- LOVE ON THE ROCKS, Neil Diamond (video)
- EVERY WOMAN IN THE WORLD, Air Supply (video)
- ELVIRA, Oak Ridge Boys (video)
- BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY, Manhattan Transfer (video)
- URGENT, Foreigner (video)
- SOMEBODY'S KNOCKIN', Terri Gibbs (video)
- DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA, The Police (video)
- IT'S NOW OR NEVER, John Schneider
- YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING, Daryl Hall and John Oates (video)
[Photo from "The Jazz Singer"]