’80s Party Weekend on WFGR
It's another '80s Party Weekend starting today at 2 p.m. with Sarah Sullivan and continuing with Scott Winters at 3 p.m. and The Night Shift with Craig Allen tonight at 7 p.m.
The '80s Party Weekends on WFGR are really a party - we play a lot of fun songs you don't get to hear all the time on WFGR. And you may not know this, but the music from the 1980s continues to be one of most popular decades of music.
Ever wonder what the most-listened to '80s songs are? Here's the Top 10
#10 Whitesnake - Here I Go Again: This #1 song from summer of 1987 features David Coverdale formerly of Deep Purple. You may remember seeing the video of this song when MTV actually played music videos. But who was the actress in the video? That would be Tawny Kitaen, who also starred in her own reality TV series. Sadly one was Celebrity Rehab - so someone had too much fun in the '80s.
#9 Toto - Africa: This LA Rock band scored their only #1 song with Africa in October of 1982. It hasn't hurt the popularity of this song with Weezer doing a cover version.
#8 Prince - 1999: We all wanted to party like it was 1999. Little did we know that all the worry surrounding Y2K and there were theories that computers would crash as we hit 01/01/2000. They didn't! The song "1999" has been on the charts 3 times in '82, '83 and 1999 and sadly never hit #1, but continues to be one the most popular songs for Prince.
#7 Tom Petty - Free Fallin': Sadly it was just about 3 years ago that Tom Petty passed. "Free Fallin'" would be hit biggest solo song of his career hitting #7 in 1989. Tom had a bigger hit chart wise with Stevie Nicks "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" which went to #3.
#6 Bryan Adams - Summer of '69: We knew of Bryan Adams in West Michigan before the rest of the country thanks to Canadian Content laws that require radio stations play so many songs per hour from Canada. As a result AM radio stations like the Big 8 CKLW from Windsor, Ontario (which could be heard in Detroit) was playing Bryan Adams early and that influenced other Michigan radio stations to follow suit. "Summer of '69" only hit #5 in 1985.
#5 Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This): Pop duo of Annie Lennox (who would go solo later) and Dave Stewart. This song hit #1 in 1983.
#4 Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me): The Breakfast Club with Emilo Estevez and Molly Ringwald helped this song go to #1 in Feb. of 1985. The band hails from Scotland.
#3 Survivor - Eye of The Tiger: Another '80s anthem propelled to multi-millions sales and #1 in summer of 1982 as featured in the Rocky Movie starting Sylvester Stallone.
#2 A-HA - Take on Me: This pop trio from Norway scored a #1 song during the summer of 1985. What I remember most of this song is the animated black and white video that stood out.
#1 Journey - Don't Stop Believin': Could there be any bigger 80's Anthem that this monster song from Journey. As played in so many arenas during sporting events. And even though the band is from the San Francisco the line in this song is loved by all of us in Michigan "Born and Raised in South Detroit"
Most played data compiled from mediabase.com