Post by prenatt1166 on Feb 18, 2004 15:07:14 GMT -5
UU-BRU Radio Playlist [red]For Week Ending May 15, 1982[/red]
(Rank This Week, Last Week, Artist, Title)
01 02 Human League - Don't You Want Me 02 04 Asia - Heat Of The Moment 03 03 Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder - Ebony And Ivory 04 01 Rick Springfield - Don't Talk To Strangers 05 05 Dan Fogelberg - Run For The Roses 06 10 TG Sheppard - Finally 07 08 Elton John - Empty Garden 08 06 Paul Davis - '65 Love Afffair 09 09 Charlene - I've Never Been To Me 10 11 Ray Parker, Jr - The Other Woman
DYWM ruled the summer of 1982 on UU-BRU Radio Playlist, becoming the first song to spend 10 weeks at #1. DYWM easily outpaced Melissa Manchester and Rick Springfield for the top song of the year.
One of the most fun, peppy tracks you'll ever hear- and perfect for the bars- not even talking about the gay ones.
The most celebrated and important female artist of the last half-century. The world has been "hung up" on her since she announced to Dick Clark in 1984 that she wanted to rule the world. And RULE it she has...
No doubt about it --a CLASSIC!!! Great music, good voices, and one of the best definitions of the synthpop/new-wave sound that became popular in the early 1980s. I had the chance to see Philipp Oakey and the Human League 4 years ago and it was great!! I loved when they sang this of course, but I had a musical orgasm with TIED
This song was also covered by The Farm and reached #18 in the UK Singles Chart in late 1992. I liked their cover too, but mostly their remixed version
This is one of my favourite songs ever. I think almost everything about it is perfect. There's so much going on in the instrumental alone. Obviously the main synth line and the little stuttering one that go through the whole song are fantastic, but I also love the one during the chorus that you can hear most clearly descending at about 1:20. This is one of those songs that doesn't just have a couple of great elements, but a number that would be enough to drive a great song of its own, yet here they all work together to produce something incredible.
I love the lyrics and the vocal performances too. It's a duet in the truest sense of the word. It actually tells a very compelling story and uses the pop song structure to do it in a clever way.
This song is a classic case of a band not actually liking a single very much, but it going on to define their careers. Lead singer Paul Oakley hated "Don't You Want Me" and begged his record label not to release it, but it went on the hit the top on both sides of the Atlantic, becoming the Christmas #1 and biggest selling single of 1981 in the UK in the process.
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