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Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It

Twisted Sister kennen wir alle. Mit ihren verrückten Frisuren und Outfits waren sie in den 80ern eine Gefahr für alle Eltern junger Rock Fans. Kaum zu glauben, doch Twisted Sister waren ein One Hit Wonder. Sie platzierten während ihrer ganzen Karriere nur einen Song in den Top 40 der Billboard Charts: "We're Not Gonna Take It". Diesen Rockklassiker lieben wir alle - es ist aber für viele auch der einzige Song den sie mit der Band verbinden. Kein anderen Song von Twisted Sister war jemals so erfolgreich wie "We're Not Gonna Take It". 

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Europe - The Final Countdown

Europe hat sich mit "The Final Countdown" bei uns allen ins Gedächtnis gebrannt. Die schwedische Band war Anfang der 80er noch nicht sehr bekannt und veröffentlichte 1986 schließlich ihr drittes Album, auf dem der internationale Megasong zu hören war. "The Final Countdown" stand zu dieser Zeit in 26 Ländern auf allen Kontinenten auf Platz eins. 1992 löste die Gruppe sich dann auf und auch nach ihrer Reunion 2004 konnte die Band nicht an den Erfolg ihres größten Hits anknüpfen.

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

Nachdem ihre erste Single floppte, wurde dem englischen Punk-Rock Duo Soft Cell von ihrem Label ein Ultimatum gestellt - wenn die nächste Single sich nicht verkaufen ließe, würden sie rausgeschmissen werden. Gut für das Duo - "Tainted Love" wurde ein ultimativer Hit auf der ganzen Welt! Leider war es auch ihr einziger Hit...

Sometimes I feel I've got to
Run away I've got to
Get away from the pain that you drive into the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I've lost my light
For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I'll run from you
This tainted love you've given
I give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Oh tainted love
Tainted love

Now I know I've got to
Run away I've got to
Get away
You don't really want it any more from me
To make things right
You need someone to hold you tight
And you'll think love is to pray
But I'm sorry I don't pray that way

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I'll run from you
This tainted love you've given
I give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Oh tainted love
Tainted love

Don't touch me please
I cannot stand the way you tease
I love you though you hurt me so
Now I'm going to pack my things and go
Tainted love, tainted love
Tainted love, tainted love
Touch me baby, tainted love
Touch me baby, tainted love
Tainted love
Tainted love
Tainted love

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Joan Jett - I Love Rock'n'Roll

Joan Jett, die US-amerikanische Rocksängerin, war vor allem in den 80ern nicht nur unter den Hardrock-Fans bekannt. Mit ihrem Song "I Love Rock'n'Roll" stürmte sie nicht nur in den USA die Billboard Charts. Auch in Europa war der Song aus 1981 sehr beliebt. Leider sollte dies bis dato ihre einzige Chart-Platzierung bleiben.

I saw him dancin' there by the record machine
I knew he must a been about seventeen
The beat was goin' strong
Playin' my favorite song
An' I could tell it wouldn't be long
Till he was with me, yeah me
An' I could tell it wouldn't be long
Till he was with me, yeah me, singin'

I love rock n' roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll
So come an' take your time an' dance with me

He smiled so I got up and asked for his name
That don't matter, he said
'Cause it's all the same
Said "Can I take you home where we can be alone?"
An' next we were movin' on
He was with me, yeah me
Next we were movin' on
He was with me, yeah me singin'

I love rock n' roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll
So come an' take your time an' dance with me

Said "Can I take you home where we can be alone?"
Next we're movin' on
He was with me, yeah me
And we'll be movin' on
An' singin' that same old song
Yeah with me, singin'

I love rock n' roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll
So come an' take your time an' dance with me

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Michael Sembello - Maniac

Michael Sembello hat schon mit 17 Jahren als Gitarrist für Stevie Wonder gearbeitet. 1983 stürmte sein Song "Maniac" die Charts, da er dem Film Flashdance als Soundtrack diente. Diese Möglichkeit bekam Sembello damals nur, weil seine Frau den Song aus Versehen auf das Demo Tape für Paramount setzte, die gerade nach dem Soundtrack suchten. Leider war "Maniac" auch Sembellos einziger großer Erfolg.

Just a steel town girl on a Saturday night
Looking for the fight of her life in the real time world
No one sees her at all they all say she's crazy

Locking rhythm to the beat of her heart
Changing movement into light
She haS danced into the danger zone
When the dancer becomes the dance

It can cut you like a knife if the fight becomes the fire
On the wire between will and what will be

She's a maniac, maniac on the floor (I sure know)
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
She's a maniac, maniac on the floor (I sure know)
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

She's a maniac, maniac at the show,
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
She's a maniac, maniac on the floor (I sure know)
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

On the ice blue line of insanity is a place most never see
It's a hard won place of mystery, touch it but can't hold it
You work all your life, for that moment in time
It could come or pass you by it's a push shove world
But there's always a chance if the hunger stays the night

There's a cold kinetic heat
Struggling stretching for the peak
Never stopping with her head against the wind

She's a maniac, maniac on the floor (I sure know)
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
She's a maniac, maniac on the floor (I sure know)
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

It can cut you like a knife if the fight becomes the fire
On the wire between will and what will be
She's a maniac, maniac on the floor (I sure know)
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

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Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok

Mit "One Night In Bangkok" landete Murray Head einen Hit in den Charts auf der ganzen Welt. Eigentlich ist er als Schauspieler in mehreren Filmen zu sehen und spielte bereits in verschiedenen Musicals mit. "One Night In Bangkok" ist außerdem so bekannt, da der Song den zweiten Akt des Musicals "Chess" eröffnet. Keiner seiner Songs nach diesem Megahit war je wieder so erfolgreich.

Bangkok, Oriental setting
And the city don't know that the city is getting
The creme de la creme of the chess world
In a show with everything but Yul Brynner

Time flies doesn't seem a minute
Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it
All change don't you know that when you
Play at this level there's no ordinary venue

It's Iceland or the Philippines or Hastings or
Or this place!

One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a god in every golden cloister
And if you're lucky then the god's a she
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

One town's very like another
When your head's down over your pieces, brother

It's a drag, it's a bore, it's really such a pity
To be looking at the board, not looking at the city

Whaddya mean?
Ya seen one crowded, polluted, stinking town

Tea, girls, warm, sweet
Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite

Get thai'd, you're talking to a tourist
Whose every move's among the purest
I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine

One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
Not much between despair and ecstasy
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
Can't be too careful with your company
I can feel the devil walking next to me

Siam's gonna be the witness
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
This grips me more than would a
Muddy old river or reclining Buddha

And thank God I'm only watching the game controlling it

I don't see you guys rating
The kind of mate I'm contemplating
I'd let you watch, I would invite you
But the queens we use would not excite you

So you better go back to your bars, your temples
Your massage parlours

One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a god in every golden cloister
A little flesh, a little history
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
Not much between despair and ecstasy
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
Can't be too careful with your company
I can feel the devil walking next to me

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Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle

Harry Chapin schrieb und sang viele gute Lieder. Doch keiner toppte den Erfolg von seinem 1974 veröffentlichten Song "Cat's In The Cradle". Dieser war und blieb sein einziger Nummer-1-Hit. Große Bekanntheit erlangte der Song auch 1993 als die Band Ugly Kid Joe ihn coverte.

My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talking 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
He'd say "I'm gonna be like you, dad"
"You know I'm gonna be like you"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when"
But we'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day
He said, thanks for the ball, dad, come on let's play
Can you teach me to throw, I said, not today
I got a lot to do, he said, that's okay
And he walked away, but his smile never dimmed
It said, I'm gonna be like him, yeah
You know I'm gonna be like him

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when"
But we'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then

Well, he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?
He shook his head, and he said with a smile
What I'd really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them please?

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
"When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when"
But we'll get together then, dad
You know we'll have a good time then

I've long since retired and my son's moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, I'd like to see you if you don't mind
He said, I'd love to, dad, if I could find the time
You see, my new job's a hassle, and the kids have the flu
But it's sure nice talking to you, dad
It's been sure nice talking to you
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
"When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when"
But we'll get together then, dad
We're gonna have a good time then

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Meredith Brooks - Bitch

In den 90ern konnten wir diesen Chorus alle auswendig "I'm a bitch, I'm a lover, I'm a child, I'm a mother...". Das Lied lief rauf und runter, wir haben es geliebt und Meredith Brooks hatte so viel Potenzial. Doch leider ist "Bitch" ihr einziger wirklich erfolgreicher Song geblieben.

I hate the world today
You're so good to me
I know but I can't change
Tried to tell you
But you look at me like maybe
I'm an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet

Yesterday I cried
Must have been relieved to see
The softer side
I can understand how you'd be so confused
I don't envy you
I'm a little bit of everything
All rolled into one

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

So take me as I am
This may mean
You'll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that
When I start to make you nervous
And I'm going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change
And today won't mean a thing

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

Just when you think, you got me figured out
The season's already changing
I think it's cool, you do what you do
And don't try to save me

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

I'm a bitch, I'm a tease
I'm a goddess on my knees
When you hurt, when you suffer
I'm your angel undercover
I've been numb, I'm revived
Can't say I'm not alive
You know I wouldn't want it any other way

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Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms

1986 veröffentlichte Cutting Crew ihre erste Single - "(I Just) Died In Your Arms". Diese Single wurde erfolgreicher als jede andere der Band. Der Song stürmte die Charts und machte sie berühmt. Leider konnten ihre späteren Alben nicht mehr an diesen Erfolg anknüpfen.

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must have been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight

I keep looking for something I can't get
Broken hearts lie all around me
And I don't see an easy way to get out of this
Her diary, it sits by the bedside table
The curtains are closed, the cats in the cradle
Who would've thought that a boy like me could come to this

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight
Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been some kind of kiss
I should've walked away, I should've walked away

Is there any just cause for feeling like this?
On the surface, I'm a name on a list
I try to be discreet, but then blow it again
I've lost and found, it's my final mistake
She's loving by proxy, no give and all take
'Cause I've been thrilled to fantasy one too many times

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been some kind of kiss
I should've walked away, I should've walked away
It was a long hot night
She made it easy, she made it feel right
But now it's over the moment has gone
I followed my hands not my head, I know I was wrong

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight
Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been some kind of kiss
I should've walked away, I should've walked away

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John Farnham - You're The Voice

Es war die erste Single, die John Farnham veröffentlichte. 1987 kletterte "You're The Voice" die Charts nach oben und war nicht nur in Australien, sondern auch in mehreren europäischen Ländern ein Nummer-1-Song. Leider blieb es bei diesem einen weltweiten Erfolg.

We have the chance, to turn the pages over
We can write what we want to write
We gotta make ends meet, before we get much older
We're all someone's daughter
We're all someone's son
How long can we look at each other
Down the barrel of a gun?

You're the voice, try and understand it
Make a noise and make it clear
Oh-wo-wo-wo, oh-wo-wo-wo
We're not gonna sit in silence
We're not gonna live with fear
Oh-wo-wo-wo, oh-wo-wo-wo

This time, we know we call can stand together
With the power to be powerful
Believing, we can make it better
We're all someone's daughter
We're all someone's son
How long can we look at each other
Down the barrel of a gun?

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