CLASSICS: POP AND ROCK (SINGLES)

In January 1984, one of my favorite British rock groups, The Eurythmics, released a song called “Here Comes The Rain Again,” from the album called “Touch.” By March of 1984 the song hit #4 on the top 100 charts, and stayed there for 20 weeks! It’s such a strange and unique song; not a club song, yet it’s sort of danceable at the same time. It also feels like it could have been a theme song to a modern Medieval type movie. Definitely, this song was beating up the radio waves. The Eurythmics are made up of Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. If I remember correctly, I know David has been after Annie to marry him for the longest time. I wonder what came of that? I guess I can understand Annie in a way. Many people have a rule that, they don’t marry or date people they work with (and I totally agree).

You know, I’ve watched many Teena Marie fans share a lot of her music on Facebook. But there was one hit song I think many people have seemed to have forgotten about. The song is called “Ooo La La La,” released 1988. The song came from her “Naked To The World” album. I love this song! This song hit #1 on the R&B charts, but only peaked at 84 on the American Billboards. Hmmmm.. Teena tore this song up! (as with all her songs). To my understanding, as far as R&B charts are concerned, this was the biggest song in her career, yet it appears that most people remember her from songs such as “Square Biz,” and “I need Your Lovin’,” which was another awesome song. I was soooooooo happy that I got to see her before she died. She was only 54 (sooo young). I had no idea she was that sick. And let me tell you, her performance was on point. She give no indication that she had any serious illness. But you know what? She really loved her fans, as did Rick James.

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