The BIG 80’s playlist for July 4th!

Back again with another 80’s playlist for the forth of July.  Happy 4th!

New Order –  Blue Monday

Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance

B52’s –  Rock Lobster

ABC – The Look Of Love

Alphaville – Big in Japan

Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

B Movie – Nowhere Girl (12” version)

Camouflage – The Great Commandment

Gary Numan – Cars

Duran Duran – The Reflex

Kajagoogoo – Too Shy

Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy

The Cure –  The Walk

David Bowie & Queen – Under Pressure

Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie

Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes

Love and Rockets – Ball of Confusion (USA Mix)

Yello – Oh Yeah

The Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination

Big Country – In a Big Country

OMD – Electricity

Depeche Mode – New Life

Soft Cell –  Insecure Me

Yaz –  Situation

Previous 4th of July post here and another 80’s playlist is here had these tracks:

Laid Back – White Horse

Herbie Hancock – Rockit

Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue

M – Pop Musik

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax, Don’t Do It

Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf

Depeche Mode – (Set Me Free) Remotivate Me

Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love

Naked Eyes – Promises Promises

Tin Tin – Kiss Me

OMD – Electricity

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls

Soft Cell – Bedsitter

Yazoo – Don’t Go


Eurythmics – Love Is A Stranger

This is electronic pop perfection.  This single was released back in 1982 on RCA records, but it was  initially  considered a flop.  It wasn’t until the bands’ break out hit “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” that the single shot up the charts, and ultimately landing on U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart at the seven spot.


“The song was produced by Dave Stewart and Adam Williams and was self-financed at Eurythmics’ 8-track facility above a picture framing factory in Chalk Farm, London. They decided on a simpler arrangement than their previous singles emphasizing Annie’s vocals more. Said Lennox: “We did decide for ‘Love Is A Stranger’ that everything in it would be very clear. All that is there is seen to be there and nothing is hidden in a big mush of sound.” Stewart added: “Using our own eight track we hear a song millions of times and the melody in it is always apparent to us. We realized it might not be so obvious for people hearing the song for the first time.””

Eurythmics – Love Is A Stranger