One of the greatest gifts that music can give us, when done exceptionally well, is bring us joy, sadness or take us back to a moment in time.
As I was listening to A Great Big World's 'Say Something' on the air today, it reminded me of a song that was one of the biggest records from 1981.
One of the great things about 'Pop' radio, aka 'Top 40,' is that the music chart showed such a huge diversity this week in 1984.
You can find a little bit of everything; rock, soft rock, pop and dance.
Some of Radio royalty for the year were; Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, Madonna and Duran Duran.
It's hard to believe that the week is almost over. Which means that we're gearing up for another 'Best of the 80's Weekend.' I've spent most of the week going through the Mix Music Vault to find you some more great songs from the decade of excess.
Lionel Richie is the master of duets on his latest chart-topping album ‘Tuskegee,’ but he won’t be bringing his expertise to the singing competition show ‘Duets.’ The singer has dropped out of the show and will be replaced by John Legend.
Lionel Richie is no stranger to the world of country. He has ‘dipped’ his feet into the waters a few times over his career. He originally wrote Kenny Rogers’ #1 hit, ‘Lady‘ in 1980. Then, as he was at the height of his career, he cracked the top 10 on the country charts again, teaming up with Alabama for ‘Deep River Woman.’