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Remarks:

Classic Sade. Always good. This song charted in 1986 at only #49 in Britain and  #55 on the American R&B charts. It did not even make the American pop charts.

Lyrics:

This may come, This may come as some surprise
but I miss you
I can see through all of your lies
but still I miss you
he takes her love, but it doesn’t feel like mine
he tastes her kiss, her kisses are not wine, they’re not mine

he takes, but surely she can’t give what I’m feeling now
she takes, but surely she doesn’t know how

Is it a crime
Is it a crime
that I still want you
and I want you to want me too

My love is wider, wider than Victoria Lake
My love is taller, taller than the empire state

It dives and it jumps and it ripples like the deepest ocean
I can’t give you more than that, surely you want me back

Is it a crime
Is it a crime
that I still want you
and I want you to want me too

My love is wider than Victoria Lake
Taller than the empire state

It dives and it jumps
I can’t give you more than that, surely you want me back

Is it a crime
Is it a crime
that I still want you
and that I want you to want me too

It dives and it jumps and it ripples like the deepest ocean
I can’t give you more than that, surely you want it back.

Tell me, is it a crime?

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Remarks:

This song was later covered by Kelly Price in 2000, but I  like this version better. It is the original, going to #5 on the R&B charts in 1986. Zapp’s Roger Troutman hired Murdock as a backing singer. His brother Larry and Zapp guitarist Billy Beck wrote the song. Troutman appeared in this space last month with “I Want to be Your Man” (1987).

Lyrics:

It’s morning,
and we slept the night away~
It happened,
now we can’t turn back the hands of time
(oh no)

Yes we’ve stolen this moment,
We forgot to face, one simple fact
We both belong~ to someone else
As we slept, the night away

It’s morning,
sunlight shines across your sleeping face (uh huh)
A new~ day,
brings reality that we must go our
Se~parate way
What a lovely night, we had (yeah yeah)
As we shared each other’s love
We forgot about all the pain we’d cause
as we slept the night away

As we lay
We forgot about tomorrow as we lay (mmhmm, hey hey)
As we lay
We didn’t think about the price we’d have to pay( oh no, no no no no no no no)

It’s morning
And now it’s time for us to say goodbye
Goodbye baby
you’re lea~ving me,
I know you got to hurry home to face your wi~fe, whoa
I would never never want to hurt her no
She would never understand
You belonged to me for
just one night
as we slept the night away

(whoa) (mmmmm) (whoa)

I would never never want to hurt her no
She would never understand
You belonged to me for
just one night
as we slept the night away

As We Lay
We forgot about tomorrow
As we lay
We didn’t think about the price we’d have to pay…oh no hey

We should have counted up the cost
but instead we got lost
in the second, in the minute, in the hour
hey hey, hey as we lay
we forgot about tomorrow, as we lay
whoa~~~

It’s morning (it’s morning) (oo oo)
It’s morning (it’s morning) (whoa~~)
It’s morning (whoa~~)

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CherrelleRemarks:

I loved this song. I used to listen to it all the time. “Saturday Love” hit #2 on the American R&B charts in January 1986, but I think the song was released in 1985.

Lyrics:
It’s been a long time
I didn’t think I was
Going to see you again

See you haven’t changed
It’s good to see you anyway

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love

When I think about you
My feelings can’t explain
Why after all this time
My heart still feels pain

When I look at you
Memories of love
Like no one before
You’ll stay on my mind

(Special feelings, special time)
Always so special
(I was yours and you were mine)
Made for each other
(All the good I won’t forget)
You will stay on my mind
(Saturday, the day we met)

For always and for ever
You will be my Saturday love

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love

When I think about you
My feelings can’t explain
Why after all this time
My heart still feels pain

When I look at you
Memories of love
Like no one before
You stay on my mind

(Special feelings, special times)
Feeling so special
(I was yours and you were mine)
Made for each other, girl
(All the good I won’t forget)
Staying on my mind, girl
(Saturday, the day we met)
Girl, you know I can’t

Leave you behind

There’s never any question
You will be my Saturday love

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday love

When I look at you
Special feelings, special times
I thought we’d always be together
But sometimes things just
Don’t work out like we planned

Life goes on and people grow
Out of things that fit before
But Saturday remains the same
And I hope it’ll never change

For always and forever
You will be my (you will be my)
You will be my (you will be my)
You will be my (you will be my)
Be (be my Saturday love)
My Saturday love

Do do do do
Let’s sing it together

Never on Sunday, Monday’s too soon
Tuesday and Wednesday just won’t do
Thursday and Friday, we can begin
But our Saturday love
Will never end, sugar

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I saw this on one of my old videotapes. I still like it all these years later. It went to #4 on the American R&B charts in 1986.

Lyrics:

It’s a fragile situation
It could fall apart at any time
And none would be the wiser
‘Cept you and I

It seems that we stopped talking
like we’re afraid to disagree
And after we’ve been through
Can we still be that naive

If my heart isn’t in it,
why cant you tell me so
If my heart wasn’t in it,
I’d have gone long ago
If your heart isn’t in it
why keep me hanging on
Just tell me and I’ll be gone
from your life

You treat me like a stranger
as if I wasn’t there

Oh, baby, I waited for a miracle
To make you show that you care

If my heart isn’t in it,
why cant you tell me so
If my heart wasn’t in it,
I’d have gone long ago
If your heart isn’t in it
why keep me hanging on
Just tell me and I’ll be gone
from your life

If your heart isn’t in it
why can’t…

I can’t go through the motions
I have to know

If your heart isn’t in it.
why can’t you tell me so

I can’t go to the limit
I have to know

If your heart…
Ooh, can’t you tell me so
I have to know
If your heart isn’t it
Why keep me hanging on
Just tell me and I’ll be gone
Don’t keep me hanging on
for dear life

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Remarks:

This song is so obscure that it has no lyrics online! And yet not so obscure that it is not on YouTube.

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All I want’s a friend and you want mine

And you’ve been around for a long long time.
I loved him but not like now

Something has changed and I don’t know how.
I’m at the point of no return – I’m at the point of no return

I’m at the point of no return – I’m at the point of no return.

I’ve never been in love like this

You turn me around with just one kiss.
I’ve never seen you in this way before

Now you got me wantin’ more and more.
I’m at the point of no return – I’m at the point of no return

It’s taken me a whiIe to learn – I’m at the point of no return.

No turnin’ back
it’s much too late

To go back now would be a big mistake.
It’s taken me a while to learn
I’m at the point of no return.
I’m at the point of no return – I’m at the point of no return

I’m at the point of no return – I’m at the point of no return.

I’m at the point of no return – I’m at the point of no return

I’m at the point of no return – I’m at the point of no return.

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I found an old cassette tape of mine. It has songs, in bits and in full, that I recorded from New York radio, probably in July 1986. It is like a time machine!

Because it is an old tape I am afraid it could mess up at any time. So while I can still hear it, I made a list of the songs that are on it. See below. Where I did not know the artist I put “Unknown”. Where I did not know the song title, I put some of the words of the song in italics between ellipses (…). Release dates, when known, are in parentheses.

Some songs have a picture above them. Those are the ones I could find on YouTube. Click on the picture and you can hear it on YouTube (or maybe even on this blog).

Side A:

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Starpoint: Restless (1985)

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Bob Marley: Waiting in Vain (1977)

Prince: ... much too hard to be cool … a hundred miles an hour babe …

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The Firm: Radioactive (1985)

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Creedence Clearwater Revival: I Heard it Through the Grapevine (1970)

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Shirley Jones: Do You Get Enough Love?

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Supremes: Baby Love (1964)

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Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald: On My Own (March 1986)

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Fat Boys: Sex Machine

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Little Steven: Forever

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The Doors: Don’t You Love Her Madly? (1971)

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Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer (April 1986)

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Five Star: Can’t Wait Another Minute (April 1986)

Sister Carol: .. galaxy … earth rotate around me …

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Irene Cara: Flashdance … What a Feeling (1983)

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Janet Jackson: What Have You Done For Me Lately? (January 1986)

Grandmaster Flash: … raggety worms out your big mouth … ’cause we got style … we’re giving you a blast of class …

Unknown: … dress to impress ’cause I got it like that … rock the mic …

Unknown: … I’m Shante .. I get a glimpse of that face, turn around she’s gone … I would swim the deepest ocean so she could be mine …

Side B:

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Whitney Houston & Jermaine Jackson: If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful (1986)

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Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes: The Love I Lost (1973)

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The Pretenders: Kid (1979)

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Vikki Love with Nuance: Sing Dance Rap Romance (1985)

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Schooly D: P.S.K. What Does It Mean? (1985)

Unknown: ... yes yes he is rockin’ it … crossfader …

Unknown: … take me in your arms … I love the way that she talks, it goes so good with the way that she walks … she is so pleasingly fine … caught up in the wonder of her love …

Unknown: … dancin’, if you want to feel good … keep your body shakin’ …

Sister Carol: … pure laughter … entertainer …

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The Real Roxanne: Bang Zoom (1986)

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Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA (1984)

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Fresh Gordon: Gordy’s Groove (1985)

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Boogie Boys: A Fly Girl (1985)

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The Cure: In Between Days (1985)

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Angela Bofill: People Make the World Go Round (1979)

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Joan Jett: Bad Reputation (1981)

Three of these songs reached their height in July 1986: “Sledgehammer”, “Bang Zoom” and “On My Own”. So I think that is when I recorded the tape. So far as I know none of the songs are newer than that.

Before I knew it was Angela Bofill singing “People Make the World Go Round”, she sounded to me like some female singer from New York – which she is!

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Remarks: 

I found this song on Mes Deux Cents, a blog by someone who loved many of the same songs back then but she remembers their names and puts their videos on her blog! The songs they never play on video rewind shows on television because they were not the top hits, but you loved them all the same. It is so good to hear an old forgotten song.

Update (2016): This post began my practice of posting at least one song a week. 

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Lyrics:

Girl, I’ve been watching you
From so far across the floor now, baby
That’s nothing new
I’ve watched you so many times before now, baby
I see that look in your eyes
And what it’s telling me
And you know, ooh girl, that I’m not shy
I’m glad you picked up on my telepathy now, baby

You read my mind
Girl I wanna shake you down
I can give you all the loving you need
Come on let me take you down
We’ll go all the way to heaven

Ooh, I’ve been missing you
And the way you make me feel inside
What can I do?
I can tell you’ve got your pride now, baby
Come to me, well, well
Let me ease your mind, oh baby
I got the remedy, yes I do
Now give me just a little time

You read my mind
Girl I wanna shake you down
I can give you all the loving you need
Come on let me take you down
We’ll go all the way to heaven

Girl, I’ve been missing you
And you know it’s funny
Every time I get to feeling this way
I wish I had you near me
I wanna reach out and touch you

I can’t stop thinkin’ of the things we do
The way you call me baby when I’m holding you
I shake and I shiver when I know you’re near
Then you whisper in my ear, oh baby, well, well

You read my mind, (you know you did)
Girl I wanna shake you down
I can give you all the loving you need
Come on let me take you down
We’ll go all the way to heaven

You read my mind,
Girl I wanna shake you down
I can give you all the loving you need
Come on let me take you down
We’ll go all the way to heaven

You read my mind,
Girl I wanna shake you down
I can give you all the loving you need
Come on let me take you down
We’ll go all the way to heaven

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