Category: ROCK OLDIES


«Over My Shoulder» is a pop rock song by Mike + The Mechanics. It was released in February 1995 as the first single from their album Beggar on a Beach of Gold. Sung by Paul Carrack, it was the most successful single from that album, peaking at No.12 on UK Singles Chart. Although it failed to crack the UK Top 10, the song became perhaps the band’s biggest radio hit.The music video, which features Nick Pickard (of Hollyoaks), and Tom Fletcher from the British band McFly as a little boy in a classroom, was shot on the village green at Chiddingfold on The Weald in WaverleySurreyEngland.

 

CHRIS DE BURGH – HIGH ON EMOTION

Chris de Burgh (born Christopher John Davison, 15 October 1948) is an Argentine-born British-Irish singer-songwriter. He is most famous for his 1986 love song «The Lady in Red«, which reached number one in Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom and South Africa.

De Burgh was born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, to Colonel Charles Davison, a British diplomat, and Maeve Emily de Burgh, an Irish secretary.His father had substantial farming interests, and Chris spent much of his early years in Malta, Nigeria and Zaire, as he, his mother and brother accompanied Colonel Davison on his diplomatic and engineering work.

 

 

CHRIS REA – AUBERGE

Auberge (a French word meaning «inn«) is the twelfth studio album by Chris Rea, released in 1991. The album as well as the title song was mostly notable for the association of the Caterham Super Seven that he owned, in which he called it the «Blue Seven». That car appeared on the album cover, illustrated in oil by renowned motoring artist Alan Fearnley. The album makes several references to the car over several tracks, as well on the video of the title song and its cover illustration was used for its adverts. In 2005, Rea sold his car in an auction. Auberge was a #1 album in the UK in 1991. The title track also gave Rea one of his biggest chart hits, reaching #16 in the UK charts. Other songs released as singles were «Heaven», «Looking For The Summer» and «Winter Song». Another song, «And You My Love», wasn’t released as single, however also has become a great hit.

MEN AT WORK – WHO CAN IT BE NOW

«Who Can It Be Now?» is a song recorded by Australian new wave band Men at Work. It was first released as a single in Australia in June 1981, prior to the recording of their 1981 debut album Business as Usual, on which the track was later included.

«Who Can It Be Now?» reached number 2 on the Australian singles chart in August that year, and also hit #45 in New Zealand. Released in Canada in early 1982, the track peaked at #10 in July. This spurred an American release of the song, and the single, by now well over a year old, went on to hit #1 in the USA in October, 1982. «Who Can It Be Now?» was also a modest hit in the UK, reaching number 45. As one of Men at Work’s biggest hits, it was featured on their later compilation albums, and a live version can be found on Brazil. The song remains a popular symbol of new wave music and has been featured on numerous 1980s compilations. The band performed both this song and «Down Under» live on Saturday Night Live on October 23, 1982.

GERRY RAFFERTY – BAKER STREET

«Baker Street» is a ballad written and first recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty. Released as a single in 1978, it reached No. 1 in Canada, No. 2 in the United States, No. 3 in the United Kingdom, No. 1 in Australia and No. 9 in the Netherlands. The arrangement is famous for itssaxophone riff, played by Raphael Ravenscroft.

In October 2010 the song was recognised by BMI for surpassing 5 million performances worldwide.

The album City to City, including «Baker Street», was co-produced by Rafferty and Hugh Murphy. In addition to a guitar solo, played by Hugh Burns, the song featured a prominent eight-bar saxophone riff played as a break between verses, by Raphael Ravenscroft.

Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011), was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer and guitarist.

In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with artists including Phil Lynott and Brian Downey during his teens, leading him to memberships with the Irish bands Skid Row and Thin Lizzy on three separate occasions. Moore shared the stage with such blues and rock musicians as B.B. KingAlbert KingColosseum IIGeorge Harrison, and Greg Lake, as well as having a successful solo career. He guested on a number of albums recorded by high profile musicians, including acameo appearance playing the lead guitar solo on «She’s My Baby» from Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3.

CHRIS REA – THE ROAD TO HELL

The Road to Hell is the eleventh studio album by Chris Rea. It was released in 1989 and is one of Rea’s most famous albums. The second part of the two-part title track, «The Road to Hell (Pt. 2)», is also one of Rea’s most famous songs. The song «Texas» has been played through the years on Classic Rock/AOR radio stations in Texas, and is sometimes played as background music before Texas Rangers baseball games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Another track, «Daytona», is about the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 «Daytona», in which he sings about the car metaphorically, with the engine and tyre noise from the car ringing out toward the end of the song.

 

STEVE WINWOOD – HIGHER LOVE

«Higher Love» is a 1986 number-one hit song by Steve Winwood. It was the first single released from his fourth solo LP, Back in the High Life. It was written by Winwood and Will Jennings, and produced by Russ Titelman and Winwood. The female vocals on the song were performed by Chaka Khan, who also appeared in the promotional music video.

«Higher Love» was Winwood’s first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, topping the chart for one week. It was preceded by Madonna‘s «Papa Don’t Preach» and followed by «Venus» by Bananarama. The song also spent four weeks atop the US Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. It peaked at number 13 in the United Kingdom, his highest charting solo hit there. It also earned two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

SPANDAU BALLET – GOLD

«Gold» is a 1983 single by the British New Wave band Spandau Ballet from their third album True.

The song is Spandau Ballet’s second best-charting single behind their previous release «True», reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart (being held off the top by KC and the Sunshine Band‘s «Give It Up«), and #29 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The music video was directed by Brian Duffy and filmed on location in Carmona, Spain. The video featured Sadie Frost as a gold-painted nymph in one of her earlier roles.

Gold was re-recorded in a semi-acoustic, unplugged-like style for Spandau Ballet’s 2009 album Once More.

The song has featured in various shows and films which included Alan Carr: Chatty ManThe Paul O’Grady ShowHarry BrownBlack Books andSkins along with the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the fictional radio station Wave 103.

YES – OWNER OF A LONELY HEART

«Owner of a Lonely Heart» is a song by the English progressive rock band Yes. It is the first track and single from their eleventh studio album90125, released in 1983. Written primarily by guitarist Trevor Rabin, contributions were made to the final version by lead singer Jon Anderson, bassistChris Squire and producer Trevor Horn.

«Owner of a Lonely Heart» was released on 5 November 1983, as the album’s first single. It was a commercial success in the United States, becoming the band’s first and only single to reach number one on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[2] The song went to #62 on November 5, 1983 and went down to the top 10 within 7 weeks. In 1984, the song made #8 on the year-end charts.

 

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