Forgotten late-'80s/early-'90s pop singles

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Donna Summer - "This Time I Know It's For Real"

I've come to realize lately that Donna Summer has one of my all-time favorite voices. And this song is just great, especially for a single this late in someone's career.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Cathy Dennis I would've posted: "Too Many Walls"

I actually heard this in a store last week, for the first time in YEARS.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Natural Selection - Do Anything

MarkoP, Monday, 7 May 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Unsurprisingly, I think this thread's about to kill my browser. Worth it.)

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vanessa Williams - "The Right Stuff"

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Donna Summer reminds me of Chaka Khan's "Love You All My Lifetime," which I may have posted on a recent thread dedicated to unsung early '90s R&B.)

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Living Colour - "Glamour Boys"

Johnny Kemp - "Birthday Suit"

New Edition - "Can You Stand The Rain"

The Fat Boys - "Are You Ready For Freddy?"

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "Nightmare On My Street"

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

"This House" is awesome.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Peace Choir - "Give Peace A Chance"

East Coast Family - "All 4 One, One 4 All"

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

MarkoP, Monday, 7 May 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

some overlap with this thread from a year ago:

80s "omg I loved that one" one hit wonders mix tape thread

andrew m., Monday, 7 May 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

reaches further back, but the late 80s is well-represented. probably speaks to the ages of many of the contributors.

andrew m., Monday, 7 May 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

lots of Freddy-related hip-hop tracks back then, but no one seemed to be rapping abt Jason or Michael Myers.

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

C+C Music Factory - "Things That Make You Go Hmmmm..."

Terrance Trent D'Arby - "She Kissed Me"

L'Trimm - "Cars With The Boom"

JJ Fad - "Supersonic"

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost

Freddy was at the peak of his popularity around this time, while the others were a little old hat.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

have people really forgotten that sybil song?

It's one of my all time favorites! I am enjoying this thread though.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love these! Sub-title for this category should be "Supermarket songs"

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

oops: Belinda Carlisle, Summer Rain

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seems like every other song had a slide guitar in it, lol

Texas: I don't Want a Lover

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Robbie Nevil "Just Like You"

Doctor Casino, if you want to know what 1991 random chart-pop sounded like, start here loool

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Go West, "King of Wishful Thinking"

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh lol that's even better!!!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Glen Medeiros, Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You

I enjoy the poufy hair very much. Also he sorta looks a bit like Rick Moranis in profile, hee hee

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

MCJ & Cool G - So Listen

MarkoP, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kylie Minogue, Hand On Your Heart

(did it chart in the US? I get the feeling she wasn't really a thing til later hotpants sauciness)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Billy Ocean ft Fresh Prince - I Sleep Much Better (In Someone Else's Bed)

MarkoP, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Doctor Casino, if you want to know what 1991 random chart-pop sounded like, start here loool

I thought Doctor Casino was at least somewhat aware of pop in 1991:
Is there a name for that genre of turn-of-the-90s pop-rock with the positive vibes, huge guitar leads, and gated drums?

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

he was saying upthread that he didn't recognise a lot of the songs, is the only reason I said it

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kylie didn't enter back into the US charts until 2001. Though I was under impression that her only song that charted in the 80's was Locomotion but "I Should Be So Lucky" and "It's No Secret" apparently did as well.

MarkoP, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Prefab Sprout - Life of Surprises

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Johnny Clegg + Savuka - Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World

MarkoP, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope no-one's forgotten this but just in case

Silk: Freak Me

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Church - "Under The Milky Way"

Indigo Girls - "Closer To Fine"

Queen Latifah - "Ladies First"

Company B - "Fascinated"

Stevie B - "Spring Love"

The Timelords - "Doctorin' The Tardis"

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shai: If I Ever Fall In Love Again

One of my favorite Martin Lawrence moments, start at 1:30

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sonia Dada - You Ain't Thinkin' About Me

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tony! Toni! Toné! - "Little Walter"

Kyper - "Tic Tac Toe"

Kix - "Don't Close Your Eyes"

Timmy T - "One More Try"

Partners In Kryme - "Turtle Power"

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

getting towards mid-90s with this but still:
Twenty 4 Seven - Slave to The Music

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lisa Fischer - "How Can I Ease The Pain?"

Rude Boys - "Written All Over Your Face"

Rythm Syndicate - "P.A.S.S.I.O.N."

So many Night Tracks videos! It's awesome!

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seriously, now:

Madonna - "Hanky Panky"

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Toni Childs - I've Got To Go Now

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well this falls under the category of forgotten, but probably for the best:
Biscuit - Biscuit's in the House

MarkoP, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Heights - How Do You Talk To An Angel

*pause for nostalgic swoon*

imma need a moment

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Full Force - "Ain't My Type Of Hype"

(Just discovered recently that Full Force were the bad dudes in House Party.)

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love Jerry Harrison's "Rev It Up":

Tim F, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Right Back Where We Started From - Sinitta

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Posse On Broadway"

Bobby Brown - "On Our Own"

MC Hammer - "Addams Groove"

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

the YouTubes are breaking my browser.

Jude Cole - Baby It's Tonight
Pebbles - Giving YOu The Benefit

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 May 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Efua's "Somewhere" was my favourite song of 1993 at the time. A much bigger song in Australia than in the UK, I have no idea why:

Tim F, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink


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