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FlinterFile: Frank Sinatra- L.A. Is My Lady

Frank Sinatra released his last album in 1984. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: David Lee Roth- California Girls

David Lee Roth released his first solo single in 1984. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Mike Oldfield- To France

After having a hit with Moonlight Shadow, sung by Maggie Reilly, Mike Oldfield asked her again to sing on the single To France. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Queen- It’s A Hard Life

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This song is a mix of the classic Queen rock ballads and the magnitude of Bohemian Rhapsody. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Michael Jackson- Farewell My Summer Love

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At Motown, they sometimes lose recordings. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Style Council- You’re The Best Thing

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The Style Council released their debut album Café Bleu (in the US My Ever Changing Moods) in 1984. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kenny Loggins- Footloose

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Dean Pitchfork wrote a script for a movie which was released in 1984. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Linda Lewis- Class/Style

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In 1984, Linda Lewis released her disco record Class/Style (I’ve Got It). As a small girl, she performed with her father, which led to her first small roles. She played in the movie A Hard Day’s Night. In the seventies, she released several songs, and sung in the background for artists like David Bowie and Cat Stevens. The albums she made in the seventies selled the best, but this disco song only was a minor hit in the Netherlands. Enjoy

Linda Lewis- Class/Style (I’ve Got It)

FlinterFile: Echo & the Bunnymen- The Killing Moon

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In 1984, Echo & the Bunnymen recorded one of their biggest hits. The song was inspired by several things. Firstly, Ian McCulloch (the singer) played Space Oddity by David Bowie backwards and changed it. Secondly, they got inspired by several balalaikas which were played in their hotel, with which they also played around to get the chorus. Thirdly, they had the line ‘Fate up against your will’, with which Ian woke up one morning. Together it made the song and a number 9 hit in the UK. Enjoy

Echo & the Bunnymen- The Killing Moon

FlinterFile: The Blue Nile- Tinseltown In The Rain

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In 1984, The Blue Nile released their only hit. They were without money and without record compagny to release their music, so they really had a problem. The demo of this song was played on a shoestring! Their engineer then took this song to Linn Hi-Fi, who saw changes to market their new equipment, if the Blue Nile used it. They were given 15 000 pounds to record their debut album. This song, the single of the album, was about their home town Glasgow, where the singer tries to find love between all the asphalt. It was number 87 in the UK, but a bigger hit in the Netherlands: number 28. Enjoy

The Blue Nile- Tinseltown In The Rain