“Hands To Heaven” by Breathe (1987)

There is an element of religious iconography present in the music of British sophisti-pop group Breathe. Of their five top 40 American hits, one is called “Say A Prayer”, another (the excellent and phenomenally sad “Does She Love That Man”) takes place during the Christmas season, and their debut single is called “Hands To Heaven”.… Read More “Hands To Heaven” by Breathe (1987)

“Don’t You Want Me? (single remix)” by Jody Watley (1987)

In the mid ‘80s, it became commonplace for songs to get “freshened up” for single release, so that the version played on the radio was similar but not exactly the same as the version you’d hear on the album. “Don’t You Want Me”, the third single from Jody Watley’s Grammy-winning debut album, is one song that benefitted greatly… Read More “Don’t You Want Me? (single remix)” by Jody Watley (1987)

“Don’t Shed A Tear” by Paul Carrack (1987)

Paul Carrack; you recognize the voice, may not recognize the name. Unless you’re a hardcore music nerd which is probably the only reason you’re reading this entry unless you randomly stumbled upon it. Squeeze’s “Tempted”? That’s him. Ace’s “How Long”? That’s also him. Mike & The Mechanics’ “The Living Years”? Yep, it’s him. I believe… Read More “Don’t Shed A Tear” by Paul Carrack (1987)

“Don’t Disturb This Groove” by The System (1987)

“Don’t Disturb This Groove” is so great at creating a mood; a laid back pocket of pure joy. The song’s about when something is so good you don’t want it to end. Mic Murphy is singing about his lady, but he just as easily could be singing about “Don’t Disturb This Groove”, itself. The System were… Read More “Don’t Disturb This Groove” by The System (1987)