“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police (1981)

“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” signaled something of a change in the sound of The Police’s music. It was more polished, more pop sounding, than anything previously existing in their catalog. It’s the damn piano! The 88-keyed monster made its Police debut on “Every Little Thing…” and the song is all the better… Read More “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police (1981)

“Don’t Be Cruel” by Bobby Brown (1988)

Bobby Brown’s ascension in earnest to superstar status began with summer ‘88’s “Don’t Be Cruel”, a truly inventive melange of funk and hip-hop. Back when singers sang and rappers rapped, songwriter/producers L.A. Reid & Babyface did a fantastic job fusing Bobby’s rap-informed persona with the melodic R&B that was their stock-in-trade. It also presented Bobby… Read More “Don’t Be Cruel” by Bobby Brown (1988)