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It's a really deep song that is structured very basically and I absolutely love it! I just need to know who sings it. The lyrics are something like this--"Always wanted, always needed" and then after that they say something like "Unnecessary". I wish I could be of more help, but that's all I know. If you know any song that is from the 80's (maybe early 90's) that has these lyrics
I think the above question is referring to Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence". Sung by David Gahan, written by Martin Gore, 1990 Violator Album.
All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here, in my arms
Words are very
They can only do harm
All I know is that the title may be "Welcome to the monkey house"
Answer: Animal Magnet
I have an 80s website (see below) and occasionally get questions from viewers. I was browsing thru your site and noticed the "Monkey House" question and I remembered that I got an email from someone looking for that song. He says it's by Animal Magnet. If you go here...
somebody mentions them too.
Searching in vain for a song, but really only need confirmation of release dates, artist and title.
Any help would be appreciated!
Song: Atari 2600- by The Der Brains?
Regarding your question about "Atari 2600", it has not been officially released- it appearred on a 4-track demo which was sent into RRR & PBS. It's strange that someone was looking for it because most people hated that song. We received a lot of airplay last year from two other songs, "79-81" (because the song is not quite 70s not quite 80s) and "Whistle".
Best Song- Most people like "79-81".
Driving Force- Bad jokes
Der Brain Dan
I'm pretty sure that the group is called Torch Song. They had a song around the early to mid 80s called "Don't Look Now" or "Don't Look Down." Any advice? I really need to get this track somehow, I loved it...
It was William Orbit's first commercial band. The song you are looking for is called "Don't look now" and was released as a "single" in 1984. This song can also be found on the album "Wish thing". More info you can find here: williamorbit.com (section discography)
upbeat dance tune - approx. 1986 - throughout the song the words "Cosmic Forces, Cosmic Forces" that's all I can remember
Artist: Stephen (Tin Tin) Duffy
Title: Kiss Me (Mix Plural)
Only the 12" Mix Plural has a female vocal at the beginning of the track saying 'Cosmic Forces, Cosmic Forces'. But that's the only time it's heard in the track. Album and Single versions don't have this intro. The song is very upbeat 80's synthpop, reworked by JJ Jeczalik.
Thanks to Trevor
I Believe it was on the Euro. Release of Sthepen Duffy's Kiss Me 12" Remix.
upbeat dance tune - approx. 1986-7 - chorus "Marcia Boila is/was aDancer..."
- that would be Marcia Baila by Les Rita Mitsouko, a French band
There was a top 40 artist who had a video on Mtv in the mid eighties. All I can recall about her is her long cornrow extensions and the small chain she wore attached to her nose ring and earring. What was her name and hit song again?
...might be Jane Child, Don't want to fall in love
There's a song that goes "I could use this magic too; I could see your mystery through; its animal, its passion, its magic, its animal animal magic..." or something like that. Male vocalist, opening song of an mp3 file called "new wave mixed." Does that sound familiar?
I'm pretty sure that it is the song "Animal Magic" by Belouis Some.
Thanks for putting my question on your site. It just so happens that I tried the lyrics on a different search engine and came up with the answer. The group is Belouis Some and the song is called Animal Magic. I'd never heard of them before, but the remix I heard is classic New Wave.
It's a synthpop song with a recurring sample: "five more minutes, five more minutes, ..."
and part of the chorus is : "You took my five minutes of time."
The song is called '5 Minutes' by a group called Mainframe. I've got a small site on them including the full lyrics to the song.
Ive been trying for over a decade + to find out who did a song from the very early 80s..Was played alot on a great radio show in the nyc area, on a show called wave breaker or the post punk progresive pop party....It sounds like the guy singing may be english.(almost like captain sensible etc.).. Here are some of the lyrics... (((( I wanna be happy for the rest of my life--I wanna die but not by the knife--I wanna sleep all afternoon--I wanna rise at nite with the moon--I wanna Marilyn Monroe--Created by Warhol--Reincarnated gene marlo?---Im not beggin, But Im asking---Im not takin, But if your listining...This is every thing ive been wanting....Again chours I wanna be happy for the rest of my life..etc.. Ends with I wanna get out of this place..i dont wanna see your face...Till then amen..I gotta go. ))) Its an increadable song...couldnt remember all the other lyrics..But thats most of em...If you can help me find out who this artist was I sure would appreciate it...Its alluded me since 1981 approx.
the group that recorded the song with the lyrics I wanna be happy for the rest of my life I wanna die but not by the knife etc etc is department s and is called I want they also had a hit with is vic there, and another great single called going left right which I can highly recommend.
The song has a fast dance beat, and reminds me of Heaven 17 with female vocals in the chorus (I apologize for the bad cassette recording, as I recorded it nearly ten years ago off the radio). The male lead vocal drones mechanically with vocal that sound like "Tell me secrets, tell me sweet secrets...What do you know what do you know what do you know about me? Take me to the outside, walk the line. That's the way of the world...what you're waiting for...she has to be loved...everybody needs somebody!"
is kfmdm song called naive
The lyrics are something like:
The movies said that you were on your way
It's a fact you put the snap in crocodile
Isn't it crazy when you said
You're gonna spend all day in bed
Well [?] went outta style
[?] when you stand by
Apparently the bandís video shows them in sailor suits, walking around a town in England.
The band that did this tune was called "Roman Holiday". They were kind of a flash in the pan. Kind of a 1940's feel to their sound..right around that Stray Cat's rockabilly thang happening around 1982-83.
im on my way o a trip to nowhere and you anoy me with your foolish game.......with your eys so naked as a burning flame, burning flame........and how you tised me when we first make love.....
The song was from an english band from the 80s
the lyrics "burning flame...etc." are from the song "Burning Flame" from Vitamin Z's 1985 album "Rites of Passage" They even have a website at http://www.interlog.com/~dolphind/vitz.html in case anyone wants to know more!
Well the band was called Vitamin Z, from England, who released 2 CD's 'Rites of Passage'<1985> & 'Sharp Stone Rain'<?> . The singer was named Geoff Barradale, who went on to sing with Alan Parsons, and the drummer was Chris Hughes, also known as Merrick if you remember him from Adam & The Ants. The two CD's I believe are out of print and sadly.
The song goes like this.
"Do you use up bodies like cigarettes do you need them for ego do you need them for sex? In the heat of the night and the glow of the light....the fact and the fight and the fight and the feelingalright.
The blood of the sand"
I think the name of the song was the blood of the sand.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
the "do you use up bodies like cigarettes..." song is "heat", by soft cell. it is on their fabulous 1982 album "the art of falling apart"- marc almond must really like this song, too, as it is one of the only ones from this album he still does in concert.
Thanks again to
The song is "Heat" by Soft Cell, it¥s on the album: The Art Of Falling Apart from 1983
Dan in Sweden
All I know is the chorus line, and it sounds like it comes from europe. Early to Mid Eighties New Wave. Let me know if you have any clues.
....Seconds turn to Minutes, and the Minutes turn to Hours and the time slips away.
I hate to go cause I don't know where I've been...
These lyrics are from 'Will You Stay Tonight' by the Comsat Angels. It's not currently available on CD, but appeared as a 7"/12" single and a track on the LP 'Land' (Jive, 1983)
The song is sung by a guy and has the synth-pop new wave sound to it (reminds me of OMD and Anything Box). The song is going at mid-tempo and the only words I have to it are from the chorus. "Weeeeee, close my eyeeeeeeeeeeees, patientlyyyyyyyyyy, before the tragedy, tell me why." I'm not exactly sure if he is saying 'we' at the beginning and "tell me why" at the end but it sounds like he is.
It's not "tell me why" but "have in mind", which is the title to this track by the German synthpop duo 'Cetu Javu'. This song appears on their CD 'Southern Lands' which is still available and out on ZYX Records. BTW - an extended mix of this song as well as their most popular single 'Situations', both are available as a newly released CD maxi-single at 'A Different Drum'.
The main chorus....which is "hit me like, hit me like, hit me like a slap, ohuhoh, all touch....all touch and all touch and no contact....", sounds like a woman or a man, depending! I think the title is "No Contact" or something like that. Can't remember the artist..thought it might have been Martha and the Muffins but I don't think so....
"I pushed...her tense face...away from me..." (2x)
"It hit me like, it him me like, it hit me like a slap...all touch...all
touch and all touch and no contact" (This was basically the main chorus)
that's as much as I can recall right now, I think the song was released
sometime between 1983-1985, can't be more specific than that, WLIR 92.7 FM
up here on Long Island used to play it every single day for a year or two!
The band's name was Rough Trade, the name of the song was 'All Touch'
Mandy in Melbourne
The only lyrics I remember are "smile for a while and let ... try and enjoy the good times while you cannnnn." and there is some great synthesizer music that follows. The "..." are lyrics I can't remember, and I think it is a woman's voice.
the group is called "kon kan", the cd is called "move to move", it came out in 1989 and is still in print. oh, and the song is "i beg your pardon (i never promised you a rose garden)"- this is a great synthpop album, i recommend it. reminds me of my dancing days! ;-)
p.s. the mastermind behind kon kan has gone on to be half of the very successful remix team "thunderpuss 2000".
it's sung by a woman, mid-tempo, and sounds like (but is not) debbie harry's sort of mellower singing voice:
"try to catch a butterfly, but i flew away... i came to you but just for a day...
cuz i'm wild, wild, wild, baby you can't tame me
yes i'm wild, wild, wild, baby you can't tame me...."
"wild" by "the nuns"- they were a san francisco band on the poshboy label- alejandro escovedo (of rank and file) was in this band as well.
"Silent Morning, I wake up and you're not by my side,
silent morning, you know how hard i try"
Not 100% certain about that 2nd line.
Song and band?
Noel is the artist. The song is Silent Morning; It came out around 1985-86.
Should I should I love you forever?
Should I should I ... love you?
Song and band?
The "Should I should I love you forever" lyric is a song (called, I think, "Should I love you forever?" by a man named Cee Farrow. I believe he was German, and that Cee was short for Christian. Richard Blade used to play this song on KROQ in LA in the early 80s.
What angels fall,
Can you hear their call?
Song and band?
The song lyrics "when angels fall/i hear them call/calling you/calling you" are from the song (Calling You) by Snake Corps.
It is on a 1990 cd release called Smother Earth and a 84-93 best of cd called Spice.
"I think the band was called the Q Tips, and they released a novelty record around 1980 that I believe was called "Toast". The lyrics were spoken in a sing-song with a Cockney accent along the lines of "I wake up in the morning and I have Toast"
Can someone please confirm the name of the band and the name of the song.
The band was called 'Streetband' and the song WAS called 'Toast'. The Q-Tips connection is the singer, none other than Paul Young, who went on to have a highly successful solo career.
The "Toast" song was by - "Streetband" - released in Sept 1978 (got to number 18 in the charts here) Wrote by someone called Bernard Kelly & Produced by Chas Jankel. Record Label: "Logo Records: GO 325" The actual interesting bit about this is the person who "sang" the song. The one and only Paul Young (who went on to Q Tips and then you know the rest.)
The song is 'Toast' by the Street Band. The singer is Paul Young (yes, before he became really famous). This probably explains why the Q-Tips are mentioned here; this is Paul's old band).
Double and triple confirmation on that one - thanks!
I'm sorry but I'm just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don't sound as goood as I planed them to be
But if you wait a while then you might see, I promise you, I promise you, I do
Song and band?
The song is called the Promise (or something to that effect), and the band is When In Rome.
The song IS indeed called 'The promise', the band is indeed 'When in Rome', and this was their only hit (+videoclip) I think. It was around '88 or so?
The storm has come, or is it just another shower
When the demons breaking down your door
You'll still be staring down at the floor
The Chameleons UK, "Swamp Thing", from Strange Times.
it starts off with a sample "somebody give the lord a hand clap"
shake up baby
break up baby
Hallucination Generation by Gruesome Twosome
Tony and Budgie
Release dates for:
"Music For Boys" by The Suburbs
"X-Ray Eyes" by 3D
"Seriously Affected" by The Romeos
"Eyes of a Stranger" by Payolas
"Computer Games" by Mi-Sex (B Side: "Wot do you want")
Released Feb 1980 on CBS Records (7") CBS 7985 (Deleted 1983)
Released again: May 1983 CBS Records (7") A 3437 (12") TA 3437
"Harley Davidson" by The Bollock Brothers
12" Single Released : Sept 1986 on Play It Again Sam (Belgium) Cat # BIAS 036
"In Shreds/Less Than Human" by The Chameleons
7" Single Released Apr 1982 on Epic by CBS Records: Cat # EPCA 2210 (Deleted Apr 1985)
"Talk To Me (I Can Hear You Know/Escape To Lamoria.") by I Am Siam
7" & 12" Single Released Jan 1985 on CBS by CBS Records: Cat # (7") A 4795 (12") TA 4795
Thanks to Gram
Can anyone help me with any information on a band called Scary Thieves?
They released less than a half dozen songs, but I never saw an album.
Is there anything on the net? I would love to find out more about this great band.
Know this band - the lyrics go something like this:
I know you're asleep and I don't want to wake you up
But I can't get any sleep can't get you out of my mind
Oh I wait for the darkness to fade, away
?? I'm trying to reach you please don't runaway
This feeling for loving
On the phone
Hello, hello, hello, hello
On the phone
Hello, hello, hello, hello
The band is called Style, a three-piece consisting of Christer Sandelin, Tommy Ekman, and Gigi Hamilton. The song is called "Telephone". I have a 12" vinyl version that clocks in at 6:40. The flip side is a track called "Chain Reaction" (4:05). It was released in 1985 on Sire Records (92-03280). I believe there was an edited 7" version released, as well. I have no idea if they ever released an album or whether they were just a one hit wonder. I don't even know what nationality they were.
Style started in the late 70's under the name Freestyle, and was under that name a sixtet. I think they released at least one album and several singles under that name. The music from that time was very poppy with cheap synthesizers. The songs were only sung in Swedish and two singles "Fantasi" and "Vill ha Dej" are real classics in Sweden and are played several times every day on every commercial radio station. I guess that these songs originate from 1981. Last year a cover of "Vill ha dej" was made by a Swedish teenage band.
In 1982 or 1983 the group split and the three people mentioned in your FAQ continued under the name Style. They made Telephone in 1985 but it never charted in Sweden, but in 86 they made a song called "Dover-Calais" with which they participated in the Swedish selection to the European Song Contest. I think they came third, but it meant an immediate success which lasted at least three years. They released several singles, at least two albums and participated once again in 1987 in the Swedish selection to the European Song Contest. I guess they split up in 89 or 90, but Christer Sandelin has had a quite successful solo-career after that an is still in the business.
Not sure if this is related to New Wave in any way but here goes:
Know these lyrics?:
If you want to ride, then ride the white horse
If you want to be rich, you have to be a bitch
White horse, white pony
"White Horse" is one of my all-time favs. It was a 7" from the band
LAID BACK. No idea if they ever released a full length.
Thanks to Rik at:
More than just a great magazine.....
Only a 7" record. Not true! It was a huge club and breakdance song around 83' or 84, on a 12" single. In 1989, a newer remix came out on the original Sire label called "White Horse 89'". "White Horse" is still a popular tune to play in the clubs as it was back in the 80's!
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