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TheHITstory von 80s80s has all the major hits of the 80s. Because behind every hit of the 80s there is a story. The 80s80s editorial team knows the background of the creation, the chart history and the secret stories about your hits. Sorted by the year of publication of 1980 to 1989 all important records can be found on 80s80s.de. Click here through the exciting stories, have fun.

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Pink Floyd - Another Brick in The Wall

"Another Brick In The Wall" wrote Roger Waters in protest against the private school system in England. He accounts for the authoritarian school system of the post-war period.

City - Window

Six years after City had composed "Am Fenster", an English version was also published.

XTC - Making Plans For Nigel

A cross-border commuter of the decade. "Making Plans For Nigel" only hit the charts in England, and it did so in the late summer of 1979; the song didn't hit Germany until 1980.

Udo Lindenberg - What are wars for?

The song "What are wars for?" he sang together with the then 10-year-old Pascal Kravetz, the son of the French musician Jean-Jacques Kravetz.

The Stranglers - Golden Brown

"Golden Brown" is still one of the great heroin songs, like "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones, so to speak. The Stranglers never denied this interpretation.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock'n Roll

When Joan Jett toured England, she saw the band Arrows perform the song on television. That inspired her to write her own version of it.

OMD - Maid Of Orleans

In "Maid Of Orleans" Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark (OMD) sing about Johanna von Orleans, Joan of Arc. The hit was the best-selling single in Germany in 1982.

Trio - Da Da Da

One of the great hits of Neue Deutsche Welle: 13 million singles sold, three million of them in Germany.

The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way

If you look at the history of the Psychedelic Furs, you might think that "Love My Way" was a surprise flop.

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell

In an interview, Billy Idol told how the title came about. As a newcomer, he was at an event with the Rolling Stones. They drank Rebel Yell brand whiskey.

Icehouse - Hey Little Girl

Biggest hit of the Australian band Icehouse. Keith Forsey became known in Germany as the drummer of Udo Lindenberg's Panik Orchestra.

Shannon - Let The Music Play

In 1983 Shannon tinkered with her cousin's recording studio. As luck would have it, a producer notices this and is immediately enthusiastic about the potential of her voice.

Midnight Star Operator

"Operator" refers to the desperate call for "operator" during telephone calls. You have to know that the telecommunications market in the US was very fractional in the 80s.

Miami Sound Machine - Dr. Beat

The Cuban musician Emilio Estefan had gathered a number of gifted musicians around him. Including his future wife Gloria Fajardo (later Estefan).

Erasure - A Little Respect

The duo's second most successful hit. A hit that writer Vince Clarke says was tailor-made for singer Andy Bell.

Falco - Rock Me Amadeus

With this hit, Falco wrote chart history: It is the only German-language hit that was both number 1 in the US charts and in the UK Top 40.

Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away

The song is actually by the American singer Daryl Hall from the duo Hall & Oates. In fact, Paul Young's version was more successful, especially in Europe.

Yello - Desire

The text and video of "Desire" by Yello is about an unfulfilled love, an undefined desire. Yello sing: "Desire for the unknown name".

Eddy Huntington - U.S.S.R.

Glasnost and perestroika as an Italo disco hit: that was "U.S.S.R." by Eddy Huntington. The zeitgeist had changed dramatically in the mid-80s.

Bruce & Bongo - Awesome

Two British soldiers were stationed in Germany as soldiers of the British Army. They learned the German language and were amazed at the word "geil".

A Split-Second - Flesh

As early as the late 80s, DJs tended to pitch down the song. The ideal speed is 33 rpm +8 pitch.

Westbam - Monkey Say Monkey Do

The Westbam song may be difficult to dance to by today's standards, but the DJs of the 80s were able to build bridges with scratching.

Den Harrow - Don't Break My Heart

Unfortunately Den Harrow had to admit in 2012 that he never sang his hits himself. Rather, it was initially the studio musician Tom Hooker.

Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth

The video for "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" is by actress Diane Keaton and shows a glamorous Belinda Carlisle with dyed red hair.

The Timelords - Doctor ’the Tardis

This song was hated by the music press. Nevertheless, The Timelords landed a massive commercial success with "Doctorin’ the Tardis ".

Fury in the Slaughterhouse - Time To Wonder

"And this is not the time to sleep while we fight." With this sentence the band Fury in the Slaughterhouse sang their way into the hearts of their fans.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat

As the fear of death progresses, the electric chair also becomes a redemption, a throne in heaven, "The Mercy Seat".

The Cure - lovesong

"Lovesong" is a love song written by The Cure singer Robert Smith to his girlfriend.

Phil Collins - Another Day in Paradise

The workaholic rarely showed anything like social responsibility during his career. With this hit that should change in the short term.

The Bangles - Eternal Flame

Singer Susanna Hoffs wrote this ballad with Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, who made a name for themselves with Madonna's hit "Like A Virgin".