Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears

Chart Position: 1

  • #7 bestseller for 1985
  • Lead vocals: Curt Smith
  • Written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley and Curt Hughes
  • Backing vocals: Roland Orzabal
  • Guitar: Roland Orzabal, Neil Taylor
  • Produced by Curt Hughes
  • Keyboards: Roland Orzabal, Curt Smith
  • Recorded in the U.K.
  • Later recorded by Gloria Gaynor (1986), East Side Beat (1993), Hyannis Sound (1996), Shane Richie (1998), Harvard Opportunes (1999), Curt Smith (2000), Ken Boothe (2001), Toki Asako (2004), Isha (2004), Beelzebubs (2005), Jamison Parker (2005), Laza (2005), Sunshiners (2006), Megan Jo Wilson (2006), Patti Smith (2007), Will Dailey (2007), Korgis (2007), Claire & the Reasons (2008), Down the Line (2008), Sugar Beats (2009), Gavin Jasper (2009), Jason Donovan (2010), Street Corner Symphony (2011), Brian Michael (2010), Deja vu (2011), Monorail (2011), Tony Vincent (2012), Bison Chips (2011), Christopher Kincaid (2012), Aron Wright (2014), Mike Viola (2014), Max McCabe (2015), Dave Daviani (2015), Josh Franklin (2016), Thom Cooper (2016), Emerson Paris (2017) and many others

Talk to Me – Fiona

Chart Position: NR

  • Produced by Peppi Marchello
  • Fiona is Fiona Flanigan
  • Fiona is from Philipsburg NJ
  • This is Fiona’s only hit single

Axel F Theme – Harold Faltermeyer

Chart Position: 3

  • From the film Beverly Hills Cop
  • Written by Harold Faltermeyer
  • Keyboards: Harold Faltermeyer
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Harold Faltermeyer is from Munich Germany
  • This is Harold Faltermeyer’s only U.S. hit single

Basketball – Kurtis Blow

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by J.B. Moore, Kurtis Blow, William Waring, Robert Ford and Jimmy Bralower
  • Vocals: Kurtis Blow, Alyson Williams
  • This is Kurtis Blow’s final hit single

Vox Humana – Kenny Loggins

Chart Position: 29

  • Written by Eva Ein Loggins
  • Produced by Kenny Loggins
  • Guitar: Kenny Loggins
  • Keyboards: Steve Wood
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Vox Humana is Latin for human voice

You Should be Dancing – Bee Gees

Chart Position: 1

  • #31 bestseller for 1976
  • Written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb
  • Lead vocals: Barry Gibb
  • Backing vocals: Robin and Maurice Gibb
  • Guitar: Barry Gibb, Alan Kendall
  • Keyboards: Blue Weaver
  • Recorded in Miami FL and Quebec Canada
  • Later recorded by Adam Garcia (1998)

Hey Shirley (This is Squirrely) – Shirley and Squirrely aka Nutty Squirrels

Chart Position: NR

  • Nutty Squirrels were the subject of a TV animated cartoon in 1959 that predated Alvin & the Chipmunks

C’mon Marianne – Donny Osmond

Chart Position: 38

  • Originally recorded by Four Seasons (1967)
  • Written by L. Russell Brown and Raymond Bloodworth
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA

Struttin’ My Stuff – Elvin Bishop

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Philip Aarberg and Elvin Bishop
  • Lead vocals: Elvin Bishop
  • Guitar: Elvin Bishop
  • Keyboards: Philip Aarberg, Mike Keck
  • Produced by Bill Szymczyk
  • Recorded in Miami FL

Steppin’ Out – Neil Sedaka

Chart Position: 36

  • Written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody
  • Keyboards: Neil Sedaka
  • Backing vocals: Elton John
  • Produced by Neil Sedaka and Robert Appere