My feelings still remain :: Throwback Thursday

Souvenir :: OMD from the album, Architecture & Morality Throwback Thursday "It's my direction.It's my proposal.It's so hard.It's leading me astray." A Little History: Souvenir is a song written by Paul Humphreys and Martin Cooper of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) and released as the first single from their 1981 album, Architecture & Morality. It is sung by Humphreys, who ordinarily functioned …

Understand Me :: Songs of My Youth

Shake the Disease :: Depeche Mode from the album, The Singles (81-85) Songs of My Youth "I'm not going down on my knees, begging you to adore me." A Little History: Shake the Disease is Depeche Mode's 13th UK single recorded at Hansa Mischraum in Berlin (released on April 29, 1985), and was one of two new songs released on the compilation The …

There’ll never be another quite like you :: Songs of Our Youth

Metropolis :: The Church from the album, Gold Afternoon Fix Songs of Our Youth "And it's only a day away. We could leave tonight, you could sleep along the way, dream in black and white." A Little History: Metropolis is a song by Australian alternative rock band The Church. It was released as the lead single on their 1990 …

It’s not far to never, never land :: Songs of My Youth

Sailing :: Christopher Cross from the album, Christopher Cross "Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see. Believe me." A Little History: Sailing is a song written and recorded by American artist Christopher Cross. It was released in June 1980 as the second single from his eponymous debut album. The song was a success …

I sit so snug and isolated alone in the modern world :: Songs of My Youth

Human Touch :: Rick Springfield from the album, Living in Oz "You know, I got my walls, Sally calls them prison cells  Sometimes I need protection, I've got the chains, I got the warning bells." A Little History: Human Touch is a 1983 single by Rick Springfield from his album Living in Oz. The song reached # …

And just a nagging doubt remains :: Songs of My Youth

Mirror Man :: Human League from the album, Fascination "You know I'll change,  if change is what you require,  your every wish,  your every dream, hope, desire." A Little History: Mirror Man is a Motown-inspired song by the British synth-pop group, The Human League. It was released as a single in the UK on November 27, 1982 and peaked at …

All the voices in your head :: Songs of My Youth

Gloria :: Laura Branigan from the album, Branigan "I think you've got to slow down, before you start to blow it. I think you're headed for a breakdown, so be careful not to show it." A Little History: Gloria was originally an Italian Pop song recorded by Umberto Tozzi, in 1979. Branigan covered it on her …

Nothing lasts forever :: Songs of my youth

It Doesn't Matter :: Depeche Mode from the album, Some Great Reward "It doesn't matter, if this all shatters,  nothing lasts forever. But, I'm praying,  that we're staying, together." A Little History: It Doesn't Matter was not a big hit for Depeche Mode, it did not play endlessly on KROQ (the local alternative radio of …

Like a ghost in my dreams :: Songs of my youth

Victims :: Culture Club from the album, Colour By Numbers "We love and we never tell, what places our hearts in the wishing well. Love lead us into the stream, and its sink or swim, like its always been. And, I keep on loving you, its the only thing to do. When the angels sing, …

Put a smile back on my face :: Songs of my youth

Come On Over :: Olivia Newton-John (1976) from the album Come On Over  “And if all my dark days came at once, you would know just what to do.” A Little History: Come On Over is a ballad written by Barry and Robin Gibb and recorded by the Bee Gees for their album Main Course. Lead …