OK, if you want great, Don't You Want Me by The Human League is it.
A great of 1981, the 80s, of UK pop music and of ALL pop music of all time - it was also the UK Christmas Number 1, making it the second time in 3 years that a non-Christmas themed single g...
A UK top 10 and a USA number 1, Physical meant that Olivia Newton John was back with a bang!
You may be wondering why I've classed this as a UK single when ONJ is Australian?
Well, first of all I love the song and video.
And secondly, she was born in ...
It doesn't get any more classic 80s than Soft Cell's Tainted Love, the song that catapulted Marc Almond to stardom.
Somewhat overplayed in my humble opinion, it remains a classic to this day. The 12 inch version is worth a listen too if you can find it!
Nothing comes close to conveying the state of the UK in 1981 as The Specials with their Ghost Town.
There were riots up and down the country and it was a desperate, dangerous and scary time for a large number of people in the UK. Fortunately, I was still in...
One of the great 1981 pop videos and hits, Stand And Delivery went straight in at number 1 in the UK charts, which was very rare back then.
This song, along with Prince Charming later the same year, possibly marked the height of Adam and the Ants.
Planet Earth was Duran Duran's debut single and what a single it was!
The New Romantics had arrived,
Duran Duran went on to dominate the UK charts for the next few years - they were massive - and their music still sounds great over 30 years later.