Following on from London Calling a couple of years before, the great Rock The Casbah by The Clash surprisingly only reached number 30 in the UK charts.
However, it became their biggest USA hit, reaching number 6 across the pond!
One of the great rock songs of all time, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' I Love Rock 'n Roll was a massive global hit in 1982 reaching number 4 in the UK and number 1 in the USA and elsewhere (including Sweden, where they love rock!).
The brilliant Dire Straits and their Tunnel Of Love.
This song is more than a pop hit - it is a wonderful story with brilliant lyrics and musicianship.
Tunnel Of Love never made the UK Top 40, but it is one of their fans favourite songs.
The Rolling Stones are the UK's most iconic band after The Beatles, yet people in 1981 were wondering if they were finished?
Would they have another hit?
Start Me Up did well in the UK charts and they carried on producing hits (though this was their last...
I'm a huge Dire Straits fan now, but had never heard of them before listening to Romeo and Juliet for the first time and then getting into their wonderful music.
I actually discovered this song in school as our English Literature teacher, who was a great mu...