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Final We Sing 80's Tracks Unveiled

It doesn’t seem that long since announcing the previous batch of songs to be included in We Sing 80’s, but Nordic Games want you all to know  as early as possible the final eight songs, they also provide the full track list in case you previously missed any.

The final batch of songs is:

  • Blondie – The Tide is High
  • Sabrina – The Boys (Summertime Love)
  • Culture Club – Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
  • The Bangles – Eternal Flame
  • T’Pau – China in Your Hand
  • Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
  • Duran Duran – Rio
  • Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
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The Tide Is High was sung by the ever famous Blondie in 1980, in a reggae/ska style including horns and strings. The chart success of The Tide is High was visible as it soared to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, also reaching number 1 on the UK singles chart. The success of that song could also be remembered by the more recent Atomic Kitten’s number 1 hit.
Boys (Summertime Love)
When Italian singer Sabrina released The Boys (Summertime Love) as her third single it achieved great success as a number 1 single in many countries, including Spain, Switzerland, France and Italy. The Boys (Summertime Love) was so popular that is it was the first single to be released by Sabrina in the UK.
Culture Club had their biggest hit with Do You Really Want To Hurt Me to date as it maintained its number 1 status in the UK singles chart for 3 weeks in October 1982. First released in the US and Canada, lead singer of Culture Club, Boy George provided a smooth voice to go with the Reggae tones of the track.
Eternal Flame was released by The Bangles in 1989. The single was a hit as it reached number 1 in 9 countries, including huge chart success in the UK, US and Australia. The ballad was inspired by two eternal flames, one at the gravesite of Elvis Presley and the other at a local synagogue of which the song writer Billy Steinberg attended as a child.
British band T’Pau sung China in Your Hand and released it as a single in October 1987. The songs meteoric rise to the top of the charts saw China in Your Hand maintain a 5 week stint at number 1. Further single chart success featured the track as number 1 in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Norway and Switzerland.
Come On Eileen was a standout 80s song by the Dexy’s Midnight Runners and was a number 1 hit in the UK. A drum beat, bass guitar and piano feature in the song throughout making it a catchy dance tune. Come on Eileen’s lyric itself was loosely inspired by the song A Man Like Me by Jimmy James and the Vagabonds, a British soul group in the 1960s.
Duran Duran released the infamous Rio worldwide on 1 November 1982 from its same named album. Rio was a Top 10 hit in the UK and peaked at number 9. The music video symbolised 1980s glamour and excess along with its synthesized instrumental, which is a key feature of the song.
I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany was a re-energised version in 1987 taken from Tommy James & the Shondells original. In the UK Singles chart, I Think We’re Alone Now retained its number 1 status for 3 weeks. It was also the 18th highest selling single in 1987. Number 1 singles chart success featured in countries such as Canada, Ireland, New Zealand Norway and US.
Full Tracklist:

  1. Blondie – The Tide is High
  2. Sabrina – The Boys (Summertime Love)
  3. Culture Club – Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
  4. The Bangles – Eternal Flame
  5. T’Pau – China in Your Hand
  6. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
  7. Duran Duran – Rio
  8. Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
  9. Queen – I Want to Break Free
  10. Toto – Africa
  11. Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The Power of Love
  12. Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
  13. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
  14. Sade – Smooth Operator
  15. Lionel Ritchie – All Night Long (All Night)
  16. Cameo – Word Up!
  17. Cyndi Lauper – True Colours
  18. Tears for Fear – Shout
  19. Yazoo – Only You
  20. Lisa Stansfield – All Around the World
  21. Paula Abdul – Straight Up
  22. Simple Minds – Alive and Kicking
  23. Baltimora – Tarzan Boy
  24. Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky
  25. Spandau Ballet – True
  26. Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie
  27. Yazz and the Plastic Population – The Only Way Is Up
  28. DeBarge – Rhythm of the Night
  29. Smokey Robinson – Being With You
  30. Roxette – The Look

We Sing 80’s is launched next Friday, September 28th, see for more.