Monday, October 21, 2013

Radio Daze: Pop Hits Of The '80s, Vol. ½

I'm a big fan of soft rock and the five volumes of Rhino's 1995 compilation series, Radio Daze, which features soft rock singles from the years 1979-1981.  I've already written about the series over at the sister blog, The CD Project.  Click on the cover below to read those posts.

Inspired by these posts, my buddy Herc put together Spotify playlists to make up an additional eleven(!) volumes, extending to include more of the '80s.  I've agreed to break down those playlists track-by-track in a style similar to the one I followed for Rhino's original 5 volumes.  The first in that series of contributions is now available over at Herc's Hideaway.  He's titled the first playlist Vol ½ since it's timeline parallels that of the original series.  Here's the tracks Herc selected:

Title Artist
Send A Little Love My Way (Like Always) Stephen Bishop
This Time I’ll Be Sweeter Angela Bofill
What You Won’t Do For Love Bobby Caldwell
I Love You Climax Blues Band
I Will Play A Rhapsody Burton Cummings
Cry Just A Little Paul Davis
Dancing With The Mountains John Denver
Say Maybe Neil Diamond
When I Think Of You Leif Garrett
Taking Somebody With Me When I Fall Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
That Lovin’ You Feelin’ Again Emmylou Harris with Roy Orbison
Nobody Knows Me Like You Benny Hester
Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime The Korgis
The Seduction (Love Theme) James Last Band
Dream Sweet Rose Gordon Lightfoot
Being With You Smokey Robinson
Stay With Me Till Dawn Judie Tzuke
Get Used To It Roger Voudouris
Say What Jesse Winchester

Click on the banner below to visit Herc's Hideaway to listen to the Spotify playlist and get my take on these songs.

1 comment :

  1. I love the cross synergy between yours and Herc's blog. Good stuff.