This week In ’80s Throwback’ 40/52

Tracy Chapman, Sting, Joni Mitchell, Lionel Richie, Warren Zevon, The Police, Depeche Mode, Simply Red, U2, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Neil Young

They are the ’80s Throwback’ artists selected among the 347 Posts we publish this week.

Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!


This week In ’80s Throwback’ 40/52


1 . Tracy Chapman . Crossroads

Lifted from : Elektra publish Tracy Chapman’s second album . ‘Crossroads’ (1989)

2 . Sting . Russians

Lifted from : Happy Birthday Sting. ‘Sumner Time’

3 . Joni Mitchell . Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody

Lifted from : Geffen Records publish Joni Mitchell’s eleventh album . ‘Wild Things Run Fast’ (1982)

4 . Lionel Richie . You Are

Lifted from : Motown publish ‘Lionel Richie,’ his eponymous debut solo album featuring ‘Truly,’ ‘You Are’ and ‘My Love’ (1982)

5 . Warren Zevon . Werewolves of London

Lifted from : Warren Zevon sings in New Jersey (1982)

6 . The Police . Spirits In The Material World

Lifted from : The Police release ‘Ghost in the Machine,’ their fourth album featuring ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’ and ‘Spirits in the Material World’ (1981)

7 . Depeche Mode . Love, In Itself

Lifted from : On TV today, Depeche Mode at ‘Top of the Pops’ (1983)

8 . Simply Red . Money’s Too Tight

Lifted from : Elektra publish Simply Red’s debut album . ‘Picture Book’ featuring ‘Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)’ (1985)

9 . U2 . Pride (In The Name Of Love)

Lifted from : U2 release ‘The Unforgettable Fire,’ their fourth album featuring ‘Pride (In the Name of Love)’ (1984)

10 . John Mellencamp . Paper In Fire

Lifted from : Happy Birthday John Mellencamp

11 . Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers . The Waiting

Lifted from : We remember Tom Petty. ‘Heartbroken’

12 . Neil Young . Crime in the City

Lifted from : Neil Young releases his eighteenth album . ‘Freedom’ featuring ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ (1989)


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