Oh, boy. This was towards the start of a beautiful relationship. Madonna debuts big on my top 30 with her then new single, Material Girl, placing two singles in the top 10 at the same time for the first of many times to come. That girl's got something. Mark my word. Lots of big drops this week too, including Stevie Wonder just missing the top 10 by dropping from 11 to 28. You can't win 'em all, Stevie. Foreigner, Ray Parker, Jr. and Hall and Oates all drop significantly as well. Also debuting is one of my favorite 80s chanteuses as well, Ms. Sheena Easton. LOVE HER! I am sure I had no idea what "sugar walls" she was referencing, but I do now and since Prince wrote it, it's no surprise at all. Oh, the innocence and naiveté of the 80s. If we could all have just a touch of that back again, the world would be so full of wonder. But I digress. 1985 me was okay not knowing. Okay, here ya go with my top 30 on the week of February 10, 1985. Click the links for fun!
OOOOOH! This ain't your grandma's sandwich, guuuurl!! RuPaul is back with another bite of delicious camp and a lot of guys who are able to shake their ass and show their front at the same time. How? What the video, Ms. Thang....but not with your childrens. Am I drag queen all of the sudden? I hope. The video for Peanut Butter is a fantastic trashfest of menzzz, genderf**k rappers and, best of all, RUPAUL!!! Watch in amazement and have a fantastic day. Oh, and don't forget to watch what is shaping up to be a humdinger of a season of RuPaul's Drag Race on Monday nights. Check your listings, HUNTY!
So sexy and so pretty. Corinne Bailey Rae is almost like a throwback from the golden age of jazz propped up in the pop world of today. Her smooth voice and beautiful songs transport you to a place of sexy relaxation like no other. Like a Star is my fave song by the lovely Ms. Rae and it's a killer. Unlike the overtly sexual songs I usually display on Humpday, I would like to offer you a love song that you can makeout to today. "Still I wonder why it is I don't argue like this with anyone but you.." See, I think that's hot. Right? Enjoy the gorgeous song and video and hump, ever so gently, today.
Oh, 1985. You were so good to me. I remember your winter Sundays, alone in my room dancing to the radio and wishing I was a grown up gay in NYC. Now look at me! I'm here, I'm queer, get used to it, whores!!! But, I jump forward. In 1985 my biggest escape was Duran Duran, Madonna and new guy Billy Ocean who was going to be a star FOREVER! It's called optimism, I once heard. On february 3, 1985 the music was as hot as the temperatures in Texas were... well.... probably not that cold. Billy Joel had a new song on my chart and Band Aid was making it's last appearance ever. Who knew what the future held? Not this little guy, that's for sure. All I could do was hunker down, dance and pray for Madonna. So here was the result of my prayers on February 3, 1985. Click those links for some more recent performances of these songs by their singers and relive your glory.
30. Wild Boys - Duran Duran
29. Cool It Now - New Edition
28. Keeping the Faith - Billy Joel
27. Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
26. I Can't Fight This Feelin' - REO Speedwagon
25. Save a Prayer - Duran Duran
24. Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood 23. Private Dancer - Tina Turner
22. Misled - Kool & The Gang
21. Take Me With U - Prince & The Revolution (duet with Apollonia)
20. Mr. Telephone Man - New Edition 19. You're the Inspiration - Chicago
18. The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey
17. Operator - Midnight Star
16. California Girls - David Lee Roth
15. Solid - Ashford and Simpson
14. Call To The Heart - Giuffria
13. Foolish Heart - Steve Perry 12. Method of Modern Love - Hall & Oates
11. Love Light In Flight - Stevie Wonder
10. Mistake #3 - Culture Club
09. Jamie - Ray Parker, Jr.
08. Jungle Love - The Time
07. Neutron Dance - The Pointer Sisters
06. Money Changes Everything - Cyndi Lauper 05. Like a Virgin - Madonna
04. I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
03. Loverboy - Billy Ocean 02. Careless Whisper - Wham!
01. I Would Die 4 U - Prince & The Revolution
In celebration of Justin Timberlake's birthday yesterday, I thought I'd give him some love on Madonna Friday. Madonna's 4 Minutes, featuring Justin Timberlake, is from her 2008 album Hard Candy. Her deepest foray into hip hop music, Madonna opened up big with this loud, horn-laden Timbaland and Danja produced number that rocked her back into the top tier of the charts(#3), becoming her 37th top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit, breaking Elvis Presley's record, and her 13th #1 in the UK, the most by any female artist. The video is freakin' awesome too, showing Madge and Justin running around and keeping one step ahead of the blob eating the world. I don't know either. Does it catch them? Find out. Enjoy Madonna's banging 4 Minutes ft. Justin Timberlake.