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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Feb. 21, 1988 (2/21/14)

February 24, 2014

This week, the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to 1988. The world was swooning over Patrick Swayze, the Olympic Games were taking place in Canada, and Skrillex, Adele, and Hayley Williams were only infants. Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen may have been household names, but the soulful sax in Expose’s Seasons Change spoke to listeners of the era during this particular week. Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield’s poppy What Have I Done To Deserve This? definitely deserves the second spot in the countdown, closely followed by Tiffany’s Could’ve Been.

Check out the rest below in this week’s ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown.

40. BOY GEORGE – LIVE MY LIFE (FROM THE FILM “HIDING OUT”)
39. TAYLOR DAYNE – TELL IT TO MY HEART
38. PRINCE – I COULD NEVER TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR MAN
37. MICHAEL JACKSON – THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
36. GEORGE HARRISON – GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU
35. BILLY OCEAN – GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR
34. SWING OUT SISTER – TWILIGHT WORLD
33. SQUEEZE – 853-5937
32. THE JETS – ROCKET 2 U
31. MICHAEL BOLTON – (SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY
30. MEN WITHOUT HATS – POP GOES THE WORLD
29. THE COVER GIRLS – BECAUSE OF YOU
28. DEF LEPPARD – HYSTERIA
27. MICHAEL JACKSON – THE MAN IN THE MIRROR
26. KEITH SWEAT – I WANT HER
25. STING – BE STILL MY BEATING HEART
24. DEBBIE GIBSON – OUT OF THE BLUE
23. NATALIE COLE – I LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE
22. GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS – LOVE OVERBOARD
21. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – TUNNEL OF LOVE
20. RICHARD MARX – ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS
19. SALT-N-PEPA – PUSH IT
18. DAVID LEE ROTH – JUST LIKE PARADISE
17. FLEETWOOD MAC – EVERYWHERE
16. CHER – I FOUND SOMEONE
15. BANGLES – HAZY SHADE OF WINTER
14. INXS – NEED YOU TONIGHT
13. M/A/R/R/S – PUMP UP THE VOLUME
12. BELINDA CARLISLE – I GET WEAK
11. GLORIA ESTEFAN & MIAMI SOUND MACHINE – CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU
10. ROGER – I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN
9. PAUL CARRACK – DON’T SHED A TEAR
8. RICK ASTLEY – NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP
7. PATRICK SWAYZE (FEATURING WENDY FRASER)- SHE’S LIKE THE WIND
6. FOREIGNER – SAY YOU WILL
5. ERIC CARMEN – HUNGRY EYES (FROM “DIRTY DANCING”)
4. GEORGE MICHAEL – FATHER FIGURE
3. TIFFANY – COULD’VE BEEN
2. PET SHOP BOYS & DUSTY SPRINGFIELD – WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?
1. EXPOSE – SEASONS CHANGE