Out of other options, I searched for “Sam”. Bobby Brown and crack cocaine were not even a twinkle in her innocent eye… If this song had ever been a hot hit, someone would have identified it by now). Killer line: "How could something so wrong be so right", Gap Band - Outstanding (1983) It´s a girl singing it. All that “If the devil is six…” business was supposedly a jumbled reference to Hebrew numerology, a truly apocalyptic slant to the rest of ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’ which has more immediate environmental concerns. ‘Like A Prayer’ was her prude-offending Watergate, in which she scandalised the church by cavorting with a black Jesus and doused every scene in more religious imagery than the Vatican. In the United States, "End of the Road" spent a then record breaking 13 weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, a record broken later in the year by Whitney Houston's 14-week number one hit "I Will Always Love You"; Boyz II Men would later match Houston's record with "I'll Make Love to You", which spent 14 weeks at number one in 1994, and then reclaim the record with "One Sweet Day" (a duet with Mariah Carey), which spent 16 weeks at number one from 1995 to 1996. The career peak of a large family of soulful Tongan Mormons who later quit the pop industry in favour of making religious music. All the research I have found just points to Wanda and Willard Feldmann being the writers of the song, but I may be barking up the wrong tree?! I really miss my honey Someone posted the link to your blog post and I tried the methods listed and have found the song. No luck. “I have what seems to be the common ‘I had a mix tape years ago, what the hell was that song’ problem. Exuberant funk stomper, fired up with bass, big horns, handclaps and the mighty tonsils of Charlie Wilson. I’m not surprised it eluded someone for decades; it was a deep album cut, not a single, and it’s not on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes or Amazon. Had the LP and CD of the Insiders album. Ace! We could talk about Axl’s screeching vocal, of course, but there’s only one real reason why ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ is beloved of so many air-guitar aficionados, and that’s Slash – both with the lurching arpeggios of his intro and the subsequent face-melting, wah-wah-wanking solo that’s amongst the best fretwork of all time. The piece mixed orchestral sound with modern sound. Here is the track: https://youtu.be/ljRV65XmY2Q?t=4068, I have tried to no avail to find the sample to what I was told was an 80’s song by the artist who used it as a sample. The Gang's bittersweet and surprisingly metaphysical ballad must be the epitome of Simon Bates' long-lost Our Tune. It seems like I don’t have enough context clues to use the search strategies listed above. I’ve tried most things, crowd-sourcing, contacting DJs who may have played it and looking through Discogs. A 4AD supergroup put together by head honcho Ivo Watts-Russell and featuring Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and Liz Fraser, This Mortal Coil took up residence in the indie charts for most of the decade with this spectral cover of Tim Buckley’s earthy ballad. Additional searches for “turncoat” and “welcome turncoat” were similarly fruitless. Can you ID this funky post-punk song taped off WNYU in the ’80s? Almost certainly an indie, it doesn’t show up in the usual places, discogs, databases… I wonder, does KROQ have archives that far back? : (Direction) Mixing spaghetti western guitar parts, a circular bass solo and lyrics that suggested complete nuclear annihilation, it was one of Blondie’s most experimental and jaw dropping singles. https://www.dropbox.com/s/poik9r297okskye/artist%20-%20Unknown%20Track%201.mp3?dl=0 It would be Dead Or Alive’s only real hit, but the influence of the disco/pop hybrid would cast a shadow over the late 80s charts in the form of S/A/W’s work with Jason/Kylie/Rick Astley etc. Killer line: "Oh, give me feelings of delight, please turn out the light", Phyllis Nelson - Move Closer (1985) This no-brainer groove from soul veterans Cecil and Linda is guaranteed to provoke embarrassing behaviour at parties. If you don`t know it, maybe you can help us with the Lyrics. They create the fluid slink here that allows Jones to prowl around, generally intimidating everyone with dirty car-pun come-ons. I’m hoping you can help. I owe you a very large drink of your choice. I searched YouTube for “Rhythm of Life Uncle Sam,” which returned one result; after a brief drum intro that was missing from the original post, there was my song. The peak of AC/DC’s lithe, fat-free years. Richard, I think you’re referring to “Boob-i-lak” by Tommy Collins, first released as a single in 1954 but later appearing on his THIS IS TOMMY COLLINS album in 1959. A sampling masterpiece from Bomb The Bass, aka producer Tim Simenon, who lays down an explosive foundation of bowel-slackening beats before weaving in random snippets of sound from, amongst others, Thunderbirds and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly over the top. But the recordings contained the necessary clues and context, to which I applied some deductive reasoning and research done on freely-available websites. There were still good records to be made but this straddles the eras, anthemic but nasty with enough of a whiff of the underground to keep the early adopters on board. He heard a Song there but did not hear the Name and Artist. The youthful, Smiths-ian lyrics tapped into the universal sense of questioning that everyone could relate to. “oh”, “well” and “welcome” might appear in three different song titles on a given album, not necessarily all in the same song title). The main chorus said “Boobalac, Boobalac, corn’ll make a Boobalac tweet. The drama of Almond’s delivery went perfectly with the chilly brooding synth lines Ball had crafted. Unsurprisingly, she’d never heard of it. Sorry. Searching Track Title for “bingo” yielded 2,848 results. Thank you so very very much – I have been searching for years.