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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Eurythmics - 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother)

Welcome to another edition of Soundtrack Sunday.

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother), the fourth album from Eurythmics. The music was made directly for the soundtrack of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Michael Radford’s remake of the film based on George Orwell’s classic novel. The album charted at number 38 in the Netherlands, number 33 in Canada, number 23 in Germany and the UK, number 22 in Australia, number 21 in New Zealand, number 18 in Switzerland, and number 6 in Sweden. Here in the US, it spent fourteen weeks on the Billboard Album chart with a top spot of number 93.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Split Enz - See Ya 'Round

Today (November 22nd) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the ninth and final album from New Zealand’s Split Enz. By this point, Tim Finn had already left the band so all song writing duties fell to brother Neil. Since he was only come up with six tracks (enough for an EP), the rest of the band contributed pieces to fill out the rest.

The album charted at number 29 in Australia and number 5 in New Zealand.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Molly Hatchet - The Deed Is Done

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of The Deed Is Done, the sixth studio album from the American southern rock band Molly Hatchet. This 1984 release spent a total of thirteen weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, with a top spot of 117.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Don Henley - Building the Perfect Beast

Today (November 19th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Building the Perfect Beast, the second solo studio album from Don Henley. This multi-Platinum seller from 1984 hit number 24 in Sweden, number 18 in New Zealand, number 17 in Canada, number 15 in Norway, number 14 in the UK and number 4 in Australia. Here in the US, it spent sixty-three weeks total on the Billboard Album chart with a top spot of number 13.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Kinks - Word of Mouth

Tomorrow (November 19th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Word of Mouth, the twentieth studio album from the Kinks. The record spent twenty weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 57.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Let's Active - Cypress

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Cypress, the first full-length studio album from Let’s Active. It spent sixteen weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 138.