Eddy's 80s Grooves Part 18: From Smooth Pop To Hip Hop

Girl looking up, Hollywood Beach, 1985 by StevenM_61
Music from and inspired by the 1980s. Singer Ellie Hope did background vocals on 'Oh boy' by glam rock band Mud, a British number one in 1975. Two years later she co-formed Liquid Gold. Their three first singles were not very successful, but 'Dance yourself dizzy' reached the Top Ten in the Netherlands, number 2 in the UK and number 26 on the US Hot Dance Charts in 1980.

Ronika looks back on the heyday of 1980s R&B on her new album ‘Lose my cool’. The singer from Nottingham sounds a lot like Janet Jackson and the Jam & Lewis production team in their 'Control' days. She steps away from her pure electro sound, inspired by bands like The Human League, which dominated her previous album ‘Selectadisc’.

Enjoy this 18th part of Eddy's 80s Grooves!


Sinkane – Telephone (2017)
Collage – Get In Touch With Me (1983)
Ryle Feat. Kiki Kyte & Folami – Something’s Got Me Walking On Air (2016)
Isley Jasper Isley – Kiss And Tell (1984)
Cherrelle ‎– I Didn't Mean To Turn You On (1984)
Ellie Hope – Lucky (1983)
Ronika – Marathon (2014)
ABC – The Night You Murdered Love (1987)
Criminal Element Orchestra ‎– Put The Needle To The Record (1987)
Sheila E. – The Glamorous Life (1984)
Tei Shi – Keep Running (2017)
Jean Carne – Early Morning Love (1988)
Joyce Sims ‎– All And All (1986)
Shannon – Give Me Tonight (1984)
Armed Gang – Love Shot (1983)
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – Head To Toe (1987)
The Gyrlz ‎– Jam Jam (If You Can) (1989)
Doug E. Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew – The Show (1985)


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