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Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died in Your Arms [music video] 1986

The Cutting Crew is a pop-rock band formed in England in 1985, best known for their #1 hit, “(I Just) Died in Your Arms“.

Vocalist Nick Van Eede founded the group along with Canadian guitarist Kevin MacMichael in 1985, and the two made demos that led to a recording contract, before bassist Colin Farley and drummer Martin Beadle joined in 1986.

Their first album, Broadcast, was released on Virgin Records in 1986. Although Virgin Records was already a major label in the UK, their debut song, “(I Just) Died in Your Arms“, provided the first U.S. hit for Virgin as a full-fledged label.

80’s Artists – C

Here you will find a list of our “C” 80’s Artists. Links lead to CDs of each artist.

80s Artist - Belinda Carlisle

Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band

Cameo

Captain and Tennille

Cara, Irene

Carlisle, Belinda

Carmen, Eric

Carnes, Kim

Carrack, Paul

Cars, The

Cetera, Peter

Cetu Javu

Chaka Khan

Champaign

Chapman, Tracy

Cheap Trick

Cheech & Chong

Cher

Chicago

Chiliwack

China Crisis

Christie, David

Clapton, Eric

Clash, The

Classix Nouveaux

Climax Blues Band

Club Nouveau

Cock Robin

Cocteau Twins

Cole, Lloyd and the Commotions

Cole, Natalie

Collins, Phil

Commodores, The

Communards

Concrete Blonde

Cope, Julian

Costello, Elvis

Cougar (Mellencamp), John

Cramps, The

Creatures, The

Cross, Christopher

Crowded House

Cult, The

Culture Club

Cure, The

Curiosity Killed the Cat

Cutting Crew

80s Artists – D

Top of the charts this week in the 80’s

Here are the top 80’s hits for the first and second week in May from 1980 through 1989. Click on each link to find the digital download (MP3) of each song. We’ve also included a little fact about each song.

1980 – Call Me | Blondie

“Call Me” topped the singles charts in both the US and the UK (where it became the band’s biggest selling single).

1981 – Morning Train (Nine To Five) | Sheena Easton

It peaked at number three in the United Kingdom in August 1980 and was released in the United States in February 1981 (retitled Morning Train to avoid confusion with a similarly named song), where it reached number one.

1982 – I Love Rock ‘N Roll | Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Written in 1975 by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker of The Arrows, who recorded the first released version. The song was later made famous by the hit version recorded by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in 1981.

1983 – Beat It | Michael Jackson

Co-produced by Quincy Jones for the singer’s sixth solo album, Thriller (1982). Eddie Van Halen was drafted to add the song’s distinctive over driven guitar solo.

1984 – Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) | Phil Collins

The song was the main theme for the 1984 film of the same name, and first appeared on its soundtrack.

1985 – We Are The World | USA For Africa

Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and co-produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World.

1986 – Addicted To Love | Robert Palmer

Originally intended to be a duet with Chaka Khan, her record company at the time wouldn’t grant her a release to work on Palmer’s label, Island Records. Chaka Khan is still credited for the vocal arrangements in the album liner notes.

1987 – (I Just) Died In Your Arms | Cutting Crew

First released in Britain, the song peaked at #4 on the UK charts in August 1986. Upon its release in the United States, the previously unknown band’s debut single shot to number one on May 2, 1987, and stayed there for two weeks.

1988 – Where Do Broken Hearts Go | Whitney Houston

Initially, Houston did not want to record the song, feeling there was no special message to convey. However, Arista Records CEO Clive Davis believed the song would go to number one if she recorded it, so she agreed. The single became Houston’s seventh consecutive number one.

1989 – Like A Prayer | Madonna

“Like a Prayer” became one of Madonna‘s highest-selling singles in her career, selling over five million copies worldwide at the time of its release.