Tag: John Hughes

Artist Countdown: The Psychedelic Furs Top 20 Hits 12pm ET @pfurs

PFursThe Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in 1977. Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Psychedelic Furs are one of the many acts spawned from the British post-punk scene. Their music went through several phases, from an initially austere art rock sound, later touching on new wave and hard rock.

They scored several hits in their early career, but were launched to international attention in 1986 when the film director John Hughes used their song “Pretty in Pink” for his movie of the same name. A newly recorded version of the song became the Psychedlic Furs’ biggest hit to that time. “Heartbreak Beat”, from their 1987 album Midnight to Midnight, was the Furs’ biggest Top 40 entry in the US.

The Psychedelic Furs went on hiatus in 1991, and the Butler brothers formed a new band called Love Spit Love. The Psychedelic Furs later regrouped in 2001 and continue to perform around the world. – Wikipedia

1 Heartbreak Beat
2 Love My Way
3 Pretty in Pink
4 The Ghost in You
5 Heartbeat
6 Heaven
7 All That Money Wants
8 Dumb Waiters
9 House
10 Until She Comes
11 Should God Forget
12 Don’t Be a Girl
13 Shock
14 Sister Europe
15 We Love You
16 Angels Don’t Cry
17 Mr. Jones
18 Danger
19 Run and Run
20 Here Come Cowboys

Artist Countdown: Simple Minds Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @simplemindscom

Simple_MindsSimple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in 1977. They achieved commercial success in the early 1980s and, despite various personnel changes, continue to record and tour.

The band scored a string of hit singles, and are best known for their 1985 hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (UK #7, US #1), from the soundtrack of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. Their other more prominent hits include “Alive and Kicking” (UK #7, US #3) and “Belfast Child” (UK #1). In 1986, the band was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group.

The core of the band is the two remaining founder members – Jim Kerr (vocals, songwriting) and Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards after 1990, other instruments, songwriting) – and drummer Mel Gaynor (who first joined the band in 1982). The other current band members are Andy Gillespie (keyboards) and Ged Grimes (bass guitar). Former members include bass guitarist Derek Forbes and keyboard player Michael MacNeil. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Don’t You (Forget About Me)
2 Alive and Kicking
3 Sanctify Yourself
4 She’s a River
5 This Is Your Land
6 Belfast Child
7 Let There Be Love
8 See the Lights
9 All the Things She Said
10 Promised You a Miracle
11 Let It All Come Down
12 Glittering Prize
13 Waterfront
14 Hypnotised
15 Kick It In
16 Ghostdancing
17 Stand By Love
18 Speed Your Love to Me
19 Love Song
20 Home
21 Up on the Catwalk
22 Cry
23 Glitterball
24 Someone, Somewhere in Summertime
25 Sweat in Bullet
26 One Step Closer
27 Real Life
28 War Babies
29 The American
30 Life in a Day
31 Stars Will Lead the Way
32 Stranger
33 Rockets
34 Chelsea Girl
35 Broken Glass Park