Juice Newton’s ‘Angel of the Morning’ is the biggest 80s track on Spotify in the United States right now, according to the latest Spotify Rewind 80s chart. Check out the top five, and learn more about the artists and songs.
Spotify has listed the top five most popular songs from varying decades (60s-00s). The ranking is a combination of total streaming on Spotify in the U.S. and the relative rate of growth of each track over the last week.
The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
‘I Wanna Be Adored’ is included on The Stone Roses eponymous debut which was released in late 1989. It didn’t chart on the Billboard Modern Rock chart until 1990 where it peaked at No.18. The album included no less than seven singles. The group debuted back in 1985 with ‘So Young,’ which was so unsuccessful that it was disowned by the band.
Ready For The World – Oh Sheila
Ready For The World originated from Michigan city Flint. ‘Oh Sheila’ topped the Billboard Hot 100, the Hot Black Singles and the Hot Dance Club Play charts in 1985. Commonly mistaken for a Prince song, it was the follow-up to ‘Deep Inside Your Love.’ A Dutch dance duo by the name of Angel City recorded the cover ‘Love Me Right (Oh Sheila)’ in 1999, including the vocals of Lara McAllen. That one peaked at No.11 in the UK and No.95 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Bob Marley And The Wailers – Could You Be Loved
‘Could You Be Loved’ was released in 1980 and featured on Bob Marley And The Wailers’ album Uprising. It was of course included on the greatest hits album Legend. It never charted on the Hot 100, yet peaked at No.5 in the UK.
Dio – Holy Diver
The heavy metal band Dio released ‘Holy Diver’ in 1983. It wasn’t a big hit at all at that time, yet it has become Dio’s signature. Following 9/11, the track was placed on a list of inappropriate songs to play in media. The track was written and produced by Ronnie James Dio.
Juice Newton – Angel of the Morning
Chip Taylor wrote ‘Angel of the Morning’ and it has been recorded by artists ranging from Juice Newton, Nina Simone, Olivia Newton-John to The Pretenders, P.P. Arnold and Mary Mason. This country-rock version with Juice Newton was released back in 1981. Shaggy recorded ‘Angel’ where he samples the track heavily, replacing words sung in the refrain. In 2007, a Swedish version by Jill Johnson was released and included on the album Music Row.
The Persian Prince of Pop Arash, teams up with the American super star Snoop Dogg on the new collaboration ‘OMG.’ In 2009, Arash came third in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The single precedes Arash’s upcoming fifth album.
Arash & Snoop Dogg – OMG
“I grew up with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s album The Chronic. I would say that it’s one of the albums that I’ve listened to most,” says Arash. He approached the famous rapper with the track, and he agreed to record it. In an interview with news daily Aftonbladet, Arash recalls the intensive recording of the video where Snoop Dogg was more relaxed than his entourage.
Née Alex Arash Labaf, the singer was born in Tehran, Iran in 1977. The 39 year old artist Arash debuted in 2005 with hits such as ‘Temptation,’ ‘Boro Boro’ and ‘Bombay Dreams.’ On his last album Superman, the singer collaborated with Sean Paul and T-Pain.
Eurovision Song Contest 2009
In 2009, Arash competed for Azerbaijan. He sang ‘Always’ together with Aysel Teymurzadeh. It came third in the Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Moscow. Alexander Rybak’s ‘Fairytale’ won ahead of Yohanna’s ‘Is It True?’ This year, he wrote the track ‘Kizunguzungu’ for SaRaha, which places fourth in the Swedish Melodifestivalen. He collaborated with the singer and Anderz Wrethov on that track.
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest reached more than 200 million viewers, a new record. SVT’s updated voting procedure one of the key factors behind the success, experts say.
As the super show made its comeback to Sweden, five million viewers were added to last year’s figure. No less thanks to Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede.
We’re excited to reach younger demographics
“We’re thrilled that the Eurovision continues to grow. We’re excited to reach younger demographics,” says the executive producer Martin Österdahl adding that the team has worked hard on making the format look modern.
The final on May 14th attracted on average 36.3 percent of the viewers across 40 countries. It’s more than double the viewership an ordinary Saturday night (15.7 percent) for the channels.
Justin Timberlake performing
Eurovision was also popular in the younger demographics, on average 42.2 percent of the 15-24 year olds watched the broadcasted final in the 40 countries. That’s four times the average viewership in the key demographic (10.4 percent).
‘Fire in the Rain’ has racked up more than 2 million plays on Spotify and continues its climb on the Swedish singles tally. Moving 50-34, the Måns Zelmerlöw single precedes an upcoming EP released on June 17th.
Måns Zelmerlöw – Fire in the Rain (Official Lyric Video)
This summer, Måns Zelmerlöw will have a hectic tour schedule with lots of appearances across Europe. A Swedish tour premiered on May 27th at the Köpingfesten. Since his sensational Eurovision Song Contest Win last May, the Swedish singer has had an amazing year. Following an 8 months tour in Europe and Australia, two multi-platinum certified singles and the platinum album Perfectly Damaged, the singer is definitely on a roll.