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.
Mumford & Sons are canceling the upcoming festival appearances in Denmark and Sweden as Marcus Mumford broke his hand. The band was scheduled to play the Hultsfred Festival this Saturday. An appearance on Northside Festival in Denmark is also canceled.
“It’s with sorrow in my heart that we were informed that Mumford & Sons are forced to cancel its concert at the Hultsfred Festival,” Ami Mörén, the Hultsfred festival’s press contact. According to Aftonbladet, the festival is working hard to find a replacement. I first wrote about the group in March 2011. According to DN, Mumford & Sons were one of the highlights alongside The Stone Roses, The Cure and Cardigans
According to SvD, Mumford & Sons new album will be released this September. The group played The Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg in 2010.
Their debut album ‘Sigh No More’ was released back in October 2009, peaking at No.2 in the UK two years later. The set includes four singles – ‘Little Lion Man,’ ‘Winter Winds,’ ‘The Cave’ as well as ‘Roll Away Your Stone.’ The album has so far sold 2.2m copies in the US alone.
Snow Patrol’s Eyes Open Biggest Selling Album of 2006
Snow Patrol formed at the University of Dundee in 1994 and hails from Northern Ireland. They’re based in Glasgow these days. Final Straw (2003) was their debut with sales reaching more than 3 million copies worldwide. The follow-up set Eyes Open included ‘Chasing Cars’ which became a huge international hit single. Eyes Open was the biggest-selling British album of 2006.
I’ve blogged quite about their latest set Fallen Empires which includes brand new tracks. In addition to Optimus Alive, the group will embark on a tour in 2012 as well.
No video is available as yet, but the release of ‘In the End’ is indicated on Wikipedia.