Line(s) of the Day #Dancinginthedark

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You can’t start a fire without a spark

Taken from the song Dancing in the Dark by New Jersey’s finest Bruce Springsteen, from the iconic Born in the USA album (1984). Who doesn’t love Bruce? My favourite song of his will always be Secret Garden (with a soft spot for Thunder Road too), but had to add this to the set. Especially as it has such a great sax solo.

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Line(s) of the Day #ForeverYoung

alphaville forever young

Let’s dance in style, let’s dance for a while
Heaven can wait we’re only watching the skies

Taken from the song Forever Young from the 1984 debut album of the same name by the German band Alphaville. Though not a success in either the UK or US, the song has been covered numerous times and was memorably used in the film Napoleon Dynamite.

Line(s) of the Day #DoTheyKnowItsChristmas

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And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmastime

Taken from the charity song¬†Do They Know It’s Christmas by Band Aid (1984). The multi-million selling single was written in response to a severe famine in Ethiopia, and, along with several re-releases, has raised an estimated $150m into different causes. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone.

Line(s) of the Day #LastChristmas

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Now I know what a fool I’ve been
But if you kissed me now I know you’d fool me again

Taken from the song Last Christmas by 80s pop band Wham, from their final studio album Music from the Edge of Heaven (1986). ¬†Kept off by the The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Band Aid’s Do They Know it’s Christmas?, the much-loved song has regularly charted and been covered by a wide selection of artists, including Jimmy Eat World.

Line(s) of the Day #CarelessWhisper

george Michael careless whsiper

I’m never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no ryhthm
Though its easy to pretend
I know you’re not a fool

Taken from the astonishingly successful song Careless Whisper by George Michael. Although credited to Michael, it features on Wham’s second album Make it Big (1984) and topped the charts in countries including the UK and US.