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"Just when their pop music careers seemed over, these recording acts made a huge splash back on the American charts in the 1980s. See if you can recognize the top ten song that marked the return of these artists who first hit the charts in the 60s and 70s"
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Comeback Song of 1980: "Although our love is still special, let's take a chance and fly away somewhere alone..."
This song marked the end to a five year hiatus of one of the greatest recording artists of the rock era. Laying fallow since January of 1975 when he reached number nine in America with "#9 Dream", John Lennon had what number one hit in December of 1980?
More Than I Can Say
(Just Like) Starting Over
Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
Comeback Song of 1981: "When some cold tomorrow finds you, when some sad old dream reminds you, how the endless road unwinds you..."
At the age of 19, Steve Winwood reached number ten as lead singer of the Spencer Davis Group with the song "I'm A Man". Fourteen years later, he would return to the top ten as a solo artist with this hit from the album "Arc Of A Diver". Can you name it?
Living Inside Myself
The Finer Things
While You See A Chance
Comeback Song of 1982: "With your eyes a heart of stone can turn to clay..."
After a string of hits in the early 1970s ending with their number one tune "Sister Golden Hair", the group America failed to reach the top ten again until the fall of 1982. What top ten classic marked their return?
I Need You
You Can Do Magic
Comeback Song of 1983: "That's where the big bands used to come and play, my sister went there on a Saturday..."
After emerging from the British invasion in the 1960s, the Kinks went on to hit number nine with the classic "Lola". It took thirteen more years before they were able to reach the top ten again. Do you recognize their nostalgic hit?
Tired Of Waiting For You
Suddenly Last Summer
Comeback Song of 1984: "You must understand, that the touch of your hand, makes my pulse react..."
...began this song and the comeback of one of R & B's greatest singers. As part of a duo with her husband Ike, Tina Turner hit number four in 1971 with "Proud Mary". After suffering through a bitter breakup with Ike, Tina Turner reclaimed the chart 13 years later with what number one hit?
What's Love Got To Do With It
Hard Habit To Break
Comeback Song of 1985: "I want my M.T.V..."
...is the haunting beginning to one of 1985's biggest hits. Dire Straits made a big splash on the American charts in 1979 with their number four hit "Sultans Of Swing". What song did they take to number one six years later?
So Far Away
Money For Nothing
We Built This City
The Heat Is On
Comeback Song of 1986: "I'm gonna take you by surprise and make you realize..."
Eight years following the release of their number four hit "Don't Look Back", the group Boston appeased their fans who had been eagerly awaiting their follow-up album "Third Stage" by releasing this ballad. Do you remember this hit that reached the top in November of 1986?
Your Wildest Dreams
Comeback Song of 1987: "I see your face cloud over like a little girl's, and your eyes have lost their shine..."
In 1978, the song "Sometimes When We Touch" became a number three hit for Canadian Dan Hill. Nine years later, he resurfaced in a duet with Vonda Shepard and reached the top ten once again. Can you name this ballad?
Who Will You Run To
Friends And Lovers
Can't We Try
On My Own
Comeback Song of 1988: "And I remember the thunder, talking 'bout the fire in your eyes, but you walked away when I needed you most..."
In the same year she was awarded the Oscar for Best Actress for "Moonstruck", Cher hit the top ten for the first time in nine years. Do you know the song she took to number ten in March of 1988?
Miss You Like Crazy
I Found Someone
Comeback Song of 1989: "Like a thief in the night, who can't get enough..."
It had been fourteen years since teen idol Donny Osmond had seen the top ten when this song took everyone by surprise and climbed all the way to number two. Can you recall the name of this pop confection?
Morning Side Of The Mountain
Soldier Of Love
You Got It
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Compiled Jun 28 12