Friday Open Thread | Music of the 1980’s

The Top 10 Billboard Singles from the 1980’s.
Today concludes the first part of the 1980’s with the Top 10 Songs from 1984.

Position Artist Song Title

1 Prince —- When Doves Cry
2 Tina Turner —- What’s Love Got To Do With It
3 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson —- Say Say Say
4 Kenny Loggins —- Footloose
5 Phil Collins —- Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
6 Van Halen —- Jump
7 Lionel Richie —- Hello
8 Yes —- Owner Of A Lonely Heart
9 Ray Parker Jr. —- Ghostbusters
10 Culture Club Karma Chameleon



Because you The Man From Minneapolis doesn’t play with regards to his music on Youtube, this is as close as we can get:

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91 Responses to Friday Open Thread | Music of the 1980’s

  1. vitaminlover says:

    OMG! I love ‘When Doves Cry’! especially when he goes whoooooooooooooo awwww and such . Lord have mercy!

  2. rikyrah says:

    Ebony Elizabeth @Ebonyteach
    This is the second time a Black woman’s historic accomplishments were demeaned by a New York Times article casting aspersions on her looks.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Largest job creators in North Carolina and Georgia come from solar power jobs.

  4. rikyrah says:


    I feel the burn all the way over here.

  5. Someone started a WhiteGirlsDoItBetter hashtag and then Black Twitter showed up. It’s on and poppin now!

  6. rikyrah says:

    This made me LMAO.


    People In Toronto Created A Memorial To A Dead Raccoon After The City Forgot To Pick It Up
    RIP #DeadRaccoonTO

    posted on Jul. 9, 2015, at 8:47 p.m.

  7. Ametia says:

    Don’t even try it, BUBBA!

  8. rikyrah says:

    tell some twitter truth

    Rugged Amethyst @GrooveSDC

    Black fathers are less likely to live in the home but they are more likely to be involved in their children’s lives.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Serena Williams Beat Maria Sharapova For The 17th Straight Time. But Serena Still Makes Less Money.

    by Judd Legum Jul 9, 2015 3:12pm

    Serena Williams crushed Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals of Wimbledon on Thursday. The 6-2, 6-4 thrashing was Williams’ seventeenth straight victory over Sharapova.

    It has been 11 years since Sharapova last beat Williams. Since that time, Williams has won an incredible 14 Grand Slam titles. Williams has won 20 overall, nearing the all-time record of 24 set by Margaret Court in 1974.

    Sharapova has 5 Grand Slam titles. She has lost to Serena in a Grand Slam final three times.

    Of late, Williams has been particularly dominant. If she is victorious in the Wimbledon final it will be her fourth straight Grand Slam victory. (The accomplishment is known as the “Serena Slam” since she achieved the feat in 2003.)

    But it is Sharapova, not Williams, who makes the most money. In 2014, she was listed as Forbes’ highest paid female athlete, earning $24.4 million. Serena earned $22 million.

    The difference is endorsements. Sharapova earned $22 million in endorsements along and just $2.4 million in prize money. Williams, dominant on the court, took home $11 million in prize money but just $11 million in endorsements.

    Serena Williams is the most dominant female athlete of our era and perhaps any era. So why isn’t she earning more in endorsements?

    Kevin Adler, a marketing expert, suggested there is a double standard for male and female athletes. “You’d be hard-pressed to find a popular male athlete who doesn’t also have physicality and sex appeal. But that comes second to winning for guys, whereas for female athletes, looks come first,” Adler told Women’s Wear Daily in 2013.

    This isn’t to suggest that Serena Williams is not attractive. But perceptions of her body are frequently overlaid with racist stereotypes. Sharapova, by contrast, is blond, thin, leggy and has worked as a model. In the eyes of corporate marketers, that is apparently valued more than on-court performance.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Wisconsin’s Walker to sign new abortion ban
    07/10/15 12:46 PM—UPDATED 07/10/15 12:48 PM
    By Steve Benen
    On Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) will formally kick off his presidential campaign, but before he does, the Republican governor has one more culture-war accomplishment he’ll add to his list. As msnbc’s Irin Carmon reported last night, state lawmakers have now approved a 20-week abortion ban, which Walker is ready to sign into law.
    In October, during a gubernatorial re-election campaign that featured a Walker campaign ad soft-pedaling his stance on abortion, Walker had evaded a direct answer on his position on such a bill. “Those are things that we’ll have to talk about in the next legislative session if it comes up,” Walker said in October.

    But the Republican Wisconsin Senate majority leader told the New York Times last month that Walker did, in fact, have a lot to say about the bill: He asked for a 20-week abortion ban bill that contained no exceptions for rape and incest.
    In other words, Walker can’t very well say he was just going along with the wishes of the Republican-led legislature – the governor specifically requested this legislation and dictated its provisions.

    It appears to be his springboard into the presidential race.

    Walker’s office has already told reporters he’ll sign the bill, which makes it a felony to terminate a pregnancy after 20 weeks, threatening doctors with a three-year prison sentence, though it’s unclear exactly when the governor will put his signature on the legislation.

    As regular readers may recall, roughly 99% of abortions occur before the 21st week of a pregnancy, which means these later terminations often involve “rare, severe fetal abnormalities and real threats to a woman’s health.” It’s why the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is so strongly against proposals like these.

  11. Ametia says:

    Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine people in a Charleston church last month, should not have been able to buy a gun, the FBI has now determined, contradicting earlier assertions that a background check was done properly, the FBI’s director says.

    FBI Director James Comey told reporters: “This rips all of our hearts out” and “we are all sick this happened.”

  12. rikyrah says:

    Senate downplays Obamacare repeal

    ‘No deadline,’ says Sen. John Barrasso, as House conservatives cry foul.

    By Jennifer Haberkorn and Rachael Bade

    7/9/15 5:19 AM EDT

    Updated 7/9/15 6:56 AM EDT

    July was supposed to be the big month for Obamacare repeal in Congress.

    But Senate Republicans are downplaying expectations that they’ll use a powerful budget tool called reconciliation to undo Obamacare through a simple majority vote this summer — and conservatives are none too pleased.

    Republicans pledged earlier this year that they would use the budget’s reconciliation tool to knock out parts of Obamacare. That was to start this month, to get rid of some unpopular Obamacare taxes or mandates even if they can’t scrap the whole law.

    But persistent divisions among Republicans, along with the reelection concerns of some GOP senators in liberal or swing states, are again slowing things down.

    The chairmen of the key Senate committees overseeing Obamacare — Orrin Hatch of Finance, and Lamar Alexander of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions — say they haven’t drawn up reconciliation plans, saying doing so is up to leadership

    Read more:

  13. rikyrah says:

    David Joachim, NYT ‏@davidjoachim 17m17 minutes ago
    BREAKING: Head of Office of Personnel Mgmt resigning after cyber thefts affecting 25M people –… …

    • rikyrah says:

      Katherine Archuleta, Director of Office of Personnel Management, Resigns

      JULY 10, 2015

      WASHINGTON — Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, will resign effective Friday, according to a White House official, one day after it was revealed that sweeping cyberintrusions at the agency resulted in the theft of the personal information of more than 22 million people.

      Ms. Archuleta went to the White House on Friday morning to personally inform Mr. Obama of her decision, saying that she felt new leadership was needed at the federal personnel agency to enable it to “move beyond the current challenges,” the official said. The president accepted her resignation.

      Beth Cobert, the deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget, will step in to temporarily replace Ms. Archuleta while a permanent replacement is found.

      Ms. Archuleta, who assumed her post in November 2013, had been under pressure to resign since last month, when she announced the first of two separate but related computer intrusions that compromised the personal information of 4.2 million current and former federal workers, including Social Security numbers, addresses, health and financial histories and other private details.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Oliver Willis ‏@owillis 58m58 minutes ago
    nyt says bushes used their christmas card mailing lists to solicit money for jeb’s super pac.

  15. rikyrah says:


    The Present First Lady has a program……

    she called it LET’S MOVE!!!

    where is our Sista drinking giving the side eye gif?

    Bill Clinton: How we can fight childhood obesity

    By Bill Clinton and Nancy Brown

    Updated 7:16 PM ET, Tue June 30, 2015

  16. rikyrah says:

    Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady

    “We talked to a bunch of white girls who all said Serena Williams is an overly muscly unfeminine beast.” Thanks, NYT.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Bernie defends Jeb’s “work longer hours” remarks.


    Jeb doesn’t believe in a minimum wage.
    Jeb then corrected himself that he doesn’t believe in a FEDERAL minimum wage. (State’s rights and all that jazz)

    Has Jeb said anything of support for the President’s plan to redefine worker wages so that they can get overtime?
    Has Bernie?
    Bernie – you’re a clown.

  18. rikyrah says:

    what…they’re gonna tell us how HARD they have it?

    The Kids of Rev. Run, Damon Dash, Master P, El DeBarge & Pepa Will Be ‘Growing Up Hip Hop’

    Photo of Tambay A. Obenson
    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act

    July 8, 2015 at 3:10PM

    WE tv has ordered the six-episode “docu-series” “Growing Up Hip Hop” from Entertainment One (eOne), scheduled for a late 2015 premiere. The series follows the next generation of “hip hop royalty” as they attempt to step outside the shadow of their famous families.

    The offspring of old-schoolers like Rev. Run, Russell Simmons, Damon Dash, Master P, El DeBarge and Pepa (of Salt & Pepa fame) will try to build their own life and fortune in careers ranging from music to acting and fashion, while being challenged, at every turn, with maintaining their own identity as they evolve the hip-hop culture they come from.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Can’t Fire Him: Republican Party Frets Over What to Do With Trump
    JULY 9, 2015

    Republican Party leaders agonize over the prospect that Donald Trump will mount a third-party candidacy that could undermine their nominee. They fear insulting the white working-class voters who admire him. They are loath to tangle with a threat-flinging firebrand for whom there are no rules of engagement.

    Since the start of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, a vexing question has hovered over his candidacy: Why have so many party leaders — privately appalled by Mr. Trump’s remarks about immigrants from Mexico — not renounced him?

    It turns out, interviews show, that the mathematical delicacy of a Republican victory in 2016 — and its dependence on aging, anxious white voters — make it exceedingly perilous for the Republican Party to treat Mr. Trump as the pariah many of its leaders now wish he would become.

    Even as a cascade of corporations and business partners — from NBC and Macy’s to the chefs at two planned restaurants — rush to sever their ties with Mr. Trump, Republican leaders seem deeply torn and paralyzed by indecision.Continue reading the main story

    A few weeks ago, those divisions were on vivid display at a regular gathering of top Republican elected officials, strategists and the chairman of the Republican National Committee. Over dinner at the Hay-Adams Hotel opposite the White House, some argued for a swift response, fearing Mr. Trump would mar the coming Republican presidential debates with his needless provocations. Others counseled a hands-off approach, fearing attempts to rein him in would only turn him into a political martyr and, worse, tempt him toward that third-party run.

    No consensus was reached, and the party chairman, Reince Priebus, left with no clear directive, according to two attendees at the dinner.

    Dispirited party elders, worried that Republicans are handing Democratic rivals a powerful campaign weapon by allowing Mr. Trump’s voice to be depicted as representative of the party, are sounding the alarm with growing urgency.

  20. rikyrah says:

    @jillpcarter: Interim police chief involved in unconstitutional detainment 16 years ago

    • Ametia says:

      Andrea dear, you feed the stereotype that tries to paint the William sisters as unfeminine.
      SMH It’s those European feataures you aspire to maintain, at all cost,even a winning career.

      Maybe if you embraced your ‘arm muscles ‘you could be a world champion tennis player. See how this works? But those ENDORSEMENTS, THOUGH!

      You won’t hear Serena & Venus spewing this drivel. And this is why they are WORLD CLASS TENNIS CHAMPIONS!

  21. Ametia says:

    Actor Omar Sharif, who starred in “Doctor Zhivago” and “Lawrence of Arabia,” died after a heart attack in Cairo, his agent says. He was 83.

  22. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Mary Soto ‏@sotosays135 5m5 minutes ago
    “Now that the street is blocked off, the massive crowd has moved in #ConfederateFlag #News19 #OneSC”

    Deanna Pan ‏@DDpan 15m15 minutes ago
    “Easily 2000 people here, ready to witness history. #confederatetakedown”

  23. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    ” The Confederate battle flag in South Carolina: From the battlefield to the Capitol to a museum”

    The ceremony will be brief. The governor will make no remarks.

    The flag’s presence was loud. Its departure will be quiet and quick.

  24. TyrenM says:

    Good morning 3Chics,
    Continuing from yesterdays “The Nose” MJ video, look at what happens once we’re back on the radio and on the video channels? 5 of 10 spots. That’s not even counting continued “Thriller” success. Have a good day all.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Jeb Bush and allies hit their mark, raise $114M for 2016 bid
    Jul. 9, 2015 5:44 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fulfilling ambitions to raise a historic amount of money in pursuit of the White House, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and his allies took full advantage of the nation’s evolving campaign finance laws to collect more than $114 million in the first six months of the year.

    No candidate for president has benefited from so much money so early in a campaign.

    While the total is sure to widely eclipse the fundraising hauls of Bush’s 16 major competitors for the GOP nomination, the ambitious $100 million goal — and Bush’s success at reaching it on schedule — has yet to scare any challenger from the race.

    The total announced Thursday includes $103 million raised by Right to Rise, a super PAC that will support Bush in the crowded GOP contest. The rest came into Bush’s formal campaign.

    “More than the symbolism of surpassing $100 million, the totals demonstrate Bush’s success charting new territory,” said Bush donor Mark Jacobs, a former Texas energy executive who now lives in Iowa. “It’s that Right to Rise has raised more and been more successful than any political organization ever.”

    The former governor of Florida is taking a unique approach to a presidential bid by delegating many operations to Right to Rise, which as a super PAC is free of the limits placed on how much money a traditional campaign can raise from individual donors.

  26. rikyrah says:

    Found in the comments at BJ:

    Belafon says:

    July 9, 2015 at 11:20 pm
    @jl: I hear the “heritage” stuff from my parents, the “we didn’t associate it with being racist” line. Then, we’d have a fight over the McKinney swimming pool incident and they would make statements about how there could have been shivs lying on the street for the kids to pick up and why were they their and when their school was desegregated in the 60s a black girl stood up on the table at lunch a said they weren’t going to take anything.

    Those who tell you it wasn’t racist mean that they don’t consider themselves racist but things were fine when everyone knew their place. And that means they’re racist.

  27. rikyrah says:

    ‘One of the largest human experiments in history’ was conducted on the unsuspecting residents of San Francisco

    San Francisco’s fog is famous, especially in the summer, when weather conditions combine to create the characteristic cooling blanket that sits over the Bay Area.

    But one fact many may not know about San Francisco’s fog is that in 1950, the US military conducted a test to see whether it could be used to help spread a biological weapon in a “simulated germ warfare attack.” This was just the start of many such tests around the country that would go on in secret for years.

    The test was a success, as Rebecca Kreston explains over at Discover Magazine, and also “one of the largest human experiments in history.” But as she writes, it was also “one of the largest offenses of the Nuremberg Code since its inception.” The code stipulates that “voluntary, informed consent” is required for research participants, and that experiments that might lead to death or disabling injury are unacceptable.

    The unsuspecting residents of San Francisco certainly could not consent to the military’s germ warfare test, and there’s good evidence that it could have caused the death of at least one resident of the city, Edward Nevin, and hospitalized 10 others.

    This is a crazy story, one that seems like it must be a conspiracy theory. An internet search will reveal plenty of misinformation and unbelievable conjecture about these experiments. But the core of this incredible tale is documented and true.

  28. Ametia says:

    South Carolina’s losing battle to rewrite its racist history
    By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer July 9 at 8:22 PM

    For most of my life, a flag representing white supremacist violence against black people flew at the capitol of my native state. It is a very big deal that this emblem of hatred and oppression is finally coming down.

    Gov. Nikki Haley (R) was expansive after the state legislature finished action early Thursday on a bill consigning the Confederate battle flag to the museum displays where it belongs: “It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of.” I have to entertain the notion that she may be right.

  29. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone

  30. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 12h12 hours ago
    My heart is heavy. I am saddened by what is happening here in America. I thought we had come much further along.”

  31. Good morning, everyone!

    Rikyrah, I put in the MP3 of ‘When Doves Cry’.

    • rikyrah says:

      Thanks SG2 for the MP3

    • Ametia says:

      Good Morning, Everyone. Happy FRY-day!

      Rikyrah, I love the music series this week. The 80s was the business! Such an eclectic mix of music and artist. Tons of artistic freedom and diversity. Thank you.

      I know ‘THE PURPLE ONE’ is representing from my neighborhood in the Minni-apple!

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