Episode 568: Close But No Cigar Songs of 1983

This week, we honor the songs that reached No. 2 on the charts in 1983 but got no further. It’s our “Close But No Cigar” show, featuring tunes by Culture Club, Greg Kihn, Air Supply and more. 

Here are some links to the songs and videos we discussed in this episode of the podcast.

First and foremost, here is a link to a Spotify playlist of (almost) all the songs on this week’s show.  (Sadly, Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue” is not currently available on said platform, but if you’re jonesing to hear it you can still find it on YouTube.)

We weren’t kidding, the literal videos for Making Love out of Nothing At All and Total Eclipse of the Heart are pretty amazing.  To be fair, Bonnie Tyler gave us a lot to work with.  And if you’re still in the mood for parody check out Weird Al’s video for I Lost On Jeopardy.

Videos for all the Number Twos we cover in this episode are here:

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me 


Time (Clock of My Heart) 

Electric Avenue 

Making Love out of Nothing At All 

Say It Isn’t So 

Also, we mentioned Chuck Coverly’s Etsy store, that can be found here.

If you want to listen to the full interview with Greg Kihn, here it is.

Stuck in the ’80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we’ll still be there – along with all the original bands – for this amazing trip. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking. 

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