Episode 577: Close But No Cigar Songs from 1984

Here we are again – back in safe, ol’ 1984 when the air was dirty but the music was perfect. We continue our series on songs that reached No. 2 on the charts – but got no further. This week’s show includes anthems by Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Wham, Kool & The Gang, Rockwell, Bruce Springsteen and more.

Special thanks to our friend Chuck Coverly for doing the research on all our “Close But No Cigar” shows. His mask and bandana store – The Fox and Possum – is offering a 10 percent discount when you use the discount code SIT80s.

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. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking. 

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