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Category Archives: 1983

  1. Don’t Cry Tonight (12” Version) by Savage


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    Don’t Cry Tonight is the forgotten 80s guilty pleasure that I recently discovered again after checking out Back To Mine by Pet Shop Boys compilation see image below. If you haven’t heard this double album by Pet Shop Boys from the Back To Mine series you need to hear it now. It’s got all great classic tracks inspired by the boys from Pet Shop Boys. One disc of tracks by Neil and other disc of track by Chris. Don’t Cry Tonight is off of Chris’s disc. Since then I have not been able to stop listening to Don’t Cry Tonight by Savage. The song originally was released in 1983 and was one of those tracks that kick started the Italo-Disco sound that I have come to love since then. Ok I’ve fallen out of love then have come back to love again as the sound is pretty original. Don’t Cry Tonight sounds like the soundtrack to one of those 80s B movies about space and aliens taking over earth or could even be the soundtrack to Blade Runner or other similar type films. It’s got a very futuristic sound but not really upbeat either as it’s mellow, pretty laidback, very synthy and when you listen to it you can imagine driving through dark tunnels. Love it!┬áIt’s the perfect track to listen to at night when everyone is asleep and you can’t and are driving through lone streets. Beautiful and melancholy vocals by Roberto Zanetti.

    Don’t Cry Tonight is on the album Tonight from 1984 but unavailable for download anywhere. iTunes does have a Greatest Hits album from 1994 which includes several 1994 remixes of Don’t Cry Tonight which don’t come close to the original whatsoever. There is one remix which I have below also called Grand Mix. Check it out it sounds like you are listening to a Milli Vanilli song with the Don’t Cry Tonight lyrics. Fun but not that great of a remix. The Greatest Hits album does contain the song Only You also some remakes by Depeche Mode Strangelove and I Just Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew.

    Enjoy both below.


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    Don’t Cry Tongiht (12” Version) by Savage
    Don’t Cry Tonight (Grand Mix) by Savage

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  2. Work For Love (Extended Version) by Ministry – The Best Song Never Remade!


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    One of my favorite songs ever from the 1980s is Ministry’s classic new wave synth pop track Work For Love. Gosh the direction they went is completely mind boggling but whatever. I didn’t at all mind them when they went in the industrial direction in the late 80s but after that it was complete punk/speed metal chaos craziness that I didn’t enjoy as much. The album that put them on the map for me is With Sympathy a classic 80s synth pop new wave dance album which includes this song Work For Love and of course Effigy (I’m Not An).

    I would love to see one day a great reinterpretation or remix or even a new track that samples this classic 80s cut. Recently Work For Love (Dub Version) was featured on Fabric 43 – the mix CD by Metro Area which was good to hear just after Share The Night (Breakdown Mix) by World Premiere and before Move To The Groove (Instrumental) by Disco Four. It was an awesome mix by Metro Area that I highly recommend and Ministry fit perfectly in the mix. Below is the Extended Version of Work For Love. Those of you that don’t know Ministry’s dance stuff you’ll surely by caught off guard because it’s nothing like really late 80s early to mid 90s stuff they released on Sire/Reprise and Warners label. With Sympathy was released by Arista Records! Enjoy!

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    Work For Love (Extended Version) by Ministry

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