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What's this song from around 1985?

What's this song from around 1985?

Postby RiGlNi » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:16 am

I've been searching for this song for years...

I made a rough sketch of the sound and melody, based on an almost 30 years old memory of the song, and put it in my dropbox. Here's a link to it

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jbo82y3amg44un8/What%20song%20from%20around%201985.mp3?dl=0

- I think the song is from around 1985, because it was on one of my sister’s mixtapes, along with Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill. The tape is lost, and my sister had no idea what song it was.
- The song has lyrics. The melody in the second half of the mp3 is sung by a woman.
- The song has a somewhat eerie and quite atmospheric sound to it.
- I don’t remember any of the lyrics.

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Re: What's this song from around 1985?

Postby Freshy » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:47 am

Could it be Ultravox - Vienna? no women singing though..
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Re: What's this song from around 1985?

Postby zippyphonic » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:43 pm

It's not Ultravox.
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Re: What's this song from around 1985?

Postby humanracer » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:09 pm

Do you remember if the whole song was sung by a female or was there also other singers?
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Re: What's this song from around 1985?

Postby humanracer » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:41 pm

Thompson Twins - Sister of Mercy?

Also could be 80s Mike Oldfield...check out the stuff he did with Maggie Reilly.
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Re: What's this song from around 1985?

Postby cispas » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:23 am

Cocteau Twins?
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Re: What's this song from around 1985?

Postby RiGlNi » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:10 pm

cispas: Cocteau Twins is so close. I have listened to every track I could find so far, and the style and sound reminds me so much of the song I'm looking for, and I kept thinking that the next track surely had to be it, but I haven't yet been able to find a Cocteau Twins track that has the melody I remember. Are there any other artists with VERY similar sound and style? Or could it still be Cocteau Twins, only I haven't found the correct track yet?

Cocteau Twins' melodies/singing is often quite free floating and all over the place, while the song I'm looking for probably had a somewhat tidier and more traditional melody line, but with quite a lot of reverb, like Cocteau Twins.

humanracer: It's not Thompson Twins. I think there was only a female singer, possibly two, like in Cocteau Twins.
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Re: What's this song from around 1985?

Postby Poodle » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:15 pm

RiGlNi wrote:cispas: Cocteau Twins is so close. I have listened to every track I could find so far, and the style and sound reminds me so much of the song I'm looking for, and I kept thinking that the next track surely had to be it, but I haven't yet been able to find a Cocteau Twins track that has the melody I remember. Are there any other artists with VERY similar sound and style? Or could it still be Cocteau Twins, only I haven't found the correct track yet?

Cocteau Twins' melodies/singing is often quite free floating and all over the place, while the song I'm looking for probably had a somewhat tidier and more traditional melody line, but with quite a lot of reverb, like Cocteau Twins.

humanracer: It's not Thompson Twins. I think there was only a female singer, possibly two, like in Cocteau Twins.


There's only one singer, Elizabeth Fraser, in Cocteau Twins. It sounds like two women because Liz's vocal tracks were layered over each other.
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Re: What's this song from around 1985?

Postby RiGlNi » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:26 pm

I just found it! I.e. 80sxchange.com found it!

It's Donna Summer - Grand Illusion
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