80s Song of the Day: Panama by Van Halen

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Don’t you know she’s coming home with me?
You’ll lose her in the turn
I’ll get her!

PanamaPanama by Van Halen was released on June 18, 1984. The U.S. release featured Drop Dead Legs as the B side, while the U.K. release featured Girl Gone Bad. Panama was the third single from the album 1984.

Panama reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 64 on the UK Singles Chart.

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80s Song of the Day: Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams

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Oh and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life

summer 2Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams was released on June 17, 1985, with The Best Was Yet To Come as the B side. It was the fourth single from the album Reckless.

The song reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 11 in Adams’ native Canada. It peaked at No. 42 on the UK Singles Chart.

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80s Song of the Day: 18 and Life by Skid Row

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Your crime is time and it’s
Eighteen and life to go

18 and life18 and Life by Skid Row was released on June 16, 1989, with Midnight/Tornado as the B side. It was the second single from the band’s debut album Skid Row.

The song was a big hit for Skid Row, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It reached No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart.

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80s Song of the Day: Our Lips Are Sealed by The Go-Go’s

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Can you hear them
They talk about us
Telling lies
Well that’s no surprise

our lips are sealedOur Lips Are Sealed by The Go-Go’s was released June 12, 1981, with Surfing and Spying as the B side. It was the first single from the band’s debut album, Beauty and the Beat.

The song reached No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 47 on the UK Singles chart. It was a Top 5 hit in Australia and Canada.

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