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On this day in music history: September 24, 1984 - “No More Lonely Nights” by Paul McCartney is released. Written by Paul McCartney, it is the thirty-first US Top 40 single for the former Beatle. The last song written and recorded for the film and soundtrack of “Give My Regards To Broadstreet” (released through 20th Century Fox), “No More Lonely Nights” is recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London in mid 1984. The band on the song features McCartney (lead vocals, piano), Linda McCartney (backing vocals, keyboards), Eric Stewart (backing vocals), Herbie Flowers (bass), Anne Dudley (synthesizer) and Stuart Elliott (drums). Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is also featured playing the guitar solo on the track. Gilmour does not accept a session fee for playing on the song, instead asking McCartney to donate his fee to the charity of his choice. Two versions of the song are recorded, the original straight ahead “ballad” version is the A-side of the single, while the more uptempo “playout” version is placed on the B-side. An extended version remixed by Arthur Baker is also released as a standard 12" single and picture disc. The music video directed by Peter Webb is shot in London, featuring a full fireworks display over the Thames. The late night video shoot causes many local residents to call the police to complain about the noise from the exploding fireworks. Though the film opens to universally negative reviews and disastrous box office numbers, the soundtrack album and single are a hit. “No More Lonely Nights” peaks at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 8, 1984, driving “Give My Regards To Broadstreet” to Gold status in the US. A dance remix remixed by Arthur Baker, of the uptempo version is also issued as a 12" single at the same time.

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*Insert old 80’s Police song clip here*…

So I found a website that listed all of the songs that the boys were all co-writes/writers of and I decided to make a list! And this happened…

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MANY and i mean MANY of these songs are on FUTURE ALBUMS. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT. 

The Signs as ‘80s Songs

Aries: With or Without You - U2

Taurus: Don’t You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

Gemini: Jump - Van Halen

Cancer: Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

Leo: Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears

Virgo: Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard

Libra: Don’t You Want Me - The Human League

Scorpio: How Soon Is Now - The Smiths

Sagittarius: Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey

Capricorn: I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls

Aquarius: Super Freak - Rick James

Pisces: Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper