There’s a particularly rude hip hop song of the same name by Too Short which uses this as a basis for the instrumental. I can’t lie that, it bangs on there.
This is the original, more wholesome and ultimately more musical. The song was released in 1982.
Giorgio Moroder, Tom Cruise, fighter jets, sunsets – and a price comparison website advert. You can’t win ’em all…
Still, this is undoubtedly one of the coolest songs ever made. A magnificent slice of synth-pop released in 1986, the second single from the Top Gun soundtrack.
The most well known of Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant’s solo efforts, this is a triumph.
The song is very relaxed – very pleasant to listen too. It was released in 1983 on The Principle Of Moments. Just hear that guitar lick!
This one was originally recorded by The Pretenders in 1980; Grace Jones covered it in the same year.
Its essentially a reggae track, but the vocals and synths make it something else – it almost transcends genre.
Grace Jone’s version was released on Warm Leatherette.
Dire Straits – with Mark Knopfler’s spell binding song writing skills and guitar playing – are a band who have more than a few ‘epic’ tracks to their name.
But my god, is this track majestic or what?
‘Telegraph Road’ came out on Love Over Gold in 1982, and tells the story of American development (and decline). The title comes from a major road in Michigan, which the Dire Straits tour bus went down – inspiring Knopfler to come up with this masterpiece.
Japanese electronic music is vastly underappreciated in English speaking countries, which is mental considering a lot of it is instrumental.
This gem was released in 1982, blending jazzy vibes with an electronic beat years ahead of its time.