Music – 1986 – World Champion Chicago Bears – The Super Bowl Shuffle – With ESPN Bob Ley + Brian Gumble

When this video rolled up to be posted here at ImaSportsphile….I just had to watch it more than a couple of times…..cuz it really gives me a “good ole belly laugh”….while putting a smile all across my face….for just getting to see one of my all time favorite NFL teams doing something “goofy and off the…

Music – 1981 – Debbie Harry & Blondie – Rapture – As Seen On USA Network Night Flight Program

“Rapture“ is a song by the American pop/rock band Blondie with Debbie Harry….which was from their fifth studio album, Autoamerican in 1980…..when in January 1981, “Rapture” was released as the second and final single from the album…..as the song became their fourth and last single to reach # 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart….where it stayed for two weeks…..plus it was the first # 1 song…

Music – 1982 – Night Flight Special – Grace Jones – Music + Modeling – A USA Network Special

Grace Jones is a Jamaican-American model, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress….who  began her modelling career in New York state, then in Paris, working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo….while appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue….as she worked with such great photographers as Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Hans Feurer….and became known for her distinctive androgynous appearance and bold features. Beginning in 1977, Jones embarked on a music career…

Music – 1978 – Steve Martin – King Tut – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

“King Tut“ is a novelty song performed by Steve Martin and The Toot Uncommons …. who were actually members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band….as the song was released as a single in 1978….which sold over a million copies….and reached # 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart…..as Martin previewed the song in a live performance during the April 22, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live….and the song was…

Music – 1982 – The Commodores – We Gonna Tear This Mother Down – Performed Live In Concert

The Commodores original band was managed by Benny Ashburn….who brought them to his family’s vacation lodge on Martha’s Vineyard in 1971 and 1972…..where Ashburn test marketed the group by having them play in parking lots and summer festivals….plus, The Commodores made a brief appearance in the 1978 film Thank God It’s Friday….and they performed the song “Too…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Lord Keep Me Singing – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

As we listen to Ray Charles sing “Lord Keep Me Singing” while in concert live at Austin City Limits in 1980….we realized how much we identify with the words of the song…..which causes us to chime in with the request in the title and the words of the song….cuz we agree, “Lord, let Brother Ray keep on singing”. …

Music – 1983 – Stevie Wonder – Come Back For More + My Cherie Amor + You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Stevie Wonder is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer….who is a prominent figure in popular music….as he is one of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the history of music. Through his heavy use of electronic instruments and innovative sounds, Wonder became a pioneer and influence to musicians of various genres including pop, rhythm and blues, soul, funk and  rock. His song “My Cherie Amour“….which…

Music – 1983 – Martha Reeves + Mary Wells + Commodores – Live On Motown 25th Anniversary TV Special

“Heat Wave“ is a 1963 song written by the Holland–Dozier–Holland songwriting team….which was first made popular by the Motown vocal group Martha and the Vandellas….and released as a 45 rpm single on July 9, 1963, on the Motown subsidiary Gordy label….as the song hit # 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart ….where it stayed for four weeks running….while peaking at # 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It was…

Music – 1983 – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – Performed Live On Stage At The Pasadena Civic Center

“Billie Jean“ is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released by Epic Records on January 2, 1983, as the second single from Jackson’s sixth studio album, Thriller (1982).  It was written and composed by Jackson…while being produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones….as “Billie Jean” blends  post-disco, rhythm and blues, funk and dance-pop. The lyrics describe a woman, Billie Jean, who claims that the narrator is…