"Every Breath You Take" is a song by The Police on the band's 1983 album Synchronicity, written by Sting and Andy Summers (but officially credited to Sting only). The single was one of the biggest hits of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks and the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. It also topped the Billboard Top Tracks chart for nine weeks. Sting won "Song of the Year" and The Police won "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" at the Grammy Awards of 1984 for "Every Breath You Take". The song ranked No. 84 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and No. 25 on Billboard's Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs. This song is considered to be The Police's signature song, and in 2010 was estimated to generate between a quarter and a third of Sting's music publishing income.
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"Strike It Up" is a 1990 song recorded by the Italo house music band Black Box from 1990. It was the sixth single from their debut album Dreamland and was released in 1991 in most of countries worldwide.
The song was a success on many charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 in the US where it peaked at number 8. It also topped the Hot Dance Club Play in June 1991. It still remains a staple of the home of the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field.
The song features an un-credited Martha Wash on lead vocals. Wash later sued the record label for royalties and directly contributed to legislation ensuring proper credit for vocalists on both songs and music videos.
Os anos 80 são conhecidos também como a década da música eletrônica. Nesta época, o New Wave e o Synthpop se tornam os gêneros musicais mais vendáveis e populares, assim como toda a estrutura da Dance Music. Surge a MTV e o hip hop; advento da música eletrônica nas pistas de dança e as primeiras raves. No underground é criado o rótulo "música industrial" para bandas eletrônicas mais experimentais e obscuras, além de diversas bandas de rock de garagem que dariam origem ao grunge na década de 1990. Foi nos anos 80 que surgiu a vertente da música que mais originou variantes, a House music. Inspirada em experimentações sobre batidos dos anos 70, principalmente a disco music.