Number 47 in an occasional series of reviews of my favourite 80s 12″ records.

Released in 1983, originally on the album You Gotta Say Yes…, the single of Lost Again is a haunting melody, written by Boris Blank and Deiter Meyer. Seen by some as the band’s breakthrough record, although chart success would be another couple of years away. It features in the soundtrack of John Candy and Steve Martin’s seminal road movie, Planes Trains & Automobiles.

Top 50 12″s of the 80s – What’s that all about?

Inspired by all the lists you see on FaceBook saying “Post your favourite albums, but don’t say anything about them…” I thought, hell I’m gonna say a bit about them and why they’re special. As a general rule I have chosen particular extended vinyl versions of the tracks for various reasons, amongst them they extend the length I can listen to them, and they often add extra ambience to the Radio Friendly 7″ version.

12 Inches 19 80s 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1987 Alison Moyet Alphaville Barry Leng david ball David Bowie Deiter Meyer disco Fairlight Frankie Goes to Hollywood Jim Steinman Jolley Kim Wilde marc almond Marty Wilde Midge Ure Mixes New Romantics Nile Rodgers Paul Hardcastle Pet Shop Boys Phil Harding Power Station Studios Sisters of Mercy soft cell Some Bizarre Stephen Hague Steve Strange Stevie Ray Vaughan Swain Top 50 Vinyl Visage Yello