Song Sunday: Hands Tied

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Photo Credit: last.fm

“She may be one good reason to leave but, I’m a hundred reasons to stay…”

This Sunday’s playlist submission is Hands Tied by American pop rock band Scandal, formed in 1981 in New York City by guitarist Zack Smith…and not to be confused with the Japanese band or the Australian band. Written by Holly Knight and Mike Chapman, it was the third track from the album Warrior (featuring Patty Smyth). I can’t find a release date but, it entered the Billboard Hot 100 on October 20, 1984, and peaked at #41 on December 1st. It also peaked at #21 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks on the same day.

This album was the very first CD I ever owned. It was a gift and, up until that point, I only had vinyl, 45s and cassettes. I wore this one out, too. The band called it quits in 1985 but, reformed in 2004 and are still active. The song Love’s Got A Line On You from their debut EP Scandal was on the soundtrack to the 1983 movie Easy Money and Smyth was a solo artist on soundtracks for Caddyshack II & Armageddon. Other songs have appeared in additional movies and TV.

Patty Smyth & Scandal (Official Site)

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14 thoughts on “Song Sunday: Hands Tied

    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    July 28, 2020 at 3:22 PM

    I somewhat remember this one…the one I remember the most is Goodbye to You but I like her voice in anything…
    1985 Patty Smyth + Hands + Tied = Happy Max….Wonderful Dream!

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      July 28, 2020 at 3:27 PM

      🙄😆 You are SO bad.

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        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        July 28, 2020 at 7:29 PM

        No…bad would have been mentioning chloroform

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          July 28, 2020 at 3:40 PM

          Stop it. 😂

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            badfinger20 (Max) said:
            July 28, 2020 at 4:38 PM

            and duct tape

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              July 28, 2020 at 8:52 PM

              Stop it! 🙃

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                badfinger20 (Max) said:
                July 28, 2020 at 8:54 PM

                ….and…lol
                Funny I googled the two to see how to spell chloroform and all kinds of things came up!

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                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  July 29, 2020 at 1:57 AM

                  I’ll bet. That would be a strange, strange rabbit hole.

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                    badfinger20 (Max) said:
                    July 29, 2020 at 9:05 AM

                    I’m probably on a lot of lists now

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      July 29, 2020 at 3:18 PM

                      Everything we do is tracked…one way or another. I wouldn’t be surprised to find some sort of tracking on the dark web. Ever been there?

                      I’m on MANY lists with my LE background, an ex-Marine that was a SIGINT, an SO that is a retired cop (and Navy vet) and I have a CCP.

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                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      July 29, 2020 at 3:21 PM

                      They can track my ass as much as they want. If they are music or baseball fans I’m a goldmine.

                      Nope never been there. Funny enough I really never had the desire to. I would watch someone else do it but it’s not for me.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      July 29, 2020 at 4:12 PM

                      Yeah. I’ve never been, either. I’m a former web programmer but, I don’t want to mess in that crap.

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                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      July 29, 2020 at 4:32 PM

                      Yea I wouldn’t mind someone else go in and show me stuff…but not me

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      July 29, 2020 at 10:07 PM

                      Agreed.

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