1984 – Bruce Cockburn’s “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” peaks on the charts

Acknowledged by a 2005 list as the 11th greatest Canadian song of all time, Bruce Cockburn’s “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” contrasts the newly-formed love of a pair of teenagers with the dangers around them, notably the Cold War (which was a pretty dangerous thing in 1984, what with Ronald Reagan’s finger on the button) and the then-new spectre of AIDS.

It remains Cockburn’s single greatest hit in his native land, and has since been covered by Dan Fogelberg and Bare Naked Ladies, among others.

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God Pt II — U2