80’s Mania Mondays: Sink Me In A River Of Tears

It was my sister who discovered this song first. She was a big Culture Club fan, from “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me.” I heard the song, thought they sounded good, but wasn’t a big fan like she was. That all changed when “Time (Clock Of The Heart) was released. It wasn’t too long after that their debut albumย Kissing To Be Clever, was in our home.

The members of Culture Club (George “Boy George” O’Dowd, Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss) practically hit the ground running in the U.S. with the release of their first single. “Time (Clock Of The Heart)” was the second of six consecutive top 10 singles on theย Billboard Hot 100. In fact, of the ten charted singles by the group, only one missed the Top 20. From 1982-1986, Culture Club was one of the hottest acts in pop.

This one, I haven’t heard in quite a while. The station that plays at my job generally doesn’t play a lot of Culture Club. I’ll hear “Karma Chameleon” or on a rare occasion, “Miss Me Blind.” Not much else though. And unless I’m hearing the 80s station on my satellite radio, there’s just about no chance I’ll hear any of those songs. What I will say is that it is good to hear this one again; it reminds me of that time when MTV was playing actual videos all the time, and pop songs were on my radar just as much as the R&B ones.

I hope you enjoy Culture Club today, and as always, a thank you for reading and listening.

23 Replies to “80’s Mania Mondays: Sink Me In A River Of Tears”

  1. Thanks for getting my Monday rolling, T.Wayne! I wore this album out! I really loved I’ll Tumble 4 Ya & Church of the Poison Mind. I remember the backlash against Boy George because he was “different.” Glad to see times have changed 30 years later, lol.

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  2. Like your sister, I was a huge Culture Club fan Twin! I liked them from the word go!
    George was my Boy ๐Ÿ™‚
    Even Mama dug that dude.
    I know that he’s had a hard life and I hope that’s gotten better.
    I haven’t really followed him much since those days, but every now and then he pops up and when he does, he gets my undivided attention ๐Ÿ™‚
    Very nice choice Twin ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. The last I heard, George was a judge of on Britain’s version of X Factor, or a coach on their version of the Voice. Something like that… anyway, as I said in the post, I haven’t heard their songs much lately, even though those were some big hits back in the day.

      Thanks, Twin!

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  3. This is one of those emotional, takes-me-back songs to, like, the entire Eighties. I can immediately flash to the time when I was 16, 18, and 20. Such a great song! True story: I had a crush on Boy George. He just had one of those voices that could melt butter when he sang those ballads, so I couldn’t help but crush on him. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. That’s a great story, Paula! I’m going to guess you weren’t the only one who crushed on George. His singing had a way of drawing you in. And they had a bunch of great, popular songs, of which today’s is one. Certainly they were of that era, which is why so many remember them so fondly.

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    1. Hey, Suzette! Hope things are going well with you, it’s good to see you pop up here! Glad you liked Culture Club on 80’s Mania Monday! I wanted to write this one last week, but time got the better of me (pun not really intended). And as always, thanks for the hugs ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Hey T. Wayne!!!…
        imma hanging the best that I can…thank you for asking my friend : )
        I try to look for your post when on here..
        haahah well if we are lucky time is on our side my friend lol so it worked out either way for ya …
        anytime my friend hugggs are free…
        Hope today is treating you good…

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  4. I hear this one all the time (I swear they play it every other hour on Sirius XM 80’s) and my regular radio station is bad for playing the heck out of it. And I only complain because it’s far and away my least favorite of Culture Club’s hits. It’s Boy George’s ‘Don’t Stop Belivin'” to me….


    1. My experience has been the opposite, although the Sirius XM data may be suspect because I don’t listen to it everyday. Because I don’t hear “Time” as much, I would think “Karma Chameleon” is their “Don’t Stop Believin'”. But that’s how I hear it.


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