Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going” – (1986)

Billy Ocean loved him some long song titles. This was a #2 hit in the U.S. and a #1 in many counties around the world. It was kept from #1 in the U.S. by Whitney Houton. This was also the theme song for the movie The Jewel of the Nile and the music video features the three main stars of the film as backup singers in white suits.

#5 – Billy Ocean – “Caribbean Queen” – (1984)

This song makes me so very happy whenever I hear it. The 80s had a lot of tropical-ish music hit the charts and I honestly can’t tell if this song has that feeling or not – I think it’s mostly the title, which sounds kind of pathetic, but I love it – leave me alone. So yeah, it’s more of an upbeat post-disco R&B track. I love the way Billy sings the word “Caribbean.” It sounds more like “Carrie-Byoon.” Sometimes this song is subtitled “No More Love on the Run.” Interestingly, there were different versions of this song recorded for different markets. “European Queen” and “African Queen.” I like Caribbean better, probably because it’s the one I know. This was a #1 hit. From Scrubs: “Ah Billy! After the Arctic and the Pacific, you’re my favorite Ocean.”