- Midnight Oil: "Put Down That Weapon" – Released 12/7/1987, this was the third single from Midnight Oil's sixth studio album, Diesel and Dust. It got radio play in the US, but didn't chart on Billboard. Still, the album came in at #21 on the US Billboard 200.
- Men at Work: "It's a Mistake" – Released in June 1983, "It's a Mistake" was the third single off of Men At Work's second studio album, Cargo (1983). It peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the music video satirizes conflict between Eastern and Western blocs. Appropriate this week, eh?
- Mary Black: "My Youngest Son Came Home Today" – Irish folk singer Mary Black recorded Eric Bogle's song on her 1984 compilation album, Collected. And, yes, you can probably guess that the subject of this particular song came home "in his box of polished pine" and now "he's home to stay." A sombre reminder of the cost of armed conflict.
- Elvis Costello: "Peace in Our Time" – In 1984, Elvis Costello sang wistfully of a future in which "we can thank God that we've finally got peace in our time." As yet another generation asks if, finally, they will see peace in their time, we have to maintain the hope that the Sun will rise on a more peaceful tomorrow.
I'll see you in seven!