Tag Archives: 1980s music

Hey Mickey (Toni Basil)

This song from 1982 has been stuck in my head for two days.   Major nostalgia!  I just learned Toni Basil was 39 years old when she made this video.    This is one of the greatest one hit wonders ever … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Red Red Wine – extended version (UB40)

Man, does this take me back.   This reggae influenced 1983 is 34 years old, if you can believe it (I can’t).

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Monday Melody: Careless Whisper (George Michael)

Since George Michael died today (f*ck you, 2016!) I thought I’d use one of his songs for this week’s Monday Melody.  Careless Whisper (released in 1984) is probably my favorite George Michael tune.   Now it’s touched with sadness for … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Major Tom (Peter Schilling)

I’ve posted about this song before, but oh, drat–I can’t find the post now. Oh, there it is–playing Peekaboo down there in the “Related” posts.  Oh well. Anywho…this one-hit Europop wonder by German musician Peter Schilling–intended as a sort of … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Wild Wild Life (Talking Heads)

Back in the day (late 70s and most of the 1980s), the Talking Heads were among my favorite new wave bands.    “Wild Wild Life” was one of those songs (“Psycho Killer” was another)  that I couldn’t get enough of. … Continue reading

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The Cure: Just Like Heaven.

I was going to wait until I do another Monday Melody (sorry, I’ve been slacking on that series the past few weeks), but I’ve been a bit obsessed with this ’80’s hit by the Cure today and had to go … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Little Red Corvette (Prince)

In memory of Prince, I want to feature a song of his as this week’s Monday Melody. He was and still is one of my favorite ’80’s pop artists. This is one of my favorite Prince songs. It was difficult … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Back on the Chain Gang (The Pretenders)

The Pretenders were one of the most successful new wave groups of the early to mid 1980s, and “Back on the Chain Gang” was and still is my favorite Pretenders song. Chrissie Hynde, the band’s lead singer, wrote it after … Continue reading

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Wow. I really am old.

Have you ever been hit by an intense blast of nostalgia that almost knocks the wind out of you? On the radio today I heard this Europop song for the first time since late 1983/early 1984 and was overcome by … Continue reading

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Livin’ in the ’80s: “Livin’ on a Prayer” (Bon Jovi)

I can’t believe this song is closing in on three decades now. It was released in 1986. There’s a reason why “Livin’ On A Prayer” is remembered fondly by so many after so much time has passed. Jon Bon Jovi … Continue reading

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