Remember me mentioning poetry in 80's music? Can you argue with me when this song is playing? It is nothing but gorgeous, and damn do I love the hell out of it. The Church with Under the Milky Way.
Long before General Public happened, there was a band known as The Beat, or The English Beat here in the States. Yeah, The Beat broke up, which led to the creation of General Public, but hell if you squint, you can't tell the difference. This week's song is Save It For Later by The English Beat.
For those who know me very well would jokingly refer to this week's 80's song as practically my damn theme song. Europe is a Swedish band, and me being half Swedish, this song has turned into a good natured joke concerning me. It always makes my friends think of me when this song is played. It doesn't help, that this song usually fights with Only You by Yazoo as my ringtone throughout the year. It is epic, dammit. I present The Final Countdown by Europe.
Oh, this song is a damn gem. There was poetry in 80's music that doesn't exactly show up as often now as it did back then. I am not glossing that statement, either. Trust me, I am aware of the awful crap that decade offered as well. This is one of those beautifully blended moments from the 80's. The Thompson Twins with Lay Your Hands On Me.
I recently watched the movie Real Genius, one of my classic 80's movie favs. Since I can never not think of a house being torn apart by popcorn when this song is playing, I thought this would be a good match for this week's 80's Music Wednesday. Tears For Fears with Everybody Wants to Rule the World.
I love me some Erasure. Love, love, love!!!! This is one of my favorite tracks by them. I usually love blaring this loudly from my car and singing along off key. It is fun and catchy. Just the thing your Wednesday needs. A Little Respect by Erasure.
This is my second favorite 80's song, and the music video is just as badass! Pump up the volume, kiddies, and bust out your best 80's dance moves! Take On Me by A-ha.
Because I have the terrible knack of quoting 80's song lyrics in regular conversation, this week's pick was inspired by discussions from this week. Enjoy some Jody Watley and Looking For A New Love. Happy New Year's, everyone!
I give you Wham's Last Christmas, because "Tis the Season," and it's my birthday. I can play Wham if I want to.
If you asked my very tiny, child self what my jams were, this would definitely be on that list. I used to belt out what words I knew and some that sounded close enough to my tiny ears. This is damn near an essential 80's track. I give to you Belinda Carlisle's Heaven Is A Place On Earth.