You should never write words with numbers. Unless you're seven. Or your name is Prince. - "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Word Crimes"
REM's first single, "Radio Free Europe"
Gang of Four, "I Love a Man in Uniform"
Lene Lovich, "New Toy"
Siouxsie and the Banshees, "Peek a Boo"
The Cure, "Charlotte Sometimes"
A Flock of Seagulls, "I Ran" (can't beat AFOS for wacky hairstyles!)
Thompson Twins, "Lies"
Altered Images, "I Could Be Happy"
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I was always more of a fan of Rick Astly's "Together Forever" than "Never Gonna Give You Up".
Went to see Bryan Adams a few years ago on his Bare Bones tour. If you're a fan and get a chance to go, GO! One of the best concerts I've ever been to. He was playing only acoustic guitar, and had a pianist for some of the songs, but that doesn't mean everything was stripped down and slow. He kept the same tempo as the songs were originally recorded, played for two hours without a break, and was absolutely fantastic.
Gotta give a slight plug for David Cook's rocking version of "I Just Died In Your Arms", which for me far surpasses the original.
Give me one more quiet night, before this loud morning gets it right, and does me in.
Reading through this thread reminds me that we shouldn't be so quick to judge succeeding generations taste in music.
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
Of course we should. Our music was much better.
I was a metal/hard rock girl in the 80s. Def Leppard (duh), Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, the Michael Schenker Group and the Scorpions (saw them last year, still amazing live) were my favorites. But I also liked Accept - the music was amazing, but I could only listen to about three songs at a time due to the screamy lead singer. They were ahead of their time (so many of my students are into Screamo now - same thing: great music, lead singer screaming).
"Skating fans are not a patient bunch." Dragonlady
Berlin - The Metro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pRUGsB1qGY
ABC - Look of Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg6J5VT5VRM
Frida - I Know There's Something Going on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiXo_LXknYg
Depeche Mode early & more obscure but I wore these two out -
Lie To Me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlMBs_HUcxQ
Does anybody remember this one from 1980?
Ali Thomson - Take A Little Rhythm
And does anyone know what his connection is...to which supergroup from the 70's and 80's?
His brother Dougie was the bass player for Supertramp. (And a highly underrated bass played IMHO.)
Also, heavily electronic music was something new. It had its genesis in the 70s but went mainstream in the 80s. I don't know what to consider 'new' nowadays. So much sounds like warmed over crap. Maybe the good bands / singers are lost in the tons of media outlets that exist now.