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Friday random ten: The 80s

The 80s. If you don’t already understand what things like parachute pants and Members Only jackets were about, there’s nothing I can say that will help you understand them.

1. Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen (1980)
2. Who Can It Be Now? – Men At Work (1981)
3. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow (1982)
4. Foolin’ – Def Leppard (1983)
5. Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1984)
6. Small Town – John Mellencamp (1985)
7. Superman – REM (1986)
8. Hard Times In The Land Of Plenty – Omar and The Howlers (1987)
9. Handle With Care – Traveling Wilburys (1988)
10. She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals (1989)

Apparently, the bulk of my Christmas music was recorded in 1987. The things you learn while trolling through your iTunes library. I don’t think you can capture the essence of the 80s in a single video, but if you could this one comes close:

There’s a longer edit of this here, but it didn’t have any video with it. Like I said, if you have to ask, you can’t really understand it. It just is.

Entire song list report: Started with “Wild West End”, by Dire Straits. Finished with “Wonderwall”, by Oasis, song #6130. That’s 82 songs this week, and 187 to go before we wrap around.

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  1. Linkmeister says:

    Justine — Linda Ronstadt (1980)
    The Waiting — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1981)
    Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats — Company (1982)
    Sunday Bloody Sunday — U2 (1983)
    Glory Days — Bruce Springsteen (1984)
    Money for Nothing — Dire Straits (1985)
    In the Shape of a Heart — Jackson Browne (1986)
    To Know Him is to Love Him — Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris (1987)
    Handle with Care — Traveling Wilburys (1988)
    Quittin’ Time — Mary Chapin Carpenter (1989)

  2. Linkmeister says:

    the bulk of my Christmas music was recorded in 1987.

    I’m running into similar troubles with early songs in my iTunes library because I have a lot of Greatest Hits albums, and only in a few are the actual song release dates encoded. Instead they’re all dated the year of the compilation. It’s annoying.