I have no idea what put this idea in my head, but damn, it sounded like a lot of fun. So, put on your helmets, kids, it’s time to take a ride back to the 80’s!
First up: Okay, even by 80’s standards I have to say these girls had no fashion sense, but the song still rocks. I give you Bananarama, with Cruel Summer:
I know, I know. Overalls six sizes too big, hair that needs a comb, subtle (or not) banana/phallic references. Yep. All there.
Next up: Bringing the pretty – Corey Hart. God only knows WTF happened to him, but he was certainly cute, wasn’t he? *sigh*
Next up: Cool and innovative. Okay, I realize that in this day and age I could do this on my MacBook Pro, but in the 80’s this was beyond cool, and really cutting edge. And the song ain’t bad either.
Besides, you know it’s cool if Family Guy spoofs it.
And, let’s talk about the ladies of the eighties, Cyndi Lauper and Pat Benatar.
First up, Cyndi:
Pat wrote the book on the 80’s, IMHO. If the first one didin’t get you, the second one should:
Oh, and let’s talk Prince. Yeah, I know, he got all weird and freaky later on, but in the 80’s he was still quasi-normal and kicking out good tunes, like these:
Some of my other faves of the 80’s, in no particular order (and you have to remember, at that time we *really* thought Russia was going to try and nuke us back to the Stone Age – yeah, I know, I laugh about it now too):
Toto – GREAT song!
Mike and the Mechanics:
Nik Kershaw: (and again, watch Nik’s suit – this was 80’s supercool graphics, y’all):
And, the poster child of the 80’s for me, Nena (and yes, I know ALL the words. In GERMAN. And yes, I know what they mean. I took German in the 80’s. Need I say more?)
So, there you have it. Some of the better stuff from the 80’s, from someone who was there.