Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Don’t You Forget About Me

Suddenly I’m on an 80s trip. I decided to burn several songs from the following albums, and now I’m trippin’ on them:

Whammy! by The B-52’s. I only like one song from this album, “Legal Tender”. I remember back in 4th year high school, a party wasn’t a party if that song wasn’t played again and again.

She’s So Unusual by Cyndi Lauper. Side A of this album reads almost like her greatest hits: “Money Changes Everything”, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, “Time After Time” and “She Bop”. Plus I also love “When You Were Mine” (her cover of a Prince original) and “All Through The Night”.

Electronic. Technically this album shouldn’t be on the list since it came out in 1990. But it is the self-titled debut album by the power duo of Bernard Sumner of New Order and Johnny Marr of The Smiths, two huge 80s acts. Plus they have the Pet Shop Boys as guests in several songs, so they all infuse this highly electronic album with a very (late) 80s vibe.

Dare by Human League. The 80s is not the 80s without “Don’t You Want Me”. Plus I also like the first three cuts in the album.

Freeze Frame by the J. Geils Band. “Lights out! Ahh-haaa, blast, blast, blast!” Whoops, wrong song and act, hehehe. But that was the solo effort by their front man Peter Wolf. From their most commercially successful album came “Centerfold” which undoubtedly inspired Ely Buendia to write “Magasin” for Eraserheads. The band sounds like they’re having fun the whole time, even when singing a break-up song like “Do You Remember When”. But it’s their kiss-off last cut, “Piss On The Wall”, that really shakes my booty.

Aside from those albums I’m also tripping on the following 80s songs: “Wouldn’t It Be Good” by Nik Kershaw, “Cruel To Be Kind” by Nick Lowe, “Pop Muzik” by M, and “Talking In Your Sleep” by The Romantics.

Gosh, I can feel my shoulder pads thickening and my hair flipping into a tsunami.


Blogger sky said...

Things you'd never find in any Chorus Girl compilation.

I was singing Alive and Kicking last night.

9:51 AM  
Blogger TUFFY said...

i think 80's is the coolest era ever!!! thanks for visitin my blog.... ^__^

12:29 PM  
Blogger Nadriamez said...

include thompson twins and culture club para mas masaya!


12:48 PM  
Blogger McVie said...

SKY: Aba, talaga bang dibdiban yang 80s mode mo? Unless you were singing it in celebration of your birthday. ;-)

FALLEN ANGEL: I have this love/hate relationship with the 80s. I like a lot of the music from that era, but the clothes and the hair--! Still, that decade is precious to me, espadrilles and all.

JAMES: Naman! :-)

1:35 PM  
Blogger oliver said...

Cool, gusto mo rin yung "All Through the Night". :) It was written by Jules Shear, who wrote songs for Aimee Mann/'Til Tuesday and the Bangles during the '80s, if I'm not mistaken. Trivia lang.

3:08 PM  
Blogger JM said...

you just gotta love cyndi lauper!

8:11 PM  
Anonymous XP said...

Where is Madonna? You just gotta love Like a Virgin

2:27 AM  
Blogger McVie said...

XP: Madonna's songs were one of the very first ones I uploaded in my iTunes. The ones I mentioned here I just recently uploaded.

11:56 AM  

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