In response to Greeblemonkey‘s query about her readers’ nearly-forgotten but beloved songs, I’ve found and embedded a selection of my personal favorites, listed here in chronological order:
Barnes & Barnes, Fish Heads (full 4:42 version! 1978)
Lene Lovich, Lucky Number (1979):
M, Pop Muzik (Not obscure to me, but younger friends have NO idea what I’m talking about sometimes. 1979):
Madness, One Step Beyond (I didn’t think it was obscure, but people always think I’m doing Buzz Lightyear’s “To infinity and beyond” when I quote this song. 1979):
Adam & The Ants, Kings of the Wild Frontier (BIGGEST CRUSH EVARRRRR, omigod lookit those sideburns, hubba hubba. 1980):
The Polecats, Make A Circuit With Me (1981):
Bow-Wow-Wow, Chihuahua (1981):
Utopia, Feet Don’t Fail Me Now (1982):
Blotto, I Wanna Be A Lifeguard (1982):
Peter Schilling, Major Tom (1983):
Okay, which of your favorites did I forget?
4 responses to “’80s-palooza”
Love all of those, dude.
I had to go searching for the Fishheads mp3 for a friend about a year ago, she was dying to hear that song!
Excellent picks. Plus, now I can play Fish Heads for my kids! The classics never die.
Adam, of course! But I have not seen that Utopia video in years. Nice compilation.
Joe “Rocking your F*cking Socks Off” Esposito ring a bell??? You’re the Best Around???
I know you have the link… you’re a sally if you don’t post it!
Dude… seriously, how many times must we go over this???
“There is no pain in this Dojo!”
Cobra Kai Sensei 1984