Music Nostaligia – 5 Great Songs of ’83

It’s starting to get really, really good now!  By this time, the world was fascinated by other parts of the world.  Exotic sounds, looks, and styles came together in a modge-podge  of ideas and those awesome Indian Jones movies made the world and travel look a hell of a lot cooler.  Travel was now for the adventurous and nothing enjoyed this more than Rock and Roll!  Ireland, the UK, Australia, Japan…Americans ate it up!  But by this time, everyone knew what Vegemite was, the religious and political turmoil in Dublin, and that there were still starving peoples in Africa.  See!  Music is awesome in many other ways than it’s awesome self!

Men At Work – Down Under

Aussies with awesomeness!  Even though very few people know more than this great song, the boys from down under made Australia the center of the world and this song became its anthem!

Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

Not really Boy George.  If I made you cry, your mascara would run and for that to happen would be tragedy in itself.  Then I would have to deal with a whole mess of drama that could have been avoided.

Cyndi Lauper -Girls Just Want to Have Fun/ Time After Time

The first Lady Gaga!  This woman wore a chandelier for crying out loud! I decided to include both of these since they came out in the same year.  Both are classic!  One is for having a good time and the other is for sitting down in your darkened living room eating a galleon of Napoleon ice cream drenched in caramel sauce while looking through photo albums in your pajamas at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.  But don’t you miss Cyndi?  She still performs you know!  Check her out!

U2 – Sunday, Bloody Sunday

This incredible Irish band made hit songs about protesting issues and this song is no exception.  This was mostly about the 1972 Bloody Sunday in which 13 citizens were killed at a civil rights protest in Derry.

Def Leppard – Rock of Ages

The only thing that really stands out for me in this song was “I have something to say./It’s better to burn out then to fade away!”  This was also quoted in the first Highlander movie and I thought that was the coolest thing ever!


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