Music Nostaligia – 5 Great Songs of ’88

Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

Rick Rolled!!!  Even though this song may be considered a viral comedic phenomenon it confused a lot of people.  How you may ask?  The guy is white!  I’m trying not to be stereotypical but not only is this dude white, but he’s British which makes identifying the face beyond the voice that much more interesting!

Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard

When I was in high school in the late 90’s I didn’t really have a musical genre besides one that didn’t even belong to America (j-rock is still the shit!) but when I love the 80’s came out on VH1 it churned up all those forgotten memories of childhood…including the devil horns baby! (Thanks Rainbow) And this song was the one who reopened my eyes to 80’s rock!  Oh!  They also had a one armed drummer…this trumps all kick-ass arguments which no one will ever win!

Simply Irresistible – Robert Palmer

A very memorable artist since you knew a Robert Palmer video from those lovely stoic mannequins with that awesome shellac look and red lip stick.  This song was also a lesson in vocabulary.  How many words did you learn that ended in ible or able?

Father Figure – George Michael

There’s George again with his song that is my all time favorite!  I mean, who couldn’t love a song about stalking?  I know I sure did!  And since no one in the 80’s gave a shit about lyrics, no one really guessed until later when they paused and thought,”Oh! I get it!”  Such is the power of George!

I Get Weak – Belinda Carlise

Go-Go’s lead singer Belinda!  You know, I’m not a huge fan of her voice but it is unique in a world of shoulder pads and vinyl so I guess it’s pointless to complain!  Some of her more familiar work is a home movie about her complaint about how women can’t jack off like men (a interesting point under the influence of crack by the by) and Heaven Is A Place On Earth…it’s not now, but in the busting 80’s economy it was!


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