If the eighties could be described in one song, what would it be?

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  1. RomanS

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    "MY" 80s (sorry, one song simply isn't enough for the formative period of my personality... :D)



































     
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    Blazer, I never paid enough attention to the end of Material Girl, I missed that she left with the dandelion guy. Good to know, although the song means something other than I thought ,I still think the chorus represents the state of affairs of the 80's. Remember Alex P Keaton. (Michael J Fox's character on TV).

    Colo Springs, I think my daughter may have been influenced by lessons also, I remember teaching her as a 6 yr. old that commercials were there just to get you to buy the product. They often lie and mislead, and that they exist to pay for the TV show we were watching. I really wanted her to understand the relationship between the Show and why there are commercials interrupting the show. I have been giving her these little life lessons since she could talk. She's a savvy shopper and can spot a lot of regular bull.
    What a great gift in my life she is. I try to honor her by being totally straight with her at all times. Mom is not always happy with my approach, but she still has a healthy little kid play & pretend side too.
     
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    I couldn't agree more, sir!
     
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    Right in the beginning, 1980 has to be the Pretenders
     
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    Can you tell I was very much into SST bands back then...? :D
     
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    Way too many You Tube links on this page. My computer has been locked up for 20 minutes trying to open this page.
     
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    Two words... Prince!
     
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    Or "Convoy"
    or "Disco Duck"
    or "You Light Up My Life"
    or anything from the Mouth & McNeal songbook.

    Yeah, this ranting "80's music was crap" is tired and is a product of people blocking out all the crap of the 60's and 70's.
     
  10. Chud

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    Everyone is putting up their personal rendition and favorites of the 80's, but one song captures the true spirit of free-for-all raunchiness and capitalism that marked the Reagan era in the US:

    Poison. Nothin' But a Good Time: mrgreen:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_88L-CU7PD4
     
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    Some of Cobain's best work, IMO....


    How about this for a synopsis of the decade??

    PS--- Sorry Chud, didn't see your post. Here's the video in all it's glory...

     
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    Think about all the things that happened in the 80s. The Berlin Wall, fall of the USSR, AIDS, nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, etc. This song was written about those things and was a huge hit.

    I think this song describes the 80s perfectly.

    [Edited to add: Includes Tele goodness! :D]

     
  13. Skully

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    That may be. But the song was released in September 1990 and it peaked on the US charts in the summer of 1991.
     
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    Graduated high school in '89 and I knew before I even finished reading the question that it had to be Nothin' But A Good Time.
     
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    Doh! :rolleyes: :oops:

    I knew that! Oh well... It was still a significant song. :D
     
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    No worries, good to know we're thinking in the same direction. :D

    I bet they wrote it in the late 80's about the 80's though...can't fault the band for lag time in record & release... :rolleyes:
     
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    The song references the new decade and the fall of the Berlin Wall, which happened in November 1989 ("I saw the decade in, when it seemed the world could change in the blink of an eye"), so it was definitely written in the '90s, for the '90s. What was the title again?
     
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    "Money For Nothing" is a pretty good choice indeed. It's got the gated reverb snare, the synths, the distorted guitars... and it was a fairly big hit. Can't think of a better one right now.
     
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    Thanks for that. All those memories!

    I'll go for the Human League and Don't You Want Me (Baby!)
     
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    How about Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me?
     
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