Monday, March 23, 2009

And now for Something Completely Different.....Best 80's Band Competition......

This is a contest I am having with 6-6...( okay let's be real...he's a teenager- expert on ALL I am screwed...) But that being said....HERE is my nomination...yes...Duran Duran......yeah,..Almost None of the their songs is available to Embed ( boy that sounds funny...) Sooooooo Here is my Nomination- an Unreleased Version of "Reach up for the Sunrise"... I am betting 6-6 picks Foreigner.... So WHO do you think was the best 80's Band ??
( photo is Harry waiting for Keith to come on ( he likes to snuggle up with the TV and yes, this is my son's cat- the 7 pound wonder that we saved summer of 2007....and NOW he weighs 19 pounds...yup..well loved...)

Have a Good Night back later...


D.K. Raed said...

Oh you know you will lose to 6-6 and then that 19-lb sweetheart of a cat will sit on your chest and laugh, HAH!

I can't play. For me, the 80's was kind of a wasteland of music that I tuned out. When U2 came along, I started listening again.

We had friends who were listening to Foreigner & Journey & Toto, which I would try to drown out with Queen or The Cars as being the farthest forward I could reach after the 60-70's. until U2 ...

Kellybelle said...

You will laugh at me: Yaz. I loved Yaz w/ Alison Moyet. Um..English Beat? Depeche Mode? Heaven 17? LOL, I am undone.

enigma4ever said...

I LOVED YAZ...sooooo funny....that seems so far ago, or was it yesterday.......and Depeche mode.....

You are sooooo funny...I loved many bands...yes the 80s.....But you are right when U2 came

Fran said...

I'm with DK-- I kind of draw a blank, but I cheated & did a Google search for 80's music to refresh what is left of my memory!

Against the Wind - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - really liked the song- " Night Moves"
Really liked his style, tight music & well delivered lyrics

The Wall - Pink Floyd
We don't need no thought control

Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Ceeeeeelebrate good times - come on!
don't think that song will ever go away

“Eye of the Tiger,” Survivor
Kind of sounded like Jefferson Starship

Synchronicity - The Police
Great music

Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes
I really loved the band YES .

What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
Tina took her life back & went on to be a huge success.

“Money for Nothing,” Dire Straits
Get your kicks for free!

With Or Without You - U2

Some of the tunes/bands listed in the late 80's were serious duds.

Also in that genre was the We are the World- collaboration. Guess that won a bunch of awards, etc.

Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

Sewmouse said...

Dire Straits - Mark Knopfler's guitar work mesmerizes me.

The Rolling Stones.

Ok - that one needs some explanation. Back in the late 90's, my (then) teenaged daughter who also "knew eveything" about music told me that I knew nothing about music, that I only liked "Lame 80's Bands like The Rolling Stones" and that I knew nothing about "New music like Greenday or Weezer or....


Slowly I turned
Step by step
to my well-stocked vinyl record shelf... the "A" section... and pulled out my well-worn copy of Toys In The Attic.

"HuMPH - well, that is OLD Aerosmith"

Cue mom laughing... (She HATES it when I tell that story now...)