Monday, February 12, 2007

30 Songs From The 80s The Final Chapter (Day 3 - Last Day! - 1-10)

10 - "Love Kills" - Circle Jerks

One of two completely different songs with this title on the Sid and Nancy soundtrack. And why not? It is a great title.

9 - "Radio Gaga" - Queen

A song with added relevance in the era of sattelite radio. Never forgave Queen for playing Sun City while South Africa was under cultural boycott, but I still love this song.

8 - "Heaven is a Place on Earth" - Belinda Carlisle

Lifts me up on a wave of "good golly those are great vocals".

7 - "Ashes to Ashes" - David Bowie

One of my favorite jokes on The Young Ones has Ric start singing this at a funeral. Until Viviyn hits him up side the head.

6 - "Fight to Unite" - Youth Brigade

It's really just a function of how much hardcore I listened to in the 80s, but I have an incredible number of songs about unity.

5 - "Ball of Confusion" - Love and Rockets

Hey hey. I don't think we were any less confused when this cover came out than we were when the original was released.

4 - "Holiday in Cambodia" - Dead Kennedys

Not my favorite DK song (that would be "Nazi Punks F--- Off"), but the first I heard from them at a critical juncture in my development as a music fan.

3 - "Power and the Passion" - Midnight Oil

A guy tried to start a fight with me at a Midnight Oil concert in the late 80s. Apparently he didn't pay to get in to see my butt. Or something.

2 - "Mysteries of Love" - Julee Cruise

Ever havea song that means so much to you on a personal level that you can't even begin to think of a quip to use in describing it?

1 - "Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)" - The Flirts

I honestly can't believe this didn't pop to mind for previous '30 songs from the 80s'. Well,at least it gets to be #1 here.

That's it.

Or is it?...........................

1 comment:

Craig said...

you forgot Killing Joke!