Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Eighties - Reliving the music!


Thanks to my previous post about TV shows in the eighties I've been inspired to put up another post about the music at the time. Eighties music has been inspirational to a lot of people for a lot of reasons. Great music, weird dress sense, bad hairdos would be the way I'd describe the era!

Listed below are some of my favorite tracks of the eighties:

Take on Me – Aha
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Every Breath You Take – Police
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Rebel Yell – Billy Idol
With Or Without You – U2
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
Broken Wings – Mister Mister
Maneater – Daryll Hall and John Oates
Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode
Piano Man – Billy Joel (this was actually sung in the 70s but I listened to it in the 80s)

The list goes on! Anyways, peeps, please feel free to put in your favorites – web space is infinite…or is it? ;-)

16 comments:

Rayboy said...

Well i used to love these

Songs
Conga - Gloria Estafan
Rhythm is going to Get you - Gloria Estafan
Heat is On
Footloose - Kenny Loggins

Music Video
Land Of Confusion - Genesis

Lord Raj said...

hmmm.. well dont exactly know what year i got into it. but ive always been more into metallica, nirvana, pearl jam stone temple pilots, deep purple, blur,

now..where is that cd..

Boney said...

Guys this list went way.....SORRY....but thats what I cannot live without....I got a fantastic collection of all these singers....my car never runs out of music!!! they are all in random order

Freddy Fender, Harry Belafonte, Chris Rea, Elvis Prestley, Leo Sawyer, Julio Iglesias, Willie Nelson, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones, Neil Sedaka, Lionel Richie, Louis Armstrong, Freddy Mercury, Elton John (Had a gr8t 60th bash), Olivia Newton John, Tina Turner, Gloria Gaynor, Dolly Parton, Gloria Estafan, Bob Marley, Mike Oldfield, Lobo, Shakin Stevens, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, Cliff Richards, Tracy Chapman, Phil Collins, Cyndi Lauper, John Lennon, Richard Marx, Smokey Robinson, Josh Groban........and Wham, UB 40, Guns & Roses, Mike & the mechanics, Go West, Everly Brothers, Dire Straits, Culture Club, Bon Jovi, Blondie, Air Supply, Baccara, Boney M, Bellamy Brothers, Pussycats, Judds, Simon & Garfunkel, Carpenters, Men at work, Bangles, Toto, Enya, Gregorian, Abba, Goombay dance band, Eagles, Meatloaf, Dave Mathews Band.
Guns N Roses....the drumming part of November rain is amazing
Josh Groban .....You raise me up (Fantastic song) Robbie....Things.
Miles Davies is great on a long drive especially in the night.
If you have a great music system with those real effects and great trebs, than you should listen to Spanish Guitar by Toni Braxton, its fantastic to play in the car when you are with a loved one (but remember...gud music system....you should be able to hear the strings)
A few more.....Frank Sinatra, Barry White, Glen Campbell, Skeeter Davies, Luther Vandross, Dean Martin, Bette Midler, neil Diamond, Paul Anka, Bob Dylan, Don Mclean, Ritchie Valence, Sarah Mclaughlin, Righteous Brothers, The Monkees, Fleetwood Mac, KC & the Sunshine Band, Dawn, The Who
Diana Ross, Pink Floyd, Ben E King, van Morrison, Roy Orbison........some more will continue as I remember and I am already singing some of the old tunes...office mates are wondering whats with the singing!!!....am doing Frank Sinatra at the moment 'MY WAY'

I think thats way too small a list!!!

Lord Raj said...

now thats a collection..

Flaming Carrot said...

check out Come on Eileen by Save Ferris, I think I could actually say thats the top on my list of 80's right now....

Yahoo Launchcasts 80's has a fab collection, even the distinctive 90's in fact.

Boney said...

Trust me guys I have a huge collection of the singers/bands I mentioned...I am more on a country side, dunno why? I don't like todays music....underground, funk, soul, garage, new age but having said this..what I don't like maybe perhaps somebody elses' favorite, bottomline....MUSIC IS MUSIC

Boney said...

Rayboy, I love Gloria...have you heard her album Abriendo Puertas...Its a spanish one...AMAZING especially Tejos and Farolito

BarryUno said...

Sorry guys I was moving into a new apartment over the weekend. have yet to sort out my new phone line at home so I won't be connected for a few days from home at least.

Bones, you're right music is misuc in the end! I quite like the music of the oldies - Frank Sinatra, Neil Sedaka, Tome Jones.
Needless to say I have quite a varied and eclectic taste in usic ranging from blues music from BB King to Mowtown from the sixties like Diana Ross & the Supremes, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight etc.

Rock n Roll from Elvis was great too as was classic rock by The Who, Led Zeplin, Queen, Dire Straits, Creedence Clearwater Revival, followed by the modern day rockers like Guns N Roses, Bon Jovi (who by the way has gone a little too country lately).

Later on American bands like Nirvana and Peral Jam set new standards in grunge Rock as did the British band Radiohead in the nineties. I especially love their track Creep!

Then there is Dusty Springfield, Louis Armstrong, the greatest jazz musicians of all time Miles Davis and his buddies, Wynton Kelly and Charlie Parker!

And who can forget Bob Marley and the Rastafarian movement which was at its peak during Marley's heyday? Of course the Fugees have taken it upon themselves to carry his music and his legacy forward!

Man, the list can go on forever! Music of yesteryear was definitely fabulous. They don;t make it like they used to anymore. I don't mind listening to some lounge music once in a while when we're having a few drinks and chatting but techno and house is strictly for clubs and discos if you ask me!

Rubick said...

How can any of you guys forget Pink Floyd!!!!Pink Floyd is THE band that influenced rock!Their lyrics and laser shows, pyrotechnics were very popular with the crowds of the seventies and the eighties.I have all their labums and can be certified as a hardcore fan!besides them I also liked Led Zeplin & Jethro Tull.

Boney said...

Rubick, I haven't forgotten PINK FLOYD, have I? Its just another brick in the wall.

BarryUno said...

Yeah just another brick in the wall Bones. But not just another brick....they were spectacular. Pink Floyd I mean! ;-)

Rubick, thats quite an observation. Pink Floyd were the epitome of rock and were the inspiring force behind much of the pop and to a certain extent electronic music that we hear today. Great lyrics, great stage presence, spectular shows (with laser lights etc back in the old days) and a fabulous fan following. One of the all time greats I have to admit!

Rayboy said...

Boney , yeah heard that one ... it was coool .. it seems you like spanish music...

Spanish and latin music is one genre i enjoy the most.(even though i dont understand the lyrics)

Boney said...

Rayboy, than you should also try some of Julio Iglesias' great hits from his album MY LIFE (his greatest hits)

BarryUno said...

I'm not a big Julio fan although I have listened to a few of his tracks. I like his version of "To all the girls I've loved before" and "Smoke gets in your eyes" But one of my favorites is "Caruso". I like his videos too - he always has hot women in them! ;-)

You guys should listen to Andrea Bocelli, he's quite good. He sings a wide variety of songs in different languages and uses spanish guitars in his music a lot!

Another one of my all time favorite classics is "My way" sung jointly by Frank Sinatra and Luciano Pavarotti!

boney said...

Barry, did oyu know Andrea Bocelli is blind?

BarryUno said...

I honestly didn't know he was blind until I saw him perform at the Lake Las Vegas Show which they aired on Star World last year. Apparently he's got glaucoma. For a blind guy he's a extremely talented considering he does opera as well as classical singing!