Monday, May 23

Monday Meme Fix

Today's assignment as posted on 2peas:

This week [May 22- May 28th] we are going back to the 80's! Everyone seems to LOVE 80's music so we are going to list our TOP 10 FAVORITE 80'S TUNES!

Bonus Points #1- Talk about any 80's crushes you had.
Bonus Points #2- Add a picture of yourself from the 80's.

Have a nostalgic time!

Loves it! I heart the 80s big time and am continually getting crap for it from my brothers. I still listen to 80s music all the time. Oh heck, I am still wearing that Relax Tshirt! So, in comprising the list, I felt as though I was betraying some of my favorites so I have included a few extra.

80s Tunes I heart (No particular order)
  1. Duran Duran - Wild Boys
  2. Depeche Mode - Master and Servant (really any song)
  3. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
  4. The Smiths - Shoplifters of the World
  5. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust
  6. Echo and The Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
  7. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
  8. Morrissey - Suedehead
  9. New Order - Blue Monday
  10. English Beat - Save It For Later

Honorary Mention

  1. Clash - Train in Vain
  2. Tears for Fears - Mad World
  3. Beastie Boys - She's Crafty
  4. U2 - Sort of Homecoming
  5. J. Geils Band - Centerfold
  6. Pat Benatar - Love is a Battlefield (loved that video)
  7. Flesh for LuLu - I Go Crazy
  8. When in Rome - The Promise
  9. Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (had the atari game)
  10. Styx - Mr. Roboto

Ok, so don't try to make any sort of logical correlation between the songs because there probably isn't one. Most of the music I loved in the 80s required wearing black clothing and hating everything. Happy times. I still love it though. It was back in the days when I would tell people I loved New Wave. The sad part about this list is that these songs are so old that each group has a greatest hits record.

Bonus Round #1 - Let's Hear it For The Boys

I am fortunate that I still possess my first Scrapbook ever which was circa, 1984. In the back of the book was cut outs from Teen Beat of guys I loved. Even now I can look back and laugh at what I thought was hot or in some cases still agree. I was crazy about John Cusack, especially after seeing Say Anything. Who didn't? I also loved Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode. I was a little obsessed with them in the 80s. Did I say was? I also loved that hot guy from Sixteen Candles. (Michael Schoeffling) I so wanted him to show up at my sister's wedding with a cake for me. Yum! Eric Stoltze was and still is at the very top of my list of hotties. There is something so sexy about redheads. Saw him the other day on Will and Grace, if he is a new regular, I may have to start watching that show.

Not the best picture, I was always the one to take the pictures. Me on the left. I know I used a spiral curling iron and I was wearing a mock turtle neck and tweed skirt. Great Look!

Me on the left Posted by Hello


Hillary said...

Great songs! I still love Dave from Depeche Mode too!

Jo said...

OK, since I have only found your blog (btw, it's like reading all about myself) here's my fav songs of the 80's (I still LOVE the 80's - apparently I'm the Queen of Trash), in no particular order

1. Love will Tear us Apart - Joy Division
2. Sub-Culture - New Order (actually anything by New Order)
3. Tears are Not Enough - ABC
4. Get the Balance Right - Depeche Mode (Love them, also had a crush on Dave)
5. Planet Earth - Duran Duran
6. Chant #1 - Spandau Ballet
7. Town Like Malice - The Jam
8. Temptation - Heaven 17
9. Give Me Back my Man - B-52's
10. Summer of Love - B52's

Here are some 'Euro Beat' songs from the late 80's (was this type of music popular in the US??)
1. Facsinated - Company B
2. Ain't Nothing going on but the rent - Gwen Guthrie
3. Let the Music Play - Shannon
4. Saving Myself - Eria Fasion

Michael Schoeffling from 16 Candles, how hot was he, wonder what he's doing now???