Monday, March 7, 2005 in some sort of meme

8 for the 80’s – music edition

1. What did the music of that era mean to you then?
2. What song takes you right back, whenever you hear it?
3. Shuffle your playlist (I know you have one). What’s the first song listed from the 80’s? (not a cover!)
4. Your 80’s music icon was…?
5. Hair bands! Discuss!
6. How much did your musical taste change from 1980 to 1989?
7. Which big 80’s music star should just give up already?
8. Which big 80’s musical talent are you glad to see has still got it?

bonus question: When you first heard Bowling for Soup’s 1985, what did you do?

(Squeal like a girl? ME TOO! :lol:)
More answers:
1. Dude, I was in high school in the 80’s. Music was *everything*. Every song had meaning, every line said the things I couldn’t and didn’t dare. It was all about the music, man.
2. Well, there’s a couple – Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time. (Ahhh, a classic..) and the Thompson Twin’s Hold Me Now sweeps me away to a darkened gym. Let’s Dance is one my mom played over and over on the tape deck in our Volvo station wagon on the morning drive to work & school.
3. I’m like the only person in the world without a playlist to shuffle. Sigh. But on the hard drive, I do have a Duran Duran song somewhere.
4. At the start, it was Debbie Harry from (who else?) BLONDIE! I still have the greatest hits album. Then it went to the Go-Go’s, Duran Duran and Madonna.
5. Oh my gosh! The late 80’s hair bands.. too cool! I really felt like it was the start of something, even at the time. Sure, it was funny, but SO COOL! And look show it brought metal to the mainstream. Great for those angry days.
6. I think it broadened greatly.
7. MJ – so NOT the king of pop.
8. Madonna, baby!

Comments

  1. 1. I graduated HS in 85 and college in 89. It was more than music, it was my lifestyle.
    2. There are so many. Tom Sawyer by Rush brings me back to junior high. Hurts So Good by Mellencamp to 10th grade. Piece of Mind (the album) or Crazy Train to the summer between 10th and 11th. I’m one of those people that remembers dates by associating what music I was listening to at the time.
    3. Metallica – Harvester of Sorrow was #1, followed by Motley Crue Too Fast For Love. #5-9 in the Top 10 were also 80’s tunes.
    4. Dee Snider – Twisted Sister. I think I identified with the tough and scary exterior, although he really was a tee-totaling family man. I was just a D&D dork who was a member of the honor society. Nobody really thought I was dangerous, no matter how hard I tried 🙂
    5. I think I covered that already. I was into the hair metal thing before it got big, and I still am to some degree.
    6. It got harder. I went from hair metal to speed metal.
    7. David Lee Roth.
    8. Tesla, they put out an album last year after a 10 year layoff – it was surprisingly good.

    Bonus – I felt like one of the cool kids because I “got” every 80’s reference in the song. Then I realized that just meant I was old 😉

  2. My answers are up! 🙂 Thanks Andrea – this was a fun one

  3. What did the music of that era mean to you then? 1. Even though I was “grown up” with two kids, I could still rock. Remember Andrea when we would watch MTV and dance? Is your Mom cool or what? You forgot to mention when we would go for a drive in the country and sing along to Patsy Cline.
    2. What song takes you right back, whenever you hear it? What’s Love Got To do with it? Born in the U.S.A.
    3. Shuffle your playlist (I know you have one). What’s the first song listed from the 80’s? (not a cover!) I’m still learning how to operate the DVD, don’t throw a playlist at me.
    4. Your 80’s music icon was…? Tina Turner, to have legs like her.
    5. Hair bands! Discuss! Forget hair bands, that when I started colouring my hair, just about the time you became a teen-ager. Remember the lovely mahogany colour, what about the burgundy shade. Aren’t you glad I’m blonde.
    6. How much did your musical taste change from 1980 to 1989? Took on more country and classical music
    7. Which big 80’s music star should just give up already? MJ
    8. Which big 80’s musical talent are you glad to see has still got it? John Cougar still rocks!

  4. Mine are up!

  5. “You forgot to mention when we would go for a drive in the country and sing along to Patsy Cline.”

    I “forgot” because a) Patsy Cline isn’t 80’s and b) I was hoping nobody would recognize me at the time!
    Or I blocked it. Whatever.

  6. I’m trying to ping to let you know I’ve posted, but I’m having trouble. answers up!

  7. I posted my answers. I love this meme! :mrgreen: