Sep 25, 2010

Sunday Playlists - 80's joy

The 80's were whacky, weird, tacky and fun as fuck. Here's my playlist for the randomest decade where an actor became the president and the best toys roamed the earth.

First up...

1. The Clash – Rock the Casbah

By no means my favorite Clash song, but still a staple of the 80's if there ever was one. Rock the Casbah is a song tha's fun and funky. Plus, there's an armadillo an Arabian guy with a boom box hitchhiking with a rabbi. What else do you need?

2. Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal

Possibly my favorite Michael Jackson video (yes even more than thriller) and one of my top 5 MJ songs. There's so much "shucutucuh" goodness to this video plus, he has a tommy gun :D

3. Fishbone – Party at ground zero

Before the 90's had its ska boom, Fishbone was hosting a party that still makes me smile big time.

4. Faith no More - Epic

When was the last time you saw an eye vomiting green goo? Click the name of the song above and enjoy. Btw, feelfree to check out more of Mike Patton (lead singer). He's one of the most versatile vocalists I've ever heard and he also happens to be apeshit (See anything from Mr. Bungle for reference). Oh and this song was released in january 1990, so please give me a break. :D

5. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man’s Party

There's no other decade where Oingo Boingo could have been given a fair shot. Hence this song appearing on Back to School. And damn... they were a pretty good live band... Revenge of the Nerds attire aside.

6. Guns N Roses – Welcome to the jungle

Celebrating frizzy hair, Budweiser and 80's hair metal greatness, there is no better song to represent 80's hard rock than welcome to the jungle... PERIOD. I'm just weirded out that either Axle Rose had David Bowie's hairdo from Labyrynth or vice versa.

7. Devo – Whip It

MTV should give Devo thanks because that video REALLY helped launch MTV and is still one of the most memorable pieces of music video history ever recorded.

8. Rush – Red Barchetta

I'm a big Rush fan and they are one of the best live bands I've ever seen. I wanted to pick something that was a little less typical than Tom Sawyer... so enjoy a ride in a Red Barchetta by clicking the name of the song above. :D

9. Billy idol – Rebel Yell

Billy Idol looked like a bad guy from the Die Hard Franchise or a distant cousin to Sting's character in Dune. He also rocked out with his cock out and he gave us this anthem to cry more more moreeeeeeeeeeeee.

10. Aerosmith – Dude looks like a lady

Great song that could very well be autobiographical for Steven Tyler, but who gives a damn?

11. Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart

Though yes may have done too much acid while reading Tolkien, I don't care and 80's lovers shouldn't either. :D

12. Living Colour – Cult of Personality

how the hell did this song come out in 1988?? I dunno but it kicks delicious ass.

13. Cyndi Lauper – Hole in my heart

As if this song isn't 80's enough it comes off the soundtrack for a definite Guilty Pleasure that goes by the name of Vibes. Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum are psychics .... I don't think I need to add to the description with a start like that, I'll just do a guilty pleasure post later. :D

14. The Cure - Lovesong

I love the Cure and this song is one of my favorites. Robert Smith nowadays could use a stint on the Biggest Loser, but he still rocks and looks mopey as ever, so who cares? Btw, the resemblance to Dream from the Sandman series is just too much to ignore. :D

15. The Police – Synchronicity

You can enjoy either

Part 1


Part 2

The choice is yours. :D

16. Phil Collins - Sussudio

What the hell is a Sussudio? What does it even matter? Phil Collins is one of those polarizing forces which people seem to love or truly hate... I lean somewhere towards the first.

17. Van Halen – Hot for the Teacher

Waldo, you're a lucky little bastard. I got stuck with fugly teachers that only inspired one to study :D My fav Van Halen song.

18. ACDC - Back in Black

Quite simply the most overblown live show I've ever gone to. So excessive that I couldn't ask for anything more. Here's one of the best Acadaca tracks that's ever ripped into your ear drums.

19. INXS – Mediate

This video is Great

20. Tom Petty – Free Fallin

Tom Petty has a truckload of great songs, but this one really resonates form when I was a good ole boy.

21. The Cars - You Might think

You might think I'm crazy, but I really dig the Cars. A video so tacky it should have spawned it's own CBS show. :D

22. Tears for Fears - Shout

Click above and let it all out people.

23. Huey Lewis and the News -

Ah Huey... if only the 80's didn't have to last only 10 years, you'd still be successfull.

24. U2 – Where the Streets Have no Name

Possibly the best song for U2 to open a concert to. This was before Bono wanted to save the entire world and focused on good music.

25. A-Ha – Take on Me

In my top 10 80's videos/songs of all time for great reason.


Guernican said...

Good God.

Your taste in music is not a million miles away from Patrick Bateman's.

Joker said...

:D Lovely comment. Many many thank yous. Oh, and I plan on getting a fantastic business card soon.


Joker said...

Thank you noherveleger, for your spam comment and for sounding like some venereal disease specific to Germany.

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