The project continues with my favorite songs of 1983. Read the first post for the detail on this project.
This is another year where I remember the music well, especially the music I heard that summer in the car on my family’s Friday night outings to Lake Quassy amusement park in Connecticut.
Ashokan Farewell – Evan Stover, Jay Ungar, Matt Glaser, Molly Mason & Russ Barenberg
Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
Cruel Summer – Bananarama
Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant
Let The Music Play – Shannon
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Shipbuilding – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics
White Lines – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
And my song of shame for 1983 is Never Gonna Let You Go by Sergio Mendes
No wonder why people hate the music of the 80s <shudder>.
Nevertheless, you probably have a favorite song or two from 1983. Let me know in the comments.
The project continues with my favorite songs of 1979. Read the first post for the detail on this project.
I think this may be the most unlikely collection of songs I’ve brought together yet. My eclecticism is showing, but all of these are special to me in some way.
Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
Hammond Song – The Roches
Heart of Glass – Blondie
Logical Song – Supertramp
Lost in the Supermarket – The Clash
A Message to You, Rudy – The Specials
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Redemption Song – Bob Marley
Theme From New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
And my song of shame for 1979 is You Don’t Bring Me Flowers – Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand
(I went through a Neil Diamond phase as a child. I was a strange youth.)
The project continues with my favorite songs of 1978. Read the first post for the detail on this project.
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
Bongo Man – Jimmy Cliff
Ever Fallen in Love – The Buzzcocks
(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
Mirage – Siouxsie & The Banshees
Take Me I’m Yours – Squeeze
Take Me To The River – Talking Heads
Rock Lobster – The B-52’s
The Robots – Kraftwerk
And my song of shame for 1978 is Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
What are your favorite songs from 1978? Let me know in the comments!