Song of the Week: “Memory” by Violent Femmes


The Violent Femmes are back after a 15 year absence with their new album We Can Do Anything.  By the sounds of their new song it could still be 1983 – which is a good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective.  The song that looks back so far musically is appropriately called “Memory.”

Favorite Songs of 1983


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.