Author Topic: Cheesy 80's Music  (Read 4240 times)

Hillbilly

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2012, 06:47:12 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8mQwPlp43dY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/8mQwPlp43dY&rel=1</a> (Toto: Africa)

Has one of the most 80s "feels" of any song I can think of.  Particularly the drum lick into the chorus and the key change that follows.  I'm probably influenced by it appearing in the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto:Vice City, which was a celebration in interactive form of the decade (at least, the populist, American version of it).

EDIT: Goddamn, I've just been flicking through the soundtrack.  Here's another gem, from Flock of Seagulls.  Speaks of 80s teen movie to me:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0_Pq0xYr3L4&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/0_Pq0xYr3L4&rel=1</a>

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #51 on: June 09, 2012, 07:01:33 pm »
I'm not sure I can endure the whole thread, but wasn't nearly everything in the 80's cheesy?   Might be quicker to mention things that weren't ... t'would be a shorter thread.

Currently I'm sitting in the bar of a Russian hotel where there's a wedding reception in progress, it's an 80s cheese fest ... apart from Depeche mode of course  :thumbsup:

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2012, 07:02:37 pm »
I'm not sure I can endure the whole thread, but wasn't nearly everything in the 80's cheesy?   Might be quicker to mention things that weren't ... t'would be a shorter thread.
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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2012, 07:18:10 pm »
I'm not sure I can endure the whole thread, but wasn't nearly everything in the 80's cheesy?   Might be quicker to mention things that weren't ... t'would be a shorter thread.
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AndyK

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2012, 07:37:49 pm »

We seem to have touched a nerve with AndyK; I think he may actually have a large collection of Hit Factory records  :o



And you'd be wrong. I just find all this student-union snobbery towards anything deemed 'uncool' a tad tiresome.

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2012, 08:08:04 pm »

We seem to have touched a nerve with AndyK; I think he may actually have a large collection of Hit Factory records  :o



And you'd be wrong. I just find all this student-union snobbery towards anything deemed 'uncool' a tad tiresome.
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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2012, 10:57:57 am »
Roseanna - Toto (?)
Rabbit - Chas n Dave

Someone nominated 99 Red Balloons - I must confess to having rather liked that at the time (but I was in Germany at the time on a school exchange and I was only 14!)
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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2012, 11:13:12 am »
Almost everyone who was a British teenager in the 1980s remembers the TOTP performance as the first time they saw a woman with hairy armpits.
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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2012, 08:09:39 pm »
Buck's Fizz - The Land of Make Believe
Boy Meets Girl - Waiting for a Star to Fall
Aneka - Japanese Boy
Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart
Debbie Gibson - Shake Your Love
John Farnham - You're The Voice
Matchbox - When You Ask About Love
Latin Quarter - Radio Africa
Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme
Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven
Chris de Burgh - Lady in Red
Patrick Swayze - She's Like The Wind
In Deep - Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
Miami Sound Machine - Dr Beat
Lionel Richie - Hello
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Junior - Mama Used to Say
Five Star - Rain or Shine

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Hillbilly

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2012, 08:47:36 pm »
Im going to up the stakes:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/sFacWGBJ_cs&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/sFacWGBJ_cs&rel=1</a>

Pissed all over Midge Ure and what was probably one of the best songs of the 80s (if not one of the best songs of all time)  :facepalm:

I put this forward as a pinnacle of the genre of soap star songstrel:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/E66uNEzBWvk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/E66uNEzBWvk&rel=1</a>

For some reason, I still remember the Mary Whitehouse Experience joke that if it had another note, it would have been "anyone can fall in custard".  Milky milky  ;)

(PS: the 80s had some great music.  I could probably rattle off a list of awesomeness that would no doubt have featured in my early teenage mix tapes, created on my tape-to-tape "boom box" from copies from the charts on a Sunday evening.  Complete with the click and whirr of the pause button being pressed).

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #60 on: June 11, 2012, 10:53:00 am »
I can (and regularly do) sing the chorus to Shaddap You Face (much to the consternation of my wife, the cats, and passing strangers).

I also hum Baltimora's fabulous Tarzan Boy very loudly every time my train pulls into Baltimore station. I can't help myself. One day Amtrak Police will remove me.

Also, Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart, you get that in your head, it takes glorious weeks to get rid of it. When I die they're going to have encase my iTunes library in concrete for next 40,000 years to make it safe.
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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #61 on: June 11, 2012, 12:32:34 pm »
I'd put forward, Funkytown as one of those cheesy guilty pleasures. It was 1980, so on the cusp of the 70s, it even manages to incorporate 'Sunshine of your Love' by Cream into its structure.
It seems to have generated an amusing line in comments.
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Some of you are too young to understand. This video is a LITERAL depiction of what the 70s were like on a daily basis. You'd walk down the street and come across a short haired wild eyed blond funking out. There was always a brunette in a see-through blouse not far behind. The technology of the era guaranteed that people were always followed by multiple mirrored images of themselves. Reagan banned that tech in 1980. On every horizon was a giant moon, lights, lasers and a huge ass disco ball!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6pg18bJt-A&feature=related

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #62 on: June 11, 2012, 12:50:52 pm »
I've always rather liked that track. It's... disco funky! But the video, which I've never seen before, is pure


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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #63 on: June 11, 2012, 06:49:46 pm »
Hey!  I had Joe Dolce (Joe Dolce Music Theatre, technically) on page 1!
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #64 on: June 11, 2012, 07:42:06 pm »
I like how the percussion on Funky Town is essentially someone hitting pans with spoons.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #65 on: June 11, 2012, 07:43:51 pm »
Oh, for the playlist, Kissing with Confidence by Willpowers.
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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #66 on: June 11, 2012, 07:48:23 pm »
"Do you have spinach on your teeth?"
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #67 on: June 11, 2012, 07:49:50 pm »
Is your breath fresh? Is your deodorant strong enough?
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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #68 on: June 11, 2012, 08:31:23 pm »