Posts Tagged ‘80’s’

Songs about Sex (or not)

March 26, 2015

1.Rumour Has It-Adele
2.Get Lucky-Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams
3.R U Mine?-Arctic Monkeys
4.She Drives Me Crazy-Fine Young Cannibals
5.Howlin’ for You-The Black Keys
6.We Looked Like Giants-Death Cab For Cutie
7.You Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC
8.Boom-Flight of the Conchords
9.Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?-The Beatles
10.Let’s Spend The Night Together-David Bowie
11.Rebel Yell-Billy Idol
12.What Would You Do-Bastille
13.Come Together-The Beatles
14.Love Removal Machine-The Cult
15.Tyrant-The Bravery
16.Exquisite Corpse-Hedwig And The Angry Inch
17.Enjoy the Silence-Depeche Mode
18.Locked Out of Heaven-Bruno Mars
19.If U Seek Amy-Britney Spears
20.Latch (feat. Sam Smith)-Disclosure


Springtime is good for 80’s Vinyl…

April 3, 2014

Listen Like Thieves by INXS!  

True Colors by Cyndi Lauper

The Smiths are great!!

April 28, 2013

I found myself listening to The Smiths quite a bit lately, and every time I hear them I get this epic feeling of joy.  Joy may not be the right emotion you say.  “How many happy songs do they even have?”  And that, my friends, is the point.  The reasons I love and adore bands like this so much is because of how downright depressing so many of their songs are.  The alienation, the depression, the paranoia, the sick of life motifs?  It feels genuine and real.  There are way too many happy songs out there that completely miss the point, and just feel sugar coated and weak.  A happy song doesn’t necessarily mean a good song.  “Everything is completely fine, and nothing will ever change that,” is a depressing song lyric.  It’s just so phony.  How could I sing that with soul?  It’s why I like say Nirvana, or Radiohead.  The subject matter of the songs is what gives them their power, as disturbed and painful some of the subjects might be, because they reflect on the artists in the truest way.  Could you imagine Morissey singing a truly happy song?  No. If you did, The Smiths would not be remembered today, and everybody would be asking, “who is that again?”