Category Archives: 80’s

Two Hours of 80’s Music for the Weekend

In recognition of the third season of Stranger Things, which dropped yesterday, enjoy a blast from the past with some 80’s music!

The Eurhythmics for the Weekend

Probably my favorite Eurhythmics song.

“Thriller”

Keeping with the Halloween theme for this week.

Radio Gaga

In keeping with yesterday’s Metropolis theme and Friday’s Queen theme.  Enjoy!

Pat Benatar: Metropolis Mix

One could cogently argue that the 1980’s Giorgio Moroder cut of Fritz Lang’s seminal science fiction movie Metropolis is not the best or definitive version.  I would argue, though, that Moroder’s soundtrack for Metropolis is one of the best soundtracks of the 80’s, or, in fact, of that latter part of the last century.  The soundtrack album, though, has different versions of the songs, though, and is in my opinion substantially inferior.  This is most evident with Pat Benatar’s contribution.  She sings “Here’s My Heart”, which recurs throughout the film; and the version in the film is far superior to that on the soundtrack album.  The version above is a spliced-together mix of the movie version of the song.  Despite the inferior production values of the album version, Benatar does great on it; but in the movie version, she sings like an angel.  I dare you not to fall in love with her after listening to this!  😉

The Pretenders for the Weekend (Again)

 

A live version of a song from my favorite Pretenders album, Learning to Crawl.

The Pretenders for the Weekend

 

My favorite Pretenders song of all time.  ❤

A Rare, Retro Team-up

A different take on “Wouldn’t It Be Good”, with Howard Jones as guest.

The Best of Depeche Mode, Volume 1 for the Weekend

Alan Parsons for the Weekend