It was fifty years ago today….
Songs from one of my favorite albums of hers, 99.9 F°.
Because it can’t always be heavy theology, but mostly because–well, Susanna Hoffs!
He’s in the top ten of my favorite 80’s singers (though IMO he’s had a lot of good stuff since then, too; e.g. the video here).
A few years ago a local radio station started a new format and started billing itself as an 80’s music station. I listened to it for awhile, but it was a disappointment. It didn’t play the weird or quirky stuff from that decade, which didn’t surprise me. Most oldies stations do that–they do sort of a Top 10 version of the decade in question. This one didn’t even do that–it was a subset of a Top 10 station, playing some artists–Michael Jackson, the B-52’s, the Eurhythmics, and such–in heavy rotation, with a smattering of others; while many other songs and artists that were very prevalent in the 80’s were nowhere to be heard. Joe Jackson is a case in point–I clearly remember that in the early 80’s, he was wall-to-wall over the airwaves. I don’t think I ever heard him on the station I mentioned. It eventually changed to a generic oldies, playing mostly 70’s with a bit of other stuff. Anyway, I heard “Steppin’ Out” on a grocery store’s sound system this morning, not having heard it in years, and thought it deserved a post. Enjoy!