Flashback – Music Of The 80s

I hope I’m not that old to be the only one who remembers music from the 80s…Back then, I was an Anglecized prude and only listened to English numbers (does anybody use the word ‘numbers’ anymore’?) I looked down on people who watched Hindi movies and listened to Hindi film songs…Needless to say, things have changed since then…Anyway, my older sister was the one who ‘brought’ the music into our household (my parents being true-blue Bengalis listened to Rabindra Sangeet which I can’t stand and also Cliff Richards and the Beatles – the latter I adore and thankfully my husband does too)…

Some of the songs my sister listened to (older, naturally) and therefore I listened to (since she had the control of the 2-in-1) were:
1) Call Me – Blondie
2) Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd (I forced her to listen to this…She didn’t like it…Still my favourite)
3) Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen (one of my all time favs…My friend (who was in a band and who still plays) sang it for me at the SRCC (Shriram College of Commerce, Delhi) annual festival in the 90s
4) Funkytown – Lipps Inc. – I’ve been looking for this on the web to download bit can’t find it…One of the best…
5) Working My Way Back To You-Forgive Me Girl – Spinners – What happened to them?
6) Celebrations – Kool & the gang
7) Physical _ Olivia Newton John (Gosh! Those were the days!)
8) AbraCaDabra – Steve Miller Band (I can’t forgive myself for listening to this…Didi’s fault!)
9) You can do the music – America (still like the song)
10) Down Under – Men At Work (chorus: Do you come from a land down under? Where women glow and men plunder? Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?You better run, you better take cover
11) Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart (my husband hates it…According to him, this is the ultimate ‘chick’ song)
12) Take a look at me now – Phil Collins
13) Footloose – Kenny Loggins (who can forget this!!!!)
14) The heart of Roch ‘N’ roll – Huey Lewis and the News
15) Careless Whispers – Wham! (who can forget them…I had all their albums…Now I wonder why)
16) Everybody wants to rule the world – Tears for fear
17) Take on me – A-Ha (what happened to them?)
18) View to a kill – Duran Duran (my sister’s favourite…She still loves Duran Duran)
19) Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams (my second concert was a Bryan Adams one in Bombay (Brabourne) in the early 90s…My first was a Bon Jovi concert in Sydney in 1989…Album name : New Jersey)
20) Into the groove – Madonna
21) Hold Me Now – Thompson Twins
22) Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
23) Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
24) Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles (my sis and I were supposed to go for their concert in Sydney but it got cancelled and we went for the Bon ovi one – Thank god!)
25) Manic Monday – The Bangles
26) I still haven’t found what I’m looking for – U2 (Needless to say, I didn’t get tickets)
27) Tom’s Diner – Suzanne Vega
28) Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby BcFerrin
29) Father Figure – George Michael
30) Kokomo – Beach Boys (wasn’t Tom Cruise a dream in ‘Cocktail’? Then he started Jumping on Oprah’s couch – hmmm…Scientology kills)
31) Candle In The Wind – Elton John
32) Red Red Wine – UB40
33) Eternal Flame – Bangles
34) Living Years – Mike and the Mechanics
35) Veronica – Elvis Costello
36) Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx

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