Monday, September 14, 2009

'80s Monday: Novelties and one-hit wonders

Nothing too deep today, just some fun songs.

"Video killed the Radio Star," The Buggles (1979). This was the first song played on MTV (back when it played videos).

"I Ran," A Flock of Seagulls (1982). They actually had a few more hits in the UK, but this is their only song that I heard more than once. Unfortunately, you can't really see the lead singer's famous hair very well in this video. (I tried combing mine like that a couple of times. but I never had the nerve to go out in public with it.)

"Turning Japanese," The Vapors (1980). It's probably not actually about what everyone says it's about. Although maybe it is.

"Valley Girl," Frank Zappa (1982). I knew girls who talked like this. Without irony.

"Love Plus One," Haircut 100 (1982)

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