Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rick Springfield, David Bowie, and Duran Duran, all in one place!

It seems that everywhere I go lately, it's the 1980s all over again. While taking my daughter to her tae kwon do class this evening, we came across Rick Springfield singing "Jessie's Girl" on the radio. (Damn, Rick Springfield was hot.) And earlier today, at the gym, I heard both David Bowie's "China Girl" (a classic) and Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" (ditto). So, I figured I'd share. (Btw, I don't know about you guys, but I miss the old MTV, the one that showed great and, okay, not-so-great music videos, and only music videos. I still love Toni Basil singing "Mickey" in that cheerleader getup.)

Note: I wanted to share the original video of Bowie singing "China Girl" (which you can watch here), but got the old "embedding disabled by request" message. So you'll just have to settle for this live version, from Bowie's "Serious Moonlight" tour, which I saw when it was at Madison Square Garden.

Got a fave 1980s video or song you want to share? Leave a comment (preferably with a link).


Edward P. Schwartz said...

You can't beat Money for Nothing by Dire Straits (with Sting). "I want my, I want my, I want my MTV"

EMM said...

Oh baby, just you shut your mouth...shhhhhhh!

Excellent post...the 80's have never left my music collection and the nano is loaded!

What about Remote Control? Launched Colin Quinn and Adam Sandler.

I too want my MTV!!!

Another David S. said...

You want '80s? You want great song? You want kick-butt video? How about Golden Earring's "Twilight Zone"?

Trench coats! Sunglasses! Executions! And oh those leather-clad dancing girls in the dry-ice mist...


Nearly brings a tear to this jaded eye...

J. said...

I shoulda learned to play the guitar
I shoulda learned to play them drums
Look at that mama, she got it stickin in the camera
Man we could have some fun.

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

I now have the world's longest ear worm.

Little Miss Cupcake said...

Like OMG, I was the biggest Duran Duran fan in the 80's. And Rick Springfield? Well, I wished I *was* Jessie's 80's compilation could be complete tho w/out the Material Girl...Holiday, Borderline, Papa Don't Preach and Get into the Groove. I can remember bleaching my hair with Jolene and cutting the feet off my flourescent pink tights like it was yesterday!

J. said...

@LMC: I, too, wished I was Jessie's girl -- and was a big Duran Duran fan. Madonna? Not so much, though "Burnin' Up" has a proud place on my iPod.

Btw, friend of the blog TommyMac71 informs me that Mr. Springfield will be on an upcoming episode of Californication.

Dave S. said...

I will work on getting some links to classic 80s stuff, but in the meantime I will note that I heard an emo/acoustic version of "Jesse's Girl" in the supermarket last week and it sucked hard.