Sunday, November 28, 2010

And now... we dance! (Yet another '80s flashback blog post)

Anyone get that reference? Anyone? Anyone?

If you guessed "Mike Myers as Dieter from the Saturday Night Live sketch Sprockets," you are absolutely correct!

Anyway, I am, for some reason, in total 1980s flashback mode this weekend, specifically 1980s techno-pop or alternative/new wave British dance music mode. You know, stuff like Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough"...

Bronski Beat's "Why?"...

And "Don't Go" by Yaz (or Yazoo).

If I could have found more videos for Yaz, specifically for "Situation*," which my friend, Emma, used to call "Blue Mouth," I would have posted them all here. I totally (heart) Yaz.

So what music makes you want to put on your your your your boogie shoes? This is the part of the blog post where we leave comments.

UPDATED: Ooo... look what I just found! [H/T to a certain blonde currently living in Bangkok.]

When last I looked for "Mirror in the Bathroom" by The English Beat, I couldn't find it anywhere. Doing happy dance now.

*Note: Many thanks to FOB Dave S. for reminding me that the song was called "Situation," NOT "Move Out," as I had originally written. (Hanging head in shame.)


EMM said...

Erasure is always at the top of the list, as well as the Cure. But sometimes, just for fun, a little Culture Club is good for the soul.

I was in current music heaven the other night when back to back I heard La Roux' "Bullet Proof" and my new fave from Far East Movement, "Like a G6".

J. said...

@EMM, just watched Culture Club "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" and am feelin' fly like a G6.