For some reason, I've been hearing a lot of 1980s New Wave music recently -- at restaurants and in shops. And it gets me all nostalgic, it does. (I remember when MTV FINALLY came to Manhattan in 1982 or 1983. My dad had just bought a big projection TV, and I would camp out in his living room, with a bunch of my friends from school, watching videos FOR HOURS. Video not only killed the radio star but my desire to do homework.)
So, it being Throwback Thursday, I thought I'd share a few more of my favorite '80s New Wave songs and videos, like...
"Situation" from Yaz (or Yazoo)...
(Alison Moyet, Adele before there was Adele. Am I right?)
And the Thompson Twins' "Doctor! Doctor!"
I've also been hearing The Cars' "Magic" played a lot.
And I don't know if you heard but Duran Duran has a new album out -- and the group was seemingly everywhere this summer, performing classics, like "Rio," as well as some new tunes.
And how could I (almost) forget Robert Palmer?! Though I have no idea what his "Looking for clues" video is about.
I could go on (and on) -- The Go-Gos! The Bangles! Roxy Music! Howard Jones! The Pet Shop Boys! -- but I will save those artists for another post.
Good dancing to you all!
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