Monday, November 25, 2013

Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth

One of Sonic Youth's best albums, Daydream Nation is from 1988. The album is one of the strongest from the 80s and still sounds very modern today.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Live Aid

Live Aid was a July 13th, 1985 concert held for Ethiopian famine. It was held in two different locations simultaneously; Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia. The concerts featured major music artists. Sade, Phil Collins, Sting, U2, Queen, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Black Sabbath, Duran Duran, and many others.

The Phantom of the Opera

The musical The Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway on January, 26th 1988. It is still running today after over 10,000 performances. It is the longest running show in Broadway history. Today, The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most famous musicals in the world.

Friday, November 22, 2013

USA for Africa

USA for Africa, a group of over 40 music artists; including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, and many others who recorded the song "We Are the World" in 1985. The song was to help with humanitarian aid in Africa. The single sold over 15 million copies around the world.

Michael Jackson's Thriller

Released in 1983, Michael Jackson's Thriller is an almost 14 minute long music video for his song "Thriller". The video is famous for its zombie dance sequence. It is now considered one of the best music videos ever made.

Cats

The musical Cats opened on Broadway on October, 7th 1982. It ran until September 10th, 2000. After 7,485 performances at the Winter Garden Theater, it is the second longest running show in Broadway history. Today, Cats is one of the most famous musicals in the world.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Strawberry Fields

Opening in 1985, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre memorial located in Central Park in New York City, dedicated to the memory of John Lennon. Strawberry Fields is named after The Beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever".

Second British Invasion

The Second British Invasion happened in the mid 1980s when music artists from the United Kingdom became popular in the United States. Some of the artists are A Flock of Seagulls, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, The Human League, and Wham!.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Rolling Stones - GRRR!

GRRR!

This big collection from 2012 has many of The Rolling Stones' songs from the 60s to the 10s; the 2012 new song "Doom and Gloom". Some of my favorite 60s songs are "The Last Time", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Paint It, Black", "Under My Thumb", "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?", "Ruby Tuesday", "Let's Spend the Night Together", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "You Can't Always Get What You Want", "Gimme Shelter", "Street Fighting Man", and "She's a Rainbow". The 70s songs "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" and "Miss You". The 80s songs "Emotional Rescue", "Start Me Up", and "Mixed Emotions". The 90s songs "Highwire" and "Love Is Strong". The 00s songs "Streets of Love" and "Don't Stop". I also like their Forty Licks and Live Licks albums.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

80s girl group songs

I listed some 80s songs I like by girl groups. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

Hazy Shade of Winter - by The Bangles
Jump (For My Love) - by The Pointer Sisters
My Heart Skips a Beat - by The Cover Girls

80s girl group songs

I listed some 80s songs I like by girl groups. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

He's So Shy - by The Pointer Sisters
Let Me Be the One - by Exposé
Manic Monday - by The Bangles
Point of No Return - by Exposé
Venus - by Bananarama

80s girl group songs

I listed some 80s songs I like by girl groups. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

Because of You - by he Cover Girls
I'm So Excited - by The Pointer Sisters
Seasons Change - by Exposé
Show Me - by The Cover Girls
Slow Hand - by The Pointer Sisters

80s girl group songs

I listed some 80s songs I like by girl groups. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

Come Go with Me - by Exposé
Cruel Summer - by Bananarama
Inside Outside - by The Cover Girls
It's Raining Men - by Weather Girls
Walk Like an Egyptian - by The Bangles

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Michael Jackson - HIStory on Film, Volume II

HIStory on Film, Volume II

This DVD is a great collection of Michael Jackson's music videos from the 80s and 90s. From 1997, it has his videos for "Beat It", "Liberian Girl", "Smooth Criminal", "Thriller", "Scream", "Childhood" (Theme from Free Willy 2), "You Are Not Alone", "Earth Song", "They Don't Care About Us", "Stranger in Moscow", and "Blood on the Dance Floor". There is a also a 80s live performance of "Billie Jean" and a 1995 live performance where he sings several of his songs. An option to have the lyrics seen at the bottom of the screen during the videos is also here. I also like his Thriller, Bad, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, and This Is It albums.

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Thriller

Thriller is one of the best albums ever. From 1982, it is my favorite Michael Jackson album. The album was incredibly popular during the 80s and still is today. My favorite songs are "Beat It", "Billie Jean", "Thriller", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", "The Girl Is Mine", and "Human Nature", but all the songs on the album are good. Thriller 25 deluxe edition is from 2008, and has a lot of extras. Seven bonus tracks, videos, live performances, and a 48 page color booklet. The lyrics to all the songs are also here. Some of the new songs are "Beat It 2008" (with Fergie), "Billie Jean 2008" (with Kanye West), "The Girl Is Mine 2008" (with Will.I.Am.), and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008" (with Akon). Thriller is a must hear album. I also like his Bad, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, and This Is It albums, and HIStory on Film, Volume II DVD.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Janet Jackson - Live in Hawaii

Live in Hawaii

This concert is from 2002, at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. It has many of Janet Jackson's songs from the 80s and 90s. The crowds are lively, the set designs for the songs are colorful, and there are several outfit changes during the show. Some 80s songs are "Control", "Nasty", "What Have You Done for Me Lately", "Rhythm Nation", "Miss You Much", "Black Cat", and "When I Think of You". The 90s songs "If", "Again", "That's the Way Love Goes", and "Runaway". I also like her Control, Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, and Design of a Decade 1986/1996 albums.

Friday, March 30, 2012

80s love songs

I listed some 80s love songs I like. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

Being with You - by Smokey Robinson
Sweet Dreams - by Air Supply
You and I - by Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995)

Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995)

This collection has many songs by rock band Def Leppard from the 80s and 90s, including my favorite 80s song by them "Love Bites". Some other songs I like are "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Animal", "Rocket", "Armageddon It", "Rock of Ages", and "Bringin' On the Heartbreak".

Thursday, February 23, 2012

In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003

In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003

This collection has many songs by R.E.M. from the 80s to the early 00s. The band R.E.M. has a great sound and plays very well. My favorite 80s song is "Stand". The 90s songs "Man on the Moon", "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?", "Losing My Religion", "E-Bow the Letter", "Daysleeper", and "Everybody Hurts". The 00s songs "Bad Day" and "Imitation of Life". A great collection of their songs for R.E.M. fans.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Phil Collins - ...Hits

...Hits

...Hits has many songs by Phil Collins from the 80s and 90s. My favorite 80s songs are "Another Day in Paradise", "Easy Lover" (with Philip Bailey), "You Can't Hurry Love", "Two Hearts", "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)", "One More Night", "Sussudio", and "In the Air Tonight". I also like the 90s song "True Colors".

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

The most famous musical ever, The Phantom of the Opera has a great story and music. From London's Royal Albert Hall in 2011, the 25th Anniversay has a great cast and performances. The show has a large orchestra which is behind and above the stage. The stage is also used for the sets. The costumes for all the characters are extremely well done and very colorful. The Phantom of the Opera is set in 1911 in Paris, France, with the time then rolling back to 1881. The main characters are the mysterious Phantom of the Opera and his love for singer Christine Daaé. Raoul is also in love with Christine and attempts to capture the Phantom. Some of my favorite songs are "Overture", "Angel of Music", "The Phantom of the Opera", "The Music of the Night", and "Why Have You Brought Me Here?/Raoul, I've Been There". The original 1986 cast is also here, including Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford. They are brought on stage after the show ends and perform many songs with the current cast. This 25th Anniversary performance of this musical is a must see.

Friday, February 10, 2012

80s rock songs

I listed some 80s rock songs I like. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

Danger Zone - by Kenny Loggins
Easy Lover - by Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
Footloose - by Kenny Loggins
Sailing - by Christopher Cross
The Search Is Over - by Survivor

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

80s electronic dance songs

I listed some 80s electronic dance songs I like. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

Because of You - by The Cover Girls
Funkytown - Lipps Inc
Pump Up the Jam - by Technotronic

80s electronic dance songs

I listed some 80s electronic dance songs I like. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

Cross My Broken Heart - by The Jets
Don't You Want Me - by The Human League
Inside Outside - by The Cover Girls
My Heart Skips a Beat - by The Cover Girls
Show Me - by The Cover Girls

80s electronic dance songs

I listed some 80s electronic dance songs I like. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

I Think We're Alone Now - by Tiffany
I'm So Excited - by The Pointer Sisters
It's Raining Men - by Weather Girls
Jump (For My Love) - by The Pointer Sisters
Some Like It Hot - by The Power Station

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Best of The Pointer Sisters

The Best of The Pointer Sisters

The Pointer Sisters are a girl group with songs in many music genres; R&B, soul, pop, gospel, and others. This collection has their songs from the 70s and 80s. Songs from the 70s I like are "Fire" and "Happiness". The 80s songs "He's So Shy", "Slow Hand", "Automatic", "Jump (For My Love)", "I'm So Excited", and "Neutron Dance".

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Commodores - The Ultimate Collection

The Ultimate Collection

This collection has songs by the Commodores from the 70s and 80s. Their songs are funk, soul, and R&B. Some of my favorites are the 70s songs "Slippery When Wet", "Brick House", "Machine Gun", "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", and "Still". I also like the 80s song "Nightshift".

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya

Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya

This collection has songs by Enya from the 80s and 90s, including my favorite song "Orinoco Flow". Some other songs I like are "Anywhere Is", "Only If", "Storms in Africa", "Watermark", "Caribbean Blue", and "Book of Days".

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Cover Girls songs

I listed some 80s songs I like by The Cover Girls. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

Because of You
Inside Outside
My Heart Skips a Beat
Show Me

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

This collection has many hard rock and punk rock songs by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts from the 80s to the 00s. My favorite 80s songs are "I Love Rock 'n Roll", "Bad Reputation", "Cherry Bomb", "I Hate Myself for Loving You", "Love Is Pain", "Light of Day", and "The French Song". The 90s songs "I Want You", "Backlash", and "Activity Grrrl". The 00s song "A.C.D.C.".

Thursday, January 5, 2012

80s rock songs

I listed some 80s rock songs I like. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

Abracadabra - by Steve Miller Band
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - by Christopher Cross
Doctor! Doctor! - by Thompson Twins
Here Comes the Rain Again - by Eurythmics
Hold Me Now - by Thompson Twins

Sunday, January 1, 2012

80s electronic dance songs

I listed some 80s electronic dance songs I like. They are all on my must hear 80s songs list.

Addicted to Love - by Robert Palmer
I Didn't Mean to Turn You On - by Robert Palmer
Let the Music Play - by Shannon
Prove Your Love - by Taylor Dayne
Tell It to My Heart - by Taylor Dayne

The Essential Cyndi Lauper

The Essential Cyndi Lauper

This collection has many songs by Cyndi Lauper from the 80s and 90s. Some of my favorite 80s songs are "She Bop", "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time", "True Colors", and "All Through the Night". "Who Let in the Rain" is a good 90s song.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary Concert

Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary Concert

Les Misérables is one of the best musicals ever. From London's O2 Arena in October 2010, the 25th Anniversay Concert has a great cast with all wonderful performances. The show has a very big chorus and three video screens. The stage is also used for some sets. Les Misérables is set in 1815 in France, and follows the stories of Jean Valjean (who is first shown being released from imprisonment after serving 19 years) and many other characters in their struggle for redemption and revolution. Some of my favorite songs are "Prologue: Work Song", "Prologue: What Have I Done?", "I Dreamed a Dream", "The Confrontation", "Castle on a Cloud", and "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables". The original 1985 cast is also here. They are brought on stage after the show ends and perform many songs with the current cast.