Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday 80s Flashback for April 19, 2013

[April 1986 Week 3 - Redux] -- I'm away at a conference this weekend, so I'm pulling out the the Flashback from a year ago and re-posting it. It's a Flashback of a Flashback! (Yeah, I know. You've heard that before ... on this blog ... sorry!). We now join the Flashback already in progress:

If you have been following the Flashback this month (er, a year ago this month), you know that we are reviewing tunes from April 1986, the month and year in which I turned 18. This time around, we are looking at a few songs that charted in the week of April 19, 1986. That's 26 27 years ago this week! After ruling the top spot in the Hot 100 for three weeks (March 29 through April 12, 1986), Falco finally yielded #1 to another artist. Do you recall who that was? Do you know what else was ruling the airwaves that week? Read and hear more after the break.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday 80s Flashback for April 12, 2013

[Guilty Pleasures] -- We all have guilty pleasures, songs we like even though we feel a little embarrassed about it. I'll bet you just thought of two or three of your own guilty pleasures, right? Now, I count more songs post-1990 among my guilty pleasures than within the 80s. This probably seems obvious: It is easy to estimate that more songs were released in the last 20+ years than between 1980 and 1989, and more songs means more candidates for guilty pleasures. So, yeah, there's that. But mostly, if I like a song from the 80s, I'm not embarrassed about it.

Well, mostly.

If you want to know some songs that rank on my list of guilty pleasures, you can read and hear more after the break.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Friday 80s Flashback for April 5, 2013

Monday through Friday, pen and ink and rubber stamps on
graph paper, collage ©2008 by ybonesy. All rights reserved.

[Just on My Mind] -- I don't really have a theme for this week. But a few songs have been playing in my head. Some are in reference to current events. Others are triggered by things that have happened over the past few weeks. Still others have weaseled themselves into my real life and online conversations just because they could. I've picked three of these songs to share with you this week. For a small sampling of tunes that have accompanied me this week, just read and hear more after the break.