For some reason, I’ve been on an eighties music kick, listening to songs by Prince, Michael Jackson, and Air Supply. I have to confess, I’m an old school R&B girl and an old school rocker, which completely baffles my husband. Hands down, the best concerts I’ve ever seen were Earth Wind and Fire, Queen, Styx, Prince, The Rolling Stones, and Def Leppard. I’m so glad to see Duran Duran is still around, but I wonder what happened to groups like Tears for Fears. I must have listened to that song “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” a million times.
Ah…the eighties. Do you guys remember Prince’s movie Purple Rain? When I see the movie now it looks so cheesy, but at the time I was so into the music that I didn’t care. I think my Prince phase lasted at least a decade. I can remember a group of my friends lip-singing “I Would Die 4 U” and winning first place in a CMU (Central Michigan University) mock rock competition. Man that was so much fun. I’d say the only thing about the eighties that I don’t miss is the clothes. Oh, and the hair. Goodness, the hairspray I bought back then could stucco a house.
By now you’ve probably guessed my favorite eighties music artist. I’m going to have to say…Prince. My favorite song by his purple highness is “I Would Die 4 U”.
Don’t leave me hanging here, guys. Tell me some of your favorites eighties songs and artists.