Daily 80's Video: Men At Work were definitely one of my favorite 80's bands. Great songs and fun videos. "Down Under" is possibly their biggest hit. Enjoy Colin Hay's great singing, the cheesy yet fun video storyline, and Greg Ham's flute playing. Ham's horn-playing gave Men At Work a distinct sound that helped them stand out from the other 80's acts. Greg Ham passed away in 2012. RIP Get song on iTunes. Get album on Amazon. Get album on iTunes. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial.
Daily 80's Video #28: I don't know what it is but this song really moves me. Everybody remembers Cutting Crew's song, "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight" and to a lesser degree, "I've Been In Love Before," but Cutting Crew had more to offer. Here's another great song, and a moving anti-war message. Enjoy the great music, the celtic vibe, the familiar 80's conceptual video, and Nick Van Eede stirring vocals.
Daily 80's Video #27: Here's one of my favorite artists from the 80's. The funny thing is I didn't realize during the 80's how much I liked Joe Jackson. It wasn't until after the fact, when I was perusing his videos on youtube, and realized, "Dang, I like a lot of Joe Jackson songs!" "It's Different For Girls" would have to be tops on the list. Enjoy Joe Jackson's raw stage persona and attitude, the deceptively complicated chord progression, and just great great song!
Daily 80's Video #26: Here's a great blast from past. Talking heads could always be counted on to provide a great song and borderline strange video and "And She Was" doesn't disappoint. Enjoy the great music, the somewhat fancy-dan effects for back then, and the sadness that comes with listening to the Talking Heads knowing David Byrne still to this day refuses to reform the group.
Daily 80's Video #25: Tears For Fears were one of the 80's greatest groups. Tons of great songs. Here's one of their hits off their first album The Hurting. The Hurting didn't really do much in America. I didn't discover it until 1990 when I got Tears For Fears greatist hits album, Tears Roll Down, which had three songs from The Hurting, "Pale Shelter", "Mad World", and "Change". Since then, cult movies like Donnie Darko have resurrected these older Tears For Fears songs, especially "Mad World". Enjoy the wild 80's haircuts and style, the driving-almost disco bassline, and the bizarre video concept.
Daily 80's Video #24: Eddie Money is another one of those borderline 70's-80's artists. Some late 70's music, like "Two Tickets To Paradise" bled into 80's radio play, and became, basically adopted 80's music. I also chose this video to dispel the myth that the Geico commercial might have created, and that is that Eddie Money is a crazed lunatic, which is how he appears in that awful Geico commercial. So, enjoy vintage Eddie Money, with his wild stage presence and energy, and of course, great voice.
Daily 80's Video #23: Here's a great 80's song that many of you might not remember until you give it a listen. I had forgotten all about it until I was cruising youtube a couple years ago. It feels so good when you rediscover a forgotten gem from the 80's. Enjoy Paul Young butchy lesbian look, the great bass riff, and the odd sea hag women singing back up (a little creepy).
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