Reversing the Numbness

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

We're going to the mountains this weekend to celebrate the DM's birthday and (hopefully) have a weekend of relaxation. I'm excited about it, so I'm in the mood for fun music. Let's go with a simple, repeat theme here: '80s music.

Please post links to the songs you're requesting, and feel free to respond to others' suggestions.

I'll get it started with a classic song by The Cure:


getto said...

Wish I had more, but...
Happy Birthday, DM. Hope you guys have a great weekend.

Clash said...


I’ve had that same feeling during these heavy times. Here’s to bringing back some good memories with songs you don’t have to think too much about.

Have fun this weekend my friend.


Tainted Love

99 Red Ballons

I Wanna Rock!

Heat of the Moment w/a twist

Rock Lobster

When I’m With You..Sheriff…That’s right, I ain’t scared!



I'm The Chez said...

My suggestion:

Go to and create a new radio station called 80s music and see what all comes up.

SleekPelt said...

Welcome, I'm the Chez! Wow, two Chezs up in this joint. While I'm a lover of Pandora, I prefer to get suggestions from humans when it comes to Friday Music. Anything specific you'd like to add to today's playlist?

The Dalai Mama said...

Damn. I just realized we don't have Xinha on here now, so no hyperlinking. Sorry.


Talking Heads:

Thomas Dolby:

The Dalai Mama said...

Oh, and is that pic of Duckie and Andie up at the top supposed to represent you and me? Heehee!

*dalyn said...

can't go wrong with the 80's!
Duran Duran- Hungry Like The Wolf
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These
B-52's - Rock Lobster

tüth+gnail said...

Cemetry Gates—The Smiths

Bela Lugosi's Dead—Bauhaus

Collapsing New People—Fad Gadget

Headhunter—Front 242

So What—Ministry

Smalltown Boy—Bronski Beat

Rise—Public Image Limited

Smothered Hope—Skinny Puppy

Gentlemen Take Polaroids—Japan

Christine—Siouxsie and the Banshees

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Happy birthday, DM! Aah, the magical '80s. Back when music was not so serious. Back when music was dead serious. How we miss it sometimes. Damn it! tüth+gnail beat me to Bronski Beat! Oh well, much more in the archives...

Eurythmics | Missionary Man - A set of pipes to match that set of stems.

Duran Duran | All She Wants Is - one of the most underappreciated DD tracks. Ever.

This Mortal Coil | Song To The Siren - The 4AD label's short-lived "superband".

Boom Boom Room | Here Comes The Man - One-hit wonders, sure. But what a hit!

Mel and Kim | Respectable - Standard StockAitkenWaterman fare, which means it's instantly catchy.

Peter Gabriel | Sledgehammer - Oh yes, it's white man's funk time!

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Hey! I've posted that Fad Gadget song before! It's one of my absolute favourites! Frank Tovey, R.I.P.

Rob Zero said...

I'm gonna be the party pooper, Rock Lobster fans. That song was actually released in 1978 as a single and '79 as an album track.

Ok, now that the nitpicking is out of the way, here are some of my favorite songs from the 80s:

A Million Miles Away

Alex Chilton

Turning Japanese

Shenzi Rubani said...

Wired Train brings me back to the 80's, I use to really like their tunes.

tüth+gnail said...

Hey Electric Orchid Hunter
Brilliant choice on This Mortal Coil! 4AD in general produced many additions to my CD/vinyl collection. I've drawn so much inspiration from 4AD album art and Vaughan Oliver is by far my favourite designer.

OT: (Useless tidbit—Any guy who can shove his testicle through a heart-shaped cardboard cutout and make it look as cool as he did is a-ok in my books. Check out the liner notes for the song "Divine Hammer" on The Breeders "Last Splash". Vaughan Oliver = Genius!)