80’s Monday – Paul Simon

Back at the end of 2010, I began a little Monday morning regular on my blog called 80’s Monday. The purpose was to post videos of favourite songs from that ever-cheesy, yet good, period known as the 80’s. Born in 79, that period was the decade of which I cut my teeth on music.

It’s been a while since I posted an 80’s music segment, and I cannot say for sure I will do this every Monday. But I wanted to post a song I’ve been listening to quite a bit these days. It’s Paul Simon’s You Can Call Me Al. Growing up, I never knew the name of bands or the titles of songs. I simply knew the hook, the easily memorable part of the song (usually the chorus). And normally what I thought it said was not fully what the lyrics said. Needless to say, this is true of the song You Can Call Me Al. Thankfully my friend just recently lent me the Paul Simon album, Graceland, which has this particularly track on it. Maybe I’ll catch a bit more Paul Simon fever…and learn the words. Continue reading

80’s Monday – Tiffany

Ok, I expect some weird looks after posting this 80’s video of Tiffany and her hit, I Think We’re Alone Now. But any 80’s music lover will know Tiffany. She’s up there as a top artist from the 80’s. Hence you find her here on my 80’s Monday.

80’s Monday – Cyndi Lauper

I must admit it. I love 80’s music.

I know! I must be crazy. But there is something about those cheesy love songs with keyboard pads and electronic drums that draw me in. Well, it probably has more to do with the fact that I grew up listening to the local radio station in Memphis that played the top hits of the 80’s (FM100). Most of my time listening to the radio was in my dad or mom’s car on the way to wherever.

So, in honour of my love for 80’s music, I thought I would post top 80’s videos each Monday. I hope you enjoy, but if you don’t, at least watch the videos and get a good chuckle.

The first post is of two hits by Cindy Lauper – Time After Time and True Colors.