It's really sad, but peppy? Men at Work's 1983 song "Overkill" is depressing. There's very few songs that musically can actually make me melancholic. This is one of those songs. The song is a bit of everything you'd expect from the era. It has a beachy, almost ska guitar, and lots of sax. The song … Continue reading “Overkill” by Men at Work – Music Review
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“Out of Touch” by Hall & Oates – Music Review
Oh look, an earworm! Daryl Hall and John Oates' 1984 hit "Out of Touch" is one of those songs that works. It's not overproduced, it's not loud, it's just existing. Of course, it's almost jingly, and it bores itself into your head. You will find yourself humming it at the most random times. The almost … Continue reading “Out of Touch” by Hall & Oates – Music Review
“Head Over Heels” by Tears for Fears -Music Review
Shopping mall music. SHOPPING. MALL. MUSIC. This week we're reviewing Tears for Fears' 1985 song "Head over Heels". If there was a song that played over the speaker system at every mall in the 1980s, it was this song. It was also apparently in Donnie Darko, which I've never seen, so I'm not tainted by that. The … Continue reading “Head Over Heels” by Tears for Fears -Music Review
“What Have I Done to Deserve This” Pet Shop Boys – Music Review
Pet Shop Boys are a bit too good to be true.
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Music Review: “Promises, Promises” by Naked Eyes
The song you play when your friend bails on you at the last minute. 1983's "Promises, Promises" by Naked Eyes is one of those irritated, but not enraged, songs. The song is literally calling out someone lying to you. "You made me promises, promises, you knew you'd never keep" sounds like something I'd say. "Why … Continue reading Music Review: “Promises, Promises” by Naked Eyes
Music Review: “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House
Melancholic church organ? Crowded House's 1986 hit "Don't Dream It's Over" is one of those songs where you simultaneously smile and cry when listening to it. It's a sad song that reminds you of the good times. This song is the end of the road song. It's the song that plays at the end of … Continue reading Music Review: “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House
Music Review: “Hold me Now” by the Thompson Twins
Stereotypical 80s prom music. 1983's "Hold Me Now" by the Thompson Twins (neither twins nor was anybody actually named Thompson) is one of those songs that refuses to go away. I'm strummy. catchy, and just peppy enough. It's a slow-paced happy song! The song is incredibly simple, and is really made for slow dancing, or … Continue reading Music Review: “Hold me Now” by the Thompson Twins
Music Review: “The Promise” by When in Rome
Employee training video music for an employee training video world. When in Rome's 1988 hit "When in Rome" is that end of the movie music you expect. This is probably why it was played at the end of Napoleon Dynamite. There's nothing offensive about this song. It has that smooth, synthy sound. The lyrics are so … Continue reading Music Review: “The Promise” by When in Rome