Comments: Another 80s Playlist

Great list! I just miss the Talking Heads. Also, remember Aztec Camera? Or the guys who sang, "Red, red wine"?

Posted by RP at October 16, 2004 03:08 PM

I don't remember Aztec Camera, but I think it was UB40 that sang Red red wine.

Posted by JohnL at October 17, 2004 10:13 PM

Oh, that explains it. I thought they were singing about an Irish radio star named Viddy O'Killed when I heard that song for the first time ever, in a grocery, last week.

Posted by triticale at October 18, 2004 03:36 PM

John, we left out the only important German langauge contributions: 99 Red Balloons; Rock me Amadeus; and anything by the Scorpions (more appropriate for your last disk than this one).

Posted by RP at October 19, 2004 05:50 AM

Heh. You assume they weren't purposely considered and omitted.

(Actually I liked the German versions of both songs better than the English versions that got air play, and my first rock group in high school had a German-speaker who sang Rock Me Amadeus).

I also almost put Autobahn by Kraftwerk on the disc, but I couldn't recall if that was still in the 1970s or in the 1980s yet.

Thanks for all the fun feedback on this silly meme!

Posted by JohnL at October 19, 2004 09:12 PM
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