Sunday, 13 December 2015

"You spin me right round, baby Right round like a record, baby Right round round round"


While driving home one afternoon we were listening to absolute 80s on the radio, it's the station that is always tuned in for when the iPod isn't in the car. An absolutely shockingly awful song came one and I cant for the life of me remember what it was now but what did stick out was the DJ announcing that the song was released in 1984. Me and Opeie were chatting while the radio was on and I explained that the song was released when I was his age, This had Opeie asking what songs I liked when I was his age. I couldn't answer because honestly I have no recollection of being in to music at all back then.

Our conversation that day started a little game one night with us and Mrs M, to go through all of the big hits of 1984 and pick our 5 favourite tracks each. I was quite shocked to find that some amazing songs had come out that year and it ended up being quite difficult to narrow it down to just 5. Here is what we came up with though.

Opeie:

Last Christmas - Wham!
Radio Gaga - Queen
You spin me right round - Dead or alive
Against all Odds - Phil Collins
and...


Mrs M:

Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Purple Rain - Prince and the New Power Generation
I Just Called To Say I Love You -  Stevie Wonder
Last Christmas - Wham! (clearly a popular song choice)

and...

For Me:

 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - The Smiths
Against All Odds - Phil Collins
Hot For teacher - Van Halen
Purple Rain - Prince and the New Power Generation

and...


It was interesting to see that we each picked one song from the other two lists. Music is such a huge thing in our house, we sing and dance a lot and Opeie is building quite an extensive and eclectic collection on his iPod. We briefly started working on the year Mrs M was 4 too. It'll be fun to see what 1990 has to offer, Stay tuned (see what I did there!).



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