Ah, the 1980’s the decade of big hair, big glasses, neon colors, clownish make-up, and pop music that was…well…trendy at least at the time.
Who could forget such meaningful lyrics as “you spin me right round, baby, right round, like a record, baby right round.” or “we got the beat, we got the beat, yeah, we got the beat”? Sheer poetry.
What brought on this wave of nostalgia or was that nausea?
I’ll tell you, I don’t know.
For those lucky enough to lived through the 80’s the following songs will take you down “nightmare street” memory lane. To you younger folks, out there ,they will give you some ammunition to throw at my generation when they tell you how much better our music was then yours was.
So, without further ado here are five very bad pop songs from the 1980’s in no particular order, sure there are tons more, but you wouldn’t want a three page blog post would you? You do?! Well here’s a link for $10,000 dollars and no responsibilities. The rest of you can read this:
1.We got the beat by the go-go’s. (Great name, ain’t it!)
I wish someone would have “beat “me unconscious before this video ended. If the annoying music, the really bad dancing, the not so clever rhyming, and the fact this group just sucks is not enough to make you gouge out your eyes rather than witness that atrocity again, you are better person than I am. I just wanted to go-go far away.
2.You spin me right round by Dead or Alive ( Don’t worry nobody else remembers them, either)
Does the lead singer even know what the hell he is about? Is he a sissy glamor boy, a pirate with really bad hair, or a six armed demi- god? How is spinning some one right round like a record a turn on? I would think that it would be more likely to induce vomiting than to make one amorous. If this dude came near me declaring he “wanted my love” I am just getting the hell out of there! And what the hell is up with all those flags?
3. Nobody’s gonna break my stride by Matthew Wilder ( Another one hit wonder, it is a wonder how it became a hit?)
Kudos for your racial stereotyping there, very original. ( Sarcasm folks) I wish someone would have broke-a- your- vocal chords, so we would not have to be subjected to this stupidity. When the singer sings, “What does that mean?”, that is the last thing he says that makes any kind of sense.
4. I want to be a cowboy by Boy’s Don’t Cry ( I did)
No, thanks for the offer to become your cowgirl. I think you must like them stupid as its inconceivable to the lady riding in your chuck wagon that anyone could have the name of “Ted” and she thinks we have to “imagine it”. Is what this group doing even technically “singing”? Really slow rapping? Anyway it stinks. The only cheery note is that the “Indians” are on the warpath” and one day Ted will “be dead.”
5.O Superman by Laurie Anderson (Yes, we all blocked this one out of our memory)
Admit it you didn’t watch all 8 minutes of this,did you? I can’t blame you a few seconds of ..”O…O….O…” in that electronic -tech voice is enough to make you want to throw something at Laurie and scream, ” Just shut the hell up already!”
The lyrics to this song must have been written while the author was dropping acid, it is only thing that could explain such unexplainability. (Is so a word) Just a guess, because this song is retarded, I think superman is trying to call mom and dad but they ain’t home. For the rest of the song Superman must be taking that acid trip along with Laurie, because nothing makes sense from here on out. At the end we find out “mom” is a chemical military robot. (Don’t believe me look up the lyrics, it is more merciful than listening to the whole song)
So, what really bad pop songs were popular in your youth?