Thurday Music Theme : Music of the Eighties.

Hello  everyone  Bear  has allowed  me to pick  this weeks  theme , I  know  I do  not  always  join in   but I  do love  to when I can! Well I have picked The Music  Of  The Eighties .

In 1983 I was 30yrs old I had  three  children, infact I had  just  had  my  last  boy!

The  first  song  I pick is  Take On ME  By A-Ha : It was revolutionary to  me  and the video  so so  clever.

Nothing  says  eighties  more  The Eye Of  The Tiger by  Survivor. The  raw determinstiion  in the song  and the video ! WooW  it takes  me back to 1982  every  time I hear it . I was pregnant with our  youngest  and my  Mum was well  and had  not had any her  strokes  and was staying  with us …… I miss  my  Mum!

Now 1983 The  voice f the Eighties  Bonnie Tyler . Boy  she was something  and she is still  singing! I thought she was etheral  and I wanted  to be her!

Then of course  another  of  my  favourite  female singer  song writer  in colaberation  with  her one  time partner Dave Stewart in Eurithmics  The  lyrics  the Look , someone else I want  to emulate. I only  manage  to get  the nerve to have my  hair  cropped  and coloured in  late forties! ..In my  defence I did break out!

I seem to be  stuck in 1983  here  but t was a year  and a half  for music. The  Police . Every Breath  You Take. Everyone  loved  this  and it was popular  for  wedding  videos… we did not hav DVDs  yet!  Trouble  was  the song is  not  a love  song  it very threating  and about  a stalker.

The  film of  1983  for  me was Flash Dance I had  jus  had  a child  after  an eight year gap  and I started to panic  …. so  when the boys  were at school  and  the baby was asleep  I would  dance  to the sound track  while doing  the chores!!  I have not  picked  the obvious  track  but  my  favourite  Maniac  By Michael Sombrello  

Okay 1981  The Australian group  Men at  Work  took us  all by  storm. The video alone is an eye opener  not to mention the fabulous lyrics  and tune ! Love  love love .

I really  must  apologise  I have got  stuck  in my own personal  journey I  do hope  you have not been  board. I could  go on and on  but I am going to top here  with  Toto‘s Africa ..just  brilliant . Any  song  that in cludes  the line “As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti I seek to cure what’s deep inside, frightened of this thing that I’ve become” is  just awesome !

I do hope  o enjoyed  my  trip  down memory lane.

Please  check out  the other Themeists.





35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 13:25:38

    a list attached to my heart via my old cassette player… the 80s was not only the decade of all this great music but the decade of my marriage… I shall stop talking now and go enjoy this music! ❤


    • willowdot21
      Feb 12, 2015 @ 13:29:13

      I am so glad that this post has touched you in a good way, it was a decade of good and bad and many advances but like you I have great memories! Enjoy the music! ❤


  2. thespiritkeepers
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 14:23:29

    OMG the dancing. I know I am dating myself and these songs take me back to some great memories. Sweet dreams my favorite. Thanks for taking me back down memory lane.


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  4. Lisa
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 15:00:25

    A winner on every song! You rock, Willow! ❤ ❤ ❤


  5. TanGental
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 16:20:28

    Yep a toe-tapper for sure – actually and up on the table tapper. There was a thing on the radio today about 1983 and the birth of sextuplets in Liverpool to the Walton family. The six are now 31! Now that does date me, remembering all the news about that and wondering, how the bloody hell did they cope? Thanks Willow.


    • willowdot21
      Feb 12, 2015 @ 17:05:58

      Re the triplets I heard a programme yesterday… How did they cope I dont know! He took a year off work, brave man! I had two boys 8yrs and 10yrs and a new baby and I struggled! .. Back to the music it was blood great wasn’t it and I think I might even be older than you if not we could be twins!! … not sextupletts … my baby is 32 this year the oter two well you can work that out! 🙂 xxxx


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  7. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 19:47:22

    Wow, Willow. I don’t even listen to the radio anymore. I’d forgotten all these and I loved every single one of them. Thanks for a walk down memory lane. ❤ ❤


  8. bearspawprint
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 19:57:05

    I am so glad you chose this theme, So much happened in the 80s … how did all fit in? We must have all been like multi-armed goddesses, trying to be liberated, independent and perfect wives and mothers in a traditional sense all at once. Not to mention all the other … stuff. ❤ ❤


  9. markbialczak
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 21:13:05

    Your era is my era, Willow. Great picks. Much later I got to see Collin Hay of Men at Work solo in concert, and he was fabulous still!


  10. 1EarthUnited
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 21:14:02

    Really wonderful and memorable songs! I got to know 80s songs by singing them at retro 80s karaoke night, they’re so much fun esp. all those great love songs!
    Thanks for sharing a bit of history Willow, Toto is a really great band! 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Feb 13, 2015 @ 07:16:48

      It was a life changing decade for me and the music was different to any other. I suppose you could say that of any decade but it has survived and is still being played at retro do and on the radio. I am glad you enjoyed it. It was special for me.


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  12. MichelleMarie
    Feb 13, 2015 @ 03:28:46

    I love all of these and being stuck in the 80s is a perfect place to me! I immediately had some wonderful memory flash backs! I loved Flash Dance! I saw that movie 5 times love this post!


    • willowdot21
      Feb 13, 2015 @ 07:09:53

      Yes it was a brilliant era so glad you enjoyed the post, and Flashdance was just seminal!! ❤


      • MichelleMarie
        Feb 13, 2015 @ 15:00:24

        A little secret about that…..I have always been a fitness person but when I was younger I was a gymnast so that music was right up my alley. I literally loved to dance to that song. My favorite part was the football run she does…..wonderful workout. Of course I’m a lot older but OMG I still love that! Makes me smile just thinking about it! ❤

      • willowdot21
        Feb 13, 2015 @ 15:25:04

        It still lifts me and I am older too! 🙂

  13. bejamin4
    Feb 13, 2015 @ 09:30:04

    All great songs. The 80’s is home to a lot of wonderful music and musicians!


    • willowdot21
      Feb 13, 2015 @ 11:38:41

      It certainly was a brilliant era full of great music big hair and horrendous fashion. Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂


      • bejamin4
        Feb 14, 2015 @ 00:10:34

        I think some of fashion is coming back around, not so much the brilliant music yet :(. Great post! Have a wonderful evening. Happy Valentine’s Day!

      • willowdot21
        Feb 14, 2015 @ 07:02:38

        You are right about the fashion it isvon avhuge loop, nothing new under the sun. Same about the music but the younger ones always have to have their music…Happy Valentine’s day to you too. xx

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