Every Era Of Music Has Its Standouts

     As the Disco era of the Seventies faded, new powers arose to make their mark in popular music. The guitar faded as a dominant instrument, supplanted – though only for a while – by the synthesizer. Some Eighties bands were as fleeting as the life of a mayfly. Others, such as the Pointer Sisters, showed some staying power. But the era, like the ones before it, had its hits. Some of them were as joyous and memorable as anything before or since.

     Wang Chung didn’t last. You might say they “shot their wad” rather quickly. But some of their tunes are among the best the Eighties have to offer. This is my favorite.


    • Steve Walton on September 4, 2021 at 5:26 PM

    Well, I was always partial to ABBA, The Eurythmics, and those guys with the red flower pots on their heads, but that’s just me.

    I guess Devo is more 70s than 80s, but “Whip It” came out in 1980, so it counts.

    • Mike Austin on September 5, 2021 at 3:06 AM

    Soundtrack of the film, “To Live and Die in LA” is superb.

    1. Indeed it is, especially the title track.

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