Sunday, January 03, 2010

80's One Hit Wonders

I was watching Top 100 80's One Hit Wonders on Vh1, and these ones really stood out. As always, remember to hit pause on the music player along the left side before hitting play on the videos.

"Under the Milky Way" by The Church. This song is so moody and beautiful.

"Lunatic Fringe" by Red Rider. I've always loved this song, but it's one of those songs that sounds shittier once you see the video. So, I'm going to find a youtube without the piss poor video. That way maybe you'll like it too. This song always makes me think of the film Vision Quest (1985) starring Matthew Modine as a high school wrestler doing a slightly older woman in Linda Fiorentino. The soundtrack also had "Crazy for You" by Madonna and "Only the Young" by Journey. But, who of you remembers that the lead singer of Red Rider was Tom Cochrane who would have a shittier song that was a hit in the early 1990's, "Life Is a Highway?"

"Boom Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room)" by Paul Lekakis. This poor fellow had a monster drug habit, started prostiting himself, and now he has AIDS. I never would have thought of this song again had it not been for this special. This one holds up . . . not at all. It sucks, and I can't believe I liked it, but I was only like 11-years-old, so we'll let it slide.


Grant Miller said...

I've not seen "Vision Quest" in some time. I may have to don my Members Only jacket and watch it sometime.

Jenni said...

I VIVIDLY remember singing the chorus to "Boom Boom Boom" in the car and my mom being HORRIFIED!

I will now have that song in my head for the next five days, so thanks for that.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Grant: It's still a good time to watch a movie about high school wrestling. "Lunatic Fringe!"

Jeni: Yeah. I'm horrified too, only not because it's offensive but because it's just so very crappy. : )

JerseySjov said...

that paul lekakis has some moves on him, dang. i haven't seen a pony prance like that in a long time.
have you ever heard mc luscious "boom! i fucked your boyfriend"? it uses a lil sound clip from it.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Jersey: Yes, Jov. He could work it. He was gay. Those gay men could move their hips, and yes, I remember the "I F'd Your BF" song, but on the radio, it was "I GOT Your BF." Not as fun, right?

JerseySjov said...

i should have guessed, those gay men can get it on the dance floor; i LOVE dancing with gay guys!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Jov: Yes, as a dancer, I'm sure you appreciate the gay fellas.