The other night while watching one of my TV programs, I flicked channels and heard some good old school 80s music on C4. It proved to be the top 40 _worst _ever number 1 songs. I was intrigued so I kept flicking back to see what they were while I watched the other channel.
I can't get the song Rock Me Amadeus out of my head. I only vaguely remember it from the 80s (I think I was about 7), but I saw it the other night on C4, and then downloaded the song.
When I posted that I couldn't get Falco's song Rock Me Amadeus out of my head, I wasn't kidding.
I seem to have finally gotten Rock Me Amadeus out of my mind now, but its been replaced with another song: The Downeaster "Alexa" by Billy Joel.
See how many hallmarks of 80s New Zealand you can spot in the video:
I make no apologies for my taste in music. I like the Oak Ridge Boys.
I love this guy's voice.
The other day I decided to see if I could find anywhere in Auckland that I could listen to some live country music. I pretty much came up empty.
There exists a video of me on YouTube. While it is quite embarrassing to me, it may be quite entertaining for you. That's provided you find the early auditions of American Idol entertaining - the ones with the people who can't sing to save their lives but who think they have a shot at becoming a popstar.
.... he's gonna love ya, hard as he can.
I'm not generally much into classical music, but I make an exception for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra:
I've had this song (by Falco) on near endless repeat for the past few days. I barely understand a word of it, but I like it anyway.
Were you a kiwi kid? Do you remember this?
I am particularly fascinated by one hit wonders, especially the ones that peak high on the charts and are hugely successful for a little while and then disappear completely leaving everyone embarrassed and denying that they ever liked it. Those are the songs that define eras.
Aserejé by Las Ketchup. I know all the words :-)
I loved Billy Ray Cyrus. He was just so damn cute. It was a great catchy song, and just look at all the hairstyles :-)
This is one of my favourite songs. Bertie Higgins has a fantastic voice. I just love the romantic images the song conjures up in my mind.