SONG OF THE DAY – “DON’T CHANGE” by INXS

August 28, 2014

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It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s #tbt song is from the 1982 album Shabooh Shoobah by INXS.

I am posting a song today which brings back many memories from the 1980s.

I was inspired to post a song by INXS today because I just watched the Australian television mini-series called “Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS.” It was an incredibly well done show and I found it mesmerizing. It reminded me of so many things that happened during that time. I was also struck again at how many great songs the band put out during their run and how very talented they were. Their album, Kick, has to be one of the best albums of its time.

INXS was a tremendously popular band in the mid 80s to early 90s and at one point was even hailed to be the next U2. Michael Hutchence, lead singer, frontman, and lyricist, was absolutely a rock star and a heart-throb. They had a very unique sound to the time, bordering on New Wave, but certainly with a more edgy rock sound. This has always been one of my favorite songs from INXS, but there are certainly plenty to choose from. For those of you who grew up in the 80s, I hope you enjoy the throwback.

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SONG OF THE DAY – “VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR” by The Buggles

January 23, 2014

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It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s TBT song was originally posted as my daughter’s Song of the Day on January 23, 2010!

Today I am really using TBT. Yes, I originally posted this song on my daughter’s page in 2010, but this song is from 1979! I grew up on New Wave music and it is fun to post an old song from my early teenage days.

This song just came up in our house a few weeks ago when we were playing the game, Wits and Wagers. One of the questions was “In what year was the first MTV video aired on TV?” The answer also provided a little trivia by giving the name of the video. So, for those of you that are interested … “Video Killed the Radio Star” was the first video to be shown on MTV in the US at 12:01 am on August 1, 1981!

The Buggles are best known for this song which was debuted in 1979 and was Number One on the singes charts of sixteen countries! The Buggles were only together from 1977-1981, but they certainly produced a timeless classic during that short time. Enjoy a little 80s today! 🙂