Monday, November 21, 2011


I was at the grocery store a few days ago and the music playing throughout the establishment was 1980s songs. They played "Hungry Like the Wolf" and it made me think of MTV. So I decided to fill this week's Monday Mini-Concert with songs that make me think of MTV.

First, "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran.

Next, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles, the first video played on MTV.

"Shake It Up" by The Cars may not be the first video I ever saw on MTV but I remember seeing it on the television at a party and thinking it was pretty cool.

"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" by Culture Club. I remember watching MTV at a friend's house, and either this video or "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" was playing and Mrs. D walked by and saw the video and said, "What's that?" My friend said, "That's Boy George, Mom," and Mrs. D said, "Boy George? Is it a boy or a girl?" And my friend, with a very exasperated tone, said, "We don't know, Mom." Thanks for the memories, George! (I saw Culture Club in concert a few years later at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. They were awesome!)

"Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top.

Here's "Girl Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper.

And to end somewhere near where we started, here's Duran Duran again, with "The Wild Boys".


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