Eddy's 80s Grooves Part 5 (Best Of 1981)
"MTV launched late in the summer of 1981, which means 1981 is the last year when the music video channel did not have a massive impact on what songs appeared on the charts. Instead, the year was a wild mix of fading punks, aging rockers, brave new wavers, soft rock crooners, synth-pop mavericks, disco aftershocks, smooth Urban Cowboy country, and arena rock. Underneath the surface, new sounds that would define the '80s were beginning to surface, notably hip-hop and hardcore punk, so this year marked the end of an era (the vaguely anonymous album rock of the '70s) and the beginning of a new one (the stylish, personality-driven pop of the '80s)." (Quote: Allmusic.com).
Rare Times is definitely inspired by the 1980s and they are well worth to be checked out:
"Their pristine pop tunes, rooted in the glistening day-glo sound of the 1980s and infused with the decade’s archetypal melancholic hues, refresh the entire era with a 2010s touch. Think Sade, Robert Palmer and Bryan Ferry – paragons of polished pop – transported thirty years into the future with state-of-the-art technology and plenty of passion " (Quote: Mixed Tape)
And last, but not least, I'm very proud to be in the Top 100 Cloudcasters chart 2013 of Mixcloud at #49. Thanks to all my listeners!
Enjoy part 5 of Eddy's 80s Grooves!
Leprechaun – Loc-It-Up
Kool & The Gang – Take My Heart
Patti Austin – Do You Love Me
Phyllis Hyman – Tonight You And Me
The Quick – Zulu
Thelma Houston – If You Feel It
Prince – Controversy
Luther Vandross – Sugar And Spice
The Latinos – How Long
Bridge – Turn To Love
Champaign – Can You Find The Time?
Tom Browne – Come For The Ride
Motherfox – Fallen Into Love
Sapphire – Come On And Dance With Me
Kash – Supercool
The M-Zee Band – Bop Box
Yaxkin Retrodisko – Back 2 1981
Rhyze – Rhyze To The Top