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We hit the 10 even though we probably hit it many times. Just throwing this theme out there, I know some of you are heading down for Wrestlemania but we can work around that.

 

So this theme is all about the 1980's culture cheese and what not. So think about all those fast cars, Hawaiian shirts, Scarface, GTA Vice City, Miami Vice, Mafia dealings and tons of cocaine.

 

Running Order:

Go!

- Boyo

 

Sunday 13th April

- Shaun2J

 

Friday 18th April

- Inno

 

Wednesday 23rd April

- Maxximus

 

Monday 28th April

- Omega

 

Saturday 3rd May

- Laffy (Has to review everyone)

 

Tuesday 8th May

- John Hancock (has to review everyone)

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Good question, was actually going to post something on this.

 

Anything that merely fits the criteria I mentioned in the original post. So it doesn't specifically have to be an 80's band/artist or an 80's song but has to have that 80's culture feel if you know what I mean.

You have the freedom to pick what you want in that category and if you like, explain why you chose your picks and we'll be the ones to personally rate the song from 0-10 and if it really does fit the theme.

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What about something like Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" that was released the very last week of 1979, but didn't make it to the charts until 1980?

 

HMMMMMM???

 

That's not one of my picks, I'm just a pedantic so-and-so

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Here's the running order, John you're free to go.

 

 

Go!

- Boyo

 

Sunday 13th April

- Shaun2J

 

Friday 18th April

- Inno

 

Wednesday 23rd April

- Omega

 

Monday 28th April

- Laffy

 

Saturday 3rd May

- Maxximus

 

Tuesday 8th May

- John Hancock

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No problemo. I'll put a couple vids up tomorrow and will write summit about them both. I've got a couple in mind :).

 

At what point do I critique other people's vids?

 

EDIT: (note to self)

 

[ video = YouTube ; abc123 ] httpyoutube [ / video]

 

Cheers!

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Animotion - "Obsession"

[video=youtube;jJ6EVhgyj6A]

I could do videos of this theme 10x or 20x over as this theme is basically 80's new wave with a bit of swagger. Or at least a pretty iconic keys riff.

 

For me this tune by Animotion is my overall favourite 80's tune. The synth in this is epic, it sounds incredible blaring out of some oversized Cadillac whilst crawling down Ocean Avenue, or simply whilst being played in Colony whilst water boarding yourself on Mai Tais.

 

A lot of 80's new wave has some pretty racy lyrics in it, nothing too bad, but a bit cheeky nonetheless. This is just the same. Big riff, naughty lyrics, strutability, and overall just has a great big Miami feel about it.

 

Jeanette Thomas - "Shake Your Body"

[video=youtube;Zw8CLYv-kqI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw8CLYv-kqI&app=desktop

A bit of a left field choice here, because the video clearly shows that this is a Chicago house tune, but I've got a personal reason for its inclusion.

 

In 2003 I, with 2 friends, went to the Winter Music Conference in Miami. It's an industry thing where all these dance music douchebags go to Miami and take bags of coke. We'd been there a few days, spent a lot of money, and to be honest not had a great time because the WMC was full of fudging rude assholes. Anyway, our last night came up and we were heading to Daytona the next day for Spring Break.

 

We were on Ocean Avenue in a bar. I'd love to say it was Colony (as that's cool) but I think it was Cafe Mango(? Mambo? Something like that). Erick Morillo was there with his Subliminal Records lot and he was spinning whatever tunes he was shilling at the time.

 

And then he played this, and the place erupted.

 

To be honest I'd never heard this tune before but judging by the reaction it got it seemed to be really well known down in "SoBe". Morillo then started talking over the top of this saying how it was the tune that made him fall in love with Ocean Ave when he first started spinning records back in the 80's. And it was the same for me too.

 

Iconic bass line, iconic tune down in Miami, 80's vocal arrangement, and has huge amounts of swagger about it.

 

Hope these vids work :xyx

 

Cheers!

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Animotion - Obsession

 

Yep, a stone cold 80s classic this 'un. That chorus will be stuck in my brain for days to come now, usually happens when I hear it out of nowhere. The bass line is infectious, it really is. One of my favourite 80s tracks, and was on my shortlist to pick myself, damn you! :)

10/10

 

Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body

 

I can honestly say I've never heard this before. Never, at all, ever. Having listened to it... well, I don't think I need to ever hear it again. So not my scene. I don't think I can even bring myself to give this the legendary score.

1/10

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