1. Oh no, like deranged national laughingstock/Trump personal attorney Sidney Powell threatened to but never did, you have released the Kraken, at least in me. I could fill this thread with hundreds of videos off the top of my head, but let me “curate.” These were the #1 songs in the US on this date (March 27) for selected years in the 1980s:
    1981: (and THE HAIR!)

    1983 (also EXCELLENT HIAR!):

    1986: (The hair has now taken on a life of its own)

    1989: The Big 80s are winding down, and so is the hair:


    • AND HOW RIGHT YOU WERE! Just to dox us further, here’s the song that was #1 the day I first set eyes on Better Half. I remember the day because at the end of the evening I thought, well, game over, at the ripe old age of 22 I have met the man I’m going to with for the rest of my life, whether he likes it or not. This is an awful song by the way and I’m sorry to bring this up. 

      And here’s the #1 hit from the day we first had sex/became a couple, another horrendous song:


  2. I saw Duran Duran and Bryan Adams many times in the 80’s – also these guys.

    And, a possibly interesting story about this song as it pertains to the tv show One Tree Hill.
    Mark Schwahn, the now disgraced writer show runner of OTH wanted to use this song as the show’s theme song. U2 said no because it’s a really personal song to them about one of their crew member’s death. They rarely play it in concert. Schwahn was like okay then I’ll just make it the title. I was around during all of this and always thought it was kind of shitty of him. 

  3. Difficult to choose a favourite ’80s New Order, let alone a favourite Factory Records band: 
    New Order, “The Perfect Kiss” 

    And let’s go north for some Postcard Records goodness, since the Scottish New Wave is probably my top genre to come out of the ’80s: 
    Orange Juice, “Rip It Up” 

    Josef K, “Sorry for Laughing” 

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