June 27, 2010

The Summer of '85



To me, summer and music go together like Bacardi and Coke, Plant and Page, satin sheets and making love...can't think of one without the other.

Thinking back over the years, each summer had a different feel. The Summer of '85 felt like this:

"I Want To Know What Love Is".....Foreigner
"Money For Nothing".....Dire Straits
"We Are The World".....USA for Africa
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World".....Tears for Fears
"The Power Of Love".....Huey Lewis & The News
"We Built This City".....Starship
"Can't Fight This Feeling".....REO Speedwagon
"Crazy For You".....Madonna
 "Easy Lover".....Phillip Bailey & Phil Collins
"Everytime You Go Away".....Paul Young
"Don't You (Forget About Me):.....Simple Minds
"Shout".....Tears for Fears
"Sea Of Love".....Honeydrippers
"Sussisudio".....Phil Collins
"One More Night".....Phil Collins
"Heaven".....Bryan Adams
"The Heat Is On".....Glenn Frey
"Raspberry Beret".....Prince & The Revolution
"You're The Inspiration".....Chicago
"If You Love Somebody Set Them Free".....Sting
"Freeway Of Love".....Aretha Franklin
"Never".....Heart
"The Boys Of Summer".....Don Henley
"We Belong".....Pat Benatar

11 comments:

musicobsessive said...

1985 is Live Aid. I watched the whole damn thing on TV even though it was a hot summers day outside (don't get many of them here!)

I thought Rock had finally arrived in the real world and was so proud - now I'm rather wishing it hadn't and that the grown corporate world would get it's hands off it.

Oh well, so much for idealism!

James Garcia Jr said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I think I've got most of those tunes on my iPod. I could always go for a picture of Zep, so that was great. Also, thanks for the rum & coke. Cheers!
-James

Barbara said...

Martin, YES IT WAS! My sister and I hooked up the TV outside, lied in the sun drank beer and ROCKED OUT.

James, thanks so much for stopping by!

Mbop iStores said...

Good stuff, although a little too much Phil Collins for my liking! Can beat Rasberry Beret though.

CTVicky said...

Wow what a list of songs! Love them all. 'I want to know what love is' by Foreigner is my anthem!

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

I watched Live Aid like Musicobsesed...and also recorded it onto cassettes which are now being digitized

E.T.'s Gravity said...

1985, i wasn't even born yet. though I've seen Live Aid. Queen on the top of their game - that led to their A Kind of Magic album and tour in '86. Been awhile, since i watched live aid.

summer & music, piano & guitar, peanut butter & jelly, live aid & queen

hey Barbara, thank you by the way for reading my blog. That was my first comment ever from someone who has a blog where i learned so much about classic rock! thank you!

E.T.'s Gravity (Evora) said...

actually from someone who i think has got a lot to say when it comes to music...thank you, one comment..it meant a lot to me!

that day, i prayed for him. i wanted to watch the TV show about michael but i know i wouldn't enjoy it anyway cuz of the remarks my family say about me idolizing him - u know kinda making fun of me watching him...so i just took my iPod and listen to his songs...his legacy will live on

Barbara said...

Hi Vicky! Thanks for stopping by. That's a great song to have as an anthem...I want to know what it is too!

Mbop, I know what you mean about Phil. I like him...but in small doses.

Vinny, I bet you have some great stuff in your music collection! Live Aid was an EXPERIENCE I will never forget. I kind of get emotional just thinking about it!

ET, thank YOU for reading here and for your kind words. I hope others discover your blog, its really great. I know what you mean about Michael. I have had a lot of people give me a hard time too. It was an emotional weekend remembering him, watching tons of videos and listening to his music.

Maria said...

I`m 17 and I think this blog is just beyond awesome!

Perplexio said...

I love the Tears for Fears inclusions... Great stuff! For Chicago I'd argue the entire Chicago 17 album was IT for that year. I wouldn't limit it to You're the Inspiration.

I consider Starship's We Built This City to be a guilty pleasure of mine.

A couple additions I'd suggest-- Something About You by Level 42 and Broken Wings by Mr. Mister.

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