Where were you in 1982? :: A Throwback Thursday Playlist

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Where were you in 1982? :: A Throwback Thursday Playlist
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The Best of Quintessential Throwback Thursday Playlist for the Year 1982. Where were you in 1982? Were you buying Songs Vinyl at your local Licorice Pizza, Tower Records, or small neighborhood record store? Were you Pressing Record on your Cassette Player for all the Songs you couldn’t get enough of on the Radio? Were you going to concerts? Did you have influential Music people in your life? Friends? Siblings? Parents? That cool neighbor with the Killer Record Collection? Share what songs would be on your Best of 1982 Playlist in the Comments.

Where were you in 1982? :: A Throwback Thursday Playlist

“Under Pressure” :: Queen & David Bowie
“I Could be Happy” :: Altered Images
“Don’t Change” :: INXS
“Hold Back the Rain” :: Duran Duran
“Situation” :: Yaz
“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” :: The Clash
“Desperate But Not Serious” :: Adam Ant
“Walking in L.A.” :: Missing Persons
“Eaten by the Monster of Love” :: Sparks
“Love Plus One” :: Haircut 100
“Just Who is the 5’O’Clock Hero :: The Jam
“Senses Working Overtime” :: XTC
“Cool Jerk” :: The Go-Go’s
“It Must be Love” :: Madness
“White Wedding” :: Billy Idol
“Eye in the Sky” :: The Alan Parsons Project
“Only the Lonely” :: The Motels
“Talk Talk” :: Talk Talk
“See You” :: Depeche Mode
“Love My Way” :: The Psychedelic Furs
“Baby, Oh No” :: Bow Wow Wow
“Promised You a Miracle” :: Simple Minds
“Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” :: Culture Club
“Avalon” :: Roxy Music
“Europa & the Pirate Twins” :: Thomas Dolby
“Wax & Wane” :: Cocteau Twins
“Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)” :: Spandau Ballet
“Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)” :: Dexys Midnight Runners
“The Metro” :: Berlin
“Melt” :: Siouxsie & The Banshees

2 Comments Add yours

  1. matthew says:

    Wow what a list. This could be the music in a Brett Easton Ellis novel (he always made references) or the movie adaptation of one. These were some of the first videos I ever saw:
    Should I Stay or Should I Go?” :: The Clash (the live from Shea Stadium clip)
    “Desperate But Not Serious” :: Adam Ant
    “Walking in L.A.” :: Missing Persons
    Don’t Change” :: INXS
    “Avalon” :: Roxy Music
    Europa & the Pirate Twins” :: Thomas Dolby
    “Love My Way” :: The Psychedelic Furs
    “Baby, Oh No” :: Bow Wow Wow
    “The Metro” :: Berlin

    Mind you we didn’t have cable, but Channel 9 in LA had MV3 way back when with Richard Blade (the king of KROQ when it was really KROQ). I can’t remember the name of the other two hosts. They had Wall of Voodoo, the Ramones, Rough Trade, among others performing.

    I remember the Motels being all over the radio that summer, my baseball coach would play that tape endlessly taking us to batting practice or during practice in general. And of course Anabelle and the ice cream cone in that video. Adam Ant being Adam Ant. Bryan Ferry the most suavely dressed dude for his time.

    And Dale Bozio what a voice, so unique.

    Thank you for the flashbacks.

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    1. A Bret Easton Ellis soundtrack! Brilliant. I loved his books back in the day.

      Yes, I remember MV3, as well as Video One, which Richard Blade hosted, too, around the same time.

      Bryan Ferry was the most suavely dressed dude for his time, tied with Bowie in the 80’s/”Modern Love” era.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the flashbacks 🙂

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