Let’s just say I’m honored to have been a teenager in the 80’s. It’s my absolute favorite era. How could it not be? The music…..THE MUSIC was fucking magnificent! There was glam rock, new wave, hip hop, rap, punk, soft rock, take your pick. In 1981 MTV launched it’s new hip channel with all of the faces to go with the music and the moves! This channel flowed throughout our big ass chunky TV’s and we were hooked.
If you were a kid of the 80’s what were you wearing? I owned a few different colors of parachute pants, vans, jelly shoes, jordache jeans, asahi tennis shoes, and neon colored shirts. I had a mullet with a tight perm and eventually a purple rat tail. The bigger my hair the better. Ok so the hairstyle I had back then wasn’t anything to brag about but the clothes and the music were epic.
Let’s get on with the music! I know last week the incredible Lex Jones shared with you some major iconic female artists which was spectacular. No worries loves, she will definitely be back again real soon! If you missed last weeks post check it out: Part I 1980’s Female Artists/Hits
We can’t possibly forget the fabulous Paula Abdul now can we? Forever Your Girl is so true as she’ll always be our girl. No matter what the mood is, if you hear this song no doubt it will put a smile on your face. Any time I think of Paula it makes me smile. Her positive happy upbeat energy is contagious!
Debbie Gibson…How could I forget this little nugget? She made us all think we could wear a hat and overalls. That sweet innocent pop voice had us dancing in our jammies at slumber parties. Only In My Dreams was my absolute favorite!
Teena Marie…she had me at Shoo de Ba – This girl claimed the stage when she performed. She was essential to our 80’s era. She was sexy and knew how to jam – RIP Sister, you were amazing!
Joan Jett – Whether you’re straight, bi, or gay she had some serious sex appeal. She made me want to kiss a girl. If you were to google BAD ASS her face should come up.She was H.O.T. and you listened up when she belted out her rock anthems.
Chaka Khan – I feel for you – I can remember skating to this song. The disco ball was spinning and I was hustlin’ in my skates and singing along.
Now go get your 80’s groove on and stay tuned for next weeks Part III loves!