Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tag was a game I played at recess

Okay now, I am not trying to come across as the grouchy person always spoiling the fun. But, (you knew that was coming didn't you) I am not a big fan of the tagging in the bloggosphere. And no It's not just because no one ever tags me. (okay, maybe just a little) But I don't want to all of a sudden go into a fit because my one brain cell left can't come up with something clever to put down for someones tag. I mean really, I can barely post a slightly coherent post as it is. That's why I am a BLOG STALKER. I depend on others to make ME laugh and cry and enjoy their witty and deeply thought out blogs. I like to think of myself as deep but who's kidding who. I am who I am and thats all that I yam. Wow, now I am starting to sound like cartoon characters.

So on a serious note. Okay on a slightly coherent thread of thought , I want to generate some fun banter. Now I really like music. All kinds of music. But there is also some music I just can't stand. I sometimes relate life moments to songs and think, Jeez, that song totally would be playing right now in the movie of my life. But that's a totally different post. What was the purpose of this post anyway? Oh yeah, so instead of tagging a bunch of you and then waiting to see if any of you had the time or the interest to respond in your own blog. I decided to just ask you my questions and have you post your answers as comments. Pretty painless don't you think? Really, you don't have to keep going back to the other post to see what the questions are or cutting and pasting. Just leave your comment and move on. Or then leave another comment amending your first. Whatever it takes. So will this go over well with you my fellow bloggers, or will I be shunned by the blogging world for straying outside the comfort zone?

I really do have a question, so if you are still here reading, thank you for sticking around.

Today's Question: What are your favorite bands/artists from the eighties? And remember this is an all ages question. You were either around during the eighties or you have seen all the VH-1 remembering the eighties. At the very least, some of the bands from the 80's are actually still together.

So come on bloggers, don't disappoint me.


Dawn said...

I respect your originality and wont shun you! My favorite bands/artists from the 80s are REO Speedwagon, Aerosmith, Eagles, Michael Jackson, 38 Special, Def Leppard. I hope i'm not mixing up my decades!!

Ronda's Rants said...

I'll get back to you...I am thinking!

Amy said...

I have an alltime favorite SINGER and if you've been to my blog you know who THAT is. But as far as BANDS/GROUPS...I loved BonJovi, Duran Duran, Def Leppard, Ratt, Poison, Motley Crue...those were the main ones

Jed said...

I have different favorites depending on my mood. But I loved Motley Crue, Cinderella, Ratt and Metallica during the eighties. But I listened to all the pop stuff too and tend to like it now more than I did then. Some songs can definitely 'take me back' to that special decade known only as the eighties. So check my blog out. I just posted my own eighties post. And go ahead and link me to your site. Great idea on the whole stalking blogs concept. We all do it so its just normal I guess. So I take it your from Ukraine or is that just to throw us off? Your pretty old too, lol!

ooh! I also liked Bon Jovi, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Poison, Warrant.....well you get the idea!

i'm black betty said...

beastie boys, madonna, jefferson starship, billy idol, michael jackson...lord, i could go on and on and on and on.....

Heather said...

Okay...I hate 80's music. Seriously don't like it at all. I LOVE your blog though. Adding it to the list of must reads right. now.

*Lissa* said...

Well, since my friends and I put on AWESOME dance/gymnastic recitals on in my basement to Whitney Houston, I have give her mention. And if you check out my Ipod, you would probably find an array of poop rock: Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Poison. And don't forget Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. ;o)

Blog Stalker said...

Dawn - I do not usually admit to liking Michael Jackson though ....but will now...good one

Amy and Jed - You guys listen to the same stuff I do...great hair metal

Black Betty - Totally forgot Beastie Boys. i have worn out many a tape/cd of them.

Heather - Hate is such a strong word! There is so much to choose from. Is there maybe something else about the 80's your repressing? Go ahead and list what music you DO like. any era okay, don't want you to feel left out.

Lissa - I forgot about the Debbie Gibson/ Tiffany music. And the Bangles too dont forget--Walk like an Egyption! lol

Blog Stalker said...

Sorry Amy, guess I forgot Rick Springfield too.

And his alter ego Bruce Springsteen. Has anyone ever seen them together or could they be the same man? just thinking aloud because there is like no discernable difference.

EmmaP said...

Wow - reading everybody's responses so far has really "triggered" some old tunage... here's who I can remember listening to on Casey Kasem's Top 40 countdown saturdays:

Kool & the Gang
REO Speedwagon
America (yes they were still around - remember "you can do magic"?)
Air Supply
Duran Duran
David Bowie
ZZ Top
Rod Stewart (everyone had his "wig" for Halloween)
Billy Joel
Depeche Mode
The Bangles

and my favorite artist of the 80s -

Cyndi Lauper!!!

That's Right! I was so impressed how Time After Time she would show her True Colors and wasn't afraid to be her own person!!! (Ok - that was WAAAAY corny).

Anyway, loved her sense of "style". Hmmm, could explain my yearning to be Punky Brewster back then too!

Hahaha! Thanks for triggering such fond does that. Awesome post!

Rhonda said...

Duran Duran is coming to mind, as well as all of the '80s rockers. You know, the ones with the back-combed hair, spandex pants, and more make-up than a gaggle of junior high girls all mucked up on one beautiful male face. (Cinderella, Poison, RATT, Bon Jovi, White Lion). I also like Michael Jackson - who also, come to think of it, fits the above description).
Then there were the '80s teen pop princesses, Debbie Gibson, Suzie Q, Tiffany.

I know I'm going to think of all my absolute favorites later today, when it won't mean anything. lol

Thanks for stopping by today. You are entered into the contest!

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

First off I'm a eighties geek, i love the movie the wedding singer b/c of all the eighties flash back hair, and cloths. The Big Hair Bands
The Cure
David Bowie
etc etc etc I could go on and on.

Ronda's Rants said...

Okay...I can't think with really cool cranberries playing...just a sec turning it down...
Okay the 80's...I may leave someone out but here goes...
Robert Palmer
Pink Floyd
Van Halen
Tina Turner
Rod Stewart
Bob Segar and the Siver Bullet Band
Rolling Stones
Billy Joel
Charlies Daniels Band (I had that on before it came on)
Duran Duran
Mike and the Mechanics
Steve Miller Band
Paul McCartney and Wings
Go Go's
Glen Frey
Steve Winwood
Steveie Wonder
Fleetwood Mac
Okay...I am sure I left someone out but that's who I like!
That was fun...totally avoiding work!

This Mom said...

Okay I just have to say I like ALLL eighties music. I was in jr High and high school during the 80's so it is the sound track for that time period of my life.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh the 80s my favorite:

Duran Duran
Depeche Mode
Alison Moyet
Cyndi Lauper
Glass Tiger
The Hooters
Cutting Crew
Crowded House...

Its an exhaustive list :)

Shelle said...

Cindy Lauper, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston...

But I love me some Tina Turner! :)

I love your blog...been reading your much fun!

I'll be back!

mrsb said...

I could answer this question all day, as 80's music is my favorite! Just to name a few: The Cure, Depeche Mode, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, The Cocteau Twins, Book of Love, Duran Duran, Adam Ant, INXS...I could go on for days!

Mike said...

I was going to tell you to visit the mistresses' site. But I see you found her and she's found you. I think with both your extreme interest in music, you two will be visiting each others site 'time after time'.

Eowyn said...

Had to read the comments to be reminded. ABBA, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson.

And I love Chuck Daniels.

Thanks for stopping by.

Blog Stalker said...

Great comments people! I knew I would n't have remembered them all.

Emmap - Great list, I love em all....Cyndi Lauper rocked! She was just so unusual(chuckle) I loved her music in "the Goonies"

Rhonda - How did I leave out Duran Duran, they were so Notorious!

Confessions - I too am an Eighties Geek at heart. But love lots of music of today too.

Ranting Ronda - I am ashamede I forgot to mention Pink Floyd. I will claim I was thinking of them as a 70's band. I think i actually own EVERY Pink Floyd Albulm- Good Call

This mom - I agree with the soundtrack feeling. Certain songs totally can bring me back too.

Mistress - Good Job with the Cutting Crew and Glass Tiger. We're filling out the list nicely

Shelle - Tina turner, really? lol She was so good in Mad Max beyond the Thunderdome don't you think? "We dont need another hero"

MRSB - Adam Ant & INXS quite the Jaw Dropper, we're doing great

Mike - missed your faves!

Eowyn - Great addition with ABBA, htough another I tend to group with the 70's. Many of you listed Charlie Daniels and He was Awesome.

Nobody is listing country. Did nobody listen to country? or do we just tend to think of the 'popular' music? Garth Brooks Was a total eighties artist! Just thinking out loud.

Tulsi said...

You are my favorite person!!! The 80's were great. I always say life is a song and it usually an '80's song. I graduated from HS, got married and had my first child in the 80's. We had great hair, bright colors and were not depressed.

Rick Springfield
Bryan Adams
Air supply- saw in Concert here
Van Halen saw in concert in Phoenix
David Bowie
Bon Jovi
Cyndi Lauper
Hewie Lewis
Kenny Loggins
Manhattan Transfer
John Cougar
Men at Work
Village People
38 Special
Billy Squire
Twisted Sister
Quiet Riot
Simple Minds
Tears for Fears
REO Speedwagon
I'll admit to Michael Jackson
Kool and the Gang
Billy Idol
Don Henley
J. Giles Band
Corey Hart
Christopher Cross
Def Leppard
Night Ranger
Phil Collins
Culture Club
Charlie Daniel's Band
Daryl Hall and John Oates
Flock of Seagull's
Cutting Crew
Duran Duran
Little River Band
Joan Jett
ZZ Top
I hated "Weird Al" Yankovic

I would just like to say also, you get around. Sure wish I could travel the world like you do. Well, I guess I could - like you do:)

Abra said...

4 non blondes
the cure
michael jackson
beastie boys
Depeche Mode
Rolling Stones
Dead or Alive
New Order
Ziggy Marley
My list could go on and on and on!
Thanks for visiting!

Tulsi said...

Oh yea, HUGE difference between Rick Springfield and Bruce Springsteen. Rick was on my wall many times over. I only took up Soaps when he was Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital. He left, so did I.

EmmaP said...

ok - as far as your above comment on Country Music...[okay, nobody shoot me]... I always said that Country Music is an oxymoron! (for rude!!! I'll understand if you hate me now!!!)


Diana said...

Hey there, thanks for stopping by my blog =)

As to your question:
Boy George - who doesn't like Karma Chameleon?!

The Jets - I had a tape of them I would listen to over and over as a kid

Starship - I named by baby doll after one of their songs, Sara, it was always on the radio in the car. I have no idea how I remembered it.

New Kids on the Block - My sister was obsessed with them and, of course, I wanted to be just like her being the youngest.

I'm totally the same way with music! I have a song/album for every event and mood hah.

Melissa B. said...

The Boss, John Cougar (before he became Mellencamp), Michael Jackson (Thriller only--and ESPECIALLY the Thriller Dance), Men at Work, The Clash, and Kathy Mattea. Yeah, had to put one Country Gal in, or I wouldn't be true to who I was and who I am!

Hot Air said...

Well, back in the 80's I wasn't really very old. I'd have to say Jem and the Holograms.

Abra said...

oh and I can't believe I forgot Men Without Hats!

Insane Mama said...

can I just copy and past some of the other commenters? I'm totally with you on the tag thing.. It's annoying

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...


Lissa beat me to Tiffany and Debbie. Those girls just rawk(ED) in a big way.

You're too funny. I wonder if the voice I've created in my head for you really matches you in real life.

Anyway, thanks for visiting Missouri via BAThW - no the China thing wasn't an inside joke. Glad you were had. We SO were at the Olympics with Michael behind us on TV. You could add that to your profile - get yourself all Blair Witch Projectin' it with Michael Phelps TiVoed in the background. Just thinking outloud.

Love your blog.
Keep it up :)

Blog Stalker said...

Loving it everyone! I knew you people were cool like that.

Tulsi - I'm blushing over the favorite person comment. Will try to live up to it. But the village people? really? actually now that I think of it, they are the FUNNEST group to dane to. Also love the survivor ref. AKA Rocky theme sound....OH YEAH!

Abra - Great list of groups, I love 4 non blondes. But some of them are definitely 90's(4 non blondes, Nirvana) But no point deduction since they are Great none the less

Tulsi - I knew SOMEONE would not like my ref to the boys being the same. haha

Emmap - Country is not for everyone. But I can handle it in doses. I would not eliminate an entire genre of music though, not even rap!(although I def cant stand most of it)

Diana - Totally loved the culture club(scary) and I do remember the Jets-Big Island family of singers, right? Anmd OMGosh, New Kids! I thought they were way better than the "teenie bopper" tag they ended up with.

Melissa B - The Clash- awesome....glad to see at least one country ref...just to balance

Hot air- Jem and the Holograms? Okay that is funny. Sad is that I know the reference.

Abra - "pop goes the world"- johnny played guitar, jenny played bass......great addition to the list

Insane Mama - You can copy and paste, but you didn't.

Karin - Yeah, Tiffany and D. Gibson were pretty big. Kind of dissapearded though. Kind of like my youth

This has been fun guys. I have not been dissapointed thus far. Everyone give yourselves a pat on the back.'

Nobody patted themselves on the back, right?

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

okay - I was in high school in the 80's - so I remember all the words to these songs - for some CRAZY reason!! I think all the music I loved has been listed above - although I didn't see Ongo BongO? (not even sure if this is how it is spelled - forgot?)
Great post!

Tiffany said...

I know who I'm tagging next. Muhaha And I was born in 81 so I was a new kids on the block fan. As well as Paula Abdul (before she was bat shit crazy) and Milli Vanilli (before they were exposed).

Ronda's Rants said...

I totally patted myself on the back! I rock!

Ronda's Rants said...

Back again...Okay I understand you don't like the tag thing... How do you feel about awards...'cause I have one for you at Ronda's Rants!

Nic said...

I liked Gary Numan (I was actually meant to marry him, but there was some last minute hitch...something to do with he didn't actually know I existed as I was one of million (?) of fans...whatever, Gary, whatever)

And Japan. Also miserable looking, wimpy men in make-up. Gotta love the UK in the 80's. Very handy for worried mummies, if that's the kind of boy you come home with, surely they're not capable of the THING you fear.

Like your blog, wandered over From Ronda's Rants.

Mindy said...

I will leave my two bits by saying that 80s music could actually even dance to it. My all time favorite is and was Bon Jovi but they are not only an 80s band but still rocking on today. Funny though if you would have asked me if I liked Bon Jovi in the 80s I would have said "no" cuase he was hard rock (at least I thought that at the time). I listened to Talking Heads, Men at Work and anything that was "pop". My first concert was Tiffany.

Blog Stalker said...

Tiaras - Oingo Boingo, good one. And yes I still have most of the lyrics down to the eighties. Loved nineties music too, but harder to understand for sure(grunge for example)

Tiffany - Another New Kids fan, sweet. And Paula is soooooooo weird lately. Anyone watching American Idol would have to agree.

Ronda - Pat yourself on the back again.....and thanks for the award. (blushing)

Nic - I am sure Gary just lost your number

Mindy - Loved your 2 bits. Dancing in the eighties. Thats a whole different post! lol

Anonymous said...

My favorite bands during the 80s were Heart, Night Ranger, and 'Til Tuesday. But now I just let keep track of my favorite bands so I don't have to think about it.

Jed said...

I like all the music listed...really! 8o's hair bands were the best htough.

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