I have a passion for all things 80s and have contributed to some of the biggest 80’s websites around the world. I was 6 when the decade came to a close and I think my interests stem from some truly happy memories of the time.
If I’m not writing about the 80s you will find me playing in Popgun or pursuing other hobbies like writing, collecting rare specimens of Faberge eggs or having a good time somewhere. I’d like to think I say things as I see them and apart from one blatant lie in the previous sentence I’d like to think of myself as one of the good guys, perhaps a modern day hero. Teaching music, bringing up an amazing three year old and spending time with friends and family takes up any other free time I have but I wouldn’t change my life for anyone else’s. .....well maybe David Hasselhoff’s but i’d have to see his medical records first.
The 80’s was arguably the most diverse and eclectic time for popular music but not every hit song was an original composition. Some of the biggest hits you may be surprised to know were covers of older songs. Here is a list of my top ten covers of the 80’s. Let me know if you agree.
This Oscar nominated tune features in the iconic warehouse dance scene in the film Flashdance. We took the original and played around with it a little and made this retro looking video for your enjoyment.