Thursday, November 5, 2009

Earworms, I got earworms

They've been listening to the 80s at work, and now I have 80s Earworm disease.

And what were you doing when you first heard these songs? Nostalgic interlude!


One Of Our SubMarines - Thomas Dolby


This is a great video; a lovely snapshot of London in the 80s. British readers will swoon with nostalgia! :)

West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys


You Belong To The City - Glenn Frey


Daisy said...

The "West End Girls" song always makes me feel melancholy. I do not know why.

Bryce said...

love dolby song, d. never knew what he was saying b4.

Crys T said...

Haha! The first time I heard West End Girls, I was at a club & honestly thought it was a song by Al Stewart (y'know: The Year of the Cat guy).

How'd I miss the Thomas Dolby one back then?

For years, I had 2 HORRIBLE recurring earworms: Hava Nagila & The Good Ship Lollipop!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Now this reminds me of when I used to watch MTV ...

thene said...

I love West End Girls! I have a couple of different extended versions with additional lyrics tucked away, even. I'd never seen the video before...more homesick than nostalgic now. :/ Unless I'm mistaken, much of it was shot inside Waterloo Station years before it became an international terminal - sweet choice, as I guess you can now get take a train to Lake Geneva or to the Finland Station from there, give or take a few changes. :)

JoJo said...

West End Girls is one of my favourite songs EVER!!! IN THE WORLD!!!!! Loved that video too. Reminds me so much of my senior year at Emerson College in Boston.

Many of my peers, and the people that called the WZOU Hot Hits radio request line (where I worked) did not understand the song or the class dynamics between East Enders and West Enders in London.

"Sometimes you're better off dead
There's a gun in your hand
It's pointed at your head
You think you're mad, too unstable
Kicking in chairs and knocking down tables
In a restaurant,
In a West End town,
Call the police there's a madman around...."