Falling in Love with 45 RPM Records

When I was growing up in the 80s, I didn’t own many 45s. I was all about the album, even if I only knew that one hit from it when I bought it. I wanted that experience of listening to an album start to finish. Continue reading

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80s Song of the Day: Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

Eighties Grooves

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you’re still number one
But girls they want to have fun

CyndiLauper-GirlsjustwannahaveFunGirls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper was released on September 6, 1983, with Right Track Wrong Train as the B side. It was the lead single from Lauper’s debut album She’s So Unusual.

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80s Song of the Day: Gypsy by Fleetwood Mac

Eighties Grooves

Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice
Oh, and it lights up the night
And you see your gypsy
You see your gypsy

Gypsy_singleGypsy by Fleetwood Mac was released September 4, 1982, with Cool Water as the B side. It was the second single from the album Mirage. Written by Stevie Nicks, she has said that the song is about her life with bandmate Lindsey Buckingham before Fleetwood Mac.

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