1980s Music Radio

The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1988

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday May 29TH 1988:

  1. I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Minogue
  2. Together Forever – Rick Astley
  3. Naughty Girls Need Love Too – Samantha Fox
  4. Shattered Dreams – Johnny Hates Jazz
  5. One More Try – George Michael

I’m not a big fan of ’80s music. I actually place the music of the 1980s behind the music of the 1960s, 1970s, 1990s, and 2000s. It’s pretty much the 2ND least-favorite decade of my life as far as pop music is concerned. (This current decade is by far the worst.) I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I was simply not happy during much of the 1980s (at least the first-half of it).

I lived in southern England (Gloucestershire) for 2 years from November 1985 to November 1987. During that time I was exposed day and night to the British pop scene, and I pretty much loved every minute of it. I immersed myself in it. It was a refreshing (and radical) change from the American pop scene that I left behind. In 1988 a lot of that great British pop music followed me home stateside, so American radio in 1988 was like a rerun of British radio in 1987. And then the ’90s arrived early – in 1989 – when pop music began changing (for the better).

A week after I compiled the chart above (and the other 35 songs below it – I did personal Top 40 charts back then) – I turned 21 years old. I was ready for “grown-up music” that the ’90s would soon provide. (The ’90s were my favorite decade for music.)

It’s halftime. My weekend blogs continue on Sunday and Monday. In the meantime I’ll be posting more new photos over on my Flickr site (accessible via the web site edition of this blog).