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There I was this slim youngster of a mere 14, on the thresh of woman hood and hormones flying everywhere, ready to take on the world.
In the early 80's I was a a fashion icon and people were past it at 30! no hope for me now eh.
I would play music so loud that all the street could join in with my songs. So here is my top 10 bands of the 80's.
1) Culture Club and Boy George, oh Boy, oh Boy, was I ready for you honey bunch. Mothers found him great and did not mind their children liking him and people would sing along. I was at College when he first come out at the age of 16 and I wore a splash suit. For those who are not as old as me, they were cropped tops and long flared skirts that were multi coloured and looked as though someone had thrown paint over them.
I thought I could change Boy George ;0), yes you know what I mean. My hair was braided and I was his number one fan.
Songs like Karma Chameleon are still to be heard around our house even at the ripe old age of 37....
2) Adam and the Ants - The start of New Romantics eras when all the girls were those stupid frilly victorian blouses that looked so cool but the netting was uncomfy. He was just sex on legs and every girl wanted him!
Stand and Deliver, I'm a dandy highway man, your too scared to mention, I spend my cash and looking flash! right behave, I must carry on. The countless number of times we would stand on our beds and jump down mimicking him jumping through the window.
Oh and another thought has just come into my head. My sister who was 14 and I who was 15 got dressed up and went into town. Sam as Sid Viscious and me fully made up as Adam Ant and we sneered at anyone who laughed. Mum came to town and dragged us home and made us wash it all off. We did not speak to her for days, until the pocket money was due.
3) Wham, yes they just about get in here, although I was not a massive fan. I went along with the white baggy t shirts, shouting the logos, Wake me up, lol and Go Go.... I liked Wham and was dressed in head to foot in Whammy gear.
Wake me up before you go go, wow this is making memories flood back, am I that old now?
4) Duran Duran - Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon. Hungry like a wolf. They were the nice boys of the 80's and whilst I liked their music, I was too keen on them, but they were ok and did start off as new romantics.
5) Spandau Ballet - They had lots of hits like True, Gold and were a hit of the 80's. Fronted by Tony Hadley who had dark hair and was the tallest bloke I had ever seen. Crikes I must get my School Reunion 80's tape out and play all these again.
6) Fame Gang - Do you all remember wearing leg walmers and wanted to get into aerobics so that you could be instantly famous. I had hundreds and hundreds of these and all in different and light and dark blue colours. These looked absoloutely great with sweat pants which would probably rip the first time that you wore them. Black Leotards became a thing of the past and we all started to wear different coloured ones and ones with patterns on and tracksuits were becoming expensive and followed the expensive trainers that we have today.
Fame I wanna live forever - Ah what it is to be young eh!
7) ABC - If I was to say to you, can you keep a secret, would you know what to do, or where to keep it, then I say I love you! lol do you remember the words to Shoot that Poison Arrow. This group came out around the time of the Human League and the front leader whos name I have forgot, well I am much older now, had blonde hair in a wedge cut.
I really liked this group, however like most of the bands of the 80's they disappeared into the archives like the 80's.
8) Human League with Phil Oakey, long dair haired male and those rubbish school girl dancers whom I was extremly jealous of as I could have danced much better than them.
I was working as a teenager in a cock tail bar, that much is true...la la la bubbles now singing her head off much to the annoyance of hubby who is watching the life of grime on tv.
9) Soft Cell with the front leader been Marc Almond who i found really strange but they did some cracking songs like Bedsit land and Tainted Love.
10) Finally I would say Eurthymics and Annie Lennox. The first girl power, headstrong and knew what she wanted and still is a favourite today with songs like There must be an angel.
So that is my top songs from the 80's but with the end of the 80's these also disappeared before, see how many of them most of you can remember.
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The 80's were a time of change for the nation of youths and clothes were colourful and bright and we all had a whale of a time, shame the 90's were rap, garage, house, and was well in my words rubbish! but hey what do I know, I am nearly knocking on the door of middle age now.