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VH1’s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

VH1’s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

I’m a child of the 1980s. I went to high school in the 1980s. I discovered new wave music and punk rock in the early 1980s thanks to early alternative radio stations and MTV. I love ’80s music. Always have, always will. The big hair. The neon outfits and new romantics. The synthpop songs and the hair-band ballads. The disposable pop song mixed with the lasting anthem. Some of it so bad it’s good. Some of it … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Lists, Pop

In a Big Country – Big Country

In a Big Country – Big Country

“In a Big Country” by Big Country is an iconic 1980s one-hit wonder and a lasting example of a distinctive sound transcending playlists, preferences or tastes. That sounds awfully pretentious, so how about I dispense with all that crap and simply claim what “In a Big Country” really is: a great song. Name me another pop song that features guitars that sound like Scottish bag pipes. Name me another song that mixes a drum introduction that teases you … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Rock