The Big 80’s: Music, Money & Women from that time

Tne Band of the 80’s: U2 performing live ‘With or Without You’ from Rattle and Hum with an additional verse…

The Dance/Pop Star of the 80’s: Michael Jackson’s “Bad” another Thriller in a parking garage. I guess Michael is pretty bad — even compared to others.

Another aptly themed song and very long version of ‘Smooth Criminal’ by Jackson. Hey, the man can cut a rug without a doubt… If you blink, you’ll miss Lauren Holly’s appearance (4:08), a favorite female actress of mine.

The Material Girl of the 80’s: Madonna’s “Material Girl” for the Decade of Greed on Wall Street. Or as Michael Milken put it, then, “Greed is Good.”

The two-hit wonder of the decade (biased): The Romantics “Talking in Your Sleep”. A Video shoot inside a garbage sack. Plenty of lingerie clad women and bad video!!! But the music is interesting. Very good Bass line, typical drum fills, ok lyrics and a repetitive keyboard.

The Bad Boy of the 80’s: Billy Idol’s “Cradle of Love”. Ok, what guy didn’t want a lass like this one barging into his house, drinking his wine and rocking his stuffy little world.

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  • Marcus Satellite  On September 7, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Hi Jaypeefreely,

    “With Or Without You” is one of my favorite U2 songs ever. I covered it on my album, The Marcus Satellite Tribute To U2, on

    It’s very faithful to U2, but the twist is that it’s done in a beautiful electronica style.


  • cooper  On September 7, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    I missed the eighties but love the music.
    I’m not a U2 fan though that song is quite a killer.

    Billy Idol I cold have totally gotten into.

  • JayPeeFreely  On September 8, 2007 at 9:56 am

    Marcus: Like the site…Keep it up!
    Cooper: So, do you like white wedding???

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