Saturday, February 11, 2012

1980s Songs

The 80s weren’t my decade for music – I had reached the watershed ripe old age of 30 and wasn’t crazy about a lot of what was offered on FM radio.  But there were a number of songs from the early 80s that I’ve always liked – here are two. Both celebrate summer.

Echo Beach was a hit for the Canadian group, Martha and the Muffins in 1980. There were actually two Marthas in the group. The song is about a favorite lakeside beach near Toronto (Sunnyside) (But who knew Canada didn’t have frozen water year around?).

The other selection is Bananarama’s Cruel Summer. A classic of sorts from 1983 (UK), 1984 (US).

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