Sunday, December 22, 2013

CHRISTMAS 2013 and a HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hello and welcome back...

Just wanted to say a BIG "MERRY CHRISTMAS" and a happy new year
to all the readers and followers of Electronic80s.

We will be back in 2014 with heaps more Classic 80s & New (Sounds like the 80s) Music, Videos, Free Music Downloads, Movies and More ......









If your new to this site then "Welcome" and be sure to checkout the Downloads page for Free Music Downloads =  

MIXTAPE series inc Sounds Like the 80s, Specials (Electronic Drums, Italo Disco, Breakdance & Live Aid1985) and other 80s tapes -   CLICK HERE

1981 Compilation Tape - SIDE A & SIDE B
1980 Compilation Tape -  SIDE A & SIDE B

& NEW RETROWAVE MUSIC - CLICK HERE (New music with an 80s flavor)


                                          ALSO

I'll leave you with some Christmas Inspired Videos (You Know, to get you into the festive mood) :)


ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH  (4 Guys, 1 Piano = breathtaking)




CHRISTMAS WITH LAINA (Overly Attached Girlfriend)




BAND AID - DO THEY KNOW ITS CHRISTMAS  (Make you think how lucky we really are)





HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR :)




SEE YOU IN 2014....... UNTIL THEN, GOD BLESS.






Friday, December 20, 2013

NU SHOOZ - I CAN'T WAIT (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... Released in 1985 (recorded in 84),  this excellent song made it to No1 in the U.S Dance charts.....

'I Can't Wait' featured on 2  albums, those being 'Poolside' and 'Tha's Right' (Rare Album)

I love this song.... used to always get confused with a Stevie Nicks song with the same name, but then again, its not hard to confuse me :)


NU SHOOZ - I CAN'T WAIT   (Thanks to nushoozmusic for the video)



Nu Shooz is still going today and has released a new album in 2013 called 'Kung Poa Kitchen' and is available from CD Baby

NU SHOOZ LIVE 2013  (Still amazing as ever...)  (Thanks to Jason DeBord for the video)




LINKS

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/NUSHOOZ

http://www.nushoozmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/nushoozmusic

https://twitter.com/NuShoozMusic




































Thursday, December 19, 2013

PEE WEE HERMAN'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1988 (Electronic80s at the Movies)

Hello and welcome back....Getting into the Christmas mood with Pee Wee's Christmas Special from 1988... Enjoy

PEE WEE'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1988

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

RIDDLIS - CHASING OSAKA SUN (Sounds Like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back....Fans of the 80s game 'Outrun' (think red Ferrari Testarossa hammering down the freeway) will instantly recognize this excellent video by Swedish music producer "Riddlis"

'Chasing Osaka Sun' is just one of a slather of sunning synth sounds by 'Riddlis' (aka Alexander Jonsson), with often, a 80s vibe to his music....

Other songs by Riddlis include 'Miami in the Distance', 'Happiness and Despair' and an awesome dance song called 'Reaching Nirvana'.


Check out the links below for some more brilliant sounds by 'Riddlis'

Definitely an Artist to watch....

CHASING OSAKA SUN



MIAMI IN THE DISTANCE

Riddlis - Miami in the distance (Ryu returns) by riddlis


HAPPINESS AND DESPAIR                                              (Sounds so good)



REACHING NIRVANA




LINKS

https://soundcloud.com/riddlis

https://www.facebook.com/djriddlis

https://myspace.com/riddlis/music/songs









Tuesday, December 17, 2013

YES - OWNER OF A LONELY HEART (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... Such an excellent song, English band "Yes" with 1983 hit 'Owner of a Lonely Heart'....
This song was from their 11th studio album titled '90125' and made it to No 1 in U.S Billboard music hot 100 charts.

Interesting video, its got lizards and snakes and......well, it was the 80s, enjoy


YES - OWNER OF A LONELY HEART


In 2005 'Max graham did a remix of this song and features lots of girls in bikinis....not bad

MAX GRAHAM Vs YES - OWNER OF A LONELY HEART  (Thanks to Peter Ramher for the video)






















































Sunday, December 15, 2013

THE SATURNETTES - TELEVISION BOY / TELEVISION GIRL (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Relaxing this afternoon and checking out Synthetix.FM on Facebook,..Check them out here
Thanks to 'Rick Shithouse' (He runs Synthetix.FM) came across this video and ... can't stop listening to this song, Its so good.






'The Saturnettes' hail from Finland, and is fronted by "Jani Tuovinen" aka (Jann Wilde).
Vocals from 'Kiki Sudden' and 'Henrika'

This bands kinda reminds me of New Order meets Roxette meets The Cure... well, thats I think, Its really catchy... See what you think :)

THE SATURNETTES - TELEVISION BOY / TELEVISION GIRL


Thanks to Velvet Beat Records for the video, love the 80s VHS video effect...
A new album has just been released called  "The Saturnettes II", well worth a listen.

LINKS

http://thesaturnettes.bandcamp.com/

https://play.spotify.com/album/3thogZ2jZ2Hl17l8po4DxY

https://itunes.apple.com/fi/album/the-saturnettes-ii/id728276359

http://www.amazon.com/The-Saturnettes-II/dp/B00FZV6WKQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Saturnettes

http://www.thesaturnettes.blogspot.fi/





ALSO....make sure to check out Synthetix.FM weekend music updates = HERE
Say HI to Rick, his hard work often goes un-noticed

                                                   


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

LIVE AID 1985 Inc Music Download (Mixtape 18)

Hello and welcome back....July 13th, 1985 was the place to be with one of the biggest concerts ever telecast around the world...
 "Live Aid 1985"

Cranking up the satellites and broadcasting to an estimated global audience of 1.8 Billion people from 150 nations...

HOW IT ALL STARTED
After images of starving children in Ethiopia were beamed to the TV sets of millions, the images sent shock-waves around the world.
Those images affected one man in particular, that man was....
Bob Geldof, lead singer from 70s/80s band 'The Boomtown Rats'
Bob then contacted MidgeUre (Ultravox) and together with Music promoter Harvey Goldsmith, penned the 1984 song 'Do They know it Christmas' , and with various music artists, went on to raise funds and to try and stop the suffering of the people of Ethiopia.

BAND AID - DO THEY KNOW IT CHRISTMAS (Thanks to cicciopaccioful for the video)



But Bob Geldof had bigger things on his mind...

Meanwhile in America, Music artists 'Michael Jackson' and 'Lionel Richie' had seen the plight that Bob Geldof was preaching and Recorded "USA For Africa - We are the World" with music artists across the U.S.
This effort made $63 million....

USA FOR AFRICA - WE ARE THE WORLD  (Thanks to kamikatze07 for the video)



While "Band Aid - Do They Know it Christmas" was successful as well (raised £8 million), it wasn't enough, realizing that the scale of hunger and disease was bigger than first thought, and the fact that the food and aid was sitting in docks unable to be distributed,  more funds were needed to get the job done properly.....

And so.... Live Aid 1985 was born (aka - The Global Jukebox).




WHERE WAS 'LIVE AID 1985' STAGED ?

Main concerts were held at Wembley Stadium in London,U.K
(from 12pm - 11pm BST (British Summer Time), 72,000 seat capacity)

And John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, United States
(from 8.51am -11.05pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), 90,000 seat capacity)

Also smaller concerts in Australia (OZ For Africa), Japan, Germany and even Russia.


WHO PLAYED AT LIVE AID 1985 ? (Electronic80s bands)

WEMBLEY STADIUM

The Style Council
Adam Ant
Ultravox
Spandau Ballet
Nik Kershaw
Sting
Phil Collins
Howard Jones
Bryan Ferry
Paul Young
Queen
U2
David Bowie
Thomas Dolby
Band Aid


JFK STADIUM - PHILADELPHIA

The Hooters
Billy Ocean
Rick Springfield
REO Speedwagon
Bryan Adams
Simple Minds
The Pretenders
Madonna
The Cars
The Powerstation
Thompson Twins
Phil Collins (via a British Airways Concorde)
Duran Duran
Hall & Oats

For a full list SEE HERE


HOW MUCH WAS RAISED?

On the day around $50 Million
Over the years combined around $150 Million


DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE 18 - LIVE AID 1985 SPECIAL HERE

TRACK LISTING
1 . Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't it be Good
2 . The Cars - Heartbeat City
3 . Duran Duran - Union of the Snake
4 . Madonna - Holiday
5 . Howard Jones - Hide and Seek
6 . David Bowie - Modern Love
7 . Phil Collins - Against all Odds
8 . Queen - Radio Ga Ga
9 . Paul Young - Come back and Stay
10 . Spandau Ballet - Only when you Leave
11 . The Pretenders - Bank on the Chain Gang
12 . Simple Minds - Don't you forget about Me
13 . The Style Council - Walls come Tumbling Down
14 . U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
15 . Ultravox - Vienna




QUEEN - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY & RADIO GA GA




THE CARS - HEARTBEAT CITY




HOWARD JONES - HIDE AND SEEK




U2 - SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
















































FREEZEPOP - DOPPELGANGER (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.....I have featured this band in the past with my 'Sounds Like The 80s' Mixtape 1 (SEE HERE) and love their sound.

U.S band 'Freezepop' had this hit 'Doppelganger' in 2012, polished with a quirky video to boot.

So far Freezepop have released 4 albums to date

One question, why isn't this band not bigger than they are, seriously, their music is friggin awesome, with some polished slick sounds but only 8,000 views on this video, am I missing something??

This is one of those songs that stays in your head for a long time.... a 10/10 song

FREEZEPOP - DOPPELGANGER  (thanks to freezepop for the video)



Another excellent song (well I like it :) )

FREEZEPOP - LESS TALK, MORE ROCK





LINKS

http://www.freezepop.net/news/

https://myspace.com/freezepop/music/songs

https://www.facebook.com/freezepopband

https://twitter.com/freezepopband







Monday, December 9, 2013

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN - 1985 (Electronic80s at the Movies)

Hello and welcome back.....Staring a very young 'HelenHunt" and Sarah Jessica Parker....
Description from Youtube Ch....Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that Janey's father doesn't approve of that kind of thing.

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN  (Thanks to DontDumbMeDown for the video)









Sunday, December 8, 2013

FAMILIE SILLY - BETTE DAVIS EYES (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... A cover version of 'Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes' from German band"Familie Silly" (Silly).

Lead Singer 'Tamara Danz' had a stunning voice and gives Kim Carnes a run for her money in this 1982 video.... Sounds Awesome. (Reminds me a little of German singer "Nina"- think 99 luft balloons)

Sadly, in 1996 Tamara past away from breast cancer, she was only 43.

The band Silly still continues today bringing out a new album called Head to Head in 2013.....

One of the best cover versions Ive heard in a long time.....


FAMILIE SILLY - BETTE DAVIS EYES  (Thanks to fritz51175 for the video)




By the way, in case you were wondering....the band got the name 'Silly" after their pet cat who quote 'behaved in a silly manner'.... Makes sense.






KIM CARNES - BETTE DAVIS EYES  (Thanks to emimusic for the video)





Friday, December 6, 2013

NELSON MANDELA DEAD AT 95

Hello and welcome back.... Its with a sad heart this morning that I hear the news, that 'Nelson Mandela' has died after a long illness, he was 95.


SIMPLE MINDS - MANDELA DAY  (Thanks to SimpleMindsVEVO for this touching song)





Nelson Mandela was best know as South Africa's first black president uniting the people of his land.



R.I.P. Nelson Mandela.







Thursday, December 5, 2013

THE ANATOMY OF AN AUDIO TAPE

Hello and welcome back.....We used them thru the 80s, but did you know what makes an audio tape work?
Wonder no more - The anatomy of an Audio Tape


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

MARRS - PUMP UP THE VOLUME (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... 1987 saw this one hit wonder from U.K outfit known as 'MARRS' or ''M/A/R/R/S/" reach No 1 on the U.S Dance charts, U.K and Canadian music charts.

MARRS was formed from two bands, those  being 'Colourbox' and 'A R Kane'

The name MARRS came from the forenames of the five artists involved in the project: Martyn and Steve Young (from Colourbox), Alex Ayuli and Rudy Tambala (from A.R. Kane), Russell Smith (an associate A.R. Kane).....

                        OR

M artyn Young
A lex Ayuli
R udy Tambala
R ussell Smith
S teve Young


MARRS - PUMP UP THE VOLUME  (Thanks to DreamVidz for the video)



Heavy use of samples made this single one of the best mid 80s dance music examples... with an excellent video to boot....


LINKS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pump-up-the-volume-ep/id314596595







Monday, December 2, 2013

EURYTHMICS - (Sex Crime) 1984 (CLASSIC 12" INCHES)

Hello and welcome back.....Such a huge song made better with the 12" version doing it justice.... Stunning sounds with a dark message...

EURYTHMICS - (Sex Crime) 1984    (Thanks to CheekyG2 for the video)