Thursday, 6 August 2015

A to Z of the 80s - Y is for Yes

Yes. And yes.
by Jo Michelmore

The thing that has struck me most since writing this A to Z, is that there are a lot of songs from the 80s that have elicited the same response from me. It's happened every week for the past 26 weeks (slightly more for those paying attention), but every time I've thought of music in 80s the same thing has happened. The smile is big and the word is always the same. Yes. Yes. And yes. Because it's become clear to me the 80s were clearly awesome. Yes? Yes.

And because I may have thought Alison Moyet in 1982 was Boy George in 1983 for a minute or two. Yes.

And because the same people who were responsible for Kylie's first fame in 1988 were also responsible for this in 1985. Yes.

And because one day this hair will be back and it won't be 1986 and I can't wait. Yes. 

And because in 1988 Nirvana, The Vengaboys and Mariah Carey didn't exist yet, so the only way was up. Until about 2003. Yes.

And mostly because although I can do about three quarters of selected Eminem and some Beastie Boys songs, this is the only rap song I know the all words to, from beginning to end. She's dressed in yellow, she says hello, come sit next to me you fine fellow...told you. 1989 was a clearly a good year. Yes. Yes. And yes.

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