, “Notapusy” and others As previously noted, nothing says ’80s quite like an inspiring, vaguely hard-rockin’ training-montage song.
After hearing about the sudden death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, it's time to take an emotional stroll down memory lane by listening to the best songs by her iconic band (and cry, of course)., “80s Ladies”“They’re sexy young professionals / They work in an office and date Michael Douglas.” Yes, the theme music for Schumer’s “80s Ladies” truly captures what it was like be a female businesswoman in the 1980s … Actually, “Love Ninja” might make more sense than “I Wanna Be a Cowboy.” , “Radio Bart” A charity song designed to help yank young Timmy O’Toole (who doesn’t really exist) out of a well, “We’re Sending Our Love Down the Well” is an obvious riff on “We Are the World.” Like that famous USA for Africa track, it’s got well-known celebrities on vocals (Sting, Krusty the Klown), as well as some random famous people whose presence in the recording studio is slightly baffling.(The Capital City Goofball is to “We’re Sending Our Love Down the Well” as Dan Aykroyd is to “We Are the World.”) More importantly, the song’s hokey but heartfelt nature perfectly captures the Band-Aid/Live-Aid/Hands Across America pop-truistic spirit of the mid-1980s.is set in the early 1990s, but it still features music from the early ’80s on its soundtrack, perhaps most notably the original arena rocker, “Higher and Higher.” It’s a trademark of the series — it also appears in the prequel — and hearing it again made me think about all of the other songs created for television specifically to evoke the sound of the ’80s, even though they weren’t written or recorded at the time.That might seem like an incredibly limited focus of inquiry, but a surprising number of tunes fit in the category, enough to create the following list and put some parameters around it.With all that clarified, here’s a list of 21 great, original ’80s-esque songs written for television shows that aired well after people stopped saying tubular in everyday conversation. , “Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers”As a teen growing up in the earliest days of the 1980s, it’s natural that Nick Andopolis (Jason Segel) would write a song for his crush, Lindsay Weir (Linda Cardellini), that sounds part Styx, part Led Zeppelin, and part bad generic AM rock.composer Nathan Barr, may not have been trying to sound ’80s, but it still fits in seamlessly with the rest of the FX drama’s era-specific musical choices, which have previously included the work of Townshend.The Cranberries are one of the most commercially successful bands of the 90s, selling over 40 million albums worldwide.After Niall Quinn left the band in 1990, an ad was placed in the paper for a female singer — that was when O'Riordan decided to pick up the slack by picking up the mic, auditioning with some of her own musical compositions.But as Robin notes: “The ’80s didn’t come to Canada until 1993.” Which is why everything about this song and video screams late ’80s, including the fact that Robin performed it on a shopping-mall tour. -hard brand of mainstream rock that more or less disappeared post-1980s; and a Reagan-era sense of optimism. ) Last time DJ John from Aria Melody DJ shared one of his awesome playlists on Bridal Musings – 13 Alternatives Songs For Your Walk Down The Aisle – it got such a great reaction from you lovely lot.