“Gigolos Get Lonely Too” by The Time (1982)

Players can be vulnerable, so sings Morris Day on The Time’s 1982 track “Gigolos Get Lonely Too”. Released as the second single from the funk band’s sophomore album, “Gigolos” slowed the pace down from their previous three hits, “Get It Up”, “Cool” and “777-9311”. It offered Morris the chance to do something resembling actual crooning,… Read More “Gigolos Get Lonely Too” by The Time (1982)

“Down Under” by Men At Work (1982)

Here’s what I know about Australia independent of Men At Work’s “Down Under”: our seasons run opposite to one another, it’s the only continent that’s also a country, it was founded as a penal colony, INXS, Crocodile Dundee, koala bears, Steve Irwin, my friend Brittany lives there, Andrew Gaze the basketball player (he was at Seton… Read More “Down Under” by Men At Work (1982)

“Don’t Talk To Strangers” by Rick Springfield (1982)

Have you folks checked out the Beyond Yacht Rock podcast? It’s awesome. Actually, before that, you might want to check out the Yacht Rock web series, and then jump over to the podcast. One of my favorite elements of the podcast is that there’s a recurring series of mini-sodes called “Yacht Or Nyacht”, in which the… Read More “Don’t Talk To Strangers” by Rick Springfield (1982)

“Don’t Mess Up This Good Thing” by Janet Jackson (1982)

I’ve already discussed how Janet’s 1982 debut album is a low-key jam. “Don’t Mess Up This Good Thing” is probably the album cut that’s most suggestive of the itchy funk that she’d go on to perfect with the assistance of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. It’s produced by Foster Sylvers, whose big brother Leon defined… Read More “Don’t Mess Up This Good Thing” by Janet Jackson (1982)