“Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears (1985)

Tears For Fears is a textbook example of an act that made incredible singles, but their album tracks are uniformly…well, not bad. But significantly weaker by comparison. They were scorching in the summer of 1985, thanks to a trio of fantastic singles. We’ve discussed “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”earlier (damn, almost a year ago… Read More “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears (1985)

“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds (1985)

My high school experience was nothing like anything John Hughes ever captured in a film. For one thing, there were people of color in my high school. Actually, Brooklyn Tech was (and still is) predominantly Asian. And not one of them sounded or acted like Long Duk Dong. Also, I don’t think my high school… Read More “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds (1985)

“Don Quichotte” by Magazine 60 (1985)

I discovered this amazing not-quite-a-hit via Rhino’s (awesomely curated) The Disco Years CD series from the mid ‘90s. Although “Don Quichotte” came a few years too late to “officially” qualify as disco (whatever that means), it’s also not hi-NRG or dance-pop a la Madonna, it’s…it’s absurd is what it is. Absurd synthesizer music with pidgin Spanish,… Read More “Don Quichotte” by Magazine 60 (1985)