“Computer Love” by Zapp featuring Charlie Wilson and Shirley Murdock (1985)

Technology can do many things, but it can’t get you off. It can provide assistance, of course. But it can’t induce orgasm, and it certainly can’t curl up next to you in bed. At least not yet. You still need a flesh-and-blood human, whether you’re hitting the sheets with your honey or hitting the sheets… Read More “Computer Love” by Zapp featuring Charlie Wilson and Shirley Murdock (1985)

“Can You Feel The Beat?” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force (1985)

One thing I’ve always wondered: how come Lisa Lisa’s voice sounds so much different on “Can You Feel The Beat?” than it does on…just about every other song she ever put out? It’s way more nasal and monotone. Weird. I love a lot of freestyle music, but I’m from New York and that shit is in… Read More “Can You Feel The Beat?” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force (1985)

“All Cried Out” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force featuring Bow Legged Lou & Paul Anthony (1985)

Free associative thoughts: Perhaps the longest credit ever on a top 10 hit? Maybe if we eliminate DJ Khaled’s All-star extravaganzas. “All Cried Out” might be the closest thing to a power ballad to infiltrate R&B radio. Lisa Lisa’s vocal is certainly as melodramatic as anything Jani Lane or Kip Winger ever put to tape.… Read More “All Cried Out” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force featuring Bow Legged Lou & Paul Anthony (1985)