Wednesday, April 07, 2010

How I spent my Easter

Apart from doing the more traditional Easter activities (family lunch and an easter egg hunt), I spent most of my weekend watch music TV, specifically the Max Top 1000 Awesome 80s. I seem to have ended up custodian of my son's camera so here are a few Easter shots. The little boy is my nephew, but I can't show you his face on the internet (**wink**)

Before sharing the number one song from the countdown, there were a few things to observe. There was some really, really big hair during the 80s and there was some very average music that was played as part of this countdown, especially in the range between 600 and 1000. There were a number of times when I scratched my head at a song I could swear I had never ever heard before!

A couple of interesting things to come out of watching so many music videos... I really have to give props to Family Guy for introducing my son to some songs that I would never ever have thought he would know. He would start singing along (for example Take On Me by A-Ha) and I would wonder how he know that song, and the answer was ... Family Guy.

We did have one moment of dissention when You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive came on. I had recently downloaded Flo Rida's song Right Round for him and so I was talking to the boy about how it is basically the same song, so I was a bit surprised about when he proclaimed that the Dead or Alive version was boring. When I mentioned this on Twitter, someone pointed me in the direction of the Marilyn Manson version of the same song. I don't normally like Marilyn Manson, but that was a pretty good version!

So here was the top 10:

10. What You Need by INXS
9. Tainted Love by Soft Cell
8. Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran
7. Thriller by Michael Jackson
6. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
5. I Still Haven't Found What I am Looking For by U2
4. Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams
3. Like a Virgin by Madonna
2. Take on Me by A-Ha

and the number 1 was

Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi!

Whilst I am pretty happy with the result I should probably clarify that I have no idea what the criteria was for this countdown, or who actually put it together! I did manage to play lots of Facebook games, and do some blogging, but other that it was 80s music all the way, all four days of the long weekend!


  1. A bit of a surprise, but a worthy winner I think. What an endurance test!
    Have you heard the Bon Jovi tribute version of Living on a Prayer for 9/11. You wouldn't think that slowing it down would make so much difference.

  2. No I haven't. Have you heard the version they did of Stand By Me in support of the Iranian people a while ago

  3. You should try the Manson version of Tainted Love as well - that works really well. Pah Flo Rider...



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