Doesn't anyone remember the one hit wonders of Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, or ZZ Top?
There's a high school reunion this month I won't be attending. High school wasn't a bad experience, I just see no pleasure in attending a high school football game and standing around a hotel ballroom with people I barely remember. It is also apparent that I experienced a different decade of the 1980s than some of my former classmates. Polled on our favorite music, here are the choices for 80s band and song:
|Bon Jovi||Endless Love (Diana Ross & Lionel Richie)|
|Poison||Celebration (Kool and the Gang)|
|Motley Crue||Betty Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)|
|Little River Band||Lady (Kenny Rogers)|
|Loverboy||The one that you Love (Air Supply)|
|Not Listed||None of the above|
Or maybe this the demented reminiscing of just one disturbed committee member. For band, Not Listed is winning with 44%, with Loverboy next at 28%. For song, None of the above is doing even better with 60%. I am disappointed that it's Kenny Rogers with 0% of the vote and not Air Supply.
I don't expect them to program to my tastes, but offering choices that look like the 1980s high school reunion from hell doesn't engender feelings of good times. When I last attended a reunion, ten years ago, the music was typically generic. Nothing excessively lame, though the DJ's complete lack of any sort of ska was, well, lame.