Friday, June 24, 2005

Dynamite With a Laser Beam

The challenge: make a workout CD for Monique consisting of the hits from the 80s while carefully shunning any tracks one might deem obvious. So like "Take on Me" is out the window. And definitely no "Let's Get Physical." Here's what I came up with:
  1. Cars - "Hello Again"
  2. Yaz - "Situation"
  3. Billy Idol - "Rebel Yell"
  4. Culture Club - "I'll Tumble for You"
  5. Depeche Mode - "Flexible"
  6. E.G. Daily - "Mind Over Matter"
  7. Information Society - "What's on Your Mind"
  8. Oingo Boingo - "Not My Slave"
  9. Erasure - "Stop"
  10. Duran Duran - "Rio"
  11. Teena Marie - "Lover Girl"
  12. Pet Shop Boys - "West End Girls"
  13. Haircut 100 - "Boy Meets Girl"
  14. Reflex - "Politics of Dancing"
  15. David Bowie - "Fashion"
  16. Go-Gos - "Our Lips Are Sealed"
  17. Real Life - "Send Me an Angel"
  18. Yaz - "Don't Go"
So clearly it's not too easy to make an 80s CD that doesn't use a few obvious tracks. Fuck me. Whatever. And yes, it turns out "workout CD" means the same thing as "dance mix." Fuck me twice. I'm mailing it to Moe anyhow.


  1. Drew, thank you for solving a mystery for me with this post. 'West End Girls' by the Pet Shop Boys has been stuck in my head, intermittently, since the 90's and I never knew anything about it except the chorus. After a trip to YouTube, I have confirmed that this is indeed the song I've been looking for all these years.

    1. Oh, awesome. It is that kind of song that gets stuck in you head, isn't it?