Barbara Stanisława Trzetrzelewska, better known as Basia, was a popular staple on pop and soft-jazz radio stations from the late 80’s through the 90’s. This tune is timeless for me; it seems just as fresh today as the first time I heard it.
Only once in my life have I ever started walking out of a record store, only to start hearing a song, and turn back around and immediately by that song. It was 1988, Concord Mall, Wilmington, Delaware. There are many critics who believe this song is “the...
Donald Fagen was a perfectionist in Steely Dan, and he remains a perfectionist in his own solo work. This understated jazzy song is a masterpiece and never grows old for me.
Steven Patrick Morrissey is known as the main singer/songwriter with The Smiths. His self-deprecating and clever lyrics continued in his solo efforts. This song is a perfect example.
This 2008 collaboration with Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, and Gente de Zona, is a four-minute energy-filled delight.
This is one of many memorable synth-pop/new-wave danceable hits from the 80’s. It was partially inspired by Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer, and includes samples of Leonard Nimoy from a Star Trek episode.