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I heart 1988

1988 was the best year for music in American history. Or at least my history. That’s when Siouxsie & the Banshees released my favorite of their songs, “Peek-a-boo” and endless other classics. Check out 1988, from the top of my head:

Guns and Roses, “Sweet Child O Mine” & “Welcome to the Jungle”

Tracy Chapman, “Fast Car”

Terence Trent D’Arby, “Wishing Well”

Aerosmith, “Rag Doll”

George Michael, “Faith”

INXS, “Need You Tonight”

Michael Jackson, “The Way You Make Me Feel”

Poison, “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”

UB40, “Red, Red Wine”

Midnight Oil, “Beds Are Burning”

Public Enemy, “Bring the Noise”

Salt-n-Pepa, “Push It”

Billy Ocean, “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”

Def Leppard, “Pour Some Sugar On Me”

Foreigner, “I Don’t Want To Live Without You”

U2, “Desire”

Bobby McFarren, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Rob Bass & DJ Easy Rock, “It Takes 2”

Rick Astly, “Never Gonna Give You Up”

Samantha Fox, “Naughty Girls Need Love Too”

Neneh Cherry, “Buffalo Stance”

I could go on FOREVER. I mean I haven’t even touched Kraftwerk, Tiffany, New Wave and barely got into hip-hop. But I have stuff to do and you get the picture. Let’s just note that 1988 also gave us the seminal love song, “Da Butt” by EU.

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