Other nationalities withstanding, I noticed a lot of Singaporeans loving 80s music. Look at how successful Mambo nights are in Zouk!
I never really got the meaning of "<era>"'s kids. Take for example, my childhood is in the 80s, but my teen years are definitely in the 90s. Do we only count the teenage years? If so I'm a 90s kid. I "grew" up alongside the Cranberries, Oasis, Radiohead, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Spice Girls, Savage Garden, Britney Spears, even JLo.
I won't say I prefer 80s music to 90s, but I definitely have a deep fondness and nostalgia whenever I hear music like Summer Rain, Walk like an Egyptian, Electric Dreams, Voices that Care etc. I remembered singers like Depeche Mode, Alphaville, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley, Debbie Gibson, Kylie Minogue etc.
In terms of 80s music, I was born at the very borders of the start of that era, which gave me the chance of being able to listen to(and as well as remember) all those music, which might explains my love for it. Personally I feel that lyrics were more soulful, meaningful and yet simple while melodies were clean enough, and many singers relied on their own prowess rather than just depending on good looks.
Even my boyfriend, who is born in the mid 80s, and would not have as much experience as me in listening then, loves the 80s music!! He says that they are "just better", which is surprising to me. And in any event, he is not the only one that I encountered who likes that era's music. Scores of people who flocked to Mambo nights, many whom are clearly beyond the 80s era are an indication.
The cheesiness of 80s music? Or the allure of 80s music? Or simply a sign of our age?
- Current Mood: pensive
- Current Music:Christina Perri - A Thousand Years