Playlists

80s Hard Rock: The Revenge!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love rock and roll. I have several playlists dedicated to rocking out, including It Will Get Loud, It Will Get Loud II, Songs About Rock, and even Christian Rock Hard. Give me some loud guitars, overproduced vocals, and a fast tempo and I am happy. I don’t even care if the lyrics suck…just let me loose me turn it to 11, and I’m freaking happy. Ok, ok, I do like a lot of complicated music – but sometimes I just want to rock out. And as someone who reached adolescence in the mid 80s, 80s Hard Rock gives me a special fuzzy feeling. So once again, I dedicate a playlist to rock music: 80s Hard Rock: The Revenge!

80s Hard Rock: The Revenge! features ALL the hard rock bands. Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Scorpions, RATT, Twisted Sister, Van Halen, Cinderella, Poison, Guns N’ Roses and so many more. You WILL want to rock out with this playlist, so play 80s Hard Rock: The Revenge as loud as your environment allows!

Oh…by the way! I’ve been experimenting with YouTube Playlists, and I’ve embedded the Playlist after the Spotify Playlist. Let me know if this is something you want me to do on a normal basis. I might even do this with other services, such as Google Play, Apple Music, Tidal, and the like. Currently, I’m using a tool called Soundiiz, but I’m certainly open to other services if you know of one.

Enjoy the playlist, and rock out, 80s style!

80s Hard Rock: The Revenge!

That 80s Hard Rock was from 1990!

I may have fudged on the dates here….some of the songs this “1980s” hard rock playlist were in fact from 1990. Sue me. Firstly, I could argue that the songs from 1990 were in fact written in 1989 (or maybe earlier). Secondly…1990 is one freaking year out of the date range. So yeah….sorry….not sorry. Besides, this is rock and roll… breaking the rules is what we do!

On another note….it saddens me deeply that almost all of these songs were sung and performed by men. With only a few exceptions, women really had no major presence in the 80s as far as rock and roll. So, to celebrate the contribution made by women to rock and roll, next week’s playlist will be dedicated exclusively to rock artists who rely on female members.

Finally, this week’s featured article will be a cover vs original of the Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.” Maybe you say “That does Not Rock!” Well…no….”The Sound of Silence” is a folk song, so it does not rock. Still….the song really brings a lot to the table. Come back on Friday, and you’ll find out more!