By Jack Sharkey, September 18, 2017

 

1982

Uncle Rico wasn't the only person who had a good year in '82, some of pop's most iconic songs hit the airwaves, songs that are still part of the culture today.   

 

Rock the Casbah - The Clash A song and video that probably couldn't be released today, The Clash's foray into the mainstream was controversial even by the standards of the day, but you just can't deny the hook.    

 

I Love Rock & Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts She was so...I don't know...angry, but her backing band was so...I don't know...not. But the anthem lives on.     

 

Rosanna - Toto Sadly, the audio in the official video from Toto is horrendous. Do yourself a favor and get a good resolution copy of the original and hear what a fantastic recording and mix can do for a fantastic song. And that Jeff Porcaro shuffle!   

 

867-5309 (Jenny) - Tommy Tutone Before the Internet, we were forced to go out of the house to find a date. I don't know anybody's phone number's anymore, but I still have Jenny's number on my mental speed dial. So do you.

 

I Ran - Flock of Seagulls You know those pictures of you with the super-current hairstyle and clothes you hope your current friends never see? Welcome to the 1980s kids! Image was so important in the MTV era that legend has it Flock of Seagulls had several road cases for their hairspray that trucked along with their musical gear.

 

 

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