A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran

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Their New Wave Synth-Pop hit from 1982 made waves at the time with its futuristic looks and sound.

A Flock of Seagulls I Ran (So Far Away) 1982

 

 

It was #1 in Australia and Top 10 in the United States that summer with heavy rotation on MTV.

 

 

A Flock of Seagulls
GIF from A Flock of Seagulls video “I Ran (So Far Away)” 1982

Whispering Your Name – Alison Moyet

From her album Essex – 1994

And if you’ve never seen this promo video, please take a look
Whispering Your Name – Alison Moyet (PROMO)
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Published on Mar 25, 2011
Music video by Alison Moyet performing Whispering Your Name. + 1994 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (UK) Limited

Stupid Girl

From Garbage and their self-titled debut album released in 1995
Alternative/Indie Rock

“Don’t believe in fear, don’t believe in faith, don’t believe in anything that you can’t break”

Working on the lyrics, “Stupid Girl” became an “anthem for a girl who won’t settle for less than what she wants”.[11] Later she added, “[“Stupid Girl” is] really about squandering potential, [it’s] our version of Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’, but a little more subversive”.[12] Manson aimed the song as a rebuke towards a friend’s foolish behaviour: “A lot of females still find it difficult to find their own voice in society. It’s just that women have a different set of problems from men… make the most of your potential.”[13] Manson added that “Stupid Girl” was “a song of reproach to a lot of people we know”, both male and female,[14] and that “we could have called it ‘Stupid Guy,’ but we thought another song about a strident female dissing a guy would be tedious.”[15] –  Wikipedia – Stupid Girl by Garbage, song history and analysis

One More Try

I’ve had enough of danger And people on the streets
I’m looking out for angels, Just trying to find some peace
Now I think it’s time, That you let me know

So if you love me
Say you love me
But if you don’t
Just let me go…

‘Cause teacher
There are things that I don’t want to learn
And the last one I had
Made me cry
So I don’t want to learn to
Hold you, touch you
Think that you’re mine

Set Them Free, You’ll be Glad You Did

If you love someone, set them free.

If they come back, it means no one else liked them.

Set them free again.

 

Sting “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” (C) 1985 A&M Records

Living In Oblivion

You can’t hide the pain, I can see it scrawled on your empty face

And I feel the hurt, it’s in the words you say

So I ask again, Am I so alone and full of pride?

To never speak out, This is my world, this is my world

Don’t tell me now, I won’t feel those words

I won’t feel the lies they tell

Can you hear my scream?
It’s for everyone, for everyone

I am so afraid of living in oblivion
I am so afraid of living in oblivion

Anything Box is an electronic/synthpop musical group originally from Paterson, New Jersey and now based in Orange County, CA. They are best known for their 1989 Single “Living in Oblivion.” The band is one of the primary bands which carried electronic music’s transition…..

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