After so many years, this old 1980's New Wave classic popped back into my head: Josie Cotton – Johnny are You Queer? From the Convertible Music LP.
It took me mere seconds to find the mp3 on Google and have it playing. Nice memories of the 80's New Wave. "Johnny are You Queer?" was so popular that any college DJ (like me!) could find it in the long row of radio station reecords without even looking.
It was a good decade for dancing. The legendary fun of ABBA was winding down, and the great "girl bands" like The Go-Go's were on the rise.
Somebody uploaded Johnny to YouTube if you want to hear it, though YouTube is capricious as to which countries in which it will play.
My favorite time to DJ at the university (if I wasn't clubbing) was 12 to 3 AM Saturday night / Sunday morning. People were having the weekend parties and would be so wild and cheeky on the radio station telephone. I ate it up!
The radio station management frowned on playing many mainline groups or hits, but midnight to 3AM, you could do what ya wanted. :up:
Here's Josie in her convertible:
This blog brings back a few memories. There sure was so much more variety in the popular music scene in those days. If only they were still around…
Originally posted by harrytheman:
Now I scrape by with house, trance, eurodisco, some lounge, and others.The 80's was my dance decade. The music seemed just right. I can still dance, though I now feel self-conscious and a bit silly. There was something liberating and exhilarating about moving with a couple of hundred people of all stripes on a huge dance floor with blinding lasers and the building shaking from the sound. I miss it. My hearing sucks a little because of it.