Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#15) Prince – Purple Rain

July 31, 2017By Patrick Moran

Musically, my life changed in 1984 when Prince released his Purple Rain album. Not long before, Michael Jackson’s Thriller was my undisputed favorite album of all-time—and by that I mean the first 12-13 years of my inconsequential existence.  Man, that album of Prince’s in ’84—–between his unrivaled guitar rifting, singing and implausible compositions that accompanied … Read More

Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#16) Tommy Tutone – 867-5309/Jenny

July 28, 2017By Patrick Moran

Before proceeding, there’s two myths surrounding this song and its artist I need of being dispelled, and I must give credit to Songfacts.com for pointing them out.  I’m sure some fans already knew but I’d bet mostdidn’t. Firstly, neither Jenny nor the famous phone number accompanying her name were actually real. The tune, co-written by … Read More

Favorite 100 Songs of the 80s: (#18) Billy Vera – At This Moment

July 26, 2017By Patrick Moran

When I was 14-15 years old in the mid 80’s, most my friends idolized various athletes and celebrities.  Generally they ranged from Larry Bird, Wayne Gretzky, Don Mattingly, Michael Jackson and Eddie Murphy. Not me.  I desperately wanted to be Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties—I’m talking to the point that as a seventh and … Read More