Favorite 100 Albums of the 80s: (#42) Whitney Houston – Whitney

December 21, 2017By Patrick Moran

Year: 1987 Notable Tracks: “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, “Didn’t We Almost Have it All”, “So Emotional”, “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”, “Love Will Save The Day”, “I Know Him So Well” Album MVP: “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” Why I Loved It: If she hadn’t become already, this album established Houston … Read More

Favorite 100 Albums of the 80s: (#44) Rocky IV – Movie Soundtrack

December 19, 2017By Patrick Moran

Year Released: 1985 Notable Songs: “Burning Heart”, “Living In America”, “Heart’s on Fire”, “No Easy Way Out” Album MVP: ALL FOUR OF THEM!  Why I Loved It:  This certainly wasn’t the best of the Rocky movies, but the soundtrack for Rocky IV kicked major ass. The unconquerable essence that is Rocky Balboa is perfectly epitomized with Survivor’s “Burning Heart”—one … Read More

Bills 24, Miami 16: There’s Still Hope

December 18, 2017By Patrick Moran

The Buffalo Bills season remained very much alive Sunday after defeating the Miami Dolphins, 24-16 to move to 8-6 on the season.  Even with a (very very very) likely loss next week at New England the Bills are almost guaranteed to go into a final week rematch at Miami with something to play for. Hell … Read More

Favorite 100 Albums of the 80s: (#45) Paula Abdul – Forever Your Girl

December 18, 2017By Patrick Moran

Year Released: 1988 Notable Songs: “Knocked Out”, “The Way That You Love Me”, “Straight Up”, “Forever Your Girl”, “Cold Hearted”, “Opposites Attract” Album MVP: “Straight Up”  Why I Loved It:  A younger generation will mostly remember Abdul as the quirky and quite possibly occasionally comatose judge alongside Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson on American Idol. It’s a shame, because … Read More

Favorite 100 Albums of the 80s: (#46) Richard Marx – Richard Marx

December 15, 2017By Patrick Moran

Year Released: 1987 Notable Songs: “Don’t Mean Nothing”, “Should’ve Known Better”, “Have Mercy”, “Endless Summer Nights”, “Hold On To The Nights” Album MVP: “Hold On To The Nights”  Why I Loved It:  Few artists of the era were better at selecting perfectly assembled mainstream pop radio tracks than Marx. Haters have and always will refer to Marx music … Read More

Favorite 100 Albums of the 80s: (#47) Run DMC – Run DMC

December 14, 2017By Patrick Moran

Year Released: 1984 Notable Songs: “Hard Times”, “Rock Box”, Sucker M.C.’s”, “It’s Like That” Album MVP: “It’s Like That”  Why I Loved It: I feel like Run DMC is perhaps rap music’s biggest crowning achievement of all-time. From their start with this debut studio album lasting until this very day they’re still unmistakably an influence for rap artists everywhere, … Read More

Favorite 100 Albums of the 80s: (#49) Lionel Richie – Lionel Richie

December 12, 2017By Patrick Moran

Year Released: 1982 Notable Songs: “Truly”, “You Are”, “My Love” Album MVP: “Truly”  Why I Loved It: There’s a lot I loved about Lionel Richie in the 80’s and perhaps my favorite was his very conscious decision to focus exclusively on tender ballads and shimmery mid-tempo pop. Of course, ballads became a staple of Richie’s … Read More