Favorite 100 Albums of the 80s: (#37) Bryan Adams – Reckless

January 11, 2018By Patrick Moran

Year Released: 1984 Notable Songs: “Run to You”, “Somebody”, “Heaven”, “Summer of ‘69”, “One Night Love Affair”, “It’s Only Love” Album MVP: “Heaven” Why I Loved It: I put Adams on the same pedestal as Bruce Springsteen and John Cougar (Mellancamp—I hate typing that) as male 80s hit machine rockers. Adams had already made a … Read More

Favorite 100 Albums of the 80s: (#39) Culture Club – Colour By Numbers

January 9, 2018By Patrick Moran

Year Released: 1983 Notable Songs: “Church of the Poison Mind”, “Karma Chameleon”, “Miss Me Blind”, “It’s a Miracle”, “Victims” Album MVP: “Karma Chameleon”  Why I Loved It: Culture Club struck gold with Colour By Numbers, easily their best album both commercially and critically. Without question is it one of the most trendy albums of the … Read More

Favorite 100 Albums of the 80s: (#41) REO Speedwagon – Hi Infidelity

December 22, 2017By Patrick Moran

Year: 1980 Notable Tracks: “Keep On Loving You”, “Take It On The Run”, “Don’t Let Him Go”, “In Your Letter” Album MVP: “Keep On Loving You” Why I Loved It: REO Speedwagon was always unapologetically manufactured rock and roll completely produced for the mainstream masses, yet their tunes often had a genuine sense of emotion. … Read More

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

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