Music that has gotten up to 88

Kenny Loggins

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Kenny Loggins, AKA Adventure Kenny, AKA Kenny Fucking Loggins, pretty much defined the sound of the 80′s.

Probably most notable is Kenny’s involvement in the Top Gun soundtrack. In this ‘nothing-but-hits’ soundtrack, Loggins dropped the mega hit Highway to the Danger Zone, as well as the incredibly homoerotic Playing with the Boys. (OK the beach volleyball scene didn’t help anything)

But Highway to the Danger Zone was really just the tip of the iceberg when it came to Kenny Loggins and 80′s hits.

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Undoubtedly the best representation of Kenny Loggins was done by the amazing Yacht Rock series. Although Kenny is a recurring character, he really shines in Yacht Rock’s first episode:

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Ronnie James Dio

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Dio was an awesome metal band from the 80′s headed by frontman Ronnie James Dio. In case you whipper-snappers don’t remember, Dio invented the devil horns (or at least their use in the heavy metal scene).

Poor Ronnie died yesterday, and will be greatly missed.

While Holy Diver was Dio’s biggest hit, Rainbow in the Dark has always had a much bigger place in my heart. I think it’s because the video is so awesome: it features a stuffy guy in a suit following this girl all over some city. When he finally catches up with her, she’s totally rocking out with Dio and all the guys in his band. Sorry dude.

However perhaps the saddest part about Dio’s death is that the official video for Rainbow in the Dark has been pulled from Youtube. I really don’t think Dio would have wanted it that way.

WWRJDD?

Dio also had an amazing cameo on South Park, which has also been pulled from YouTube (ugh). At least you can still watch it in Spanish.

Now That’s What I Call Music

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Now That’s What I Call Music! featured the latest and greatest pop hits of the 90s, over and over again. Buying one of these albums ensured that you would be just like everyone else, at least for the next three months.

Apparently Now That’s What I Call Music still exists, but I’m sure they’re only selling it to middle aged women who were girls in the 90′s.

Alternative Music

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

It may just be called ‘emo’ these days, but alternative music (and pretty much rock music in general) is up to 88.