i've gotta give 1983 credit: there were a lot of breakthrough albums, songs, and artists who we're still listening to.
highest first: michael jackson's "thriller," though it was technically released in 1982, it dominated the charts, conversation, and wannabe dance moves, throughout 1983. but there were some other amazing songs and artists too:
cyndi lauper's 2 biggest and most lasting hits, zz top's "legs" and "sharp dressed man," prince, hall & oates all were in their prime. like herbie hancock, and frankie goes to hollywood, a number of other artists, had their biggest hits in 1983: the police, huey lewis, billie joel, eddie grant, the eurythmics, the clash and the cure. and...
the year 1991 just doesn't seem that long ago. the music just still sounds so fresh. i'll have eddie vedder and pearl jam (right) with their powerful chords and voice, some michael jackson, and the simpsons hit that michael jackson produced and sang on, under an alias.
i won't forget queen, mc hammer, mr. bungle, primus, red hot chili peppers' big change-of-dynamic, and chick corea's elektrik band.
the star of my show are two creative and beautiful tracks played by uruguayan roberto perera. (thanks tim for first giving me that cd back in 1991) he plays the panamanian harp like a new age jazz musician--smooth...fluid...joyful...
the songs can be see here.