As a 1980’s teenager, I bought 7 inch vinyl singles between 1987 and 1989. Here are some of the ones that survived growing up and moving house; there were many more that have been lost, given away, or sold. Plus, a bonus record from 1990!
Pet Shop Boys What have I done to deserve this? & always on my mind
Not much to say about these, except, absolute classics. I remain a huge PSB fan.
Michael Jackson Leave Me Alone & I Want You Back
Bad was one of the first albums I ever owned (on cassette, of course) and at the time, Leave Me Alone was only available on the CD version, so I had no choice but to buy this single. For some unknown reason, I want you back was remixed and released that year. It wasn’t very good.
1987: a-ha, Belinda Carlisle, Fleetwood Mac, Bee Gees
Not sure what to say about these except: mixed bag.
Holly Johnson, Americanos
Little did I know, but decades later I would actually become an American. This record sleeve is permanently on display in our home, propped up on a bookshelf, a reminder that fate is full of surprises.
Living in a Box, blow the house down
Could a record sleeve be any more 80’s? I mean, look at it! Also, the b-side was called dance the mayonnaise. What?
Here’s the video, in all it’s 80’s glory:
Finally, the one from 1990… Candy Flip, Strawberry Fields Forever
Yes, a Beatles cover, with trippy funky drummer sample. I LOVED IT. Here’s the video for your enjoyment.
Click here for the albums I listened to when I was growing up.