Short Cut: Simple and Sweet Euro-techno
Scenic Route: I learned of Todd Terje while viewing Pitchfork’s top videos of 2012. As you can see below the video is quite unique w/ the mix of drugs, dancing and sadness, all within a small Scandinavian town. The song’s originator Todd Terje is new on the scene and of Norwegian descent. This is normally not my first choice of music, except when in Scandinavia. However this beat and synth grabbed me on first listen and always brightens the mood.
BONUS!!! See below for the First of my top ten songs of the 80s.
Everyone loves a list. Especially me. I have been struggling on this one for awhile now. Going from 100s of songs in my “Top 80′s Songs” Itunes playlist down to just ten selections was similar to Meryl Streep’s screaming in “Sophie’s Choice.” Each of these discarded songs still have a place in my heart, but not on this list. What was my criteria you ask?
1) Song must be in my itunes library
2) Personal relevance
3) Song had to grab me during the 80′s and not later on i.e. The Police “Darkness.”
I have a definite number one song of the decade and the rest are equal runner ups. Enjoy,,,
10) The System “Don’t Disturb This Groove”
This song is special to me because it part of the soundtrack during a round trip that my father and I took back in 1987. It was in his black and red Bronco II and it spanned across Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky. It was a business trip but I tagged along and impressed him with my knowledge of every artist playing on the radio. This song made it to #4 on the charts and still transports me back to that summer. This was the last song to make my list, barely beating out Chaka Khan’s “I Feel For You.”