I used to like the songs I didn’t like

As a kid, I often liked the songs I didn’t officially like.  I certainly wouldn’t have bought any of these or admitted in conversation that I even gave them time of day (oh no!). They were fairly typical ’80s chart dance / pop tunes, but they all stuck in my head, for various reasons – “guilty pleasures”:

10cc – Dreadlock Holiday:

Flash & The Pan – Waiting For A Train:

Human League – Don’t You Want Me:

Joan Jett – I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll:

Visage – Fade To Grey:

The Vapors – Turning Japanese:

Imagination – Just An Illusion:

Blondie – Heart of Glass:

Rod Stewart – Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?:

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive:

Yazoo – Don’t Go:

XTC – Senses Working Overtime:

Laurie Anderson – Oh Superman:

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams:

OMD – Maid Of Orleans:

Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling:

Lotus Eaters – First Picture Of You:

Elkie Brooks – Fool If You Think It’s Over:

Sade* – Smooth Operator:                                     [*the ’80’s coolest crush]

Fun Boy 3 + Banamarama – Ain’t What You Do:

Tom Tom Club – Under The Boardwalk:

Kane Gang – Smalltown Creed:

Soft Cell – Tainted Love:

Pigbag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag:

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message:

Yello – Lost Again:

Kraftwerk – Das Model:

Xmal Deutschland – Incubus Succubus:

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