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Reagan-era MTV Contest Madness

Back in the 1980s, MTV ran some pretty wild contests. I found this story about the Lost Weekend With Van Halen, but there were many more. Does anyone have a complete list of those contests, or links to any more of the winners' stories? [more inside]
posted by ktoad on Aug 25, 2014 - 13 answers

Song ID: UK house hit, late '80s - early '90s

I'm trying to rebuild a mix tape made for me by a London friend around 1989-1990. One track I'm having trouble finding started out with "Are you sitting comfortably? [Good.] Then I'll begin," which is a sample from the BBC's "Listen with Mother" radio series (click on the second old time radio for a clip, starts at the :16sec mark). After that it had a very deep man's voice saying "Welcome," over and over again while the music ramped up behind it. I always thought the man sounded like Worf, from ST: TNG. Any leads?
posted by cocoagirl on Sep 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Can anyone identify this indie, children's folk singer?

I've been wracking my brains trying to remember the identity of this female folk singer from the 1980s-1990s. She made at least a few albums targeted at kids, incorporating many environmental themes. And I can't for the life of me remember even enough to do a proper Google search. Gah! [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Jan 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Rockists who tried synth-pop?

Which artists had an uncharacteristic attempt at synthpop/electronica in the 70s/80s? [more inside]
posted by meech on Apr 4, 2012 - 22 answers

Giving you the future hits today.

I'm searching for digitized archives of Joel Denver's 'Future Hits' radio program from 1984-1992. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Oct 31, 2011 - 1 answer

seeking the playlist of a compilation cassette

Can someone locate the complete playlist of a cassette that was included with the purchase of a Mercury Marquis station wagon in 1984? [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Jul 19, 2011 - 8 answers

The Edge is not on the White Page

Who would you see as a seminal guitar player in the early to mid eighties? Totally frivolous question! [more inside]
posted by gijsvs on Apr 7, 2011 - 62 answers

Happy 1980's Pop Music Wanted Please

I'm looking for fun, poppy, happy 1980's music I was too cool to like at the time. [more inside]
posted by marxchivist on Apr 14, 2010 - 98 answers

Trying to ID a song about a sweater from the 80s

help me ID this song from the 80s: This is a song about a sweater, how it possibly unravels, or involves a boy and a girl, and would have been played on the radio as a new release in the 1980s. Not Weezer's Sweater Song, something different! It was odd (maybe a novelty song?), involving more spoken language than actual singing. King Missile's Detachable P*nis always reminded me of this earlier song for some reason. I've been trying to figure out this song for years, and any searching I do turns up Weezer, and that's not it. I remember it getting a lot of radio play in Knoxville, TN where I grew up, some time during the 1980s.
posted by southpaw on Jan 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Track ID needed (late 80s/90s popular music) - Reward!

Track ID needed (late 80s/90s popular music) - Reward for the finder! [more inside]
posted by groovinkim on Sep 14, 2009 - 29 answers

Theoretical geek in 1981 needs records.

More than a playlist, I'm trying to make an entire sub-set of my music collection: I want the music that a 17-year-old D&D playing geeky almost-metalhead would be listening to...in 1981. [more inside]
posted by Weighted Companion Cube on Aug 6, 2009 - 33 answers

ObscureTVmusicfilter

If anyone can help me identify a piece of TV music from the early 80s, you all can. [more inside]
posted by evilcolonel on Oct 25, 2008 - 1 answer

Please help me identify this song/video from the mid-80s!

Please help me identify this song/video from the mid-80s! [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Mar 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Is there a music video from the 80s where a guy in warehouse washes his face in a sinkful of worms?

Is there a music video from the 1980s where a guy in a warehouse washes his face in a sinkful of worms? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Aug 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Looking for Science/Technology-related Stock Music from the 70s/80s

I'm looking for 1970s / 80s era stock music that may have been used in technology-related or science-themed documentaries, film-strips, commercials for tech schools, or even narrated science museum exhibits. The music sounds very dated, probably late 70s or early 80's. There is a percolating type of rhythm, and really cheesy sounding synthesizers. [more inside]
posted by BoatMeme on Apr 20, 2006 - 13 answers

Old pop charts

Thanks to this, I'm trying to find out what the top-selling single was when I was born (Dec. 4th 1982).
posted by Tlogmer on Mar 23, 2005 - 48 answers

What ever happened to Minoy?

He was heavily involved in the underground cassette/home taping movement of the mid to late eighties, releasing scores of solo and collaborative experimental recordings. Now he's apparently silent. Anyone know what became of Minoy? The Google cupboard is pretty bare.
posted by davebush on Aug 11, 2004 - 3 answers

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