Horrible hits of 1984: Will we ever forgive Stevie Wonder and the Jacksons?
This feels like a bad time to dump on the Jackson family and a music nice-guy like Stevie Wonder, but when it comes to the hit songs of 1984, these two acts were responsible for two of the biggest sins.
The Jacksons' State of Shock and Wonder's I Just Called To Say I Love You definitely make this week's list of the horrible hits of 1984. But where exactly do they fall on the list? You'll have to listen to this week's podcast to find out.
Our "horrible hits" shows always tread dangerous ground, because the songs we're mocking were indeed huge hits once upon a time. And I suspect many of these tunes are still on our iPods. That's okay, here at Stuck in the '80s, schadenfreude is part of the fun. And when we finished the Horrible Hits of 1983 a couple months ago, I went straight back to listening to Mr. Roboto when all the mocking was done. Domo arigato, Dennis DeYoung. Domo.
So listen to this week's podcast with your sense of humor and adventure fully engaged. And be prepared for a few of the oddest side arguments of all time: Do all women love James Spader? (Cathy Wos says yes.) And when did Sean Daly turn lunchmeat into the world's biggest catchphrase?