1985 (SLYT)
May 6, 2020 10:36 PM   Subscribe

Hood Internet – 1985 (SLYT mashup).

(previously: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979)

(by the same artist: Blurring Pains, Breaking Bad 8-Bit)
posted by WCityMike (11 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
That was fucking amazing. I'm surprised there wasn't any Michael Jackson.
posted by bendy at 12:18 AM on May 7, 2020

And now I'm watching the other years. So great.
posted by bendy at 12:22 AM on May 7, 2020

These are all SO GOOD
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:28 AM on May 7, 2020

Previously, for '79-'83.

This is all so very much my jam. I love mashups, the early 80s was my high school time... yes, I am here for this.
posted by hanov3r at 7:19 AM on May 7, 2020

I like these except for the anachronisms.

I don't know why but it BUGS me that the 1984 video includes "Take On Me" and "Shout", songs that are most definitely from 1985 (and "Take on Me" is the second half of 85), even if they were technically first released in 1984. I think the issue here is that (a) this was my prime music-listening period in high school, so I remember the dates/times/places well and (b) these compilations are being put together by younger folks who weren't around then so they're just clumping songs together based on dates they find on the interwebs.

The thing is, I probably wouldn't notice misplaced songs in the 1979 and 1980 mashups. But the 1983, 84, and 85 videos? Well, I was a teen who loved pop music and those were my prime listening years...

It's fun for me to think how some of these songs evoke specific times and places. I'll use "Take On Me" and "Shout" as examples since those stood out to me. I first heard "Take On Me" in late August or early September 1985, and loved it from the start. I associate it with a family trip because I bought the cassette tape on the drive to the campground. And I was a big Tears for Fears fan after "Madworld", although they were mostly unknown going into 1985 (at least here in the U.S.). When "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" was released in Spring 85 -- the first single from that album -- I began to associate it with early warm weather (and have ever since), and then "Shout" became an anthem for me and my friends that summer. I can remember cruising along in my Datsun 310GX, blasting that song at full blast.

And @bendy, Michael Jackson didn't have any music out in 1985, so it wouldn't make sense for him to be in that mashup.
posted by jdroth at 8:02 AM on May 7, 2020 [1 favorite]

It's weird to listen to this because every sample is a blatant reminder that there's something better I could just be listening to instead.
posted by scrowdid at 9:14 AM on May 7, 2020

by younger folks who weren't around then so they're just clumping songs together based on dates they find on the interwebs.

They were around then, at least one half of The Hood Internet was, I went to college with him. He would've probably been in kindergarten or first grade in 1985.
posted by axiom at 11:41 AM on May 7, 2020 [1 favorite]

1986 (SLYT) – really good!
posted by WCityMike at 6:30 PM on May 14, 2020 [2 favorites]

... 1987 ...
posted by WCityMike at 11:08 PM on May 20, 2020

... 1988 ...
posted by WCityMike at 1:48 PM on May 28, 2020 [1 favorite]

These get better every week. Thanks for adding them, WCityMike!
posted by hanov3r at 2:57 PM on May 28, 2020

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