Friday, June 20, 2008

80s, baby!!!

Ole skool. That's me. Let's take it back to the ole skool today.

I was reading my girl Pro's "review" of the new Lil Wayne cd. After reading it, I started thinking about how music has changed. Today's music is different from the music of the 80s and 90s. But then are we! We're older so our tastes are different.

I thought about the music that was HOT back in the 80s. Then, I looked through the old cd collection and I picked out one of my favorite cds from the 80s.

Guy is the self titled debut album from the American R&B band Guy. It was released in 1988 by MCA Records. It is credited with popularizing the New Jack Swing genre and was co-written produced and co performed by Teddy Riley who was instrumental in developing and created this new style. It became a platinum selling record.

1. "Groove Me"
2. "Teddy's Jam"
3. "Don't Clap...Just Dance"
4. "You Can Call Me Crazy"
5. "Piece Of My Love"
6. "I Like"
7. "'Round and 'Round (Merry Go 'Round of Love)"
8. "Spend The Night"
9. "Goodbye Love"
10. "My Business"

This cd was SMOKIN!!! From the beginning to the end. Today's post...gimme ONE HOT cd from the 80s. You don't have to provide the tracklisting if you don't want to but you have to tell me the hits from that cd. And the cd MUST be from the 80s.

Let's take it back! Hollatchaboi!!


Mizrepresent said...


Now that i got that off my chest, i'll be back!

Mizrepresent said...

Okay, Best of the 80's

CAMEO's Word up album.

and more!

Kieya said...

um....i'mma pull a kyle


I was just barely thought of in the 80s lol

But as of today, my favorite 80s album is THRIIIIIILLLEERRR!!!

That video scared the crap outta me as a child. Wanna Be Startin Something & Human Nature are my ish!

12kyle said...

@ Miz
Yes! First...again

Cameo is a very good pick! Man, those dudes were tight. Wonder if they are still doing music?

@ Kieya
LMAO!!! Yeah...this post maybe a lil difficult for some of the youngstaz.

THRILLER. I think it was Mike Jax best cd. I loved that joint.

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

hmmmmm, i don't know! i mean i'll have to think of one that i enjoy as an adult because i was a whippersnapper in the 80's and i didn't own any albums until the 90's.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Ooh I'm an 80s baby so I love 80s music!! I would have to say that Janet Jackson's 1986 "Control," is a classic album!

Here's the track list:

1. Control
2. Nasty
3. What Have You Done For Me Lately
4. You Can Be Mine
5. The Pleasure Principle
6. When I Think Of You
7. He Doesn't Know I'm Alive
8. Let's Wait Awhile
9. Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Oh I must add that Guy's album that you have listed was sooooo good! I remember my older sister playing it CONSTANTLY!! LOL

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

oh snap!

DEBARGE...IN A SPECIAL WAY (1983)!!! this classic yielded the songs "stay with me," "time will reveal," "love me in a special way," and the ALL TIME SUPER SAMPLED CLASSIC "a dream"-WHOOPEEEEEEE!!!!

Darius T. Williams said...

Interesting...I'm too young to even remember Guy. I think they sang that piece of my love song, right?

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

"READY or NOT"....After 7 all day long....I've always been ahead of my age when it came to music. I was a teen but I loved After 7! What yall know about that????

Queen of My Castle said...

OMG! That Guy CD was the shiznit back in the gap. I have my dad to thank for my taste in music

Maze feat. Frankie Beverly

Joy and Pain


Changing Times
The Look In Your Eyes
Roots (instrumental)
Joy And Pain
Southern Girl This was and IS my ish right here. Gets no better than a Southern Girl. LOL

Ooooohhhhhh, Miz is so spot on with that CD. Candy is my ringtone...seriously.

The Jaded NYer said...


But in the 80's I stayed rockin out to THE classic album.....

*drum roll*


And I don't need to list the tracks because I KNOW you all already own it. Hell, I have the CD AND the vinyl!!

dejanae said...

cant help u here
i havent reached ole bag status yet

12kyle said...

C'mon now...I know that you know at least one.

Awwwwww man!!! You took me back with this one. If I had to pick a'd be Let's Wait Awhile

I love me some Penny Gordon...even to this day!

See! I knew you could do it. Debarge was tight. This was when "light skinned dudes" was in! LMAO!!!!!

@ Darius

@ Keisha the Kitten
Alotta folk slept on After 7. Not me! Very solid cd

@ Queen
Talk about old skool. It don't get no older than Maze and Frankie Beverly. Those dudes are STILL touring and gettin' paid. Good pick!

@ Jaded NYer
Arguably, this is the greatest album in the 80s. I could have picked this one or Thriller but I didn't wanna steal it from somebody else. I remember having this on '45 vinyl. LoL

@ dejanae
LOL @ you!

Trish said...

The group = GUY
The album = THE FUTURE
The song = LONG GONE

Trish said...

Sorry my album pick for ..
GUY - THE FUTURE came out in 1990.
Its close enough and it was a bangin' album. lol !

ShellyShell said...

Guy STAYS in heavy rotation. I have to listen to "I like" everyday! Of Course Prince's Purple Rain, Janet's Control, MJ's Thriller but for real Prince fans like myself. The Sign of the Times album is FIYA! From what I read people say that only real Prince songs appreciate this album top to bottom! To me this album is one of the greatest ever made.

1.Sign of the Times
2.Play in the Sunshine
4.The Ballad of Dorothy Parker
6.Starfish and Coffee
7.Slow Love
8.Hot Thing
9.Forever in My Life
10.U Got the Look
11.If I was Your Girlfriend
12.Strange Relationship
13.I could Never Take the Place of 14.Your Man
15.The Cross
16.It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night

For Hip-Hop it would be Eric B. and Rakim....Paid in Full that album truly made me fall in love with hip hop. But love began with Dougie Fresh's The Show! Classic!
Paid in Full

1.I ain't no Joke
2.Eric B is on the Cut
3.My Melody
4. I know You Got Soul
5.Move the Crowd
6.Paid in Full
7.As the Rhyme Goes On
8.Chinese Arithmatic
9.Eric is President
10.Extended Beat

Ok I'll stop I could do this all day! I love music but too bad Hip-Hop is dead! Although I've heard a few tracks of the new Nas album and it took me back to Illmatic! Thanks for letting me stroll down memory lane!

Rich said...

Shelly Shell put it down. I'm going to jog my memory (check my ipod) and come back, the 80's were monster for music.

Kandi Black said...

Man, ya'll making me feel bad...i was born on the tail end of the 80's...i have nothing to contribute...*pouts*...but if this was about some of that good 90's r&b, i'd be in there!

Trish said...

Okay since Kyle is being so damn demanding... Here is my corrected 80's pick.

Released = 1980

The Pew View said...

Baby that's simple. Prince and that Purple Rain album. Me and Mabel both had purple leather suits round the time that song came out. We was sharp as a tact chile'. Anyhow I remember the night we wore our purple leather we played that Purple Rain song back to back. Kinda made that our theme song for the night. Chile we was in there dancing and laughing, smoking and dranking having us a good ole time. I still had the fire in me even in my 50's baby.

Baby you know we still got them suits. I looks good in mine to this day, but po Mabel put it on and she gone have a bunch of kids running up to her. That chile' would look like Barney for sho in that outfit right about now. Take care now.

Ruthie Ann

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Rich said...

I can't read, you said ONE hot CD. My bad.

Rich said...

In that case...

Artist: The Time
Album: What Time Is It

Wild and Loose
Gigolos Get Lonely Too
The Walk

Mike said...

Hello from New York! Yeah, I miss the 80s music. I love Olivia Newton-John. I have a lot of music blogs if you are interested. Have a nice week!

12kyle said...

@ Trish
Yes. We're talking about the 80s, baby!

@ ShellyShell
For some reason I thought this came out in the 90s...but you are right. Sign O the Times came out in the 80s. Great pick. You can't go wrong with Prince

Even tho I said ONE cd...Eric B and Rakim's Paid In Full is arguably the greatest cd in hip hop...PERIOD! If you're a hip hop head. This cd is a must.

@ Rich
The 80s produced some great muzik

@ Kandi Black
LMAO!! This truly cracked me. Sorry. Maybe we'll do something for the 90s next time

@ Trish
Chaka Khan! There ya go! LOL. I know that's your favorite

@ Pew View
LMAO @ the purple suits. Barney!!! Haaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

@ Rich
Yeah. I said ONE cd but it's all good. There's always gonna be somebody who does that. LOL

@ Mike
Welcome to the 12th Planet. Make sure that you come back. We have a good time around here. We're here every day like bad traffic.

Olivia Newton-John was a stunna back then. Remember her hit...Lets Get Physical

TravelDiva said...

LOL. Yes that cd was HOT! Goodbye baby!

Purple Rain
Sign of the Times
Don't be Cruel - He might be a joker now, but back in the day, this cd was hot.

That's all for now, but let me read the posts.

TravelDiva said...


Thriller - MJ
Purple Rain - Prince
Sign of the Times - Prince
Control - Janet
Don't be Cruel - Bobby Brown
N.E. HEARTBREAK! - New Edition

ShellyShell said...

LOL! I don't listen! I couldn't name just one I had to give the hip hop cd! Haha sorry!

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

@ jaded nyer..ok so we must have twin brains today...because purple rain has to be one of the BEST albums of all time! i had to buy it twice because i wore it out.

*singing* till i find the righteous one...COMPUTER BLUE! EE-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!1

CapCity said...

funny that i've got BD2Write playing in another tab as I jam to those 80's hits! LOL! will be back later... gotta jam to Self-Destruction right now!

just haveta say: Any thing by MC Lyte gets my vote!!

12kyle said...

@ TravelDiva
NE Heartbreak!!! That was my joint!

@ ShellyShell
Don't worry...nobody ever listens. LOL

My joint was Darling Nikki

@ CapCity
Self-Destruction...ya headed for Self Destruction


CapCity said...

80's Go-Go was da SHYT: R.E., Chuck, Perl (didn't make it big - but i dated one of the lead twins;-), JunkYard, Trouble (they kinda lost DC respect after Da Butt. LOL!), E.U. ...

And uh, Dejanae's gonna get smacked w/ one of my butt-cheeks for this:
"i havent reached ole bag status yet" LOL! u ain't ready "young'un". LOLOL!

TravelDiva said...

Capcity you are right! 80's gogo:

Lock it, The Word, Sardines and Pork n Beans, Movin' and Groovin'. Oh Man.

12kyle said...

@ CapCiy and TravelDiva
Can't go wrong wit go go

The Flyyest said...

i was barely a baby in the 80s so i shouldnt even be commenting... but i can say I DID use to always dance with my mom to

with my teddy bear...hahahahah

and my aunt used to always make me dance to songs... like pump it hottie by redhead kingpin!! hashahahaha

bobby brown... "every lil step i will be there, every lil move i make... well be together"

OK WAIT IS THAT 80's OR 90's????

the old me said...

Damn just how OLD are you. Just kidding I know every song that you put on that list so i guess that makes me OLD...or maybe that's just part of THE OLD ME

The F$%K it List said...

I remember listening to a whole lot of Prince in the 80's.

Little Red Corvette (1999 album)
1999 and Delirious

Dreamy said...

ok, sorry i am late, my air card was acting stupid last night and i was out and about today

so i used to love New Edition and Pebbles

i can go on and on, cause that was my kind of music back in the day

anywho Kyle i hope that you have a wonderful weekend

Anonymous said...

I can't even think of any particular album right off bat. There was just so much good stuff in the 80's! We were in Germany jammin' in those days.

Anonymous said...

kyle im not as old as you so i will sit this one out.

~Ms. Moore~ said...

That album by GUY was the best album/CD/cassette they every created. They went straight down hill from there. They never came up with another CD that was as good as that album. It was hot then and now.
My 2 favorites off the top of my head are (of course) Prince 1999 (released in 1986) and MJ (the prince of pop) THRILLER!!! Track for Track the best album ever!!!

Hadassah said...

My best 80's album is defintely thriller! GUy I love GUY they had some good songs back in the Day!

i.can't.complain. said...

*feels left out*

i grew up in the 90's.



Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

Prince Prince
with lady cab driver
lets pretend we married

12kyle said...

@ Flyyest
Much props to you for even remembering Redhead Kingpin. LOL!!!

@ the old me
You aint that old

@ the F$%k It List
That was anutha great album by the Purple One

@ Dreamy favorite group of all time. Have a good weekend. Be easy in dem streetz.

@ Jewells
I feel you. The 80s produced sooo much great music. Didn't know that you lived in Germany?

@ Anonymous
You are old enuf to participate

@ Ms. Moore
I think Prince and Mike Jax set the bar for the music in the 80s

@ Hadassah
Remember the video for Thriller? Freaked me out the first time that I saw it.

@ -1-
LOL @ u!!! Maybe next week we'll look at the 90s

@ Prince
Damn! I forgot about that one.

Ms. Jones said...

Barely an 80's baby but I remember songs like "My Perogative"- Bobby Brown and Janet Jackson's "Control"..whew, definitely catch me when you do a post on 90s music, I can reaalllly get with that!!!

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

Wow. Too many to even pick ONE!

Because I could say any album by Prince, The Time, Janet Jackson. But since folk have already repped them heavily, I feel that I can post MY real fave for the 80's

Nothing Like The Sun by Sting.