walk like a egyptian

tainted love: an 80s playlist // listen here

  1. straight up - paula abdul
  2. 867-5309 (jenny) - tommy tutone
  3. hungry like the wolf - duran duran
  4. wanna be startin’ somethin’ - michael jackson
  5. let’s hear it for the boy - deniece williams
  6. safety dance - men without hats
  7. 1999 - prince
  8. it’s raining men - the weather girls
  9. maneater - darryl hall & john oates
  10. dancing with myself - billy idol
  11. walk like an egyptian - the bangles
  12. africa - toto
  13. mr. roboto - styx
  14. let’s groove - earth, wind & fire
  15. take on me - a-ha
  16. video killed the radio star - the buggles
  17. vogue - madonna
  18. cold hearted - paula abdul
  19. physical - olivia newton john
  20. hey mickey - toni basil
  21. super freak - rick james
  22. wake me up before you go-go - wham!
  23. like a virgin - madonna
  24. sweet dreams (are made of this) - eurythmics
  25. tainted love - soft cell
  26. i wanna dance with somebody - whitney houston
  27. what’s love got to do with it - tina turner
  28. always something there to remind me - naked eyes
  29. like a prayer - madonna
  30. i melt with you - modern english
  31. dont you (forgot about me) - simple minds
  32. total eclipse of the heart - bonnie tyler

On this day music history: December 20, 1986 - “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks. Written by Liam Sternberg, it is the first chart topping single for the power pop/rock band from Los Angeles, CA. Songwriter Liam Sternberg (“21 Jumpstreet Theme”) is inspired to write the song after watching people trying walk while off balance on a ferry boat. Their movements remind him of movements of ancient Egyptians sculpted and painted on the walls of burial tombs. “Walk Like An Egyptian” is originally written for singer and choreographer Toni Basil who passes on recording it. While working on The Bangles’ second album in 1985, producer David Kahne finds the song through Sternberg’s publisher, presenting it to the band who record it for their second album “Different Light”. However, it creates tension in the band when drummer Debbi Peterson is regulated to a secondary role on the track, singing only background vocals and having her drum parts played by a drum machine. In spite of this the track is completed and included on the album. Released as the third single from “Different Light” in September of 1986, it becomes The Bangles biggest hit to date. The song is accompanied by a music video featuring the band performing live, inter cut with footage of various people on the street doing the signature “walk like an egyptian” dance and hand gestures. Entering the Hot 100 at #82 on September 27, 1986, it climbs to the top of the chart twelve weeks later. Following the 9/11 Attacks in September 2001, corporate broadcasting behemoth Clear Channel Media places “Walk” on its list of songs deemed “inappropriate” for broadcast radio play, due to the fact that some of the terrorist perpetrators were Egyptian nationals. The restriction on radio play for the song has since been lifted, and the record is a popular recurrent today. “Walk Like An Egyptian” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.


I was tagged by @scienceoftheidiot Thank you so much my dear, I love this game. 

Rules: You can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. Put your mp3 player, itunes, Spotify, etc. on shuffle, list the first 10 songs and tag 10 people.

1. Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
2. Never Tears Us Apar - INXS
3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
4. Big In Japan - Alphaville
5. In the Deathcar - Iggy Pop
6. Le Chemin - Kyo
7. Wonderwall - Oasis
8. Walk like an Egyptian - The Bangles
9. The A Team - Ed Sheeran
10. Fade to Grey - Visage

Well… I’m vintage! 😂

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Overwatch Character Playlists

So I’ve spent the last few weeks compiling some of my favorite music to all the playable characters in Overwatch.  The playlists can be found on Spotify by clicking HERE and going to the “Public Playlists” tab.

Each playlist has 10 songs and is roughly 30-45 minutes.  Most are lyrical, although there are some instrumental songs mixed in.  Each playlist ends with a song that has something to do with the character’s ultimate ability (whether it be the song title matches the ultimate name, or the song gives off a vibe of how you feel while using the ultimate).

Below the Keep Reading tab I’ve put the track lists and links to each individual playlist.

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Songs I'd like to see as a Vento Aureo end theme

The number one artist that comes to mind is Zucchero- probably something like “Baila morena” or something off “Bluesugar.” He’s a husky Italian baladeer that recalls Giorno’s reserved attitude.

Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs album always evoked this part for me- “Tangle ‘Til Their Sore,” “Singapore,” “Rain Dog” all fit. Very much feels like the jangly and fun/oddly sad background music for a bunch of sketchy misfits with weird powers. Hell, many of the character sketches in “Singapore” and “Raindogs” match stand users or their motifs from the part.

The easy one - “21st Century Schizoid Man” by King Crimson. It’s waaay too on the nose considering the other end titles not quite that unsubtle (except “Walk Like an Egyptian” for a trip to Egypt) but it’s a jarring, harsh, brutal, and utterly mad sounding track that I can see really building up the tension for Diavolo, a good contrast for the chill “I want you” for the just-as-chill Josuke.

Just some thoughts brought on by that last post.

If you take a peek under the jacket of a Kane Chronicles Hardcover edition, you’re likely to see Sadie and Carter Kane drawn in hieroglyphic form. Here’s an artifact from “The Throne of Fire” GN depicting their journey aboard Ra’s Sun Boat along the river of night.