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Chapter 169: Memory Bliss

80s & 90s pop

“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” does not sound like an 80s hit - it’s bone-rottingly sweet, like an amped-up 60s bubblegum single. “Close To Me,” another throwback, harkens back to Buddy Holly and twee fluff like “Everyday” - but Robert Smith’s quivering, too-quiet delivery changes the context, turning that lightness into a flimsy facade for a man barely controlling his emotions. Memory casts a long shadow over these hits (and all music to come), lampshaded on the heavy nostalgia trip “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss.”
1. PM Dawn

Set Adrift On Memory Bliss*

2. George Michael


3. The Cure

Friday I'm In Love

4. Die Sterne

Universal Tellerwäscher

5. Hall and Oates

Out of Touch

6. Wham!

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

7. The Cure

Close To Me

8. Men At Work

Down Under

9. Sophie B. Hawkins

Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover

10. Prince

Diamonds And Pearls

*Not on Spotify