A tour of my 45s (if you don't know what those are, don't tell me)

I’m still working my way through all my vinyl since the purchase of my new turntable. It’s a lot of fun. I love the music, I am discovering new albums from my Dad’s gift of his collection, and am going back in time by listening to mine again.

I also have half of my deceased brothers collection from his time as a DJ. Mostly trance and dance stuff, and it still beckons, as yet undiscovered.

What I find endlessly humorous is my collection of singles. Some are 45s, and some are extended mixes. Most of these were before I could afford many albums, so I was really young. Some are embarrassing and some (hopefully) demonstrate a decent taste in music.

Here are a few I wanted to highlight. Feel free to judge where they land on the embarrassment to proud scale!

Tarzan Boy by Baltimora


Its a Sin by Pet Shop Boys


Kiss by Age of Chance


Touch Me (I want to feel your body) by Samantha Fox


Strip by Adam Ant


I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister (and yes, I loved We’re Not Gonna Take it too)


Everything I Own by Boy George (and yes, I prefer the original now)


All Through the Night by Cyndi Lauper (And yes, I loved Cyndi and Madonna as a pretty typical 80s pre-teen)


Russians by Sting


and some I couldn’t find videos for… or figured everyone knows 🙂

Let’s Go Crazy by Prince

Red Red Wine by UB40

Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

Stand by Me by Ben E. King (and in case you are wondering on the timing of this one…it came out on 45 when the movie Stand by Me was released).

Lady in Red by Chris De Burgh

I am also particularly enjoying introducing all these songs to my son. He quite likes the super cheesy pop songs like Tarzan BoyI Wanna Be a Cowboy, and Harry Houdini. They still make me smile.

0 thoughts on “A tour of my 45s (if you don't know what those are, don't tell me)

  1. I worked on-air back when AM radio was “Boss!” and still have a whack of 45 broadcast copies that have been ripped to digital. Once in a while I bring out the stuff from the killer days of AM radio: Brothers Johnson, EW&F, Stevie Wonder, Gerry Rafferty, Hall and Oates, Eddie Kendricks and the hits just keep on comin’!

    • Those are all great… I have a lot of older music and way etter than a few I highlighted here… but these are mostly from my early teen years so they are of a certain, ahem, style 🙂

      You are the second radio person I’ve found on my blog!!

  2. East End Boys, West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys. I can still hear it in my head. Unfortunately, I got rid of all my records years ago. It was a mistake. Oh, well…

  3. Ahhh all awesome ones, I think I will have to go and look into my basement where my vinyls are. But damn Baltimora, IEEE that one you should not be proud of 🙂

  4. That’s the beauty of music, isn’t it? It’s a lot like life and love. It isn’t rational but as long as it speaks to you and makes you want to sing out loud, dance in the dark, fuck hard or cry for days…well, then have at it. And I’m glad to know that you know what a 45 is *giggle*

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