PopOff! #15 Hit Me With Your Best Bass

PopOff! #15 Hit Me With Your Best Bass

PopOff! is an “anything goes” musical show hosted by Bay Area DJ Bear. Sometimes it’s a theme, sometimes it’s a big ol’ birthday shout out tribute show to a specific artist(s). Shows occur on Mondays with the occasional Thursday Bonus Beats. Every episode is a unique sonic road trip through the multitudes of genres, eras, and musicians in recorded music. So if you have an open mind for musical exploration beyond mainstream radio programming climb into the PopOff! Bubble and let’s get to it!!

Part 3 of my 4 part series exploring the bass in popular music find us in the 1980s where music put the synth bass center stage on some of the decade’s and music’s most iconic hits.




Level 42 – Something About You
Madonna – Material Girl
Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now
Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy
Kenny Loggins – Footloose
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug
Devo – Whip It
Fischer-Z – So Long
Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (12” Version)
Wham! – Everything She Wants
Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Rufus – Ain’t Nobody
The Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me
Rick James – Super Freak
Teen Marie – Square Biz
Prince – Sign ‘O’ The Times
The Knack – My Sharona
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Pump It Up
Pigbag – Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag
The Smithereens – Blood And Roses
Walking On The Moon – The Police
The Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby
New Order – Blue Monday
Cameo – Word Up
Bobby Brown – My Prerogative
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Salt ‘n’ Pepa –Push It
Yazoo – Don’t Go
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Frankie Knuckles – Your Love
Larry Heard – Can You Feel It
Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut

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