'80s Music Is Superior

By Robb
Wednesday, Jun 14th, 2023
Robb Wilson in 1985

Sometimes I listen to music in my office while I work. Of course, it’s only when the music wouldn’t distract me from work. Today is a little different.

Today as I write this, I’m fairly caught up at work for the first time in a while so I’m at liberty to ‘let my hair down’ so to speak. And speaking of music and hair. I’m a child of the '80s, meaning I have a firmly held belief that '80s music is superior to all other decades.

Now, I’m sure that everyone thinks that their decade’s music was the best. But come now and let us reason together.

Bon Jovi, U2, and Journey’s best were from the ’80s. These are timeless. I still listen to '80s music. My kids listen to '80s music, and their kids will.

So ’90s people, what do you have? Achey Breaky Heart and MMMBop? I don’t think so. 2000s? My Life Would Suck Without You, I Kissed a Girl? No, I’ll stop because it doesn’t get better. Should I go backward? Don’t ask me about the ’70s. One word for you: Disco.

Anyway, I’m sitting here listening to the likes of Wanted Dead or Alive, Still of The Night (no not the one from 1956, the other one), and Dr. Feelgood. And did I mention that my office is in my grandparents' old house? The grandparents that started Wilson Lumber in 1949?

If I was in this same room 35 years ago listening to Dr. Feelgood and my Grandmom walked in, she’d kick me out!

But things cycle don’t they? Some years ago I was in a fancy restaurant and the background music was an instrumental of a Motley Crue song (for those that don’t know, Motley Crue is a) aptly named and b) sang Dr. Feelgood). And now, '80s heavy metal is common to be played anyplace, including in my office.

I never was a rebellious kid. Heck, I was a good kid. I just liked music that rebellious kids liked. I never dreamed then that the music that my teachers told me was so dangerous would be the elevator music of the 2020s.

I was too harsh on other decades earlier, and for that, I apologize. Truly, I like all kinds of music. I was simply making a point.

But something is different. Has the culture changed? Have I?

Perhaps it’s just that everyone now realizes what I knew as a teenager; that '80s music is indeed, superior to all other decades.