I’ve become a huge fan of Dave Steed’s Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s over at Popdose. Over the past year, he has undertaken a monumental task: to blog about each and every song in the 1980s that peaked between number 41 and 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
He’s uncovered some wonderful gems that, due to some unsmiling god, failed to make the Top 40 – songs like The Cure’s “Lullaby’ and the Hooters’ “All You Zombies.” He’s also reminded us of the real stinkers, showing us why the Boys Band’s “Please Don’t Stop Me Baby (I’m on Fire)” only made it to #61. (Did you ever hear Toni Basil’s follow up to “Mickey” called “Shoppin’ from A to Z”? Don’t.)
What’s amazing is that 10 months into it, he’s only gotten through the letter “H.” So I have hundreds of songs left to sample, reminisce upon and possibly ridicule.