There is nothing like
the music of the ’80s...
That's why we're taking suggestions for our very own Class of ’82 Soundtrack. Tell us your favorite song from your time at Macalester and we'll list it here. All suggested songs will be considered for the special "mix tape" that will be distributed at Reunion.
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Songs suggested by classmates
Sorted alphabetically by artist.
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Any blues song Alligator Records Greatest Hits
We had so many great blues bands from Chicago perform in the Union or at Springfest, many from Alligator Records.
B-52’s - "Rock Lobster"
The name says it all... great party tune then and now.
Devo - "Uncontrollable Urge"
A big dance hit in the wee hours of Friday morning during Mac Weekly production night!
Dire Straits - "Sultans of Swing"
It’s funky and cool and high energy and a bit offbeat. First big hit from a fabulous band. It came out during freshman year (or around that time, anyway).
Husker Du - "Bricklayer"
Because Bob is in our class and Husker Du got started in those golden years at Mac!
Little Feet - "Dixie Chicken"
Because I loved dancing to it in the Student Union and hearing it in Wallace.
Carlynn White Trout
Ornette Coleman - "Lonely Woman"
It reminds me of the many fine hours spent with the likes of Scott Nielsen reveling in the expressive power of free jazz greats.
Prince - "Controversy"
This song reminds me of the struggle with conflicting and changing values during the early 1980s, and the emergence of a new style of music.
Steely Dan - "My Old School"
The lyric "I ain't never goin' back to my old school" was wrong, but they had it right in great music that we really got into back in those days. Before there were iPods, before you could burn a CD, friends made tapes of great songs for each other...
The Suburbs - "Drinking With an Angel"
The Suburbs were a great escape from campus. I remember seeing them in the best places — 1st Ave and outside in Loring Park — and in the most unspeakably foul places like the Chain Link on I-94 (Marie B. and Doug T., believe you were there too). Any song they did was fun to dance to, but Drinking With an Angel stood out for a great riff, Beej's slurred lyrics, and Hugo's maniacal drumming.
The Suburbs - "Music For Boys"
It's the perfect song when you want to run through lush green meadows in your shorts...
Talking Heads - Any song from their first four albums
If you have to ask, you just don't get it.
Talking Heads - "Take Me To The River"
Because it was on the jukebox and when I hear it (the original version of course) I can still conjure up the taste of the cheese hash browns at the greasy spoon... mmm…