American Top 40 PastBlast Redux: 5/10/86

Before I started this blog, I posted about songs from old AT40s on Facebook, January-July 2017.  I’ll be moving them here over time.

I first encountered the Canadian band Honeymoon Suite via the song “New Girl Now” in the fall of 84, probably more through the radio than MTV; I liked it pretty well. However, I absolutely loved this single from their second release, The Big Prize. By this point in time I wasn’t buying all that many 45s, but I have this one. It was side 1, song 1 of a mix tape that’s now broken. It topped out at #34, which is where it is here.

This countdown comes just two weeks before I graduated from Transy. I was in the middle of my last class, an archaeology course which included participating in a dig organized by a grad student at UK. A big transition time was on the horizon. While I really was ready to move on, my friends and I were cognizant of the upcoming upheaval and were intentional about making those final memories. I can see myself listening to this song (as well as the Call’s “I Still Believe”) sometime in the middle of those waning days, in my dorm room on James’s stereo.

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