So one thing I find strange about my love of 80's music... much of what I love was New Wave. I had no idea it was called New Wave back then. It was just pop music.
Some of this is probably because I grew up in a small town with a single radio station that played bland easy-listening. I didn't hear pop music on the radio, but did on MTV... I spent a lot of hours just watching music videos because it was one of the few ways I could learn about new music. That and jukeboxes and my few friends.

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Of course, "New Wave" is now considered to encompass even some ska and punk, so it's a pretty broad umbrella.

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