My Friday Jam: "Everything She Wants," Wham! (1984)


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My first ever tape was Wham! Make It Big. Really no idea how that happened. I brought it to summer camp one day to share with everyone, and ended up leaving it there.

Oh man.


#3

whenever I think of wham I think of the young guys who tried so hard to look like george michael because george michael was a stud who could have any girl he wanted. and then I think of that one time there was a room of them standing around a tv watching this video and saying yeah, no way that guy is gay while they licked their lips. (I was sort of punker at the time)


#4

Catchy, but also probably the darkest moment for 80s synth pop. The poor guy narrating the story really sounds like he’s fucked.


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I love this song. It’s like textbook 1980s pop. Ambiguously gay lead singer, check. Catchy synthesizer hook, check. Dark lyrics with upbeat accompaniment, check.

Every time this (or What a Fool Believes) would play on the radio when playing Grand Theft Auto V I’d turn up the goddamm volume.


#6

Cool song, put ixnay on the vinyl, since it’s not 1984.


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Looking back, the signs were there

Freedom has stood the test of time


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Dear fucking god, I am so old as to think that this was new. Well, at least I knew that “Wake me up before you go” was THE gayest thing ever.


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this was definitely a camp jam for me. the one councilor DJ’d the staff’s tape collection at the social dances with the analogously-aged girls’ village. Eleven-year-old girls with 2XL white tees that said “WHO CARE WHAT FRANKIE SAY”

oh yeah, I remember.


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