Song of the day: Wham! – "Freedom"

April 23, 2013

I’m afraid this post may contain a little cross-promotion…

My friend Michael (Hi, Michael!) has, for the last 43 weeks, tried to persuade me that the music of the 1980s was not the Black Hole of Creativity™ that I generally think it is. Michael sends me an ’80s song each week for this blog’s Educating Peter series (there’s your cross-promotion), and I tend to keep on not enjoying what he sends me.

This has led me to soul searching / navel gazing / looking within see what songs from the 1980s I did like. There were a few, but nowhere near as many as any other decade I can think of. (I’m very fond of music of the 1930s. And the 1820s. And the 1750s.)

I came up with a list of about 10 songs from the ’80s that I thought were excellent, wrote them down on a piece of paper – and promptly lost it. (I think my subconscious was telling me something there.)

Anyway, I remembered one of the songs. It’s this:

Wham! – “Freedom (1984)

I could type an extremely long paragraph telling you why I think this is a stupendously glorious song (short answer: it’s the chorus), but I don’t want to make this post more boring than it is, and I’d rather you just press play.