That is the Old School Friday meme theme for this week.
I was a sophomore in high school for the last year of the ’70s and first year of the ’80s. And music-wise, there is nothing for me to ponder or search my memory banks about. That year was all about Prince.
The rules of OSF say no X-rated lyrics. That makes things kind of difficult, as 1980 was the year of Prince’s aptly named Dirty Mind album–the one that first made me a superfan. So, I’ll go with something clean from the 1979 self-titled release instead.
I ain’t got no money
I ain’t like those other guys you hang around
And it’s kinda funny
But they always seem to let you down
And I get discouraged
’cause I never see you anymore
And I need your love, babe yeah
That’s all I’m living for
I don’t wanna pressure you, baby
But all I ever wanted to do
I wanna be your lover…
And in the spirit of my own Re-make Theme, I’ll also throw in a remake of another cut from that album: “I Feel for You” as interpreted by my favorite female vocalist, Chaka Khan.