Songs: "Modern Love” by David Bowie
Without David Bowie there would be no New Romantics. So, "Modern Love."
It’s impossible for me not to move wildly when I listen to “Modern Love” by David Bowie. It’s the first track from his 1983 classic album, Let’s Dance. Is this song in a John Hughes movie? No, but it should be because it basically feels like all of his movies: warm, fuzzy, awkward, and full of hope. (That is the teenage me talking.) Still, this song is the ultimate dance classic, well, because I’m into leg kicking and arms flailing dancing. It reminds me of all the good times in my life, specifically, getting ready to rage party in New York City when I lived there as a poor, happy, early twenties gal. And yes, that sounds like the main character from Frances Ha, and yes, you are right — “Modern Love” is the title track of that movie. Sigh.