We know this music is bad for us. We still don't care.
21 July 2021
21 July 2021 - Suzanne Vega - Luka
The breakout music hit of 1987 was "Luka" by Suzanne Vega. A singer/songwriter from Greenwich Village, the song was from her second album, Solitude Standing. Some albums, you remember where you were when you bought them. I bought this one at Record Town at the McKinley Mall in suburban Buffalo. It is the last cassette I ever bought in a cardboard longbox. And, it was a revelation.
This song is written and performed from the point of view of an abused child. This isn't something that was common in 1987, let alone for a hit song - #3 on the pop charts, and her 2nd biggest worldwide hit. Give it a listen.