CND Song 35 Toronto

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Here we go! Thirty-five Canadian 80s songs, counting down to Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World's publication day in Canada on 7 May. Will the songs be in any particular order? No! Will I be posting the good stuff, the cheese, the sentimental memory triggers? Yes! Will I be taking requests and guest-post submissions? Of course! Will there be some repeats from 65 80s Songs? Um...yeah. But no matter! Come with me, my maple syrup guzzling, plaid-draped countrymen and women, down this bumpy, potholed memory lane lined with trees growing too close to the sides and scraping your car windows. Non-Canadians, just consider this a learning experience, though you may learn far, far more than you ever wanted to. 

Toronto - Your Daddy Don't Know, 1982 (Toronto, Ontario)

'Making your move, you come down as fast as lightning...' Many of us don't remember that in the early years the 80s were really just the 70s with different hairstyles, and not everyone was New Wave. (Check out the moustache on that drummer.) Toronto had a few hit albums in Canada before they broke up in 1985, and are best known for this song, though they recorded a number called 'What About Love' which they opted not to include on an album and...I'm sure no one's regretting that decision now. I first heard 'Your Daddy Don't Know' on a K-Tel compilation (Blast Off). I loved it then and I love it now. Please enjoy the glorious production values, and if you're in a contemporary mood, here's a link to the New Pornographers with the same song, over thirty years later.

 

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