Victoria’s 45 pick(s): ‘Pop Muzik’ by M (1979) AND ‘Breakfast in America’ by Supertramp (1979)

“Pop Muzik” by M, two different versions

Victoria McTabby says:

“Happy Birthday, Rusty!

I have two fave 45s that I owned and can still picture the records.

1) Pop Muzik by M, 1979. The lyrics were both relatable and completely foreign for my 8 year old self– we’d just moved from NY the previous year. Also, probably my earliest exposure to new wave/rap. Blondie’s Rapture came out the next year.

New York-London-Paris-Munich, everyone talk about POP MUSIK!

“Breakfast in America” by Roger Hodgson of Supertramp

2) Supertramp, Breakfast in America, 1979. NOT about breakfast in America. We don’t eat kippers, millionaires or not. But it’s a great tune.”

Editor’s note: “Pop Muzik” is one of my all-time favorite songs. I get super excited when I hear it on the radio! p.s. Robin Scott (aka “M”) is on Twitter.

Wondering what this is all about?

In September 2015, I asked readers of my inbox zine, Rusty’s Electric Dreams, to share their all-time favorite single from the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s and tell me why they like it.

Years ago, a friend of mine had a “33 1/3” birthday party where she spun vinyl LPs. I thought that was a cool idea and imagined doing that for my 45th, but with everyone sharing their favorite 45 RPM singles.

So, here we are. It’s September 2015 and my birthday quickly approaches.

Instead of having a big bash, I have a SPECIAL REQUEST to ask of all of you. I want to take a musical trip down memory lane, because –seriously– where would we be without music??

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