Oh, the 1989, what a magical time. Aside from the album name after Taylor Swift’s birth year, 1989 is home to Michael Bolton’s hair in this music video. Oh, and its accompanying song, How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, one of those #TBT songs that I actually found on my own rather than through my stuck-in-the-past parents. In fact, my dad made fun of me for liking a Michael Bolton song for a long while (but can you blame him?)
The song is the last of the keyboard-y synth-loving 1980’s, but features a good transition sound into the 90’s. I always enjoyed Bolton’s emotion behind his lyrics, which have stuck with me years after first hearing this track. The long-titled tracks of Bolton’s hits might be annoying to type, but How Am I Supposed To Live Without You was my favorite love song by Bolton (besides Jack Sparrow of course).
Overall, I would rate it at:
Awesome throwback piece, except the vocals were never the smoothest. You can check out the song and its music video below and take a trip down memory lane: