This past week, for some reason, the Nick Lowe hit Cruel to be Kind got in my head and stuck there.
So today, after two and a half years, I finally got myself an iTunes Music Store account and grabbed some singles from Back When MTV Didn't Suck, a historical era even older than Back When MTV Actually Played Videos Once In A While.
The list so far includes a couple Flock of Seagulls tunes, Graham Parker's "Don't Bother with the Local Girls", the song (from Back When MTV Couldn't Even Get Any Advertisers) "Ghost Town" (anybody remember the name of the band?), Aldo Nova's "Fantasty", "Once in a Lifetime" by the Talking Heads (I can't believe I didn't like that song at first; I guess it becomes more relevant in your 20s and 30s than when you've just turned 10), "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" by Split Enz (though I saw a Wiggles version of it, too), and "Rainbow in the Dark" by Dio.
I'm anxious for more suggestions; use the comments thread.