I've been listening to "It: The History of Pop Music" on XM Radio over the past few weeks, and it's been pretty cool.
What's even cooler is that the XM site has PDFs of the decade-by-decade playlists so you can see what's coming up or what you missed.
Today covered the early 80s, so I've gotten to hear such gems as Styx's "Mr. Roboto" and "The Clapping Song" by Pia Zadora. That last song was stuck in my head for years until I heard a snippet of it on one of those "I Love the 80s" specials on VH-1.
Why it was stuck in there, I have no idea. It's certainly not because I liked it. My brain likes to play tricks on me, I guess.
Dumb ol' brain...