A little old school 80’s jam to take you back or for some to see for the first time.
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I Love The 80’s!
This is the era I came of age in. It was a colorful time full of star power, great movies, totally awesome music and killer clothes. Ronald Reagan was president and greed for lack of a better word is good. Michael J. Fox ruled the big and small screens. We listened to our music on cassettes and records. For those who didn’t grow up in the decade you would have loved it.
Huey Lewis and The News put out a record (as we called them back in the day) called Sports. It was their third album and the one that made them global superstars. It was loaded with hits. “Heart and Soul”, “The Heart of Rock and Roll”, “I Want A New Drug”, “If This Is It” are all awesome songs that have stood the test of time.
It was a Billboard number one record and went platinum 7 times. I love it because its rock with some blues influences. This was the music I grew up listening to. I was 14 in 1983 Huey Lewis and The News were a huge part of the soundtrack of my life.
It’s the eighties, everything is bigger.
We decided to do some great eighties movies tonight. Netflix can be overwhelming though. Trying to decide what you want is like choosing what you want at a buffet.
Taking a cinematic trip back to the eighties – HEATHERS!
Heathers is a 1988 black comedy film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. The film portrays four girls — three of whom are named Heather — in a clique at a fictional Ohio high school. (from Wikipedia)
This movie is dark, funny and different. Winona Ryder is a rage journal writer who could be a rage blogger. Christian Slater is a brooding loner who has been to many high schools in his time. They come together as a couple of people who have more in common. Its a great movie about high school angst and shows that being wildly popular isn’t all its cracked up to be.
Eighties music is the best…I should know I came of age then.
Tonight on “Dancing With The Stars” The Bangles did a medley of “Eternal Flame” and “Walk Like An Egyptian” this is the kickoff to “80’s Week” on the show. As a teenager from the 80’s this is a very good thing.
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