Thursday, 16 January 2020



Part of the second British Invasion, these new wave 80s icons put together some memorable tunes. Heavy on the synth, and great with the catchy choruses, they had multiple number one hits in the mid 1980s. Hits like Shout, Everybody Wants To Rule the World, Head Over Heels, Mad World, Sowing The Seeds Of Love. Their album Songs From The Big Chair is a staple of almost everyone's vinyl collection...or at least anyone with good taste. 
Songs From The Big Chair - Tears For Fears album
Let it all out

Your welcome for getting that little song in your head.
Singing Shout by Tears for Fears
I'm not sure which one was the shouter - Curt Smith or the other dude?
Shout Shout Let it All out meme
What catchy songs Tears had. Yes, I shortened the name to make it hipper - Tears! You can learn the chorus of Shout in about ten seconds and it just sticks with you on so many levels. You can sing, you can shout, you can just let it all out. It's therapeutic.
I feel it may be wrong to whisper the song Shout. What do you think?
Shout Tears for Fears meme
If you don't love Shout, or shouting in general. Perhaps you liked Everybody wants to rule the world?
Rumour has it that Drake likes this song.
Drake's reactions to Tears for Fears songs
Which band member thought of the idea for the song? Roland takes credit, but I have a feeling Curt Smith was on that same train of thought. Choo-Choo.
The breakthrough moment when Roland and Curt realized Everybody Wants To Rule The World!
Everybody wants to rule the world was the theory of Tears for Fears
This song has staying power. If you just look at the world today you can see the song is still relevant. Kim Jong and Trump both have this song on their playlists.
Tears for Fears Trump and Kim want to rule the world
Calm down earth, Roland and Curt did not actually expect to rule you. Or did they?
Tears for Fears rules a Mad World
Even the fashion of these guys is still hip. Remember the video for Head Over Heels? Curt is head over heels in love with the big-haired librarian. And he has those big 80s style glasses, which all the hipsters are wearing today.
Tears for Fears awkward 80s fashion
And of course tears have been a part of humanity for all of time. Usually it's tears of sadness not tears for fears, but, some say tomato some say tomato.

Tears for Fears meme

Thursday, 9 January 2020



There are some memorable lyrics from our favourite songs from the 80s. Here are a few to bring on that sentimental feeling.

Africa by Toto - the first few lyrics, I HEAR THE DRUMS ECHO INTO NIGHT... with the soft drumming in the background. Oh what a feeling.

Africa - TOTO
 The quintessential 80s teen movie song from the Breakfast Club. Simple Minds - DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME.
Don't forget about me - Simple Minds
My personal favourite, that totally awesome new wave band The Cars with WHO'S GOING TO DRIVE YOU HOME TONIGHT? 
Drive - The Cars
Phil Collins made my list with EASY LOVER! Because, he's and easy lover. Mullet included.
easy lover - Phil Collins
Don't You Want Me by The Human League has some lines that remind me of that great 80s film with Tom Cruise - Cocktail.
Don't You Want Me Tom Cruise - The Human League
80s ballads must be included. REO SPEEDWAGON - Keep on Loving You. I'm gonna keep on repeating this line in my head all day. Thanks.
Keep on Loving you - REO Speedwagon
EDDIE MONEY hits the spot with the lyrics in TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT!
Take me home tonight - Eddie Money
These four lyrics repeat in my brain all the time too. WHAM - FAITH!
Faith - WHAM
The punky sounds of The Romantics What I like about you. David Hasselhoff holding a dog tight.
What I Like About You - The Romantics
The decadence decade was still a time when you had to FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PARTY (ala Beastie Boys). By party, I mean wear headbands and fringed outfits. Oh, 80s fashion!
Fight For Your Right To Party - Beastie Boys

Wednesday, 18 December 2019



You may remember the old lady asking, "where's the beef?"

Where's the beef - wonderful 80s tagline

Seems funny now that someone would ask for more meat. I think kids nowadays would be asking for less meat or worse - almost-meat! Where's the beyond-meat? 

Where's the beef at - newage speak
Did you know that the 'where's the beef lady' was 81 years old when they made the commercial. Clara Peller is her name. Not an actress, but somehow ended up on the commercial and sparked that infamous tagline.

Where's the beef hurt McDonalds

According to the urban dictionary, the phrase 'where's the beef' can be used to insinuate that a man is not very big in the you-know-what.

Where's the beef. It's undercooked and starting to eat the salad.

Thursday, 28 November 2019



Billy Idol is an iconic icon of the 80s, and he is still rockin' today. He claimed that he was always Dancing With Myself, but I have proof that isn't true!

Billy Idol Dancing with myself

With a REBEL YELL we cried more, more, more...what exactly what he asking for more of?

Billy Idol Rebel Yell meme

Perhaps it was for more WHITE WEDDINGS! White tuxedos were an 80s fashion trend, so that was probably what he wanted more, more, more of?

80s White Wedding - Billy Idol
We all consider Billy Idol a loverboy, but, what about the band LOVERBOY? They were making some great music in the 80s. I always got the feeling that the lead singer of LOVERBOY only liked the weekends? He was always WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND. Probably b/c that is when they would perform their awesome 80s rock!

Loverboy is working for the weekend

Working for the weekend isn't as fun as Loverboy made it sound.
Then there is PETER GABRIELLE. What a artist. I never understood his music. Like, who wants to SHOCK THE MONKEY. Was this a call against animal cruelty and the use of test rabbits for makeup? I know Peter used a lot of make-up in the 80s.

Peter Gabrielle shocked the monkey?

Monkeys do not like Peter Gabrielle
My favourite 1980s band was MEN WITHOUT HATS. Not sure what hats had to do with anything, but they did have that awesome song SAFETY DANCE. Safe to dance without hats, but not safe to not dance. Not dancing will get you socially isolated. Ouch.

Safety Dance meme
Then their other hit, which I still listen to today, 40 years later...LAND DOWN UNDER

I come from a land down under kangaroo chilling
And, they had the great videos that went along with their song. Remember seeing them on MTV. There was that crazy blond haired girl in one of them, that was memorable. Ahh, the 80s memories.

Pop goes the world - Men without hats
I've heard that some people confuse Land Down Under with TOTO AFRICA. Really? They are completely different songs.

Land down under song joke
Also, just a reminder that TOTO has plenty of other hits besides THE RAINS DOWN IN AFRICA!

Toto has other hits besides Africa, haha
I don't come from a land down under. I come from a place associated with Tarzan, Tarzan Boy...BALTIMORE!

Tarzan Boy is from Baltimore
I think Gary Numan bought his first car in Baltimore in the early 80s. That moment changed his life!

Gary Numan joke