I'll let you decide if this lip sync does justice to the 80s song or not.
Friday, March 29, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
FUNNY MEMES - MUSIC FROM THE 80sThe winter is coming to an end, but, there still may be a freak storm ahead. Joe Jackson may want to take note and not be 'steppin' out tonight'.
|Joe Jackson won't be steppin' out|
|Jenny's number 867-5309 is in the forecast|
|Using an 80s cell phone to dail up 867-5309, Jenny!|
|Under Pressure with David Bowie|
|Sammy Hagar made it very clear he can't drive 55|
|Tears for Fears - Songs from the big chair literally|
|Ozzy Osborne - No More Tears!|
|Dancing in the dark with Bruce Springsteen|
|Reo Speedwagon couldn't fight the feeling they had big hair|
|Hit Pat Benatar with my best shot - a right hook!|
|Back in my day we watched VHS movies|
|WHAM and Grumpy Cat meme|
Thursday, March 14, 2019
FUNNY 80s MUSIC QUESTIONS FEATURED ON JEOPARDYThere have been a few times that questions on that great game show Jeopardy have been related to 80s music - now, that is a category I could beat Ken Jennings at! And, the umph that Alex Trebeck puts into those questions just shows us how much he loves his 80s music too!
I wouldn't be surprised if Greg Kihn's song Jeopardy was not about love, but, about that quiz show!
|Alex Trebeck and Greg Kihn Band both share JEOPARDY|
|Rick Astley is never gonna give you up, let you down on Jeopardy|
It was a music question. A 'name-that-band' type of question. We were given the following lyrics,
|GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS|
The first contestant answers something close to Twisted Sister...
|Ugh, what is Twister Sister Alex?|
|Alex Trebeck corrects them - it's TWISTED SISTER|
|Who is WHAM? George Michael and the other guy.|
|Alex Trebeck doesn't like WHAM|
|Girls, Girls, Girls by Monty Crew|
|Alex loves his Motley Crue|
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
80s New Wave Gave Us Some Great Song QuotesI find myself humming tunes from 80s new wave songs all the time. There are some lyrics that get stuck in my head and loop over and over and over and over...
The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio StarI think of this song everytime I see and old VCR. Yes, I see them a lot b/c I do a fair bit of thrift store shopping and visit antique markets (yes, the VCR is now an antique!)
“In my mind and in my car
We can’t rewind we’ve gone too far
Pictures came and broke your heart
Put all the blame on VCR”
|Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star|
The Pretenders - Don't Get Me WrongWhen I'm out diamond collecting or visiting my local jeweller (which happens once a decade) I see light refracted, which reminds me of the Pretenders' song Don't Get Me Wrong. How scientific / geeky is that reference to light refracting?
“Don’t get me wrong
If I split like light refracted"
|The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong|
Gary Numan - CarsI heard this song occasionally, ironically, only on the radio in my car. However, I hear it in my head all the time. It's an earworm that reappears often for some reason. Maybe because it is so catchy!
Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
|Gary Numan - Cars|
The Cars - Let The Good Times RollSpeaking of cars, how about my favourite new wave band The Cars?! Let the good times roll (on four wheels?) is a lick that rolls around in my ear all the time. Why? I can't explain the brain, sorry.
|The Cars - Let The Good Times Roll|
Orchestra Movements In The Dark - If You LeaveI still think the name of the band is so strange, but, that's how bands are right? Artistic, creative, pushing the boundaries. And, everything can be explained by saying, 'hey, it was the 80s'.
The song If You Leave takes you right back to The Breakfast Club and that whole 80s era. If I hear this song in the morning it takes over my mind and repeats all day - which is both good and bad.
|Orchestra Movements In The Dark - If You Leave|
As a side note: I wonder if movements by the orchestra in the dark drive the conductor insane? I bet they do.
|Orchestra Movements In The Dark - 80s music or conductor's pet peeve|
The Police - Can't Stand LosingThis song literally repeats over and over again - both in my mind and in the song. Once you start you know you can't stop until you've repeated the chorus about sixteen times. What a great song. I had the cassette.
|The Police - Can't Stand Losing|
The Vapours - Turning JapaneseIn the 80s Japan was on the minds of many in the music industry. They had the walkman! This influence was shown through the forefront of music - The Vapours! Their hit Turning Japanese really brought this shift in world dominance to the forefront. And it was fun to sing!
|The Vapours - Turning Japanese|
|The Vapours - Turning Japanese song quote|
For you hardcore Vapour fans, I've found a really strange take on the song - turning Japanese = turning into Godzilla.