Remember That Song – 1/25/19

Can you name the artist and song:

You’ve been around all night and that’s a little long
You think you’ve got the right but I think you’ve got it wrong


Last Song: “Rapper’s Delight” by Sugarhill Gang from the album Sugarhill Gang (1980)

Great job Roy (@rbutt14) and Cody (@bandit5160)!!!

Well, I was coming home late one dark afternoon
A reporter stopped me for an interview
She said she’s heard stories and she’s heard fables
That I’m vicious on the mic and the turntable

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Quote of the Day: The Blues Brothers

[while standing at the entrance to the Triple Rock church watching the service with much dancing and Hallelujah choruses, a heavenly light shines down on Jake and he has an epiphany]

Jake: The band? The band.

Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?

Jake: THE BAND!

Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?

Elwood: What light?

Reverend Cleophus James: HAVE YOU SEEEEN THE LIGHT?

Jake: YES! YES! JESUS H. TAP-DANCING CHRIST… I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!

Today, John Belushi would have turned 70 years old. He died March 5, 1982 at the age of 33.

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Remember That Song – 1/24/19

Can you name the artist and song:

Well, I was coming home late one dark afternoon
A reporter stopped me for an interview
She said she’s heard stories and she’s heard fables
That I’m vicious on the mic and the turntable


Last Song: “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson from the album Bad (1988)

Great job Tanya, She Who is Late to the Party (@mstrichter)!!!

So they came into the outway
It was Sunday, what a black day
Mouth to mouth, resuscitation
Sounding heartbeats, intimidation

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Episode 23: 1981 Year in Review

On this episode of Return to the ’80s, Robert and Paul welcome Ty Ray, from the Beats and Eats podcast, to the show. The guys Return to 1981, and count down the year’s top songs, movies, and television shows. Also, find out what the biggest selling toys were in 1981, and reminisce on the big news stories of the year.

As this current decade comes to a close, come join us to Return to the greatest decade ever, and check out the awesome year of 1981!


10. “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon

9. “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton


Top 10 Movies of 1981

10. Time Bandits

9. The Four Seasons

8. For Your Eyes Only

7. Chariots of Fire

6. The Cannonball Run

5. Stripes

4. Arthur

3. Superman II

2. On Golden Pond

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark


8. “I Love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbit

7. “Kiss On My List” by Hall & Oates

Hall & Oates March Madness


Top 10 Television Shows of 1981

10. One Day At a Time
9. M*A*S*H
8. ABC Monday Night Movie
7/6 tie Too Close for Comfort and The Dukes of Hazzard
5. Alice
4. Three’s Company
3. The Jeffersons
2. 60 Minutes
1. Dallas


6. “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang

5. “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield


Toys

Barbie Perfume Maker
Star Wars figures
Rubik’s Cube

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon

 

3. “Lady” by Kenny Rogers


Sports

NFL
Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 – January 25, 1981 at the Louisiana Superdome

NBA

Boston Celtics beat the Houston Rockets 4-2

NHL
New York Islanders defeat the Minnesota North Stars 4-1

MLB
LA Dodgers beat the New York Yankees 4-1

News Events

January 20 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed

March 6 Walter Cronkite signs off of CBS Evening News

March 30 Reagan Assassination attempt

April 18 The Longest Game – Pawtucket Red Sox tie Rochester Red Wings 2-2 in 32 innings (game resumed 23rd June)

May 11 Cats premieres in London

May 13 Assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II

Jun 2 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be

Jun 5 AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles

Jun 12 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

July 29 Royal Wedding

Aug 1 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM

Aug 3 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike; US President Ronald Reagan offers an ultimatum to workers: ‘if they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated’

Sep 12 “The Smurfs” animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera first broadcasts in North America

Sep 25 Sandra Day O’Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice

Dec 11 Muhammad Ali’s 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick

Dec 28 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia

Dec 31 CNN Headline News debuts


2. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

1. “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes


Contact

Ty Ray
Twitter – @BeatnEats

Check out Ty Ray and Nick Gelso’s awesome Beats and Eats podcast on:

iTunes (aka Apple Podcasts)
Stitcher
TuneIn
PlayerFM

 

Return to the ’80s

rtt80s.com
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter: @returntothe80s and Robert can be contacted at @mishouenglish
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

Also, you can subscribe to the Return to the ’80s podcast on

Apple Podcasts
Stitcher
Podbean
PlayerFM

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Quote of the Day: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century


The year is 1987 and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap Ranger 3 and its pilot Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems and returns Buck Rogers to Earth 500 years later.

Happy 76th birthday to Gil Gerard!!!

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Remember That Song – 1/23/19

Can you name the artist and song:

So they came into the outway
It was Sunday, what a black day
Mouth to mouth, resuscitation
Sounding heartbeats, intimidation


Last Song: “The Curly Shuffle” by Jump ‘N The Saddle Band from the album Jump ‘N The Saddle Band (1984)

Great job Cody (@bandit5160) and Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

When me and my friends go out on the town
We can’t sit still and we can’t sit down
We don’t like to fight and we don’t like to scuffle

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Quote of the Day: Apple Macintosh

On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like ‘1984.’

Apple Computer aired its “1984” commercial during the Super Bowl on this day, 35 years ago (January 22, 1984).

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Remember That Song – 1/22/19

Can you name the artist and song:

When me and my friends go out on the town
We can’t sit still and we can’t sit down
We don’t like to fight and we don’t like to scuffle


Last Song: “Saving All My Love For You” by Whitney Houston from the album Whitney Houston (1986)

Great job Melissarob, Steve (@Stephen_T_Sun), BeagleLife72 (@TiffanyNGroce72), and Lillian (@LilliBug93)!!!

You used to tell me we’d run away together
Love gives you the right to be free
You said be patient just wait a little longer
But that’s just an old fantasy

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Quote of the Day: The Untouchables

Ness: [referring to Malone] I’m going to see you burn, you son of a bitch, because you killed my friend!

Frank Nitti: He died like a pig.

Ness: What did you say?

Frank Nitti: I said your friend died screaming like a stuck Irish pig. Now you think about that when I beat the rap.

[He runs a comb through his hair and walks toward the door. Ness, enraged, grabs him from behind and pushes him past the door]

Frank Nitti: Hey… hey!

[Ness propels him toward the ledge]

Frank Nitti: *Hey!

[Ness pushes him off the roof. He falls, screaming]

Ness: Did he sound anything like *that*?

Happy 64th birthday to Kevin Costner!!!

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Remember That Song – 1/18/19

Can you name the artist and song:

You used to tell me we’d run away together
Love gives you the right to be free
You said be patient just wait a little longer
But that’s just an old fantasy


Last Song: “Notorious” by Duran Duran from the album Notorious (1987)

Great job BeagleLife72 (@TiffanyNGroce72), Mark (@Mark_CCFC1927), blonde as a bat (@blondasabat), and Ty (@coug88)!!!

You own the money
You control the witness
I’ll leave you lonely
Don’t monkey with my business

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