Prince March Madness Tournament: Finals

Photo of PRINCEWell, there are no upsets here. Unsurprisingly, the finalists in this year’s tournament come from Purple Rain. “When Doves Cry” and “Purple Rain” are not only 2 of the most iconic Prince songs, but they are both iconic songs of the ’80s. Voting will be open until Tuesday, April 2. You can vote on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Facebook group. So far, most of the voting has been done on Twitter. But, you can vote in all four places if you’d like.

(1) When Doves Cry
(2) Purple Rain

Prince March Madness Finals

  • When Doves Cry (63%, 5 Votes)
  • Purple Rain (38%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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Remember That Song – 3/29/19

Can you name the artist and song:

The place where I come from is a small town
They think so small
They use small words


Last Song: “Electric Blue” by Icehouse from the album Man of Colours (1988)

Great job Rich (@RichIMET)!!!

If a boy had a chance
A chance with someone like you
Are you gonna break his heart?
Let him cry for the moon?

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below

Return to 1989: February

Return to 1989 February logoCheck out this podcast episode as Todd, Del, and Paul Return to February 1989! We talk about the news events, movie and music releases of that month 30 years ago.

News Events

Feb 3 Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay


 
 
 
 

Feb 10 Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame


 
 

Feb 15 Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends

Feb 21 Paul leaves for Navy boot camp at Great Lakes, IL

Feb 22 31st Grammy Awards: Don’t Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman

Record of the Year

Linda Goldstein (producer) & Bobby McFerrin for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Album of the Year

George Michael (producer & artist) for Faith

Song of the Year

Bobby McFerrin for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Best New Artist

Tracy Chapman

Feb 24 Margaret Ray found in David Letterman’s home, claims to be his wife


 
 
 
 
 
 

Feb 25 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title


 
 
 
 
 
 
Feb 26 Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career


 
 
 
 
 
 

Feb 28 Memo by Bryant Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public


 
 
 
 
 
 

Movies

February 3  

Her Alibi

Who’s Harry Crumb?

Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects

February 10

Cousins

The Fly II

February 16 

The Mighty Quinn

February 17 

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

The `Burbs

True Believer

Music

February 1

The Great Radio Controversy by Tesla

Don’t Tell a Soul by The Replacements

February 6

Beyond the Blue Neon by George Strait

Dylan & the Dead by Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead

February 7

As Nasty As They Wanna Be by 2 Live Crew

Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison

Spike by Elvis Costello

February 20

The Raw and the Cooked by Fine Young Cannibals

Storm the Studio by Meat Beat Manifesto

February 22

Jed by Goo Goo Dolls

February 27

Oranges & Lemons by XTC

February 28

Indigo Girls by Indigo Girls

If you’d like to contact Todd, and/or order the book, he can be reached in the following places:

tgmonahan.com – can get a signed copy

Amazon: Dreamin’ in ’89: A Novel

Twitter: @tgmonahan
Instagram: @tgmonahan

Facebook: Author TG Monagan

Citrine Publishing – http://www.citrinepublishing.com/

Also, you can check out Del’s radio show, 80s at 8 in Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8am Eastern on http://www.wedmfm.com/

Return to the ’80s

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Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter: @returntothe80s
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

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

Apple Podcasts
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Quote of the Day: Footloose

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Reverend Shaw Moore: [discussing Ariel] We’re losing her, Vi. Don’t you see that?

Vi Moore: No. I see you chasing after her and I see her running from you.

Reverend Shaw Moore: She’s become so willful, so obstinate.

Vi Moore: She’s like her father. The two of you were so wonderful once. You had so much to talk about. I was almost jealous.

Reverend Shaw Moore: It’s not as if we don’t talk. It’s just that sometimes people run out of things to say.

Vi Moore: Shaw, it’s 20 years now I’ve been a minister’s wife. And I’ve been quiet, supportive, unobtrusive and after 20 years I still think you’re a wonderful, a wonderful preacher. You can lift a congregation up so high they have to look down to see heaven. But it’s the one to one where you need a little work.

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Happy 73rd birthday to Dianne Wiest!!!

If you’d like to buy, watch, or rent this movie from Amazon, click on the movie poster below:

Remember That Song – 3/28/19

Can you name the artist and song:

If a boy had a chance
A chance with someone like you
Are you gonna break his heart?
Let him cry for the moon?


Last Song: “Little Red Corvette” by Prince from the album 1999 (1983)

Great job 80s Classics and Cocktails (@80s_podcast), Melanie (@melanieofoz), Lisa (@gabbyg89), and Mari (@mariyourrealtor)!!!

I guess I should of closed my eyes
When you drove me to the place
Where your horses run free

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below

Prince March Madness Tournament: Final Four

Photo of PRINCEWell, now we’re getting to the nitty gritty. We have reached the Final Four! And, not surprisingly, 3 of the 4 songs are from the Purple Rain soundtrack. You can vote on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Facebook group. Voting ends on Friday, March 29 around noon eastern time. These should be a couple of close matchups to see who will face off in the finals.

Bracket 1

(1) When Doves Cry
(4) Little Red Corvette

Prince March Madness Final Four - Bracket 1

  • When Doves Cry (1) (80%, 4 Votes)
  • Little Red Corvette (4) (20%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Bracket 2

(2) Purple Rain
(3) Let’s Go Crazy

Prince March Madness Final Four - Bracket 2

  • Let's Go Crazy (3) (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Purple Rain (2) (40%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Remember That Song – 3/27/19

Can you name the artist and song:

I guess I should of closed my eyes
When you drove me to the place
Where your horses run free


Last Song: “Get Down On It” by Kool & The Gang from the album Something Special (1982)

Great job Roy (@rbutt14), 80s Classics and Cocktails (@80s_podcast), and blonde as a bat (@blondasabat)!!!

I say people, what? What you gonna do?
You’ve gotta get on the groove
If you want your body to move, tell me, baby

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below

Quote of the Day: Three Amigos

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Lucky Day: [Lucky returning to group, now realizing that el Guapo and his gang, are real outlaws] It’s real.

Dusty Bottoms: What?

Lucky Day: This is real.

Ned Nederlander: You mean…

Lucky Day: Yes, they are going… to kill us.

[Amigos begin sobbing pathetically]

Ned Nederlander:
[Sobbing] What am I doing in Mexico.

Lucky Day: [Sobbing] I’ve been shot already.

Ned Nederlander: [Sobbing] I know.

Dusty Bottoms: [Sobbing] What are we gonna do?

Ned Nederlander: [Sobbing] We’re not gonna get PAID, that’s for sure.

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Happy 69th birthday to Martin Short!!!

If you’d like to buy, watch, or rent this movie from Amazon, click on the movie poster below:

Remember That Song – 3/26/19

Can you name the artist and song:

I say people, what? What you gonna do?
You’ve gotta get on the groove
If you want your body to move, tell me, baby


Last Song: “Nikita” by Elton John from the album Ice on Fire (1986)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

Oh I saw you by the wall
Ten of your tin soldiers in a row
With eyes that looked like ice on fire
The human heart a captive in the snow

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below