Remember That Song – 2/28/20

Can you name the artist and song:

We can steer, we can near
With Rob Dickins at the wheel
We can sigh, say goodbye Ross and his dependencies


Last Song: “Jump” by Van Halen from the album 1984 (1984)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

You got it tough
I’ve seen the toughest around

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Quote of the Day: Some Kind of Wonderful

Watts: It must be a drag to be a slave to the male sex drive.
Keith: It’s not just sex.
Watts: Oh, you want to start a book club with her?

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Some Kind of Wonderful was released in theaters on this day, 33 years ago (February 27, 1987)

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Remember That Song – 2/27/20

Can you name the artist and song:

You got it tough
I’ve seen the toughest around


Last Song: “Don’t Stop The Music” by Yarbrough & Peoples from the album The Two of Us (1981)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

Don’t you know you’ve got me mesmerized
With the beat I always fantasize

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20 Album Challenge – Day 20

Sadly, this is the final day of the 20 Day Album Challenge. I’ll close it out with a double-shot of Roxette – Look Sharp! and Joyride.

Roxette

Both of these were important albums to me in my Navy days. Look Sharp! had come out just before I left for the Navy. I loved “The Look” and bought it on 45. When I finished boot camp in April 1989, and when to my specialty school (‘A’ School for those of you in the know) in San Diego. One of the first things I did was go to the Exchange, head right to the music section, and bought myself a Walkman and a few cassettes. Look Sharp! was one of them. I loved every song, and it really helped me get through school. This was a major change in my life, and I was over 3,000 miles from home. So Roxette took me to a safe place when I needed it. I loved every single they released, which includes (in addition to “The Look”) “Dressed for Success“, “Listen to Your Heart“, “Chances“, and “Dangerous“. I also liked “Sleeping Single” which may have been the B side to “The Look” on the 45 I owned.

Roxette’s follow-up album, Joyride, came out while I was on my way home from Desert Storm. Our first stop on the way home was Singapore. There was a gorgeous mall there. Once again, I headed right to the music section. It happened to be the day that Joyride came out. I hadn’t known that Roxette was coming out with a new album, so it was a pleasant surprise. I also bought Chicago’s brand new Twenty 1. I almost included that album on this list, but decided to stick with the Roxette theme. I listened to both albums over and over.
As much as I loved every song on Look Sharp!, two of my favorite Roxette tunes came off of Joyride – “Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)” and “Spending My Time“. The title track wasn’t too shabby either.

Marie Fredriksson’s death this past December really hit me hard. I knew she had been battling cancer for years and years. But, it still didn’t lessen the blow. Luckily the music will live on forever. Whenever I feel myself going down, I throw some Roxette in my ears, and I am able to get to a happy place.

Both albums are available on Spotify:

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Remember That Song – 2/26/20

Can you name the artist and song:

Don’t you know you’ve got me mesmerized
With the beat I always fantasize


Last Song: “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House from the album Crowded House (1987)

Great job Richard (@Days_Are_Gone) and Larry Dickman (from parts unknown) (@ogmadslick)!!!

Now I’m towing my car, there’s a hole in the roof
My possessions are causing me suspicion but there’s no proof

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20 Album Challenge – Day 19

The 20 Day Album challenge continues. Today’s pick is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Soundtrack.

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure came out at the same time that I left for Navy boot camp. So, I was unaware of the film. Later on in the year, while stationed in Oakland, California, I had 2 roommates. Every once in a while, they would say or do something, then say “Excellent!” and play air guitar. After a while, I said “What is that? Am I missing something?” They said, “Haven’t you seen Bill and Ted?” I hadn’t. The movie had just come out on video, so we rented it, and I was floored. It quickly became one of my favorite movies. And the music was incredible, which also helped the movie. I loved every song, and there was not a big name artist on the soundtrack. Extreme would go on to be the biggest name on there, but it wasn’t until well after the movie came out.
Play With Me” by Extreme blew me away, especially that guitar! And the scene in the movie, featuring that song, was an awesome and funny montage.

My favorite songs from the soundtrack are “Breakaway” by Big Pig, and “Walk Away” by Bricklin.

I am curious to see what Bill and Ted 3 has in store for us this year!

In the meantime, you can check out the soundtrack on Spotify:

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Remember That Song – 2/25/20

Can you name the artist and song:

Now I’m towing my car, there’s a hole in the roof
My possessions are causing me suspicion but there’s no proof


Last Song: “Burning Heart” by Survivor from the Rocky IV Soundtrack (1986)

Greast job Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

Two worlds collide
Rival nations
It’s a primitive clash
Venting years of frustrations

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20 Album Challenge – Day 18

The 20 Day Album challenge continues. Today’s pick is the self-titled album, Whitney Houston.

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At a time in my life when I was listening to almost exclusively rock, a force of nature, called Whitney Houston, turned my music-listening upside down. That heart, soul, passion, and my God – that voice! I could not get enough of Whitney’s debut album. She had one smash hit after another off of that album – “You Give Good Love“, “All At Once“, “Saving All My Love For You“, “How Will I Know“, and “The Greatest Love of All“. One of my favorites from the album was “Hold Me“, which was a duet with Teddy Pendergrass. I also remembering Whitney having a guest appearance on the television show Silver Spoons.

This album was not a fluke, as Whitney’s follow-up album, Whitney, was a huge success as well. But, her debut is still my favorite by her. I was really rooting hard for her to make a comeback. She almost did it too. Her final album, 2009’s I Look to You, had some great songs. However, her voice was not quite the same. And you could hear how incredible it would have been if her voice was still there. Unfortunately, Whitney’s demons got the best of her, as she died February 11, 2012.

But, her music will live on forever, and it starts with her debut album.

You can check out the album on Spotify:

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Remember That Song – 2/24/20

Can you name the artist and song:

Two worlds collide
Rival nations
It’s a primitive clash
Venting years of frustrations


Last Song: “Save A Prayer” by Duran Duran from the album Rio (1985)

Great job Paul (@PaulRidley5), Adora (@Adora2000), and Lynne (@LynneAshton2)!!!

Feel the breeze deep on the inside look you down into the well
If you can you’ll see the world in all his fire

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