Remember That Song – 7/5/18

Can you name the artist and song:

But now is a new time
There is a new place
Where dreams just can’t come true
It started the day when I left you


Last song: “The Stroke” by Billy Squier from Don’t Say No (1981)

Great job sweetpurplejune and Joel (@jeverson21)!!!

Do your fancy dances
You can’t stop

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Quote of the Day: Born on the Fourth of July

Mrs. Kovic: [enters the room, beaming] Ronnie, Ronnie, you’re doing the right thing! Communism has to be stopped! It’s God’s will that you go, and I’m proud of you.

[gently pats his shoulder]

Mrs. Kovic: Just be careful, that’s all.

[pause]

Ron Kovic: Don’t you know what it means to me to be a Marine, Dad? Ever since I was a kid I’ve wanted this – I’ve wanted to serve my country – and I want to go. I want to go to Vietnam – and I’ll die there if I have to.

Happy 56th birthday to Tom Cruise!!!

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Remember That Song – 7/3/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Do your fancy dances
You can’t stop


Last Song: “Crush on You” by The Jets from the album The Jets (1986)

Great job Bryan (@BryanBoo29)!!!

I never knew a rumor could spread so fast
‘Cause now the word is out all over town
That I’m longing for you

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Mount Radmore of Music

This weekend, I listened to the latest episode of the totally awesome podcast Talk Talk with Martha Quinn. If you don’t subscribe and listen to that podcast, I highly recommend that you do. This most recent episode featured a heated discussion about who should appear on the ’80s music version of Mount Rushmore, which Martha named Mount Radmore. These are the songs that we would consider the founding fathers of the ’80s sound. There are so many great artists that are definitely deserving of monuments. But, if you had to choose only 4 who actually influenced the sound of the ’80s, who would you choose?

As you can imagine, things got heated on the podcast in the iHeart80s Radio 103.7 studios. Martha’s husband, Jordan, and iHeart80s Radio 103.7 DJ, Little Ricci, even got pulled into the debate.

I would highly recommend listening to this episode, then come back, and let me know who you would pick for your Mount Radmore.


I know that this will spark some debate, but I will give you my picks anyway.

Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles

Released in 1979, this song was a major influence for what was to come in ’80s Pop, New Wave, and just that fun, quirky, 80s attitude. Not to mention that it also kicked off MTV, which pretty much defined our 80s generation.

Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang

Here is another song that was released in 1979, and influenced an entire genre of music, and a lifestyle. Thanks to The Sugarhill Gang, we got some Newcleus, and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and me with my boombox, parachute pants, cardboard, and some kick-ass break dancing moves. Without Rapper’s Delight, we may not have had Run-DMC (which would also mean no Aerosmith comeback), and other awesome Rap acts of the ’80s.

Tossup between “Cum on Feel the Noize” by Quiet Riot and “Rock Of Ages” by Def Leppard

I’m cheating here, but I give these two songs a tie. Both of these versions were released in 1983. Rock music had been around for a long time. But, these two songs brought hard rock to the mainstream. This would lead to big hair, big parties, and big attitudes that made the 80s so much fun.

Let The Music Play” by Shannon

Shannon may have been a one-hit wonder, but this one hit would define a brand new genre of music with Freestyle. This style of music would carry on through the early ’90s. It smoothly transitioned 70s disco to 80s dance-pop. This would lead to Exposé, The Cover Girls, Stevie B, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, and Sweet Sensation. An 80s high school dance would not be complete without us dancing (even badly) to a song by any of these Freestyle artists, thanks to Shannon.


OK, I know I got this all wrong. There were thousands of artists in the 80s, and we can only pick a handful. Who would you pick for your Mount Radmore? I’d love to hear from you!

Remember That Song – 7/2/18

Can you name the artist and song:

I never knew a rumor could spread so fast
‘Cause now the word is out all over town
That I’m longing for you


Last Song: “Too Shy” by Kajagoogoo from the album White Feathers (1983)

Great job Karen (@dovey_karen)!!!

Modern medicine falls short of your complaints
Try a little harder

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Quote of the Day: Coming to America

Prince Akeem: Good morning, my neighbors!

Voice: Hey, fuck you!

Prince Akeem: [genuinely happy] Yes, yes! Fuck you too!

Coming to America was released on this day 30 years ago (June 29, 1988)

 

 

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Remember That Song – 6/29/18

Can you name the artist and song:

Modern medicine falls short of your complaints
Try a little harder


Last Song: “In Too Deep” by Genesis from Invisible Touch (1987)

Great job Karen (@dovey_karen) and 80s Mixed (@80sMixed)!!!

All this time, I still remember everything you said,
There’s so much you promised, how could I ever forget

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Quote of the Day: Better Off Dead

Monique Junot: I figured if we had nothing to say to each other he would get bored; go away. But instead he uses it as an excuse to put his testicles all over me.

Lane Myer: Excuse me?

Monique Junot: You know, like octopus? Testicles?

Lane Myer: Ohhhh. Tentacles. N-T. Tentacles; big Difference.

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Remember That Song – 6/28/18

Can you name the artist and song:

All this time, I still remember everything you said,
There’s so much you promised, how could I ever forget


Last Song: “Close My Eyes Forever” by Lita Ford with Ozzy Osbourne from the album Lita (1989)

Great job Bryan (@BryanBoo29)!!!

Heaven is in the palm of my hand and it’s waiting here for you
What am I supposed to do with a childhood tragedy

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Quote of the Day: The Last Dragon

TITLE: LAST DRAGON ¥ PERS: TAIMAK ¥ YEAR: 1985 ¥ DIR: SCHULTZ, MICHAEL ¥ REF: LAS016AB ¥ CREDIT: [ THE KOBAL COLLECTION / TRI-STAR/MOTOWN ]
Sho’nuff: Well, well, well. If it ain’t the serious, elusive Leroy Green. I’ve been waiting a long time for this, Leroy. I am sick of hearing these bullshit Superman stories about the – Wassah! – legendary Bruce Leroy catching bullets with his teeth. Catches bullets with his teeth? Nigga please.

Leroy Green: The secret awaits eyes unclouded by ambition.

Sho’nuff: WHAT?

Leroy Green: Those who are bound by desire see only that which can be held in their hands.

Sho’nuff: See, now it is mumbo jumbo like that, and skinny little lizards like you thinkin’ they the last dragon that gives kung-fu a bad name. Get up, Leroy, I got somethin’ real fo’ yo’ ass in these hands.

Happy 54th birthday to Taimak!!!

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