Return to the ’80s Trivia – 6/29/22

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Question: In the movie Coming to America (released on this day in 1988), what is the name of the band at the Miss Black Awareness pageant?


Last Question: In the movie Spaceballs, what is the source of Yogurt’s, Dark Helmet’s, and Lone Starr’s power?

Answer: The Schwartz

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Remember That Song – 6/29/22

Can you name the artist and song:

Clock strikes upon the hour
And the sun begins to fade
Still enough time to figure out
How to chase my blues away


download (4)Last Song: “Tall Cool One” by Robert Plant from Now and Zen (1988)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

Like a cat running in the heat of the night
Got a fire in my eyes, got a date with delight

Song of the Day: “Mighty Wings” by Cheap Trick

Top_gun_(album)Sorry it’s been a while since there has been a Song of the Day, but we are back! I recently made it to the movie theater for the first time since, The Rise of Skywalker (I’ve seen every single live action Star Wars film in the theater from 1977 through today). And as with a lot of GenXers, it took Tom Cruise and Top Gun to get us back. I don’t want to get into a review here, but Top Gun: Maverick is a must see! I wish all sequels/remakes/reboots of our 80s movies were treated with such respect.

Since I’m in a Top Gun mood, today’s Song of the Day is my favorite (and very underrated) track from the legendary soundtrack – “Mighty Wings” by Cheap Trick.

The song was written by Harold Faltermayer and Mark Spiro. It was the third single released from the soundtrack album. Unfortunately, it had to follow “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins and “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin. The latter of which won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

“Mighty Wings” has that classic 80s inspirational power rock sound that pumps you up. It is full of power chords and Robin Zander’s sweeping vocals. It is a perfect fit for Top Gun.

Before this, Cheap Trick had been launched into international stardom with their 1978 live album, Cheap Trick at Budokan. After the success of that album, the band struggled until they recorded “Mighty Wings”. Shortly after this, the band had a huge resurgence in 1988 with their Lap of Luxury album and their number one smash hit, “The Flame“.

The band is still recording brand new music, most recently 2021s In Another World. They are still rocking as hard as ever, and Robin Zander is a freak of nature as he still sounds as strong as ever.

If this song flew under your radar, just as Maverick needs to do in the new movie, definitely check this out!

Remember That Song – 6/28/22

Can you name the artist nd song:

Like a cat running in the heat of the night
Got a fire in my eyes, got a date with delight


Modern_sheenaLast song: “Modern Girl” by Sheena Easton from Take My Time (1981)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000) and Craig (@cdennis0130)!!!

She don’t build her world ’round no single man
But she’s gettin’ by, doin’ what she can
She is free to be, what she wants to be

Remember That Song – 6/23/22

Can you name the artist and song:

She don’t build her world ’round no single man
But she’s gettin’ by, doin’ what she can
She is free to be, what she wants to be


Oh_Sherrie_single_coverLast Song: “Oh Sherrie” by Steve Perry from Street Talk (1984)

Great job sweetpurplejune and Craig (@cdennis0130)!!!

But you know that there’s a fever
Oh, that you’ll never find nowhere else
Can’t you feel it burnin’
On and on

Return to the ’80s Trivia – 6/23/22

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Question: In the 1989 movie Batman, what is The Joker’s real name?


Last Question: What long-running series returned for a final TV movie where residents of Walnut Grove blew up the town rather than give it away?

Answer: Little House on the Prairie

Great job sweetpurplejune and Roberts1k4 (@Roberts1k4)!!!

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 6/22/22

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Question: What long-running series returned for a final TV movie where residents of Walnut Grove blew up the town rather than give it away?


Last Question: Which movie, which was released on June 20, 1980, set a record (at the time) of the most cars wrecked during filming?

Answer: The Blues Brothers (a record 104 cars were destroyed)

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Remember That Song – 6/22/22

Can you name the artist and song:

But you know that there’s a fever
Oh, that you’ll never find nowhere else
Can’t you feel it burnin’
On and on


Kate_Bush_-_Running_Up_That_HillLast Song: “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush from Hounds of Love (1985)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000), Craig (@cdennis0130), Karina (@WillieSun) and Erwin (@erwin_green)!!!

It doesn’t hurt me
Do you want to feel how it feels?
Do you want to know that it doesn’t hurt me?

Return to the ’80s Trivia – 6/20/22

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Question: Which movie, which was released on June 20, 1980, set a record (at the time) of the most cars wrecked during filming?


Last Question: In the movie, The Great Outdoors, how many ounces is the steak that Chet has to eat?

Answer: 96 ounces (The Old 96er)

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