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Episode 43: Crushes ‘n’ Ballads

Welcome to a new episode of Return to the ’80s! This Valentine’s Day week, the gang talks about their ’80s crushes and ’80s ballads. This is sort of a sequel to Episode 10 from 2017, which did not include ballads, and an #80sCrushes Crossover event from that same week. Please comment below with you’re favorite crushes and ballads. In addition, feel free to check out frequent collaborator, Gill’s crushes at Real Weegie Midget Reviews and her adoration for J.R. Ewing.
In the meantime, enjoy this show!

Round 1

Caroline
Crush: Patrick Swayze
Ballad:She’s Like the Wind” by Patrick Swayze

Claire
Crush: Keanu Reeves
Ballad:Careless Whisper” by Wham!

Del
Crush: Sheena Easton
Ballad:Always” by Atlantic Starr

Paul
Crush: Whitney Houston
Ballad:The Search is Over” by Survivor

Round 1 Wrap


Round 2

Caroline
Crush(es): The Coreys
Ballad: “Glory of Love” by Peter Cetera

Claire
Crush: Saul Hudson (aka Slash)
Song: “Patience” by Guns n’ Roses

Del
Crush: Phoebe Cates
Ballad: “Lady in Red” by Chris De Burgh

Paul
Crush: Ally Sheedy
Ballad: “Open Arms” by Journey

Round 2 Wrap

Round 3

Caroline
Crush: John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler
Ballad: “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship

Claire
Crush: Nikki Sixx
Song: “Home Sweet Home” by Mötley Crüe

Del
Crush: Elisabeth Shue
Ballad: “I’ll Always Love You” by Taylor Dayne

Paul
Crush: Irene Cara
Ballad: “Truly” by Lionel Richie

Round 3 Wrap

Round 4

Caroline
Crush: Tom Cruise as Joel Goodson
Ballad: “Meet Me Half Way” by Kenny Loggins

Claire
Crush: Keifer Sutherland as David from The Lost Boys
Song: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler

Del
Crush: Carrie Fisher
Ballad: “Groovy Kind of Love” by Phil Collins

Paul
Crush: Mary Stuart Masterson
Ballad: “Through the Fire” by Chaka Khan

Round 4 Wrap

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Round 5

Caroline
Crush: Christian Slater
Ballad: “You Got it All” by The Jets

Claire
Crush: Sebastian Bach
Song: “I Remember You” by Skid Row

Del
Crush: Cheryl Ladd
Ballad: “You’re the Inspiration” by Chicago

Paul
Crush: Paula Abdul
Ballad: “I’ll Be There For You” by Bon Jovi

Round 5 Wrap


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Quote of the Day: Commando

Arius: Your father appears to be cooperating. You will be back with him soon. Won’t that be nice?

Jenny Matrix: Not as nearly as nice as watching him smash your face in.

Happy 45th birthday to our huge 80s crush, Alyssa Milano!!!

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