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Remember That Song: 7/25/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Out of the blue she reaches for you
And you tell her you don’t have the time


Last Song: “Waiting for a Star to Fall” by Boy Meets Girl from the album Reel Life (1988)
Great job Steven (@stemac26)!!!

And carry your heart into my arms
That’s where you belong
In my arms baby, yeah

 

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Remember That Song: 7/24/17

Can you name the artist and song:

And carry your heart into my arms
That’s where you belong
In my arms baby, yeah


Last Song: “Keep On Runnin’” by Journey from the album Escape (1981)

It’s Friday night
Let’s run tonight
Till the morning light

 

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Remember That Song: 7/21/17

Can you name the artist and song:

It’s Friday night
Let’s run tonight
Till the morning light


Last Song: “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” by The Moody Blues from the album Sur La Mer (1988)

The mist is lifting slowly
I can see the way ahead
And I’ve left behind the empty streets
That once inspired my life

 

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Remember That Song: 7/20/17

Can you name the artist and song:

The mist is lifting slowly
I can see the way ahead
And I’ve left behind the empty streets
That once inspired my life


Last Song: “I Want It All” by Queen from the album The Miracle (1989)

Happy birthday to Brian May, who turned 70 yesterday!

Great job bierpumpe!!!

Listen all you people
Come gather round
I gotta get me a game plan
Gotta shake you to the ground

 

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Remember That Song: 7/19/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Listen all you people
Come gather round
I gotta get me a game plan
Gotta shake you to the ground


Last Song: “She Works Hard For The Money” by Donna Summer from the album She Works Hard For The Money (1983)

Great job Brent (@jonbrent13)!!!

 

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Remember That Song: 7/18/17

Can you name the artist and song:

9 am on the hour hand
And she’s waiting for the bell
And she’s looking real pretty
She’s waiting for her clientele


Last Song: “State of Shock” by The Jacksons featuring Mick Jagger from the album Victory (1984)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

I like your style
It makes me wild
You take it to me good
You like it
Know you should

 

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Remember That Song: 7/12/17

Can you name the artist and song:

You’re liftin’ me up
Never let me down
And I smile
Whenever you’re around


Last Song: “Wanted Dead Or Alive” by Bon Jovi from Slippery When Wet (1986)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk), and MC Chunky (@MCChunkyA)!!!

Sometimes you tell the day
By the bottle that you drink
And times when you’re alone all you do is think

 

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Remember That Song: 7/11/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Sometimes you tell the day
By the bottle that you drink
And times when you’re alone all you do is think


Last Song: “West End Girls” by Pet Shop Boys from the album Please (1986)

Great job bierpumpe, Jim (@JimVilk), and MC Chunky (@MCChunkyA)!!!

Too many shadows whispering voices
Faces on posters too many choices
If when why what how much have you got

 

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Remember That Song: 7/10/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Too many shadows whispering voices
Faces on posters too many choices
If when why what how much have you got


Last Song: “Burning Heart” by Survivor from the Rocky IV soundtrack (1985)

Deep in our soul
A quiet ember
Know it’s you against you
It’s the paradox
That drives us on

 

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Episode 16: Footloose


The Return to the ’80s Podcast is back! We return in a big way, talking about one of the most iconic ’80s movies. Robert and Paul are joined once again by Marissa (who last appeared on the ’80s Crushes episode). So come cut loose with Return to the ’80s, where dancing IS allowed, and join in on the discussion of this classic movie, and enjoy some great music along the way!


Opening

– Robert’s Tesla/Poison/Def Leppard concert review

– Marissa takes one for the team and reviews the Dirty Dancing television remake

– Danger Zone! Are we going to see an oiled up Val Kilmer? Top Gun sequel in the works.

Play This, Not That

Instead of “Danger Zone

Play “Nobody’s Fool (Theme from “Caddyshack II”)

Shall We Play a Game?

Remember That Song
We’ve always had time on our sides
But now it’s fading fast
Every second
Every moment
We’ve got to, we’ve gotta make it last

‘80s Trivia

On the show thirtysomething, what was the name of the company Michael and Elliot owned in the first season?

Footloose

– Released February 17, 1984
– Made $80 million domestically with an $8 million budget

Cast

– Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack
– Lori Singer as Ariel Moore
– Chris Penn as Willard Hewitt
– Sarah Jessica Parker as Rusty
– John Lithgow as Reverend Shaw Moore
– Dianne Wiest as Vi Moore
– Jim Youngs as Chuck Cranston

– Directed by Herbert Ross
– Written by Dean Pitchford who also wrote or cowrote every song here

Fun Facts

– The dancing feet in the opening credit sequence contained many of the cast and crew. Over 150 different pairs of feet were shot. The dancer with the gold shoes was actually Kenny Loggins.

– The scenes where Chris Penn learns to dance were purposely added to the script because he really didn’t know how to dance!

– With the Principal’s knowledge, 24-year-old Kevin Bacon attended the Payson Utah High School as “Ren McCormack”, a transfer student from Philadelphia to get into his role. With his narrow tie and new-wave haircut, he was treated pretty much like in the film. Bacon gratefully left with the location scouts on the afternoon of the first day.

– Pecking order: Wyoming < Nebraska < Illinois

Movie Talk

– Opening scene
– Was that kid really sleeping? Reverend Shaw’s sermon
– Psycho? Rebel? You be the judge, while listening to Sammy Hagar’s “The Girl Gets Around”
– What does Robert, who is an English teacher, think of book burning. We’ll give you 1 guess
– “Do you read much?” – Slaughterhouse Five discussion
– Drive-in diner dancing scene Dancing in the Sheets by Shalamar
– Ren pulls into school blaring Metal Health
– They sell men’s clothes where you got that? Ren meets Willard
– We find out dancing is banned
– Ren gets pulled over
– Ariel wants to go to college and get out of that town – “Somebody’s Eyes” by Karla Bonof
– Awesome tractor chicken scene – Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler
– Angry dance – Never by Moving Pictures
– Dancing in Bomont is illegal. Underage drinking? Perfectly acceptable
– Look out Moving Pictures! Marissa and Robert perform “What About Me” for the first installment of Return to the ’80s Karaoke
– Ren and Ariel – train scene
– The gyrating in the seats from listening to music caused the car accident that killed Ariel’s brother. ALCOHOL HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT!
– Willard can’t dance
– Creepy dude tries picking up high school student, Rusty
– ’80s Movie + Bar Scene = FIGHT!!!
– Shaw and Vi at church – 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.
– MONTAGE!!!!!! Let’s Hear It For the Boy by Deniece Williams
– Ren teaches Willard how to dance. In every possible place where they can be seen. In a town that does not allow dancing.
– “You’re so stupid!” – Cranston gives Ariel a beatdown
– Ariel gives Ren a bible with verses highlighted for him to use at the town council meeting
– They had it coming! Somebody throws a brick through the window of Ren’s little cousins who helped him teach Willard how to dance
– Town council scene
– There’s nothing like a good ole fashioned book burnin’!
– MONTAGE #2! Setup for the dance – ” I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)” by Kenny Loggins
– Pick a winner! The dance begins – kinda. “Almost Paradise” by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson
– Ninja Ren. The climactic fight scene
– Everybody cuts loose!
– Why?!?!? Footloose remake. Well, it’s not as horrible as the Dirty Dancing remake, so there’s that.

Closing

Shout outs
The ‘80s League
Killer Kitschhttps://killerkitsch.wordpress.com/
Old School Evilhttp://www.oldschoolevil.com/
ReelWeegieMidgethttps://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/
Rediscover the ‘80s (also a podcast) – http://www.rediscoverthe80s.com/
80s Reboot Overdrive (also a podcast) – https://www.facebook.com/80sReboot

Other friends of the podcast:
Doug McCoy of McCoycast – https://mccoycast.wordpress.com/
Scott Ryan of 30somethingpod– you can purchase Scott’s new book thirtysomething at 30:
Shout out to Christi Chiello of the new podcast Talking Funny With Christi

You can contact our awesome guest Marissa Rapier on Twitter – @MarissaRapier and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/m2therissa/

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