This past Friday, I discovered a channel on my cable system that I never knew I had. I noticed it through the guide on the television, and there was a show called Flashback Friday (or something like that). Then I noticed that coming on at 8:00 was a show called 80s on Eight. Of course I set the DVR to record the show. Could it actually be a show that has ’80s music videos? Sure enough it was!! I got so excited, that I went on Facebook, and posted each video that came on with a brief description.
I had so much fun, that I thought I would share it all here as well.
If you are on Facebook, go ahead and Like Return to the 80s. In addition to linking the articles from this blog, I also share other pages, songs, and pictures that I come across.
For now, you don’t have to be on Facebook to share the Fun Friday I had. Hmm, I had fun Friday watching videos. Boy, I must be getting old!
So, below is what I posted along with each video. Enjoy!
One More Try – George Michael
OK, I just found a television channel that I never knew I had – Cool TV. Does anybody else have it? There is a show on now called 80s on 8 (not to be confused with the Sirius/XM channel). It looks like they show music videos from the ’80s! I am DVRing it now, and just started watching it. I’ll share the videos that are coming on. First up:
What Kind of Fool Am I – Rick Springfield
I’m liking this! As much as I love “Jessie’s Girl”, it’s refreshing to see a different Springfield video:
When You Love a Woman – Journey
Ummm..I thought the show was called 80s at Eight. Hold on, let me check…Yeah, that’s what it’s called. Eh, I’m definitely not going to complain! It is Journey after all. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen this video before. I must have stopped watching MTV by the time this came out:
Close My Eyes Forever – Lita Ford and Ozzy
Queen of the Broken Hearts – Loverboy
Woo Hoo! Here’s another one! Instead of “Working for the Weekend”, we get something a little different:
Shattered Dreams – Johnny Hates Jazz
There are commercials after a few songs. They should throw in some ’80s commercials. Next up…
King for a Day – XTC
I would never have thought to include this on a playlist. Something different for me.
Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears
OMG, I just heard this song on the radio, and was thinking of using it for a “Remember That Song?” post:
Is There Something I Should Know – Duran Duran
I think there may be 1 or 2 of you out there who may like this one. Any
Stuck in the ’80s fans out there? Sing it with me: PPTMN!!
And We Danced – The Hooters
LOVE. IT. I’ll be rewinding this and watch it again!
Breakfast In Bed – UB40 and Chrissie Hynde
Awww!! Last song! I don’t think I ever heard this song in my life. I really like it! Better than “Red, Red Wine”. Happy Birthday again Chrissie Hynde!!
I hope you all enjoyed my lunacy this evening. I don’t go off the deep end too often. And I hope I didn’t annoy too many people by filling up their newsfeed. But, I had fun!
Duran Duran are to play a concert in London’s Hyde Park to mark the start of the Olympic Games.
The gig will feature headline acts from all four nations of the UK, with Duran Duran representing England and Snow Patrol appearing for Northern Ireland.
Stereophonics will represent Wales and Paolo Nutini will play for Scotland.
The concert on 27 July will coincide with the Olympics opening ceremony, which will be broadcast on big screens in the park between performances.
“Performing to so many people on the most exciting day in sport for Great Britain will be one of the highlights of the last decade for us,” said Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon.
“We have been invited to represent England for this Team GB show, and we couldn’t be more proud. Seeing the torch being lit on the big screens before hitting the stage in this iconic location will be a great experience… We simply can’t wait.”
Snow Patrol’s Jonny Quinn said: “Living in London and everything, with all the excitement, it’s certainly an honour to be part of it. I think it will be very special.”
Tickets for the opening ceremony celebration concert show go on sale on 4 May at 09:00BST.
At the same time, Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets, east London will broadcast the opening ceremony free to the public on two giant screens.
During the games, highlights of the Olympics will also be shown at both parks.
Another concert marking the end of the Olympics will be held in Hyde Park on 12 August, headlined by Blur.
The “Best of British” lineup also features New Order and The Specials.