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Remember That Song – 12/1/21

Can you name the artist and song:

It’s gonna take time
A whole lot of precious time
It’s gonna take patience and time

Last Song: “Nobody Told Me” by John Lennon from the album Milk and Honey (1984)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

Well, everybody’s talking and no one says a word
Everybody’s making love and no one really cares

If you’d like to get the song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 12/31/19

Can you name the artist and song:

She calls out to the man on the street
“Sir, can you help me?
It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep
Is there somewhere you can tell me?”

Last Song: “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon from the album Double Fantasy (1980)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000), Karen (@raynbow1), and Lynne (@LynneAshton2)!!!

Although our love is still special
Let’s take a chance and fly away
Somewhere alone

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 4/24/19

Can you name the artist and song:

When she say those words to me
And whisper so softly
I gotta hear you

Last Song: “Woman” by John Lennon from the album Double Fantasy (1981)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000), Tracey (@TraceyS24153035), Friendbear (@Friendbearx), Cassandra (@GreekAyala), Colleen (@ColleenIrishRo1), T.G. Monahan (@tgmonahan), and Cadman Homes (@cadmanhomes)!!!

I know you understand
The little child inside the man
Please remember my life is in your hands

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below

Episode 23: 1981 Year in Review

On this episode of Return to the ’80s, Robert and Paul welcome Ty Ray, from the Beats and Eats podcast, to the show. The guys Return to 1981, and count down the year’s top songs, movies, and television shows. Also, find out what the biggest selling toys were in 1981, and reminisce on the big news stories of the year.

As this current decade comes to a close, come join us to Return to the greatest decade ever, and check out the awesome year of 1981!

10. “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon

9. “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton

Top 10 Movies of 1981

10. Time Bandits

9. The Four Seasons

8. For Your Eyes Only

7. Chariots of Fire

6. The Cannonball Run

5. Stripes

4. Arthur

3. Superman II

2. On Golden Pond

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark

8. “I Love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbit

7. “Kiss On My List” by Hall & Oates

Hall & Oates March Madness

Top 10 Television Shows of 1981

10. One Day At a Time
9. M*A*S*H
8. ABC Monday Night Movie
7/6 tie Too Close for Comfort and The Dukes of Hazzard
5. Alice
4. Three’s Company
3. The Jeffersons
2. 60 Minutes
1. Dallas

6. “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang

5. “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield


Barbie Perfume Maker
Star Wars figures
Rubik’s Cube








4. “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon


3. “Lady” by Kenny Rogers


Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 – January 25, 1981 at the Louisiana Superdome


Boston Celtics beat the Houston Rockets 4-2

New York Islanders defeat the Minnesota North Stars 4-1

LA Dodgers beat the New York Yankees 4-1

News Events

January 20 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed

March 6 Walter Cronkite signs off of CBS Evening News

March 30 Reagan Assassination attempt

April 18 The Longest Game – Pawtucket Red Sox tie Rochester Red Wings 2-2 in 32 innings (game resumed 23rd June)

May 11 Cats premieres in London

May 13 Assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II

Jun 2 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be

Jun 5 AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles

Jun 12 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

July 29 Royal Wedding

Aug 1 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM

Aug 3 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike; US President Ronald Reagan offers an ultimatum to workers: ‘if they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated’

Sep 12 “The Smurfs” animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera first broadcasts in North America

Sep 25 Sandra Day O’Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice

Dec 11 Muhammad Ali’s 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick

Dec 28 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia

Dec 31 CNN Headline News debuts

2. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

1. “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes


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Remember That Song – 12/2/13

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

You get to talk to a pretty girl
She’s everything you dream about
but _____ ____ __ ____

Last Song: “Nobody Told Me” by John Lennon

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s)!!

Always something happening and nothing going on
There’s always something cooking and nothing in the pot

Remember That Song: 10/10/12

Can you name the artist and song:

Girl, we’ve been meant for this
Since we were born
No problems now (the coast is clear)
It’s just the calm before the storm

Last Song: “Woman” by John Lennon who would have turned 72 yesterday:

Hold me close to your heart
However distant don’t keep us apart
After all it is written in the stars

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 4 – A Song That Makes You Sad

“(Just Like) Starting Over” makes me sad because it was John Lennon’s last song that was released while he was alive. It was released on October 24, 1980, and reached #1 in the UK and US 2 weeks after Lennon was murdered.

I believe that John Lennon would still be releasing great music today if he were still alive. This is a great song, and it breaks my heart whenever I hear it.