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Daily Trivia – 3/27/12

Question: What shoe brand had the slogan: “Life is not a spectator sport”?

Last Question: What was the name of Madonna’s first band, for whom she sang and played drums?

Answer: Breakfast Club

Madonna and her boyfriend at the time, Dan Gilroy, founded the band Breakfast Club. Here are a couple of songs:

She left the band to form another band called Emmy before she launched into her legendary solo career. Breakfast Club went on to be a One-Hit wonder with their song “Right On Track”.

Madonna has been making a comeback these days. She performed well at the Super Bowl. There was a small controversy, but it wasn’t her causing it. M.I.A. “flipping the bird” actually made Madonna look like the good guy for a change. And I actually had to look up M.I.A.’s name because I already forgot it!

And today Madonna has released her 12th studio album, MDNA. Here are a couple of songs from the new album:

Beautiful Killer:

Give Me All Your Luvin’:

Daily Trivia – 3/26/12

Let’s see who read the One-Hit Wonder articles last week. 🙂

Question: What was the name of Madonna’s first band, for whom she sang and played drums?

Last Question: Who sang the theme for Pee-wee’s Playhouse?

Answer: Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper sang the theme song, and was credited as “Ellen Shaw”. Paul “Pee-wee Herman” Reubens, also had a cameo on Cyndi’s song “911” from her True Colors album. You can hear him as an operator at the end of the song:

And here is the Pee-wee’s Playhouse theme song:

Daily Trivia: 2/15/12

Question: What television detective had several fake passports in the names of characters played by Humphrey Bogart?

Last Question: In Desperately Seeking Susan, who played the film projectionist Dez?

Answer: Aidan Quinn

Not only was Desperately Seeking Susan the first movie where we saw Madonna in a big acting role, but it was also a breakthrough for Aidan Quinn. Quinn played “Dez”, the love interest of Roberta, who was played by Rosanna Arquette. Here is the movie trailer:

Remember That Song – 2/10/12

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

Non-stop talker, what a rocker
Blue-eyed murder in a size five dress
______, _______ _____ ___ ____

Last Song: “Cherish” by Madonna:

Romeo and Juliet, they never felt this way I bet
So don’t underestimate my point of view

Remember That Song? – 11/28/11

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

I’ll get over you.. I know I will
I’ll pretend my ship’s not sinking
And I’ll tell myself I’m over you
’cause ___ ___ ____ __ _______ ________

Last Song: “Holiday” by Madonna:

Took some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice

Madonna To Perform At Upcoming Super Bowl Halftime Show

According to SBNation.com, Madonna will perform during the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5. The site lists the acts from the past 10 years:

2002 – U2
2003 – Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting
2004 – Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake
2005 – Paul McCartney
2006 – The Rolling Stones
2007 – Prince
2008 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
2009 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2010 – The Who
2011 – The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, and Slash

So, in the past decade, there has been at least one artist performing during Halftime that had released at least one album during the ’80s.

This isn’t the first time Madonna’s been approached about performing at the Super Bowl. In 1998, it was heavily rumored that Madonna would perform at Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami, only to have the plans fall apart before a deal could be reached. Likewise, Madonna was reportedly to headline the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXV, two years later, but backed out at the last minute.

So, is this a good idea? Does being a mother now make her more responsible? Or will she continue to be controversial, and have a freaky scary “wardrobe malfunction”? The world may soon find out.

’80s Stars Have a Tough Week

Madonna the Diva (Well I suppose this shouldn’t be too surprising)

First, Madonna embarrassed herself last week, by accidentally announcing to the world, her feelings about hydrangeas. Right before a press event for her new film W.E. at the Venice Film Festival, a fan presented Madonna with a branch of blossoming purple hydrangea.

Madonna thanked the fan, but didn’t realize she was being taped when she quickly put the thing under the table, leaned over to some unknown person and said:

“I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that.”

Well, we all know it now! I hope she has learned to love them, because I’m sure she will be getting them delivered by the truckload now.

Here is what happened in case you missed it:

Well, it wasn’t as bad as Christina Aguilera

Poor Cyndi Lauper. She flubbed the lyrics to the national anthem at tennis’ U.S. Open this past Sunday. She messed up on the same line that Christina Aguilera screwed up at this year’s Super Bowl. Aguilera’s error involved a reference to “the twilight’s last reaming”. Cyndi was suppose to sing “O’er the ramparts, we watched as our flag was still streaming,” instead of “O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming.” Of course, it didn’t help that this occurred on the remembrance of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. And by the way, the U.S. Open takes place in New York. So Cyndi is taking a lot of heat. Here is the performance. It is actually pretty good except for that one part:

At least there is some hope

Not all ’80s stars had a bad week. The Academy has announced that Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars. Could this be the beginning of a comeback? I sure hope so. It would be great to see him in a stand-up routine in front of a huge audience. It will have to be cleaner than Delirious and Raw, but hopefully he will be as funny as he was back then.

Remember That Song? – 8/17/11

Can you name the song that these lyrics are from:

Listen up everybody if you wanna take a chance
just get on the floor and do the new kids’ dance
Don’t worry ’bout nothing ’cause it won’t take long
we’re gonna put you in a trance with a funky song

Yesterday’s: “Borderline” by Madonna who celbrated her 53rd birthday yesterday:

Stop playin’ with my heart
Finish what you start
When you make my love come down

Hits of 1989 – Horrible and Great

Well, here is the final Hits of the Decade – Horrible and Great.
I hope you all enjoyed the articles as much as I enjoyed compiling them. In case you missed any, here are the links to each of the years. Feel free to comment on them, and leave your own lists:


On 8/6/10, Stuck in the 80s released their Horrible Hits of 1989 podcast. Here is their list:

10. Hangin’ Tough – New Kids On The Block
9. Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
8. If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher
7. Girl You Know Its True – Milli Vanilli
6. Toy Solider – Martika
5. Stand – R.E.M.
4. If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Simply Red
3. Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird – Will To Power
2. I’ll Be There for You, Bon Jovi
1. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

You can see the top 100 hits from Billboard that year.

Here is my list of Horrible Hits:

10. The End of the Innocence – Don Henley

This song sounds too much like a Bruce Hornsby song, which I am not fond of. “The Heart of the Matter” was a way better song off of this album.

9. Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses

Much like “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, this is the type of song that should be in my wheelhouse. But I just didn’t like it at all. It just gives me a headache.

8. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

This is a little too sappy for me – and I didn’t even see “Beaches” (the movie from which this is from). Sheena Easton did a way better version of this song.

7. Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry

This song did nothing for me. I don’t know why it was a hit.

6. Real Love – Jody Watley

Ditto. Real Blah

5. Stand – R.E.M.

Although the last couple of songs were “blah”, I would prefer “blah” to annoying!
It’s like a whiney “Hokey Pokey”. The only song I liked by R.E.M. was “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”, and then they disappeared.

4. Girl You Know Its True/Blame It On The Rain – Milli Vanilli

These poor saps. If they came on the scene more recently, instead of 20+ years ago, all they would have needed was autotune. Then they would have been just as successful. Which is not a good thing.

3. Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird – Will To Power

I don’t even like the Peter Frampton version, let alone this one!

2. If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Simply Red

Boring! “If you don’t know me byzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

1. Two Hearts – Phil Collins

I love Phil Collins, but this was probably the most overplayed among his overplayed songs.

There were also some great hits that year:

10. Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses

Now we’re talking! One of my all-time favorite Guns ‘N’ Roses songs. This was the perfect song for them. Axl sounds like this song belongs to him, Slash is awesome. And now that I’ve been watching Celebrity Rehab, I am very impressed with Steven Adler’s drumming in this song.

9. The Look – Roxette

Roxette burst on to the scene with this song. This was a fun and unique song. Roxette’s first 2 albums were great.

8. Eternal Flame – The Bangles

A great ballad by this awesome band. Susanna Hoffs sounds great.

7. After All – Cher and Peter Cetera

These two unique voices sound great together. Cetera was still going strong post-Chicago, and Cher was in the middle of one of her several comebacks. One of my favorite duets of the decade.

6. Look Away – Chicago

I had the cassingle of this song, and played it over and over. I kind of ruined the song for myself, but I could not get enough of it. “Look Away” was my favorite Chicago song for a while.

5. Surrender To Me – Ann Wilson and Robin Zander

Another great duet from this year. Ann Wilson has such an incredible voice. And Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander sounds really good with her.

4. Poison – Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper was great in the ’70s. But he had a pretty good revival in the late ’80s. This is probably my favorite song by him.

3. Like a Prayer – Madonna

This was Madonna at the peak of her career. This is my favorite song by her.

2. Lost In Your Eyes – Debbie Gibson

My favorite Debbie Gibson song. Even people who weren’t into the teen music, at the time, liked this song. It is still great today.

1. The Living Years – Mike and the Mechanics

Not only was this my favorite song of the year, but it may be one of my favorite songs of the entire decade. A really emotional song that packs quite a punch. Paul Carrack sounds great. The music and message are just awesome.

Remember That Song? – 8/11/11

Can you name the artist and song:

I’ve been meaning to tell you
I’ve got this feelin’ that won’t subside
I look at you and I fantasize
You are mine tonight
Now I’ve got you in my sights

Yesterday’s: “Into the Groove” by Madonna. This song was from the film “Desperately Seeking Susan”, which starred Rosanna Arquette who celebrated her 52nd birthday yesterday:

Music can be such a revelation
Dancing around you feel the sweet sensation
We might be lovers if the rhythm’s right
I hope this feeling never ends tonight