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Remember That Song – 9/15/21

Can you name the artist and song:

I won’t put on cologne
I won’t sit by the phone for you


Last Song: Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince & The Revolution from Purple Rain (1984)
Great job Craig (@cdennis0130), Erwin (@erwin_green), David (@daviddwwalker), Lisa (@gabbyg89), Joel (@jeverson21)!!!

Let’s look for the purple banana
‘Til they put us in the truck


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Remember That Song – 8/10/21

Can you name the artist and song:

All alone, that’s enough for me baby
Taking it slow, it’s too much for me to analyze
Still alright, heading into the rhythm of the sunlight


Last Song: “When Doves Cry” by Prince from Purple Rain (1984)
Great job Craig (@cdennis0130) and Totally Fake ‘President’ Alan Cogan (@almacoganfan72)!!!

How could you just leave me standing
Alone in a world so cold?


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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/22/21

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Question: What future talk-show host helped pen the theme song for The Facts of Life?


Last Question: After hearing the 1982 Prince song “Little Red Corvette” on the radio, Stevie Nicks was inspired to collaborate with Prince to write and record a song based on the melody of the Prince song. Which 1983 Stevie Nicks song was created by this collaboration with Prince?

Answer: Stand Back


The following is from Wikipedia, but you can hear the story from Stevie Nicks herself below:

Nicks has often told the story of how she wrote “Stand Back”. She wrote it on the day of her marriage to Kim Anderson on January 29, 1983. The newlyweds were driving up to San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara when Prince’s song “Little Red Corvette” came on the radio. Nicks started humming along to the melody, especially inspired by the lush synthesizers on the song, and “Stand Back” was born. The couple stopped and got a tape recorder and Nicks recorded the demo in the honeymoon suite that night. Later, when Nicks went into the studio to record the song, she called Prince and told him the story of how she wrote the song to his melody. Prince came to the studio that night (on 8 February 1983 at Studio 55, Los Angeles) and played synthesizers on it, although his contribution is uncredited on the album. He and Nicks did agree however to split the publishing royalties on the song 50-50. Then, she says, “he just got up and left as if the whole thing happened in a dream.”

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/21/21

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Question: After hearing the 1982 Prince song “Little Red Corvette” on the radio, Stevie Nicks was inspired to collaborate with Prince to write and record a song based on the melody of the Prince song. Which 1983 Stevie Nicks song was created by this collaboration with Prince?


Last Question: What car company’s pitchman lied in TV commercials but claimed, “You have my word on it.”?

Answer: Isuzu

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Remember That Song – 11/15/19

Can you name the artist and song:

You got sirens for a welcome
There’s bloodstain for your pain
And your telephone been ringing
While you’re dancing in the rain


Last Song: “U Got The Look” by Prince from Sign ‘O’ the Times (1987)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000), Lisa (@gabbyg89), and Romendy Dj (@romendy)!!!

You walked in, I woke up
I’ve never seen a pretty girl
Look so tough, baby

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Remember That Song – 8/7/19

Here’s a deep track today.

Can you name the artist and song:

She seems a million miles away
When she walks by you don’t know what to say
You’re gonna make your move; you better make it now
And don’t be afraid ’cause love will show you how


Last Song: “Batdance” by Prince from the Batman Soundtrack (1989)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then gimme the electric chair
For all my future crimes

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Remember That Song – 6/14/19

Can you name the artist and song:

One thing lead to another, we were young
And we would scream together songs unsung


Last Song: “1999 ” by Prince from the album 1999 (1983)

Great job Shaun (@ShaunHaynes22), Brent (@jonbrent13). and Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

Everybody’s got a bomb, we could all die any day

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Prince March Madness Tournament Winner – Purple Rain

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What an incredible finish to this year’s March Madness Tournament!!! Most of the matchups had been pretty much landslides up to this point. But man, these finals were close! But, when the dust has settled, “Purple Rain” was the winner. As I have been saying, there were four different places to vote. Here is the breakdown:

Twitter
Purple Rain – 31
When Doves Cry – 31

Main Return to the ’80s Facebook Page
Purple Rain – 8
When Doves Cry – 8

rtt80s.com (web site)
Purple Rain – 3
When Doves Cry – 5

And the deciding factor was the Return to the ’80s Facebook Group:

Purple Rain – 16
When Doves Cry – 12

So the grand total was:

Purple Rain – 58
When Doves Cry – 56

Thank you so much for your participating!!! We’ll see you next year!!!

Prince March Madness Tournament: Finals

Photo of PRINCEWell, there are no upsets here. Unsurprisingly, the finalists in this year’s tournament come from Purple Rain. “When Doves Cry” and “Purple Rain” are not only 2 of the most iconic Prince songs, but they are both iconic songs of the ’80s. Voting will be open until Tuesday, April 2. You can vote on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Facebook group. So far, most of the voting has been done on Twitter. But, you can vote in all four places if you’d like.

(1) When Doves Cry
(2) Purple Rain

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Prince March Madness Tournament: Elite 8

Photo of PRINCEWe have reached the Elite 8 of the Prince March Madness Tournament!!! All of these songs pretty handily in the first round. Things should start to get interesting now. You can vote on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Facebook group. Voting ends on Wednesday, March 27 around noon eastern time. Let the voting begin to see who will be in the Final Four!!!

Bracket 1

(1) When Doves Cry
(8) I Would Die 4 U

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Bracket 2

(4) Little Red Corvette
(9) Raspberry Beret

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Bracket 3

(2) Purple Rain
(7) U Got the Look

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Bracket 4

(3) Let’s Go Crazy
(6) 1999

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