The ’80s are back this week! I know you missed them! It’s time for some fun.
1. Every Rose Has Its Thorn By: Poison
Every Hair Band needed their power ballads. This song keeps coming up on my ’80s station I listen to (yes I’m an ’80s music geek–obviously) so I figure it’s time I post it here. Oh those Junior High dances I tell ya. If only the boy I had a crush on would dance with me. You know, barely touching each other. So romantic. What is with the blue tint of the black and white filter? Can we say DRAMATIC?! And yeah OK he’s sexy here in this first dolly shot as the camera rolls around the bed where we see the unhappy big haired woman. And still no music yet. My goodness. Get to it! And of course there’s a storm outside. Duh. HELLO! He was almost naked there when he got up. That camera was right there! I think I should be embarrassed. I love the leaves on the studio floor. That’s awesome. Very natural. And as with every other Hair Band we have to see the band jammin’ it up in rehearsal and in front of a crowd. You know, these guys needed some good hair conditioning treatment. I mean, look at those messes. Can’t help it though. This song holds a special place in my nostalgic heart because we all know “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” now don’t we?
2. Words By: Missing Persons
I know. Who? If you listen you’ll know the song I think. I have found myself bebopping to it over the years. I don’t know of any other song by them but that’s okay. Seems to happen a lot. OH yeah. Look at that COOL white filter over the picture. This is going to rock. Holy moly! She is hardly wearing anything on top! And that hair is awesome! And that caked on make up is something else too. Oh hey, looks like all of them are wearing a ton of make up. Oh my! And now we see she’s really not wearing much at all! Well alrighty then. What is that around her waist anyway? And what is she saying/”singing”? Do you think there’s a enough white????? Well, looks like they saved a bunch of money since they’re basically in a studio and that’s it. And is that guy behind her wearing stirrup tights??
3. You Might Think By: The Cars
How can there be an ’80s Blog without mentioning The Cars. I mean really. So here they are. Probably my favorite song from them. We saw the lead singer in Boston while crossing the street and he is so darn tall! And I’m pretty sure he was wearing sunglasses–of course. Cool video effect in his sunglasses. Well of course there’s a woman in lingerie. And we all sleep in fake bedrooms made from green screen effects. Uh huh. And as per the usual in the ’80s we have another creepy stalker whose head pops up out of nowhere and who spies on her in a bathtub. Apparently ’80s=STALKERs. I’d be scared too if I saw those big sunglasses like that. And then the band shows up on her bath sponge?? This is too much! And then of course in her medicine cabinet. I’m scared to look in mine now. You never know who might be in there. HELP! He’s showing up everywhere! And now his huge face is in the window! And now he’s a giant?! And then he drops her? Nice guy. Geez. And she likes all the crazy things he does in the end. HMMMMM….
4. Flashdance By: Irene Cara
This is my father’s ultimate favorite song. It always has to be blasted when he listens to it. I had no choice but to love it growing up. I also surprised him by playing this song at my wedding as our “Father/Daughter” dance and he had NO IDEA. Of course, then I paid for it because he had me running all over the dance floor with him for ALL OF IT! But it was totally worth it to see the look on his face. Oh and then there’s the movie. I remember being so inspired by it. This woman was GOING FOR IT!!!! She rocked! And yes I did want to dance like her but that wasn’t possible… It’s great to see shots of the movie. Think I’m gonna have to watch it soon. Brings me way back. And you know, I don’t think I really understood the meaning of the song for quite a long time and now I get it. Admit it. You’re currently moving along to the music as you watch/listen right now. OH and look at that. She got the guy in the end…I think. How sweet.
5. The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades By: Timbuk 3
I know. Again, who? Well, we all know the song if not the group name. I guess it’s a “shades” kinda list today. OK, who couldn’t help but go around in school singing this song and even putting on their cool “shades”? If you say you didn’t I don’t know that I believe you. That’s what I remember doing with my friends. We were cool like that. Our futures were so bright… What is with the donkey (is that what it is?) in what looks like the desert lugging an old TV around? Is that what’s happening? Oh now these are neat graphics for the time. And the animation too! Interesting statement about nuclear science and nuclear power I didn’t even realize…Those black and white lips are scaring me. I’m gettin’ the idea these 2 thought they were so cool. Anyone else? Nice boombox.
Gotta love the ’80s! So full of creativity! ‘Til next time!!