There is No Other Time Like The 80’s Decade

80s Preppy ImageAre you one of the many people who seem to still be stuck in the 80's decade? OK, so it was something like "a big deal", but do you ever wonder what it is exactly that makes the eighties's so darn special? It seems like the 1980's has even made a lasting impression on the kids of this generation.

For instance, think of some of the things that only kids who grew up in that era know about. Do you notice how some things seem to be magically reappearing again? That is good, no, it's great! But the guest appearances of these certain items don't exactly have the same spirit or "feel" to it. Who cares, as long as the memory stays alive, the 80's decade will never die, right?

Are you ready to get that overwhelmingly giddy feeling inside that only comes along when talking about some of the things that made the 80's what is was? Remember the exact day you got the Original Nintendo Entertainment System? It either came with Super Mario Bros., Duckhunt or both. Do you remember staying up night after night, determined to "beat the game". Read more ›

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New Album from “Weird Al” Yankovic

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic Mandatory FunAlfred Yankovic from Lynnwood, California took great advantage of video rotations on MTV during the 1980's to find commercial success. What will he do in the 21st century? More online promotion and engagement with fans, funny videos on You Tube and more.

1984 - Best Comedy Recording

Al has released a new album recently and I would enjoy seeing him on television. A possible guest on the late night shows or morning news shows, for example.

If you are not all that familiar with "Weird Al" Yankovic, here are some song titles:

  • My Bologna
  • Beat It
  • Another One Rides the Bus
  • Like a Surgeon

The titles alone make me laugh. But the strength of the songs lies in the humor in the videos. "Weird Al" Yankovic just wrapped up videos for the songs on the new album. Read more ›

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Monsters of Rock LA Coliseum 1988

Monsters of Rock 1988 LA Coliseum Headlined by Van Halen, included acts Dokken, Metallica, Scorpions and Kingdom Come

I found this video on YouTube. I had totally forgotten about this. All day. 9 hours of rock n' roll. July 24th, 1988 at The LA Coliseum.

Hot weather, booze. ladies in 80's clothes and makeup, guys dressed in spandex. Loud music all day in the LA sun! Well, you get the idea. Enjoy!

I was there that day. Metallica barely gets through one song before the crowd of 100,000 plus starts rioting throwing chairs and gates towards the stage.

Yea, Metallica was awesome, but I think people were just too drunk and excited to contain themselves.

Anyway, the video and audio here are terrible, but I must point out that the Scorpions performance that day was brilliant as always. And Van Halen with Sammy Hagar was pretty good too. And I had a great vantage point just above field level on the side of the stadium.

Monsters of Rock Tour (1988) Headlined by Van Halen, included acts Dokken, Metallica, Scorpions and Kingdom Come

add a little whiplash in front of 100,000 LA metal heads with stupid promoters who think that chairs should be on the floor and a riot almost breaks out. Chairs and barricades go a flyin!!!

An elaborate rock product with full sets from each band visiting 25 cities...

Monsters Of Rock 1988 Documentary (Van Halen, Metallica, Dokken, Scorpions, and Kingdom Come) the most awesome era of music ever!


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Finding the Perfect Costume From the 1980’s

Halloween is not very far away. This means that we all need to be getting our costumes ready so that we can have something that we will be proud of on the big night. Many adults are opting for 80s costumes.

This is an era that is not going to be forgotten anytime soon. This is the time frame when Madonna became popular with her Like a Virgin music video.

Princess Diana was another popular icon from the 1980s. There are so many 80s party costumes available. It is up to you to find the one that will work the best for your costume party.

Maybe you will be going to 80s theme parties. If this is the case, you are going to want to make sure that you have something that no one else will have. This is why online shopping is so popular when it comes to costume parties.

The best thing that you can do is do a search for 80s costume ideas. You are certain to have a difficult time making the decision about what you would like to be.

80s Prom Costume

You may also be interested in 80s costumes for couples. This could be a number of different things such as Mork and Mindy, the Jeffersons, or even Motley Crue if you can find another couple to dress up with you.

You are certain to make many wonderful memories as long as you are willing to use your imagination.

Do not be shy when it comes to picking a costume.You may consider some parachute pants or a pair of leg warmers. Do not forget your fluorescent colors and your bangle bracelets.

If you take your time to find the perfect costume for the evening, you will get many compliments from everyone in attendance.

There is a reason that the 80s were so popular. We all have many wonderful memories from this era.

The most important thing that you are going to need for your costume party is your camera. Everyone is going to look amazing and you do not want to miss a single thing

The clothes were fun and the hairstyles were even better. Do not forget to rat your hair as high as it will go. Extra hairspray is a necessity for the party.


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I Only Want to be With You – What Happened to The Bay City Rollers

OK, I am a big fan of pretty much everything about the 80's. Tonight I decided to check out "That 80's Show" on Hulu.Com. I was watching the pilot and they made a reference to "The Bay City Rollers".

I remembered being a big fan of "The Bay City Rollers" in he late 1970's when I was a "tween", even buying and still owning a 45 of "I Only Want to be with You" and skating at the local roller rink to "Saturday Night".

So, like I always do, I went to YouTube.Com and found a video for the song. Then my wife, who is from Mexico and was born in 1977 started singing the song in Spanish. I was surprised.

The song was a hit by Luis Miguel in the 1980's and, in Mexico it was a huge hit and everyone knew this song.

Sometimes I forget that the experience of young people in different countries during the 1980's was not like mine. In many places MTV came much later than it did in the USA.

The music critics hated "The Bay City Rollers", but the fans loved them. They lived the rock and roll dream. Together they endured the trial of fame and fortune and then lost it all.

What happened to "The Bay City Rollers"? Why didn't they make a huge splash in the 1980's with videos on MTV, hit singles and huge concert tours?

Tell us what you think about "The Bay City Rollers".

Wow, they even had their own show. The Bay City Rollers Show from November 18, 1978.


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Five Sunset Strip Clubs Go 80s on Friday Night

New movie about the 1980's! The 80's truly lives on in pop culture, music, movies and more.  "Rock of Ages" has been one of the hottest Broadway musicals across the country for some time and now a movie set in Hollywood in 1987.  

Nothing real special on the strip as far as acts, but it's still good to see that they are taking notice in the "entertainment capitol of the world".

Five Sunset Strip Clubs Go 80s on Friday Night

"Bob Friday/The Sunset Strip (Facebook) The Sunset Strip rock clubs are having an 80s flashback on Friday night. Rock of Ages, a film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, is set on the Sunset Strip in 1987, a time when hair metal bands ruled the ...The Sunset Strip rock clubs are having an 80s flashback on Friday night.

The Roxy TheatreWhisky a Go GoViper Room,Key Club and House of Blues will all have 1980s-themed events on Friday to help promote the new film Rock of Ages which opens nationwide on June 15"

http://westhollywood.patch.com/articles/five-sunset-strip-clubs-go-80s-on-friday-night

Yet another wave of nostalgia for the 1980's decade music and style will sweep the nation with the release of the new movie based on this hit Broadway musical "Rock of Ages".

 


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Madonna Interview Announcement

Jimmy Fallon announced Monday night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that he will be doing an exclusive interview with Madonna on Facebook talking about her new album coming out March 26th called MDNA and more with the 80s music icon.

The Madonna interview will take place at this Saturday Night March 24th at 6:00PM EST on Facebook and Madonna will also take questions from fans.

Visit latenightwithjimmyfallon.com to learn more.


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The Lasting Legacy of Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was arguably the second most famous female pop star in the 1980s.

Her untimely death at 48 hears old is, while unfortunate, was probably not a big surprise to many.

Houston set the standard for pop-soul singers in the '80s. She was vibrant in the 1980s, sharing her passion for music and life with complete enthusiasm.

In the last two decades however, it appeared the Whitney had lost her way and no longer had anything in her life that she was as passionate about as music.

If you grew up in the 1980s like I did, then you will remember the seemingly endless hits played constantly on MTV.

Whitney Houston left behind a legacy of incredible songs and a career that influenced many female singers since.

Here are four of our favorites in tribute to Whitney Houston and her legacy in Music and Film.

R.I.P Whitney
August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012


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