She’s Still Preoccupied With 1985

So I love the ’80s!

80s

I’m not even from that decade but love it as much as one who is.

NostalgiaforWorldNeverKnown

And one song that describes my feelings is 1985.

Come on kids, I can think of worse things then to be stuck in 1985. The ’80s rule!

80s

And as this year marks the 30th anniversary of 1985, let’s review just how awesome a year it was.

And I truly mean it

80s rule!

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On January 8th, Journey rereleased Only the Young which bounced to the top of the charts.

For more Journey, go to Any Way You Want It

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On February 4th, Bug Hall was born. Bug Hall became a huge star for us girls living in the ’90s. He was extremely cute, and still looks good today. He starred in The Little Rascals as Alfalfa, as Adam Szalinski in Honey We Shrunk Ourselves. Where he really became famous to tweens was in the show Bug Juice, then going on to be Jack Downey in Disney’s DCOM Get a Clue. From there I kind of lost track of him, but no doubt he was very influential to my childhood.

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On February 9th,  David Gallagher was born. He was in Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish and tons of TV shows from CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, to even Bones. But what he is most famous for and in where he most affected my childhood? As Simon Camden in 7th Heaven. When I was growing up watching this show I had the hugest crush on him and just loved him. I have yet to review it for my Life as a Fangirl posts, but it is definitely coming soon.

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On February 15th, The Breakfast Club was released into theaters and finds a place in our hearts. I already wrote a long post on it in Don’t You Forget About Me.

8-the-breakfast-club-quotes

For even more on The Breakfast Club, go to I Can See Your Beauty: The Breakfast Club (1985)

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On February 20th, Simple Minds released Don’t You Forget About Me. 

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On February 25th, Tears for Fears releases Shout.

For more on Tears for Fears, go to In Love With the ’80s (Pink Tux to the Prom)

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

In April, Take on Me by a-ha was released in the U.S. It became one of their most famous songs.

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On April 12th, Girls Just Want to Have Fun starring Sarah Jessica Parker, was released. Parker plays an army brat who loves to dance and competes for a spot on TV as part of a Chicago dance crew. In this fun film she has to work with a partner that is her total opposite, and against a wealthy manipulative girl.

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On May 30th, Huey Lewis & the News recorded The Power of Love, the song they wrote for the film Back to the Future.

For more on Huey Lewis & the News, go to But It’s Alright

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

In June, Guns ‘N Roses debuted as a band. I love, love, love them. My favorite songs from this group are Sweet Child o’ Mine, Welcome to the Jungle, and Paradise City.

sweetChildomine

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On June 6th, Good Enough by Cyndi Lauper is released as a marketing tool for the film The Goonies, of which Lauper was musical director and head of the soundtrack.

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On June 7th, The Goonies was released in theaters. This film follows a ragtag group, “the Goonies” as they hope to find hidden treasure in order to save their families’ homes.

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On June 28th, Pale Rider directed by and starring Clint Eastwood premiered in theaters. Aw Clint! He’s so dreamy!

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On July 3rd; Back to the Future opens in theaters and ends up being the highest grossing film of 1985 in the United States and the first film in the successful franchise. Of course I had to write a post on it, Back in Time: Happy 30th Anniversary Back to the Future.

thisisheavybacktothefuture

For even more on Back to the Future, go to Fanning All Over the Place

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On July 20th, John Francis Daly was born. He has starred in quite a few things, but to me will always be Dr. Sweets from Bones.

BonesSweetsLoveChocolate

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On July 24th, The Black Cauldron, the film based on Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain series, makes its theatrical debut.

10Power_of_the_Black_Cauldron

For more on The Black Cauldron, go to A Hidden Wonder 

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On August 1st, Jefferson Starship changes their name to Starship and releases their hit We Built This City.

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On August 9th, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure is released and is easily one of the funniest movies of my childhood.

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On September 3rd, the wreck of the RMS Titanic is located by a joint American-French expedition.

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On September 7th, St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr is released.

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On September 24th Growing Pains premiered. I’ve already written about my love for it in a previous post, Fandom Love, but this was one of my all-time favorite shows growing up.

growing_pains_650x300_a01_1

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On October 19th the first Blockbuster opened. I don’t care if this is the age of Netflix and streaming. I miss going to the store and picking out films from the really old to new releases.

90+s+kid+nostalgia_20e5bc_5364140

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

In November of 1985, for the first time Big Bird’s thought to be imaginary friend, Aloysius Snuffleupagus was shown. Snuffleupagus was always one of my favs.

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On November 13th, one of Foreigner’s greatest songs was released, I Want to Know What Love Is. This is my song.

For more on Foreigner, go to Old Fandoms and New Fancies

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On November 18th, the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes debuts in 35 newspapers in the United States.

felix_the_cat_laughing

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

 

On December 1st, Anne of Green Gables film, based on the beloved children’s book, was released. I love the book and this film as it was a perfect adaption. Miss you Jonathan Crombie and your perfect depiction of Gilbert Blythe.

Anne&Gilbert

For more on Anne of Green Gables, go to Imagination

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

On December 13th, Clue was released in theaters, with its three different endings. I haven’t reviewed as of yet for Horrorfest, but it is definitely on my list.

Clue

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

Let’s take it away with 1985!

Debbie just hit the wall
She never had it all
One Prozac a day
Husband’s a CPA
Her dreams went out the door
When she turned twenty four
Only been with one man
What happened to her plan?

She was gonna be an actress
She was gonna be a star
She was gonna shake her ass
On the hood of Whitesnake’s car
Her yellow SUV is now the enemy
Looks at her average life
And nothing has been alright since

Bruce Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she’s uncool
Cause she’s still preoccupied
With 19, 19, 1985

Woohoohoo
(1985)
Woohoohoo

She’s seen all the classics
She knows every line
Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink
Even Saint Elmo’s Fire
She rocked out to Wham
Not a big Limp Bizkit fan
Thought she’d get a hand
On a member of Duran Duran

Where’s the mini-skirt made of snake skin
And who’s the other guy that’s singing in Van Halen
When did reality become T.V.
Whatever happened to sitcoms, game shows
(on the radio was)

Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she’s uncool
Cause she’s still preoccupied
With 19, 19, 1985

Woohoohoo

She hates time make it stop
When did Mötley Crüe become classic rock?
And when did Ozzy become an actor?
Please make this stop, stop
Stop!
And bring back

Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she’s uncool
Cause she’s still preoccupied
With 1985

Woohoohoo

Bruce Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV (woohoohoo)
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she’s uncool
Cause she’s still preoccupied
With 19, 19, 1985

1985-vector-pack

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

For more ’80s music, go to Rock You Like a Hurricane 

For more ’80s films, go to I’m Going Down the Tubes: Making the Grade (1984)

For more on anniversaries, go to Year of the Anniversaries

Advertisements

The Lining is Silver

Music

 

And if you have been following me lately, you’d know that one thing this magic protects against is a broken heart.

Music

Yep, if you haven’t guessed it…this is another step in the “Getting Over a Heartbreak” series.

relient K_birdan_hi

25) The Lining is Silver by Relient K

This song comes off the album The Bird and the Bee Sides, the same CD that Up and Up came from. The title of the song comes from the idiom “that every cloud has a silver lining”. Which means that you can always find good in bad.

Now the song takes it in a new direction. It does cover that in bad you can find good, but also that the silver lining is in you. You are the good in the bad situation, it resides in who you are. You are golden, you are awesome.

Awesome

I found my new black shoes
While cleaning out the bones left in my closet
They were there with the bad excuse
Bon Voyage
Bye thoughts

Bye thoughts

And I found a back up plan
I’m grateful that I didn’t have to use it
But it’s made of real good friends
Bon Voyage

Friendship

Isn’t it nice to know
That the lining is silver
Isn’t it nice to know
That we’re golden

RelientKSilverLining.

Well I found a list of flaw
That I saw in myself and other people
And I threw it away because
Bon Voyage

insecurity

Isn’t it nice to know
That the lining is silver
Isn’t it nice to know
That we’re golden
Yeah we’re golden
Oh

When it all falls apart and you can’t see
The forest for the cemeteries
Isn’t it nice to know
Isn’t it nice to know

Isn’t it nice to know
That the lining is silver
Isn’t it nice to know
That we’re golden
Oh

Isn’t it nice to know
That the lining is silver
Isn’t it nice to know
That we’re golden
Yeah we’re golden oh

I found a love in me
I always somehow knew that it existed
It just needed to be set free
Bon Voyage

control

Isn’t it nice to know

Isn’t it nice to know
Isn’t it nice to know
Find that lining:
FaithJustWait
And never forget that you are awesome:
awesome
musicnotes
To start “the Getting Over a Heartbreak” series, go to If It Means A Lot to You
To go to the previous post, go to Don’t Stop Believin’
musicnotes
For more on Relient K, go to Up and Up
For more of my fav songs, go to Highway Star
For more on Northanger Abbey, go to It’s All Jane Austen’s Fault 
For more on friendship, go to Redone Done Right