Tuesday, March 13, 2007

80's Tuesday- I love 1985

Well, aside from being the year when I proudly exited the most pious of institutions known as St. Therese Academy, the following events took place in 1985. Do you remember??

Popular Songs
1."I Want To Know What Love Is" ... Foreigner
2."Careless Whisper" ... Wham! featuring George Michael
3."Can't Fight This Feeling" ... REO Speedwagon
4."One More Night" ... Phil Collins
5." We Are the World" ... U.S.A. for Africa
6."Crazy for You" ... Madonna
7."Don't You" ... Simple Minds
8."Everything She Wants" ... Wham!
9."Everyone Wants to Rule the World" ... Tears for Fears
10."Heaven" ... Bryan Adams

Top Ten Movies
1. Back to the Future
2. Beverly Hills Cop
3. Cocoon
4. Fletch
5. The Goonies
6. The Jewel of the Nile
7. National Lampoon's European Vacation
8. Pale Rider
9. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
10. Rambo: First Blood, Part II

Major Events of 1985
Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader
Nimeiri ousted in the Sudan
Rainbow Warrior sinks
Achille Lauro seiezed
TWA flight 847 hijacked
US becomes a debtor nation
Reagan tax reform
Colombian terrorists execute 100 people, including 11 judges

Thanks for checking in!

7 comments:

Tami said...

Love 80's Tuesday, Julie! I'm playing my 80's tunes while I clean up the castle today. I saw the top 7 movies, remember the words to every song, and the headlines except the ship. I was touring Europe with a backpack and Eurail pass Summer of 85....ahhhh!

Debbie said...

I remember all but one of the songs. I love all those movies. I'm a dork. Headlines? Well, I've never been one to follow that much. In 1985 I was sending my baby off to kindergarten. Time flies....

Anonymous said...

Ok, I don't remember any of the political stuff. I was in college doing what college kids do. I do remember all the songs. Oh, the songs..spartymom

Julie said...

Let's see....I can't remember how song number 8 goes...I could safely belt out the others though...beware.

The movies- Beverly Hills Cop and Fletch are my favorites on the list! Ahhh...the days when we actually used to be able to sit through a movie...

That song list would make a nice CD..... hmm....

jdpisces said...

#8? Somebody told me, that everything she wants, is everything she seeeeeeeeeeesss.

I still love REO Speedwagon. But don't tell anyone! ;)

Thanks for the '85 tribute!

Suzi said...

OMG, I wanna go back to 1985 (except for all that bad newsie stuff. DON'T REMEMBER ANY OF THAT!!) Dh & I started dating in 1985. Fletch was the movie we went to see. {sigh} If I knew then what I know now..... And those songs. Gee, when music was really music (but hairstyles & clothes. YIKES) And, look at the movies. Not one remake, not one taking of an old tv show & making a movie out of it. I actually saw everyone of those movies except Goonies. WOW. DH worked in a grocery store & got off at 10:30, we'd meet, go to dinner and then to a movie. I'd be lucky to get to bed by 2am & then I'd be at work at 8:30. Wow!!! Now, if I'm not in bed by 10, I'm lost for the whole next day!

Suzi said...

I just looked thru the list of songs again, except for Wham & We Are the World, we still have all of those songs on cassette. Why we still have cassettes, I don't know. Oh yeah, I still have a cassette player in my car.