Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Back by popular demand...

It's 80's Tuesday! Today's focus is 1980. Let's start with a look at the US #1 Singles:

"Please Don't Go" - KC & The Sunshine Band (1)
"Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - Rupert Holmes (1)
"Rock with You" - Michael Jackson (4)
"Do That To Me One More Time" - The Captain & Tennille (1)
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - Queen (4)
"Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" - Pink Floyd (4)
"Call Me" - Blondie (6), best selling single of the year
"Funkytown" - Lipps Inc (4)
"Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)" - Paul McCartney (3)
"It's Still Rock n' Roll To Me" - Billy Joel (2)
"Magic" - Olivia Newton-John (4)
"Sailing" - Christopher Cross (1)
"Upside Down" - Diana Ross (4)
"Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen (3)
"Woman in Love" - Barbra Streisand (3)
"Lady" - Kenny Rogers (6)
"(Just Like) Starting Over" - John Lennon (1)

Here's your 1980 Acadamy Awards:
Best Picture: Ordinary People - Wildwood, Paramount
Best Director: Robert Redford - Ordinary People
Best Actor: Robert De Niro - Raging Bull
Best Actress: Sissy Spacek - Coal Miner's Daughter
Best Supporting Actor: Timothy Hutton - Ordinary People
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Steenburgen - Melvin and Howard
Best Foreign Language Film: Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears (Москва Слезам Не Верит), directed by Vladimir Menshov, USSR

Do you remember the songs and movies of 1980? Luggage does. "Sailing" by Christopher Cross is one of my all time favorite songs. It reminds me of summer days every time I hear it. What about you?


Tami said...

Oh yeah! Gotta love Queen and they are on there twice. The pina colada song is a part of my first visit to a bar when I was still in H.S....shhh! The only movie there that is still a good one in my opinion is Coal Miner's Daughter-love it! I adore 80's tuesday.

Debbie said...

Oooh, I know most of those 80's songs. I agree with Tami, gotta love Queen! Must admit, I've purchased a few MJ albums AND videos. He's a weirdo, but he is damn talented!

shuggy said...

ah, the good ole days!!!

Mr. JJ said...

I love 80's Tuesday!

I don't remember any of the movies but I do most of the songs. I remember playing Queen and MJ songs in marching band in Jr. High.

Sheesh. I feel old!

Julie said...

holy crap....in band camp? I LOVE marching bands!! Did you guys "break it down" and get jiggy during the songs like on drumline?

Anna said...

I recently had an "inspiration" to get the song played at the end of sixteen candles. I thought it would be cool for the wedding. Then I read the lyrics and thought maybe not.

Julie said...

Anna P- that Thompson Twins song? Cool song, but your papa might not like the part about deception...I never read those lyrics. They ar strange nowthat I look back..I think we were all too distracted by Jake!

Anna said...

yeah that's the song. it was all about jake at the end of that movie. and now that i found my jake, i thought it would be kind of cool. everyone of my friends would know the song immediately. but those lyrics...