Posts From The Great 80s

Legacy Recordings releases a 25th Anniversary edition of the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack

The movie “Dirty Dancing” had some great music on it’s soundtrack.  It ranks up there with movies like Top Gun, Footloose, and The Breakfast Club for the top movie soundtracks of the 80s.  Sony’s Legacy Recordings is now re-releasing this great album and including some extras to boot.   From their announcement: Responding to the feedback from loyal fans around the world, Legacy Recordings presents DIRTY DANCING: THE DELUXE ANNIVERSARY

The Totally Awesome 80s Run

We just love it when people find ever new and creative ways to celebrate the greatest decade ever! The folks down in Pitman, New Jersey, have come up with a great way to bring back the 80s: An 80s Themed Road Race!   The event included a 5K run followed by an 80s-themed dance party with a live 80s cover band. Awards were handed out for the top male and female finishers,

The Top Ten Adult Contemporary Songs of the 1980s

We were in a bit of a mellow mood today, so we decided to take a look at the soft side of the 80s.  Below are the top ten Adult Contemporary Songs of the 1980s.  This list is based on the US Billboard Charts and is based on actual performance of the songs on the weekly Adult Contemporary chart. Feel free to embed this list on your site. Just click

Remembering Donna Summer in the 1980s

With the news of the tragic passing of Donna Summer, we thought we would take a look back at the great music she put out in the 80s.  The Disco Queen was one of the few performers who made the successful transition from the 70s disco scene into the new wave and rock sounds of the early 80s. Her first big hit of the 80s was On the Radio, which was one of

A Music Fan Enlists 80s Vocalists’ to Help Bring Back Rock

Resurgence of Rock Ken Savage was a huge fan of all the great rock songs that came out of the 70s and 80s.  He had pretty much worn out all of his old albums and CDs and wanted something new.  Not finding anything in today’s music scene, he decided to take matters into his own hands.  He sat down and wrote the lyrics to a bunch of 80s style rock songs, but

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Fans of the 80s

Here are some last minute gift ideas for the 80s fans in your life.  We have everything from a rocking guitar shirt that really plays to a tie straight out of an early Leisure Suit Larry game!   8-Bit Tie by ThinkGeek Rubik’s Cube Salt & Pepper Mills Rock N Roll 45 RPM Clock ’80s Cellphone Case Voltron 8GB USB Flashdrive I Rocked The 80’s 2012 Wall Calendar Electric Rock

80s movie star Elisabeth Shue is joining CSI

Elisabeth Shue is moving to the small screen.  She will be replacing Marg Helgenberger later this season on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.  The Las Vegas based police forensic program is part of the CBS Wednesday night lineup. 80s fans will remember Elisabeth in movies such as Karate Kid, Cocktail, and Adventures in Baby Sitting.  She also took over the role of Jennifer from Claudia Wells in the sequels to Back to

Wendy Dio Plans Re-release of All-Star 80’s Metal Collaboration

Wendy Dio tells Rolling Stone that she wants to re-release the All-Star 80’s metal collaboration put together for charity in the mid 80s by her late husband Ronnie James Dio. I’m going to rerelease [‘Stars’] because it only ever came out on vinyl and cassette. So it’ll come out on DVD and CD,” she says. “I have loads of outtakes for the video. The year is 1985 and Dio band members Jimmy

80s In The News – 80s Movie Edition

Time to take a look at news items related to our favorite decade, the 1980s! Hollywoods obsession with remaking movies from the eighties continued with the release of new versions of Footloose, Fright Night,  and The Thing. Speaking of Footloose, What do you think of Blake Shelton’s version of the classic Kenny Loggins’ theme song? In other 80s Movie News: Tulsa World put together a quiz on lines from famous

Classic 80s Metal Bands sign up for Monsters of Rock Cruise

Wow, what a great lineup they have on tap for 80s Metal Fans on this cruise!   If you are a fan of the old Headbanger’s Ball on MTV, this is a must. Created for fans of 80s Hard Rock music, the Monsters of Rock Cruise sails from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Key West and Nassau, Bahamas from February 25-28, 2012, showcasing legendary bands including Cinderella, Tesla, Kix, Stryper, Y