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Flashback

 I went to an 80’s dance last night.  It was with a group from work, that insisted I go.  Something about me being stuck in the house for too long.  Whatever…………….

First off, I want to point out I think I was one of the oldest people there.  I felt like a chaperon at my daughters middle school dance.  Many of the kids were dressed up and decked out with their big hair, torn sweatshirt draped precisely off the shoulder and skin tight black leather pants. (Sigh…..I remember wearing those).

After listeneing to the music and watching them dance (yes, I did get up there and show them some moves), I came to the earth-shattering conclusion that I really don’t like 80’s music. It is headbanging, loud, screechy, with not a slow romantic song in the bunch.

Ok, I am sure all of you 30ish and 40ish year old readers are about ready to lynch me, I know……………but I gotta tell you 70’s is where it was at.  Our lyrics had meaning (except that Jeremiah bullfrog thing), slow songs and slow dancing were so very  sexy (we wrapped ourselves around our partners to the point sometimes we needed to be hosed down), and disco turned even the mildest mannered individual into a sex appeal oozing John Travolta!

So,  last night after trying to figure out how to dance to “She Blinded Me With Science”, “Red, Red Wine” and “Walk Like An Egyptian”, and searching for the deep social messages in “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “Janie’s Got A Gun”, I decided to take a trip back in time and find some 70’s tunes, just to show you all out there what I am taking about.

 

 

Of course, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Toni Basil’s  1982 hit “Hey Mickey”. 

 

 

 

 

  1. 15 Responses to “Flashback”

  2. By Violet on Mar 28, 2010 | Reply

    I graduated from high school in ‘83 so I had a foot in each decade (gotta disagree with you on “Red Red Wine”) but I’m a 70s music girl, too.

    The first song I danced with a boy to was “Silly Love Songs”. It puzzles me every time I hear it now – it’s not a slow song but we sure were slow dancing to it!

  3. By Ree on Mar 28, 2010 | Reply

    I love 80s, but not for dancing. ;-)

    NO one could dance to 80s stuff.

  4. By blunt delivery on Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    ok, i might have to slap somebody.

    80’s monster ballads are where it’s at!?!? Are you kidding me? I don’t care for the headbanging stuff, but come ON. there was some great stuff.

  5. By Futureblackmail on Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    I can’t say as though I particularly enjoy the 80’s sound either. Of course, I was never a dancer so that could have something to do with it.

  6. By Jen on Apr 1, 2010 | Reply

    I must agree. I was more of an 80’s kid but the songs of the seventies rock. I think the bad fashion choices are a toss up. None of them should come back.

  7. By Jessica on Apr 3, 2010 | Reply

    are you kidding? 70’s music rocks the house. Saturday Night Fever baby!

  8. By Michelle on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    I can’t say as though I particularly enjoy the 80’s sound either. Of course, I was never a dancer so that could have something to do with it.

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