Sooooo, I decided to create a fun, lighthearted post for the blog’s Random Ramblings section today…
And I also made a handy dandy Spotify playlist to go with it! 😉
Since 80s music makes me happy (I mean, how could it not?), I wanted to see how many 80s songs I could think of to use as responses to various situations. For this post, I’ve come up with 21, but I’m sure I could do this all day. But then that wouldn’t be very productive, now would it?
Anyway, I ♥ the 80s and 80s music and 80s dancing and 80s make-up and 80s clothes and…OK, OK, you get the picture. Speaking of pictures, this is a shot of the girls and me all dolled up for an 80s tribute concert last summer.
Shout out to Rubix Kube! You guys rock and I can’t wait to see you again this year. I even have it marked on my calendar: 7.6.17! This year I’ll try not to embarrass my children by joining them on stage with the lead singer for an awesome group rendition of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Although, that was super fun! Hmm…OK, so I can’t commit to not doing that again but maybe I won’t sing “Africa” to people in line at the ice cream food truck while teenage girls try to Snapchat the whole ordeal to their boyfriends. I did say “MAYBE” I won’t do that. Just sayin’ 😉
OK, so now we can proceed to THE LIST of ways to respond to situations with 80s songs, which I have entitled, “A Taste of the 80s.” Of course, being that this is first and foremost a food blog, there are some food related items, hence the “taste” or sampling you are about to experience. Be sure to listen, sing along, dance and repeat! So without further ado, I present to you…
1. Are you hungry?
“I’m hungry like the wolf!”
(“Hungry Like The Wolf” – Duran Duran)
2. I’m sorry, but we’re going to let you go.
“What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?”
(“What Have I Done To Deserve This?” – Pet Shop Boys)
3. Oh, I just can’t stand this heat wave!
“It’s a cruel, cruel summer.”
(“Cruel Summer” – Bananarama)
4. How do I make a cake?
“Whip it, whip it good!”
(“Whip it” – Devo)
5. Someone’s at the door!
“Who can It Be now?”
(“Who Can it be Now?” – Men At Work)
6. So, are you ready for the Monday grind?
“It’s just another manic Monday.”
(“Manic Monday” – The Bangles)
7. I have to leave early for work tomorrow.
“Wake me up before you go-go.”
(“Wake Me up Before You Go-Go” – Wham!)
8. Guess what? We just won the lottery!
“I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it!”
(“I’m So Excited” – The Pointer Sisters)
9. Did you have fun tonight?
“I’ve had the time of my life.!”
(“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes)
10. Why did you guys break up?
“I’m holding out for a hero.”
(“Holding Out for a Hero” – Bonnie Tyler)
11. Ugh! I’m so sick! [Cough, cough]
“Don’t stand so close to me!”
(“Don’t Stand So Close To Me” – The Police)
12. Why do you need a flashlight?
“I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.”
(“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” – U2)
13. Do you think it’s going to snow?
“I can feel it coming in the air tonight.”
(“In The Air Tonight” – Phil Collins)
14. Did you see that?
“I’ve got the eye of the tiger!”
(“Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor)
15. How do you make an egg?
(“Beat It” – Michael Jackson)
16. Sorry that I forgot our anniversary.
“You give love a bad name!”
(“You Give Love A Bad Name” – Bon Jovi)
17. I know I’ve been so busy lately.
“How do I get you alone?”
(“Alone” – Heart)
18. I think we should see other people.
“Don’t, don’t you want me?”
(“Don’t You Want Me” – The Human League)
19. What’s the best way to reach you?
(“Call Me” – Blondie)
20. What can I get you to drink?
“Red, red wine.”
(“Red Red Wine” – UB40)
21. What’s your view on politics?
“Everybody wants to rule the world.”
(“Everybody Wants To Rule The World” – Tears for Fears)
So, now it’s your turn! If you have an awesome 80s song response to a situation, leave it in the comments below. I can’t wait to see what you come up with…I bet it’ll be so rad! 🙂
Oh, and don’t forget to check out some more 80s nostalgia in my post, How 80s Kids “Missed Out,” Time After Time.