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Four (from the 80’s) for Friday

Last Saturday evening, I had the privilege of seeing some talented students perform in The Rep’s Summer Musical Theater Intensive (SMTI). This year’s production is “That 80’s Show: We Built This Smitty on Rock and Roll.” It wasn’t until the lights dimmed and things were underway that I realized just how deep the imprint this decade has left on my life. I hate to admit it, but there wasn’t a song performed that I didn’t know every single lyric. Sad, I know. So in honor of this penultimate decade of musical genius, four drum-machined and synth-ed songs for your listening pleasure. By the way, they are reprising the production in the fall. If you ever had parachute pants, leg warmers, Member’s Only jackets, highly teased bangs, or God forbid – a mullet, this is a show for you us.

In fact, let’s do this… how about we play a little game of name that tune. I’ll leave all the song info blank, and you can tell me if you know title and artist. Don’t strain yourself.

You should probably stripped of all music listening privileges for life if you don’t know this one.

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  1. g
    July 30, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Ahhh… the 80s. Funny you just posted this, because I just finished working on a mix for 90s.

    PS
    I always thought parachute pants were awesome.

    • July 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

      garrett,
      the 90’s rap has been the soundtrack for my morning. and yes, i certainly agree that the 90’s were the golden age of rap.

  2. July 31, 2011 at 9:21 am

    loved that show – so great to hear all those songs again!

  3. Gretchen
    August 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I know I am late for this, but I love ALL these songs. True Colors by Cyndi Lauper is my rad all-time go-to theme song. (obviously)

    • August 13, 2011 at 10:23 am

      yes, gretchen. i don’t think there can be enough 80’s nostalgia.

  4. berit
    August 31, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    dead or alive, musical youth, new order, cyndi lauper…
    wish i had seen this earlier…since 2 are ring tones on my phone…

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