Wednesday, September 23, 2009

the 80s

Over the years I've accrued Billboard's Top 100 hits for every year in the eighties (except 1980)... While I have memories of music from the late seventies and the early eighties for some reason 1980 is a bit of a musical black hole for me. I looked over the hits from that year and didn't find that many that I had/have any emotional connection to.

So anyway-- I'm listening to this music and feeling this music a regular sucker punch of nostalgia and it's not just the good stuff, there's some real cornball stuff that I'd almost rather not even cop to being familiar with that is triggering some rather random memories.

So, could I re-create the 80s with my daughter by exposing her to predominantly eighties music? Maybe I need to expose her to some eighties movies too... stuff like Real Genius, Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer, How I Got Into College, the Back to the Future trilogy, the first two Indiana Jones films... Or would that be considered child abuse?


Susan as herself said...

Definitely include the movies. Some of them are classic gems.

Snooze said...

Those movies are a great pick and don't forget Pretty in PInk, the Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles (personally I loathed Pretty in Pink, but hey a girl has got to see the classics).

classicrockforthesoul said...

I agree, eighties movies are a must!

And eighties music, too! The synthesizer gets a bad rap in my opinion :)

(By the way, my blog is back in town!)