Here is a listing of the Billboard Hot 100 Number 1 Songs sorted by date from 1980 through 1989. See what song was #1 on your birthday! Let us know in the comments.
Do the “Truffle Shuffle”… DO IT! Just kidding! I love “The Goonies”. I really do. My friends and I would gather around the T.V. about mid-October and watch the televised network broadcast – that INCLUDED the missing giant octopus scene. If you’ve never seen this movie – let me just say how great it is. A bunch of teens find and follow a map leading to One-Eyed Willie’s treasure. The rest is cinematic history! Now you can watch “The Goonies” here, for FREE and in HD. Enjoy!
This comedy gem from 1985 is a hysterical look at just what could happen to a kind, gentle and slightly naive family man (played by the late, great John Candy) when getting a “Summer Rental” house for a much needed family vacation. Lay back and take a ride on The Barnacle! I present Summer Rental in HD for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
I remember seeing “Dirty Dancing” for the first time. I was young but smart enough to know that Patrick Swayze got the girls with his dirty, dirty little dance moves. Basically, the movie is about a coming of age story of a lonely teenage girl (nicknamed: Baby) and her family that vacation over one summer at a resort. She meets the head dancer (Johnny) and romance ensues. This movie has a wonderful soundtrack – take note of the music that was used for the film. I present Dirty Dancing in HD. Enjoy!
I can remember watching “Weekend at Bernie’s” for the first time. It’s hilarious, dark and witty. The film stars Jonathan Silverman, Andrew McCarthy and Terry Kiser as the larger than life dead guy – Bernie Lomax. The premise of this film is pretty simple. Two guys get invited to their bosses weekend getaway “on the dune” and find him dead. They continue to act as if he is alive to continue receiving the luxury treatment. What they go through to do so is, well – you’ll see. Watch the trailer and full feature in HD right here. Enjoy!
Facebook SUCKS, and I’ll tell you why. I’ve spent allot of money over the years with Facebook to advertise the 80s Mixed page and some posts. I recently received an email from Facebook stating that my page was in violation of “copyright infringement”. Someone reported the page multiple times due to this FALSE CLAIM and the 80s Mixed Facebook page was gone forever without an explanation. I’ve tried to get the page back but Facebook says it has been deleted forever. Since then, I have removed myself as well as any remnants of 80s Mixed from Facebook. I will be changing our commercial format too as to NOT include Facebook in all bumper ads and station ID promos. It’s sad because I wasted so much money and time getting fans for the Facebook page, but that’s why Facebook sucks.
National Lampoon’s Vacation is a story of a family that starts off with a trade-in of the ol’ station wagon for a family truckster. Then they embark on a comedy fueled adventure to get to the one destination in the world that the family has set in their hearts… Wally World! Sit back and watch as Clark (Chevy Chase) and the rest of the Griswold’s try to make it a bearable vacation. Enjoy!
Spaceballs is an 80s classic with Mel Brooks at the director’s (and actor’s) helm-et. Since Star Wars was so hugely popular it was only a matter of time before someone spoofed it and so many more space movies of yesteryear. This spoof follows an orphan, of 25+ years old, trying to find out who he is along with his half man – half dog played by John Candy. Sit back and laugh at Spaceballs…and it’s trailer! Enjoy!
You wanna cry? Whelp, you chose the right movie for that. In this film longtime friends become hetero life partners. I won’t give away the ending to those that are being introduced to Beaches for the first time… but I will say that you need a box of tissues for the end. Enjoy!
It’s been almost 40 years since Indiana Jones showed me what a real on-screen adventure looked like. In this classic, starring Harrison Ford, the Natzis want the all powerful Ark of the Covenant and Indiana Jones has to stop them before the power of the ark falls into the wrong hands. Sit back and enjoy Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Enjoy!