- Mike Score of A Flock of Seagulls may have said he ran so far away, but really he only walked down to the stop sign because his mom said he wasn’t allowed to leave the cul-de-sac. That’s why they had to use aluminum foil and garbage bag dresses to make the video in his basement.
- Turns out it wasn’t the train. The rails were crazy.
- The original lyrics of “For Those About to Rock” were, “For those about to rock, take a coat, please.”
- You can get your Eyes Without a Face with the Face on the side, or you can substitute the face for cheesy grits.*
- You don’t have to believe we are magic, it’s just highly encouraged, and would be a favor to Olivia Newton John because she kind of already told everybody we are.
- “Another One Bites the Dust” was the inspiration for the TV show My Strange Addiction.
- In Glenn Fry’s “You Belong to the City,” the saxophone is played by a California Raisin.
- The greatest assumption-of-naked-swimming lyric to come out of the 80s is: “You just took for granted that I want to skinny dip” from the masterpiece “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” by Jermaine Stewart.
- Your kiss may be on Hall and Oates’ list, but you know what the second thing is? “The sound of my victim’s cries.” Third? “Fried lips with honey mustard dipping sauce.”
*That one was blatantly stolen from Tom, inspired yet again from my iPod content.
22 thoughts on “Facts and Tidbits About 1980s Songs that I Made Up”
Dagnabit, now I’m hungry for some fried lips. Geez!
Don’t forget the dipping sauce!
My internal soundtrack has been poisoned. Your work is done.
Yeah! I find that Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” can usurp almost any song. But, then, you have Sweet Caroline in your head.
I always thought Olivia Newton John wanted us to believe in magic because it that way it would be easier for us to “get animal.”
YES! If we believe we are magic, nothing can stand in our way of getting animal. It all makes sense now.
Cherry Ice cream smile only works if you like Cherry Ice Cream (Duran Duran’s Rio)…I do not. I sing “Oreo Ice Cream Smile”
For the first part of my teen years I thought calling girl’s numbers found on a bathroom wall was a cool thing al a Jenny in 867-5309. Don’t worry, my record was expunged.
I was once in charge of my science lab in college, sophomore year. It was 1989 and people were waaaaaay over The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats by then. My popularity took a hit.
Bwah! Forget the haters, Lance, you can dance if you want to.
Well crap, now I have Sweet Caroline stuck in my head. Happy Valentines Day to you too.
My sincerest apologies. It’ll be in there for at least a couple of days unless you come across a more powerful ear worm.
I can’t think of one single thing to add to your grocery list, or bucket list, whichever.
I think it’s both.
This was equal parts disturbing and hi-frickin-larious! I doff my cap to you, milady. 😉
Thank you, Jen! I think it’s best to get it out of my brain, lest it morph into solely disturbing.
Frankly, it’s just hard for me to believe these “facts” aren’t all really true.
I’m so confused.
They’re true in the sense that I typed them and put them in a post. That is a fact – I typed them and put them in a post.
Another interesting unknown tidbit: The lyrics to Eurythmics’ big hit originally went “Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese” (Thus the cow in the video) but their sponsorship with Velveeta fell through. Fact.
Who am I to disagree?
But what I need to know is . . . were they Flaming Lips? Is that why you need the dip?
My guess is it all depends on the seasonings you add.
Fact: You really DID want to hurt Boy George, and you DID want to make him cry.
HE really wanted to be hurt and cry. It was his version of “don’t throw me in the briar patch.”