Ok so technically a lot of my high school and college years took place in the 90s. So yes, I can recite Friends and Seinfeld quotes with the best of them. I watched the very first Real World. I know where I was when the OJ verdict was read (in Taiwan BTW, on foreign quarter). But for some reason, I just feel like I was raised during the 80s.
I tight-rolled my jeans. My Guess jeans (was there another kind). I had Cabbage Patch Kids, two in fact, named Marvin Cy and Paula Holly. I had a purple sparkly bike with a banana seat. My favorite brand was Forenza. And despite the fact that my parents banned MTV, I still managed to watch a fair amount at the neighbors house (sorry mom). So let’s talk about the music shall we?
We can’t talk music without talking mix tapes. I seem to recall Chicago making a lot of appearances. And did anyone else spend a large portion of the 80s at a roller rink? I happened to have my own skates with a big pink pouf that I tied on. When I think roller rink, I think “Thriller” and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. I also think about how awesome it was that I learned to skate backwards so I could couple skate like a slow dance. Probably to something by Chicago, again.
Does anything define the 80s like the music? Well maybe the clothes, but I would really like to forget about those (although the current offerings at the department stores keep trying to remind me). So many songs from that era bring me immediately back to some memory. “Pour Som. e Sugar on Me” takes me back to the steps of Miller Jr. High. “Never Say Goodbye” the sixth grade dance. And well “Walk Like and Egyptian”, “Take on Me” and “Faith” were just best viewed at the neighbor’s house on MTV (yeah, sorry mom again).
What could be better than introducing a great decade of music to my little ones. Of course, they could listen to it the way I grew up listening to it. Well minus the MTV because they don’t even play videos anymore (lame). Plus what kind of parent would let their young, impressionable children watch MTV? (certainly not my mother) So I think the best way is with a little Bob and Larry. They put their own twist on things (Gourds Just Wanna Have Fun), but there are few things more fun than walking like an Egyptian with your seven year old.
Gourds Just Want To Have Fun
Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Walking On Sunshine
That’s What Friends Are For
We Got The Beat
Walk Like An Egyptian
The Power of Love
Don’t Worry Be Happy
Oh the memories. How would you like to win a copy for you and your kiddos. Please refrain from telling me that you were only 3 during the 80s. Let’s just pretend that I am young shall we. So if you want to win, humor me and tell me what your favorite 80s song is. Maybe I will compile them all and make a mix tape…….
Winner will be chosen at random on Sunday Nov. 14th. I was provided with a CD from Veggie Tales to facilitate my review. As always, opinions expressed are completely mine.