Author Topic: 80s absolute bop of the day but it has to have a funny vid & preferably synth  (Read 2456 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
ITT I will post one song per week that you totally forgot about from when your were a kid if you are 38-49 years old.  They will only be bangers with that undeniable 80s sound.  It is my goal that when you play them you'll be like "hmmm, not sure I remember that one" but then when the chorus hits you'll be like "O crap I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THAT"

If you are here to crap on 80s music then gtfoomt because it's the best

If you're here to find bon jovi or other stadium rock then gtfoomt because yes, bon jovi is pretty ok but ITT we will feature songs that peaked at like #37 on the pop charts.  Edit: will also post peak chart position when available through a lazy google search

Double edit: will not post any that don’t have some sort of hilarious video element

also these videos will prolly have a lot of crossover with the "yes pls" thread

my first submission for the approval of the midnight society:

Rocket 2 U by the Jets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1PTuMQUu4g

Peak chart position: #6 USA, #92 Australia


(Want to get rid of the ad? Register now for free!)
« Last Edit: October 27, 2021, 10:18:15 AM by fatdamon »
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline Spracne

  • Point Plank'r
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *
  • Posts: 13981
  • Distinguished Scholar/Gentleman
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2021, 04:57:42 PM »
The midnight society! I don't quite fit into the age demographic but I wish you well on your project, here.

Offline pissclams

  • Global Moderator
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 43646
  • (worst non-premium poster at goEMAW.com)
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2021, 05:16:33 PM »
I listen to the 80’s sirius channel more than any other


Cheesy Mustache QB might make an appearance.

New warning: Don't get in a fight with someone who doesn't even need to bother to buy ink.

Offline pissclams

  • Global Moderator
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 43646
  • (worst non-premium poster at goEMAW.com)
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2021, 08:26:56 PM »
this thread really hasn’t gotten the traction i’d hoped but regardless, this came on the channel tonight while I was on my way to the SM east game and it reminded me of the thread, go cats



Cheesy Mustache QB might make an appearance.

New warning: Don't get in a fight with someone who doesn't even need to bother to buy ink.

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2021, 08:53:32 PM »
O don’t worry I’ll post at least one per week (or bump it with a new song every time it goes to page 2).  Want to give the thousands of thread readers time to digest each song before I post the next one.
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2021, 05:09:33 PM »
Ok, here's one to take you into the weekend.  It's a dramatic story of lost love.  You can absolutely feel the pain in his voice as the song goes on, it's got that wonderfully distinct 80s sound, and on the album art John Waite looks exactly like my homie Gabe.

Plus, the video has a hilarious part at 2:39 where he calls his lady on the phone and she either hangs up on him or doesn't answer, then in anger he slams down the payphone receiver and it shatters into a million little pieces (like his heart).

Submitted for the approval of the midnight society: Missing You by John Waite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9e157Ner90
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline bucket

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 8188
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2021, 05:18:13 PM »
That isn't what I listen to take me into the weekend. This is what I listen to to take me into the weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuKDBPw8wQA

Offline steve dave

  • Global Moderator
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 78880
  • Romantic Fist Attachment
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2021, 05:23:32 PM »
that one is accepted fd


Offline chum1

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 20086
  • Gucci Mane Book Reader
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2021, 06:08:15 PM »
I appreciate this thread.

Can't imagine I've heard Missing You since around when it was released, had completely forgotten it existed, yet still know the song well. Super strange phenomenon.

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2021, 06:27:31 PM »
I appreciate this thread.

Can't imagine I've heard Missing You since around when it was released, had completely forgotten it existed, yet still know the song well. Super strange phenomenon.

Yeah man that’s what I love about the songs I will be featuring ITT.  They make me wonder how many folds in the back of my brain are reserved strictly for 80s song lyrics and movie quotes. 

Also, no argument that Panama is a great one, but I’m trying to stay away from mega-bands here.  I want to link songs that make people go “o holy crap I haven’t heard that song since I went on that youth group ski trip in ‘89”
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline 8manpick

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 18701
  • A top quartile binger, poster, and friend
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2021, 06:28:36 PM »
I enjoyed “Rocket 2 U”.  I’d never heard it before.
:adios:

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2021, 06:52:43 PM »
I enjoyed “Rocket 2 U”.  I’d never heard it before.

That d00d REALLY doesn’t wanna be her personal handyman
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline steve dave

  • Global Moderator
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 78880
  • Romantic Fist Attachment
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2021, 07:31:13 PM »
This thread should be DAY and not the losery low stamina “week”. Just my alpha opinion.

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the week
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2021, 07:46:38 PM »
This thread should be DAY and not the losery low stamina “week”. Just my alpha opinion.
so mote it be
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline BIG APPLE CAT

  • smelly poor
  • Katpak'r
  • ***
  • Posts: 2645
  • slide rule enthusiast
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the day
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2021, 07:58:57 PM »
FD i am happy to buckle up right next to you as we take this voyage to a fantasy land where people who get the midnight society reference also were appreciating these absolute bops on or around the time they were getting a lot of play on MTV or on the fm radio.

Offline mocat

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 35057
    • View Profile
Re: 80s song of the day
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2021, 09:09:01 PM »
Ok, here's one to take you into the weekend.  It's a dramatic story of lost love.  You can absolutely feel the pain in his voice as the song goes on, it's got that wonderfully distinct 80s sound, and on the album art John Waite looks exactly like my homie Gabe.

Plus, the video has a hilarious part at 2:39 where he calls his lady on the phone and she either hangs up on him or doesn't answer, then in anger he slams down the payphone receiver and it shatters into a million little pieces (like his heart).

Submitted for the approval of the midnight society: Missing You by John Waite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9e157Ner90

Fd I'm so glad you posted this. I discovered this gem not that long ago and it's amaze

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s absolute bop of the day
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2021, 09:51:05 PM »
welp i’be been tyin’ a couple on so imma throw down a few gems real quick so buckle up
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s absolute bop of the day
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2021, 09:55:44 PM »
This video is absolutely bananas and checks ALL of the 80s boxes

https://youtu.be/xweiQukBM_k
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s absolute bop of the day
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2021, 10:10:50 PM »
who’s ready to get knee-deep in the hoopla?
(SICK drum solo @4:26)

https://youtu.be/K1b8AhIsSYQ
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s absolute bop of the day
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2021, 10:27:24 PM »
who’s ready for a full blown cartoony acid trip?  if it’s good enough for frank Zappa it’s good enough for me

https://youtu.be/aCWCF19nUhA
« Last Edit: October 22, 2021, 10:30:49 PM by fatdamon »
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s absolute bop of the day
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2021, 10:48:07 PM »
fun fact: in 2006 i went to missy b’s in kc for a drag show and got a friggin’ rad lap dance from a george michael impersonator to this song.  only thing missing was the exploding jukeboxes

https://youtu.be/6Cs3Pvmmv0E
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s absolute bop of the day
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2021, 11:00:26 PM »
“Hay Cher where do you wanna shoot this vid”
“A BATTLESHIP”
“We’ll that’s weird, but ok.  I’ll find some extras”
“NOT NECESSARY I’LL CALL MY SAILORS”

https://youtu.be/GgD9FyE60hs

Key change at 4:25 FTW
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s absolute bop of the day
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2021, 11:09:45 PM »
imagine if you busted out sananda maitreya’s dance moves at a wedding reception

https://youtu.be/ynIHsHYaig0
« Last Edit: October 22, 2021, 11:13:39 PM by fatdamon »
YAY FOOTBALL

Offline fatdamon

  • Combo-Fan
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • back farts
    • View Profile
Re: 80s absolute bop of the day
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2021, 11:37:41 PM »
OMG LOL
The titty drums @1:53
https://youtu.be/mQ_k_VG6Syc
ok that’s it for tonight, boys.  Back on the clock tomorrow
YAY FOOTBALL

Online nicname

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 12493
  • Deal with it.
    • View Profile
If there was a gif of nicname thwarting the attempted-flag-taker and then gesturing him to suck it, followed by motioning for all of Hilton Shelter to boo him louder, it'd be better than that auburn gif.