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30 years ago, 'Sid and Nancy' gave us Romeo and Juliet ... with heroin

Long before Gary Oldman was “Commissioner Gordon” or “Sirius Black.” Before he was “Zorg” or that evil Russian trying to take down Air Force One. Even before he was Beethoven or Lee Harvey Oswald, Oldman was Sid Vicious. So convincing was the British actor in 1986’s Sid and Nancy …

Sex as a weapon? Sadly, this isn't just an '80s phenomenon

You can't have the radio or TV on this election year without some candidate touting their support of Second Amendment Rights. In the '80s, you probably didn't feel the need to pack heat since we had Pat Benatar and she had Sex As A Weapon.

John Fogerty didn't make a killing with his zombie story

The Walking Dead just started Season 7 a few weeks ago we now know who Negan killed and so it seems that zombies are still climbing in popularity among our favorite monsters. In the '80s, zombies were less visible as other than Michael Jackson's Thriller, only a few scattered zombie sightings occurred, lest we forgot John …

Even in the '80s sometimes you pray history doesn't repeat itself

Rarely do you hear a song played on the radio by Orchestral Manoeuveres In The Dark other than If You Leave, but the facts are that OMD had four Top 40 hits in the U.S. with other pop love songs. But OMD also had a social conscience side too like their early '80s anti-war song Enola Gay and the forgotten but edgy 88 …

The reboot we never knew we wanted: ‘American Gigolo’

When you name-check Richard Gere movies, a lot of obvious titles come to mind: An Officer and a Gentleman, Primal Fear, Pretty Woman, and of course, American Gigolo. Wait … what?

Only the Exorcist can compete with Michael Oldfield's 'Moonlight Shadow'

Yes, there were scary movies in the '80s, but for many of us '80s kids there was no more frightening movie than The Exorcist. One of the reasons why The Exorcist was so terrifying was the theme music by Mike Oldfield. In the '80s, Oldfield was prolific in his output with his most popular song being another haunting song called …

Life moves pretty fast, so take time out to enjoy this '80s homage

Check out this amazing video - "Dave's Brain's Day Off" - created by Stuck in the ‘80s contributor and guest co-host “Dave Dirt.” The video was a project for Dave’s video art class and features music by his old band Rocket Park.

Sandy from ‘Grease’ was dead the whole movie?!?

Forget the crazy presidential election season - here’s the news that will really rock your pop culture world: Hardcore fans of the movie Grease are claiming Sandy was dead for part or all of …

‘Rambo’ reboot in the works … without Sylvester Stallone

Is John Rambo the new James Bond? A reboot of the ‘80s action movies is being planned by Hollywood, but with a younger actor in mind to replace 70-year-old Sylvester Stallone. The announced title - Rambo: New Blood.

Just between you and me, we like this other April Wine song better

Rocktober is over but that does that mean it's time to stop rocking out? Certainly not, as we at SIT80's have one mantra: I Like To Rock and today we do it April Wine-style.

30 years later, neither 'Soul Man' (or Bill Cosby) is very funny

Oh no, he’s not really going to go there. Calling the movie Soul Man a classic? It can be called a lot of things - racist, lame-brained - but classic? No, no, no. It's definitely not a classic.

15 Best Halloween Songs of the ‘80s

You might not think of the ‘80s as being a good decade for Halloween-appropriate songs. We don’t have that “Monster Mash,” do we? No “Black Magic Woman.” No "Werewolves of London." No "Don’t Fear the Reaper." Heck, even “Runnin’ With the Devil” by Van Halen was late ‘70s.

Single-most important anthem of ‘80s - maybe - turns 30 years old today

What is the best song of the ‘80s? Is that a question that can even remotely be answered? Oh, people have tried. says it’s New Order’s Blue Monday. For Rolling Stone magazine, it’s Prince’s …

Podcasts with no heart: Our annual Halloween episodes of Stuck in the '80s

Sorry, no special Halloween episode today. But don’t whine. Stuck in the ‘80s has given you plenty of podcasts over our 12 years for this special day. So while we didn’t cook you a new one, please enjoy one of these classics.

Curse of the crazy ex-ghoul friend: The infamous Marc Price interview

The SIT80's podcast is pretty good on giving treats, however every once in a while, we get a trick. Back in 2012 on podcast episode No. 260, the intriguing guest interview was Marc Price, whom we all better known as Skippy on Family Ties.

Concert review: Platimum Blonde makes Montreal comeback

Here in the U.S., we sometimes forget about all the amazing music still being performed by bands just north of us in Canada. Stuck in the '80s correspondent Peter Ryan, based in Montreal, is always happy to help us by attending the shows we'll never get to see down here. Here's his review of Friday night's concert by Platinum Blonde.

It's Halloween time, so have a heart ... even an artificial one

There is a clear separation between those who like horror and those who don't. Today's Lost and Found song is only for those who like horror. For those who don't mind a good scare, it's time to view one of the most startling music videos of the '80s with the little known Artificial Heart by Soul Asylum.

Halloween's best duo of the '80s? Alice and Jason

On the SIT80s blog and podcast, we make lists the iconic songs, movies, catch phrases and commercials of the '80s, but have we ever charted the most iconic "sound?" As Halloween approaches, I nominate this one sound as iconic and all you need to hear is the whisper of "che, che, che, cha, cha, cha." You can hear that sound in today's Lost and …

Dead Or Alive frontman Pete Burns dead at 57

Pete Burns, the iconic frontman of Dead or Alive, died Sunday from a massive heart attack, his spokesman has confirmed via Twitter:

’13 Going On 30’ returning as Broadway musical

Just when the naysayers were ready to bury the ‘80s nostalgia movement, there’s proof that there’s plenty of air left in these lungs: The 2004 movie 13 Going On 30 is coming to Broadway as a stage musical.

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