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This long-lost Aussie anthem could be our '80s rallying cry

The Stuck In The '80s blog and podcast, now in its 11th year, has been a great meeting place for those to relive their glory days and the music and movies of our youth. Even in the '80s, we started to feel the nostalgia and perhaps you might see a little bit of your past in Noisework's In My …

30 years later, ‘Night of the Creeps’ trailer still gives us ... chills?

Can you believe we just missed the 30th anniversary of Night of the Creeps? Wait … you didn’t see in theaters back in 1986? That’s okay, nobody really did. And yet the world’s first sci-fi/horror/zombie/alien/comedy has managed to develop a cult following in the three decades that have passed. Written …

If you didn't love this Aussie tune in the '80s, you're mental as anything

If you could go back in Spearsy's podcast time machine, would things really be simpler in the '80s? Maybe so since as teens we lacked the burdens and responsibilities of being an adult in 2016. But even in the '80s, one could concede that The World Seems Difficult - or at least in the opinion of Mental …

New podcast: Tiffany talks MTV, prom night and the '80s cruise

Sometimes it's the artists who have been interviewed the most who have the best stories. Tiffany has been interviewed since she was 10 years old. The former Star Search runner-up was one of America's pop princesses in the late '80s (along with Debbie Gibson) and still maintains a busy recording and touring calendar today.

The '80s were one cool world for this Aussie band

Yesterday we featured Underneath The Radar, a song that was huge only in Australia. Since the Aussies have excellent and perhaps superior taste in music, let's fill out the week with other songs that were hits only in Australia. Australia is so cool about their '80s music that the entire country is just …

Is ‘Touch and Go’ Michael Keaton’s most forgotten movie?

Michael Keaton was a god in the ‘80s, right? Mr. Mom. Gung Ho. Night Shift. I mean mostly, right? (Hell, I even liked Clean and Sober.) So imagine my surprise today when I realized Aug. 22 is the 30th anniversary of Touch and Go, a film I had completely forgotten about.In Touch and Go, Keaton …

Please report to the dance floor for these 'under the radar' tunes

You know Don't Stop Believing and 99 Luftballons by heart, so on Lost and Found we target the '80s songs that 30-plus years later, still remain underneath the radar. Today's song by Underworld literally is Underneath The Radar.

What's the story behind ... Alan Parsons' Eye in the Sky

The biggest hit in the U.S. by The Alan Parsons Project almost never was released at all. The song Eye in the Sky was a top 10 hit in 1982 so why the near omission?

Were the '80s desperate times or a twist of fate for this pair?

We all loved Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in 1978's Grease, so it was exciting news in 1983 when the two teamed up again for movie magic with their new release Two Of A Kind. After all, what could go wrong?

How did we miss this '80s video? It was 'confidential'

This past week, Facebook feeds are being filled up by back-to-school pictures by parents. A parent sending their child to school elicits a wide variety of emotions ranging from joy, amazement and trepidation. While I'm sure your little angel will behave and make good choices this school year, there is always the …

'Rogue One' trailer synched to Beastie Boys wins the Internet

No, Rogue One isn't strictly an '80s thing - though we claim Star Wars as our own - but this new recut/fan video of the prequel's trailer synched to Sabotage by The Beastie Boys is something we can all cheer about.

An Elvis cover by Fine Young Cannibals? That's suspicious

As we honored the cult following of Elvis Presley yesterday, today we take on the songs of Elvis. If you took a poll of everybody's favorite Elvis song, one contender would be Suspicious Minds and in the '80s, that classic was covered by the Fine Young Cannibals.

30 years later and this ‘Fly’ scene still makes me queasy

We didn’t mind Hollywood remakes so much when we were actually IN the ‘80s, did we? Perfect example: 1986’s The Fly, which turns 30 years old this week.Released Aug. 15, 1986, The Fly starred Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis in a remake of the 1958 film starring Vincent Price (which spawned …

39 years later, Elvis is still everywhere (even if Mojo isn't)

It was 39 years ago today that The King, Elvis Presley, died. Though almost four decades have passed, Elvis is still a pop culture icon and his image is still everywhere. But we knew that back in the '80s as Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper told us all that Elvis Is Everywhere.

Gymnastics in the '80s? Not quite, but Alan Parsons video is close

One of the most popular events of the summer Olympics is woman's gymnastics. For the USA, it's been an exciting time as Team USA led by Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are racking up the medals including the gold in the team overall. If you can't get enough of back flips and other gymnastic moves, then we have the video for you today on Lost and …

Say hello to my little remake! Hollywood planning 'Scarface' reboot

First you get the money. Then you get the power. Then you do the remakes. Yeah, Hollywood is at it again, this time with plans to remake Scarface.

Eight albums in eight years? Greg Kihn is more than lucky

Even in rock 'n' rollers suffer from the same maladies as rest of us commoners. In July, Greg Kihn was forced to cancel shows to have his gall bladder removed. On his website, Kihn was looking forward to getting out of his hospital gown and eating a decent meal. If we are lucky, we have our health and those that …

Kickoff time again: Top 5 football movies of the '80s

Is football back already? Well what took so long!?! We’ve been surviving on a diet of freeze-dried brats and football movies since early February. And let’s face it, in the ‘80s we didn’t have a lot of great pigskin flicks to pick from.No, the glory days of football films was probably the ‘90s, so …

Today's '80s lesson by Nik Kershaw is on British slang

If I called you a Wide Boy would you be insulted? No fat jokes here, were just learning U.K. slang as in England a wide boy is one who lives by his wits - or a wheeler-dealer as we would say in the U.S. Another definition of Wide Boy is one of the many hit singles for Nik Kershaw.

An '80s economic lesson, courtesy of Canada's Barney Bentall

Whether you worked part-time or full-time in the '80s, how much per hour did you make? Four dollars an hour? Does that sound like a ripoff? Well it wasn't all about money in those days, sometimes we just needed Something To Live For - if you don't agree just listen to Barney Bentall.

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