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Stuck in the '70s: This TV show theme song is in the air and everywhere

Being stuck in the ‘80s sometimes means a few childhood memories are actually stuck in the ‘70s, especially when it comes to TV shows. One of the theme songs that constantly invades my brain space is this one, from The Bugaloos.I could have …

Never Found in the '80s - Urban Guerrillas

Much like yesterday's Never Found artist The Mighty Mofos, Urban Guerrillas were very much a Minneapolis phenomenon. They never generated much national attention, but did open for such big time acts as U2 and Cyndi Lauper. Also much like The Mofos, Urban Guerrillas were a lot of fun to see perform live.

It's good to be the king: Was June 1981 the greatest month of movies in the ‘80s?

I know everyone feels old when I share the 30th anniversaries of movies we loved in the ‘80s. So how about I make things worse and share this: Here’s a list of top 10 movies that were released this month 35 years ago:

Never Found in the '80s - The Mighty Mofos

Continuing our look at Minneapolis bands performing live at the legendary nightclub First Avenue & 7th Street Entry we find The Mighty Mofos. The Mofos were (and are still) the quintessential bar band.

Never Found in the '80s - Tetes Noires

It's another week of live performances of Never Found musical artists from our favorite decade. This week the focus will be on Minneapolis' legendary nightclub First Avenue & 7th Street Entry. There was plenty going on in the Minneapolis music scene of the '80s and First Avenue was at the center of it all. Not just a showcase for the …

30 years later, we find out why Thornton Melon loved Miller beer in ‘Back to School’

Is Back to School one of the underrated comedies of the ‘80s? Released June 13, 1986, Back to School did score $90 million at the box office, making it one of the top 10 movies of the year. And yet, it’s not name-checked nearly as often as other '86 classics such as Top Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, …

5 things I didn’t know about 'Ferris Bueller’s Day Off' until 30 years later

There’s not a lot we don’t know about Ferris Bueller 30 years after John Hughes’ classic flick hit theaters. Released June 11, 1986, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off introduced an “ambassador” to the ‘80s. He was the guy who passed out at 31 Flavors last night. A kid with clammy hands. …

French Week must go, but first 'Don't Go'

We started our French Week with FR David and we end it with him as well. All though we all know the French word for goodbye is Au Revoir, FR David spares us translating and just tells us in English Don't Go.

Czars, dictators and lizards: Three critical elements in this '80s tune

Over the years there had been a stereotype created that the French can't stand us ugly Americans, but the good about the French stereotype is their contempt is not just for Americans, but everybody who is not French. When you look at French new wave artists in the '80s, you don't have to go far to find disgust with the world - you just have to …

Will 'Splash' remake be Hollywood’s next dead fish?

A remake of 1984’s Splash is now in the works, according to Slashfilm.com. It turns out that producer Brian Grazer, who co-founded Imagine Entertainment with Ron Howard (who directed the original flick), thinks it’s time for a contemporary …

Have you seen the TV show trailer for 'Uncle Buck' yet?

As far as untouchable '80s franchises go, Uncle Buck ain't one of them. The 1989 movie was one of the weaker offerings by director John Hughes. Propped up by the late and always lovable John Candy, the movie told the tale of a slacker adult (Candy) who is called upon in a pinch to babysit his brother's kids during a family …

I spread the glue all around? That's French pop music in the '80s

Our first two days of French Week, we have stuck to songs in the English language, we today we brave the actual French language. You are in for a treat today as we tackle Sabine Paturel and her smash hit Les Betises and I boldly give you the SIT80's double money-back guarantee that this will be worth the curiosity of a foreign …

The best sing-along song you've never heard of: Art Company's 'Susanna'

One of the things I like best about '80s music was the ability to put something unique out there rather than a safe record. In a decade that brought us oddities like The Safety Dance and One Night In Bangkok, let me introduce you to the best sing-along song from the '80s that you probably haven't heard - Susanna from the …

French Week on Lost and Found begins with FR David's 'Words'

Can we make a whole week of French-related '80 music videos on Lost and Found? Oui! But why? Because we know you like the French. You like Frawnch Fries, Frawnch Dressing, Frawnch Bread and Peru. Okay, so we are not so great with our spelling and pronunciation of the French language, but with the help of FR David maybe we can improve our …

30 years ago, 'SpaceCamp' suffered a movie malfunction

SpaceCamp could have been one of the big movies of 1986. Released June 6, 1986, the film had a solid cast (Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Joaquin Phoenix, Tate Donovan, Tom Skerritt). It was inspired by the real-life Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama - a facility that …

George Michael plays the father figure on this forgotten '80s hit

Even in 2016, the George Michael influence is still everywhere in pop culture. Movie blockbusters like Deadpool paid homage to Wham! and the recent comedy Keanu has whole scenes built around a cat-loving George Michael fanatic. If you needed a little help from Michael in the '80s, George was there to help - just ask Deon …

Which June 1986 movie reigns above all others?

June 1986 was a big month for iconic movies in the ‘80s. Take a look at some of the memorable flicks released that month:

In the '80s, there was no justice for this L.A. band

Yesterday we laid down the warning about hurricane season and places like Texas have already been suffering the effects of flooding. Lest we forget that it's also tornado season in the Midwest so I think we all need some Shelter and today that is exactly what Lone Justice provides.

Katrina was all tragic and no hip, but this sound still was huge

Of the top stories of American history in the 21th century, one of the biggest has to be Hurricane Katrina and its devastation that claimed more than 1,200 lives and accumulated damages of more than $108 billion. Was the 2005 Katrina disaster foreshadowed in the '80s? With a listen to the Tragically Hip and New Orleans Is …

Haircut 100 was nobody's fool when casting this video

One of our favorite pastimes in watching '80s videos is finding appearances by actors and actresses early in their career before they hit stardom. Thanks to Haircut 100, we chalk up another celebrity sighting in Nobody's Fool with a "lethal" actress.

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