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Finally found the perfect Nick Lowe song to start a weekend

Yesterday we wrapped up our feature week on John Hiatt, so as an encore; let's bring in good friends of Hiatt - Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit with Half A Boy, Half A Man.

Is this John Hiatt tune the ultimate feel-good anthem of the '80s?

I hoped you enjoyed John Hiatt week and whether he has won you over or not, let's end it on a happy note with the joyous Thank You Girl and yet one more trip to visit the Cabazon Dinosaurs.

Girl dating tips from the '80s that will make your skin crawl

Let's face it: When it came to dating in the '80s, none of us were any good at it. Well, I had a few friends at dear ole Countryside High School who were TOO good at it, but that's a story for another day. Buzzfeed has a hilarious …

Earth Day's perfect anthem: Duran Duran's 'Planet Earth'

Happy Earth Day. I apologize in advance for not sending a greeting card to everyone. I'm personally of the belief that if we cared about our planet more than just one day a year, it wouldn't be in the sorry shape it's in. Probably won't hurt either if we stopped electing public officials who refuse to say the words "global warming." Anyway, …

'She Loves The Jerk' ... story of my life (and maybe John Hiatt's too)

We have seen the evidence of John Hiatt as a master songwriter in the ‘80s, so let's give the guy a mic and play the bittersweet She Loves The Jerk by John Hiatt.

Rick Springfield, Loverboy, Romantics team up for late summer tour

Rick Springfield and Loverboy are teaming up for a late summer tour that will also feature The Romantics on most tour stops. That's a lot of power pop for one night.If you live in Cleveland, you get Donnie Iris instead …

'Breakfast Club' manuscript's first draft found in high school filing cabinet

This just in... 31 years later: A first draft of The Breakfast Club manuscript, written by John Hughes, was just discovered tucked away in a filing cabinet in a shuttered high school outside …

The story of Jeff Healy and his 'Angel Eyes'

An underrated cable movie of the early ‘80s was If You Could See What I Hear featuring the Beastmaster himself, Marc Singer, about overcoming blindness. In that vein, it is interesting that one of the most lovely songs about eyes in the ‘80s would be sung by the man whose was blind - Jeff Healy and Angel Eyes. …

Bonnie Raitt and Dennis Quaid is something called love

When does this thing called love strike? For Bonnie Raitt it was at the end of the ‘80s with Thing Called Love.

Stars Wars sequel releases second trailer: You ... will ... get ... chills

The Force is strong with this trailer, the second one released for the new Star Wars movie by J.J. Abrams.

The original 'Bad Boys' ... no, not the Sean Penn movie

Yesterday we covered solo George Michael, so on Throwback Thursday, let's take it all back to where it started with Wham! UK and Bad Boys.

Jon Cryer turns 50, no longer a short, horny, hopeless dork

Duckie turns 50 years old today. That's Phillip F. Dale to you, scumwad. Actually, it's Jon Cryer to most of us. But seriously: John Cryer is 50 years old! Born Jonathan Niven Cryer in NYC on April 16, 1965, the actor will probably forever be known first as Duckie Dale from 1986's Pretty in Pink. (Something he reinforced this week …

And you thought you knew all the George Michael hits...

In the ‘80s, nobody put baby in a corner, except George Michael and his underrated slow melt A Different Corner.

Watch Duckie recreate Pretty in Pink's Tenderness dance with James Corden

Jon Cryer reprised his Tenderness dance as Duckie from Pretty in Pink with James Corden on the Late Late Show on Tuesday night.

New 'Vacation' movie releases first cast photo

Clark, you don't look so happy. But the rest of the Griswold clan, including Rusty (now played by Ed Helms) looks thrilled in this first cast photo for the new Vacation movie.

Hey, Ringo: Flesh for Lulu wants their song title back

Believe it or not, but Ringo Starr has just put out a new album entitled Postcards from Paradise. My first reaction was that it was a remake of the Flesh For Lulu songs, but the Ringo songs is all original, but that reminds us that we need to pull out our ‘80s Postcards From Paradise. …

Thirty years later, detractors of 'Ladyhawke' are still bird-brains

Thirty years ago this week, Ferris Bueller (okay, Matthew Broderick) was just a troublemaker with a bad accent. And Rutger Hauer was … well, Rutger Hauer is always the man. The two would meet in the fantasy adventure flick Ladyhawke, released April 18, 1985.Richard Donner directed Ladyhawke, a tale …

The '80s had an anti-National Siblings Day act: Gene Love Jezebel

The Internet is wonderful for learning about events that you never knew existed, like last week's "National Sibling Day," which crowded Facebook pages all across the web. One ‘80s band that probably did not celebrate National Siblings Day last week was Gene Loves Jezebel as we remember their lost song Heartache.

Eddie Murphy to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Buckwheat. Uncle Gus. Gumby. Achnell? Achwell? Axel? Go tell Miss Summers that the man who created all these characters, Eddie Murphy, will be the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize For American Humor, RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

A forgotten hit by a supergroup? Forgive my bad English on 'Forget Me Not'

If you were making a list of best guitarists in the ‘80s, I wonder how many people would put Neal Schon at the top of the list. Never one to lack self-confidence, I am sure Neal would explain that if you are ranking the best, then best Forget Me Not.

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