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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 29: A song you remember from your childhood

The de facto theme song of one of the most influential films of my childhood.

I think every member of the VHS generation has that one video that they watched over and over. For my sister, it was Forrest Gump (yes, I could probably recite the entire film from memory, thanks, Sis!). For me, though, it was Zemeckis’s 1985 masterpiece, Back To The Future with Huey Lewis’s synthesizer-charged soundtrack that defined my idea of what rock and roll should be!

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 26: A song that makes you want to fall in love

More 80s cheese, please.

If that R&B groove of Daryl Hall and John Oates doesn’t make you want to VHS and make out, I don’t know what would.

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 25: A song you like by an artist no longer living

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called “life”….

Every lyric reads like an instruction manual. Dig it deep, you hoopy froods!

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 20: A song that has many meanings to you

Is it a snarky song of misplaced optimism or is it a darkly satirical song about impending nuclear war? Is the subject really optimistic about his post-collegiate future or is it just sarcastic angst regarding his lack of clear direction?

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 18: A song from the year you were born

1983: One of the single best years in music history!

So. Many. Awesome. Tracks. One. Thrilling. Album. Thriller was a tour de force on the pop charts in 1983, smashing every record and selling over 66 million copies! In addition to being an unstoppable one-man hits machine, Michael Jackson knew how to make amazing music videos–he teamed up with some of the brightest minds in cinema (Landis, Coppola, Scorsese) to create not just music videos, but complete short-subject (and sometimes feature-length) films that centered around his tracks.

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 17: A song you’d sing a duet with someone on karaoke

If you see a painted sign at the side of the road that says “15 miles to the….”

Everyone loves this track, and no one ever does it correctly. My goal is to fix that. Who’s in?

1st American Rental: “Laundromat” (circa 1989)

Nobody likes to waste money at the laundry. Thanks to 1st American Rental, nobody has to! Get a brand-new Magic Chef washer from just $16.95 a week!

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The Olive Garden: “Language” (circa 1988)

Remember when The Olive Garden was considered “fine dining”? I remember when you would only find their establishments in the “fanciest” retail areas like Sandy Springs and Gwinnett Place. Yes, I came from one of those families that got “dressed up” to go to Olive Garden! Did you?

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Pepsi: “SEC Halftime Hysteria” (circa 1989)

Advert for the Pepsi SEC Halftime Hysteria promotion that offered prizes for qualified purchases of Pepsi products during college football season.

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The 8-Bit Guy Soundtrack Unbox & Review

The 8-Bit Guy soundtrack is a great collection of electronic tracks in various styles from both amateur and seasoned professional composers! In this video, I’ll go over my first impressions and review a few of my favorite tracks.

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