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M ~ Milli Vanilli

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Before it was okay to lip sync we had Milli Vanilli.

Do you love his voice? Cool, it's not his. They were so convincing with their performances, that they even won Grammys!

Durning a concert, "Girl you know it's..." started playing over and over. The two kept singing and dancing but after the fourth or fifth "Girl you know it's.....", the duo ran off the stage. The girl and entire public knew it was true that they were faking it.

Later, they admitted that the vocals were not their own. They were stripped of their Grammys and never made a comeback. One of them died, I think.

All I remember is they tried to sing for real and sounded like dogs being tortured.




L ~ (The) Lost Boys

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First of all, keep your damned Twilight movies!

Vampires don't sparkle but if they are Keifer Sutherland, they are sexy as hell. 

This movie was released in 1987 (the year I graduated high school). Yeah, yeah. I'm dating myself but at this point in time, so?

The Lost Boys is a tale of two brothers relocating to a little coastal town after their parents' divorce. The town is riddled with missing persons and murders. "Vampires are everywhere", says grandpa.




The youngest of the two brothers join alliances with the Frog Brothers when he realizes his older brother may have become one of the undead. 

If you haven't seen it, see it for Pete's sake.




Miss you bunches, Max.
And before I forget, there is a sax player. You're welcome. 

*photo sources: IMDB

K ~ Karate Kid

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Wax on Wax off.

That is all you need to know about Karate according to Mr. Miagi. Don't forget painting the fence...













And then there is Cobra Kai aka Douch Bag Dojo.

Every 80s movie had that very angry blonde guy that had to bully the new kid and chase after the cute girl the new kid likes.

Since it's been 30 years or so, it's not really a spoiler alert that the new kid beats up the angry blond one.

This story had a few sequels and warranted its own remake with Jayden Smith.

The Karate Kid was a heart-warming, coming of age story. We rooted for the underdog and cheered when he got the girl.

We also would stand on a post and try to recreate The Swan move or was it The Pelican? I don't remember.




CRANE! It was the crane.
















Now can someone tell me what kind of martial arts can I teach to get my house cleaned?

J ~ Journey

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I could never understand why they were on the docks or why she was just strutting around with some guys playing air-guitar.

She is rocking that hair though!

Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)




This album was released in the early 80s and, to this day, the hits are still belted out at your local karaoke bar.

No surprise that they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. Congrats, Journey! Let's work on getting Steve Perry back in the band. Doooo it.


I ~ INXS

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What is more 80s than INXS? 

The sexy frontman, Michael Hutchence, taken from us all too soon. Instead of boring you with my memory of this group and their "kick" ass songs, I'll let you all just enjoy the vision that is INXS.






What is your fave?

H ~ Hall & Oats

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Daryl Hall and the other guy. Hahaha, just kidding John Oats
A little-known fact; Daryl Hall and John Oats never liked being referred to as Hall & Oats. No one paid any mind. Sorry, guys. I need an "H" so there.
I had the biggest crush on Daryl Hall. His vocal range is more than impressive - reaching low to high octaves without the slightest effort.
Their H2O album was released in 1982 and this gem was in constant rotation on MTV as well as every Top 40 radio station across the country. 


I was really excited to hear they would be at the Golden One Center here in Sactown. Sadly, the prices are just a bit out of price range. If you have the means and are in the area, I highly recommend taking in their show. 

G ~ Ghostbusters

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In the age of remakes, some originals stand the test of time. Ghostbusters is one.

A catchy theme song and an all-star cast made this flick a classic. Sorry ladies of the 2016 remake, these guys nailed it the first time.





Plus, my brother and I (cropped out cause I looked blurry) had the pleasure of meeting Dan Aykroyd in Sactown at a Crystal Head event a few years ago. Great guy! Love you, Danny!

#favorite#love#boys#dan#photo#event A post shared by Reneé Michelle (@therealrenee_michelle9) on Aug 9, 2012 at 7:13pm PDT


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