80’s Trivia – 5/31/13

Question: What movie is this from?


Last Question: In Revenge of the Nerds, what is the name of the quarterback of Adams College’s football team?

Answer: Stan Gable (played by Ted McGinley)

Great job John (@jdrun31)!!

Here is the movie trailer for Revenge of the Nerds:

Remember That Song – 5/31/13

Can you name the artist and song:

Know where I am going and I know what to do,
I’ve tidied up my point of view


Last Song: “I Still Believe” by Brenda K. Starr. Mariah Carey also recorded the song in the ’90s. She performed her version as a tribute to Starr. Starr jump-started Carey’s career by handing a demo tape to Sony Music Entertainment executive Tommy Mottola, who then signed Carey’s first recording contract.

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s)!!

Here is the Brenda K. Starr version:

And here is the Mariah Carey version. I know that Mariah turned out to be the bigger star, but I prefer the orginal version:

80’s Trivia – 5/30/13

Question: In Revenge of the Nerds, what is the name of the quarterback of Adams College’s football team?


Last Question: How many lanes of traffic did the frog need to cross on each screen, in the original Frogger?

Answer: 5

Frogger came out in 1981, and was a large part of the early ’80s arcade craze. The player guides a frog which starts at the bottom of the screen. The lower half of the screen contains a road with various types motor vehicles. If you’re lucky enough to make it across the 5 lanes of traffic, and land on the median, you then have to cross the river with logs, crocodiles, and turtles. You hop on the logs and turtles, and try not to go off the screen, or hop off the turtle before he dives under the water. Then you have to hop into your frog home.

Here is a little gameplay:

 

Buckner & Garcia are best known for their “Pac-Man Fever” song. They also did a Frogger song, whcih also appeared on the Pac-Man Fever album, called “Froggy’s Lament”:

 

Frogger had a short stint on the Saturday Supercade:

 

Frogger also received the Seinfeld treatment in this classic episode:

 

Remember That Song – 5/30/13

Here is a lost track. Can you name the Artist and Song:

You look in my eyes, and I get emotional inside
I know its crazy but you still can touch my heart


Last Song: “Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo (In honor of Danny Elfman’s 60th birthday)

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s) and John (@jdrun31)!!

From my heart and from my hand
Why don’t people understand
My intentions

Remember That Song – 5/29/13

Can you name the artist and song:

From my heart and from my hand
Why don’t people understand
My intentions


Last Song: “The Loco-Motion” by Kylie Minogue (who turned 45 yesterday)

My little baby sister can do it with ease
It’s easier than learning your A-B-C’s

Remember That Song – 5/28/13

Can you name the artist and song (80’s version):

My little baby sister can do it with ease
It’s easier than learning your A-B-C’s


Last Song: “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” by Def Leppard
Great job Penny (@pennyelaines) and Frida (@carrjam94)

Oh you’re like a candle, your flame slowly fadin’
Burnin’ out and burnin’ me
Can’t you see?

Remember That Song – 5/24/13

Can you name the artist and song:

Oh you’re like a candle, your flame slowly fadin’
Burnin’ out and burnin’ me
Can’t you see?


Last Song: “Oceans” by Survivor:

I’ll pay the price, just tell me the cost
To save something here in our heart
Something dear that cannot be lost

80’s Trivia – 5/23/13

Whoa, if I’m not careful, I’ll be able to start calling this Daily Trivia again!

Question: What brand name did Nissan use for its U.S. car line until 1983?


Last Question: What band was billed as Power Tool for their song “Two Heads Are Better Than One” on the soundtrack for Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure?

Answer: Nelson

Great job Kickin’ it Old School (@oldschool80s)!!

Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, sons of the legendary Ricky Nelson, were trying to score a record deal with Geffen Records in the late ’80s. They met with executive John Kalodner every month for a year. During this time, he filtered out their songs until they had enough for a good quality album.

During this time, Nelson was also approached to contribute a song to the film Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Matthew and Gunnar then co-wrote a song with Dweezil Zappa called “Two Heads are Better than One”. Since the band was in process of being signed up to Geffen, Kalodner recommended them not to use their names for the song, so they were billed as Power Tool instead.

In 1990, Nelson released their debut album, After the Rain, which was a huge success.

Here is “Two Heads Are Better Than One”:

 

 

And here is Nelson’s number 1 smash hit, (Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection:

Remember That Song – 5/23/13

Can you name the artist and song:

I’ll pay the price, just tell me the cost
To save something here in our heart
Something dear that cannot be lost


Last Song: “All Through the Night” by Cyndi Lauper

Great job Leviathan!!

They have forgotten what by day they lack
Oh under those white street lamps
There is a little chance they may see