Category Archives: Remember That Song?

Remember That Song: 1/13/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Sister’s sighing in her sleep
Brother’s got a date to keep
He can’t hang around


Last Song: “Look Away” by Chicago from the album Chicago 19 (1988)

Great job Todd (@ToddShriver) and Andy (@andytorah)!!!

When we both agreed as lovers
We were better off as friends
That’s how it had to be

Remember That Song: 1/12/17

Can you name the artist and song:

When we both agreed as lovers
We were better off as friends
That’s how it had to be


Last Song: “All Night Long (All Night)” by Lionel Richie from the album Can’t Slow Down (1983)

Great job Andrew (@WassyTLO)!!!

Feel it in your heart
And feel it in your soul
Let the music take control

Remember That Song: 1/11/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Feel it in your heart
And feel it in your soul
Let the music take control


Last Song: “Infatuation” by Rod Stewart from the album Camouflage (1984)

Great job veg4life, Andrew (@WassyTLO), and Andy (@andytorah)!!!

Early in the morning I can’t sleep
I can’t work and I can’t eat
I’ve been drunk all day, can’t concentrate
Maybe I’m making a big mistake

Remember That Song: 1/10/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Early in the morning I can’t sleep
I can’t work and I can’t eat
I’ve been drunk all day, can’t concentrate
Maybe I’m making a big mistake


Last Song: “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” by John Parr from the St. Elmo’s Fire soundtrack (1985)

Great job Lynne (@LynneAshton2), Scott (@scottmac32), and Jodi (@jodster112)!!! I am also thrilled that John Parr (@JohnParrMusic) himself liked and retweeted the post. I’ll go out on a limb, and assume he knew the artist and song. 😀

You know, in some ways you’re a lot like me
You’re just a prisoner, and you’re tryin’ to break free

Remember That Song: 1/9/17

Can you name the artist and song:

You know, in some ways you’re a lot like me
You’re just a prisoner, and you’re tryin’ to break free


Last Song: “Cherish” by Kool & the Gang from the album Emergency (1984)

Great job Andy (@andytorah)!!!

I often pray before I lay down by your side
If you receive your calling before I awake
Could I make it through the night

Remember That Song: 1/5/17

Can you name the artist and song:

I often pray before I lay down by your side
If you receive your calling before I awake
Could I make it through the night


Last Song: “Stand” by R.E.M. from the album Green (1989)

Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t before

Remember That Song: 1/4/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t before


Last Song: “Heartbreaker” by Dionne Warwick from the album Heartbreaker (1982)

Great job DJ ToMMY…RoCKS!!! (@DJTommyRocks)!!!

When I was being what you want me to be
Suddenly, everything I ever wanted
Has passed me by
This world may end
Not you and I

Episode 7: Remembering Alan Thicke, George Michael, and Carrie Fisher

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2016 was a notoriously brutal year as we have lost several entertainment icons of the ’80s. Unfortunately, the year ended with a flurry. Alan Thicke suddenly passed away on December 13. We were planning on doing a segment on him for the next podcast. The day before our planned recording, we received the news that George Michael died. So, we decided to do an episode on both stars. Then the following day, Carrie Fisher died. Now, what we have here is a tribute to 3 awesome entertainers. I should also note that moments after we finished recording this, we received news that Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher’s mother, had died. So, let’s Return to the ’80s and relive some happier times and memories. And please send us your thoughts about these stars in the comments below or you can email us at Returnto80s@gmail.com.


Alan Thicke (3/1/47-12/13/16)

Of course we know Alan Thicke as Jason Seaver on Growing Pains. However, he was also a songwriter for many shows, including Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life.

The multi-talented Thicke also hosted the game show Animal Crack-Ups, and also wrote and performed the theme song. Here is an opening segment of that show:


George Michael (6/25/63-12/25/16)

George Michael had a very successful career as both a member of Wham! and as a solo artist. Some of his highlights we cover are”

Wake me up Before You Go-Go
Careless Whisper
Last Christmas
One More Try

The day following George Michael’s death, this special tribute was made at a soccer match:

George Michael also had a great sense of humor. Here he is on the first ever, Carpool Karaoke with James Cordon:


Carrie Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016)

Of course we know Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia from the Star Wars movies. She also starred as Meg Ryan’s best friend in When Harry Met Sally and played Tom Hanks’ wife in The ‘Burbs.

She was also a successful writer, publishing Postcards from the Edge in 1987, and just recently published The Princess Diarist.

There are a couple of interviews with Carrie Fisher on Late Night with David Letterman. The first part is from May 30, 1983, promoting Return of the Jedi. The second is from August 27, 1987, promoting her new book Postcards from the Edge.


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Remember That Song: 12/22/16

Can you name the artist and song:

When I was being what you want me to be
Suddenly, everything I ever wanted
Has passed me by
This world may end
Not you and I


Last Song: “Owner of a Lonely Heart” by Yes from the album 90125 (1983)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk), Andy (@andytorah), and Candy (@candyissodandy)

Be yourself
Give your free will a chance
You’ve got to want to succeed

Remember That Song: 12/21/16

Can you name the artist and song:

Be yourself
Give your free will a chance
You’ve got to want to succeed


Last Song: “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston from the album Whitney Houston (1985)

I say a prayer with every heart beat
I fall in love whenever we meet