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Subject: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: woops on 07/29/04 at 10:12 pm

IMO, it celebrates & ridicules the '80's.  8)

It mentions Blondie, Duran Duran, Madonna, Pretty In Pink, Breakfast Club, and many pop culture references from the '80's. Though it also stated that it's "uncool" now. But the song is fun & catchy.

BTW, it's the same band with the hit "All The Bad Boys Girls Want".


Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Lanie on 07/30/04 at 5:09 pm

haven't heard yet...

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Riemsy on 08/16/04 at 12:49 pm

Actually it was 'Girl all the back guys want'
Just thought i'd correct you on that.

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Rimesy on 08/16/04 at 12:51 pm

lol, sorry, 'girl all the bad guys want'
typo :(

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Indy Gent on 08/16/04 at 8:18 pm

Sounds like an 2000's version of "Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)" by Reunion with 80s bands, only louder. 

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Apricot on 08/16/04 at 8:52 pm


BTW, it's the same band with the hit "All The Bad Boys Girls Want".



It sounds too much like their last song.

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Apricot on 08/17/04 at 12:02 pm


I don't think it sounds too much like their last song any more than ANY band's songs sound alike.  Most good bands have a distinct "style" that they're known for.



There are some artists that have variety in their music. These artists, such as Robbie Williams or Everclear, are often underappreciated. I do love these bands, and Robbie Williams "The Ego has Landed" is my favorite CD because there is so much variety, yet each song sounds geniune, like he really did experience all of this {which I believe he did}.

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Guest on 09/03/04 at 12:03 pm

do all of Bowling for Soup's songs feature a woman stripping?

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: My name is Kenny on 09/03/04 at 7:59 pm

There wasn't a woman stripping in their first hit.

I think "1985" cheats by capitalizing off the recent wave of 80's nostalgia.  I find it a cheap way to get airtime.  It's an all right song, but it's no "Girl All the Bad Guys Want."

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: woops on 09/04/04 at 12:32 am

I actually saw the video a few weeks ago and it's one of the funniest clips I've seen for a while.

With spoofs of Robert Palmer's "Addicted To Love", George Micheal's "Faith", Whitesnake "Here I Go Again", Motley Crue, and breakdancing.  8)

I also liked "Girl All The Bad Guys", but had forgotten about it.
Though I have the video, that poked fun at numetal videos, on a tape.


Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/05/04 at 12:08 am

Dumb.

OK, now I have to go down to the 24 hour-mart and score a pint so I won't get ice cream withdrawal.
8)

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Laughingman on 09/06/04 at 4:15 am

I love the music video to this does anyone know the name of the lady :).  Or the name of the chick in "the girl all the bad guys want" music video.  The girls in their videos just keep getting better.  GO BFS!!

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: lebeiw15 on 09/06/04 at 12:33 pm

It bites.

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/07/04 at 12:57 pm

I haven't heard it yet :-\\

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 09/07/04 at 3:22 pm

I heard this song for the first time today on the radio at my dentist's office. While, yes, it mentions a lot of 80's standard fare, I didn't like the song. They sound like punk rock posers. No thanks.

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Peggy on 09/11/04 at 10:23 pm


It bites.
:D

YOU OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T DROW UP IN THE EIGHTIES. OR DID YOU////////////

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: strawchain on 09/15/04 at 5:17 pm


I love the music video to this does anyone know the name of the lady :).  Or the name of the chick in "the girl all the bad guys want" music video.  The girls in their videos just keep getting better.  GO BFS!!



Does anyone know the name of either of these women????

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: mrgazpacho on 09/15/04 at 5:51 pm

"Guilty Pleasure".

I *stlil* haven't decided whether they're being serious or not.

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: lebeiw15 on 09/15/04 at 8:15 pm



:D

YOU OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T DROW UP IN THE EIGHTIES. OR DID YOU////////////

No, as a matter of fact, I didn't.  But I can tell you that I know a LOT more about the eighties than most people my age.

And anyway, what does that have anything to do with me not liking the song? ::)

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: elefanten on 09/19/04 at 12:56 pm

I love the song, and the video,  ;D

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: kitkatwoman487 on 09/23/04 at 7:31 am

Who is the woman in the '1985' video?  She looks like Bridget Moynahan(I,Robot), but I think i'm wrong!  Thanks  guys and have a great day!

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Chrisrj on 09/23/04 at 11:53 pm

I noticed in the video that they're spoofing all these 80s icons.  There's Goerge Michael, Robert Palmer, and numerous others, yet they aren't even specifically from 1985, so I think it's a little 'off'...

As for the song, it just sounds like more pop-rock-blink182-sum41-etc stuff to me.  But it's just me.

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Tanya1976 on 09/24/04 at 4:17 pm

It's ok, but it's not great! I do agree that a lot of the things they talk about have nothing to do with 1985, though.

Tanya

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: mrgazpacho on 09/25/04 at 12:26 am


they aren't even specifically from 1985


If you can tell the difference, then you are one of the people being dissed by the song! ;D

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: hey on 09/26/04 at 7:49 pm

that women dancing on the car
does any body know he phone number

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Kenlos on 09/27/04 at 1:57 pm

My sister loves that song.  I think its decent, the video is great though.

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Tanya1976 on 09/27/04 at 5:21 pm




If you can tell the difference, then you are one of the people being dissed by the song! ;D


Well, I guess I'm one of them, then. Whatever! It's not like I vividly remember 2000!

Tanya

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: I know everything on 10/02/04 at 12:24 am

Yeah, http://www.peakmodels.com/joeyhouse.html Joey House.


I love the music video to this does anyone know the name of the lady :).  Or the name of the chick in "the girl all the bad guys want" music video.  The girls in their videos just keep getting better.  GO BFS!!

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: ktelqueen on 10/02/04 at 9:58 am


it just sounds like more pop-rock-blink182-sum41-etc stuff to me.  But it's just me.

nope,it's not just you..i kept hearing about BFS but had no clue since whenever i heard the song i thought it was one of the bands you mentioned..it doesn't thrill me but it's ok.

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Apricot on 10/03/04 at 12:52 pm



:D

YOU OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T DROW UP IN THE EIGHTIES. OR DID YOU////////////


The 80s can kiss my natural black a**.  ;D

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 10/03/04 at 1:32 pm




The 80s can kiss my natural black a**.  ;D


How would you know if you never lived in the 80's? Just wondering...

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: BrianMannixGirl on 10/04/04 at 6:17 am

I saw the clip on the weekend and it cracked me up - big fat guys doing Addicted To Love send up.

The lyrics - that I was able to catch - were funny.

The actual "sound" I didnt like - too screamy and noisy style for me.

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: mrgazpacho on 10/09/04 at 1:59 pm

BMG, it's kinda the standard sound for this decade's pop-guitar-rock-attitude bands...

e.g. the Ataris' cover of Don Henley's Boys Of Summer or Alien Ant Farm's cover of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal...

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Cheeky Ferret on 10/09/04 at 2:06 pm

Awful, why wasn't awful an option.  BFS are the only band I know who's songs all sound identical... absoloutly awful!

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: danny on 10/11/04 at 3:27 am

who is that woman dancing on that car in that skirt

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: hey on 10/18/04 at 11:20 pm

that lady dancing is pretty hot in the mini skirt you can even see up her skirt thats ool

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: SexAddict on 10/22/04 at 4:35 am

Someone already responded that it was Joey House. She was in Diary of a Sex Addict.

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Jennifer028 on 10/22/04 at 2:40 pm

It's ok, kinda funny.

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: IWannaBeAGoonie on 10/24/04 at 12:09 am

I really like it.  I'd seen the video once and it made me laugh, but I hadn't really listened to the words--now that I have, it makes me laugh even more.  Part of it could have been written straight up for me!  LOL!  ;)

Anyway, I answered "guilty pleasure", because it is kind of dumb, but I can't help but absolutely love it in some ways!  ;D

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: Skylark on 10/27/04 at 12:41 pm

I'm not sure what "It Bites" means - I think it means fantastic, right? - so I just said great. But I would have rather said fantastic, because that's what this song is! I haven't heard something this catchy since Linkin' Park's "Breaking the Habit." And it's ever so funny as well, particularly the video clip! :)

Subject: To bump this thread...

Written By: woops on 12/24/04 at 7:21 pm

IMO, this is the best music video of 2004!!!  8)  :D

Subject: Re: New Song: Bowling For Soup's "1985" (2004)

Written By: EthanM on 12/24/04 at 8:34 pm

I rewrote the lyrics yesterday to describe what happened this year instead of 1985:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/2000s/bowlingforsoup46.shtml

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