Shuffle Song Of The Day (11/8/18): “1985” By Bowling For Soup

“1985” is a cover song by the band Bowling For Soup that appeared on their 2004 album A Hangover You Don’t Deserve. I would like to say that title defines every hangover I’ve ever had, but in reality my own idiotic actions warrant every hangover I get. Hearing that this is a cover song might have come as a shock to some of you, but it’s true. The original version was by a band called SR-71, but it’s the Bowling For Soup version that most people know due to the heavy radio it received. The song is essentially an ode to how great the 80’s were and how much that era is missed. As somebody who wasn’t born until the mid 90’s, I can’t really attest to much, but from what I’ve seen through movies and stories, the 80’s did some pretty awesome. While we’re talking about this song and band, here’s a question I’ve had for years: Is the band bowling in honor of soup, or are they bowling to try to win soup as some sort of reward or prize? Just one of many questions I’ve never been able to get to the bottom of. Since I mentioned it, here’s the original version of the song by SR-71, that also happens to be pretty good and I think could have been popular on its own. Oh well. I guess they got outbowled for soup on this one


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LYRICS

Debbie just hit the wall

She never had it all

One Prozac a day

Husbands a CPA

Her dreams went out the door

When she turned twenty four

Only been with one man

What happened to her plan?

She was gonna be an actress

She was gonna be a star

She was gonna shake her ass

On the hood of White Snake’s car

Her yellow SUV, is now the enemy

Looks at her average life

And nothing has been alright

Since Bruce Springsteen, Madonna

Way before Nirvana

There was U2 and Blondie

And music still on M-T-V

Her two kids in high school

They tell her that she’s uncool

‘Cause she’s still preoccupied

With 19, 19, 1985

Woohoo

(1985)

Woohoo

She’s seen all the classics

She knows every line

Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink

Even Saint Elmo’s Fire

She rocked out to Wham!

Not a big Limp Bizkit fan

Thought she’d get a hand

On a member of Duran Duran

Where’s the mini-skirt made of snake skin?

And who’s the other guy singing in Van Halen?

When did reality become T.V.?

What ever happened to sitcoms, game shows?

(On the radio was)

Bruce Springsteen, Madonna

Way before Nirvana

There was U2 and Blondie

And music still on M-T-V

Her two kids in high school

They tell her that she’s uncool

‘Cause she’s still preoccupied

With 19, 19, 1985

Woohoo

She hates time make it stop

When did Motley Crue become classic rock?

And when did Ozzy become an actor?

Please make this

Stop! Stop! Stop!

And bring back

Springsteen, Madonna

Way before Nirvana

There was U2 and Blondie

And music still on M-T-V

Her two kids in high school

They tell her that she’s uncool

‘Cause she’s still preoccupied

1985

Bruce Springsteen, Madonna

Way before Nirvana

There was U2 and Blondie

And music still on M-T-V

Her two kids in high school

They tell her that she’s uncool

But she’s still preoccupied

With 19, 19, 1985

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