Shuffle Song Of The Day (12/17/21): “1985” By Bowling For Soup

“1985” is a song by the Texas rock band Bowling For Soup, and it appeared on their 2004 album A Hangover You Don’t Deserve. I would like to believe that album title defines every hangover I’ve ever had, but in reality, my own idiotic actions have warranted every hangover and I absolutely deserve them

This might come as a shock to some of you, but this is actually a cover song. The original version was by SR-71, but the Bowling For Soup version is the one that most people know due to the heavy radio play it received, and because let’s be honest here, it’s just flat out better

The song itself is essentially an ode to how great the 80’s were and how much that era is missed, which is being told through the life of an aging mother named Debbie. As somebody who wasn’t born until the mid 90’s, I can’t really attest to much about the 80’s, but from what I’ve seen through the movies and from what I’ve heard through music and stories, the 80’s did some pretty awesome

Since we’re talking about this band, I wanna talk about their name for a second. Bowling for Soup is undoubtably an odd and funny name, and one thing that has floated around the internet for years is this question: Are they bowling to earn soup, or are they bowling on the behalf of soup?Some variation of this question goes viral every now and then, and it got to the point that the band actually answered it. Lead singer Jaret Reddick said in an interview a few years ago that the word soup could be substituted with food or money, so with that in mind, the band is bowling to earn soup and not on its behalf. Case closed

To close this blog out, and since I mentioned it in the beginning, 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. Tough break SR-71, but I guess you guys just got outbowled for soup on this one

PS: Hey Debbie, sup?


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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