Friday, April 1, 2016

A is for...

...About Last Night (1986 version, please)

Soundtracks That Mattered (to me) is my theme for the A-Z Challenge this April.

Well, well, well...the letter A, and I am nearly overwhelmed with nostalgia. I don't know how many times I actually watched this movie - on VHS of course - the soundtrack on cassette was typically in the car, so it felt like a daily occurrence. I loved how the music told the tale, starting with the upbeat tracks of people falling for each other. The notes were not a backdrop for the story, but became the story. My friends and I were in our late teens and early twenties, many of us finding love. These songs celebrated that phase of something more adult than the relationships we'd had before. As much as I did love the movie, slightly less than my uber fan friends who had the movie poster and favorite quotes, the music held me much longer. (But no, Dan, they were not just bowling partners.)

39 comments:

  1. I have to admit I don't think I have seen this movie. Always used to love Sheena Easton though :)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Put it on your list for a rainy day, as you see there are other Sheena songs...and Rob Lowe and Demi Moore!

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  2. Hi !Honestly , I haven't seen this movie but Now Its on my list to Watch :)

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    1. I don't think you'll be disappointed!

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  3. I've never seen this movie either. I remember the name of it....but I've never really been much of a movie-goer.

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    1. I don't go to many movies either, so I hope we find some this challenge you've seen as well! ;)

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  4. Okay you are going to be shocked...I have never seen this.
    I really need to see it because Brat Pack.

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  5. Loved Sheen Easton, but can't remember the movie. Bad me!

    Thank you for posting for the A to Z Challenge
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  6. Girl, you need a win here. I can't believe no one has seen this movie. Well, let me change that for you.

    I'VE SEEN THIS MOVIE AND I REMEMBER THIS MOVIE.

    One of my favorite parts is the deciding about how to do meals. Debbie says: Two nights a week I cook. Two nights a week he cooks. Two nights we go out. And then there's sandwich night.

    I remember watching that and thinking, "Finally a plan that makes sense!" Ah, the things that make sense when you're 18 years old!

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    1. PHEW!!!!!! And "I tell you I'm a thief and you call me a liar"

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  7. I don't remember that movie, but I guess I'll have to find out what made you enjoy it so much. Happy A Day!

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    1. If you liked the 80's, Rob Lowe and Demi Moore it is certainly worh a view!

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  8. I don't think I've seen it since it came out.
    Not enough explosions in this movie. :)

    YAY for A! I know I'm going to love this theme!

    Heather M. Gardner / @hmgardner
    Co-Host, Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
    The Waiting is the Hardest Part

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    1. What if you pretnded the characters were Mulder and Scully instead of Dan and Debbie? ;)

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  9. Never heard of this movie before, but the song you shared was nice and upbeat. :-)

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    1. Sometimes it really is about the music!

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  10. Great Movie! I spent almost a whole summer watching that one.

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    1. Yay! Somebody else who saw it!!!!!

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  11. I don't think I ever saw this movie, but the clip! The Sheena Easton track is SOOO 80s sounding. Interesting that I guessed it was from sometime after 1985 based on the clothing styles. And yet back in the 80s, I never thought of the music or fashions as being that distinctive. Good post, Andrea! :)

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    1. I just don't feel like people will ever be saying "Oh the teens" the way we reference the 80's!!!!

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  12. For some reason, I never saw it. Even though it came out at the right time for me to have been into it. Not sure why.

    Liz A. from
    Laws of Gravity

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  13. I've seen parts of this and maybe enough to piece together most of the movie over the years.


    Gotta love those old public records. Amazing so many survived until we had technology to capture them on film then digitally.

    I’m exploring different types of dreams and their meanings during the #AtoZChallenge at Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Blogs 

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    1. Funny how sometimes we can know a movie without seeing it, or see one and completely forget it!

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  14. Enjoyed your first post in the A to Z challenge. I look forward to reading more.

    Diana
    @MontanaHens (Instgram, Pinterest, Twitter)
    https://playingwithoutlimits.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and I'd love for you to come back to visit again!

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  15. I don't think I ever saw this movie all the way through. I was a teenager when it came out and for some reason at that age a movie about 20-somethings dealing with single life didn't appeal to me, although there were a lot of them out there. Although I LOVED St. Elmo's Fire and that's exactly what that movie was about! I was taken to that on a date, though--I don't know if I would have chosen it myself.

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  16. Maybe some afternoon we can watch it together because I'm not really sure that I've seen it. I've heard of it and maybe seen parts of it and I'm always up for watching an old movie or something more than once.

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  17. Okay, I HAVE seen the movie! Do I win? :)

    -andi

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  18. I haven't seen the movie, but I love that tag line. :)

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  19. Goin' through your list so far and man, does it take me back! Great movies, great songs. :D

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