80’s Part I Male Artists/Hits + Cars

This week we begin the 80’s era of music & cars. I remember more from the 80’s than I do from just last week. So many fun times in the 80’s. I could wear my hair naturally without doing a damn thing to it because big hair was in. It was the day and age of Aqua net, jelly shoes, bright neon colors, head bands, big belts, and epic music.

1981 – The Cars – Shake It Up – I am a big Cars fan. I loved them so much it’s part of the reason I chose my vanity plate on my mustang. SHKITUP Such a fabulous song!

1981 Red Cadillac Eldorado Convertible – What a classic right? Beautiful car.

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1982 – Michael Jackson – Beat It – RIP MJ – You had so many hits and there wasn’t one that I didn’t like. But, this one, this is my FAVORITE. Loved the video, the song, the dancing, every single thing about it.

1982 Lamborghini Countach 5000S – There’s something about a Lambo that I love. Maybe the clean curvy lines or just how fast it will go.

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1983 Duran Duran – The Reflex – This one brings back fun memories of my friends and I dancing around in our PJ’s with tennis rackets, maracas, and bed posts using them as microphones or for air guitar. We LOVED Duran Duran. Bow down to their hair too will ya? They had fabulous hair, you have to admit.

1984 – Kenny Loggins – Footloose – I had numerous slumber parties and we would watch this movie over and over again. We were so crazy about Kevin Bacon. 🙂

1984 Chevy Monte Carlo SS – One of my dearest friends had one of these and we loved it. I can remember wearing bikinis and washing it every Saturday that summer. This was a bad ass car.

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1987 Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me – No matter where you’re at…when this song comes on and Rick Allen (Drummer) rolls out the beat you feel an electric shock run through your veins….

1987 Ford Mustang Notchback – One of my best friends had one of these with T-Tops and we would cruise for hours blaring Def Leppard and racing guys in this hot fast ride.

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1988 Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car – This song makes me want to get up and do my white girl dance….you know the one that Carlton always did on Fresh Prince Of Belair? I can’t get enough of Billy Ocean. I recently (a month or so ago) saw him on The Tonight Show with The Roots and he sounded amazing, hasn’t changed much at all. He just has long dreads now but same ole’ Billy – he’s simply incredible!

1988 VW Rabbit Cabriolet – All of the cool cheerleaders drove these in high school. I wanted one so bad. But honestly, this car didn’t fit my personality. I wasn’t a cheerleader, I actually tried out and wasn’t good enough…I was more of the type of girl that needed a big motor in my car so I could race boys. But, this was a cute little ride. I always loved them.

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This wraps up this segment. Stay tuned for my Monday post. Not sure if I’ll have time to do a Mullet Monday. I might need to recycle one of my older posts for our Monday boost. Have a great Sunday loves!

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1970’s Part II Male Artists/Hits + Cars

Hi Loves, we’re back with the second part of the 70’s. I’m diggin’ it!

1973 – Bennie & The Jets – Elton John – There really is no need in going over the many accomplishments of Sir Elton Hercules John Is there? What a star! So damn talented.

My ultimate dream car….I keep putting it on my Christmas list but I’m obviously not a good girl because Santa has failed to deliver it to me yet. I would give my left kidney for this car, I’m serious! It’s a 73 Mach 1 Mustang – Photo Credit: 7173 Mustangs

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1976 – Shower The People – James Taylor – I can’t think of one person I know that doesn’t like this song. James Taylor is such an essential part of my life. I grew up listening to him and his songs were all stories. It was almost as if he was a distant relative that sang to me and helped raise me. I feel a strong bond with James Taylor. His music is tranquilizing to me. He comforts me with his words.

I couldn’t resist the 1976 Chevy Camaro LT75 back in the day. Clean curves and dashing to say the least. Photo Credit: Pinterest

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1977 – Brick House – The Commodores – Funky, soulful, and hip guys. They really knew how to entertain. Their moves, harmony, fashion sense and happiness got us moving didn’t they? And praising the curvy women in this song, thank you lord! This song is iconic and everyone knows it.

1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo – Photo Credit: Pinterest – My Mom always wanted one of these and this exact color. She never got one but it was a beauty back then. Knowing my Mom she would’ve hit the house with it, look at it, it’s a yacht practically.

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1978 – Mamma’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Waylon Jennings – Although I’m not a country music fan I can remember riding around in the pick up truck with my Dad driving down a dirt road with me beside him. He took me fishing one day and I caught my very first fish. When I caught it I made the big mistake of jerking my pole and the fish landed in my long white curly blonde hair. My Dad had to pull out his pocket knife and cut it out of my hair. I had a huge hunk of hair missing but a huge grin on my face because I had caught a big fish. So, this song brings back some good memories.

1978 Ford Pickup Truck – Photo Credit: Pinterest – This looks a bit like my Dad’s truck back then although his was a funky green color. Lots of great memories in Dad’s pickup before he and my Mom divorced.

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1979 – Lonesome Loser – The Little River Band – I don’t know what it is about this song but I can’t get enough of it. I listen to it all the time on Spotify. The Little River Band was formed in Australia – Who knew? If you want to catch up with them and see what they look now, I’ve included their website here…. Little River Band

For this year I chose the 1979 BMW M1 – There’s something about this body style I love. Photo Credit: Pinterest

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Alrighty then, hoping each of you have a terrific Sunday! Stop by tomorrow for Mullet Monday 🙂

Dear Vital Records

In Honor Of Veteran’s Day For Pops

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It was 1966 and my Dad had joined the Army in hopes of fighting for our beautiful country The USA. He was pumped to be going to Vietnam. First stop was Germany. Germany was a blast and the beer and women were endless. He was a MP for a year and came home for a quick visit and would soon be flying over to Vietnam, his dream was about to happen.

My Dad you see was one of those hell bent kinda guys that wanted to be the bad ass mother fucker to go in with guns blazing. Little did he know that my Grandmother had other plans.

While home visiting his parents on that short break in the US he received a call from a Lieutenant. The Lieutenant informed my Dad that he would be reporting for duty at a Fort in the US and would not be returning…

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1970’s Part I Male Artists/Hits + Cars

Bring on the 70’s music! Although I was just a little kid, this music was distinguished. Still to this day I can’t get enough of it. It brings back my childhood memories. It makes me feel young at heart when I listen to it. Too many artists to cover in one segment so here’s the first one….

1971 – What’s Goin’ On – Marvin Gaye – This song still has so much meaning today. Funny how this song is over 44 years old and we can relate to the words right now living in 2016. Times haven’t changed too much have they? The world still has problems and we’re still going through difficult times. Marvin touched us all with this beautiful song. He just wanted us all to find an understanding and to end the brutality. His words were loud and clear. Maybe we should listen to this one more often. There’s too much love in the world to have so much hate. Thank you for giving us this moving song. RIP Marvin, you were captivating.

One of my all time favorite cars is the 71 Plymouth ‘Cuda – This one is spectacular with a 6.1 Liter Hemi V8 and is a convertible. Photo Credit: RK Motors in Charlotte, NC It’s for sale ya’ll, check it out! RK Motors

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1972 – Doctor My Eyes – Jackson Browne – I seriously love this guy. I cherish his music!

1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40 – This looks like something Jackson Browne would probably drive back then so that’s why I picked this SUV. I love it! Don’t you? Photo Credit: Barret-Jackson and if you really love it, it’s for sale for $38,500.00

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1976 – New Kid In Town – Eagles – I wore this song out on my little cassette player. This was the very first cassette I ever got. My Aunt Ro Ro got it for me for Christmas and I was five years old. My Mom would put this on every night when she tucked me in. I would sing along at my tender age and loved it instantly. The Eagles….what can I say? They will always be special to me. RIP Glenn Frey. I still can’t believe you’re gone. Your voice was absolute perfection.

For this year I picked the 76 Ford Bronco 302 CI because it looks like so much fun. Photo Credit: Mecum

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1977 – Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees – This song is quite significant for the seventies. We all love it don’t we? It just makes you feel bad ass. At least that’s the way it makes me feel.

I chose the 1977 Aston Martin Vantage for this era. It’s a stunning car. My Uncle used to have one of these. Such a fun ride!  Photo Credit: Pinterest

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1978 – Beast Of Burden – Rolling Stones – These guys are the ultimate rockers and are still continuously selling out arenas. I can’t get enough of them. So many unforgettable hits. Mick Jagger is such a sensational performer. Beast Of Burden is definitely one of my favorites.

For this year I chose the 1978 Porsche 911 – Photo Credit: Pinterest – She is gorgeous isn’t she?

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Please stop by next week for Part II – Have a great Sunday loves!