Sunday, April 18, 2010
Welcome to the third installment of Weekend Retro Rewind.
One of my favorite movies of 1984 was Karate Kid and no I'm not happy to hear there is a remake happening soon. I like the originator, not the imitator. (Like that? It's the tag line from an old Long Island radio station.)
Anyway, the song is by Bananarama and it's "Cruel Summer" -- anyone remember it? I was really bummed when I bought the Karate Kid soundtrack tape (yes tape, it was 1984!) and this song was mysteriously missing from the soundtrack album. Not cool Bananarama, not cool.
Stressful Karate Kid School Scenes (my favorite because Liz Shue says, "Ali with an "I"' and I was always, "Ally with a Y." Blogged about that before.)
*note the dialog is in Spanish because the US version had the audio removed due to copyright issues.
Real Bananarama Video