Friday, July 1, 2011

Huey Lewis Power of Love Back To The Future Summer 1985

Back to the Future & Power of Love rocked
Fourth of July Weekend, 1985

July 4th weekend in 1985 was totally rockin' ... Back to the Future just opened and I was lovin' this joint by Huey Lewis and The News. Anyone old enough to remember? Yeah, didn't think so... Man, I need some older readers!


The summer of 1985 was awesome for me... Why?
  1. I loved Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future and Teen Wolf  both out that summer! 
  2. I was both confused and excited by New Coke
  3. I was sweatin' the three boys from Explorers!
  4. I smiled as the Live Aid concert brought in big bucks to feed hungry Ethiopians!
  5. I was thrilled Madonna married Sean Penn on my brother's birthday!
  6. I loved Bruce Springsteen that summer and only that summer with his Born in the USA tour in full effect -- note that is the only Bruce Springsteen album I have ever owned.
  7. The obvious -- too young to worry about boyfriends, careers, bills and school was out for summer!

20 comments:

Pam@GoRetro said...

A great year...I remember! I saw Huey Lewis & the News in concert a couple of summers ago and they are still good (albeit most of the "News" have been replaced by much younger musicians.)

Oilfield Trash said...

I remember that song. And still sing it when it comes on the radio occasionally.

Lost.in.Idaho said...

The SECOND I saw the title of this post, I thought of BttF. Awesome!!!

I know what happened to Huey Lewis, but what ever happened to "The News?"

Hermione said...

*Squee!* falls over dead!

Summer 1985...the first summer I had my drivers license. Stacey and I see "Back to the Future" on a sneak preview Saturday night; will Marty McFly make it back in time? OMG OMG OMG!!! To this day, 26 years later, that ranks as our #1 movie going experience EVAR!!! Plus we saw it like 13 times that summer.

August 1985 finds Stacey and me on my first major road trip to Sacramento, CA. We went to the CA State Fair at Cal Expo because who was playing? Huey Lewis, that's who! I was so naive...when a fellow concert goer asked if we had any "papers" I offered the state fair newspaper. Shoot, I'd barely made to Bartles & James!

The Power of Love...*sigh!* I had the BTTF cassette on repeat in my 1977 Corolla. Earth Angel, will you be mine? You are my density!

Suze said...

I was mad for MJF. I even wrote in my diary in 5th grade, 'Every other boy or man means nothing.'

Bossy Betty said...

I Wuvvved Huey.

Ms. A said...

I want a new drug! Love Huey still!

Pat Tillett said...

I remember all of those things!
I saw hey Lewis in concert once myself. Feel good happy music!

-stephanie- said...

I remember. I went to see him and the News in concert. Sat very close to the stage. Fun time.

bitchypants said...

My sister thought she was going to marry Bruce. Seriously. And she would make me listen to him as we zipped around in her Ford EXP--the one without the backseat, and I would have to crunch down so noone would see the little kid in the back without a seat.

I sooooo remember that song. Huey Lewis and the News Fun Fact: My other sister wanted to marry him. And asked for his album SPORTS for Christmas one year. My uncool mom went to the record store (yep, I remember those, too!) and asked for an albuum by "Someone named the Sportscaster or something." This is the same mom who tried to fulfill my later request for InXS's "Kick" tape by asking for "A tape called Inks"--her pronunciation of the written name on my Christmas list. Poor Mom.

Riot Kitty said...

I remember seeing Back to the Future in the theater and I loved that song! I was 8.

LaraAnn said...

I love this song! BTTF is my favorite movie of the 1980s.

alexis said...

That song, those movies have a special place for me!

Cheeseboy said...

This was the year I danced to Huey's Hip To Be Square in a school assembly with my friend. I shall both always remember it and never live it down.

~Mistee~ said...

New follower here!! LOVE LOVE your blog!! I just spent an entire hour reading past posts!! I could read all day if I didn't have a 16 month old hanging from my chair!! :-)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

As far as older readers, you've got me babe! I love this walk down memory lane. That song never gets old unless older is better.
xoRobyn

Randi said...

This song always reminds me of riding the "Gravitron" at Adventureland in Farmingdale. 85 was an awesome year...

Kristie said...

This is one of my most favorite songs and a definite top 5 in 80s movies personally. 1985 was pretty awesome! My mom took me to see Teen Wolf in 1985 and I saw about 15 minutes of the movie before she made us leave. Mom didn't care for the whipped cream, making out in the closet, drinking and partying scene.

Martin said...

I'm easily old enough to remember the summer of 1985 - I had just finished my sophomore year in college and was working a co-op job for six months in New Jersey at the information processing company for the M&M/Mars Corporation. I too remember all those great moments you mentioned. Good stuff. Really enjoy the blog, Ally.

Martin said...

Great post, Ally. I so remember all those things from the summer of 1985. I was twenty at the time, working in New Jersey for six months between college semesters.

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