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Bow Wow Wow’s forgotten ode to the cassette single

Bow Wow Wow’s forgotten ode to the cassette single

Our history columnist Kevin Wuench is feeling particularly nostalgic today:Who doesn't remember as a kid taping songs off the radio? I still have cassettes of American Top 40 in my collection ranging from 1978 to 1982 as it was a good way for an unde...
Published: 01/05/18
In the ’80s, there were ‘Stupid Questions’

In the ’80s, there were ‘Stupid Questions’

Columnist Kevin Wuench returns today with an important customer service lesson from the '80s: When training someone at work or helping a customer, we often use the motto "There are no stupid questions." To those people in our lives that have tested t...
Published: 01/05/18
10 great albums from 1988 turning 30 this year

10 great albums from 1988 turning 30 this year

It's hard to objectively rank the genius of an album. Ultimately it comes down to personal preference – which theoretically can never be wrong. (Was I wrong to like Kiss' Destroyer back in the late '70s? Never!)The year 1988 didn't give us...
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The world’s wordiest band still stuck by its ‘Rules and Regulations’

The world’s wordiest band still stuck by its ‘Rules and Regulations’

It's a brand new year for Stuck in the '80s and columnist Kevin Wuench has returned to give us our first history lesson for 2018: During these starts to new years, we often reflect on our carefree teenage years and realize how we've become ...
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The Stray Cats announce reunion show this spring

The Stray Cats announce reunion show this spring

Leave it to the always-retro Stray Cats. When they announced a reunion show today for spring in Las Vegas, it wasn't for an '80s festival, it was for a rockabilly fest.Slim Jim Phantom, Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker will get their pompadours back in fo...
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20 great ‘80s movies that turn 30 this year

20 great ‘80s movies that turn 30 this year

We live for anniversaries here at Stuck in the '80s. It's how we measure the legacy of our treasured pop culture moments from our beloved decade. Today, we cover the movies from the year 1988. The decade was in its home stretch, but there are some cl...
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Is ‘Trading Places’ the ultimate New Year’s Eve movie of the ’80s?

Is ‘Trading Places’ the ultimate New Year’s Eve movie of the ’80s?

Trading Places is an '80s comedy classic. But which holiday does it honor more properly? Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's? It's time to decide.Technically, Trading Places – released June 7, 1983 – takes place during all three holiday...
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New podcast: ‘Moonstruck’ vs. ‘Broadcast News’

New podcast: ‘Moonstruck’ vs. ‘Broadcast News’

It's hard to believe that two epic romantic comedies from the '80s – Moonstruck and Broadcast News – were released on the very same day. But on Dec. 16, 1987, they were. So for this week's Stuck in the '80s podcast, we strive to decide: W...
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Fairytale of New York: The unlikely classic turns 30

Fairytale of New York: The unlikely classic turns 30

While some of our favorite '80s singers fade from memory, there isn't a year that we don't think about Kirsty MacColl thanks to her co-singing on Fairytale of New York with The Pogues, which is featured every year in the blog during the Christma...
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Great Christmas song (but creepiest holiday video)

Great Christmas song (but creepiest holiday video)

As Kevin Wuench wraps up our first-ever Christmas Lost and Found Week, he notes that he has concentrated on songs about war and other sad affairs, so Kevin has decided to end on a very positive note with a delightful pop song by S...
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