Like, OH MY GOD! It’s totally awesome you came back to find out what my favorite C’s are from the 1980s. Like the most rad tv show, movie and music from the 80s.
The Cosby Show
Regardless of what is going on with Billy Cosby now, The Cosby Show was a great, innovative show that shed a new light on race and class. But as a young teenager in the mid-80s, I just knew it was a funny show. I didn’t see it as a ‘black’ sit com, I just saw it as a sit com – a great, family sit com. My parents and I watched it together every week.
I loved Tom Cruise when I was in high school, and Cocktail came out in 1988 during my Junior Year. I loved Ralph Macchio in Middle School, Tom Cruise in High School and Nic Cage in College. And they each starred in a movie with Elisabeth Shue. Cocktail was Tom’s movie with Elisabeth. It was a cheesy, predictable, romantic comedy and I loved it! I don’t watch it so much anymore, but used to watch it repeatedly.
She’s So Unusual, Cyndi Lauper’s first album, was released in 1983 the same year as Madonna’s self titled debut – and I loved them both! I loved seeing, and yes looking up to, these powerful, confident women. I was a feminist even as a 6th grader. (and as a feminist I mean equal to men, not better than men, not hating men) Cyndi was just so cool in her music videos – and totally different than anyone I’d ever seen before. I am going to see Cyndi Lauper for the first time in concert on June 1st at Wolf Trap in Virginia – she’s playing with Boy George from Culture Club, who I’ve also never seen! Cyndi Lauper had a lot of great songs in the 80s including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “All Through the Night,” and “True Colors,” but my favorite is “Time After Time” with “She Bop” as a close second.
Thank you for joining me on my trip back to the totally tubular 1980s as I complete my Blogging from A to Z Challenge. What was your favorite tv show, movie and band or song from the 80s starting with the letter C? Please come back tomorrow to read about my faves from the 80s that start with the letter D. And be sure to check out the 1970s from A to Z here.