Like, OH MY GOD! It’s totally awesome you came back to find out what my favorite E’s are from the 1980s. Like the most rad tv show, movie and music from the 80s.
I would not consider Empty Nest one of my favorite television shows, but I did watch it and enjoyed it – and I didn’t have a favorite show from the 1980s that began with the letter E. Empty Nest was a spinoff of the Golden Girls and starred Dinah Manoff (Marty from my favorite movie Grease) and Kristy McNichol – and an adorable dog named Dreyfus.
Eddie and the Cruisers
It’s called a cult film because Eddie and the Cruisers bombed at the box office upon its release in 1983, but took off the following summer when it aired on HBO and sparked the soudtrack to become a hit. I, for one, became completely obsessed with this movie and its soundtrack in middle school. I still love it today, both the movie and its music. It is about a 1950s band, well technically they were in 1963, but everyone knows the 50s era was from 1945 when WWII ended until JFK was assassinated in November 1963 and the Beatles came to America in 1964. The gorgeous Michael Pare who played Eddie Wilson was not singing unfortunately. The music was by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, but I still see Michael Pare in my head when I listen to it.
I almost put Eddie and the Cruisers soundtrack as my favorite because I love it THAT much, but I thought for variety sake I’d choose the Eurythmics and they were REALLY good and Annie Lennox is just so cool. The Eurythmics had a lot of great songs in the 80s including “Who’s That Girl” and “Here Comes the Rain Again,” but “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” is my favorite.
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 E? Please come back tomorrow to read about my faves from the 80s that start with the letter F. And be sure to check out the 1970s from A to Z here.