It’s, like, totally bitchin’ you came back to find out what my favorite H’s are from the 1980s. Like the most righteous tv show, movie and music from the 80s.
My favorite television show when I was a kid and still my favorite television show now is Happy Days. Again, the 1950s theme prevails. I started watching Happy Days as soon as I started watching television. I would act out scenes alone in my basement at age three or four. I have the entire series on dvd and rewatch it every year – at least once. I have the Happy Days lunch box, the board game, Fonzie and Richie full figure dolls, Richie glass and the Happy Days trading cards. The whole reason I stopped in Milwaukee, where Happy Days is set, on U2’s 360 tour was to see the Bronze Fonz. My love of Elvis came from Happy Days, along with watching Elvis movies with my mom on Sundays. I first heard “Heartbreak Hotel,” my favorite Elvis song, on Happy Days when Fonzie performed it at Arnold’s. Everyone talks about Fonzie, but I think Ron Howard was absolutely hysterical as Richie! The term ‘jump the shark,’ indicating when a television show has run its course and should end, came from Happy Days when Fonzie jumped the shark in California.
I liked Heathers as a teen because it was really out there and Christian Slater was so damn attractive with that amazing voice, but it is not a movie I repeatedly watch now like I do most of the other movies discussed on this a to z challenge. But as a teen in the 80s, I loved it.
I loved Whitney Houston (well her first album) and still love Heart, but not more than I love Howard Jones. I am finally going to see Howard Jones in concert in June, along with OMD actually. HoJo, as I like to call him, had a lot of great songs in the 80s including “Things Can Only Get Better,” Like to Get to Know You Well,” “New Song,” “What is Love?,” “Pearl in the Shell,” “Everlasting Love,” but there is nothing better than “No One is to Blame.” It is not only my favorite Howard Jones songs, but one of my favorite songs from the 80s. It just gets to me.
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 H? Please come back tomorrow to read about my faves from the 80s that start with the letter I. And be sure to check out the 1970s from A to Z here.