It’s, like, totally bitchin’ you came back to find out what my favorite L’s are from the 1980s. Like the most righteous tv show, movie and music from the 80s.
Laverne & Shirley
FYI all spinoffs from my favorite television show Happy Days will be in this 1980s A to Z blog challenge. Laverne and Shirley first appeared on Happy Days as double dates for Fonzie and Richie. Shortly after Laverne and Shirley was the first spinoff from Happy Days, and even crossed over a few times. Maybe Laverne and Shirley were my role models – single and living in a basement. Laverne and Shirley was hysterical and the “Betty pick up please” scene is one of my favorites.
It was almost a tie between Ladyhawke and Legend, both were released in 1985. Legend won out because it starred Tom Cruise (and Mia Sara from Ferris Bueller), and I loved Tom Cruise back then. Ladyhawke was great too starring Matthew Broderick (also from Ferris) and Michelle Pfeiffer (from Grease 2). I know the most popular of this genre in the 1980s was Labyrinth starring David Bowie a year later, but it wasn’t my favorite of the three ironically all starting with L. I don’t watch this movie anymore as I no longer like this genre, but I was obsessed with both Legend and Ladyhawke back in the day.
Huey Lewis and the News
I did my report in music class in the eighth grade on Huey Lewis and the News. I still have my Sports record from the 1983 with great hits such as “The Heart of Rock and Roll,” “Heart and Soul,” “If This Is It,” and “I Want a New Drug.” Those were all great songs, but my favorite from Huey Lewis is “The Power of Love” from Back to the Future.
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 L? Please come back tomorrow to read about my faves from the 80s that start with the letter M. And be sure to check out the 1970s from A to Z here.