You may be Right

You may be Right
There were some great songs that came out of 1980:

On the Radio Donna Summer
Heartache Tonight The Eagles
Longer Dan Fogelberg
Do That to Me One More Time Captain and Tennille
Fame Irene Cara
Another One Bites The Dust Queen
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My favorite song from 1980 is It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me by Billy Joel. I remember having this song on a 45. For those too young to know what a 45 is: It was a seven inch record that had a single song on each side. The large records were 12 inches and 33rpms. The 45 and 33 rpms refer to the speed at which the record spins on the record player. That is revolutions per minute. The speed had to be set on the record player. If the player was on the wrong speed, you would end up with either a low, slow-motion sound or a “Chipmunk” sound. And, you could manually turn the record backward. Some records were supposed to contain hidden messages, if played backward. The messages were usually of the satanic nature. For a 45 record, you had to have an adapter. If you did not have an adapter, the record would spin in a lopsided fashion and the record would get scratched. You can still find 45s on line at classic45s.com
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We later got the album Glass Houses that this song was part of. This was Billy Joel’s seventh studio album. Joel is responsible for synthesizers, harmonica, acoustic & electric pianos, accordion, and vocals on this album.
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This was the end of the disco era. There was a new type of music called Nuwave. Billy Joel did not think this was a new style. He felt it was the same music that started in the sixties.
At the time Joel was being negatively talked about by journalists. Most artists just ignored it, but Billy Joel addressed it in these lines from the song: “”It doesn’t matter what they say in the papers, ’cause it’s always been the same old scene.” and “There’s a new band in town, but you can’t get the sound from a story in a magazine,”

This was his first #1 hit on the Hot 100, spending two weeks at the top spot in July, 1980.
“Miracle Mile” that he mentions in this song refers to a road in Long Island where Billy Joel is from.
“Side Winders” mentioned in the song refers to a pair of dancing shoes from the 1950’s.
“You could really be a Beau Brummel baby If you just give it half a chance.” Beau Brummel was a fashion trend setter in Regency England.

You’re the One that I Want

1978 Musical Highlights
As Saturday Night Fever becomes a cultural phenomenon, the soundtrack hits #1 on the Billboard Charts.
By request, Ted Nugent autographs his name into a fan’s arm with a bowie knife in Philadelphia.
Steve Martin performs the original “King Tut” on Saturday Night Live; also that night, The Blues Brothers make their first appearance on the show.
The film adaptation of the musical Grease opens in theaters and is a box office hit.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a much-hyped musical film starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees performing the music of The Beatles, opens in theaters
Def Leppard’s permanent drummer Rick Allen joins the band at the age of 15.
Kenny Rogers continues his highly successful solo career with the single (and album) “The Gambler” and will go on to star in no less than 5 movies based around the song.
My favorite song from 1978 comes from the movie, Grease.
”Summer Nights” is the name of the song. I distinctly remember going to see the movie with my mom. It was at Fairlane Mall in Dearborn, MI. I remember walking to our car in the parking lot, and telling my mom that I wanted to be Sandy when I grew up. She asked if I meant the Sandy at the beginning of the movie or at the end of the movie. I said both!

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Some little known facts that I found out about the movie(huffingtonpost.com):
-Before John Travolta landed the role of Danny Zuko, Henry Winkler was being considered for the part.
-Most of the cast were well beyond their high school years. Olivia Newton-John was 29. John Travolta was 23, Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) was 26, and Stockard Channing (Rizzo) was the oldest in the group at 33. The youngest members of the cast were Eddie Deezen (Eugene) and Dinah Manoff (Marty), who were both 19.

-The hickeys that are seen on Rizzo’s neck during a scene at the diner were real! According to Channing they were planted on her off-camera by her love interest in the film, Jeff Conaway.

-Filming of the scene where the rivals assemble at the bridge for the car race made several cast members and extras ill. The water on the ground was apparently stagnant and filled with trash.

-Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into those skin-tight pants for the carnival finale after her zipper broke.

-Originally, there was talk of Lucy Arnaz playing the part of Rizzo.

-The scene at Frenchy’s house was taped the day that Elvis died. Rizzo sings a line about Elvis in the song.

-Jeff Conaway stated in an episode of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008) that while filming the scene/song “Greased Lightning” he was dropped by his fellow cast members and injured his back leading to his addiction to prescription painkillers.

-Jeff Conaway (6′ 1½”) had to walk slightly stooped so that John Travolta (6′ 2″) would appear taller.

-Susan Dey was considered for the roll of Sandy.