Ideas that Ms. Demmel is working on:

Good research sites
Eighty-Eighty Nine

Essential 80s Music
Various lists of essential artists, songs, and top albums from the decade.

pop culture
(if accessing out of school- username: moreauhs password: mariners)

*German Invasion- "Da Da Da, I Don't Love You, You Don't Love Me", "Rock Me Amadeus", "99 Luftballons", "Puttin on the Ritz" (tap: LaRissa, Mariel, Jenna, Nikki, Samantha... who else?)- Rehearsal on Thursdays 5-6. "Boing Boom Tschak" - Kraftwerk
*Break-up ballads- John Waite "Missing You", Wham "Careless Whisper", "At This Moment", "Voices Carry", Lionel Richie "Hello", Phil Collins "One More Night", "Always Something There to Remind Me", Soft Cell "Tainted Love".. (ballet: Felicity, Jenna, Erin, Danielle, Alex R., Brittany, Morgan) Rehearsals:
*Name songs- "Jessie's Girl", "867-5309 (Jenny)", "Alison", "Rosanna", "Elaine", "Oh Shiela", "Amanda", "Oh Sherrie", "Jane" ... "Mickey" (Rally squad performs. total # pending availability of '80s uniforms) VJ intro: "Up this hour, Name Songs. That's right, all songs with name's a person's name in the title" (read list). To Kick us off, here's "Mickey", by Toni Basil.
*Madonna- "Borderline", "Lucky Star", "Holiday", "Like A Virgin", "Material Girl", "Pappa Don't Preach" , "Like A Prayer", "Dress You Up", "Get Into the Groove", "Crazy For You"...
New Wave- Culture Club "Karma Chameleon"& "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?", INXS, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Flock of Seagulls "I Ran", Duran Duran "Rio" or "Hungry Like the Wolf", Berlin "Metro",
Synth. Pop- Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, New Order, Soft Cell, Thomas Dolby, Howard Jones (Carry overs: Flock of Seagulls, Duran Duran)
New Wave and Synth Pop have much overlap- consider different way to organize. Darker themes vs. lighter "pop" sounding tunes?

*Michael Jackson: Off the Wall, Rock With You, Beat It, Billy Jean, Human Nature, Wanna Be Startin' Somethin", Thriller, Say, Say, Say, Man in the Mirror, Smooth Criminal, P.Y.T., Baby Be Mine, The Way You Make Me Feel
Video Games: Use "Pac-man Fever as intro"
*Rubik's Cube: Stella "Oh Yeah". Dancers costumed in solid/primary colors found on the cube. Geometric, linear mov't. Heavy on staging. Short dance: 30sec- one minuteish? (Morgan leads w/ Ms. Demmel's help)
Could be used as a transition or as part of "pop culture" segment.
*Hip-Hop: Run DMC "Walk This Way", Tone-Loc "Wild Thing", Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince "Summertime", Young MC "Bust A Move", Salt-N-Pepa "Push It", UTFO "Split Personality" &"Roxanne Roxanne", Public Enemy "Fight the Power", Ice-T "Colors", Beastie Boys "Fight for Your Right" & "Brass Monkey", Whodini "Friends", Biz Markie "Just A Friend", Queen Latifah "Ladies First"
*Girl Bands: Bananarama, the Go-Go's, the Bangles, Bow Wow Wow,Tiffany "I Think We're Alone Now", Katrina & the Waves "Walking On Sunshine"
Glam Rock: Twisted Sister "We're Not Gonna Take It",
English Artists: The Cure, Tears for Fears, The Fixx, Duran Duran, Billy Idol (Should he have his own mix?), The Human League, Elvis Costello,
Songs From/about the Heartland- "Born in the USA" (Bruce Springstein), "Jack and Diane" & "Pink Houses" (John Cougar Mellencamp),
Love Songs:

*Senior Piece- "Don't You Forget About Me" (Erin, Alex, Jenna, Madison, Kim, Sam, Meagan, Frankie, Danielle + Justin, James, Deion??)
One Hit Wonders- "Come on Eileen", "Oh Yeah"(Confocus), "Our House" (Confocus?- revamp from 2005). "Pass the Dutchie",
*DANCE: Re-flex "The Politics of Dancing", The Kinks "Come Dancing", David Bowie "Let's Dance", Men Without Hats "Safety Dance", Bruce Springstein "Dancing in the Dark", Billy Idol "Dancing with Myself"
Other GOOD Stuff:
"Love Your Way/Freebird", Wham- "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go"
Devo-"Whip It",

Apple "1984"
MTV ads
Wendy's- "Where the Beef?"
Movie Trailers: 16 Candles, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off,
Toys: Cabbage patch dolls, slinky, lead into Rubiks cube??

Video Montage
World Events:
Set to "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Beds Are Burning", "We Didn't Start the Fire", "In a Big Country"

Technology: Thomas Dolby "She Blinded Me With Science", Oingo-Boingo "Weird Science"

VJ Clips:
1989 A New Year's eve clip- runs through the Grammy winners record of the year for the decade: Christopher Cross "Sailing", Kim Carnes "Bette Davis Eyes", Toto "Rosanna", Michael Jackson "Beat It", Tina Turner "What's Love Got to Do With It", USA for Africa "We Are the World", Steve Winwood "Higher Love", Paul Simon "Graceland", Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry, Be Happy", Bette Midler "Wind Beneath My Wings"

How should I incorporate slang?
  • monologue/dialogue
  • fold it into VJ language

Intermission music:

songs of the early 80s- Call Me, Funky Town, Pop Muzik, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me (maybe this song better for post show),

Billboard Top Hits 1980-89 (I have narrowed down from top 40 lists)

1. Call Me - Blondie
2. Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
4. Rock With You - Michael Jackson
6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
8. Funkytown - Lipps Inc.
9. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel
11. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
12. Cars - Gary Numan
15. Lost In Love - Air Supply
22. Shining Star - Manhattans
23. Still - Commodores
26. Steal Away - Robbie Dupree
27. Biggest Part Of Me - Ambrosia
32. Sailing - Christopher Cross
35. Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
38. Too Hot - Kool & The Gang
40. Pop Muzik – M

1. Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
2. Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
4. (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
5. Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
6. Celebration - Kool & The Gang
7. Kiss On My List - Daryl Hall & John Oates
8. I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
9. 9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
10. Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
12. Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton
13. Being With You - Smokey Robinson
15. Rapture - Blondie
17. The Tide Is High - Blondie
18. Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington Jr.
21. Woman - John Lennon
22. Sukiyaki - A Taste Of Honey
26. Love On The Rocks - Neil Diamond
27. Every Woman In The World - Air Supply
28. The One That You Love - Air Supply
30. The Best Of Times - Styx
32. Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon
36. Boy From New York City - Manhattan Transfer
2. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor BOYS DANCE?? Mash up with Chariots of Fire perhaps...
3. I Love Rock N' Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
5. Centerfold - J. Geils Band
6. Don't You Want M - Human League
7. Jack And Diane - John Cougar
8. Hurts So Good - John Cougar
9. Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
11. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
12. Chariots Of Fire - Vangelis
13. Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
14. Rosanna - Toto
16. 867-5309 (Jenny) - Tommy Tutone
19. Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner
23. Shake It Up - Cars
25. We Got The Beat - Go-Go's
30. Who Can It Be Now? - Men At Work
32. Eye In The Sky - Alan Parsons Project
34. Open Arms - Journey
37. Even The Nights Are Better - Air Supply
40. Heat Of The Moment – Asia
1. Every Breath You Take - Police
2. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
3. Flashdance... What A Feelin - Irene Cara
4. Down Unde - Men At Work
5. Beat It - Michael Jackson
6. Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
7. Maneater - Daryl Hall & John Oates
9. Maniac - Michael Sembello
10. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
11. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club
13. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
17. Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
18. Let's Dance - David Bowie
23. She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
27. Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
28. Mr. Roboto - Styx
30. Der Kommissar - After The Fire
31. Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco
33. (Keep Feeling) Fascination - Human League
35. The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
36. Mickey - Toni Basil
38. Separate Ways - Journey

4. Footloose - Kenny Loggins
5. Against All Odds - Phil Collins
6. Jump - Van Halen
7. Hello - Lionel Richie
10. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
11. Missing You - John Waite
14. Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
15. Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
16. The Reflex - Duran Duran
17. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper (Dance Ensemble Mix)
19. Talking In Your Sleep - The Romantics
23. Hold Me Now - The Thompson Twins
27. Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder
28. 99 Luftballons - Nena (German Invasion Mix)
29. I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman
30. The Glamorous Life - Sheila E.
31. Oh Sherry - Steve Perry
34. She Bop - Cyndi Lauper (Dance Ensemble Mix)
35. Borderline - Madonna (Madonna Mix)
37. Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol
40. Sister Christian - Night Ranger

1. Careless Whisper - Wham! Featuring George Michael (Break-up Ballad)
2. Like A Virgin - Madonna (Madonna Mix)
3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
7. Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears (World Events Montage)
8. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
9. Crazy For You - Madonna (Madonna Mix)
10. Take On Me - A-Ha
16. Don't You - Simple Minds
20. We Are The World - Usa For Africa
21. Shout - Tears For Fears
25. Everything She Wants - Wham!
26. Cool It Now - New Edition
31. Oh Sheila - Ready For The World (Names mix)
34. Sea Of Love - The Honeydrippers

6. How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
10. Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
15. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
25. Human - Human League
26. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
27. Take My Breath Away - Berlin
28. Rock Me Amadeus - Falco (German Invasion)
29. Papa Don't Preach - Madonna (Madonna Mix)
30. You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
32. When I Think Of You - Janet Jackson
33. These Dreams - Heart
38. Venus - Bananarama
40. Conga - Miami Sound Machine

1. Walk Like An Egyptian - Bangles
4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
6. C'est La Vie - Robbie Nevil
7. Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
10. Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
12. Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
13. Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
14. Always - Atlantic Starr
15. With Or Without You - U2
17. Head To Toe - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
18. I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
19. Mony Mony - Billy Idol
20. At This Moment - Billy Vera & The Beaters
23. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
24. I Want Your Sex - George Michael
25. Notorious - Duran Duran
26. Only In My Dreams - Debbie Gibson
29. Lean On Me - Club Nouveau
30. Open Your Heart - Madonna
31. Lost In Emotion - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
32. (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
33. Heart And Soul - T'pau
37. Control - Janet Jackson

1. Faith - George Michael
2. Need You Tonight - INXS
3. Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
4. Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley We absolutely must Rickroll the audience!
5. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
12. Wishing Well - Terence Trent d'Arby
17. Is This Love - Whitesnake
18. Wild - Wild West - Escape Club
19. Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
21. Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
23. Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer
26. Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz
29. A Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins
30. Love Bites - Def Leppard
33. Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
34. Angel - Aerosmith
35. Hazy Shade Of Winter - Bangles
36. The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
37. Don't Worry - Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
39. Red Red Wine - UB40

3. Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
4. Straight Up - Paula Abdul
5. Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
6. Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul
8. Girl You Know Its True - Milli Vanilli
9. Baby - I Love Your Way-Freebird - Will To Power
12. Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl
21. Blame It On The Rain - Milli Vanilli
23. I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
24. If You Don't Know Be By Now - Simply Red
25. Like A Prayer - Madonna
26. I'll Be Loving You (Forever) - New Kids On The Block
28. Baby Don't Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli
29. Toy Soldier - Martika
30. Forever Your Girl. - Paula Abdul
31. The Living Years - Mike & The Mechanics
32. Eternal Flame - The Bangles
33. Wild Thing - Tone Loc
36. Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry
37. When I'm With You - Sheriff
38. Don't Rush Me - Taylor Dayne
39. Born To Be My Baby - Bon Jovi
40. Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals