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Alvin and the Chipmunks first aired in the 80’s. The back story to the Chipmunks is that they were left on Dave Seville’s doorstep by their mother because she wasn’t able to care for them. After Dave takes them in he finds out that they can talk, and eventually talk. The chipmunks soon perform in different places as Dave being their manager. But of course they’ll always be his “boys”. The bets part of the show is obviously the quotable “Aaaaalviiiiin!”.

Chipmunk Adventure Movie Trailer:

The Chipmunk Adventure was my favorite movie because they brought in the Chipmunks counterparts the Chipettes. Alvin=Brittany. Simon=Janette. Theodore=Eleanor. In this film the Chipmunks and the Chipettes race each other around the world fo $100,000 they are promised by Klaus and Claudia Vorstein/Furschtein. The brother – sister duo have hidden diamonds and money inside the Chipmunk and Chipette dolls that the kids leave at certain drop spots. This movie has a lot of hilarious scenes and great songs.

List of Alvin and the Chipmunk Films:

The Chipmunk Adventure

The Easter Chipmunk

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

Alvin and the Chipmunks (Live Action)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel (Live Action)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Live Action) (Upcoming 2011)

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 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Cyndi Lauper’s first successful single released on November 6th 1983. The song and video have been described as a feminist’s anthem. This song is very catchy and is still performed often during Lauper’s concerts. It has been covered numerous times.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cover by Miley Cyrus

I have to admit…I hate this cover. Not just because I don’t like Miley Cyrus but she took away the themes and pieces that make this song the 80’s. I love 80’s music and the fact that Cyrus tried, keyword tried, to make it more modern did not give the song justice.

I Think We’re Alone Now

Tiffany’s version of this song made it reach # 1 in many countries. That’s right, this song wasn’t originally hers (like I had thought for years) it was actually first recorded by Tommy James & the Shondells. Tiffany’s version was released on October 30, 1987 as a single. She had performed this song many times in malls across the US.



Rugrats: One of my favorite shows growing up. The babies (Tommy, Chuckie, Phil and Lil (eventually joined by Dil and Kimi)) would get int everyday adventures using their imaginations as they left the play pen. Of course the parents can’t communicate with them because all they hear is ‘baby talk’. But of course the babies can communicate with each other. And we can’t forget Angelica. The three-year-old who can communicate with both ‘Grown-up peoples’ and the babies. She will always try to manipulate both parties into doing things she wants done but always ends up in trouble because  the babies can’t be held accountable. This was just a great show and made me question if there really is a lot going on with babies when adults don’t pay attention.

Rugrats Opening 1:

Rugrats Opening 2:

Ahh! Real Monsters: This show is like the old day Monsters Inc. The monsters live in the city dump underneath miles of garbage where they attend Scare School ran by the Gromble (that of which I still don’t know if they’re a boy or girl). The three main characters Ickis, Krum, and Oblena are friends who are trying to make their way through school and scares at night without exposing their secret to the outside world, and the monster hunter Simon. I loved this show because it was at the other end of the spectrum of cartoon ideas in the 90’s. They cartoons at this time were all about babies or pre-teens getting through life. This show brings a light-hearted and comedic side to monsters, the thing children fear the most when they’re young.

Ahh! Real Monsters Opening:



{April 22, 2011}   Discontinuing 30 HP Challenge!

It was fun while it lasted but I’m going to stop participating in the 30 Day HP Challenge. I would find myself forgetting about the challenge and then I would rush to put up pictures to go with the challenges. And then I would tell myself that I would go back and add a reason for my choices but I would get more lazy and more forgetful. I hope all have enjoyed the posts I have put up.

~TrebleSteph4



Okay, so I decided to do something new. On Thursdays and Fridays I will now be posting things that I miss or have been reminiscing about for a while. They will be called Throw Back Thursdays and Flashback Fridays. Thursdays will feature music and/or videos while Fridays will feature television/cartoon shows.

Escapade by Janet Jackson; this song was released in 1989 as s single from the album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. I absolutely love this song. It’s just a great song to dance to, it’s really catchy, and its very simple. Plus the music video is pretty good because it’s a one take carnival scene. I actually think this song is a mall song seeing as it’s about having a good time on a Friday night without having to worry about the rules.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Huston; this is the first single off of Houston’s second album, Whitney, released in 1987. The song is filled with heavy dance beats. The music video has a lot of bright colors, which is what the 80’s consisted of. This song proves Houston’s vocal talent and range and is a song that is played often at 80’s themed parties. Plus it’s very catchy.



Oliver Wood



Honeydukes and Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes



Divination



Defense Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration, and Potions



Dolores Umbridge



et cetera