The “Fire” Still Burns: A “We Didn’t Start the Fire” 30th-Anniversary Quiz
Oct07

The “Fire” Still Burns: A “We Didn’t Start the Fire” 30th-Anniversary Quiz

By Mark Dursin Thirty years ago, in late September 1989, Billy Joel released “We Didn’t Start the Fire”— to the delight of high school social studies teachers and the disgust (eventually) of Billy Joel himself. The song— Billy Joel’s rapid-fire recollection of world events from 1949 (the year he was born) to 1989– set the Billboard charts ablaze, finally reaching the No 1 spot in December; in fact, it ended up being Joel’s final No. 1...

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Former Bronski Beat keyboardist Larry Steinbachek Dies of Cancer
Jan14

Former Bronski Beat keyboardist Larry Steinbachek Dies of Cancer

Larry Steinbachek, who played keyboard for the 1980s synthpop tiro Bronski Beat passed away unexpectedly at the age of 56. Steinbachek was one of the founders of the group along with partners Jimmy Somerville and Steve Bronski. They were never a major mainstream act, but had a following and charted with songs including Smalltown Boy and Why?. The group also had a minor hit with its cover of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love which it...

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These Are Our Favorite 80s Stories From 2016
Dec31

These Are Our Favorite 80s Stories From 2016

In some ways 2016 was a rough year with a number of beloved 80s icons passing away. It was also a year where lots of good things happened, giving us a lot to reflect on. These are some of our favorite stories from the year. They are not in any particular order and they are heavy on the second half of the year, but if you missed them, we think there are a lot of good reds here. Why The Pontiac Fiero Was Such A Terrible Car 36 80s Films...

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Heart Attack Takes Carrie Fisher, 60
Dec27

Heart Attack Takes Carrie Fisher, 60

Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60. The actress and writer had been taken off a plane from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was initially said to be in stable condition. She passed away December 27 and her family...

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These Are the Top George Michael and Wham! Songs
Dec25

These Are the Top George Michael and Wham! Songs

With Wham! singer and solo success George Michael having passed away at the age of 53, those of us here at Like Totally 80s wanted to give people a chance to remember the iconic artist. Here are some of his best-known (and best-loved) videos). Careless Whisper Faith Father Figure I Want Your Sex Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go The singer’s death was unexpected, but police do not believe there was any foul play. “It is with...

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