One Day in Your Life – 80s Music Tragic #32

Posted October 15, 2016 by juliemontbav
Categories: General

On this day in 1982, when we were in year 9, was Come on Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners

This song knocked MJ’s Billy Jean off the number one spot in the US charts. ‘Eileen’ in the video was played by Maire Fahey, sister of Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama. Here it is again for your viewing pleasure – I don’t know if it’s just an older me talking but but does it look like the guy is just a creepy stalker? You be the judge…..


One Day in Your Life – 80s Music Tragics #31

Posted October 1, 2016 by juliemontbav
Categories: General

It’s 2016 AFL and NRL Grand Final weekend and Triple M are having 80 hours of the 80s, yay! Loving the Roxette and Def Leppard power ballads.  During My Generation Jonesy and Amanda let slip that on this day in 1982 the number one song was Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. The song was the theme for the film Rocky III (the one with Mr T) and was written for the film after Queen refused permission for them to use Another One Bites the Dust, Sylvester Stallone’s preferred song. It was nominated for the 1982 Academy Award for Best Original Song, the only Oscar nomination for Rocky III. It lost out to “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes from the soundtrack of an Officer and a Gentleman, starring Richard Gere. Eye of the Tiger did win the band the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.  Survivor were pretty much one hit wonders in Australia but this song endures



Bonus prizes, it was also announced that on this day in 1983 the number one song was Australiana by Austen Tayshus. A spoken word comedy single, Australiana was at number one for 8 weeks and is the highest selling Australian single ever. Written by Billy Birmingham of The Twelfth Man fame, it was recorded live at The Comedy Store in Sydney. We still have a copy on vinyl, it was only available as a 12″



80s Revival

Posted March 13, 2014 by juliemontbav
Categories: General

Ah the 80s, the decade that just won’t go away. For any hardcore tragics (no judgement, I’m a card carrying member of the 80s tragics club) coming soon to the Ettamogah Pub (yes, the reunion venue at Kellyville Ridge) is Absolutely 80s starring Brian (or should that be Bwian?) Mannix of the Uncanny XMen, Scott Carne of Kids in the Kitchen and Dale Ryder of Boom Crash Opera.



Here’s a link –

Calling all 80s Tragics, have I got a musical for you….

Posted October 5, 2013 by juliemontbav
Categories: General

The program from recent trip to see Hairspray (starring Jon English , who I still need to blog about) advertised a production of Grease by Holroyd Musical & Dramatic Society and other shows by other Musical Societies around the city.  We went to Grease and it was fabulous and I couldn’t wait to see another show.

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The opportunity soon arose when I discovered Back to the 80s was being put on by Blacktown Theatre Company.  Like any good musical there’s a website and the song list tells me it’s going to be a fun night –

If you love musicals these local productions are a great way to see quality amateur shows at fabulous prices.  Our tickets to both shows were just $30, compared to the Star City season where tickets start at $64.  Even the booking fees are a steal, just 30c for Grease (with no allocated seating, you book to sit in a certain section)  and $2.65 for Back to the 80s (where you select a particular seat at the time of booking)

Check out these local societies and Like them on Facebook to hear all the news about upcoming productions –

One Day in Your Life – 80s Music Tragics #30

Posted September 15, 2013 by juliemontbav
Categories: General

The number one song this week in1981, when we were in Year 8, was Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks.  The first single from her debut solo album Bella Donna, it was the only song on the album not written or co-written by Nicks.


The song was written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell as a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song originally.  Tom Petty sang on the chorus and bridge and the Heartbreakers played, Donald “Duck” Dunn of Booker T and the MGs and the Blue Brothers substituted for bass player Ron Blair

One Day in Your Life – 80s Music Tragics #29

Posted November 3, 2012 by juliemontbav
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The number one song on this day in1981, when we where in Year 8, was You Weren’t in Love with Me by Billy Field. The son of a Riverina grazier Billy Field burst on the scene wearing a suit and bow tie and nerdy glasses with Bad Habits in early 1981. You Weren’t in Love with Me followed later that year.

Here’s the clip:

In October 2009 Billy was Artist of the Month on 2CH, here’s the article:

One Day in Your Life – 80s Music Tragics #28

Posted March 31, 2012 by juliemontbav
Categories: General

On this day in 1983, when we were in Year 10, the Top 5 songs were –

5 Living on the Ceiling – Blancmange

4 Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye

3 Gloria – Laura Branigan

2 Twisting by the Pool – Dire Straits

1 Up where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

Andrew and I had this as our bridal waltz.  Now with a musical of An Officer and A Gentleman a whole new generation will know this beautiful song