Two of the top three highest grossing films of the 1980s were Star Wars flicks. The other was E.T.
The third highest grossing film of all time? Star Wars: The Force Awakens. An entry into the series that tugged at the heartstrings of fans everywhere nearly 40 years after the series Forced its way into the realm of pop culture.
And should it surprise anyone in today's throwback climate that a show like Stranger Things, which clearly takes some inspiration from the Spielberg classic, is one of the most watched series available on Netflix?
And speaking of Netflix, the generally tight-lipped streaming service recently revealed that their no. 2 most-binged show is none other than Fuller House, the follow-up to a certain sitcom that debuted in 1987 and ran until 1995. I'm fairly certain you know which show I'm talking about.
Outside of film and television, some other staples of 80s pop culture seem to be bouncing back in a big way.
One look at the video game industry and you'll see that in 2017 the top three best-selling video games on Amazon were Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Seems like people still enjoy their Mario and Link.
Fun fact: When Super Mario Bros. was released on September 13, 1985 the no. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 was 'Shout' by Tears For Fears. As for February 21, 1986 - the birthday of the Legend of Zelda series - Billboard's leader was Whitney Houston with 'How Will I Know?'
Oh! And since we're on video games, who the hell would have thought arcades would be back and thriving in 2018!?
All it took was the kids who spent their childhoods plinking quarter after quarter into cabinet after cabinet getting old enough to open bars and line the walls with beat-em-ups, fighters, and classic high score chasers. Ah... the glory and splendor of the modern "barcade".
Anyway... this is all well and good, but what does it have to do with a two-piece synthpop band from Lebanon, Ohio? Well, chances are if you've read this far, you're into the same kinds of things we are. We're big nostalgia nerds around these parts, and we try to show it in our music without ripping off or pandering. We're just creating the kind of music we love listening to and we hope you'll join us in our journey to create and share more.