80s Music Night + Giveaway!

Okay, so on Saturday night we watched Burn After Reading (which was awesome) on DVD, then I switched on Rage and it was an 80s Music Night programmed by the very funny Laurence Leung.

And so I was like to myself 'this is freaking awesome and really inspiring' and so I drew the songs into coinpurses. Yeah!
And then I made them into coinpurses. I think the whole thing went pretty rad! The coinpurses will be available on Etsy over the next few hours.

Check these out on Youtube and you'll see...
Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds (watch on Youtube!)
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr (watch on Youtube!)
Shake Your Tailfeather - The Blues Brothers (watch on Youtube!)
(I've Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (watch on Youtube!)

Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (yeah!) (watch on Youtube!)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears (watch on Youtube!)
Weird Science - Oingo Boingo (this one's great) (watch on Youtube!)
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel (watch on Youtube!)
Never Ending Story - Limahl (watch on Youtbe!) (you have to watch this)

All available on Etsy now!

Thanks for entering! The giveaway is now closed!
Okay, so... the giveaway part.
The giveaway has two prizes (one per person, there will be TWO winners) - two custom designed 80s coinpurses - you choose your song!

I want inspiration! Leave a comment with your favourite 80s song, and if possible a link to it on Youtube.

One winner will be randomly chosen (1 comment per person please!)
The other winner will be whoever posts the best song! You can put more than one song in your comment but as if I'm gonna watch them all if you have 30 songs in there.

Oh and I'll probably close the competition on Saturday night, possibly Sunday morning.


Jess said...

'How Soon is Now' by The Smiths. One, it is so cool and whingy, and it was the theme song on 'Charmed'... am I showing my age? lol...

Kate said...

Has to be David Bowie's Let's Dance!


I still put it on now as I'm getting ready to go out in Tom Cruise fashion and dance around the house in my underwear!! (Too much information?)

It's kinda sexy and lovey and fun all wrapped into one (although the David Bowie factor creeps me out a little courtesy of Labyrinth!!)

BonTons said...

So many to choose from, I used to play this one really loud, my Dad didn't like it....

Girls just wanna have fun!

michvanetta said...

Too easy - Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi, ahhhh the Jovi.


vanilla pixie (Carley) said...

As a child of the 80s, this era is the soundtrack of my life!! My favourite song as a 2-year-old (my Mum will vouch for this) was Toni Basil's 'Mickey'. (youtube sux & doesn't have a link to the original clip)
But you can watch this instead for a laugh... (love the hair!!)

lyptis said...

Love the new purses, a bit edgy!:)

What about this

Natalia said...

Yes to Jess' song - The Smiths rock! But, I have to go for Aha - Take On mMe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW86DTpWWpM
Not embarrassed to admit I was a little in love with Morten Harket!

AnastasiaC said...

ohhh the good old 80's...id have to say anything by 'The Style Council' but this is still one of my favourites "long hot summer'

AnastasiaC said...

good one Franz...great song and Yes, to carley's fav too...Oh Mickey what a pity you dont understand....'

NeverEverEmma said...


You MUST MUST include these!!

Head Over Heels - Tears for Fears

Under the Milky Way Tonight - The Church
(I can't find the video on YouTube, seems to be a licensing thing)

Tainted Love - Soft Cell

And I completely back up A-Ha. Take on Me!

Ange said...

Billy Jean by MJ!!!! I still go nuts to it :) I think it was 1981 (which was the year i was born but hey genius never ages!)

Thea said...

Wonderful & original idea for purses! My 2 favourite songs of the 80s are Echo Beach by Martha & the Muffins see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvqjYxeTODY
and Tainted Love by The Cure (as NeverEverEmma mentioned)see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cCI_XDQWb0
I will always sing at the top of my voice when either comes on the radio.

Thea said...

Oops... of course I meant Tainted Love by Soft Cell for previous entry. Don't know what I was thinking.

RocketGirl said...

Ok...you're going to think I'm weirder than you already do....this is a favourite from the 80s when it was the 80s (i.e. I was a kid). I would LOVE to see a purse with your little guy doing THE CHICKEN DANCE!!!!

Here's a YouTube link to the ad for the 1980s version- HOT STUFF!

Hahaha bunny in a bird costume

(forgive me...it's 1am)
xxxxx Nicky

RocketGirl said...

oooh oooh PS

Also I think this would be AWESOME...

The TIME WARP from the Rocky Horror Picture Show!! (video released in 1980s)

So many cool lines in that ...
'Madness takes its toll'
'It's just a jump to the left'
'You're spaced out on sensation, like you're under sedation'
and of course 'Let's do the time warp again!'


OMG I really have to go to bed now :) xxxx

Vintage Sew and So said...

White Wedding - Billy Idol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AofzLsvTsM0
Kids in America - Kim Wilde http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hWZqllm3mQ
Boys of Summer - Don Henly
Missing you - Tom Waits
And any thing Def Leppard Love bites http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yUZvw-Ps30
Oh the list could go on, i have a massive 80's music collection.

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Anita said...

It's hard to choose but I think my favourite was Journey-"Open arms"

here are the videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xShgBXY3kUc(not great quality)
The pouches are amazing!!!

Anita from Spain

RocketGirl said...

How could I forget? Kylie Minogue The Locomotion!!


LOVED this - I had a big poster of Kylie until my dad drew a moustache on her with a permanent marker :(

Everything Madonna too of course! How about crazy for you?


lilo said...

by roxy music, oh i love bryan ferry.

i also like the bill murray version in 'lost in translation'.