My Sharona Is From The 70s


The song "My Sharona"(1979) in the trailer is from the 70s. Ooops.

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1979 is more 80's than 70's musically.

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A song from 1979 is what people in 1980 would be listening to so not sure how you see that as not being a correct era period song?

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They could have picked a better "80s" representative song than "My Sharona".

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My Sharona was a huge hit song in late 1979. It was still a hit in early 1980. It was only months removed from the events of this film.

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I remember it was early 79. It was my senior year in high school and I remember not liking the song.

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So in fact your argument has nothing to do with the film-makers getting the period song wrong, it's just that you did not like My Sharona? I hope it doesn't ruin the movie for you. I really loved that song so I think I'll thoroughly enjoy this movie when I eventually get to see it. Have fun!

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The fact that I don't like that song has nothing to do with the argument. My post was about the song not coming from the time period the movie producers say. It's a fact.

Btw, the year 1980 is technically part of the 70s. The 80s don't really begin until 1981.

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Why are you being ridiculous.

In the fall of 1980, a teenager would be listening to a hit from 1979.

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My post was about the song not coming from the time period the movie producers say. It's a fact.


It's really not. What would make you think that a hit song in 1979 wouldn't be big in 1980? That's probably the dumbest thing that I've ever heard. There are big hit songs from last year that people still play like crazy now. That's pretty accurate and true to life.


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My Sharona is one of the first hits of the New Wave genre that dominated the 80's. It's an appropriate song to use.

My name is Darth Jar Jar. Master of the Drunken Force technique. All of you will be my slaves.

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"New Wave" did not dominate the 80s. It started about 1976 and waned about 83/84.

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More stuff by The Cars. Also, The Police.

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Not sure if they used it in the film, but Billy Joel's 'It's Still Rock n Roll To Me' was HUGE during the summer of 1980. Great song too.

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As far as I can recall, it was still getting play in 1980. But nowhere near the amount it had in late 79.

That summer of 1980 Funkytown, Cars and Call Me were the big hits. Clearly My Sharona was already showing signs of being from a different era in only a matter of months.

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Seriously, how dumb can the OP be? College life isn't a radio station that only plays the current Top 40. The music in the movie reflects what the kids would have been playing in their cars and on their stereos, which naturally includes albums of the prior few years. BB keeps saying it's not "80s" enough, as though people in 1980 should have been in possession of music from the entire decade they had yet to live through. Put down the bong, dude, you're thinking muscles have atrophied.

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Because immediately once it became 1980, no one was allowed to listen to songs from the 70's??? Is that your logic?

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Here is a new concept. How about people just enjoy the movie? Why do so many people only look for fault and try to be negative? Never ceases to amaze me that some people spend so much time looking for fault instead of just enjoying the movie. Oh well

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It would been much more accurate to have the Weird Al version, My Bologna.

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I also saw one of the actors wearing a shirt that I KNOW was available before January 1, 1980. What a travesty!

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