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I just finished watching season 3. After really enjoying the first two seasons, the third season was kind of stale. Well, they're bringing back Who's the Boss, so anything's possible. I read somewhere that Bad was originally supposed to be a duet between the two, but Prince didn't like the lyrics. I agree. I've liked him ever since he was Pig Vomit. Last year I listened to the audiobook version of Roger Moore's book, Bond on Bond (a must-read/listen if you're a bond fan. He narrated it himself for the audiobook). He mentioned a fact that even up to his time as Bond, a lot of the locations were considered far off or exotic because travel was much more expensive back then. It gave people an extra excuse to come and see a Bond film. There's also no lasting power to most of the songs. How many of today's hits will you remember in 10, 20, 30 years? Ever since I was a kid (I'm 45 now), I've listened to the charts. Next week we're going on a road trip and I made a playlist of the top 100 for the same week in 1985. Here's the top 10: 1- Duran Duran - A View To A Kill 2- Prince And The Revolution - Raspberry Beret 3- Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away 4- Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love 5- Phil Collins - Sussudio 6- Survivor - The Search Is Over 7- Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 8- Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days 9- Tears For Fears - Shout 10- Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You? Anyone of my generation would be able to sing the chorus to almost all of them without hearing them, even if they didn't like the song. The rest, you just need to play and they'll recognize them. Also worth mentioning, not one of these artists is a one-hit-wonder. They're all considered classics today. Could you say the same about today's top 10? Will the kids today remember this in 35 years? There was a thread a while back when someone asked if Rock is dead. This was my answer: Music styles and tastes change over the years. The way music is made and recorded changes over the years. And the quality of how we listen to music has also changed a lot. So, every generation gets something new and different. The way each new generation is introduced to music has vastly changed over the past 20 years as well. I'm 45, so any music I heard when I first heard popular music was whatever my parents were listening to on the radio or any LP that they had bought. I also think that because there was only radio in the car, I was exposed to mainstream music earlier than my kids who were forced to listen to kids' music CDs (not my choice). Later, when I was in my teens and developed a taste if my own, my choice was still limited to either radio or LPs my friends' older brothers had. If there was some music which I really did want to listen to whenever I wanted, I would have to go OUTSIDE and CATCH A BUS, and go to a MUSIC STORE and P A Y for what I wanted to hear. So I was very cautious about what music I bought. Today, you can hear anything with the click of a button, where ever you are, and whenever you want. Music today is much easier and much cheaper to make. Home recording on computers over the last 20 years has given the opportunity for many to make music that could not do it before. But because it's so much easier to make music on a computer, fewer people are learning musical instruments like the Guitar and Drums. These, in my opinion, have all had a huge negative impact on Rock simply because there are fewer people recording rock music. When I was in high school, there were three rock bands. In my son's school today (which is about the same size), there is only one. Emperor Ming: Why not? I think Dick Tracy made more than what people remember. I was 15 in 1990 and living in a country where, at the time, there was very little to see on TV, and very few people were really into comics (they were hard to get). Apart from Superman, Spiderman, and Batman, I don't think too many new other comic book characters. But Dick Tracy, the movie, still came here and most people saw it. There was no shortage of marketing. I'm guessing Beatty pulled in the older generation of viewers (like my parents) and Madonna pulled in my generation (she was huge at the time, this is just after her Like a Prayer album). Trying to compare it to Batman, just because it was based on comics, isn't really fair. Batman had a lot of competition (89 was the year of the sequels: BTTF 2, ST 5, Indy 3, GB 2, KK3) and it was unstoppable, and I don't think anything came close to Batman until Terminator 2. This is true, although I've always been curious as to how Native Americans feel when they see his Yiddish speaking Chief in Blazing saddles. View all replies >