A great song that was completely killed by the radio. Here's the history:
The song was originally written and recorded by SR-71 on their album HERE WE GO. It was about a woman who wanted to be a star in the 80s but had an unplanned pregnancy.
A friend of SR-71's Mitch Allan, Jaret Reddick was in the UK that year with his band, Bowling For Soup. BFS had just been nominated for a grammy in 2002 and were about to put the finishing touches on A HANGOVER YOU DON'T DESERVE. Jaret decided to buy his friend's album and the song that caught his ears was...1985. Nobody really knows who made the call. According to SR-71's website, Jaret called and asked if he could rewrite the song and put it on their new album. But according to Bowling for Soup's website, Mitch called Jaret and asked about the cover. All we know is BFS rewrote and covered 1985 and the awesome cover was over played on every radio station thus ruining it.
In 2005, something horrible happened. KidzBop ruined the already ruined song by putting it on KidzBop 7. Also, a copy of KidzBop, 4 Kidz by Kidz put it on 4 Kidz by Kidz 2. Radio Disney found the song and edited it. someone put it on a karaoke thingy. Even though the song kept getting put on all the useless cover albums, people started to pay less attention to the song and Bowling For Soup. They were luckily saved when they released "Almost" as a single, but it may not have happened. It just goes to show you the evils of the radio.
1985 is a great song but it was overplayed on the radio.
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