I am unapologetically a child of the 80s. We always have the fondest memories of, well, everything that we enjoyed when we were growing up, but specifically as it relates to pop culture. There’s just a special feeling about seeing that movie from your childhood that you probably remember as being far better than it actually was. For me, some of those films are The Goonies, Revenge of the Nerds, Night of the Creeps, Fraternity Vacation, The Care Bears Movie 2………..well, I could go on, but you get the idea. Some are considered classics. Others…..not so much. Television shows are treated the same way. I’d do anything to get a box set of the complete series of Small Wonder. Yes, that’s the show about the little girl who was the robot servant for an inventor and his family. Was it good? Heck no. It was awful. Do I love it? Heck yes, it reminds me of those care free years of my youth.
That being said, nothing dates a certain period of time more than the music that was released along the way. In the 1980s you had the emergence of Michael Jackson and Madonna, legendary bands like U2 that are still relevant to this day, the height of hair metal, and dozens of other acts that were given so much personality not just from their lyrics, but through power of television. MTV was beaming music videos into houses all over the world and we felt closer than ever to our favorite bands and musical groups.
One such group, whose music really takes me back my adolescent years in the 80s and 90s, goes by the name of Exposé. Do you remember them? If not, you’re not alone. Over time, I had kind of forgotten about them, and I am so ashamed. How could anyone forget the singers that brought us such amazing songs as “Seasons Change”, “Point of No Return”, “Let Me Be the One”, and, my favorite, “I’ll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me”? Well, I rediscovered these amazing women recently and I only have one thing I can thank for that: the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World.