80’s Blast::Fast Times at Ridgemont High

(anyone who thinks otherwise can go jump in Lake Minnetonka)

OK, so this post sprung from a 1982 movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
HBO’s been showing movies from the 80’s on “Throwback Thursdays” and this one was last week’s feature.

Nancy Wilson
(who, at the time, was Director Cameron Crowe’s girlfriend)
had a cameo.

Lots of good songs, but two of them jumped out and I thought they’d make for a good Blast!

The Go-Go’s
We Got the Beat
from their debut album Beauty and the Beat (1981)
Beauty and the Beat album

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
American Girl
from the album Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, album

My personal favorite! The song was also featured on a 2003 episode of Scrubs: My Own American Girl – the title of which took its name from the song. (BAD ASS!!!!))

ℳ –


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