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1980s Grammy Award Winners Songs

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Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! ? I am back on board co-hosting with the Monday’s Music Moves Me ladies – Marie, Stacy, and Colette. This week’s mewsic theme Scriptor suggested “Songs from Grammy Award Winners of the 1980s“.  You’re invited to join the ? linky party and hit the dance floor.



 

John Williams’ ET “Flying Theme” took Best Instrumental Arrangement and Best Instrumental Composition. He also took the win for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special category, too.

 

 

We saw E.T. three times, maybe four the year it came out and I recall we took my in-laws to see it. My FIL fell asleep. That’s not unusual. He does this at home. When we asked my MIL what she thought of the film she said, “He (ET) was so ugly that he was cute”.

Here are some tidbits I found interesting from Wackipedia.

In 1983, E.T. surpassed Star Wars as the highest-grossing film of all-time, and by the end of its theatrical run it had grossed $359 million in North America and $619 million worldwide. Box Office Mojo estimates that the film sold more than 120 million tickets in the US in its initial theatrical run. Spielberg earned $500,000 a day from his share of the profits, while The Hershey Company’s profits rose 65% due to its prominent use of Reese’s Pieces. 

 

What mewsic moves you today? ?

 

I hope to see back tomorrow to meet a new mewsical artist on Tuesday Tunesation!

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#TheListingHop 5 of the scariest movies I’ve seen #music

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This is the last Monday in the month, kittens & dawgs. The year is flying away like a witch on a broomstick. I’m pulling together a theme based 2-for-1 post with 5 of the scariest movies I’ve seen.

Let’s get started!

#1 Psycho

 

Everyone has to agree the shower scene is the heart-stopping moment in this flick. It’s definitely the most memorable. We didn’t have a shower when I saw this movie and afterwards I never wanted to take a shower. Years later I learned that shower sales declined sharply after people saw this movie. Talk about movie persuasion!

 

#2 Jaws

 

The opening scene with the gal taking a late night dip in the ocean struck real terror in my heart. Not only did it scare me to death, it roused a hidden fear that I have of deep water and since then if my feet can’t touch the bottom (excluding swimming pools), then I curl my legs up to my chest.

 

#3 The Exorcist

 

The wickedest part of this was the whole head turning completely around thing, regurgitating on the priest, bed levitation, creepy demonic voice in this movie. It sorta left me a bit traumatized because I know there are such things as demons and this truly raised the hairs on my head.

#4 Friday the 13th

 

Up until this point, I had NO idea what horror films were really like and honestly after all that slice and dice, thinking the bad guy is dead, but really isn’t stuff then this totally turned me against these sorts of flicks. This stuff actually happens. What was I thinking of? Anywho, after the first terrifying scene where I pierced DH’s ear drums and the people sitting the row in front us with a shrill pitch that surprisingly escaped my lips, and then I sat in the theater the rest of the time with my hands ready to cover my eyes, which was often, until the movie ended. Boy, was I ever happy when that movie was over!

#5 Alien

 

Science Fiction is a different kind of creepy and I’m pretty sure this sorta thing can NEVER happen. However, near the beginning of this flick where the “Alien infant” bursts out of that man’s robbed me of six of my seven lives on the spot. I screamed. I jumped. I pulled my feet into my chair (and, I’m pretty sure that’s where they stayed the whole time). It was seriously good scary stuff. The best part is I looked forward to a possible second movie.

Thanks for joining this scaredy-Cathy, but before you go, I invite you to visit Bish and her co-host, Alex. The duo responsible for this blogging community event.

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I’m participating!

Now, let’s keep the party going, link up and join the fun with the Monday’s Music Moves Me crew for a spooktacular time.

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And, this is a scary thing in itself! Have a safe and happy Halloween!

 

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