Holding Back the Years: an 80s Music Tribute (Friday Frivolity)

One of our favorite shows used to be “Whose Line is It Anyway?” and I loved when they would improvise a scene using song titles. So for our Friday Frivolity host theme of 80s music I wrote the following scene a la Whose Line.

Setting: a group of friends at a night club in Funkytown.


  • Jack & Diane, two American kids growing up in the heartland
  • Mickey, he’s so fine I lost my mind
  • Sara, storms are brewin’ in her eyes
  • Amanda, gonna take you by surprise
  • Billie Jean, more like a beauty queen from a movie scene

Sara: I Love Rock n’ Roll.  

Mickey: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me  

Amanda: Shout! Karma Chameleon!

Jack and Dianne: Two Hearts. Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Glory of Love.  Together Forever.  

Billy Jean: I Want to Know What Love Is


Mickey: Who’s That Girl.  She Drives Me Crazy

Amanda: Who Can It Be Now?

Sara: Jessie’s Girl

Mickey: Oh Sheila! Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car!  Need You Tonight

[Mickey chases after woman in the crowd]

Billie Jean: Every Rose Has Its Thorn


Jack:  Baby, Come To Me. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You

Dianne:  Anything For You. Every Breath You Take

[Mickey returns]

Mickey: Maneater! Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

Billy Jean: Owner of a Lonely Heart  

Sara:  Another One Bites the Dust

Amanda: Don’t Worry Be Happy  

Sara: Let’s Dance!  Let’s Go Crazy! Flashdance . . . What A Feeling

Amanda: Rock me Amadeus!    

Mickey:  Venus! Here I Go Again. Come On Eileen.  Don’t You Want Me?  

[Mickey chases after another woman]

Sara: Time After Time

Amanda:  Let’s Hear It For the Boy  

Sara: With or Without You?

Billie Jean: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

[Sara and Amanda go out on the dance floor]


Jack: Endless Love

Dianne: Saving All My Love For You  

Jack:  Greatest Love of All

Dianne: Heaven Is a Place On Earth

Jack: The Way You Make Me Fee.  

Dianne: Forever Your Girl. Kiss

Billy Jean:  You Give Love a Bad Name. 

Jack: Beat It

Billie Jean: On My Own. Red Red Wine.

[Billie Jean heads to the bar]

Jack: Careless Whisper. I Think We’re Alone Now 

Dianne: Baby, I Love Your Way

Jack:  Invisible Touch

Dianne: Take My Breath Away

Jack: Can’t Fight This Feeling

Dianne: Do That To Me One More Time

Jack: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

Dianne: Satisfied


Mickey: The Flame!

Sara: St.Elmo’s Fire!

Amanda: Chariots of Fire!

Billie Jean: Eternal Flame!

Jack and Dianne: We Didn’t Start The Fire  

Billie Jean: Could’ve Been

Sara: Blame It On the Rain

Amanda: I Love A Rainy Night

Jack and Dianne: Hard to Say I’m Sorry

Billie Jean: Escape (The Pina Colada Song)!

Mickey:  One More Try. Hello! Got My Mind Set on You. Baby Don’t Forget My Number. Call Me.  [chases after a female firefighter]   

Sara: Addicted to Love

Billie Jean: Out of Touch  

Amanda: Sussudio


[This is a work of fiction. Any similarities to real people and events is purely coincidental. 😉 ]

Holding Back the Years: an 80s Music tribute. What happens when Sara, Amanda, Billie Jean, Mickey, Jack and Dianne go dancing in Funkytown?



Now on to the link-up! 😀
Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!


For those that are not on our mailing list, Sarah will be taking some maternity leave from the weekly party. She will be linking up and visiting and hopes to rejoin us as host when she is up for it.  In the meantime, Amethyst is joining us as a permanent host. The four of us will still be visiting you all and sharing your awesome posts.

Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we now have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple FEATURES…. but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there! 😉
Do you want to keep your family’s focus on the Resurrection this Easter? See if one of these Christ-focused Easter traditions will help.
I chose this post from Of the Hearth for some Christ-Focused Easter Activities. We did a Lenten Calendar similar to the one she mentions last year full of activities focusing on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. And I really like the use of bulbs to explain new life.

The Hosts:


Audrey is a wonderfully eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore – “MUsings NOt FOod RElated.” Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! She is sharing her monthly round up of coffee pictures plus some fabulously funny coffee mugs in her latest post.




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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an “un-labelly spot” for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa talks about the Berenstain Bears Easter Sticker and Activity Book


Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes at Babi a Fi on a whole range of topics — from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! Jessica has a very important post for parents about Child Sexual Exploitation.










Amethyst is a fantastically encouraging and thoughtful blogger, who shares new-mama adventures, self-care advice, book and product reviews and so much more over at One Sage Mama. Amethyst has a giveaway for a $150 Visa Card you probably want to go check out. 







Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay! We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun! Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment. 🙂 Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions!


Now time for the new stuff!

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you’re here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin’! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome!
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  1. OhMyGoodness! This is brilliant! #FridayFrivolity

    1. Thanks, Lisa. I thought you would appreciate it.

      1. And I can’t help it, I have to make it my feature!!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my post on Christ-focused Easter traditions! I love the bulb idea, too, but we didn’t have any, so we just planted seeds. 🙂

    1. My outdoor bulbs are already blooming at this time of year. I might do some indoors next year.

  3. You had at 80s music! You actually at me at #FridayFrivolity but I really love 80s music so….Another rockin’ party! I’ll be back (see what I did there, the 80s rule!). Thanks so much for the gnarly party, for sure. Hope this weekend treats you all kindly.

    1. Like, oh my god! Thanks, Donna.

  4. very clever. I don’t know whether to be proud or embarrassed that I knew every song! #fridayfriviolity

    1. Proud, definitely proud. 🙂

  5. So well done, and I knew every song – obviously my era!

    1. Obviously it’s my era too, Dorothy.

  6. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to share my posts and those of your awesome readers! I hope you will join me at #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday and #ThursdayFavoriteThings! Have a great week.

  7. This is brilliant! Whose Line has always been one of my favorite shows. What a smart idea to incorporate the theme into it! Xx

    1. It was fun to write.

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