80’s Mania Mondays: I’ll Be Alone, Dancing

Note: This is a re-post from earlier this year; I’m using it today for 80’s Mania Monday. Enjoy!

Today’s featured song is one that I’ve described as timeless. I remember the song from college, from the movie The Breakfast Club, and from hearing it seemingly around the clock on the radio back in the day. But none of that makes it timeless.

What makes it timeless is when my daughter watches the movie, and sings along with the song like it’s brand new—never mind the fact that it is over 30 years old now, older than she is. The fact that a song like this resonates with someone who wasn’t even born when the movie or the song was released—that, to me, makes it timeless. And let’s face it: I still like this song too, after all these years.

I can remember raiding the college bookstore, getting the album and enjoying it (on cassette tape of course). I didn’t have a CD player—yet. I grew up a lot in college, and one of the best things to ever happen there was getting to listen to a lot of different types of music. Not all of it stuck with me when I left, but I was certainly the better for having experienced it.

I hope you enjoy today’s 80’s Mania Monday song. If you remember the movie, share your thoughts in the comments. As always, thanks for reading and listening.


9 Replies to “80’s Mania Mondays: I’ll Be Alone, Dancing”

    1. Cool…never saw The Breakfast Club, huh? It was one of those Brat Pack movies, with Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson and others. I may remember it more fondly now than it maybe deserves, but when I saw it I thought it was good. The song doesn’t play until the end of the movie though.

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      1. LOL – yes, I know what The Breakfast Club is…I was in junior high and high school in the 80s.

        I don’t like many movies, period – I saw Sixteen Candles, for example, which is probably why I didn’t want to see The Breakfast Club. Crappy movies tend to have that effect on me.

        Besides, working at a radio station was better than sitting around and being bored shitless by terrible movies, back then! Some of us had aspirations beyond high school, LOL

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      2. Ha! First, I apologize if I sounded like I was “man-splaining” what The Breakfast Club was; I wasn’t trying to be that way.

        Had I the option, I would agree with you; working at a radio station would have been way better.

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