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rocksteadyflamethrower

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"Popsical" was a term that was coined in the early-to-mid-80s to describe movies like "Flashdance" and "Footloose". Basically, it means movies with extensive music use in montages and dance scenes. This category can also include action movies and comedies.

So what are your favorite "Popsicals" of the *EIGHTIES*? Remember, no 90s movies allowed! [Big Grin] [Wink] [Razz]

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John Kilduff

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Do Bomb Pops count? Otherwise my favorite is Grape?
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Haha....I was going to say Banana...but I don't think that was what John meant...

Is "Breakin" a popsical??? If so, then that's my Popsical.
[Big Grin]

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Mine would have to be "Fame" (1980).

Or is that more of a traditional musical than a so-called "popsical"?

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"Breakin'" and "Fame" are both Popsicals. "Breakin'" made extensive use of early rap while "Fame" took advantage of the waning days of disco.

Sincerely,

John Kilduff...

I would pick "True Stories" as my favorite 80s Popsical, but I'm not quite sure where that would lay on the spectrum.

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Would have said 'Fame' but I think that 'Xanadu' is definitely up there in the popsical stakes - in fact I think that film may define the term!
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I'd have to say Footloose.........or grape. [Big Grin]
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Devolution here,

Probably Sing.

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Fast Forward

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Fame.


Although I've seen better renditions on stage.

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Mine would be Footloose.

Does Dirty Dancing fit in this category?

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My favorite one is...

(starts singing)
Purple Rain,
Purple Rain... [Big Grin]

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mine would have to be footloose [Smile]
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I like that one, too. [Smile]
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I also like Flashdance & Fame.
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Here in Britain, "Popsicle" was part of the title to a series of Porky's style soft porn movies made in Israel

"Lemon Popsicle"
"Private Popsicle"
etc

I would have to say my fave was Hot Bubblegum :Lemon Popsicle 2 (or 3)

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Non-beleivers can check out Lemon Popsicle and its 8 sequels on IMDB... [Smile]

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Purple Rain here...and the banana flavored ones...
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omg, i love purple rain!
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STREETS OF FIRE [Cool]
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Does "Breakin" count?
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How 'bout "Krush Groove"?
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"Breakin'" and "Krush Groove" definitely count. I actually did the "Krush Groove" page for the Rewind. I love old-school rap music and Sheila E's song "Hollyrock" was totally awesome.

Sincerely,

John Kilduff

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She was pretty in that movie... [Big Grin]
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And speaking of "Krush Groove", I just got the DVD! [Big Grin]
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