The Throwback Three at Three: Taking it back to 1980

Kick off your drive home with Kannon and the Throwback Three at Three! We all lived through it, but do you remember what was happening in 1980?

Start your drive home with Kannon and the Throwback Three at Three, where we feature the top three songs of any given year and throw it back to good times, great music and amazing memories! Do you remember what your were doing back in 1980? Because we sure don't.

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Can you believe how much the dollar has changed?

The price of a loaf of bread in 1980: 50 cents
The price of a gallon of gas in 1980: $1.22
The price of an Etch-A-Sketch: $4.97
The price of a Rubick’s Cube: $9.99
The cost of a Superbowl ad in 1980: $222,000

How many of you ended up with a name off this list?

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Did you use these quotes during 1980?

“Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon? “
-Grey Poupon

“Here’s Johnny!”
– Jack Nicholson, in The Shining

“You dipstick”
– Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard

“No, I am your father” (NOT Luke, I am your father)
-Darth Vader, to a surprised Luke Skywalker

“Do you believe in miracles? YES!”
– Sportscaster Al Michaels, after The Miracle On Ice

“Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a miracle…It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”
– Bill Murray, in ‘Caddyshack’

Do you remember these iconic people from 1980:

In 1980 Time Magazine’s Man of the Year was Ronald Regan. Also in 1980 Cheryl Prewitt from Ackerman Mississippi was nominated as Miss America and Shawn Weatherly from South Carolina /Jineane Ford from Arizona tied for the nomination of Miss USA. Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson and Ashanti were born in 1980. Did you ever find yourself crushing on any of these heartthrobs from 1980:

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Did you know all these cool things happened in 1980:

-The Movies to Watch include Airplane!, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Flash Gordon, The Elephant Man, The Blues Brothers, The Shining and The Empire Strikes Back.
-Notable books include: Cosmos by Carl Sagan and The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum.
-A computer modem invented.
-Video Games became popular with Pac-Man, Battlezone, Missile Command, Space Panic, Zork I and Olympic Decathlon.
-Whole Foods was founded in Austin, Texas.
-CNN began broadcasting from Atlanta, Georgia
-Rubik’s Cube and Magna doodle made their U.S. debut in 1980.

Here's the top 10 movies of 1980:

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. 9 to 5
3. Stir Crazy
4. Airplane!
5. Any Which Way You Can
6. Private Benjamin
7. Coal Miner’s Daughter
8. Smokey and the Bandit II
9. The Blue Lagoon
10. The Blues Brothers

And the top 10 t.v. shows of 1980:

1. Dallas (CBS)
2. The Dukes of Hazzard (CBS)
3. 60 Minutes (CBS)
4. M*A*S*H (CBS)
5. The Love Boat (ABC)
6. The Jeffersons (CBS)
7. Alice (CBS)
8. House Calls (CBS)
9. Three’s Company (ABC)
10. Little House on the Prairie (NBC)