Things That Prove My Insanity

Karate Kid was probably the second most popular film in 1984

Some might call me a ‘saddo’ but I have found myself watching the series, “Cobra Kai,” on Netflix and actually enjoying it. If you haven’t heard of it, the series is basically the 1984 film, “The Karate Kid” but now in present day. The characters are now all grown up but the rivalry between the protagonist and antagonist in the film carries on. But that’s not what I found most interesting about the show.

What I like about “Cobra Kai” is the music! There are lots of flashbacks to the film and because it was made in the 1980s, there are lots of songs from the decade. Here’s the thing, I’ve heard songs from AC/DC , Twisted Sister, Ratt, REO Speedwagon and I think I heard a Night Ranger song. Furthermore, in a brief flashback to 1979, the song featured was “Don’t Look Back” by Boston. Basically, when the play an 80s tune, it’s a great rock or metal track. I haven’t heard any Culture Club, Duran Duran or Frankie Goes to Hollywood. All this makes me conclude that the 1980s was a great decade for music.

Saying that, maybe if the series had been on a mainstream UK network, then Culture Club or Frankie songs would probably have been used as mainstream music media in the UK wants to erase heavy metal from the decade. Fortunately, there are too many British metalheads around to let that happen.

11 Responses to “Things That Prove My Insanity”

  1. Agreed, the 80s was a great decade of music… and debauchery!

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  2. So many movies and TV set in or nodding to the 80s with just brilliant 80s music from all genres. Love it. I finally watched Atomic Blonde this week (set in 1989) and the soundtrack was stunning. More new wave/post punk than rock/metal but as I love these genres too I was v happy.

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  3. I have thought about watching this because I loved the movie and now I will. Thanks.

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  4. Im loving Cobra kai! As Yeah top soundtrack šŸ™‚

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  5. A friend of mine is on his third viewing of the entire series. So you’re not alone.

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