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    Deach blessed me with 2 TV Pal plastic ukuleles after I broke mine while playing Violent Femmes. Which means I have an extra. Which means that it's time for a contest!!!

    What you have to do: Interpret a song from the 1980's.

    Rules:

    If you have an ukulele, you must use it. BUT, if you don't have an ukulele yet, you can still participate! Sing a capella. Do a poetry reading of your favorite 80's song. Or act it out. If you use other instruments, they must accompany an ukulele. (Does that make sense?) You can enter as many times as you'd like!

    Post the video(s) on YouTube and then post a link to the video in this thread. You will be judged by how clever (EDIT: To clarify, by "clever" I mean how original your take on the song is) your video is, as judged by me.

    Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 12 midnight Eastern. Winner will be announced the first week in March.

    ENTRIES

    Here's the YouTube Playlist for all the videos!!

    Ken Middleton: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
    Ken Middleton: Just Like Heaven
    Ken Middleton: Brothers in Arms

    BaronK69: Never say goodbye
    BaronK69: Patience

    irvingjohn (Link): I Ran

    Cashew: End of the World As We Know It
    Cashew: Don't You Forget About Me
    Cashew: Heaven
    Cashew: Foolish Games
    Cashew: Friday I'm in Love
    Cashew: Hallelujah (80's version)

    Cashew: In Your Eyes

    mctrmt: Moonlight Desires
    mctrmt: Forever Young
    mctrmt: Nobody's Hero
    mctrmt: Too Late for Goodbyes
    mctrmt: Bizarre Love Triangle
    mctrmt: Rhythm Section Want Ad
    mctrmt: Now We're Getting Somewhere
    mctrmt: The Promise
    mctrmt: More Than This

    FiPfft: Islands in the Stream

    deach69 (deach): Oh Mickey

    pcole5045 (that_pete_guy): Heat of the Moment

    Ukulele JJ: Medley
    Ukulele JJ: Take On Me
    Ukulele JJ: In a Big Country
    Ukulele JJ: Cars

    CulpRJ: 80's Medley
    CulpRJ: Good Thing
    CulpRJ: I Want to Break Free

    russbuss415 (russ_buss): Broken Wings
    russbuss415 (russ_buss): Anything, Anything

    redhoodiepurpleuke: Mistify

    benmealer: Punk Rock Girl
    benmealer: Skid Row cover

    theBradlands (Bradlands): Hold Me Now

    ukemike: It's the End of The World As We Know It

    lisaxy424 & dorkatron20: Smooth Operator

    krabbers: Drive

    beeejums: 99 Red Balloons
    beeejums: Mario Bros.

    eerteep: Hungry Heart
    eerteep: Word Up
    eerteep: I Got You
    eerteep: Hungry Like the Wolf
    eerteep: White Wedding
    eerteep: Mexican Radio
    eerteep: Pale Shelter
    eerteep: Still Rock n Roll to Me
    eerteep: Faith
    eerteep: Red Red Wine
    eerteep: The Killing Moon
    eerteep: Don't Worry Be Happy

    The Be Arthurs: Holding Out for a Hero mash up w/ Sunglasses at Night

    SamWise: Frantic Situation
    SamWise: Captain of Her Heart
    SamWise: Elephant Stone

    jmiclovesyou (jmic): Kiss
    jmiclovesyou (jmic): Beat It

    casetone2514: Road To Nowhere
    casetone2514: Start!!!
    casetone2514: Das Modell
    casetone2514: Walking on Sunshine

    ukuleighties: Material Girl
    ukuleighties: Tainted Love
    ukuleighties: Shake the Disease

    artworkslive: Tainted Love Commercial

    lisaxy424: Total Eclipse of the Heart
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    80's... AWESOME!

    question, if its a song like, say, Just a Gigaloo (David Lee Roth), but was a cover from a previous era (I think that was composed by Mozart originally) is it still considered an 80's song?

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    I'll have to see if George Thorogood was active in the 80s...

    If not, I'll find something else.
    My ukes:
    Ohana TK-20 solid mahogany tenor "Tomo"
    Kala KA-BE solid mahogany baritone "Nagi"
    Mainland classic mahogany concert "Ayumu"

    My Youtube channel (no uke stuff yet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldinCoffee View Post
    80's... AWESOME!

    question, if its a song like, say, Just a Gigaloo (David Lee Roth), but was a cover from a previous era (I think that was composed by Mozart originally) is it still considered an 80's song?
    I'd accept it.

    Mozart...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Google View Post
    I'll have to see if George Thorogood was active in the 80s...

    If not, I'll find something else.
    I think he was bad to the bone then...
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    I feel some Adam Ant coming on.

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    ahhhhh this sounds like fun!
    i'm gunna try 'take on me'..lol
    whoo hoo high pitch screeching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKISOCIETY View Post
    I think he was bad to the bone then...
    I'm sure he performed "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" at least once in the '80s, right? How about I give that a shot?

    It might be interesting playing this sober.

    You know, on second thought, this song would be an immensely bad idea. Back to the drawing board with me.
    Last edited by Captain Google; 02-03-2009 at 09:20 AM.
    My ukes:
    Ohana TK-20 solid mahogany tenor "Tomo"
    Kala KA-BE solid mahogany baritone "Nagi"
    Mainland classic mahogany concert "Ayumu"

    My Youtube channel (no uke stuff yet)

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    Just to clarify, songs written before the '80's are okay - only if they were covered by a group in the 1980's. "Boy from NYC" was covered by Manhattan Tranfer in the 80's, for example. Boy, somebody could do THAT one!
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    It just occurred to me that my camera and microphone both suck.

    I need to get to wal-mart or something soon...
    My ukes:
    Ohana TK-20 solid mahogany tenor "Tomo"
    Kala KA-BE solid mahogany baritone "Nagi"
    Mainland classic mahogany concert "Ayumu"

    My Youtube channel (no uke stuff yet)

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