It's no secret that I am one of the biggest fans of 80s music in Charleston. When you grow up in the decade of decadence like I did, it's sort of hard NOT to be. Having gotten my start as a DJ on several Charleston radio stations, I had the opportunity to dust off all those classic hits from the 80s on air during the major 80s nostalgia period we experienced back in the early 2000s. These types of "nostalgia" periods seem to occur once every decade. Around the early 2010s, we saw a resurgence in the interest of all things 90s, and as we approach 2020, there will be an interest in nostalgia dating back to the early 2000s. Even though that the 80s Nostalgia period has sort of passed, the memories of the 80s are continuing to live on through our love of the incredible music that was created during such a happy and party-filled decade. While the bulk of my energies will continue to be one of the best Charleston wedding DJs, I wanted to begin a push to branch out and begin offering these 80s parties and nostalgia events at select venues in and around the Charleston, SC area. Having an 80s nostalgia night can add another fun dimension into your monthly entertainment. Pull out those parachute pants and get a little extra Aqua Net hair spray, here are 5 reasons why you need to have an 80s party in Charleston right now.
Reason #1 | The Music: 80s Girl Power | Ladies Night
Hosting an 80s themed party or nostalgia event can be incredibly fun and entertaining. The decade of the 80s was ALL about the music. If you are seeking an angle for your monthly 80s nostalgia event, you might consider a Totally 80s Ladies Night. Maybe you are just starting a Ladies night and want to do something special? From Madonna to Cyndi Lauper to Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson, the 80s had a ton of female talent and those artists would provide the perfect soundtrack for a Girls Night Out on the town. Start calling ALL your girlfriends NOW and make plans for your 80s Girls Night Out.
Reason #2: The Music: Those Hair Bands
One of the most fun places to live during the 80s would have been the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Beginning in the early 80s with bands like Motley Crue and Poison, the glam metal scene was alive and well and continued to gain popularity even as the 80s ended. This genre of music during the 80s promoted one thing: PARTYING. Oh yes! For these bands it was a 24 hour "decadent" non-stop party day in and day out. If you are interested in having an 80s nostalgia event or private party, I'll be sure to throw in some of the fun party music from the biggest glam metal bands.
Reason #3: Cool One-Hit Wonders Make For A Fun 80s Party
The 80s were a decade full of one-hit wonders that when you hear them are pretty much guaranteed to put you in a great mood. From Men Without Hats "The Safety Dance", to "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell, you cannot help but get a smile on your face. Down below are some more One Hit Wonders that are sure to make for a great time during your 80s party.
"Forget Me Nots" | Patrice Rushen
"Party All The Time" | Eddie Murphy
"Tenderness" | General Public
"What's On Your Mind" | Information Society
"Heart & Soul" | TPau
"The Rain" | Oran Juice Jones
"Your Love" | The Outfield
"I Can't Wait" | Nu Shooz
Reason #4: The Music: Because You Love 80s Hip Hop & Rap Artists
If it's got to be an 80s party, you've got to kick it with some old school 80s hip hop and rap. Whether it's going back to the start of the decade with "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang or you'd like to "Push It" with Salt & Pepa, throwing in some of this old school hip hop and rap into the mix is another way to celebrate one of the best decades in music. Do you remember when Run DMC collaborated with Aerosmith for "Walk This Way"? You couldn't turn on MTV in the mid - late 80s without seeing Run DMC, and then there were the Beastie Boys with "Fight For Your Right". The 80s were filled with so many different artists and genres that when you throw them all together, you are going to have one TOTALLY awesome party.
Reason #5: The Fashion & The Hair
When you combine the great music of the 80s with 80s clothing, you make for an even more fun and unforgettable party. As you begin to put together the plans for your 80s nostalgia event, encourage your guests to dress like it was the 80s. Be sure to find some acid-washed jeans and denim jackets, as well as some leg warmers, jelly bracelets, and parachute pants. And don't forget the jelly bracelets and other assorted neon clothing.
An 80s Party / Event Can Easily Be A Part Of Your Monthly Fun
Well, what are you waiting for? The music. The movies. The fashion. All of this and more can create an incredible night of fun for you and your guests. If you are interested in having an 80s party / night at your Charleston establishment, please click over to my Contact Form, by clicking HERE.
The Alternative: The Best Mix Of 80s For Sunday Brunch
I almost forgot to mention. For the purpose of playing these 80s parties and brunches around Charleston, Michael Chase is my alter ego. Michael Chase was a name I used at one time while on the radio. If you are interested in booking Michael Chase, please click back over to the Mike Bills Entertainment website. https://www.djmikebills.com
An 80s brunch on Saturdays or Sundays can also be the perfect way to unwind on a Charleston weekend. Be sure to take a listen to the promo down below for a sampling for an 80s Brunch full of Extended 12 Inch Remixes.
These 80s Parties And Nostalgia Events around Charleston are an extension of Mike Bills Entertainment, one of the best Charleston wedding DJs. Be sure to check out my reviews online at Weddingwire.com and Google when searching for a great DJ for your private events. The possibilities are endless when it comes to planning your 80s party. Schedule a consultation today with me to begin mapping out your vision for your killer 80s party or brunch in Charleston.
Sample 80s Playlist
Here's a sample 80s playlist to get you in the mood and thinking about your 80s party in Charleston.
"Billie Jean" | Michael Jackson
"Walk Like An Egyptian" | The Bangles
"Here I Go Again" | Whitesnake
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" | Wham
"Come On Eileen" | Dexy's Midnight Runners
"Push It" | Salt & Pepa