1985 (SR-71 song)

Summary

"1985"
Song by SR-71
from the album Here We Go Again
ReleasedMay 21, 2004
Recorded2003
Genre
Length3:41
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Mitch Allan

"1985" is a 2004 song that was written and recorded by SR-71. It was also covered by American rock band Bowling for Soup, whose version reached number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was featured on the band's album A Hangover You Don't Deserve.[1]

Content

The song is about a middle-aged woman who is stuck in the 1980s due to being in denial that her life is zooming by so fast and the fact that she never got to live out her ideal life before settling down and starting a family.

Bowling for Soup version

"1985"
1985 - Bowling For Soup.jpg
Single by Bowling for Soup
from the album A Hangover You Don't Deserve
B-side"Make It Up to You"
ReleasedJuly 26, 2004 (2004-07-26)
StudioRed Ruby Productions (Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.)
Length3:13
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Butch Walker
Bowling for Soup singles chronology
"Here We Go"
(2004)
"1985"
(2004)
"Almost"
(2005)

According to SR-71's website, Bowling for Soup's Jaret Reddick heard the song (from the group's album Here We Go Again) and asked for and received permission to record a cover version.[2] However, according to Bowling for Soup's website, it was Allan that called Reddick to suggest the possible cover.[3]

Track listings

Charts

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 22
Canada CHR/Pop Top 30 (Radio & Records)[10] 8
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 36
Scotland (OCC)[12] 35
UK Singles (OCC)[13] 35
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 23
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 10

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States July 26, 2004 (2004-07-26) Contemporary hit radio [18]
Australia September 20, 2004 (2004-09-20) Digital EP Zomba [8]
United Kingdom [19]
Australia September 27, 2004 (2004-09-27) Digital download [5]
United Kingdom [20]
October 4, 2004 (2004-10-04) CD [21]

Parodies

Cover versions

The Bowling for Soup version has been covered by Richard Thompson on the live album 1000 Years of Popular Music.

References

  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. September 18, 2004. p. 72. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ [1] Archived July 27, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "JARED NEWSFLASH! 1985 IS HERE!". bowlingforsoup.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  4. ^ 1985 (UK CD1 liner notes). Bowling for Soup. FFROE Records, Jive Records, Zomba Group of Companies, Silvertone Records. 2004. 82876-64765-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ a b "1985 – Single". Apple Music. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  6. ^ 1985 (UK CD2 liner notes). Bowling for Soup. FFROE Records, Jive Records, Zomba Group of Companies, Silvertone Records. 2004. 82876-64747-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ 1985 (UK 7-inch single sleeve). Bowling for Soup. FFROE Records, Jive Records, Zomba Group of Companies, Silvertone Records. 2004. 82876-64765-7.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ a b "1985 – EP". Apple Music. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  9. ^ "Bowling for Soup – 1985". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  10. ^ "R&R Canada CHR/Pop Top 30" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1579. October 29, 2004. p. 24. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – 1985". Irish Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "Bowling for Soup Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Bowling for Soup Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Bowling for Soup Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "British single certifications – Bowling for Soup – 1985". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  18. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1565. July 23, 2004. p. 21. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  19. ^ "1985 – EP". Apple Music. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  20. ^ "1985 – Single". Apple Music. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  21. ^ "New Releases: Singles". Music Week. October 2, 2004. p. 33.