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[Musical Monday] Back to the Eighties

This weekend I watched a very strange medley of film: two James Bond films (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever), a hard-hitting drama (Hard Candy) and a comedy (Yes Man). It is the latter from which I take inspiration for this week’s Musical Monday post.

Yes Man (2008) stars Jim Carrey as Carl Allen, a ‘no man’ who enrolls into a personal development program. All he has to do is open himself to possibilites and say yes to everything. Though not quite classic Carrey, it is an enjoyable film that is perfectly suited to watching at home with your friends.

As I’ve said before, I love listening to 1980s music when I’m out driving in my car. So, what could be better for a Monday morning than the fantastic 1983 hit ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’ that is Carl’s ringtone in Yes Man? It is also, if I remember correctly, the first song that plays when Sam Flynn cranks the power up and turns everything back on in Flynn’s Arcade in TRON: Legacy. Enjoy!