1985 (Jive, 2004)
1985 is a 2004 song originally written and recorded by SR-71. It was covered by American rock band Bowling for Soup, whose version reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was featured on the band’s album A Hangover You Don’t Deserve. According to SR-71’s website, Bowling for Soup’s Jaret Reddick (a friend of SR-71) heard the song (from the group’s album Here We Go Again) and asked for and received permission to record a cover version. However, according to Bowling for Soup’s website, it was Allan that called Reddick to suggest the possible cover. Either way, it was Bowling for Soup’s version, with slightly reworked lyrics from the original, that has become familiar to most United States radio listeners and appeared on the charts. 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.