Neon Trees 1983

Did you know that the #1 Alternative Rock Band Neon Trees has just released their new single, 1983?

The number one hit single, Animal, has left Neon Trees fans singing, “oh, oh, I want some more”. Finally, Neon Trees has responded, with the release of their new single 1983, and all I can say is “here we go again”. We have been taunted via Twitter and the Neon Trees Facebook fan page with facts about 1983 in anticipation of the second single to be released from the Habits album.

This has posed the question, "where were you in 1983"?

Neon Trees 1983

1983 Is Calling
1983 Is Calling

Let's go back to 1983 Neon Trees

Did you know that in 1983 the Original Nintendo game console was released?

Did you know that in 1983 Madonna released her first album?

Did you know that in 1983 the US Space Shuttle Challenger was launched on its maiden flight?

Did you know that in 1983 Swatch introduced their first watches?

Did you know that in 1983 the final Episode of M*A*S*H* was aired?

Did you know that in 1983 Ronald Reagan was president of the United States?

Did you know that in 1983 the Tokyo Disneyland opened for the first time?

Neon Trees 1983 Teaser

Are you ready to go back to 1983?

Neon Trees is an Alternative/Pop band made up of Tyler Glenn the lead vocal, Chris Allen on the guitar, Elaine Doty the hot female drummer, and Branden Campbell bringing up the bass. Together they have managed to break records topping the charts with their rock music sound, with a pop twist, that you just can’t get out of your head. Now with the release of 1983, Neon Trees simply wants to know, “Are you ready to go back?”

1983 is Calling...Neon Trees

Did you know that in 1983 the first mobile phones were introduced to the public by the Motorola Company?

Did you know that in 1983 Microsoft Word was first released?

Did you know that in 1983 Rick Springfield hit the top of the charts with “Affair of the Heart”?

Did you know that in 1983 the A-Team made its debut?

Did you know that in 1983 Bjorn Borg retired from tennis after winning five consecutive Wimbledon championships?

Did you know that in 1983 Michael Jackson’s song “Beat It" was number 1 on the Billboard music charts?

Did you know that in 1983 Yuri Andropov was president of the USSR?

Let's go back to 1983.

Rockin' the 80's style in 2010, Neon Trees.
Rockin' the 80's style in 2010, Neon Trees.

"Make me young again" Neon Trees

The 1983 video, a mashup of the Tom Hanks movie Big, starts out with Tyler Glenn at a deserted carnival as an older man approaching a magic wish machine with the request, “Make me young again.” Just opposite of the child that appears in the adult body of Tom Hanks, Glenn goes back in time to 1983. The carnival comes to life, as Neon Trees performs 1983 wearing the typical fashions of the 80's. In case you were wondering, yes, that is Corey Feldman who makes his appearance in the video.

Glenn describes the single, 1983, as the sound of “the New York Dolls, meets the Pretenders, meets Katy Perry.

Neon Trees 1983

Neon Trees 1983 is Calling

I am on my knees and crawling... Neon Trees 1983

Did you know that in 1983 Peter Jennings hosted his first solo broadcast of ABC’s World News Tonight?

Did you know that in 1983 the Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigned?

Did you know that in 1983 Martin Luther King Day became a National holiday?

Did you know that in 1983 the AT&T Bell System was broken up by the United States Government?

Did you know that in 1983 the favorite popcorn flavors were Pina Colada, Grape and Strawberry?

Did you know that in 1983 Karen Carpenter died tragically?

Neon Trees- 1983 is calling...

Do you want to go back to 1983?
Do you want to go back to 1983?

Neon Trees 1983 Lyrics

I've been here looking dynamite
Alone against the wall
Girls like you give it all so cold
Talking cheap in a bathroom stall

And look so smooth, you better tell me the truth
Would you trade me out for someone cool?
I know you better than you do
So put out your cigarette and kiss me on the lips tonight

Me and you, you and me
Let's go back, let's go back. 1983 is calling
I've been on my knees and crawling
Back to you, it's coming all back to me, 1983

I've got something that I've kept inside
And the blood is on the blade
You're there sucking on a lollipop
Like you haven't aged a day

And it ain't so pretty when you're playing cute
When you body's up against some fool
Does he feel it?
'Cause I feel it

Me and you, you and me
Let's go back, let's go back, 1983 is calling
I've been on my knees and crawling
Back to you, it's coming all back to me, 1983

The year I was born I won't be ignored
So get your feet on the floor
I'm the only one, are you afraid?
I still make you move

Me and you, you and me
Let's go back to 1983
Me and you, you and me
Let's go back to 1983

Me and you, you and me
Let's go back, let's go back, 1983 is calling
I've been on my knees and crawling
Back to you, it's coming all back to me, 1983

 

Neon Trees

Branden Campbell, Tyler Glenn, Elaine Doty, Chris Allen
Branden Campbell, Tyler Glenn, Elaine Doty, Chris Allen

Neon Trees Live on KROQ singing 1983

Neon Trees Habits

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donnaleemason 6 years ago from North Dakota, USA

Thanks for the memories.


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In The Doghouse 6 years ago from California Author

@donnaleemason- Do you want to go back to 1983?


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

They look and sound a great group. I have heard of them but I must admit I not anymore so up-to-date anymore.


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In The Doghouse 6 years ago from California Author

Hello, hello- Neon Trees is a local group from my area of town. I know these kids and they deserve the success they are gaining in the US. I love the sound of both Animal, and now, 1983, their two hit singles so far from the Habits album.


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Trinsick 6 years ago from Cali

Hey '83 same year I was born, great stuff.


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wannabwestern 6 years ago from The Land of Tractors

What a fun hub and song. A lot of things happened in 1983. It was the year my family moved back to the States after almost four years in England, so everything that happened that year had a surreal quality and left an imprint on my mind.

This looks like a talented band and I wish them success!


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danielgreen 6 years ago

A lot happened in 1983!! Good band, too.


iker 6 years ago

haha 1983 was the year tyler glenn was born... so that's mainly the idea.


Scott 5 years ago

Glad I found this webpage! I'm a die-hard 80's fan and I may have just become Neon Trees newest fan:) Funny, it looks like Tyler might have taken his hair idea from the lead singer from A Flock of Seagulls:)

Good stuff


rodrigo 5 years ago

woow i just can't get enought of black eyed peas and neon trees so good that i want meet them specialy eleine


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jschach 4 years ago

The video is so fun! Loved all the 1983 facts. Gotta love random trivia.

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