I recently had the pleasure of watching Sing Street, a movie that follows the creative pursuits of struggling teenager Conor as he starts a band to impress a girl. Anyone been there?! While I’m not one to regularly watch musicals, I love, love, love movies about resourceful kids who do amazing things despite their difficult circumstances. Combine that element with an ’80s setting, and things really start to get good. By the first musical performance, I was all in! Today Mirror80 is partnering with Anchor Bay Entertainment to offer one lucky winner a copy of Sing Street on DVD, plus a $100 Sephora gift card (so you can add some ’80s flair to your makeup bag)! Keep reading for details on how to enter the giveaway…
Sing Street is now on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD & On Demand. This feel-good, coming of age story written and directed by John Carney (Once, Begin Again) features the ultimate soundtrack of the ’80s. In fact, Carney was the bassist of Irish band The Frames in the early ’90s. Who better to oversee a movie about a group of lads starting a band in Dublin?!
The film has an amazing look, from the interiors (authentic and real, like the home in the video for “Our House” by Madness) to the fabulous fashion. And let’s not forget the makeup! At the top of the post, we see a photo of Lucy Boynton, who plays Raphina in the film. Scroll down for a series of stills that celebrate the movie’s various takes on ’80s fashion, including the way the band changes up their style as they’re influenced by different bands of the 1980s:
As you watch Sing Street, you get to hear plenty of original music from the ’80s, including tracks from Duran Duran, The Cure and Hall & Oates. In fact, one of my favorite scenes involves lead character Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) and his family watching and commenting on Duran Duran’s 1982 video for “Rio”. But you also get to witness how these songs influence Conor and the band as they create their own music. Check out the trailer for Sing Street:[youtube id=”wDKyK6zGkSc” align=”center” maxwidth=”700″]
And here’s my favorite musical number…so. much. fun![youtube id=”S8VtbULzJTU” align=”center” maxwidth=”700″]
Find out where you can purchase your copy of Sing Street on Go Watch It! Not to mention, you just might be the giveaway’s lucky winner…
How to enter the giveaway:
******************THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*******************
As mentioned, one winner will receive a DVD of Sing Street, as well as a $100 gift card from Sephora. So you can perfect your ’80s makeup skills (or treat someone you care about)! Since Sing Street celebrates ’80s music in all of its glory, we want to hear from you about your favorite tracks! PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO U.S. MAILING ADDRESSES ONLY.
Enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of the post. In the comment, tell us your favorite song by Duran Duran, The Cure or Hall & Oates. Please enter only once, and make sure you include your current email address in the comment form so I can contact you if you’re the winner!
The lucky winner will be chosen randomly on Monday, September 5th. Best of luck! We’re all rooting for you…
*This post and giveaway were created in partnership with Anchor Bay Entertainment. All opinions are my own.
Kris Wallace says
Duran Duran’s “A View To A Kill” is my favorite song by a great band. Brutally precise production, gentle and powerful at the same time, it broke the mold (and the mould lol) of Bond songs and was sleek, sharp and exciting. The lyrics “The first crystal tears fall as snowflakes on your body. First time in years, to drench your skin with lover’s rosy stain” just exemplify the often under-appreciated quality of the band’s material.
Tracy French says
My favorite Cure song is “Just Like Heaven”. The Cure is a great band with many amazing songs to choose from but this is my favorite because of it’s dreamy, romantic qualities. This song has been redone by so many artists who have all done nice jobs, but none have captured that original magical quality that The Cure put into it.
Taylor Rae Hillestad says
My favorite song by Hall & Oates is surprisingly one led by John Oates. It’s called “Possession Obsession.” More of a deep cut from H&O’s 1984 “Big Bam Boom” album. It’s a desirable smooth & dreamy “night drive” song. People sometimes forget John Oates has a fantastic voice himself! Perfect to play when driving into the city. The music video has John Oates as a cab driver in NYC, and shows glimpses of a night out in town along with the yuppy culture of the 1980s. All around, just a nostalgic song always so dear to me. I’m always in the mood for it. <3
Caroline G says
Duran Duran’s “American Science” has got to be my favorite tune of theirs. Such a great, funky jam that makes you want to dance!
David Zakrzewski says
How ever do I choose just one? Duran Duran’s “New Religion” and “Save a Prayer” rank as my earlier faves! Just the right blend of mid-tempo, synth, lyric, and atmosphere!
I like “What are the chances: from duran Duran
DD’s “New Moon on Monday” fer sure.
Carmen Escamilla says
Method of modern love by Hall & Oates 🙂
Danielle M Ruiz says
I love Hall and Oates “I can’t go for that (No can do),” it has such a funky bassy beginning with a twinkly background sound. It will always remind me of a hot lazy summer afternoon.
Hmmm, well my favorite Duran Duran song is The Reflex, my favorite Cure song is probably A Night Like This, and my favorite Hall & Oates song is probably Out Of Touch.
Joseph Ewaskiewicz says
Too many to filter into a few songs.
Duran Duran – Hold Back The Rain
The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You?
Hall and Oates – Family Man
Daniel Archer says
The Chauffeur by Duran Duran
A Forest by The Cure
I Can’t Go for That by Hall and Oates
But I live in France. Bummer. Maybe you can consider opening up your next contest to readers in Europe? ?
Rachel W says
My pick is “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” by Hall & Oates. The most memorable step aerobics sessions I experienced had that song playing in the background ;D !!!!
100% it’s the cure – lovesong
I love duran duran! They have so many great songs that I love working out to! Hungry Like the Wolf is my go to song for running 🙂
Joan Kubes says
Hall & Oates Method of Modern Love
My favorite song by the Cure has to be Let’s go to Bed! It’s unlike anything else, in my opinion. I was lucky enough to see them live this summer – was a totally amazing experience!
My favorite song by the cure is Love Song! I could listen to it all day!
My fave is “Maneater” by Hall and Oates!
“Catch” by The Cure
If I have to narrow it down that much it would have to be that one…
Duran Duran’s cover of “Watching the Detectives”. “Maneater” is fab too though.
Stefanie G says
my favorite Cure song is defiitely A Night Like This!
Tough to pick! But I’m gonna go with:
The Cure – Just Like Heaven
Planet Earth is my favorite song from Duran Duran!
“Hungry Like the Wolf” has always been a favorite. I was born in ’84 so I don’t honestly remember these groups in 80s, but there were always a few Duran Duran songs on rotation on various local radio stations in the 90s, and “Hungry” always the one that stuck with me.