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August 11 2017

The best fake '80s songs on television. ā€œIā€™m just worried this whole session is going to turn into a training montage from an ā€™80s movie.ā€

Never felt the song itself felt from the 80s and i grew up during that decade.
The song wasn't 80s, and the scene wasn't a montage. So yeah, there was a joke about an 80s style montage, but the song wasn't one.

A lot of this list is a stretch. In 1991 The Simpsons did a parody of the Cheers theme, which was still on the air at that time. They clearly weren't thinking, "let's make something that sounds like the 80s," when they did that.
Flawed list, read like something attempting to grab some clicks.
I doubt Joss would have included that line as a throw-away thing. The song has big, 80s-style power chords and over-the-top chorus. And while it may not be a 'montage' in the traditional sense, it does feature slow motion movements and quick editing to make it appear training montage-esque.

If it doesn't sound exactly like an 80s hit, that's more on Joss and the orchestrator. I think the intent was pretty clear, personally.
I;ve seen some weak barely related click bait lists in my day but this one is pretty awful.
It wasnt a throw away line, it was a good joke. That was not an 80 montage, and not really a particulrly 80 song. If that is what Joss wanted, he failed. IMHO, of course.
I don't think it's supposed to be 80s at all.
Not going to tell people what they should or shouldn't think, so if it doesn't sound '80s' enough to some folks, that is a valid opinion. I'm definitely not the only one who believes the contrary, however:

http://www.avclub.com/article/not-even-80s-training-montage-can-help-giles-slay--227707

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