I have very eclectic taste in music. This week I was all about the 80s. While putting together an 80s playlist, I decided that my 10 on the 10th post would be ten of my favorite 80s songs. These are in no particular order, and just so you know, this isn't an all time favorite list. I have dozens if not hundreds of favorite 80s songs!
Ten of My Favorite 80s Songs
1. Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
I love this song, but I love this explanatory flow chart more. Click the graphic to enlarge it.
2. Hard Habit to Break by Chicago
I actually wore my Chicago 17 cassette tape out and had to buy a new one in college. It's long gone now though so I bought it on iTunes last fall. It still gets lots of play when I'm feeling nostalgic.
3. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
The only MJ album I have is the one that has this song on it.
4. Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer
How many of you see the music video in your head when you hear this song? Racy.
5. Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel
I've been told this is not a nice song, but that doesn't make me love it any less.
6. Livin' On a Prayer by Bon Jovi
Remember back in November when Sarah bought a Bon Jovi t-shirt at the St. Louis Hard Rock Cafe? Well, a few weeks ago in church I looked over and noticed that Sarah had taken off her hoodie and was sporting the Bon Jovi t-shirt. I was horrified. Our church is very casual, but Bon Jovi? In church? Really? What kind of mother lets her daughter wear a Bon Jovi shirt to church? One that is obviously livin' on a prayer.
7. Footloose (from the movie soundtrack)
This is another song/cassette that I completely wore out. I don't have the album any longer, but I get really excited when I hear one of the songs come on the radio and I turn it up (loud) and sing (louder). My kids are horrified when I do this. They've perfected the rolling of the eyes.
8. Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics
Who are *you* to dis-a-gree?
9. Manic Monday by The Bangles
I find myself singing this on a lot of Monday mornings. Old habits die hard.
10. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham!
It's a totally stupid song, but nothing brings back my memories of MacArthur Jr High school faster than this song.
Seriously, I could keep listing 80s song after 80s song. I heard When Doves Cry by Prince the other day and found myself singing every word, while thinking it would be much more appropriate to be singing it while wearing a raspberry beret and driving a little red corvette in the purple rain. (Thanks for indulging me with that).
Ironically, while typing this post my husband has his 70s music cranked up. (Le Freak by Chic is playing right now!) But he's cleaning up the breakfast dishes so I'll let the 70s stuff fly. (I MUCH prefer the tunes of the 80s to the 70s).
One more thing: My parents were super strict about the music I listened to growing up. I had to sneak my non-Christian music into the house/car. Madonna tapes were usually labeled "Russ Taff" or "DeGarmo and Key". But they sometimes disappeared so I think my mom might have been on to me. [Sorry, mom. Love you!]
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