{31 Days of Playlists} Day 16…Video Killed The Radio Star (And Mullets, Rubik Cubes & Cassette Tapes)


In light of the events of yesterday’s election, I thought it would be nice to post a fun and nostalgic playlist today.  Whether you are celebrating or mourning the election results, surely you can enjoy a lovely spot of music guaranteed to bring to mind side ponytails, leg warmers, hairsprayed-into-oblivion-bangs, and actual cassette mixtapes! 

It was a bit daunting to create an 80’s playlist, given there were so many fun and classic tunes to choose from.  (I don’t think I’ve seen so many collections of music begin with the words “ultimate” since researching this playlist!)  While it would have been easy to list 50 or even 100 tunes, I thought I’d make this list a little smaller and more accessible.  I hope you find some of your favorites–and, like, have a totally tubular time!

(Kindly remember to scroll down to the songlist below if you cannot see the Grooveshark player on your smartphone or ipad.)

 31 Days of Playlists – Jammin’ to the 80’s

1.   Cruel Summer – Bananarama

2.   Good Enough – Cyndi Lauper

3.   Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & the Waves

4.   Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These) – Eurythmics

5.   Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds

6.   Broken Wings – Mr. Mister

7.   Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears

8.   Sister Christian – Night Ranger

9.   Footloose – Kenny Loggins

10. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

11.  You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates

12.  We Got the Beat – The Go-Go’s

13.  She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby

14.  If You Leave – OMD

15.  Flashdance – Irene Cara

16.  Don’t Stop Believein’ – Journey

17.  Melt With You – Modern English

18.  Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police

19.  Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship

20.  Love Is A Battlefield – Pat Benatar

21.  Take On Me – A-Ha

22.  Maniac – Michael Sembello

23.  Roxanne – The Police

24.  Conga – Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine

25.  Love Shack – B-52’s

26.  Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

27.  Push-It – Salt-N-Pepa

28.  Let’s Dance – David Bowie

29.  Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners

30.  Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung

What are some of your favorite 80’s tunes?




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