My Throwback 80s Music
This is a soundtrack of some of the music that I loved from the 1980s.
Kids in America by Kim Wilde
Because I was a I kid when this song was released. In fact I was the same age as one of my nieces. I may be old but I’m still a kid at heart.
Only in my Dreams by Debbie Gibson
Yes I admit it. Debbie was one of my guilty pleasures. And I admit that I even had those weird hairdos.
I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany
Yes, another guilty pleasure. Hey, I was just a young teen at the time ok. I obviously didn’t know what great music was back then.
Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles
I’m still a fan. Come on, you know you want to whistle along to this.
West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys
Heard this song today on the radio and it inspired this list.
Like a Prayer by Madonna
My cassette tape got worn out from the amount of times I played this song!
Bad Reputation by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
I did like Joan Jett, but my sisters were bigger fans.
Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
I wouldn’t have heard this song if it wasn’t for my sisters, although we listened to it more in the 90s.
One Way or Another by Blondie
Blondie was big in my family. This song is one that I liked listening to more.
Spam by Weird Al
I did watch those Weird Ale videos on MTV despite not being much of a fan. His videos and most of his remake songs were funny IMO.
It’s the End of the World by R.E.M.
I became a fan because of this song.
Because of the Movie
Drew and Tranquil Dreams hosted an 80s movie Blogathon in February. I rewatched Pretty in Pink for that and added a bunch of songs and their videos at the end because the 1980s movie was nothing without an awesome soundtrack IMO. Here’s some more songs from the 1980s with movies that were either also in the 80s or those early 1990s flicks.
Blaze of Glory by Jon Bon Jovi
I already was a fan of Bon Jovi, but this song is a favorite because of the movie Young Guns 2.
The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough by Cyndi Lauper
I was already dressing up like Madonna and Cyndi before the movie, The Goonies was released.
You Could Be Mine by Guns n’ Roses
My sisters were fans of this band (along with New Kids on the Block). I made fun of them and called the band “Guns n’ Poses” and boy did my sisters hate that. lol
I like this song only because of the movie Terminator 2.
Invincible by Pat Benatar
My sisters and I are fans of Pat Benatar. This is another song that I like because of the movie. This is the theme song for the 1985 movie The Legend of Billie Jean. Although I do like Love is a Battlefield and Hit Me With Your Best Shot.
Oh and this movie also happens to star the brother and sister actors, Helen and Christian Slater.
My Sharona by The Knacks
Ok to be honest I didn’t really know this song until the movie Reality Bites. I loved that movie and it’s still a favorite. I was already a fan of Winona Ryder. And after seeing this movie I became a fan of Ethan Hawk, Janeane Garofalo and the band The Violent Femmes.