Under Pressure & Every Breath You Take are two of my most played songs from this list! Hearing them instantly brings me back to my childhood! My family are HUGE Queen fans so I grow up hearing their songs on repeat. I’m also a huge David Bowie fan! If you’re in Chicago, there’s an AMAZING David Bowie exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art that’s well worth the $25 admission!
Even though Like A Virgin was super popular in the 80’s, my mom’s all time favorite Madonna song is Like A Prayer so I heard it all the time growing up! I’ve always been a big Madonna fan. I love how she can reinvent herself to stay relevant with the current generation! Kudos, Madonna!
I’m a HUGE Girls Just Wanna Have Fun fan (who isn’t?) but I chose Time After Time because that’s the Cyndi Lauper song I most remember jamming to as a kid (maybe because it played in so many films and TV shows!)
It couldn’t be an 80’s playlist without I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)! I was obsessed with this song (and Whitney Houston) as a kid! Push It & Walk This Way really sum up all the new kinds of music the 80’s brought! I watched the Walk This Way music video the other day and it made me smile! I love when two genre’s collide to make a unique and clever new sound!
As a Friends lover and U2 fan, I couldn’t in good conscience leave With or Without You off this list! Every time I hear this song (even to this day) I instantly think of Ross and Rachel!