1984 really kicked things up in high gear… Enjoy!
I dare you to crank these next ones up and sing them out loud! 😉
For all my ‘Murican buddies:
Weird one with lots of double meanings but good!
GEICO commercial? No! It’s a song from Rockwell! hehehe…
If you thought that it sounded Michael Jackson-esque you are not too far off! He did back vocals in this song.
Here’s the very best from Twisted Sister!
(you can skip to 1:27 for the song but… please don’t!)
Here’s a bit of a follow up with the extended intro version (skip to 2:50 for the song but again, don’t!):
Nothing but awesomeness yet again from our boys, ZZ Top:
From the mid eighties, movies gave us awesome unforgettable soundtracks, like these next two ones!
…and for younglings who thought that Axel F was done by Crazy Frog then SHAME ON YOU! Screw that retarded frog! Respect the original duuuude!
Too bad that the original video clip is no longer available on YouTube…
Speaking of Ghostbusters, did you know that Huey Lewis was originally supposed to make the song but turned it down? There was some controversy that Ray Parker Jr had sampled Huey Lewis’ track “I Want a New Drug” to make the “Ghostbusters” theme song. You be the judge:
Say what you want but the Pet Shop Boys just had a sound to them…
I know some would kill me if I didn’t include at least one song from Elton John in my ’80s collection…
Kenny Loggins seemed bent to make songs for movies, ‘eh?
WARNING: If you genuinely enjoy this next one you may be high! 😉
I know that I haven’t put much slow / love songs so far, not that the ’80s didn’t have plenty of good ones… here’s one that you couldn’t have missed in that year.
Many more recent movies use ’80s music to set a memorable mood, like in Zoolander (2001) where the younger of you might have first heard this song:
The song starts at 1:12 in this next one: