Class of ’88: Music we grew up with

In honor of my upcoming 30 year high school reunion next weekend I have made a playlist of some of my favorite songs from the ’80’s (in no particular order). My 13 year old son told me not too long ago that I grew up in “the best time ever” and when I asked him why, he said because the music then was so amazing. I love that he loves listening to old stuff as much as current R&B and rap but I really cannot stand it when he gets that Jitterbug, wake me up before you go-go song in my head by singing it to me. Grrrrrr.

NOTE: Each song is linked to youtube so you can click on it to hear it and in many cases watch the video as well.

A shout out to my friend Jon Frankel who loves music and requested songs from our class. Hope these don’t disappoint. 

  1. Kyrie by Mr. Mister
  2. Boys Don’t Cry by The Cure
  3. Our Lips are Sealed by the Go-Go’s
  4. Radio Free Europe by R.E.M
  5. Blister In the Sun by Violent Femmes
  6. Venus by Bananrama
  7. Don’t Stop Believing by Journey
  8. Always Something There to Remind Me by Naked Eyes
  9. Freeze-Frame by The J. Geils Band
  10. I Feel for You by Chaka Khan
  11. 99 Luftballons by Nena
  12. Your Love by The Outfield
  13. Voices Carry by ‘Til Tuesday
  14. The Ghost In You by The Psychedelic Furs
  15. The Lovecats by The Cure
  16. Blue Monday by New Order
  17. And She Was by Talking Heads
  18. Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol
  19. Take On Me by Aha
  20. The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
  21. Africa by Toto
  22. Maneater by Hall & Oats
  23. Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard
  24. Come On Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  25. Working for the Weekend by Loverboy

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