Geez - I don't even know where to start here... While I was born in 1981, I still have LOTS of music memories and songs that I'd still, to this day, jam out to! Debbie Gibson, Madonna, Rick Astley, Tiffany, Cyndi Lauper... oh, the 80's!
I LOVED Madonna in the 80's (and 90's and so on)... but in the 80's she had balls and wasn't afraid to discover herself and turn a few heads in the process. I have two songs by Madonna here, Borderline and Cherish. Two of the songs I remember most by her in the 80's.
Borderline... I LOVE this video, I loved being a little girl and watching her spray paint all over the wall! That being said, this song was released in 1984, which would make me 3... why on Earth would I remember this AND why would I love watching her spray paint the walls. I loved watching her get her photos taken, and I LOVED her clothes! I know, right?!
Cherish was such a neat video to me as well... mermaids, B&W filming, not to mention how beautiful she is in this video! I was sure this was a 90's song, but it was released in 1989, so it makes the 80's cut. I remember singing along to every word of this song as well... from the TOP of my lungs. I really thought I was the best singer in the world when I was little... true or not, we may never know!
Next up is probably one of my favorite 80's songs - Tainted Love by Soft Cell. I hadn't seen this video before today, and it's fucking weird... so if you listen, close your eyes and don't watch. I have no idea why this is my favorite 80's song other than the fact that I LOVE the way it makes me feel and it's soooo under rated.
Any little girl who grew up in the 80's fell in love with at least ONE song by Debbie Gibson... she was ALL THE RAGE! Only In My Dreams was my favorite - though... I remember loving the entire A Side of the cassette tape (yep, I went there!)
These days, the Rick Roll is all the rage, but it's all the rage for a reason - Rick Astley was amazing for his time. I had this tape and I'd listen to that thing OVER AND OVER... my mom still has the same tape we had in the 80's and every now and again she'll pop it in (she especially loved to play it randomly on the weekends when I still lived there) - I'm not giving you the Rick Roll song today, but rather my favorite, Together Forever.
Lastly, rounding up the 80's with his bleached torn jeans and badass leather jacket is George Michael because, seriously, who doesn't jam out with their guitar right next to the jukebox?! Faith is one of those classic songs that you hear in random places and just start dancing - no? just me? crap.
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