A whole lotta 80s


19 Ago 2008, 23:58

I'm playing a lot of 80s music this week.
My high school 20th reunion is coming up in October, and I've volunteered to throw together the playlist for Friday night's festivities. (I'm assuming a band will be playing on Saturday).
I graduated in '88.
And, boy, was there a buttload of crap on the radio that year.
Here's my tentative track listing. My approach has been to embrace the cheese, only temper it with the music the various cliques would have listened to.

FaithGeorge Michael
Need You Tonight (static revenger mix edit)INXS
Beds Are BurningMidnight Oil
Would I Lie To You?Eurythmics
Living On A PrayerBon Jovi
Damn GoodDavid Lee Roth
Secret SeparationThe Fixx
Absolute BeginnersDavid Bowie
Wishing WellTerence Trent D'Arby
Eternal FlameThe Bangles
The Reflex Duran Duran
Celebrate YouthRick Springfield
Kiss Me DeadlyLita Ford
Cover meBruce Springsteen
Keep Your Hands To YourselfThe Georgia Satellites
Bitchin' CamaroThe Dead Milkmen
Blister In The SunViolent Femmes
Never Gonna Give You UpRick Astley
Will You Still Love Me?Chicago
Poison Arrow (US Remix)ABC
Paranoimia (with Max Headroom)The Art of Noise
ControlJanet Jackson
Bizarre Love Triangle (Extended Dance Mix)New Order
Angel Of HarlemU2
Big TimePeter Gabriel
Sweet Child O MineGuns N' Roses
Save It For LaterThe English Beat
Life in a Northern TownDream Academy
Digging Your SceneThe Blow Monkeys
U Got The LookPrince
Land Of ConfusionGenesis
RelaxFrankie Goes to Hollywood
New Song (peter black & hardrock striker mix edit)Howard Jones
Uncontrollable UrgeDevo
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)The Proclaimers
Crazy For YouMadonna
Waiting For A Star To FallBoy Meets Girl
King Of Pain (Re-worked)DJ Icey
Wouldn't It Be GoodNik Kershaw
Never Tear Us ApartINXS
Lips Like SugarEcho And The Bunnymen
Walk This WayRun DMC & Aerosmith
Shadows Of The NightPat Benatar
I Hate Myself For Loving YouJoan Jett and the Blackhearts
Voices Carry (Single Mix)Aimee Mann
Shattered DreamsJohnny Hates Jazz
The Bottom LineBig Audio Dynamite
Pop Goes the WorldMen Without Hats
Money For NothingDire Straits
Perfect WayScritti Politti
Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Sound Invaders Remix)Belinda Carlisle
West End GirlsPet Shop Boys
Just like honeyThe Jesus and Mary Chain
SussudioPhil Collins
Face Dances, pt.2Pete Townshend
Owner Of A Lonely HeartYes
Waterfall (Remix)Wendy And Lisa
You Spin me RoundDead or Alive
Where's The PartyMadonna
Let My Love Open The DoorPete Townshend
It's A MistakeMen at Work


  • PMaz

    Man, I wish they had asked me to do ours! I graduated in '88 too and had my 20th earlier this month. If there is one complaint I have, it was the music. They had a young dude who played nothing but old crappy rap and current stuff by the likes of Kid Rock when we were on the dance floor. And uninspired stuff like "Jack & Diane". It was pitiful. When the night was over, I wanted to cry. I love your inclusion of "Face Dances, Part II", but I know it would have gotten a lot of strange looks from my graduating class.

    24 Ago 2008, 5:13
  • rtreynor

    hah. After talking it over with a few fellow classmates, I'm tweaking the playlist significantly. The new one will be posted. More rock 'n roll stuff to be added (Iron Maiden, Eddie Money)

    26 Ago 2008, 12:02
  • rockosmodurnlif

    "It's Tricky" Run-DMC, Public Enemy, LL Cool J, "Sweet Child O' Mine" Guns, "Genius of Love" Tom Tom Club, "Silent Lucidity" Queensryche, "Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now" Starship, some classic Crue and I must ask the 80s and no Michael?

    6 Sep 2008, 5:23
  • UncleGropey

    put in some akon

    20 Ene 2009, 6:54
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