I really do have BOOM 97.3 to blame for this. Especially whenever they do an all 80’s long weekend.
I’ve always been an 80’s music girl. My go-to music when I want a bit of nostalgia would be:
- The Smiths
- New Order
- The Cure
- Depeche Mode
- David Bowie (though classic Bowie also comes from the 80’s)
- House Martins
Lately, it’s been more pop-80’s music. Top 40’s. You know, the cheesy stuff.
I’ve been craving for more Platinum Blond’s “Crying Over You” and “Situation Critical”. Or “Never Surrender” from Corey Hart. Even Bryan Adam’s “Summer of 69” has been on my mind.
Something in between the new wave/alternative and pop-dance cheese of this era would be “Take On Me” by A-Ha and of course, who can ever forget, “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds (popular also because of The Breakfast Club – thank you, Mr. Hughes. RIP.)
The thing is, this latter list, I don’t have from my old CD collection.
[And yes, I still have a library of my old CDs. I would stop expanding this list but whenever my in-laws want to know what to get me for Christmas or my birthday, it’s a lot easier just to give them some music ideas. They don’t do the online ordering thing so CDs is what I get.]
I’m hoping to have some time over the Christmas holidays to do a bit of shopping to help build my pop-dance 80’s playlist.