Every generation has a soundtrack that is all their own. It follows them through their life, ready to remind them of happy times when they were young. I too, it seems, am a product of my youth. While I was a big fan of eighties music while I was living it, I never thought that it defined a part of me. I recall a significant conversation with my best friend about how we weren’t going to be like those “moldy oldies” who sat around decades later complaining that their music was the only kind of music worth listening to. Yet, decades later, I find myself still enthralled by eighties music.
It’s not a constant thing. It’s definitely not the only music I listen to. Currently, I’m discovering an unexpected infatuation with J-Pop, no doubt linked to my love of anime. Still, whenever I hear an old favorite or even a forgotten gem from that era of mullets, spandex, torn shirts and MTV, I get happy. It transports me to a time when I was young, free and the world was wide open for me. It just makes me feel good to be alive! I guess that’s what good music does, at least for me. And I hope that for you, there is a special kind of music that by simply listening to it, it unlocks the child inside and let’s them out to play for a little while!
So if you feel like reminiscing a bit check out a few of these things…Here’s a fun quiz on 80′s music lyrics. Try doing the quiz before you check out these videos that may take you on a trip back in time…
Tribute to the 80′s (Part 1)
Tribute to the 80′s (Part 2)
Tribute to the 80′s (Part 3) New Wave Special