We’ve heard that musical taste for a lifetime is usually formed in 7th grade. We’re not sure why – maybe emotions are heightened and we’re more sensitive in the early teen years? Perhaps we have less on our minds as a youngster and are more in tune, pun intended, with the music around us.

Regardless, whether your tastes were formed in 7th grade or later, we’re loving the whole 80s redux vibe in music these days, aren’t you? So, the next time you download music, take a second look at some of these songs we think best sum the 80s in all its neon glory. Hey, creating your own Totally Awesome Mix tape for your next party may make you the party guy.

“Shout To The Top” by Style Council (‘84)

“Perfect Way” by Scritti Politti (‘85)

“Look of Love” by ABC (’82)

“What I Like About You” by The Romantics (‘80)

“One Thing Leads to Another” by The Fixx (‘83)

“You Spin Me Round” by Dead or Alive (’84)

“Bust a Move” by Young M.C. (‘89)

“Nasty” by Janet Jackson (‘86)

“Love Shack” by The B-52’s (‘89)

“I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner (‘84)







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