Dancing Music | 1980’s

If you long for the days of electric blue eye makeup and acid wash jeans, here’s some music for you. Or, if you think the clothes were hideous, but thought the music was a rockin’ good time, even better. Because I won’t judge you as much. Just kidding – there are a few fashion trends from the 80’s that I think are awesome. Just not many. 😉 Anyway… in the same fashion as the previous posts on dance music from the 50’s and 60’s, and the 70’s, the songs are separated into favorites and more. The favorites consists of the songs that were included in Everybody Dance Now, the post about the best songs to get people dancing, from the 1950’s to today. The B List is for those who love all things 80’s. Plus a few slow songs thrown in for good measure. Enjoy.
You Shook Me All Night Long – ACDC
Love Shack – B52’s
Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Kiss – Prince
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
Bust A Move – Young M.C.
White Wedding – Billy Idol
Like A Prayer – Madonna
Push It – Salt-N-Peppa
1999 – Prince
Super Freak – Rick James
Wild Thing – Tone-Loc
Holiday – Madonna
Mony Mony – Billy Idol
Beat It – Michael Jackson
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Brass Monkey – The Beastie Boys
Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I Love Rock & Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
Like A Prayer – Madonna
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
+ More!
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
What I Like About You – The Romantics
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Red Red Wine – UB40
Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
Take On Me – A-Ha
Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
You Dropped A Bomb On Me – Gap Band
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Walk Like An Egyptian – Bangles
Hurts So Good – John Cougar
Maniac – Michael Sembello
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
It Takes Two – Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benetar
All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie
Material Girl – Madonna
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham!
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – Dead Or Alive
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
Your Love – The Outfield
Back In Black – AC/DC
(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) – The Beastie Boys
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police
Any Way You Want It – Journey
Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
Rock This Town – The Stray Cats
Into The Groove – Madonna
Jack & Diane – John Cougar
Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money
Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
Funkytown – Lipps, Inc.
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Faith – George Michael
Slow Dance Songs
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Faithfully – Journey
It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr.
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
Open Arms – Journey
With Or Without You – U2
You’re The Inspiration – Chicago
She’s Got A Way – Billy Joel
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
The Lady In Red – Chris de Burgh
Take My Breath Away – Berlin
Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Here And Now – Luther Vandross
MyDeejay - July 20, 2011 - 2:38 pm

Some great picks here… well, except for the hairstyle choices, of course.

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