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My Favorite 80’s Music

Updated on August 15, 2011

There’s just something about the 80’s music.

I mean, it’s already 2010 now, 20 years after the 1980’s. Still a lot of songs from that decade remain my favorites until today. Whenever I hear any of them (which is really seldom now), I sometimes stop what I’m doing and just listen. I love their refreshing, upbeat sound, the clear lyrics, and their beat.

I’m a music girl. I like the music, not the singer, although there are some singers I do prefer. And I don’t really watch much MTVs, I prefer to listen to the music. But after going through my list, I was pleasantly surprised that I could see all of them on

So here is my list of my favorite 80’s music with some of their lyrics and their videos. I hope you enjoy these songs and their videos as much as I enjoyed compiling them. Afterwards, please feel free to leave me a note telling me what 80's music you love and why you love them. Will really appreciate hearing from you.

Kyrie Eleison by Mr. Mister

Kyrie Eleison
Down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Eleison
Through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Eleison
Where I'm going will you follow
Kyrie Eleison
On a highway in the night

Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart

I wear my sunglasses at night
so I can
so I can
Watch you weave then breath your story lines.
And I wear my sunglasses at night
so I can
so I can
Keep track of the visions in my eyes.

I also like Corey Hart's Never Surrender.

We Belong by Pat Benatar

We belong to the light, we belong to the thunder

We belong to the sound of the words we’ve both fallen under

Whatever we deny or embrace for worse or for better

We belong, we belong, we belong together

Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen

(theme song from the movie Dirty Dancing)

With these hungry eyes

One look at you and I can’t disguise

I’ve got hungry eyes

I feel the magic between you and I

Never by Heart

We can't go on
Just running away
If we wait any longer
We will surely never get away
Anything you want...we can make it happen
Stand up and turn around
Never let them shoot us down

If You Leave by OMD

I touched you once, I touched you twice

I won't let go at any price

I need you now like I needed you then

You always said we'd meet again

Take On Me by A-Ha

Take on me (take on me)

Take me on (take on me)

I'll be gone

In a day or two

Heaven is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle

Ooh, baby, do you know what that's worth ?

Ooh heaven is a place on earth,

They say in heaven love comes first

We'll make heaven a place on earth

Ooh heaven is a place on earth

Waiting for the Star to Fall by Boy Meets Girl

Waiting for a star to fall

Carry a part into my arms

That’s where you belong

In my arms baby, yeah

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Wake me up before you go-go,
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo.
Wake me up before you go-go,
I don't wanna miss it when you hit that high.
Wake me up before you go-go,
'Cause I'm not planning on goin’ solo.
Wake me up before you go-go,
Take me dancing tonight…
I wanna hit that high...
Yeah, yeah.

What 80's Music Do You Love?

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    • SoManyPaths profile image


      6 years ago from West Coast USA

      The music from that decade is some of the best. You had, if from SoCal, the KROQ - new wave music with Berlin, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, KLOS - rock from Rainbow, Rush, Van Halen, and top 40 radio had MJ's thriller, Madonna, Prince, etc...+ Hip Hop emerged . The music we have today is depressing in comparison. surprised you missed one of my favorite videos and songs - Boys of Summer by Don Henley

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      8 years ago


    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Philippines

      JerseyGirl, I love listening to radio stations that feature 80's music. Will search for that one. thanks!

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      8 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Great Hub! One of our local radio stations here ( - you can listen live) does 80's music on the weekends. Tune in; you would really enjoy it! (oh, and no, I don't work there:)

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      8 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks MM. For me, the 1980's are the best years when it comes to music :).

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      MM Del Rosario 

      8 years ago from NSW, Australia

      I like the music of the 80's, it is a good decade.

    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Philippines

      It's the majestic Philippine eagle, our national bird :)

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      8 years ago

      Yes, it is hard to choose. What kind of bird is your avatar? Just curious.

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      8 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Kea, hard to choose among them huh? :)

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      8 years ago

      Great hub! I love 80s music...I never knew "Kyrie" was spelled that way...I love that song. They are all great, but Love is a Battlefield sticks out to me! Uh, so does OMD...they are all great! Cheers.

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Enjoyed the stroll down memory lane! Good choices.

    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      @Maita, you said it. Ever since I compiled this list, I've been scouring the youtube for more of my favorites (even back to the 70's can you imagine?). Might be another hub in the making. Thanks.

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      9 years ago from US

      hey emie I like heart, and of course Dirty dancing hehe, there is never like the 80s hooray, I hope you feel better Emievil, Maita

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      @tony, thanks. If You Leave is among my top favorites of all times and the 80's songs are my favorite of all the decades I've known :).

      @Shalini, you're welcome. Thinking of making a part II of this, there's just so many of them.

      @Cris, 10-disc all of 80's music huh? You'll be in Cloud Nine for a week my friend, from all those music LOL. Yup, let's party!!!!!

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      If my life would be made into a movie (wishful thinking I know! Haha) All these songs and lots more will be included in a um probably a 10-disc soundtrack!

      Cool hub! Let's party like it's the 80s!!! Hell yeah! :D

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      Shalini Kagal 

      9 years ago from India

      Takes me back - love everyone of them! Thanks for bringing back the magic, emievil!

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      9 years ago from san diego calif

      emievil being a music fanatic myself I can say well done! I had done an 80s music hub myself a long time ago here at HP. I loved OMD. Great choice.

    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      @Hello, thanks.

      @Ladybird, can't pick a favorite too. It took me so long to make this hub because I was listening to all of them in youtube :). You're welcome and thank you for visiting my hub.

      @dohn, you feel old? Don't do that, I'm a year older than you! LOL. Wow! You have them in your hard drive! Lucky you. Promise I won't tell your sisters :).

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Ewww...I feel so OLD listening to this music, lol. I grew up with these tunes and would head for the hills whenever my older sisters would attempt to take my hands and make me dance with them! Ack! You have a great taste for music, Emie. I have all of these songs in my hardrive BTW, Shhhh...Don't tell my sisters ;)

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      9 years ago from Fabulous USA

      OMG, I know every one of these songs!!!! Great list and I can't pick a favorite but I loved going back to the memories, I loved the 80s and certainly had a blast during that era. thank you, great hub!

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely music and well presented. Thank you


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