Let’s make an ’80s Mixtape

Do you remember making mixtapes? Recording music from the radio or albums onto a cassette tape to create a special collection? Sometimes it was your own favorite tunes and sometimes a guy would add meaningful songs and give it a girl.

If you were creating an ’80s mixtape, would song would you add? If you’re having trouble remembering the best songs from that decade, here’s a list of the top tunes.

Don’t forget to check out the ’80s Mixtape series, including my story I Want to Dance with Somebody, for inspiration!

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129 Comments

    1. Hi Juli,
      You’re the second one who has mentioned that song. I was a slow Van Halen fan, but once I started liking them, then I loved them. Thanks for reading the newsletter.
      Sylvia

  1. We didn’t start the fire by Billy Joel.

    Classic kitschy song that also is educational & fun to sing along to!

    1. Hi Kristen,
      I don’t remember that one. I love Billy Joel, so I’m sure I’ve heard it, but I just don’t remember it. I’ll have to look it up. Thanks for reading the newsletter.
      Sylvia

  2. “JUMP” by Van Halen. I even had a David Lee Roth poster. I loved the big hair bands.

    1. Hi Audrey,
      You know I was slow to come to like Van Halen, but then I Loved them. Yes, the big hair bands were popular. I even bought a David Lee Roth Christmas CD. It was not good. And before I had loved him and the band. Thanks for reading my newsletter.
      Sylvia

    1. Hi Melissa,
      Loved that song. When I was younger, I went to a lot of concerts and I got to see them in person. Such a great band. My favorite was One Way Ticket.
      Sylvia

    1. Hi Jodi,
      Okay, I’ll be honest. I don’t remember that one. So so sorry, but I’m going to have to go look it up and see if I remember it. Thanks for reading the newsletter.
      Sylvia

  3. My favorite tune from that decade..let’s go with “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears.

    1. Hi Pansy,
      What a great choice. I think there have only been two mentions of Rick Springfield and I’m kind of surprised. Thanks for reading my newsletter.
      Sylvia

    1. Hi Vickie,
      You are the first person to mention a Queen song. Oh my goodness, I loved that band. Did you see the movie? Such a tragic life, but a wonderful performer. Thanks for reading my newsletter.
      Sylvia

    1. Hi Sandy,
      Oh my goodness….that was such a great song. Even now when it comes on, I want to dance. He was such a great songwriter/performer. Thanks for reading the newsletter.
      Sylvia

    1. Hi Victoria,
      You are so right. Have you watched the documentary on her? It was done by a couple of guys who were her roommates. Very interesting. Thanks for entering and reading my newsletter.
      Sylvia

  4. Wow, so many great tunes! I have been a huge U2 fan for decades, so I will add Pride (In the Name of Love)

      1. Hi Ernielee,
        I knew immediately and yes that’s a great song. I saw them twice in concert and I would go back again. I loved their music so much. Thanks for reading my newsletter.
        Sylvia