Music Playlist: 80s Music No. 1

If MTV was to the 80s what pseudo reality television is to the current generation, then I must confess I REALLY miss the 80s.

That said, there is still MTV, VH-1 and music videos, but let’s face it… today’s music videos simply lack the impact and influence (and overwhelming cultural significance than all the videos that came out of the 80s.

Well, I could be wrong, but that is my general feeling. If anything, there was a certain magic about music videos in the 80s, perhaps because it was a new frontier in the way musical artists were featured. And also perhaps due to the nostalgic effect that 80s music videos have on today’s culture.

So, that said, I post my first music playlist that covers my favorite music from the 1980s.

80s Music No. 1

Duration: 1.7 hours

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Only The Lonely – The Motels
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Human – The Human League
Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Life In A Northern Town (LP Version) – The Dream Academy
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Hold Me Now – Thompson Twins
Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics
Bust a Move – Young MC
Shout – Tears for Fears
Know How – Nik Kershaw
Red Rain – Peter Gabriel
Dreams – The Cranberries
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
Don Quixote – Nik Kershaw
Mothers Talk – Tears for Fears
That Voice Again – Peter Gabriel
Know How – Young MC
You’ve Got To Fight For Your Right (To Party) – The Beastie Boys



Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and

2 thoughts on “Music Playlist: 80s Music No. 1

  • Thursday February 23, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Great list, Carlos.  Many of those songs are on my 80’s list, too.  I’ll have to check out those songs by Nik Kershaw – I know only one song by him (Wouldn’t It Be Good).

    • Thursday February 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks, Manny!  I’m definitely inspired by all your playlist posts.  Many of the songs you list down I honestly don’t know (though I’m sure I might’ve heard them somewhere on the radio).

      Ah, “Wouldn’t It Be Good” is a great song.  Will have to add that to my next 80s Playlist.

      Nik Kershaw is one of those under-rated and not-so-popular-yet-talented singer-songwriters from the 80s.

      I first heard of him when I was browsing around Tower Records (in the olden days) and they played Nik Kershaw’s “The Riddle” LP on the store’s stereo system!

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