Music of the 80s...

Philippines
August 1, 2010 7:06am CST
I was listening to the music of the 80's and the late 70's, and those music brought along poignant memories. I was in high school and college then. Every songs I hear connects me back to my past. Both sad and happy memories... I miss my old friends, I miss the crazy little things that we do, and I miss my first love too. Each song has it's own story that my heart can still remember. My mind may no longer vividly remember the details but my heart can still feel that old feeling. What about you? What old songs connects you to your past?
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15 responses
• United States
2 Aug 10
My list is too long! Music from the mid 70's takes me back to the time I was a little girl in Philly and here in Northern VA. The 80's was my teen years. The 90's were the decade of my rock and roll heart. There are songs that play and I am back in the 80's ! The memories are as vivid as yesterday! Music is a powerful thing.
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
It's nice also to reminisce those old memories, isn't it? As those songs are being played, memories comes rushing back. Sometimes it's painful because you just can't help to miss those days.
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• United States
2 Aug 10
I'm in a good place now a days so when these songs play I go back but I want to get back to now also. It is good to remember. I don't have a song that reminds me of something sad.I must have blacked them out.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
1 Aug 10
I grew up with the 70s an 80s music also give me Abba , Bee Gees , Gorgon lightfoot an so on to most of the music of today
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
Bee Gees, yes, how could have i forgotten. The Saturday Night Fever...LOL. I remember dancing all night in the disco pointing my forefinger and shaking out my booties. And don't forget the Air Supply too.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
2 Aug 10
No I didnt forget air supply who could I also was a big meatloaf fan
• India
2 Aug 10
i am a very big fan of mastro ilayaraja he is a gem in music his songs in 80's are very lovable to hear
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
2 Aug 10
I enjoy listening to the music of the 70s and 80s. These decades were very emotional times in my life. It helps so much to reconnect with these songs and the feelings and memories they create.
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
Same here. This is the decade when I was in my teens. This is also the decade when I had my first love as well as the decade where I enjoyed most in my life. So there are a lot of 80s songs that would connect me to that memories that I treasure a lot.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
1 Aug 10
I enjoy 80s music too, I grew up through the mid to late 80s and hearing those songs bring me back to some of the good times in my childhood and music in the 80s seemed a lot more easy going and fun. as for what song there's to many to name just one.
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
Indeed, old songs brings back a lot of memories. I cannot agree with you less. Thanks for interacting.
• Australia
1 Aug 10
I too grew up with this music and it brings back so many memories of what my life used to be like. The music always reminds me of all the concerts I used to go to like AC/DC and Pink Floyd. I still have their music on tape but don't really listen to them too often because I prefer to move with the times but it is always good to take a trip down memory lane every now and then.
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
I feel that too. Sometimes I don't want to listen to songs that will trigger me to remember my past especially if it were unpleasant and painful ones. However, sometimes you can't avoid it. You hear it playing on your car radio, you hear it while your dining in your favorite restaurant, you hear it in the mall while your shopping on your groceries. Just when you don't like to hear it, it's everywhere. Sometimes life puts a joke on you...LOL
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
1 Aug 10
I was born in 1990- even though I wasn't alive in the 80's I kind of have a thing for 80's (and some 70's) music. I love The Smiths, The Cure, Blondie and some David Bowie- I think it may be because my mom listened to that kind of stuff a lot when I was a kid. The songs that evoke my past are the 90's fad bands- N*SYNC, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and the Spice Girls. That music was by no means "good" but it was cheesy and fun and I have a lot of memories having to do with it.
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
You're just like my son. He was born in the 90's too but the music that he listens too are mostly 80's. He has more songs of the 80s in his iPod than mine, that's why sometimes I borrow his iPod.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
1 Aug 10
Hi vikkitita! I can honestly relate to you here. The thing that connects me to my past is music. Like you said the details may be remote but you can still hear them in your heart.
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
Yes, for every song, there is a story in our life. Feels good to reminisce all those memories. Thanks.
• United States
1 Aug 10
As a child of the 80's I have so many fond memories of the music of the decade. Even now I listen to 80's music on a regular basis as I'm disenchanted with the majority of mainstream music of today. Bands and artists such as Michael Jackson, Genesis, The Police, Pat Benetar, Mr. Mister, Depeche Mode, New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Hall & Oates, The Go Go's and Cyndi Lauper, to name a few, were my favorites. Music back then was just fun. Long live the 80's! :-)
• Philippines
1 Aug 10
You're right there ItalianAngel73. I sometimes tag along with my daughter on her gigs (she is a band vocalist and bassist by the way), and never was I able to appreciate any of their songs (hope my daughter won't be able to read this..LOL). If I analyze decades starting with the 50s, here is what I can say: 50s - cute and stunning - this is the era of rock and roll 60s - revolutionary and innovative - but pretentious 70s - hmmm...entertaining but kinda lame - but did gave us the Punk music 80s - yes, I love this decade - origins of House, first true Hip Hop, great pop, synths, new Dance sounds (D.I.S.C.O), great love songs, etc really awesome.. 90s - so retro. Britpop. Blur. Oasis. Was this the 1960s or 1990s? sexy but corny.. 00s - ok fine ...mediocre at best...boring...end of story
@sunilpaul (173)
• India
1 Aug 10
Abba, Johny hates jazz, Queen, Pet shop boys, Billy joel, Bad english, Belinda Carlisle, Billy Idol, Blondie, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, Chicago, David Bowie, Deff Leppard, GARY NUMAN...man the list is almost endless....I have here mentioned some bands and individual singers who have inspired us from the late 70's to late 80's ...each one of them are etched in my heart for their songs....even today...
• Philippines
1 Aug 10
And also to add on your list (from my favorite 80s artists)...Chakka Khan, U2, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Technotonic, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston (I love her), Tears for Fears, Prince, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, and Kylie Minogue. The 80s songs will always be remembered.
@cadguy08 (1227)
• Canada
1 Aug 10
All of you are right 80's the best era of songs there's the rock n roll and love songs which really my favorites, i did collect a lot of songs from the 80's and insert it in mt ipod so whenever I go i listen all the time. Such as Cindy lauper, Madonna, Cars,Bon Jovi, Queen and many more.
• Philippines
1 Aug 10
Yeah, you're right... and those of Michael Jackson's too. :)
• United States
1 Aug 10
I love the 80's!!! :) I grew up in the 80's and the songs always bring back memories!! Some of them better than others but still memories.
• Philippines
1 Aug 10
Same here callahanb78. If I hear one song and that song connects me to a memory of somebody. I sometimes send that person a simple hello message via his email or SMS.
• Poland
1 Aug 10
I am a child of the 1970s. My parents used to play Abba and Boney M songs when I was a child to get me to sleep. I still like these songs even now!
• Philippines
1 Aug 10
Yes Abba! I was in college when Abba was a hit. I even watched their movie back then. I especially love Thank You for the Music, Chiquitita,and Fernando. I still sing them in my home karaoke.
• Philippines
9 Oct 10
i'm an 80's baby :) and i'm not sure if people will agree but compared to the music now, i prefer listening to 80's and early 90's music. they're refreshing, romantic and it just gives you this wonderful feeling while listening to it. New Wave is one of my favorites. Buttercup, Always Something There To Remind Me, etc. who wouldn't feel like dancing when listening to this? When you feel sentimental, there's Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan's Through the Fire, etc. these are the kind of music i grew up with. i do appreciate music from Frank Sinatra's era as well. i love some of his songs and Nat King Cole's. my grandparents used to listen to the "oldies" every sunday and if i felt bored listening to it before, as i listen to them over and over again, i learned to appreciate them even more. so every time i hear any songs from the singers i mentioned, it's like time will suddenly stop and my mind will travel back to when i was young and carefree. :) ah... how i miss those days.
• United States
3 Aug 10
I agree with you 100%. Although I'm middle-aged, and the songs from each decade bring back memories to me. Wouldn't it be fun to have a "back to the past" and be able to relive it knowing what we do now? I too miss the fun and friendship.