The 80’s sure had some great – and unique – music, didn’t they?  My best friend Peggy could tune into an 80’s station and be the happiest camper alive.  So when I saw that this week’s theme for Monday’s Music Moves me is 80’s music, I tuned into Peggy.  You know what I mean.

I was having (too much) fun going through the top 100 songs of the 80’s while trying to narrow it down to just a few, so many songs brought back so many memories.

I’ve been pretty heavy-handed with Country Music lately, but I have a confession to make – I didn’t like Country Music in the 80’s.  That same best friend introduced me to New Country (aka Contmporary Country – where a lot of songs are cross-overs to Pop). in the 90’s.  But she still rocks out to (non-country) 80’s music like I do whenever possible.

First up is a song that speaks for itself – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts “I Love Rock’n’Roll”:

Bon Jovi has always been a favorite of mine, so we can’t leave out “Livin’ On a Prayer”:

And of course there’s Duran Duran with “Hungry Like the Wolf”:

Another favorite Guns N’ Roses with “Sweet Child of Mine”:

Last, but definitely not least, The Bangles with “Walk Like An Egyptian”:

I double-dog dare you to walk like an Egyptian today.  Enjoy your Monday!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:


I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, and Callie from JAmericanSpice for Monday’s Music Moves Me – want to join in the fun? It’s easy peasy! Just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

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The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday:

I’m also linking up for what was the Sunday Song Hop and now is Pinning and Singing on the Weekend over at 5 Minutes Just For Me: I’m going to have to get busy pinning, but at least it’s to share music, too:


More Monday Hops – hop along, won’t you?

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  1. Man you gotta know I love each & everyone of these and as far as Bon Jovi is concerned he can park his slippers under my bed any time. Woo Hoo! Have a great day girlfriend!

  2. All great picks! I was a HUGE Duran Duran fan in the 80s. Back in those days I loved all New Wave stuff. Now, I’m reliving my youth listening to 1st Wave on XM.

    As always, thanks for the MM plug and for your support. xox
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  3. I was an 80’s girl myself…graduated high school in 1989…so I am all about some 80’s music. Love all those songs! I also love torturing my boys my forcing them to listen to XM channel 8 in the car. When, exactly, did our music become the oldies?! sigh…

  4. Oh, my gosh talk about a blast from the past but I enjoyed EVERY.SINGLE. ONE!!!!! Gosh, I had forgotten all about Walk Like an Egyptian, so glad it will be stuck in my head for the day lol

  5. Yes it’s so hard to choose from all the 80s music hits!!!

    My GF went to a Duran Duran concert in CA a few nights ago, but she wasn’t a guest. She was working as a manager there!

    I almost chose that Walk like an Egyptian 🙂

    Love your tunes!

    Have a great Monday!
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  6. Great great picks! I love them all. My faves there are Livin on a Prayer and Sweet Child…. Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok always plays the two. The band are my age 🙂
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  7. I remember how long the song “walk like an Egyptian” was stuck in my mind. I find the chorus hypnotizing and I liked humming it to myself over and over during my younger days. A lot of the songs here brought fun memories and I am grateful for that. Thank you for sharing them.
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  8. walk like an Egyptian! I remeber that, I got in trouble in the school play for doing the dance at a stage where we were all dancing.

    Thinking about it I dont know where the teachers got off with that really, its was hardly crimina and everyone knew the dance back then.
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