Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ultimate 80s Me Generation Playlist


Those of us who were born in the 70s and grew up in the 80s have been referred to as the "Me Generation of the 80s." This distinction is mainly used to describe the high self-esteem placed on us from childhood through our school years. The "keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" attitude seemed to blanket us and made us strive more for our dreams. For this playlist, I set out to find just how many songs had "me" in the title. It seems there were many subliminal "me" messages communicated through music in the 80s because I found well over two hours worth of songs! Feed your self-esteem and enjoy the Ultimate 80s Me Generation Playlist.

First Hour

De La Soul "Me, Myself, and I" (1989)
Simple Minds "Don't You, Forget About Me" (1985)
AC/DC "You Shook Me All Night Long" (1980)
a-ha "Take On Me" (1985)
Def Leppard "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (1987)
Club Nouveau "Lean On Me" (1987)
Tina Turner "Better Be Good To Me" (1984)
Blondie "Call Me" (1980)
The Cure "Close To Me" (1985)
The Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong" (1986)
The Police "Don't Stand So Close To Me '86" (1986)
The Human League "Don't You Want Me" (1981)
ZZ Top "Got Me Under Pressure" (1983)
Billy Joel "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me" (1980)
Bon Jovi "Lay Your Hands On Me" (1989)

Second Hour

Falco "Rock Me Amadeus" (1985)
Phil Collins "Take Me Home" (1986)
Thomas Dolby "She Blinded Me With Science" (1982)
Wham! "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (1984)
Kim Wilde "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (1987)
Simply Red "If You Don't Know Me By Now" (1989)
Chicago "Will You Still Love Me?" (1986)
Glass Tiger "Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone" (1986)
Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round" (1985)
Culture Club "Miss Me Blind" (1984)
Thompson Twins "Hold Me Now" (1983)
Kenny Loggins "Meet Me Half Way" (1987)
ABC "Be Near Me" (1985)
Eric Carmen "Make Me Lose Control" (1988)