Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ultimate 80s Numbers Playlist


1,2,3,4,5...6,7,8,9,10...11,12. Remember the pinball game on Sesame Street? That number song will forever be lodged in my brain when counting to 12. We had a lot of great educational shows like Sesame Street, Mister Roger's Neighborhood and Pinwheel that helped us with simple skills like counting. Which got me thinking...was there enough popular songs featuring numbers in the title to make an Ultimate 80s Numbers Playlist? The answer: "You can count on it!" How many of you remember Gloria Estefan on Sesame Street?


Popular music and educational television at its best! As I compiled the playlist, I found many songs that feature "one" in the title, which might be a subliminal confirmation of the "Me Generation" title that people often place on the 80s era. But there were still plenty of other numbers used in 80s music from 2 to 1999. Check out the list below in numerical order!

The Fixx "Saved By Zero" (1983)
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine "1-2-3" (1988)
Metallica "One" (1989)
Hall and Oates "One on One" (1982)
Whitney Houston "One Moment In Time" (1988)
Phil Collins "One More Night" (1984)
George Michael "One More Try" (1988)
Murray Head "One Night in Bankok" (1984)
The Fixx "One Thing Leads To Another" (1983)
Queen "Another One Bites The Dust" (1980)
Rob Base & DJ E_Z Rock "It Takes Two" (1988)
Phil Collins "Two Hearts" (1988)
Adam Ant "Goody Two Shoes" (1982)
Van Halen "5150" (1986)
Dolly Parton "9 to 5" (1980)
Winger "Seventeen" (1988)
Stevie Nicks "Edge of Seventeen" (1982)
Skid Row "18 and Life" (1989)
Sammy Hagar "I Can't Drive 55" (1984)
Bryan Adams "Summer of '69" (1985)
Nena "99 LuftBaloons" (1984)
Prince "1999" (1982)