To make the playlist though I had to think of lots of songs that were not just the obvious 80s pop tunes and here are some of them to start your working week!
NWA- Express Yourself
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Ain't Nobody - Rufus and Chaka Khan
The Specials - Ghost Town
The Smiths - The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
The Cult and the Cure scared me in the 1980s - as did my sister's poster of Michael Stipe - I thought he was going to climb off the wall and kill me in my sleep (really!). She also had loads of Salvador Dali postcards, and a Winston Churchill poster. We shared a room and as the oldest she got most say in how it looked and what we listened to! In addition to being a bit of a goth, and then a raver, she also had an impossible to shift crush on Feargal Sharkey and still has a crush on Peter Capaldi. I think former punks must be her bag!
What is your favourite song from the 1980s? Do you have any memories from the 1980s you want to share?