Totally Awesome 80's - D #AtoZChallenge

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Welcome back to the Totally Awesome 80’s!  

A time when our clothes were bright and vivid (nobody had to tell us to NOT eat the laundry soap!). A time before cell phones,  and it was the very beginning of a time of personal computers. We had some unforgettable tunes, and that is what we’re focusing on today!

So, grab your big plastic earrings, put on your acid washed jeans, and let’s dance! 

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter D

Today’s Playlist

  1. 1980 - Don’t Do Me Like That - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

  2. 1981 - Don’t Stand So Close To Me - The Police

  3. 1982 - Don’t You Want Me - The Human League

  4. 1983 - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club

  5. 1984 - Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung

  6. 1985 - Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds

  7. 1986 - Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins

  8. 1987 - Don’t Dream It’s Over - Crowded House

  9. 1988 - Devil Inside - INXS

  10. 1989 - Don’t Wanna Lose You - Gloria Estefan

Ha! Did you notice? This one could almost be called the Don’t list!  Let’s do it again tomorrow! 

Come back tomorrow to see what ‘E’ songs are reppin’ the 80s!

Today’s post is also part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by Stacy Uncorked, Curious as a Cathy. , and Ramblin with AM. Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants.  If you have a MUSIC* post, feel free to join in the fun! *sorry non-music posts are not permitted in the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop.


  1. Don’t Stand... Don’t Stand... Don’t Stand So Close To Me, ah, now I'll have this music in my head all day ;))
    Thank you for this "don't" and rebel list!
    Quilting Patchwork & Appliqué

  2. Mary,

    Excellent set of songs for today. I'm really enjoying your 80s music theme and sure does bring back some good feelings from yesteryear. Feel free to link this up with 4M today since it's your choice week! Have a great week, my friend!

    Come visit me when you can for my newest Looney Tunes A-Z Art Sketch ofDaffy Duck on Curious as a Cathy! xx

  3. Great songs my era. So very cool. Thanks for sharing them. Very nice.

  4. Hi Mary!

    I've seen The Breakfast Club so many times I could probably recite some of the dialogue :-) I've enjoyed your playlist! You've set a cool memory-laced tone to the rest of my day - thank you ;-)

  5. D-lightful list, Mary! I shall listen as I craft later.

    Janet’s Smiles

  6. There was a lot more diversity in the music of the '80's than we tend to remember. Great choices here!

  7. Fun fact: Don't Stand So Close To Me was No.1 in the UK on the day I was born ;-)

  8. Oh so much fun listening to all of these and bringing back great memories. Poor David Hutchence...I don't know if he killed himself or if it was a horrible error on his part because of sexual thrills, but he had such a great voice and look. He reminded me of Jim Morrison.

  9. Fun theme. So many of these songs have particular associations for me, like the friend who loved INXS, and remembering seeing some of these videos for the first time at the house of my best friend, who had MTV when it first began.
    Black and White: D for Dorado

  10. how's your A to Z Challenge going, Mary? Love the song "Don't Stand So Close to Me". They sang it on GLEE. One of the better covers on the show.

    Joy at

  11. So many songs I enjoy on this playlist - long live the 80's. Don't You Forget About Me and The Devil Inside are my two favorites but really, they are all good!


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