Totally Awesome 80's - M #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, put down your Rubiks Cubes, grab your RayBans, and let’s dance! 

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

Today’s Playlist

  1. 1980 - Magic - Olivia Newton-John

  2. 1981 - Morning Train (Nine to Five) - Sheena Easton

  3. 1982 - Man On Your Mind - Little River Band

  4. 1983 - Mr Roboto - Styx

  5. 1984 - Major Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling

  6. 1985 - Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

  7. 1986 - Manic Monday - The Bangles

  8. 1987 - Mony Mony - Billy Idol

  9. 1988 - Make Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen

  10. 1989 - My Prerogative - Bobby Brown

ps.. I would typically do a 'Throwback Thursday' post today, but as the entire month is a throwback, I've decided to skip today's normal post. I do hope that you will join me on Thursdays in the following months for a Throwback Thursday blog hop. The only rules for the blog hop is that your featured music be at least 10 years old.

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



  1. Mary,

    I was unable to get to my normal Thursday posting. Hopefully next week will be better for me. I'm listening to yet another marvelous playlist of mega hits from the 80s. I have a BoTB going on today, separate post, if you have time to join in. Don't worry if you can't. ;) Happy A2Zing, my dear.

    Marvin the Martian Looney Tunes A-Z Art Sketch

  2. Again, thoroughly enjoyed this group especially Money, Money which I danced while Bowie was singing this. I was very close to the stage. He came to the university I was in. It was for our party week. I also had this song at my wedding which was a big hit. I have not heard Mr. Roboto in years so that was fun. The Dire Straits video was so cool for its time and a great song about dumb ass music. I had no idea that My Prerogative was sung by Bobby Brown first. I just thought it was a Britney Spears song.

  3. Excellent list for the letter M. Ah, Olivia! A bit poppy schlocky perhaps, but I loved everything she did.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  4. Ah Sheena - born not far from where I was in Scotland. Remember this song - it was called 9 to 5 in the UK, but came out the same year as Dolly Parton's 9 to 5, so in the US they changed the name of it to Morning Train. And it got to No.1 and made her career!

  5. This is great! I love the 80s. I'll have to go back and catch your other posts.

    Tim Brannan, The Other Side: 2021: The A to Z of Monsters

  6. This playlist gave me the chance to listen to one of my favorite 80's songs - Mr. Roberto. It's been a long time since I listened to "Major Tom (Coming Home)". "M" was a good letter as far as the 1980's and songs I like.


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