It's My Party, and I'll Cry If I Want To...

...Yes, my friends. Tomorrow (well, today for some of you -- June 17th) is my 22nd birthday. So as I lament my youth being stolen from me yet again, one year at a time, I decided to share with you all a playlist of songs from the illustrious year of my birth: 1987. A time of big hair, day-glo clothes, but rockin' music. You can download the mixtape here. Get it now, because it won't be available forever. Within this set, you will find:

Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady
This song is awesome for the background vocals alone.

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Two words: Rick Rolled!

The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Without them, we'd have no The Saturdays.

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
The quintessential song from Jersey's own.

Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
This is such perfect pop that if it was covered today, it would still kick ass.

Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
One of the best 80's slow jams.

Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
Everyone needs a little thinly veiled sexual reference at some point in their life.

Duran Duran - Notorious
Along with Depeche Mode, these guys are my 80's staples.

Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Classic Mac, and criminally underrated.

Genesis - Land of Confusion (Live)
The lyrics could not be more relevant now if they tried.

George Michael - Faith
It helps heal the wounds created by Limp Bizkit's cover atrocity.

Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
Axel Rose wrote this about Los Angeles. I don't think he knew then just how dead on he is.

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
From Whit's glory years: an homage to what she hopefully can deliver this fall! :)

Janet Jackson - Control
Arguably my fave Janet track -- it's a crime this didn't go to #1. It was my theme song on my 18th birthday -- and today, it returns to remind me it really is time to take control.

Michael Jackson - Bad
A little taste of why MJ is the King of Pop, and always will be.

Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam - Head to Toe
One of her lesser known hits (because it is the one that hasn't been sampled by five million different artists lately), but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable.

Madonna - Open Your Heart
Classic Madge. Need I say more?

R.E.M. - It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Truer words probably were never spoken. Leonard Bernstein!

T'Pau - Heart and Soul
Despite being a requisite 80's one hit wonder, this song still holds up and the lead singer's vocals cannot be denied.

Tiffany- I Think We're Alone Now
Before there was Britney, there was Tiffany.

U2 - Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Back when Bono hadn't full realized he is in fact Jesus' reincarnate.

It's like a trip down memory lane, right? Thoughts?

3 comments

Paul said...

You would cry too if it happened to you. Oh my god, you are 22. I feel so so very old. Have an amazing day and have lots of fun :) 35 will be here before you know it :P

beE said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEL!!!
wish you all the BEST!! :D

Here's something for you incase you missed it:
http://www.speedyshare.com/269268807.html

haha! CHEERS!

//beE

Mel said...

Paul - :) Haha -- thanks...I think? Haha.

BeE - Thanks so much, sweetie! :)

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