We liked them back then and love them even more now! Songs from the 80’s will never die. We can just crank them up even more now since the car we are in is our own! You recognize the song coming on, start jamming to it only to see the other cars on the road can see you singing out loud yet you just don’t care. That seems to make you get into the 80’s song even more! Here is just a few of the best car tunes from the 80’s we love to jam to and say to ourselves…Now That’s The 80s!
“Jack and Diane” By John Mellencamp
Little ditty about Jack and Diane…2 American kids growing up in the heartland. “Jack & Diane” is a 1982 hit rock song written and performed by American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, then performing as “John Cougar Mellencamp”. Oh yeah, life goes on!
“Free Fallin’” By Tom Petty
“Free Fallin'” is the opening track from Tom Petty’s 1989 solo debut album, Full Moon Fever. The song was written by Petty and his writing partner for the album Jeff Lynne. “Free Fallin'” is one of Petty’s most famous tracks, as well as his longest-charting.
“Africa” By Toto
“Africa” is a 1982 song by the American rock band Toto. It was included on their 1982 album Toto IV, and released as a single in late 1982. It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1983 and number three on the UK Singles Chart the same month.
“Girls Just Want To Have Fun” By Cyndi Lauper
“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is a song written by and first recorded in 1979 by American musician Robert Hazard. However, it is much better known as a single by American singer Cyndi Lauper, whose version was released in 1983. It was the first major single released by Lauper as a solo artist and the lead-off single from her debut album She’s So Unusual.
“With Or Without You” By U2
“With or Without You” is a song by the Irish rock band U2. It is the third track from their fifth studio album, The Joshua Tree (1987), and was released as the album’s lead single on 16 March 1987. The song was the group’s most successful single at the time, becoming their first number-one hit in both the United States and Canada by topping the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.
“Right Here Waiting” By Richard Marx
“Right Here Waiting” is a song by American singer and songwriter Richard Marx. It was released in June 29, 1989, as the second single from his second album, Repeat offender.
“Alone” By Heart
“Alone” is a song composed by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. It first appeared via Steinberg and Kelly’s 1983 pet project, I-Ten, on Taking a Cold Look. It was later recorded by Valerie Stevenson and John Stamos in their roles as Lisa Copley and Gino Minelli, on the original soundtrack of the CBS sitcom Dreams in 1984. American rock band Heart made it a number-one US and Canadian hit in 1987. Twenty years later, Celine Dion recorded it for her album Taking Chances.
“Papa Don’t Preach” By Madonna
“Papa Don’t Preach” finds Madonna treating the music video concept as more of a short film than promotional clip, imbuing her. “Papa Don’t Preach” is from her third studio album True Blue (1986).
“Human” By The Human League
“Human” is a song recorded by British synthpop band The Human League, and released as the first single from their 1986 album Crash. The track, which deals with the subject of infidelity, was written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
“Bette Davis Eyes” By Kim Carnes
“Bette Davis Eyes” is a song written by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, and made popular by American singer Kim Carnes. DeShannon recorded it in 1974; Carnes’ 1981 version spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Billboard’s biggest hit of the entire year for 1981. The 1981 recording won the 1982 Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.