Playlist to a reunion, just for the fun of it.

Don’t bother if you’re not a music person… but this is the playlist for my 30th high school reunion. There are so many songs I left off, so many more I could have put on here, but it touches on many of the key songs/artists. We were in high school from 1976-1981.  The list extends out until our college graduation year (1985ish) as we all like the idea that we are children of the 80s, music wise. We were too busy reunioning to really listen, but I’ll be playing some of these for a while…  Note: I owe a big thank you to Simon, who put most of this together, with my feedback and a few good conversations about music. We both think a lot about the playlists, and it was fun to hang out and bounce music off each other (at a “prom” no less!).  Thanks Simon!

The Boys of Summer, Don Henley
You Shook Me All Night Long, AC/DC
Sweet Emotion, Aerosmith
Feel Like Makin’ Love, Bad Company
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper, Blue Öyster Cult
More Than a Feeling, Boston
Sunshine of Your Love Cream
Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Dark Star, Crosby, Stills & Nash
Life In the Fas,t Lane Eagles
Crocodile Rock, Elton John
Forever Man, Eric Clapton
Go Your Own Way, Fleetwood Mac
Juke Box Hero, Foreigner
Barracuda, Heart
Teacher, Jethro Tull
Any Way You Want I,t Journey
Carry On Wayward Son, Kansas
Immigrant Song, Led Zeppelin
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mississippi Queen, Mountain
Hair of the Dog, Nazareth
Spirit In the Sky, Norman Greenbaum
Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2, Pink Floyd
Another One Bites the Dus,t Queen
Feelin’ Alright, Rare Earth
Roll With the Change,s REO Speedwagon
Bitch, The Rolling Stones
Tom Sawyer, Rush
Rock’n Me, Steve Miller Band
Bang a Gong (Get It On) T. Rex
The Seeker, The Who,
Dude (Looks Like a Lady), Aerosmith
Obsession, Animotion
Walk Like an Egyptian, The Bangles
White Wedding, Pt. 1 Billy Idol
Call Me, Blondie
You Give Love a Bad Nam,e Bon Jovi
Summer of ’69, Bryan Adams
Driv,e The Cars
I Feel for You, Chaka Khan
Why Can’t I Be Like You, The Cure
(I Just) Died in Your Arms, Cutting Crew
Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
Let’s Dance, David Bowie
Animal, Def Leppard
Hungry Like the Wolf, Duran Duran
One Thing Leads to Another, The Fixx
I Ran (So Far Away), A Flock of Seagulls
Cars, Gary Numan
Sweet Child O’ Mine, Guns N’ Roses
Things Can Only Get Bette,r Howard Jones
Don’t You Want Me, The Human League
New Sensation, INXS
Footloose, Kenny Loggins
Hello, Lionel Richie
Down Under, Men At Work
I Melt With You, Modern English
One Night In Bangkok (Single Version), Murray Head
Promises, Promises, Naked Eyes
Bizarre Love Triangle New Order
Big Time, Peter Gabriel
Every Breath You Take, The Police
Let’s Go Crazy, Prince & The Revolution
Send Me an Angel ’89, (Edit) Real Life
Addicted To Love, Robert Palmer
Don’t You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds
Tainted Love, Soft Cell
True Spandau, Ballet
It’s My Life, Talk Talk
Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears
Runnin’ Down a Dream, Tom Petty
Pride (In the Name of Love), U2
Jump, Van Halen
Dance Hall Days, Wang Chung
The Promise, When In Rome
Here I Go Again, Whitesnake
Sharp Dressed Man, ZZ Top
Careless Whisper, Wham!
Precious, Depeche mode
Personal Jesus, Depeche Mode
Blue Monday, New Order
Rock Lobster, B-52s
Love Shack, B-52s
Livin on a Prayer, Bon Jovi
I wear my sunglasses at night, Corey Hart
Could you be love, Bob Marley
Take On Me, A-ha
Our lips are sealed, The Go-gos
Venus, Bananarama
Old Time rock and roll, Bob Seger
Saturday Night, Bay city Rollers (for Deanne)
Born to Run, Springsteen
The River, Springsteen
Tusk, Fleetwood Mac
Landslide, Fleetwood Mac
Break on through, The Doors
Billie Jean, M Jackson
This must be the place, Talking Heads
Burning down the house, Talking Heads
Psycho Killer, Heads
Let’s go to bed, Cure
Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty
Sexual Healing, Marvin Gaye

Note:  What songs would you add to this list, for my next reunion (I’m saving this)?  When did you graduate High school and have you gone to a reunion yet?  How did it go?  If you enjoyed this post, please hit Like. Or pass it along, by hitting Share.

About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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5 Responses to Playlist to a reunion, just for the fun of it.

  1. Renee Mason says:

    OMG, I would have burned off 20,000 calories. What fun!


    • Renee, Wish I had, but I think eating 10 lbs of fried clams (or something along that line) during the visit home, made up for any calories burned. Fun night though. If you read “Wicked Good”, the post that the playlist came from, go back and check out the photos I just posted. Thanks for reading and check back for new material. : )


  2. I think I have every single one of those in my iPod.

    Great post.

    Mr. Bricks


    • Mr. Bricks, you’re back! Glad you checked out something else… it wasn’t exactly a post, but a list, but nice of you take the time. I have every one of them on my iPod too and it was a lot of fun thinking about what songs were our high school sounds and then putting it together. Thanks for checking it out. Stay tuned… : )


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