Dancing in the 80s

Last month A-Z Challenge kicked off with a party and a lot of bloggers featured older music from their youth. Being a child of 80s, I was instantly reminded of Music Television and how important it was in giving us an exposure to the hits of the world.

Madonna, Michael Jackson and later Bon Jovi were steady producers of hit videos but I remember playing with my two friends and pretending that we were three popular female phenomenons of mid-eighties. I was Sabrina, Tiina was Sandra and Tiia was Samantha Fox. We were about 6 and then their music sounded really good.

Sandra: In The Heat Of The Night (1985)


Sabrina: Boys Boys (1986)


Samantha Fox: Touch Me (1986). This version is a modern remake with Euro Pop star Gunther. As you can hear, Europe has been well primed for Lady Gaga style music since the 90s.


And last a fresh of breath air, some good ol’ rock: Bon Jovi and Keep The Faith (1992)


Do you recall these songs? And did you watch Music Television when you were young? Which songs do you remember dancing to in your childhood and teenage?


  1. Lynette M Burrows
    Apr 30, 2012

    Oh, my. My songs were not the songs of the eighties, but you made me remember putting on lip-sync concerts in my garage for my siblings. But, I liked the music so much I’d forget I was supposed to lip sync and I’d start singing along! Fun memories. Thanks for sharing, Reetta.
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    • Reetta Raitanen
      May 2, 2012

      Lip sync concerts sound like so much fun, Lynette. We recorded songs from the radio on C cassettes and sung after them. Good old times.

  2. Coleen Patrick
    Apr 30, 2012

    Bon Jovi was one of the big ones that I loved in high school. I went to a concert on the Slippery when wet tour when I was a senior-it was one of the best concerts I ever went to! 🙂
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    • Reetta Raitanen
      May 2, 2012

      Ooh, that sounds like a great concert. Bon Jovi is still one of the kings of rock.

  3. Debra Kristi
    May 1, 2012

    Um, wow. I don’t recall identifying with any of those songs during the 80’s. And those were my high school years. 🙁 Guess my music choices were different.
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    • Reetta Raitanen
      May 2, 2012

      Looking back now, I’d say you didn’t miss much, Debra 🙂 It is very possible that these songs were most popular in Europe only.

  4. Karen McFarland
    May 2, 2012

    Reeta, I did not grow up in the eighties, though I did like Bon Jovi. I love Rock n’ Rock, put another song on the jutebox baby! LOL! 🙂

    • Reetta Raitanen
      May 2, 2012

      Next Monday there will be more music, Karen 😉 Rock sounds like a great theme to me.

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