Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends! We made it! It’s almost summer! Now if the weather here in five on friday series 80s musicNC would get “normal” we’d all be happy.

Thought I would start a fun new thing on Fridays called “Five on Friday” where I randomly pick a topic and list 5 that are my favorite or that I think are significant. Since this is brand spanking new, feel free to help me out and and leave a topic that I should cover in the comment section!

Up first.. a favorite topic of mine – 80’s Music! These are listed in no particular order because there’s NO WAY I can pick my all time favorite.. it’s hard enough just listing 5!

Sister Christian – Night Ranger

This may sound crazy, but this has always been my “good luck” song. Every time I hear it, something good happens. It reminds me of my first job at Hardee’s (I rocked that brown polyNOter uniform) because everyone thought it was funny to sing the song to me, swapping my name out for Christian.



The Boys of Summer – Don Henley

This song reminds me of endless summer nights spent wasting gas cruising around town with Cristi. Like every other hormone driven teen, we had no place to go and all the time in the world to get there.



Jack and Diane – John COUGAR Mellencamp

Hands down, this song is THE song that defines my life as a teen in the 80’s. The world stops for me when this song comes on and for 4 and a half minutes, I’m back in that confused but amazing time of my life. I don’t think that I ever owned a pair of Bobby Brooks but man did I want to.

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Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran

I’m still confused how I missed Roger Taylor’s proposal, yet here I am living in NC and not married to him. How did that happen? Listening to today’s boy bands, none of them hold a light to D2 and I’m sure my mom hated them as much as I hate 1D.



Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds

“Does Barry Manilow know you stole his wardrobe?”. This one shouldn’t need a lot of explanation. This was OUR movie. This movie defined our high school lives. Every single one of us could identify with one of these characters and even now, I could watch this movie over and over again.


There are so many more that should be in here, but these are the ones that popped into my head tonight. What were your favorites from that time?