Let's be real, the 70's and 80's produced some of the greatest songs ever. Songs that are nearly 40 years old are still sung by people of all ages. It doesn't matter if you were around during the 70's or the 80's, there's still a high chance that you know (almost) every word to many songs. Whether you're with a group of people at a party, in the car with friends or by yourself in the car and a hit from those decades comes on, it's kind of hard not to start jammin' your heart out. Although I can list hundreds of amazing songs, I listed my top 25 choices that instantly makes me want to scream the words to whether alone or at a party.
1. "Africa" - Toto
"I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had"
2. "Come Sail Away" - Styx
"Come sail away
Come sail away
Come sail away with me"
3. "Come On Eileen" - Dexys Midnight Runners
Come on Eileen
oh I swear (what he means)
At this moment you mean everything"
4. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - Wham!
"Wake me up before you go-go
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo"
"Ba de ya - say do you remember
Ba de ya - dancing in September
Ba de ya - never was a cloudy day"
6. "Pour Some Sugar On Me"- Def Leppard
"Pour some sugar on me
Oh, in the name of love"
7. "Modern Love" - David Bowie
"But I try, I try
Never gonna fall for (Modern love)
Walks beside me (Modern love)
Walks on by"
8. "Don't Stop Believing" - Journey
"Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train
9. "Living On A Prayer" - Bon Jovi
(Whoa) We're half way there
(Whoa) Livin' on a prayer
Take my hand and we'll make it
I swear, (Whoa) livin' on a prayer
10. "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" - Michael Jackson
with the force, don't stop
Don't stop til you get enough"
11. "Mrs. Robinson" - Simon & Garfunkel
"And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know
Wo wo wo"
12. "Oye Como Va" - Santana
"Oye como va
13. "American Pie" - Don McLean
"Bye, bye Miss. American Pie
Drove my chevy to the levee but the levee was dry"
14. "Sweet Caroline" - Neil Diamond
Good times never felt so good
I'd be inclined
To believe they never would"
15. "Take Me Home Tonight" - Eddie Money
"Take me home tonight
I don't want to let you go till you see the light"
16. "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson
"Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one"
17. "Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
Where can I find a woman like that"
18. "Back In Black" - AC/DC
"Back in black
I hit the slack
I've been too long I'm glad to be back"
19. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" - Aerosmith
"Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, baby
And I don't wanna miss a thing"
20. "Sweet Home Alabama" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you"
21."Summer Of '69" - Bryan Adams
"I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it till my fingers bled
Was the summer of '69"
22. "Jack & Diane" - John Mellencamp
"Sayin' oh yeah
Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone"
23. "Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns N' Roses
"She's got a smile it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky"
24. "Piano Man" - Billy Joel
"It's a nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin"
25. "Born in the U.S.A." - Bruce Springsteen
"Born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A."
Next time you're handed the aux, put some of these songs on- you won't regret it!