Friday, August 8, 2014


We could all die here today
But before I'll let that happen
I'll dance my life away
~ Prince, '1999'

80s joggers sporting their leisure suits

Today's Friday 5 is brought to you by cool cat, Jeff T.  He also happens to be my husband.  When you ask him if he runs he typically responds, "only when chased."  In truth, he does get out there once in a while but it's not really his "thing".  Music, on the other hand, is and always has been.  Good thing I married him, eh?  One of our favorite things to do is sit on our front porch at night after the kids have gone to bed and dive into our iPod, often digging back into past decades or listening to tunes from our various adventures.  For today's playlist, he's taking us back to 80s; one of the best decades for music, though easily one of the most tragic for fashion.  Thanks for chiming in, Jeff.  Rock on and happy Friday everyone.

In his own words:
I took it back to where it began for me; the '80s.  Really tough call.  So many good ones.  I tried to focus on what has/will stand the test of time, but that is of course a relative endeavor.  And then you throw in the running part, which I don't do willingly.  In any event, here's I where I netted out.  Hope you enjoy.

1999 - Prince  
Hot Hot Hot - The Cure  
Burning Down the House - Talking Heads  
In God's Country - U2  
Let's Go - The Cars  

& a special bonus track to ring out the decade:
The Sounds of Science - Beastie Boys (wait for it at 1:39)  


  1. Great great songs. The 80's produced some of my favorite music. And I'll never complain about a list that includes the Talking Heads. One of my favorite bands ever.

    1. Agree. Not many bands hold a candle to the Talking Heads. I'm guessing it will always be that way. "Once in a Lifetime"....yes.