Dan Terry Productions
Smokin' 80's
1. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
2. Into the Groove - Madonna
3. Super Freak Part I - Rick James
4. Beat It - Michael Jackson
5. Funkytown - Lipps Inc.
6. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
7. Don't You Want Me? - Human League
8. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
9. Like a Virgin - Madonna
10. Blue Monday - New Order
11. When Doves Cry - Prince
12. What I Like About You - The Romantics
13. Push It - Salt N Pepa
14. Celebration - Kool and The Gang
15. Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara
16. It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
17. Holiday - Madonna
18. Thriller - Michael Jackson
19. Bad - Michael Jackson
20. 1999 - Prince
21. The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
22. I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
23. Electric Slide - Marcia Griffiths
24. Mony Mony - Billy Idol
25. I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
26. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
27. Take Your Time (Do It Right) - The S.O.S. Band
28. Let the Music Play - Shannon
29. Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic feat. Felly
30. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force
31. Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters
32. Fame (I Want To Live Forever) - Irene Cara
33. Let's Groove - Earth, Wind, and Fire
34. It Takes Two (To Make a Thing Go Right) - Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
35. Pump Up the Volume - M/A/R/R/S
36. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
37. Relax (Don't Do It) - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
38. You Spin Me Around (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
39. She Works Hard For the Money - Donna Summer
40. Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
41. Der Kommissar (The Commissioner) - After the Fire
42. The Glamorous Life - Sheila E
43. Whip It! - Devo
44. Rock Lobster - The B-52s
45. Wild Thing - Tone Loc
46. Maniac - Michael Sembello
47. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
48. She Blinded Me with Science - Thomas Dolby
49. Take on Me - A-Ha
50. Who Can It Be Now? - Men At Work

51. I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls
52. Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Gos
53. Kiss - Prince and The Revolution
54. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
55. In My House - The Mary Jane Girls
56. White Horse - Laid Back
57. Our House - Madness
58. Word Up - Cameo
59. Rumours - Timex Social Club
60. Pull Up To the Bumper - Grace Jones
61. Walk Like an Egyptian - The Bangles
62. I Feel For You - Chaka Khan feat. Stevie Wonder and Grandmaster Melle Mel
63. Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell feat. Michael Jackson
64. Situation - Yaz (Yazoo)
65. Call Me - Blondie
66. You Dropped a Bomb On Me - The Gap Band
67. Heartbeat - Taana Gardner
68. Bust a Move - Young MC
69. Cars - Gary Numan
70. Straight Up - Paula Abdul
71. New Attitude - Patti LaBelle
72. Gloria< - Laura Branigan
73. (Let's Get) Physical - Olivia Newton John
74. Let's Dance - David Bowie
75. I Wonder If I Take You Home - Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam with Full Force
76. Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves
77. Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
78. The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
79. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners and Emerald Express
80. Everybody Wants To Rule the World - Tears For Fears
81. Rockit - Herbie Hancock and Grandmaster D.St.
82. Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
83. No Parking on the Dance Floor - Midnight Starr
84. Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
85. So Many Men, So Little Time - Miquel Brown
86. Double Dutch Bus - Frankie Smith
87. Shout - Tears for Fears
88. Like a Prayer - Madonna
89. Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
90. What Have You Done For Me Lately? - Janet Jackson
91. Upside Down (Inside Out) - Diana Ross
92. Give it to Me - Rick James
93. Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
94. The Look of Love (Part I) - ABC
95. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
96. Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl - The Spinners
97. Fresh (remix) - Kool and The Gang
98. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run) - Billy Ocean
99. Little Red Corvette - Prince
100. Raspberry Beret - Prince

101. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
102. Mickey - Toni Basil
103. Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes
104. Here Comes the Rain Again - The Eurythmics
105. Please Don't Go - K.C. and The Sunshine Band
106. Rapture - Blondie
107. Hold Me Now - The Thompson Twins
108. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
109. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
110. You're the One for Me - D-Train
111. Oh Sheila - Ready for the World
112. Let it Whip - The Dazz Band
113. Cutie Pie - One Way
114. Ride On Time - Black Box feat. Loleatta Holloway
115. Rock This Town - The Stray Cats
116. 99 Luftballoons - Nena
117. Obsession - Animotion
118. All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
119. The Loco-Motion - Kylie Minogue
120. Venus - Bananarama
121. A Love Bizarre - Sheila E. and Prince
122. He's So Shy - The Pointer Sisters
123. Lucky Star - Madonna
124. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
125. Pass the Dutchie - Musical Youth

126. Candy Girl - New Edition
127. Jump To It - Aretha Franklin
128. Cruel Summer - Bananarama
129. Looking For a New Love - Jody Watley
130. Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
131. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - WHAM!
132. Maneater - Daryl Hall and John Oate
133. Touch Me (I Want Your Body) - Samantha Fox
134. Only In My Dreams - Debbie Gibson
135. The Twist '88 - The Fat Boyz and Chubby Checker
136. Promises, Promises - Naked Eyes
137. Talking in Your Sleep - The Romantics
138. French Kissin' (In the U.S.A.) - Debbie Harry
139. Kids in America - Kim Wilde
140. People Are People - Depeche Mode
141. West End Girls - The Pet Shop Boys
142. On the Radio - Donna Summer
143. Jam On It - Newcleus
144. Fascinated (By Your Love) - Company B.
145. Point of No Return - Expose
146. Come Go With Me - Expose
147. Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
148. Vertigo/Relight My Fire - Dan Hartman and Loleatta Holloway
149. I Would Die 4 U - Prince
150. Temptation - Heaven 17

151. Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
152. Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent - Gwen Guthrie
153. 19 - Paul Hardcastle
154. When I Hear Music (It Makes Me Dance) - Debbie Deb
155. Lookout Weekend - Debbie Deb
156. Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat
157. Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
158. And the Beat Goes On - The Whispers
159. Rhythm Nation - Janet Jackson
160. Material Girl - Madonna
161. What's On Your Mind? (Pure Energy) - Information Society
162. Funky Cold Medina - Tone Loc
163. Private Idaho - The B-52s
164. Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
165. I Need Your Lovin' - Teena Marie
166. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde
167. Let's Hear It For the Boy - Deniece Williams
168. Da Butt - E.U.
169. Don't Make Me Wait (All Night) - The NYC Peech Boys
170. Object of My Desire - Starpoint
171. Let's Go All the Way - Sly Fox
172. Tell It To My Heart - Taylor Dayne
173. Goodbye To You - Scandal
174. One Thing Leads To Another - The Fixx
175. (Keep Feeling) Fascination - Human League
176. When I Think of You - Janet Jackson
177. Neutron Dance - The Pointer Sisters
178. (I've Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
179. Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen
180. Antmusic - Adam and The Ants
181. Just Got Paid - Johnny Kemp
182. Chains of Love - Erasure
183. Hot! Hot! Hot! - Buster Poindexter and His Banshees of Blue
184. Roam - The B-52s
185. Sussudio - Phil Collins
186. Solid (As a Rock) - Ashford and Simpson
187. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - Michael Jackson
188. Catch Me (I'm Falling) - Pretty Poison
189. Cold Hearted Snake - Paula Abdul
190. 9 to 5 (Modern Train) - Sheena Easton
191. Meeting in the Ladies Room - Klymaxx
192. Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson
193. Dancing In the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
194. No Frills Love - Jennifer Holliday
195. I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden) - Kon Kan
196. Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry
197. Nasty Girl - Vanity 6
198. Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room) - Paul Lekakis
199. High Energy - Evelyn Thomas
200. Footloose - Kenny Loggins

It was a memorable decade... No doubt about it.

  • Do the names John Hughes, Jack Tripper & Duran Duran bring a smile to your face?
  • Do you know what to shout after every line when you hear "Mony Mony?"
  • Know what comes after "the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire?"
  • Many people remember the 80's for events like "Who Shot JR?,"
  • Baby Jessica, the boycott of the 1980 Olympics, and the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
  • Others recall tragedies such as the explosion of Challenger, Chernobyl, the Iran-Contra Scandal, or the death of Indira Ghandi as the defining moments of the decade.
  • But for many of us, the 80s are also fondly remembered as a time of fun, freedom, and excess everything.

As many of us get older we sometimes have a tendency to forget where we came from. In doing so we can lose sight of what's made us who we are. Our childhood experiences mold us into the adults we become on levels we don't always realize or understand.  The 1980's has been dubbed the lost decade. Apparently the 80's was a time with no significant cultural or political contributions to the world. I have to disagree with that claim. So looking back in retrospect let's see just how "lost" the 80's really were.

The 1980's produced some of the most innovative entertainment of all time, helped to define patriotism for Americans during the Cold War, and saw Michael Jackson the king of Pop rewrite how the music industry did business, and the personal computer or PC was born.  How many of you remember when Michael Jackson's Thriller debuted? it was an 18 minute mini movie and music video. I remember watching it with popcorn like it was a horror flick on HBO. Speaking of HBO how many of us used to turn HBO on after 8pm in hopes of getting a boobie shot in some R rated movie without getting caught by our parents?

Have you noticed lately that more and more women and teen girls are wearing leggings? Correct me if I am wrong but leggings were the FAD in the 80's. Girls had over sized bright colored sweatshirts with ridiculously large belts worn over the sweatshirt, leggings, and of course color coordinated scrunchy socks to match the sweatshirt!  What other 80's spawned fashion trends are back with a vengeance? The Polo Shirt. In the 80's the Polo Shirt was worn by Yuppies and Nerds alike. Today we see the Polo Shirt being worn by of course Yuppies, and college Frat Boys with their collars up like Fonzie. The Polo Shirt was an 80's inspired FAD.

For all you metal heads out there this should bring back memories. Guys do you remember that one pair of black or stone washed blue jeans with the huge moth holes in the knees? Yeah I do too and today in 2010 we see the "EMO" kids wearing the exact same type jeans only we made ours and they bought theirs. And how about companies like Affliction Clothing? You see all the MMA, Strikeforce, Tapout, and WWE Superstars wearing their clothes. The T-shirts are modeled after 80's style Rock Concert Shirts with graphics of skulls, Norse mythological character types, and hip sayings. Some of their most popular jeans come weathered and ripped in the knees, and upper leg "quad" area.

Movies in the 1980's gave us some of the most beloved of all time. Indiana Jones, Back To The Future, The Goonies, The Monster Squad, The Breakfast Club, Gremlins, A Christmas Story, National Lampoons Vacation, Police Academy and more... list some if you can think them up. Star Wars doesn't make the list ONLY because the original was filmed in 1978, and Star Trek was originally a 1960's TV show, the movies were 1980's films but the series dates back some 20 years earlier. Star Wars would have been in my top 3 as a KID in the 80's though. How many of us dressed like Indiana Jones and had our little adventures in the backyard? Who didn't have Star Wars or Smurfs bed sheets? Everyone owned a Luke Skywalker figure and Boobie Traps became an inside joke that our parents could never figure out... Thank you Data for those hysterical pronunciations.

And how about the good old Cold War? Who remembers Ronald Reagan and Mikel Gorbachev? I certainly do. Grumman, the company the produced the F-14 Tomcat made famous in another 80's flick Top Gun.  Do you remember when Reagan and Gorbachev made peace between the USSR "CCCP" and the USA? Do you remember when the BERLIN WALL came down? 1989 baby! The fall of the Berlin Wall was a monumental end to a relic of post World War 2 Germany. That's history in the making for certain and it belongs to the 1980's.

Who remembers the Nuclear Reactor meltdown at Chernobyl? We weren't allowed to go outside for 2 days after school because people were afraid the radioactive contaminants in the air made it across the Atlantic to New York. This was the worst Nuclear disaster in WORLD history.  There is just so much to mention about the 80's that literally made us who we are as people. I wouldn't trade living in the 80's for anything, in fact if Doc Brown ever did make a time machine that's exactly where I'd be going.

But then I think about this statement for a moment and I realize something. If went back to the 80's would they be as wonderful to me now being an adult OR would I see that in many respects the world hasn't changed all that much? It's interesting to ponder but I have come up with this.....  The 80's are so special to me because I was a kid then, when you still had the imagination and the ability to think anything was possible. As a child we have this innocent ignorance about us, not knowing or caring about the pressures and responsibilities that adult life brings. Who honestly cared about taxes, health care, honest wages for hard work, etc as a kid? I don't think these things took precedence over what He-Man figure I wanted, or when the next episode of the Dukes of Hazzard was on. So in that, the mind of a child, the 80's was and is a wondrous place that we all would love to revisit BUT as adults may see through very different eyes.