Songs on this week’s list include:
Footloose: It’s hard to listen to this song by Kenny Loggins and not want to cut a rug. Made famous during the 1980s, it was featured in a movie about a town where dancing just wasn’t allowed. Nowadays, it’s frowned upon as well, but only because dancing in close proximity might compromise public health. But boy is this ditty fun and a great reminder of why we love bacon…including the Kevin kind.
Kiss from a Rose: This Seal hit, featured in the movie Batman Forever, was all over the airwaves upon its release. It makes our list because kissing a rose, right now, is certainly safer than kissing a human. Pucker up and head into your garden. We won’t judge.
Stayin’ Alive: A disco dynamo from the Bee Gees, this song represents the ultimate goal. Here’s to all of us doing just that. We don’t want a Saturday Night Fever (or a fever at any other time, either).
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life: This classic tune by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes served as the foundation to the ultimate number in Dirty Dancing. I never understood why a movie set in the 1960s featured music so 1980s, but details, details. It makes our list this week not in a nod to irony, but in a nod to pets. Humans haven’t had the time of our lives, but pets beg to differ.
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing: Aerosmith’s hit feels relevant again for a few reasons. First, it’s in a movie called Armageddon. Second, we’re all experiencing a little FOMO. Fortunately, when no one’s doing anything, there’s nothing to miss out on.
I Just Called to Say I Love You: Stevie Wonder’s most memorable hit appeared in the movie The Woman in Red. It makes the list with a few alterations…..I just called to say I love you. I just called to say how much I care. I just called to say I’m lonely. And I can’t wait to cut my hair.
Ghostbusters: It’s hard to find someone who grew up in the 1980s who doesn’t know every word to this song. Who you gonna call to help with this