The Song: I Want To Break Free
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: You can't pick 80's rock songs without including Queen somewhere, it's just not possible. Everything about this is iconic from the lyrics to the musical composition and of course the video.
The Song: Don't You Forget About Me
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: Everyone knows this song from The Breakfast Club and scenes from the movie are featured in the music video. The song in itself is so airy and feel good, it's again impossible to have a list of 80's songs & not feature this.
The Song: Africa
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: I heard this song on an episode of The Goldbergs and I've loved it ever since. It's probably not as iconic as some of the others here, but that doesn't mean it's any less perfect. The video I think is really clever for the decade it's from, the musics really chill and the lyrics are heartfelt.
The Song: Sweet Child O' Mine
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: Again, I don't think you can pick 80's rock songs and not include Guns N' Roses. It's one of those songs you know even if you don't actually know it. Special mention to the guitar riff which is out of this world.
The Song: Livin On A Prayer
CONTROLRadioUK Thoughts: To finish off this weeks Throwback Thursday we have the legend that is Bon Jovi. What can you say about this song? It rocks! You know all the words. You've bounced to it on your air guitar. Everything about it is brilliant.