Hump Day Got You Down? 80s Jams To Get You Through

Laura Kebby -

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You know that that feeling, like it’s the day before pay day, and you’re eating pasta sauce on bread and clawing your way through searching for the weekend? Whatever that feeling is, I’m right there with you, and as per usual, I turned to tunes. So here it is. Your midweek jams: The 80s edition. Here’s a handy dandy little spotify playlist ready for you but since it’s the 80s, I couldn’t go past including the top videos. Take a break, relax, boogie a little, and cruise through hump day with this blast from the past.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

Man if this doesn’t turn that office induced frown upside down I don’t know what will.

Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen

Keeping with the dancing theme, because that’s exactly what the 9-5 is for right? This absolute banger from Mr Springsteen will have you flailing around like Molly Ringwald in the Breakfast Club.

Dont You (Forget about me) – Simple Minds

Speaking of the Breakfast club…

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Just when you could feel your back against the wall, lost,, lonely, alone. Remember. Don’t ever ever. Stop believing. Midnight train anyone?

Wake me up before you Go-Go – WHAM!

The video clip ALONE, should be enough to kick your day, afternoon, week and week END into gear. 

Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

Every single time this song appears on my rotation, the spring in my step returns, just to remind me that surely life isn’t all that hard. I tried to tell my boss this exact statement yesterday, in defence of my lack of attention span and it wasn’t that well received. But feel free to give it a crack today!

I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers

It’s already in your head now, so you may as well listen to the full song and march those 500 miles right over the top of hump day.

It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls

REGARDLESS of your gender and preference, this song is an absolute jam. And each and every one of you have absolutely busted out to this at your cousins wedding.

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

Hopefully your job doesn’t involve a whole lot of running and sweating it out in a tracksuit but… For those of who do that on the daily, this one’s for you.

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics

This song. Is everything.

If it's on in Newcastle, it's on Newcastle Live

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