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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

11 Songs to Put on Your '80s Christmas Playlist

Posted By on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 2:08 PM


For all you '80s fanatics, here's 10 totally bitchin' songs songs to chill out to. Santa's a rad dude, so hopefully you'll get a badass  ALF doll, cabbage patch doll or even a Mr. Microphone to spazz out your whole family. 

Wham!, "Last Christmas"
We all know what it’s like to give our heart away just to have it get broken the very next day. So this year, to save me from tears, I’m giving out Taco Bell gift cards instead.

Band Aid, "Do They Know it's Christmas" 
Even though we’re famous Rock Stars that shit in solid gold toilets without a care in the world, give us all your fucking money in exchange for our heartbreaking jingle.

Dan Fogelberg, "Same Old Lang Syne"
It would suck to run into an ex-boyfriend (now famous rock star) you dated in high school, but you dumped him for the captain of the air hockey team. Excuse me while I gauge my eyes out with a candy cane. 

Queen, "Thank God It's Christmas"
Thank God for Freddie Mercury. Let's hope he's enjoying the Yule log in Heaven. 

The Waitresses, "Christmas Wrapping"
I can image wearing neon spandex and drinking a California cooler while flash dancing around the Christmas tree to this song.

Hall and Oates, "Jingle Bell Rock"
It sounds like a party hangin’ with Hall and Oates.  I’d like to put a little mistletoe over Hall’s head, even though there is something strangely exciting about Oates' porn 'stash.

They Might Be Giants, "Santa's Beard"
That Santa is just too darn charming. There is something sexy about a pot belly and unruly facial hair, right?

The Pretenders, "2000 Miles"
This song's about missing someone you love. Kind of like that sad feeling you get when someone eats the last gingerbread boy.

Billy Squier, "Christmas is the Time to Say 'I Love You'"
Billy Squier's other classics "the stroke," “My kind of lover” and “everybody wants you,” could all of been written about Santa. Okay, I’m reaching just a little.

Siouxsie and the Banshees, "Israel"
Only Siouxsie and the Banshees can make vaguely controversial subject matter into a new wave masterpiece. 

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