The following is a true story about a family listening to 80s music on a road trip.
I have changed their names to protect the innocent.
I’m kidding. Usually I don’t mention their names anymore because supposedly that makes me an oversharing, hyper mommy blogger.
A couple weekends ago my family was trapped, er, seated in our SUV for the nearly 5 hour road trip to Pittsburgh. We were headed there so my son could play in a hockey tournament.
“I want to listen to 80s music,” said my husband.
“But not CHEESY 80s music,” he finished.
Hmph. There went my Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam playlist.
I fired up an Amazon Music 80s playlist. Then I got out my notebook to record the following hilarity.
Playlist: Hello by Lionel Richie
Husband: This is the world’s most terriblest song. It should be on the 80s Crap Playlist.
Playlist: Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
Husband: Ugh. I hate this song.
10yo Daughter: I like it.
Husband: I hate it.
Playlist: Footloose by Kenny Loggins
10yo Daughter: What’s this movie about again?
Me: It’s about an outsider. He moves from Chicago to a small town where dancing is banned.
10yo Daughter: So it’s stupid.
Playlist: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham
Playlist: True by Spandeau Ballet
Husband: No. God. No.
Now don’t you worry, we found plenty of acceptable 80s tunes to jam out to. These included songs from A-Ha, The Police and Duran Duran, among others.
And for those of you astute enough to remember that I have a teenage son, you’ll notice he did not partake in any of these conversations. You can guess why: he had his headphones on the whole trip. I barely remembered he existed until he asked for snacks.
Do you like 80s music? Road trips with your family? What songs would you add to the playlist?