Below is an ambitious playlist of videos featured on MTV’s beloved alternative show 120 Minutes which ran from 1986 to 2000. This playlist goes chronologically through that time frame. A huge debt is owed to Tyler C’s excellent 120 Minutes archive, which we poked and prodded for the mammoth playlist below. Dig in!
This is a collection of dance tracks from the 1980s put together in order to help promote our virtual nightclub, Electric Ave. If you love 80s dance music, you should definitely come join us! It’s free. Read more here.
Paste did a feature on the 80 best albums of the 1980s. This is a Spotify playlist for those albums, in order. Albums that Spotify doesn’t carry are listed below. Otherwise, they are all here in their entirety. Link to the Paste article is here.
#62. The Pretenders – The Pretenders
56. Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
41. Ornette Coleman – In All Languages
34. Hüsker Dü New Day Rising
27. Peter Gabriel – So
20. AC/DC – Back in Black
18. De La Soul – Three Feet High and Rising
5. The Clash – London Calling
A mix of alternative, and new wave tracks make up this excellent 80s dance playlist. I double dare you not to have fun listening to this one! It sounds like retro night at a good alternative club. Also, check out our 80s music video playlist
A music playlist of 35 movie soundtrack tunes to enjoy. Put it on and see who can name the movie the song came from first!
Got to love the 80s! Remember when MTV actually played videos? These videos were all the rage then. Fun stuff to reminisce and dance along with. Check out our other music video playlists also. Perfect for house parties!
Crazy hair, bright colors and synthesizers! Oh My! Check out our 80s music video playlist
Here we have an excellent collection of 80s dance songs. A fun, moody affair of mostly alternative dance tracks with a few other gems thrown in for good measure.
Dark clubs, bleeding hearts. Reminisce to this 80s alternative dance music playlist by clicking the play button below.
This old school rap playlist remembers when hip-hop was fun. And of course like most 80s music, synthesizers were present! Check out our 80s music video playlist