My MixTape Tunes from the 80s into early and mid 90s

Inspired by the 80s-90s theme and songs listed on each NKOTB member’s spread in the tour book, I had an idea. I decided to think up some
songs I would put on my own mixtape from that era. At first, I tried to keep my picks narrowed down to 20, but it was impossible Having so many favorites that take me back to special memories, my list grew enough to fill several mixtapes worth. Some of these songs remind me of when I first began enjoying the work of a singer or band. With others, I could relate lyrics to feelings for a crush…those words that would be difficult to find and express.

When I first heard the name of their new tour, I had to get tickets for the nearest show. I caught the nostalgia-stirring NKOTB MixTape Tour in Philadelphia toward the end of June. With tons of photos from the show, I’m working on which photos to use for a blog post and it may still be a while. Until then, I thought I’d share what songs I’ve put together so for that mixtape(s) idea of my own. There’s even more add, once I decide among hits by several artists. Stay tuned for those and my concert blog post.

  • I’m So Into You – SWV
    How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
    I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
    Feelings of Forever – Tiffany
    Shake Your Love – Debbie Gibson
    Lost in Your Eyes – Debbie Gibson
    You Got It (The Right Stuff) – NKOTB
    Step By Step – NKOTB
    Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
    Animal – Def Leppard
    Hysteria – Def Leppard
    Nothing But A Good Time – Poison
    Jump – Van Halen
    Mercedes Boy – Pebbles
    Let the Music Play – Shannon
    Into the Groove – Madonna
    Dress You Up – Madonna
    True Blue – Madonna
    Your Love – The Outfield
    Let’s Dance – David Bowie
    Jump (For My Love) – Pointer Sisters
    Drive – The Cars
    Magic – The Cars
    Summertime – Will Smith
    I Love Your Smile – Shanice
    And We Danced – The Hooters
    Footloose – Kenny Loggins
    Oh Mickey – Toni Basil
    Push It – Salt n Pepa
    Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
    Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
    Learning to Fly – Tom Petty
    Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
    Heaven – Warrant
    Fly to the Angels – Slaughter
    I Love Rock n Roll – Joan Jett
    Cruel Summer – Bananarama
    Pleasure Principle – Janet Jackson
    Straight Up – Paula Abdul
    Don’t You Want Me – Jodi Watley
    Tell It To My Heart – Taylor Dayne
    Mad About You – Belinda Carlisle
    Heaven Is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle
    Tunnel of Love – Bruce Springsteen
    Human Touch – Bruce Springsteen
    Boys of Summer – Don Henley
    Gypsy – Fleetwood Mac
    Hold Me – Fleetwood Mac
    Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
    Stand Back – Stevie Nicks
    Head Over Heels – Tears for Fears
    Sweet Dreams – The Eurythmics
    Hold Me Now – Thompson Twins
    Lay Your Hands On Me – Thompson Twins
    Doctor, Doctor! – Thompson Twins
    Jack & Diane – John Mellencamp
    The Warrior – Patty Smyth
    Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
    Motown Philly – Boyz II Men
    Rock Steady – The Whispers
    Freeze Frame – J. Geils Band
    867-5309 Jenny – Tommy Tutone
    Cars – Gary Numan
    Rock the Casbah – The Clash
    Money for Nothing – Dire Straits
  • About caroldwyer

    A freelance photographer and blogger, I'm also a non-traditional graduate of Cabrini College with a B.A. in communication, minor in English and concentration in film studies. As a student, I was a staff writer, photographer and copy editor for the Loquitur. In my final semester, I assisted in promoting campus literary events for Woodcrest Literary Magazine. I love travel, historic places, nature, wildlife and the arts. I hope to be involved in some way with one of those areas throughout my media career. Currently, I'm pursuing my M.F.A. in creative writing and publishing. Read my film blog at - and my literary blog at
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