Those of you who already know me are probably aware that I’m crazy about 80s music, especially 80’s love songs. So, naturally, I got writing inspiration from the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Wham, Tears For Fears, Madonna, INXS, Duran Duran, U2… And since When It’s Love takes place during the days just before Christmas, I listened to Wham’s Last Christmas A LOT! I have loved that song since junior high. It brings back memories of my childhood unrequited love. I also listened to Feed the World. Do you guys remember that song? (Or if you’re younger than me… Have you ever heard it?) Gorgeous Christmas song.
My favorite love song of the 80’s (or maybe of all time), IMHO, is Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time. The lyrics are so simple and the melody is so romantic.
Some other songs from my playlist include:
They Way You Make Me Feel, Michael Jackson.
Crazy For You, Madonna
Save A Prayer, Duran Duran
Never Tear Us Apart, INXS
With Or Without You, U2
Careless Whisper, Wham
Wherever I Lay My Hat, Paul Young
I Love You Just the Way You Are, Billy Joel
The Glory of Love, Peter Cetera