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Big 80s on 8 Summer Songs Countdown: Vacation, all The Go-Go’s ever wanted

May 27, 2014

Every time Memorial Day rolls around, everyone’s thoughts turn to bathing suits, warm days, BBQs, backyard parties, and the best part of summer: VACATION! At least that’s what The Go-Go’s were singing about in the ’80s, and they weren’t alone. Don Henley sang about The Boys of Summer, Bananarama had a Cruel Summer on the mind, and Katrina & the Waves were Walking on Sunshine (whoa!).

Make Memorial Day Weekend last a little longer on the first Tuesday back at work (or school) with a top 40 list of summer songs in this week’s Big ’80s on 8 countdown.

40. Beach Boys – Getcha Back
39. Poison- Nothing But A Good Time
38. Miami Sound Machine – Conga
37. Don Henley – Sunset Grill
36. Power Station – Some Like It Hot
35. Alarm – Rain In The Summertime
34. The Motels – Suddenly Last Summer
33. Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen
32. John Fogerty – Centerfield
31. Loverboy – Working For The Weekend
30. Fat Boys/Beach Boys – Wipe Out
29. ZZ Top- Legs
28. Duran Duran – Rio
27. Asia – Heat Of The Moment
26. Motley Crue – Girls, Girls , Girls
25. Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
24. Huey Lewis & The News – If This Is It
23. Tone Loc – Wild Thing
22. Buster Poindexter – Hot, Hot, Hot
21. Billy Idol – Hot In The City
20. Blotto -I Wanna Be A Lifeguard
19. Diesel – Saulsalito Summer Nights
18. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
17. David Lee Roth – California Girls
16. Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night
15. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
14. Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days
13. Y & T – Summertime Girls
12. Richard Marx – Endless Summer Nights
11. Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun
10. Blondie – The Tide Is High
9. Glen Frey – The Heat Is On
8. Cars – Magic
7. Dire Straits – Twistin’ By The Pool
6. Beach Boys – Kokomo
5. Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
4. Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
3. Bananarama – Cruel Summer
2. Don Henley – Boys Of Summer
1. Vacation – Go –Go’s