Hi guys! What up?. Thanks for hanging out with me. I was adding to my story on Instagram and I decided to choose the song Walkin’ On Air by Stephen Bishop. Simply because it’s one of those songs that I remember from my childhood. If I’m not mistaken it was on the soundtrack to the 1986 movie The Boy Who Could Fly. Which is really a great movie by the way. If you haven’t seen it then you should check it out.
Walkin’ On Air is one of the songs that make me feel magical. Like anything is possible. It has this whirlwind feeling to it. It’s really hard to explain. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you guys understand what I’m trying to say. Now listen, I have many songs that I truly love. These are all songs that have that magical feeling. Almost like having a soundtrack to your life.
I figured that I would share songs that make me feel magical all week long to my Instagram story. Most of these songs are from the ’80s. I was a kid in the ’80s and the ’80s were great if you were a kid or teenager. Some of these songs were on soundtracks to movies that I love. That could be why they feel magical to me. I will say that there are a number of things that make a song magical for me. It could be the lyrics, the music itself, the way the video was shot, the sounds, etc… It’s definitely a variety of things that make it magical.
There are a few more songs that are magical to me, So here we go… The group Tears for Fears which sings the song Everybody Want’s To Rule The World came out in 1985 and appeared on the Real Genius Soundtrack starring Val Kilmer. Everything about this song makes me feel like I’m in another universe. That’s how magical this song makes me feel. Perhaps it’s the explosive scene towards the end of the movie with all that yummy popcorn.
Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now. This song was featured on the 1987 soundtrack Mannequin. I think this movie definitely has something to do with how magical this song feels to me. This is one of my favorite movies by the way. I just truly believe that it’s a wonderful all-around great song.
U.S.A For Africa – We Are The World. This song came out in 1985. When I was a kid this was my very first record. I was In Love with this song as a kid and I was just 6 years old. Plus I was in love with Michael Jackson back then. It just did something to me. I guess because it’s about friendship, love, positivity and it has an amazing message. Deep down in my heart, I wish for a utopian society.￼
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
One of my favorite songs. It’s happy, upbeat and it empowers women. This song was released in 1983 and it was also on the soundtrack of the 1985 movie Girls Just Wanna Have Fun starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, and Shannon Dorothy. F.Y.I the movie is also one of my fav’s. I might as well give you the rest of my favorite songs by Cyndi Lauper. We also have Good Enough which was featured on the Goonies soundtrack in 1985 and we also have the song True Colors which I believe was featured on the 1997 movie Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. I can honestly say that I have quite a few favorite songs from that movie soundtrack.
My list could go on forever, but I don’t want this blog post to be extremely long. I think it’s pretty lengthy already. With that being said I think I’ll add two more songs to my list and call it quits. After all, I can always revisit this topic again. My next pick is going be Whitney Houston.
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Let me just say I love Whitney Houston. She was one of my favorite artists as a kid. This song was released in 1987. I love that it’s a dance track. Whenever this comes on everyone can’t help but sing along. This is definitely one of those songs I sang in the mirror with my cousins and our hairbrushes. Lol, 😆 I really do have a few more fav’s by Whitney Houston like How Will I Know and The Greatest Love Of All. I couldn’t leave those off my magical list. The Greatest Love Of All was released in 1987 just before I turned 8. How will I know it was released in 1985. Another great uptempo track from Whitney Houston? You seriously can’t help but sing along. This was a major success and hit. This song is like stardust.
My final selection for today will be the one and only Tina Turner.
Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It. This is a really great classic but most of all, it brings back childhood memories for me. This song is absolutely amazing. With Tina’s vocals and the synths, everything about this song gives me goosebumps. This song was released in 1984. I can remember chewing bubble gum and while at the park with my dad and my sister and hearing this song play from the car.
It’s time I wrap up this blog post. Hopefully, you enjoyed reading it while learning some things about me and just maybe you learned a few new things yourself about the music I shared especially if you’ve never really listened to any of these artists. I hope you’ve discovered something new from this post if haven’t seen any of the movies I shared with you. I know for a fact that some of these movies are exactly what helps to make these songs feel magical for me. Music is magical and universal.
I want to hear about songs you’d consider being magical to you? Sound off in the comments and let’s talk about it. Until then happy reading and I’ll see you around the blogs. 🥰💋