Class of 1990 – 25 Years [mix tape]

 

June 7, 1990

 

The class of 1990 graduated from Clearview High School in Lorain, Ohio – all 70 something of us. Small school, small class, but we all knew each other and there was an almost universal camaraderie between us all.

 

class of 1990 chs

 

Looking back now, being a pretty tight-knit class was amazingly cool.

I can remember the movies from my teen years where the schools were huge and no one knew each other outside of their cliques. I’m thankful we weren’t like that, or that we didn’t let our differences separate us too much.

Our school was small, but packed. We housed not only the high school, but the junior high as well. Some of my good friends weren’t just in my class, but some both older and younger than me. I still treasure my friendships from my high school days.

The classes were great as well – not like today’s curriculum of proficiency test based teaching. I took three years of Latin and art and took some amazing electives like English Literature and Detective Novel. Those teachers remained great friends and mentors to me throughout my adult life.

Twenty-five years later and it feels as if it were just yesterday. Where did the time go? Most have families and children, some even graduating high school or college. Some of my friends are even returning to college and continuing their education. I applaud them. If I were to return to school to finish my degree, I’d be in remedial math! I know I’ve forgotten all that information over the years of not using it regularly. Makes me wish I wouldn’t have put off taking my math and science classes. I’d be that much closer to a degree, that’s for sure! But I digress…

I miss all the fun we all used to have back in those carefree high school days. The parties were great as well. We weren’t the trouble making brats that the over privileged and spoiled kids of today are! It’s funny to think back – we actually had a sense of responsibility – if for any other reason that our parents would kill us for getting into trouble! 

Anyways, this playlist is for my former classmates – and anyone who appreciates the awesome music of the 1980’s. 

There’s a great mix of rock, r&b, pop and new wave hits I can remember dancing to at our school dances and playing loudly at parties. I hope this playlist makes some of you Gen Xers Bust a Move!

***FYI – I wish I could have included a Prince tune on this list, but he has banned any videos on YouTube.


 

 

  1. Lean on Me – Club Nouveau
  2. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  3. Cold Hearted – Paula Abdul
  4. Girl You Know It’s True – Milli Vanilli
  5. My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
  6. Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
  7. Word Up – Cameo
  8. Head to Toe – Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam 
  9. Rhythm of the Night – DeBarge
  10. All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
  11. I Want Your Sex – George Michael
  12. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  13. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  14. Walk This Way – Run-DMC
  15. Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
  16. Rub You the Right Way – Johnny Gill
  17. Girlfriend – Pebbles
  18. Bust a Move – Young MC
  19. Push It – Salt n Pepa
  20. Rumors – Timex Social Club
  21. Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
  22. Poison – Bell Biv DeVoe
  23. Sending all My Love – Linear
  24. You Got It (The Right Stuff) – New Kids on the Block
  25. Real Love – Jody Watley
  26. What I Am – Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
  27. Express Yourself – Madonna
  28. Venus – Bananarama
  29. Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
  30. Once Bitten Twice Shy – Great White
  31. Seventeen – Winger
  32. Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi
  33. Dreams – Van Halen
  34. Sweet Child O’Mine – Guns N Roses
  35. Nothin’ But a Good Time – Poison
  36. Youth Gone Wild – Skid Row
  37. Dr. Feelgood – Motley Crue
  38. Heaven – Warrant
  39. Gypsy Road – Cinderella
  40. Love in an Elevator – Aerosmith
  41. Forget Me Not – Bad English
  42. Will You Still Love Me? – Chicago
  43. It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
  44. Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
  45. The Next Time I Fall – Peter Cetera & Amy Grant
  46. Hazy Shade of Winter – The Bangles
  47. Love Shack – B52’s
  48. Need You Tonight – INXS
  49. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
  50. I Don’t Want Your Love – Duran Duran
  51. We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
  52. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  53. Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
  54. Red Red Wine – UB40
  55. Your Love – The Outfield
  56. And We Danced – The Hooters
  57. Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
  58. Jack & Diane – John Cougar-Melloncamp
  59. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  60. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Jennifer Warnes & Bill Medley