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A to Z – Ages Ago

April 1, 2014 by Suzi

I’m a child of the 80s, which means I had records, and then cassettes. I much prefer paying 99 cents now for one song, instead of a whole record/cassette or CD. But before that we had 45s (records). One song on each side. Of course we only listened to the one side, cause the B side was usually some little known song.
So here are a few of the 45s I had.

Eye of the Tiger by Survivor – I wasn’t really a Rocky fan, but who could forget this awesome song? Not me, obviously. Just recently we saw Survivor in concert, and they have a lot of terrific songs, but this is the best known to me.


Come on Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners – I don’t know if DMR had any other songs, but this one was pretty cool. Hard to dance to, but a good song.


Mickey by Toni Basil – Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind. Hey, Mickey! Hey, Mickey! Now this one was a fun one to dance to, and I think this was a one hit wonder, but I could be wrong.

Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band – Love the SMB. Lots of awesome songs. I think this 45 actually belonged to my brother, but I listened to it often too.

So did you grow up in the age of records? Have any 45s? What were your faves?


  1. Kyra Lennon says:

    Records were slowly on their way out when I was a kid, but I did have some! Mostly, though, I played my brothers’ records – one of them also had Mickey by Toni Basil – which is a weird track for a guy to have LOL!

  2. Robin says:

    We even had some 8 tracks at my house. Not that I’m that old, but we still had the player when I graduated HS in 97. All those songs bring back memories for sure. Best of luck with A to Z and thanks for the congrats on my pregnancy.

    I’ll be at story makers this month, so I’ll be looking for you:)

  3. I also had EBONY AND IVORY and THE TIDE IS HIGH. :)

    And now I feel old. Sigh.

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  4. tara tyler says:

    you brought back some awesome memories!
    abra cadabra! loved that song!
    i can’t remember the 45s i had
    there were 78s too, remember? i found one in my grandma’s garage, frank sinatra!

    happy a day!

  5. We had a turntable and a handful of 45s. I remember I had “Once Upon a Dream” from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty on 45.

    As for “Eye of the Tiger,” they used to play it before basketball games at our high school. And “Abracadabra” is still one of my favorite songs.

  6. Mandy says:

    I was too young to own 45s in the 80s, but it was fun looking through your choices. I love “Come On Eileen” and I didn’t even hear it for the first time until I want to say the 2000s. :) I was pretty late to the game.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your A-Z posts this month! :)

  7. M. J. Joachim says:

    Ah yes, I remember the 80’s well! Love some of those songs too, btw.

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  8. robert says:

    I was 8 when the eighties ended so most of my early faves were CDs, but I do remember listening to my sisters’ Annie Lennox and En Vogue tapes. Don’t tell anyone. Whitney ahouston too.

  9. ilima says:

    I had Mickey on a 45 too! My favorite 45 was The Warrior by Patty Smyth. Oy I’m old. 😉

  10. Stopping by on my way from A-Z.

    Yup, I grew up in the age of vinyl and 45s as well. Also loved Abracadabra. I still have a large collection of records, including a lot of older pop (think Englebert Humperdinck, etc.) and country albums I inherited from a lady who passed away and whose husband was getting rid of them all.

  11. Flock of Seagulls – And I Ran; Spandau Ballet – True; Any and all Duran Duran! We have similar 80’s music taste- the only one I don’t think I had was Mickey. I liked but hated the song. I can’t explain it any better than that!

  12. Angela Watt says:

    This was a fun trip down memory lane. I had a 45 called A Night in New York by Elbow Bones and the Racketeers. I didn’t know anyone else who owned this song but I loved it. Living in a tiny village in the UK with one bus out and one bus back a day maybe influenced the fact that I wanted to experience a night in New York. And I did as I was fortunate to live there for two years back in the 90s! I think I may even still have that 45 but not sure I have anything to play it on. Great theme for the A-Z challenge.

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