If you, like me, were born in 1981, this is the year of the big 30 for you. (I turned 30 last week.) And if you, like me, have awesome friends, they may have made you a play list of songs from 1981 for your birthday. And gosh darn it, 1981 was a good year. Here’s my 30th birthday play list, with a huge thanks to Collin and Candice:


1. Back in Black – AC/DC
2. All Out Of Love – Air Supply
3. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
4. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross & The Supremes
5. Endless Love – Diana Ross & The Supremes
6. Waiting for a Girl Like You – Foreigner
7. Urgent – Foreigner
8. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
9. Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
10. Physical – Olivia Newton John
11. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
12. Hit Me With Best Shot – Pat Benatar
13. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
14. Don’t Stand So Close To Me – Sting & The Police
15. The Best Of Times – Styx
16. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
17. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – The Righteous Brothers