10 songs that will make DJ Robert Drake’s #AwesomeXPN 80s weekend, um, awesome

Don't tell me you won't be singing along to every word of Madonna's "Like A Prayer"
Don’t tell me you won’t be singing along to every word of Madonna’s “Like A Prayer”

This weekend, WXPN’s DJ Robert Drake is celebrating the music of the 80s in a big way. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and continuing at 10 a.m. Sunday, Drake will host the #AwesomeXPN 80s weekend, a marathon playback of every single number one hit from 1980 to 1989. While you might be inclined to think “total dance party” – and while there are totally danceable songs on his playlist – the mix might just surprise you. There are songs that hold up as bona fide classics, songs that have aged more (shall we say) comically, and many songs that are a little bit of both. Like this one. If you want to peek at the playlist, well, there’s Wikipedia for that. Or you can just tune in and be surprised. Either way, here is a roundup of ten songs I cannot wait to hear on the XPN airwaves this weekend. Continue reading →