Finals Week? The 80s Have You Covered

Audrey Avril ’19

Freaked out about finals week? Too many exams to study for? Pages and pages of papers to write? A seemingly infinite amount of work to accomplish in a painfully short timeframe? Living in the library? Sustained on coffee power alone? Ready for this cruel two week stretch to end?

Luckily, we have just the playlist that will turn you, a panicked student frantically struggling against the clock, into the cool, savvy, totally-on-top-of-things 80s action hero you always wanted to be. Here is a playlist of 80s classics that will have you montaging your work away in no time.

“Gonna Fly Now” (Theme from Rocky)- Bill Conti

“Eye of the Tiger”- Survivor

“Danger Zone”- Kenny Loggins

“Scarface (Push It to the Limit)”- Paul Engemann

“Another One Bites the Dust” – Queen

“Axel F” (theme from Beverly Hills Cop)- Harold Faltermeyer

“True Survivor” (theme from Kung Fury)- David Hasselhoff (plot twist: this song was released in 2015. It was sung by the Hoff for the Kickstarter-funded homage to all things 80s Kung Fury. Also, this music video is everything I wanted and more.)

“I Will Survive”- Gloria Gaynor (Technically just shy of the 80s, but after hours of studying, its message applies.)

“Holding Out for a Hero”- Bonnie Tyler

“Carry On Wayward Son”- Kansas

“Chariots of Fire” (theme from Chariots of Fire)- Vangelis

“The Final Countdown”- Europe

“We are the Champions”- Queen

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