Frogger Playlist – the Best of 1981

In honor of our newest Xbox Live Arcade title and the beginning of Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays… here are my fave songs from 1981, the year the original Frogger released:
Don’t Stand So Close to Me – The Police
Our Lips Are Sealed – The Go-Go’s
I’ve Done Everything for You – Rick Springfield
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
Hold on Tight – Electric Light Orchestra
Hey Nineteen – Steey Dan
Boy From New York City – Manhattan Transfer
Elvira – Oak Ridge Boys
Stop Draggin My Heart Around – Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
The Tide is High – Blondie
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Morning Train (Nine to Five) – Sheena Easton (yeah I know, but I LIKE it)
Kiss On My List – Daryl Hall and John Oates
Waiting for a Girl Like You – Foreigner
And my NUMERO UNO song from 1981:
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police. This is still in my top 25 of all time.
Play on little froggies!


  1. My god, TriXie!  I get into work this morning, check your blog, and have a flash back to high school!  Oh, you misspelled Steely Dan.  ………….."It’s a big enough umbrella, but it’s always me getting wet!"

  2. Hall & Oats are vile…or is it Hall & Oats is vile? When they’re together do they make just one entity? Love the flashback though.

  3. Good stuff, but you forgot about the rockers of the world.  Check out the other songs released in 1981:
    * Flying High Again – Ozzy Osborne
    * Livewire – Motley Crue (the beginning of the end of the beginning)
    * "Let it Go" and "Bringing on the Heartbreak" – Def Leppard
    * Feels Like the First Time – Foreigner
    * "Tom Sawyer"," Red Barchetta" and "Limelight" – Rush
    * Do You Want to Touch Me (Oh Yeah) – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
    * All of "Fair Warning" – Van Halen

  4. Come on now Trixie–you weren’t rocking any of that stuff in ’81.  You were rocking the ABC song, you darn youngin’.  🙂
    Man, I remember 1981.  You kids today just don’t understandl.  We didn’t have no ‘new fangled’ Xbox Live.  To play with our friends we had to pick up our arcade cabinet strap it to our backs and carry it uphill in the snow over to our friends house.  Then we couldn’t even play at the same time.  We had to take turns!  And could only play for 12 minutes because of the Cold War and the hostages in Iran.  Then we would strap the acarde cabinet back onto our backs and walk uphill home in snow and hail.    AND THEN we could listen to Start Me Up by the Stones.
    Darn kids.

  5. The only song I know from that list is "Start Me Up," and that’s because of the Windows 95 campaign.

  6. Wow that takes me back.  I read the list and I could hear most of those songs in my head.  I was in College and I hadn’t even met my husband yet.  I was a very young 20.  Thanks  for the memories.  😀

  7. I have some good memories around "Don’t Stand So Close to Me" from that summer. Ahh.. takes me back.

  8. Those are some classic’s. I started downloading them and ended up with 25 80’s songs before I forced myself to stop….lol. K Rock

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