How to raise your vibration Upbeat Songs from the 80's

How to raise your vibration with music? 5 Upbeat Songs from the 80’s

Dear readers,

Have you ever noticed how sometimes “life” hits us hard when we expect it the least? Challenging our inner peace and harmony… it happened to me three times this week… quite hard… and twice totally unexpectedly…

When that happens to me, I usually use various technics to raise my vibration quickly… prayers, mantras, meditation (see “Can you be happy in life? Looking for guidance…“), and other technics like EFT/tapping, ho’oponopono, etc. (I shall address these in a later blog post).

[Update: You can now read my post about EFT/Tapping here]

Another quick way to raise my energy level on the spot is to listen to upbeat music. Here is my selection for today: 5 upbeat songs from the 80’s.

How can you raise your vibration with music from the 80’s? As a non-native English speaker, I do not necessarily understand the lyrics. And I don’t always agree with the video content either. What makes me feel good when listening to these songs is the energy that emanates from the music itself. Sometimes, it is also from the good memories linked to these songs. I was aged between 7 and 17 in the 80’s… and I have plenty of happy memories from that time! 🙂

Which is YOUR favourite song from this selection? And would you suggest other upbeat songs from the 80’s that you like? Please share your answers in the comment section below.

Enjoy the music!

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy

Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round

The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian

What about You?

So? Which is YOUR favorite from these 5? And would you suggest other upbeat songs from the ’80s that you like? Please share your answers in the comment section below.

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42 thoughts on “How to raise your vibration with music? 5 Upbeat Songs from the 80’s”

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  2. Hello Nathalie,

    Such a great choice for the best music to keep you upbeat at all time! What better than the 80’s where the music was all time upbeat! I grew up in Eastern Europe under a gruesome dictatorial regime where no one would have been allowed to look over the border and listen only the provided scenario. What a fake world! However there was the 80’s Music that we listen on the radio form neighboring countries radio channels, and TV station also from neighboring countries. I remember the Sundays when for an hour on one of the TV channels it was only music of the day … an awesome up to date news from music. And of course half of it was about the 80’s music. Even today I have goose bumps … reason why I have my SIRIUS satellite Radio subscription … with an amazing choice and selection for various type of music and various genre … of course 80’s music as well. I am more tempted for the rock side of the genre, however, from your selection I still got upbeat by “Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine” or your proposition of “The Bangles – Walk like an Egyptian”. Also I would listen “Cindy Lauper – Girls just want to have fun!” or “Whitney Huston – I wanna dance with somebody”. Let not forget about the Michael Jackson hits and I think we could chat on it for hours!

    These hits are really something that you need when you are beat down, and in search for something to wipe off the tears and the sadness. I commend for your choice for the topic. Such an interesting and energizing subject to share and to enjoy.

    Best of Luck!


  3. Yeah, the 80’s are definitely filled with meaningful songs that appeal to your senses. McFerrin’s Dont Worry Be Happy is a soul lifting song that vibrates through your spines as it resonates and will definitely take away your sorrows.

    What about Majek Fashek’s Send Down The Rain and Bob Marley.

    The songs are food for the soul to stay healthy and happy.

  4. Hi Nathalie,

    Awesome article, I really enjoyed the reading!

    Yesterday I felt a bit down for some reasons; maybe I was discouraged about my work.  So I said to myself, why a not listen to music. I love Micheal Jackson, so I put his songs on and after just 5 minutes, I started to feel like a queen:) It’s incredible how music can put you in a good mood. I began to dance and couldn’t stop:). My preferred songs are in French, and the songs that I like the most is Michele Delpeche (Quand J’aitait Chanteur) et Le Groupe Il Etait Une Fois ( Vient Faire Un Tour Sous La Pluie)

    Thank you very much for this excellent post!

    1. Hello Daniella,

      Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave your comment here. And thank you for your words of appreciation too!

      Your preferred songs are in French? Why is that? I am French myself but I do not know the songs you mentioned so I went to Youtube and found them. I see they are from the 70’s.

      Here they are for you! 🙂 Enjoy!


  5. Good afternoon Nathalie,

    You are so right, music helps in all kind of situations. It quitens down any tension, fear and or sadness you might have. 

    I was 20 to 30 years old in those days and indeed loved music. From the 5 you mention I stay, as first choice ,with Do not worry be happy and my second choice would be Walking on Sunshine. Thank you for this uplifting and musical post which I really enjoyed.

    Regards, Taetske

  6. Hi Nathalie, Music really can turn your feeling blue into something happy. I enjoyed, Girls just want to have fun and

    What a feeling. They always chirped me up when I was feeling down. Out of the music you chose my favorite is Wake me up before you go go. 

    The music of the 80’s is special to me as I ran aerobic classes during the 80’s and into the 90’s and I used a lot of that music and hearing it now bring back those days of fun and laughter.

    1. Hello Jill,

      Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave your comment here. 🙂

      Yes! Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and What a Feeling were great songs too! 🙂

      Wow! You ran aerobic classes in the 80’s?! Great!! Yes, I can imagine that you would have a lot of memories of fun of laughter when listening to music of the 80’s!

      I’m curious… What would be 5 of your favorite upbeat songs of the 90’s? I’m preparing a post about this… which ones would you choose?



  7. Hey Nathalie, 

    Nice choices. I actually made a playlist a few years ago to get me pumped each time I was feeling down. And it turned out it was working. In the list I’ve made, I have 2 of the songs you mentioned in this article: Don’t Worry Be Happy, and Walking On Sunshine. The other three songs are great too! It could be a good add to my selection. I really like ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  8. I like Bobby McFerrin very much and his song is super! Don’t worry and be happy, that’s definitely bring Vibration to our soul, Thanks for your list, enlighten my day with the few songs and bring back sweet memory during my young days,lol. Maybe you may provide more light and easy songs in the future? That would be nice. Cheers!

    1. Thank you for your comment. 🙂

      I’m glad to hear that the songs in my list enlightened your day and brought back sweet memories of your younger days. 🙂

      What do you mean by more light and easy songs? Can you give me an example?

      Thanks! 🙂


  9. There is one album that I go to if I ever need joy that always lifts my spirits… every, single TIME.

    Who among you has ever listened to the whole album, from beginning to end, that’s by Earth, Wind & Fire called “I Am”?!

    There are so many songs on this release that reflect such absolute, bubbling-over happiness, I really don’t know that it has a rival.

    My favorite pick-me-ups on it?

    * “In the Stone”

    * “Star”

    * “Rock That!”

    * “Boogie Wonderland”

    * “Can’t Let Go”

    If you’ve never treated yourself to a half hour with this record, do yourself a favor… stop, listen, and smile, smile, smile!!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to share all this with us!

      Well… I got to say… you’re doing a great job at making me curious about Earth, Wind & Fire’s album “I am”. I did not realise they were from the 80’s… I’m going to go to Youtube to see if I can find the songs you mention. 🙂 Thanks a lot for the suggestion!



  10. Man! I can totally feel where your coming from with this blog.  I to am a child of the 80’s and every time a song comes on the radio from that era, I just have to smile.  The memories that music brings back is such a comfort to me no matter what is happening in my life.  Although, walking around all day with Walk Like an Egyptian stuck in my head can be a bit bothersome.

    Some of my favorites were Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Love Shack, I love Rock &  Roll and Another One Bites the Dust.  I think to this day, Another Bites the Dust will always be my favorite song.  Most of the music from this era makes little sense to me.

    I am curious about what favorite songs other children of the 80’s have and I am looking forward to checking back on the comments and seeing what everyone’s favorites were.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment here, Kelly.

      So you’re a child of the 80’s too? Nice!

      Oh yes! Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Love Shack, I love Rock & Roll and Another One Bites the Dust are great too!!

      Yes, do have a look at the comments here to see what other songs people are suggesting… you can also look at my 2nd post on the 80’s and the comments there too:



  11. Hi Nathalieu, I love the song from Katrina & The Waves’ – Walking On Sunshine. However, I have not heard other songs yet. I am going to listen those songs soon. I believe I am going to realize some feelings of my life. I have same opinion about music which really helps to keep peace in my mind. Thanks for sharing another wonderful post.

  12. It sounds like we  were around the same age in the 80s! I, too, have a great love for music of the 80s and when I feel down, I love to listen to that music, too! From the list of songs you love, I them all, but if I had to pick just one, I would say “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! I also like a lot of music by the late Prince. He was a Minnesota native like me and I grew up listening to his music.

    What do you suppose it is about the music from this era that inspires and makes people happy? I have friends who grew up even in later decades and they still love the 80s music! There is just something about it, isn’t there?

    1. Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your comment here, Karin.

      So we’re “age-sisters”, right? 😉

      Oh yes! Wham!! 🙂 And Prince was great too!!

      That’s a good question you ask: “what is it about the music from this era that inspires and makes people happy?” I’m not sure… what do YOU think?


  13. Hello Nathalieu

    Nice post on songs of the 80’s. I was a teenager then and really enjoyed music of that era. Remember when MTV came out ? That was a blast. Also recently with the new movie on the lead singer of Queen Freddie Mercury I started hearing Queen songs again and it was a blast. I do prefer more vocals as they soothe me more. There are days when I feel low and hearing music uplifts my mood and makes me work better. Any thoughts on Yanni ? Cheers

    1. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your comment here, Jake.

      I only remember MTV from when I went to Cambridge as an exchange student in the early 90’s. I grew up in France and MTV was not very big there in the 80’s, or at least not in MY family…

      Nice that you have started hearing Queen songs again with that new movie coming out.

      Yes! Vocals soothe me more too. There is something about the human voice, I guess…

      Yanni? Who is Yanni? Tell me more…



  14. This was a throwback – I remember being taken to watch Dead or Alive at a gig in Liverpool when I was about nine years old – my very first experience with live music. 

    My cousin was 5 years older than me and a proper 80’s girl – so she was the one who took me! 

    Off the top of my head – I also remember going to see a Norwegian band named A-HA back in Wales as a kid – do you remember them in  the 80’s?

    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment here, Chris.

      Wow! Your very first experience with live music was to watch Dead or Alive at a gig in Liverpool when you were about 9! How lucky is that! Great beginnings!

      Oh yes, A-Ha! “Take on me” was such a big hit!! You also went to see them? Wow!! Lucky you! Anyone alive in the 80’s in Western Europe remembers them, I believe. I wonder if they ever made it across the ocean to the US and Canada…


  15. Hi there!

    I enjoyed reading your article, it’s good to know 80’s songs can be good to help us to raise our vibration.

    There are many songs from that time I enjoy listening again,

    Some of my favorites would be (a few of them are before the 80’s)

    Gordon Lightfoot Sundown

    “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey (1981)

    Enya – The Celts

    ABBA – Andante andante

    Thanks so much for sharing a good article to read today.

    1. Hello Alejandra,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comment here.

      I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed reading my article.

      Thank you for sharing some of YOUR favorite songs with me! I am going to write a third post about the 80’s music… I received so many good suggestions, there’s got to be a follow up! ? And if any of the songs you mentioned in your comment is not from the 80’s, I can put them aside for other posts about music from the 70’s and the 90’s… 🙂

      Many blessings,


  16. Bonjour Nathalie (I take that you’re french because one of your menus is written “en ligne” and I’m learning french :p )

    Thanks for sharing this post! As someone who loves practicing yoga, I always turn to my yoga practice and a lot more mediation when I need some energy boost but I’m with you that I still love some upbeat music to get me on the mood.

    From the list, for sure my favorite will be Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – it’s such a classic! 

    I also love Queen’s music – you can check out some of their songs too like Another One Bites The Dust. Most of their songs are very good!

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this again!

    1. Hello Wina,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comment here.

      Yes, indeed, I am French! 🙂 It’s great to hear that you are learning French. How are you doing this? Do you go to a class or are you learning online?

      Oh yes! Wake Me Up Before you Go Go really gets me going too!! I have so many good memories associated with it and it is so upbeat and joyful! 🙂

      Thank you for suggesting Queen’s music! I am going to write a third post about the 80’s music… I received so many good suggestions, there’s got to be a follow up! ?

      Many blessings,


  17. Hello and thank you so much for this amazing article. I really enjoyed reading it. I must say I have talent for music and I am quite the music addict. 🙂 Some people start their day with a coffee, cigarette or a book – I start mine with music.

    These songs you recommended are all right on spot. I’ve already familiar with them and when I saw “You spin me round” music video I had to play it. It is just so energy boosting and so uplifting it is just incredible. 

    I would also add “Bohemian Rhapsody” from Queen as another great one from that era. I always sing that one in the shower. 

    What is your favorite from your list?

    I will bookmark your website.


    1. Hello Strahinja,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comment here and for bookmarking my website. That really means a lot to me. 🙂

      Great to hear that you have talent for music! So you call yourself a music addict?! I can so relate to that! Better than any other stimulant for me too!

      Nice to hear that you could not resist playing “You spin me round”! I had the same while doing the research for this article! I did not play all the songs again because I already knew them, but “You spin me round” I did play and sang to!! It was awesome! Hahaha!! 🙂

      Thank you for suggesting Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”! I am going to write a third post about the 80’s music… I received so many good suggestions, there’s got to be a follow up! ?

      What is MY favorite song from this list? Good question! Thank you for asking! I think it’s an almost impossible choice to make… but if I ask myself which song would make me feel the best right now it would be Wham’s “Wake me up before you go go”. But my answer may change later today or tomorrow. I would say any of the first 4 can play that role in my life at different times. 🙂 A little bit like food… sometimes I would like a mango, and sometimes chocolate… they both make me feel good! 🙂

      So, I’m curious… which song/music do YOU start your day with?

      Many blessings,


  18. Hey Nathalie! How are you doing today? I’ve enjoyed reading this article as its interesting, fun and informative. I’ve been listening to Wham! for quite sometime but I would like to download the other songs as well. These songs provide you with good vibes and feelings. From my perspective, I tend to think that the songs recorded in the 80’s are much better than today’s songs.

    1. Hey AV,

      I’m doing great, thank you for asking!!

      I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed reading my article and that you find it interesting, fun and informative.

      So, you’ve been listening to Wham for quite some time? I’m curious… which is YOUR favorite Wham song? And did you also follow George Michael when he went solo?

      Many blessings,


    1. Great list, Patrick!!!
      Thank you so much for sharing these with me! I am planning to write another post with my readers’ suggestions. 🙂 Stay tuned.

    1. Hello Brigitte,

      Thank you so much for your comment! I LOVE to hear that my blog post made your day! I can imagine you with your beautiful smile! 🙂 Yes! Let’s meet up one day. 🙂


  19. Hi Nath !

    I totally agree with you and I do the same when life hits hard. Are you feeling any better now ?

    Wham !, from your list, is among my favorite bands of all time, and I like the song “Everything she wants” as well.
    Other songs that bring me joy :
    “Tainted Love” – Soft Cell
    “Jump” – Van Halen
    “Suicide Blonde” – INXS
    “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson
    “Into the groove” – Madonna
    “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” – Tears for Fears
    “In the Air Tonight” – Phil Collins
    “Two Tribes ” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    “Someone somewhere in summertime” – Simple Minds
    “New Year’s Day” – U2
    ” Thunderstruck”- AC*DC
    “Sweet Child o Mine” – Guns and Roses
    “Breakfast in America” – Supertramp
    “I’m your baby tonight” – Whitney
    “Forget me Nots” – Patrice Rushen, with a great bass line !

    And many, many, many more ! I absolutely loved the 80s !!!

    1. Yoohoo!! Plenty of upbeat songs! Thank you, dear Véronique!! Are all of these really from the 80’s?

      Yes, I am feeling a lot better, thank you! With all the techniques I am using, these moments rarely last longer than 5 minutes… 🙂 And I guess they allow me to practice! 🙂

      Thanks again for sharing your list and have a beautiful day,


    1. Yes, Sam!! I agree this is also a great one… I am thinking of writing a blog post with the suggestions I get in this comment section… Thank you for your input!! 🙂

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