The Best 80’s Prom Songs to Listen To With Your Valentine

Rock out with some classic prom songs from the 80's! These epic love ballads are perfect to set the romantic scene for Valentine's Day with your sweetie.

Prom songs from the 80’s are so iconic that many you still hear played at proms today. The 80’s (and some of the 90’s) brought us the era of the EPIC rock love ballad. Nothing says “I love you” quite like a power ballad can, making them super romantic songs for Valentine’s Day too. Whether you are an expert at classic rock music or brushing up on the greats, here are some of the best 80’s prom songs to listen to with your valentine. OMG, an 80’s Prom party would be an adorable theme for a Valentine’s Day party! Play these songs at your party!

The Best 80’s Prom Songs to Listen To For Valentine’s Day

Crazy for You

Tease and crimp your hair, Crazy for You by Madonna was released in 1985. The song appeared in the 1985 movie Vision Quest, starring Matthew Modine and Linda Fiorentino. It is the ultimate slow dance song and became a staple at proms in the 80’s.

Lyrics: It’s all brand new, I’m crazy for you.

One More Night

One More Night was released in 1984 by Phil Collins. This soft rock ballad appeared on his album titled No Jacket Required. The song reached #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Adult Contemporary charts in 1985. Don’t confuse this with Maroon 5’s One More Night, they are def different songs!

Lyric: Like a river to the sea, I will always be with you.

Take My Breath Away

I feel the need, the need for speed! Take My Breath Away is a song that was released in 1986 by Berlin. The song was featured in the 1986 film Top Gun starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis. Few things were as cool as Tom Cruise with his Top Gun fighter planes in the 80’s. The song won the 1986 Academy Award and the 1986 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Lyric: Watching in slow motion as you turn to me and say, my love.

Keep On Loving You

That music video says it all, doesn’t it? Haha! Keep on Loving You by REO Speedwagon, was released in 1980 on their album titled Hi Infidelity. The soft rock power ballad appeared in several movies throughout the years including The Last American Virgin in 1982, Smiley Face in 2007 and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past in 2009.

Lyric: When I said that I love you I meant that I love you forever.

The Time of My Life

Nobody puts baby in a corner! The Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes was released in 1987. It was used in the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The song went on to win several awards including the 1987 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the 1988 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Lyrics: Because I’ve had the time of my life, no I never felt this way before.

Are you thinking about throwing that 80’s prom party now that you’ve listened to the tunes? Which of these romantic prom songs will you listen to with your Valentine? Tell me in the comments!

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39 thoughts on “The Best 80’s Prom Songs to Listen To With Your Valentine

  1. Dirty Dancing will always hold a special place in my heart! LOVE that movie AND that song.
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  2. I love Madonna and that Dirty Dancing song is iconic! I love your picks! The 80’s music is some of my favorites. Maybe because that was the decade I was born?

  3. Love 80s music, and you picked well! It was kind of like you wrapped up a part of my life and tied it with a pretty bow. We will definitely incorporate some of this goodness and fun into our 2016 Valentine’s date night!

  4. haha I was born in ’83 but I remember dirt dancing like nobodies business. I actually cant believe my Mom let we watch that movie when I was younger! If I had an 80s party, this song would definitely be on my list.

  5. Such a great collection of old songs. Brings back some wonderful memories and some happy tears ! Great post.

  6. Ha! I love 80s song but my husband would run away. He’s more of a rocker dude, so romantic songs are a little challenging. But oh, they bring so many memories of my awkward teen years!

  7. I love the song The Time of my Life and absolutely LOVE Dirty Dancing. Even though I was only one year old when Dirty Dancing came out, it is still one of my all-time favorite movies!

  8. Well this took me back! Can’t wait to make a playlist and listen to all of these!

  9. I was born in the 80s, and as a preteen in the 90s, I loved watching old Mollie Ringwald movies from the 80s. So many of the songs on the list brought back fond memories. Great post!

  10. Oh – love this! I graduated high school in the 80’s so you can image how these songs take me right on back!

  11. I am now officially in the mood for a DIrty Dancing marathon! Yup, that needs to happen this week!

  12. The Power Ballad! Love it 🙂 Some of my favorites were Stairway to Heaven (not sure that is a love song!) and Firehouse Love of a Lifetime…and now I will be singing that all day!

  13. You just took me back to a much-needed visit to the ’80s! These songs are everything!!!! My Valentine and I just may use this list this weekend!

  14. I’m kind of in love with this song list! I can hear each and every one of them in my head instantly by just seeing their titles. Thanks for sharing!

  15. This is such a fun list! I was still little in the 80s but I recognize quite a few of these! It’d be fun to see lists for other decades as well. 🙂

  16. Madonna is such an icon! I haven’t heard that song in quite some time. It was in one of my favorite movies, 13 going on 30.

  17. Dirty Dancing and Madonna were my absolute favorite!!!!! So funny I know practically all the words to most the songs from the 80’s … This was great thanks!

  18. I am a huge fan of 80s music (my sweetie…not at all – lol)…and reading some of these songs makes me think of all of my favorite 80s films. I also like the music from John Hughes movies from the 80s too. Love Sixteen Candles’ soundtrack, also.

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