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Best 80s Anthems To Sing Along To On A Road Trip

It was the decade of extreme. Hair, make up, fashion and attitude. A new wave of punk rock, funk (evolved from 70’s disco) and preppy rebellion. It was loud. Infectious. It had something to say. 40 years ago, these anthems reigned supreme, with the sounds of pop’s golden era blasting through your Walkman, boombox or car stereo. Keeping the decade alive, we continue to revel in rocking out to these 80s anthems.

What better time to reach your full Rockstar potential then when en route on your next road trip. Strap in for hours of 80s anthem glory, with Radio Ovolo pumping out the 80s anthems of our dreams. Personally, and carefully curated by Ovolo’s Founder and CEO Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Radio Ovolo guarantees the perfect soundtrack to match your mischief at Ovolo.

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Queens of the 80s anthem to sing along to on a road trip

  • Blondie – Call Me
  • Cyndi Lauper – Girl’s Just Wanna Have Fun
  • Katrina & The Waves – Walking on Sunshine
  • Madonna – Like a Virgin
  • Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
  • Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance

80s anthem pop songs to sing along to on a road trip

  • Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
  • David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
  • George Michael – Freedom! ’90
  • INXS – New Sensation
  • Men at Work – Down Under
  • Prince – Purple Rain

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80s rock anthem songs to sing along to on a road trip

  • AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
  • E.M. – Shiny Happy People
  • The Cure – Friday I’m in Love
  • The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up
  • Tear for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  • Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me


Where to stay like a Rockstar?

You may have lived your Rockstar dreams out on road, belting out 80s anthems, but just because every road trip has a destination it doesn’t mean you have to give up the gig. Keep the momentum going at Ovolo where we share your healthy obsession with classic 80s anthems. Even our team ethos of ‘Shiny, Happy People’ follows in the alternate 80s anthem Rockstar footsteps of R.E.M.

As the saying goes ‘treat others as you want to be treated’, so we’ve created the spaces for you to live out your Rockstar dreams. Strategically located throughout Australia and Hong Kong, our Rockstar suites named after 80s anthem icons are fit for a (you guessed it) Rockstar.

Major Tom and Purple Rain are throned atop Brisbane’s Ovolo The Valley, complete with cocktail bar, lush velvet couches, marble and gold finishing’s galore, a Caruso speaker cabinet and so much more.

Giving a nod to Aussie legend 80s anthems, Ovolo Woolloomooloo is home to INXS and AC/DC. Two extremely spacious loft suites with cracking city views fit for a Rockstar, complete with a round cocktail bar, ‘reading’ nook hammock, seating for 20 plus and many other fine details, split across two levels.

Check out how you could live out your Rockstar dreams at

Ovolo The Valley Rockstar Suites