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We Didn’t Start the Pale Fire: Books Summarized by ’80s Song Titles

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It’s easy, Goonies: Click on the title to find out what book the 80s song title could be describing.

i_wanna_dance281x211I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston

Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell

Wild, Wild West by Escape Club

Girls, Girls, Girls by Motley Crue

Jane Says by Jane’s Addiction 

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper 

wolfHungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran

Maneater by Hall and Oates

Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses

Hold On To the Nights by Richard Marx

Call Me by Blondie

Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band

Owner of a Lonely Heart by Yes

Invisible Touch by Genesis

Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi

Parents just don't understandParents Just Don’t Understand by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

You Belong to the City by Glenn Frey

Hot for Teacher by Van Halen

Walk This Way by Run-D.M.C feat. Aerosmith

Fight the Power by Public Enemy

Let’s hear your 80s song title book descriptions in the comments!


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