Listeners of THE ADDICT’S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE podcast will know I’ve been ending chapters lately with British 80’s music from my extensive British 80’s music fangirl catalog. (Remind me to tell you about my other blog someday — it’s all about British 80’s music. Shocked?)

It’s no exaggeration to say that this music has, in its own way, inspired my thinking on many of the topics on our Roadmap! So I want to give credit where credit is due by listing the artists and songs I’ve sampled.

You can also find an updated YouTube playlist here.

From Chapter 8, Sober Breathing: Frankie Goes to Hollywood, “Relax”
From Chapter 24, Love: Spandau Ballet, “Gold”
From Chapter 23, Honesty: Spandau Ballet, “True”
From Chapter 25, Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviors: Naked Eyes, “Emotion in Motion”
From Chapter 26, The Man Box: Tears for Fears, “Bad Man’s Song”
From Chapter 27, Name That Feeling: The Smiths, “Accept Yourself”
From Chapter 28, Instinct vs. Intuition: Spandau Ballet, “Instinction”
From Chapter 29, The Triangle of Self-Obsession: Tears for Fears, “Watch Me Bleed”
From Chapter 30, Anger: Tears for Fears, “Shout”
From Chapter 31, Anxiety: Men at Work, “Overkill”
From Chapter 32, Grief: Erasure, “Sometimes”
From Chapter 33, Empathy: Nik Kershaw, “Wouldn’t It Be Good”
From Chapter 34, Don’t Be a Drama Queen: Spandau Ballet, “Highly Strung”
From Chapter 35, Express Yourself: Echo and the Bunnymen, “Silver”
From Chapter 36, Emotional Sobriety: The Smiths, “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”
From Chapter 37, What Is Love, Anyway?: Howard Jones, “What Is Love?”
From Chapter 38, Fear of Intimacy: Kajagoogoo, “Too Shy”
From Chapter 39, Commitment: George Michael, “Faith”
From Chapter 40, Boundaries: ABC, “Be Near Me”
From Chapter 41, Expectations: Naked Eyes, “Promises, Promises”
From Chapter 42, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: New Order, “Blue Monday”
From Chapter 43, Problem Solving: The Human League, “Love Action”
From Chapter 44, Put Yourself Out There: The Smiths, “Ask”
From Chapter 45, Don’t Be a Victim: Erasure, “A Little Respect”
From Chapter 46, Charity Begins at Home: Pulp, “A Little Soul”
From Chapter 47, Don’t Go It Alone: Echo and the Bunnymen, “Never Stop”
From Chapter 48, Letting Go: Spandau Ballet, “Only When You Leave”
From Chapter 49, Love Is Action: Echo and the Bunnymen, “Bring On the Dancing Horses”
From Chapter 50, Love Is Connection: ABC, “The Look of Love”
From Chapter 51, Love Is Power: Tears for Fears, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
From Chapter 52, Love Is Surrender: U2, “Like a Song”
From Chapter 53, Love Is Taking Care: Tears for Fears, “Sowing the Seeds”
From Chapter 54, Love Is a Holiday: Madonna, “Holiday”
From Chapter 55, Love Is a Long Road: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Love Is a Long Road”