Pocket Rockers – The Original iPod

I am a child of the ’80s. I had a banana hair clip. I wore layered, neon-colored socks. I wore jelly shoes. I had a Gameboy. I loved the show “You Can’t Do That on Television”. Later, I would peg my jeans*.

And I owned a Pocket Rocker. Which, to me, was just about the coolest thing ever. You could listen to your favorite songs over and over, on a little portable player. I haven’t thought about those things in years, but I was in the car today listening to 80’s on 8 on XM and the song “Dance Like an Egyptian” came on. And the first thing that popped into my head was the Pocket Rocker – The Bangles tape was one of my favorites (it had Walk Like an Egyptian and Manic Monday)! Amazing how a song can bring back such specific memories from so long ago! And then I started remembering all of the songs I had that I loved…

Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on a Prayer”
Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven is a Place on Earth”
Jan Hammer & Glenn Frey – “The Miami Vice Theme” & “The Heat is On”
Huey Lewis & the News – “Doing It All For My Baby” & “The Power of Love” (it helped that I also loved Back to the Future)

I think Fisher-Price had a step on Apple for a brief moment.

Did you have a Pocket Rocker? Do you remember your favorite songs?

*A guy my boyfriend works with is in his early to mid-20’s and had never heard of pegging jeans and had no idea what it meant. Wow, did I feel old!