One of my favorite mix tapes from college had some songs that I need to get (from Amazon's MP3 store) so I can enjoy them on a nice, sunny day. The tape was filled with fun songs that really sounded like some of the best of 80's new wave.
Here are a couple of nice ones from that mix. It took me a while to find these since the artists aren't exactly household names, but ...
Haircut 100 "Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)"
Heaven 17 "Let Me Go"
Once I get these songs as well as some Marshall Crenshaw and Camper Van Beethoven, I will re-create the mix tape and crank the tunes with the sunroof open and the kids in the backseat.