As the world celebrated Sony’s iconic walkman’s 40th anniversary a few days ago, on the 1st of July 1979, we got stuck on our trip down the memory lane. From Backstreet Boys to Hisham Abbas, those little cassette tapes have witnessed the best days of our lives, ones that today’s generation knows nothing about.

We asked around the office what people used to listen to on their walkmans, and we ended up with a super long playlist that’s definitely getting stuck on replay until the end of the week. So, are you ready for some nostalgic hits? Click on the name of your favourite songs to listen.

P.S: Don’t let the jaw-dropping diversity shock you. Everyone has their own taste in music, and there are lots of things we were all guilty of listening to. So, no judging, please?

Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us

Mr. President – Coco Jumbo

Los Del Rio – La Macarena

Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5

Amr Diab – Rag’een

Ali Hemeida – Lolaki

Hossam Hosny – Kol El Banat Bethebak

Hisham Abbas – Shoufi

Ihab Tawfik – Sahrani

Mostafa Amar – El Sood E’yono

Hameed El Shae’ry and Hisham Abbas – Einy

Hameed El Shae’ry and Mostafa Amar – Ghazali

Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On

ABBA – Dancing Queen 

Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart

Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way

Blue – One Love

Spice Girls – Wannabe

Enrique Iglesias – Bailamos

Ragheb Alama – Saharouny El Leil

Kazem El Saher – Kouli Ohebok

Mohamed Fouad – El Hob El Hakiki

Nawal El Zoghby and Wael Kfoury – Min Habibi Ana

Shakira – Whenever Wherever

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop

Eminem – The Real Slim Shady

Ricky Martin – Livin’ La Vida Loca

Samira Said ft. Cheb Mami – Youm Wara Youm

Guitara – Ya Ghali

Yuri Markadi – A’rabeyon Ana

Elisa – Agmal Ehsas

Magd El Kassem ft. Magd El Kassem – Ghammad Eneik

Mohamed Mounir – Fi Ishk El Banat

Samo Zaen – Ana Leek

Hakim – Beiny w Beinak

Angham – Sidi Wesalak

Aqua – Barbie Girl

Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby One More Time 

Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River

Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi   

Evanescence – Bring Me to Life 

Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody 

Hany Shaker – A’lly El Dehkaya

Mohamed Mohie – A’atbak

Simon – Msh Nazra W Ebtesama

Talaat Zain – Teke Ta

Medhat Saleh – El Millionerat


And the list goes on…

What did you listen to back then?