Lousy 80s music....Good 80s music........I know you know some, come on now!

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  • Soledad

    ugg I have been listening to Netscape radio awesome 80s I and II. I heard some great songs, but some really lousy ones too!

    Here are the ones on my good list:

    1. Every breath you take by the Police
    2. Come on Eileen by Dexy's midnight runners
    3. True by Spandau Ballet
    4. Time after Time by Cinder Lauper
    5. Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac
    6. Purple Rain by Prince
    7. When Doves cry also by Prince
    8. Land down Under by Men without Hats (?)
    9. anything by Phil Collins
    10. anything by the Pet shop boys

    and here is my sh*& list:

    1. anything by a hair metal band, except Bon Jovi
    2. anything soppy by Chicago
    3. anything by Michael Jackson
    4. that stupid song by El Debarge and that other one by Lionel Ritchie that sounds like the one from el debarge
    5. Anything by Madonna

    that's about it for now. feel free to share, agree and disagree!

  • tinkerbell82

    i think my favorite eighties song is 'the killing moon' by echo and the bunnymen. anything eighties by bowie is great; duran duran, when in rome, big country, tears for fears, joy division...ok, i could go on endlessly, so i won't. :P i'm an eighties-o-phile

  • OrbitingTheSun

    Depeche Mode!

    Love Spit Love - How Soon Is Now

  • ballistic

    Soledad, I have exactly the same list as you and it's all on my kazaa drive and in my album collection... except, take madonna from list 2 and put it on list 1.

  • teejay

    I thought the 80s were pretty dead... until I looked at my list. There was tons of great songs to come out during the decade. For starters:

    Biggest Part Of Me -- Ambrosia

    With You I'm Born Again -- Billy Preston & Syreeta

    Ride Like The Wind -- Cristopher Cross

    Give Me The Night -- George Benson

    Ladies Night -- Kool & Gang

    Off The Wall, Rock With You; Billie Jean; Human Nature -- Michael Jackson

    Special Lady -- Ray, Goodman & Brown

    The Second Time Around -- Shalamar

    Cruisin' -- Smokey Robinson

    Lady (You Bring Me Up) -- Commodores

    Don't Stand So Close To Me -- Police

    Another One Bites The Dust -- Queen

    Passion -- Rod Stewart

    Hey Nineteen -- Steely Dan

    Cool Night -- Paul Davis

    You Can Do Magic -- America

    I Can't Go For That; Private Eyes -- Daryl Hall & John Oates

    It's Gonna Take A Miracle -- Deneice Williams

    Let's Groove -- Earth, Wind & Fire

    Rosanna -- Toto

  • ballistic

    Yeah, and I agree with the Fleetwood Mac in there as the google advertsing suggests.

  • rocketman

    For me, the 80s are a pretty forgettable decade music-wise. I liked the 90s better. But anyway, here are some limited observations:

    Good stuff: Bruce Springsteen. Michael Jackson's Thriller (Yeah, Jackson turned into a nut case, but this album was good). Billy Joel was very good in the 80s. Prince's Purple Rain was good.

  • Nikita

    Could "Land Down Under" be by Men at Work?

    Let's see:

    1. "I Want to Know What Love Is" Foreigner
    2. any Tears for Fears songs
    3. "Take on Me" A-ha
    4. "What About Love?" Heart
    5. " Your Wildest Dreams" Moody Blues

    any Madonna, "I Got My MInd Set on You" George Harrison (that one REALLY irritated me)


  • lisaBObeesa

    I love the 80's! Thanks for the thread !

    GREAT 80’s Music was anything by:

    New Order

    The Clash

    The Violent Femmes

    The Smiths

    Echo and the Bunnymen


    Depeche Mode

    The Housemartins

    Talk Talk

    Scritti Polliti

    General Public

    And, um, of course, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

    Lousy 80’s Music was by:

    Lionel Richie

    Eddie Murphy (remember “Party All The Time”?)

    Billy Ocean

    Rick Astley

    New Kids On The Block


    Michael Bolton

    Milli Vanilli

    Top Reasons the 80s Were a Cooler Time to Grow Up (please add more to this list!) 1) MTV actually played music videos in the 80s.

    2) There were only one kind of Nike tennis shoes (white with a red swoosh), and they didn't cost $125.

    3) A comb in your back pocket is more practical and less painful than a ring through your nose.

    4) In the 80s playing video games actually meant going out to DO something.

    5) In the 80s, when you were out partying, you didn't have to worry about your Mom calling you on your cell.

    6) In the 80s we didn't have to worry about getting our heads blown off at school--unless you put a whole pack of Pop Rocks in your mouth and drank a coke.



  • MegaDude

    The 80's produced some great music. Just scraping the surface, I loved.....

    The Producers -- She Sheila

    Flock of Seagulls -- Space Age Love Song

    Pat Benatar -- Looking for a Stranger (in the night)

    Crowded House -- Don't Dream It's Over

    Ice House -- Great Southern Land

    Culture Club -- Church of the Poisoned Mind

    Bow Wow Wow -- I Want Candy

    20/20 -- Yellow Pills

    Al B. Schur -- Night and Day

    Bananarama -- Really Saying Something

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