50 Best Songs of The Eighties

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50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« on: April 28, 2024, 03:21:22 PM »
Now I am not advocating this list or the source and there are some shocking picks on it....But whilst it is defintely guilty of not looking much further than the obvious places, it is at least to me anyway of some interest, these things are always taken with large pinches of salt of course, but anyway.....

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/entertainment/article/best-80s-songs/
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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2024, 08:37:50 PM »
It can't be an accurate list without The Boys of Summer, Steppin' Out, When Doves Cry, West End Girls, Smooth Operator, Fast Car, Don't Give Up, Fairytale of New York, to name but a few.

Nice to see WoWY and In the Air Tonight on the list.



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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2024, 10:58:20 AM »
It can't be an accurate list without The Boys of Summer, Steppin' Out, When Doves Cry, West End Girls, Smooth Operator, Fast Car, Don't Give Up, Fairytale of New York, to name but a few.

Nice to see WoWY and In the Air Tonight on the list.


Boys of Summer is a top 5 80ís song
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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2024, 11:34:12 AM »
IÖ. didnít realize Pretty Hate Machine was 1989?

I didnít buy that one till 93 or 94 and never paid attention to the copyright.

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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2024, 04:18:57 PM »
Kinda hard to argue against that, especially if you lived through that decade here in the States. The only things that come to mind for me are a) here in the States, that Depeche Mode song would've been "People Are People" and not "Just Can't Get Enough," b) I really have no idea how one makes a list like that without Janet Jackson on it, and c) only 2 rap songs? Really? I love that whole Straight Outta Compton album, but there's a lot of '80s hiphop songs that had more impact. "Rappers' Delight" and "Fight The Power" are the first two that come to mind.

Still, for what they set out to do, it's a fairly solid list.
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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2024, 06:50:45 PM »
IF, any chance of us getting your top 50 80s list?

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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2024, 02:53:01 AM »
Page is difficult to load on iOS. Donít recall seeing Peter Gabriel on it, unless I missed something?

That would be a bad omission.

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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2024, 12:31:39 PM »
Everybody Wants to Rule the World is the quintessential 80s song in sound and content


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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2024, 11:15:49 AM »
IF, any chance of us getting your top 50 80s list?

I'll think about it. Might take a couple of weeks at least, though. If I haven't posted it in this thread by the end of the month, it probably won't happen.
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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2024, 02:54:29 PM »
Iíll probably still be here in a few weeks.

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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2024, 03:57:08 PM »
Here's my top 25 in no particular order:

Prince         Sign O The Times
            1999   
            Purple Rain
Madonna         Papa Donít Preach
            Borderline
            Like A Prayer
Echo and the Bunnymen   Bring on the Dancing Horses      
               The Killing Moon
The Smiths         How Soon is Now
Morrissey         Everyday is Like Sunday
U2            The Unforgettable Fire
            Bad
Depeche Mode         Behind the Wheel
The The            Heartland
New Order         Regret
Talk Talk         Itís My Life
                                Dum Dum Girl
                                Lifeís What You Make It
The Stone Roses      Made of Stone
            Sugarspin Sister
            I Wanna Be Adored
            This is the One
Bauhaus / Peter Murphy    Bela Lugosiís Dead
            Sheís in Parties
            Cuts You Up
            

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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2024, 05:16:53 PM »
In no particular order:

Pictures of You - The Cure

Ceremony - New Order

Hounds of Love - Kate Bush

Twenty Four Hours - Joy Division

How Soon is Now - The Smiths

Walls Come Tumbling Down - The Style Council

That's When I Reach For My Revolver - Mission of Burma

Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics

Everyday is Like Sunday - Morrissey

Teen Age Riot - Sonic Youth

A Forest - The Cure

Break My Body - Pixies

I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses

Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie

Only You - Yazoo

She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Over The Wall - Echo and The Bunnymen

Dear Prudence - Siouxsie & the Banshees

Lovesong - The Cure

Carnation - The Jam

Call Me - Blondie

Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

Debaser - Pixies

Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran

Bad - U2

Fall on Me - R.E.M.

Waiting Room - Fugazi

Ghost Town - The Specials

Rise Above - Black Flag



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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2024, 06:14:36 PM »
Nice.

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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2024, 06:57:32 PM »
In no order

U2 - Bad, Running to Stand Still, With or Without You, I Still Havenít Found, Hawkmoon, Red Hill Mining Town

Springsteen - Drive All Night, Atlantic City, Born in the USA, Iím on Fire, Valentines Day, One Step Up, Brilliant Disguise

Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name, Aces High, The Trooper

Van Halen - Unchained, Panama

Aerosmith - FINE, What it Takes

The Police - King of Pain

John Mellencamp - Jack & Diane, Pink Houses, Rain on the Scarecrow, Check it Out, Crumblin Down

David Bowie - Absolute Beginners, Ashes to Ashes, Blue Jean, Under Pressure, China Girl

Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight, Take Me Home

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

INXS - Listen Like Thieves, Guns in the Sky, Kick

Rush - Tom Sawyer, Spirit of Radio

Motley CrŁe - LiveWire, Wild Side, Donít Go Away Mad

Don Henley - Boys of Summer

Prince - Purple Rain, Raspberry Beret

Def Leppard - Bringing on the Heartbreak, Photograph, Foolin

Rolling Stones - Start Me Up, Waiting on a Friend

Dio - We Rock, Rainbow in the Dark

Ozzy - Crazy Train

Martha & Muffins - Echo Beach

AC DC - Back in Black, For those about to rock

Tom Petty - I Wonít Back Down, Free Fallin, Jammin Me

Duran Duran - Hungry like the Wolf

Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime

Echo & Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses

Robert Plant - Big Log

ZZ Top - Legs

Ratt - Round and Round

Dire Straits - Money for Nothing, Sultans of Swing

REM - Fall on Me, Orange Crush

GnR - Paradise City

Scorpions - Rock you like a Hurricane, Big City Nights

MotŲrhead - Ace of Spades

B. Adams/T.Turner - Itís Only Love

Poison - Every Rose Has itís Thorn

Tragically Hip - Blow at High Dough
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Re: 50 Best Songs of The Eighties
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2024, 08:23:25 PM »
One song per artist, by year and in no particular order.

1980

The Winner Takes It All - ABBA

1981

In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
Rapture - Blondie
Ghost Town - The Specials
By All Means - Alphonse Mouzon ft Herbie Hancock
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

1982

Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson
Our House - Madness
Only You - Yazoo
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Just an Illusion - Imagination
Arthur's Theme - Christopher Cross
The Message - Grandmaster Flash

1983

Modern Love - David Bowie
This Must Be the Place - Talking Heads
Too Much Blood - The Rolling Stones
Blue Monday - New Order
Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
Flashdance (What a Feeling) - Irene Cara
Only in Miami - Better Midler

1984

When Doves Cry - Prince
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
What's Love Got to Do with It - Tina Turner
That's Livin' Alright - Joe Fagin
Last Christmas - Wham

1985

Smooth Operator - Sade
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
St Elmo's Fire - John Parr
Windy Town - Chris Rea
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

1986

Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel
Holding Back the Years - Simply Red
Sweet Freedom - Michael MacDonald
La Isla Bonita - Madonna
Chain Reaction - Diana Ross

1987

With or Without You - U2
Dignity - Deacon Blue
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
Something Inside So Strong - Labi Siffre
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS

1988

Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Sweet Sixteen - Billy Idol
Everyday Is Like Sunday - Morrissey

1989

Song for Whoever - The Beautiful South
Pure - Lightning Seeds
Baby I Don't Care - Transvision Vamp


 

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