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Subject: 80's mp3s

Written By: Acidpiss on 07/25/05 at 6:51 pm

I'm beginning to believe I just may have the best damn library of 80's mp3s ever.  ;)

However, in an attempt to fill in any gaps I may have in my collection, I'm asking everyone here to suggest a song or two that borders maybe on the "rarer" or "not chart-topping" I may have missed.

Fire away, guys.


Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: MetalManiac on 07/25/05 at 7:22 pm

Taking a stab here but how about Script For A Jester's Tear  or Chelsea Monday by Marillion. I still get chills when I listen to that.

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: ktelqueen on 07/25/05 at 11:43 pm

Wrapped In Velvet by Minutes From Downtown
Come Day O' Night Eh! by Bamboo

:)

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Acidpiss on 07/25/05 at 11:52 pm

I've never heard anything by Marillion before. At least I'm fairly sure I haven't. I downloaded "Kayleigh" because it seemed to be the most popular song. Listened to it, and I can honestly say that I've never heard that song before in my life.

I should clarify what I'm looking for as far as suggestions go.

I'm looking for stuff that might've been top 40, but down around number 37 or so. Maybe even top 50-ish songs qualify. Stuff that
you might've heard a little during the decade between constant airings of "We Built This City" and "Addicted To Love". Not really looking for obscure songs that I definitely don't know.

Thanks for the suggestions, though. Keep 'em coming!

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: ktelqueen on 07/26/05 at 12:04 am

yep..i read 'rarer' and thought you wanted more obscure..ok..try these.. :)

We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off-Jermaine Stewart
Rumours-Timex Social Club
Word Up-Cameo
King Of Wishful Thinking-Go West
I Like It-Dino
Back To Life-Soul II Soul
Tell It To My Heart;Prove Your Love-Taylor Dayne
Mercedes Boy;Girlfriend-Pebbles
The Look-Roxette
She Wants To Dance With Me;Together Forever-Rick Astley
Der Komissar-ATF
Rock Me Amadeus-Falco
Puttin' On The Ritz-Taco
My Perogative-Bobby Brown
Looking For A New Love-Jody Watley
Bust A Move-Young MC
Just Got Paid-Johnny Kemp
Point Of No Return;I Can't Wait-Nu Shooz
She's A Beauty-The Tubes
Jeopardy-Greg Kihn
Holiday;Lucky Star-Madonna
What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)-Information Society
Catch Me I'm Falling-Pretty Poison
The Way It Is-Bruce Hornsby & The Range

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/26/05 at 12:57 am

1980
Heart Hotels - Dan Fogelburg
Toyko - Bruce Cockburn (don't make fun of that name, lol)
Skateaway girl - Dire Straits
Cars - Gary Numan
Hot Rod Hearts - Robbie Dupree
Passion - Rod Stewart
Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime - The Korgis
Vienna - Ultravox

1981
Magic Power - Triumph
In the Dark - Billy Squier
Chloe/Etude - Elton John
Somebody's Knockin' - Terry Gibbs
Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert

1982
It Must Be Love - Madness
Eyes of a Stranger - Payolas
Six Months In a Leaky Boat - Split Enz
Talk Talk - Talk Talk (no, that isn't a typo)

Okay, that's enough for now.. I'll stop at 1982 and pick up at 1983 - These are the least popular music files I could find in my MP3 collection..... yet, I really like a lot of these songs..


Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Cafe80s on 07/26/05 at 8:57 am

OK here's some slightly less popular pop songs from the 80s. Not exactly the most obscure & i do remember seeing the video clips to almost every one of these songs in the 80s. I think most of these songs bearly even made it into the top 40 charts, so i hope this helps. I hate pop music & avoid it like the plague so this is the best i could  come up with for now.
*Billy Idol - Fatal Charm
*INXS - Just Keep Walking
*John Farnaham - Break The Ice
*Psuedo Echo - His Eyes
*Europe - Rock The Night
*Devo - That's Good
*Dramarama - Anything Anything
*The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary, Rain, Wildflower, Love Removal Machine, Fire Woman
*The Cure - Just Like Heaven
*The Smiths - How Soon Is Now, This Charming Man
*Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It,  I Wanna Rock
*Dokken - Dream Warriors
*Poison - Nothin But A Good Time,  Your Mamma Don't Dance
*Def Leopard - Action Not Words

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Acidpiss on 07/27/05 at 1:00 am

Ktelqueen's got the right idea.

I had almost all of those already. There were 3 I didn't have. Oh, and I think "Rumors" was by Club Noveau and not Cameo.
Send me some more if you think of any more.

Ultra, those still seem a little obscure for me. Thanks for the help though!

Cafe, some of those are songs I don't know by artists I do know. I may check them out. The rest were kinda obvious. Thanks as well, though!

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: ktelqueen on 07/27/05 at 1:05 am


Ktelqueen's got the right idea.

*phew*  :D ;)..it was hard to know exactly what you were looking for..


I had almost all of those already. There were 3 I didn't have. Oh, and I think "Rumors" was by Club Noveau and not Cameo.
Send me some more if you think of any more.


lol..total confusion while i was thinking about Word Up by Cameo..Rumours is actiually by Timex Social Club and it's a great song..a few more:

Perfect Way- Scritti Politti
Right On Track-Breakfast Club
Lean On me-Club Nouveau
Oh Yeah-Yello

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Acidpiss on 07/27/05 at 1:55 pm

Have all those already. :)

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/27/05 at 1:58 pm

Here's a few ideas for you...


Modern Day Delilah - Van Stephenson
10-9-8 - Face To Face
When Your Heart Is Weak - Cock Robin
Feel The Heat - Jean Beauvoir
My Oh My - Slade
Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: bj26 on 07/27/05 at 3:22 pm

Your name is gross, no offence -  anyway here are a couple I'd be surprised if you have:
Back to zero - tommy Keene
der Kommisar - suzy Andrews

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Acidpiss on 07/27/05 at 5:24 pm

BJ and Ceramics:

Apologies if the Net handle offends. I've used it for years now. It's based on something the singer for one of my favorite metal bands said once.

Modern Day Delilah - This is the second time I've downloaded this song. I don't remember it from the 80s and I don't like it. It's too generic for me.

When Your Heart Is Weak - I've never heard this song before either. I've also never heard of the band before.

Lunatic Fringe - I already have on the Vision Quest soundtrack cd. When I was a kid I thought it was a Pink Floyd song. :)

My Oh My - The only Slade tunes I know are Run Runaway and Cum On Feel The Noise (which was made more popular by Quiet Riot). I am also familiar with, but have not heard, Goodbye T'Jane because I believe either Faster Pussycat or L.A. Guns covered it. Dowloaded My Oh My. I've never heard this song before.

Feel The Heat - from the Cobra soundtrack? Hmmm... it's an okay song. Barely remember it from the movie.

Der Kommisar - I already have two versions of this song. Falco and After The Fire. No more. Please, dear God. No more.

Couldn't find anything on Face To Face.

The only "Back To Zero" I could find was the Rolling Stones.

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: ktelqueen on 07/27/05 at 6:49 pm


10-9-8 - Face To Face



great song,sis  8)

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/27/05 at 7:28 pm


1980
Heart Hotels - Dan Fogelburg
Toyko - Bruce Cockburn (don't make fun of that name, lol)
Skateaway girl - Dire Straits
Cars - Gary Numan
Hot Rod Hearts - Robbie Dupree
Passion - Rod Stewart
Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime - The Korgis
Vienna - Ultravox

1981
Magic Power - Triumph
In the Dark - Billy Squier
Chloe/Etude - Elton John
Somebody's Knockin' - Terry Gibbs
Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert

1982
It Must Be Love - Madness
Eyes of a Stranger - Payolas
Six Months In a Leaky Boat - Split Enz
Talk Talk - Talk Talk (no, that isn't a typo)

Okay, that's enough for now.. I'll stop at 1982 and pick up at 1983 - These are the least popular music files I could find in my MP3 collection..... yet, I really like a lot of these songs..



Now THAT is a list I can relate to :)

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/28/05 at 2:59 am


Now THAT is a list I can relate to :)


Thanks! I thought know one even cared what I posted or maybe they weren't "cool" enough. But, hey, I knew someone would find them cool...  :)

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: ktelqueen on 07/28/05 at 3:02 am


1980
Heart Hotels - Dan Fogelberg
Hot Rod Hearts - Robbie Dupree

1981
Somebody's Knockin' - Terry Gibbs
Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert

1982
Eyes of a Stranger - Payolas
Six Months In a Leaky Boat - Split Enz
Talk Talk - Talk Talk (no, that isn't a typo)




my faves from your list,ultraviolet52  ;)

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/28/05 at 3:07 am


my faves from your list,ultraviolet52  ;)


Thanks..  ;D I liked these from your lists, too..

Jeopardy-Greg Kihn
Puttin' On The Ritz-Taco
King Of Wishful Thinking-Go West
Bust A Move-Young MC
She's a beauty - the Tubes

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: ktelqueen on 07/28/05 at 3:14 am


Thanks..   ;D I liked these from your lists, too..

Jeopardy-Greg Kihn
Puttin' On The Ritz-Taco
King Of Wishful Thinking-Go West
Bust A Move-Young MC
She's a beauty - the Tubes


8)

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: robby76 on 07/28/05 at 6:08 am

Acidpiss:-
A bit of pop but hey...

No Looking Back - Michael McDonald... real 80's feelgood sound!
Anything by Five Star and the Jets
Jermaine Stewart - Say It Again
Sheila E - Glamourous Life
KC Sunshine Band - Give it up
Whispers - Rock Steady
Atlantic Star - Always

and it's the Spanish version of We Are The World called "Cantare Cantaras"... don't understand a word but it's my all time fave 80's nostalgia song... give it a chance!

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Acidpiss on 07/28/05 at 12:43 pm

Couldn't find that Michael McDonald song.

I have the Jets' stuff.
I have Sheila's stuff.
I have Atlantic Starr's stuff.

Forgot to get that Whispers song before. Good reminder.

Thanks.

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: bj26 on 07/28/05 at 2:09 pm


BJ and Ceramics:

Apologies if the Net handle offends. I've used it for years now. It's based on something the singer for one of my favorite metal bands said once.
No worries though the thought is horrendous.  Ran accross another Net handle somewhere in here, maybe you all could meet, hers was "Sandinmyvaj..." :o

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Paul on 07/28/05 at 2:40 pm

Hi there...

I've taken a leaf out of ultraviolet's book (I'll give it back later!) and listed a handful of 'nearly' hits from '80-'82...my formative years!

"Nearly' hits in the UK, that is...

1980
Just Can't Give You Up - Mystic Merlin (equal parts disco and jazz-funk music)

I Like (What You're Doing To Me) - Young & Co (equal parts disco and 'club' music)

747 (Strangers In The Night) - Saxon (stormer from one of the first NWOBHM acts)

Private Life - Grace Jones (eerily cool Chrissie Hynde song sung by an eerily cool lady...)

A Walk In The Park - Nick Straker Band (obligatory OHW with pop/dance cross)

1981
Mind Of A Toy - Visage (spooky 'electro-bop' affair)

It's Going To Happen - Undertones (superb guitar-driven pop)

Will You - Hazel O'Connor (actually a top-tenner, but I had to include it...one helluva amazing sax solo, which swallows up most of the record...)

You'll Never Know - Hi Gloss (superbly slick pop/soul...)

That's Entertainment - Jam (amazing acoustic number...charted only as an imported single...)

1982
Senses Working Overtime - XTC (fantastic piece of songwriting...)

Party Fears Two - Associates (mind-blowing voice of the tragic Billy McKenzie...)

State Of Independence - Donna Summer (with an assembled backing choir of 'thousands', Donna sings Jon & Vangelis and gets away with it...)

You're The One For Me - D-Train ('club' music really got going with this, a soul-boy favourite even to this day...)

Nobody's Fool - Haircut 100 (normally overlooked, this is 101% pop, pure and simple...)

Hope some of that helps...

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Schillingfan on 08/06/05 at 4:15 pm

I have lots of songs by Peter Schilling that range in the 100's and they are all from the 80's, 90's and 2000's and some are remixes

I have mp3's by German pop singer Sandra who is really not known well in America, but is well known in Europe

I have many songs by The Cure, Thomas Dolby, Falco and Tears For Fears!

I have some Hit-mixes of some NDW songs (NDW is the German version of 80's new wave)

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: ADH13 on 08/06/05 at 4:38 pm



Eternal Flame - Madonna
Obsession - Animotion
Wipe Out - Fat Boys & Beach Boys
That Was Then, This Is Now - Monkees
I Still Believe - Brenda K Starr
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Who's Johnny - El Debarge
Can't We Try - Dan Hill & Vonda Shepherd?
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
Our House - Madness
I Miss You - Klymaxx
Missing You - Tom Waite
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle
Jungle Love - ??
Lights Out - ??
Promises, Promises - Naked Eyes
99 Luftballoons - Nena
Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar
I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Atari on 08/06/05 at 5:10 pm

I've been collecting 70s and 80s mp3s for a few years now and have a decent sized collection. You can view mylist at http://atari.vg-network.com/mp3s.txt.

There are some 60s, 70s, and even 90s mp3s mixed in, but most are from the 80s. There are a lot of more popular 80s mp3s missing, I know. But this collection is of songs that I really liked back then, and there are quite a few obscure ones there. Hope this helps!

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Atari on 08/06/05 at 5:17 pm



Private Life - Grace Jones (eerily cool Chrissie Hynde song sung by an eerily cool lady...)



I'm still looking for Grace's version of Demolition Man in both mp3 and video formats. Remember that one? :)

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Atari on 08/06/05 at 5:20 pm



Skateaway girl - Dire Straits


So THAT'S the name of that damn song! Thanks for posting that one!

I used to see that video on HBO's Video Jukebox (remember that, before MTV?) and couldn't remember the name of the song until you mentioned it here.

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: BlueSilhouette on 09/05/05 at 12:57 am

AEIOU and Sometimes Y by EBN OZN
I Wish I Had a Girl by Henry Lee Summer
Naughty, Naughty by John Parr
Desert Moon by Dennis DeYoung
Go For Soda by Kim Mitchell
Girl From Last Night's Dream by Coney Hatch
Heavy Metal Love by Helix
(I'm So) Hot For You by Twisted Sister

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Acidpiss on 09/05/05 at 4:44 am

Guys -

Thanks for reviving this thread. I thought it quite dead.

I was able to pull in a few more mp3s into my collection thanks to your suggestions.

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: snozberries on 09/21/05 at 6:22 am



I had almost all of those already. There were 3 I didn't have. Oh, and I think "Rumors" was by Club Noveau and not Cameo.


Rumors was by TIMEX SOCIAL CLUB

How about
Major Tom
Our House- Madness
Safety Dance- Men W/O Hats
Video Killed the Radio Star The bugaloos (?)
Somebody's Watching Me- Rockwell
Dynamite - Jermaine Jackson
Who's Johnny - El Debarge
One Night in Bangcock - Murray Head
Rock Me Amadeus
Why Me - Irene Cara
The Dream (?) also Irene Cara
Candy Girl - New Edition
Cool It Now - New Edition
Goonies R Good Enough - Cyndi Lauper
Masquerade - Berlin
Vacation - Go Go's
Dream Street -Janet Jackson
Eye in the Sky - Alan Parson's Project
Warrior - Patti Smythe and Scandal
Into the Night - Benny Madrones
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
Send me an Angel


I got a million of them!!!!

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: whistledog on 12/08/05 at 12:08 pm

You want rare and minor 80's hits?  Look no further ...

http://home.austin.rr.com/skwerly/hot100-80s.txt

That is a complete list of every song that peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the 80's. 

Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: Class of 84 on 12/08/05 at 10:50 pm

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Subject: Re: 80's mp3s

Written By: whistledog on 12/14/05 at 11:46 pm


Feel The Heat - Jean Beauvoir


:o I thought I was the only one who knew about that song

It was from the movie Cobra  8)

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