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Subject: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: 80s Boy on 01/22/06 at 12:13 am

The sax sounded so great in the 80's.  What are your favourite 80's hits that feature a saxophone?

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/22/06 at 2:26 am

Psychedelic Furs: Here Come Cowboys (and many other P.Furs songs with sax)
Love & Rockets: Waiting for the Flood
Dream Academy: Edge of Forever
Eurythmics: I Love to Listen to Beethoven; Missionary Man
Herbie Hancock: Rockit
Romeo Void: A Girl In Trouble is a Temporary Thing; Never Say Never
Wham!: Careless Whisper
Spandau Ballet: True
Quarterflash: Take Me To Heart
Duran Duran: Rio
David Bowie: Blue Jean
Tears For Fears: The Working Hour, and the ones on "The Hurting" w/ sax
Soft Cell: Torch (and other Soft Cells w/ sax)
The The: Uncertain Smile
OMD: So In Love (and others with OMD saxophonist Martin Cooper)
I know Heaven 17, Human League, and Thompson Twins all had cool songs with sax, but I can't remember the titles off the top of my head!

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Marty McFly on 01/22/06 at 2:30 am

Cool topic. Aside from those already mentioned, here's a few off the top of my head:

You Belong to the City - Glenn Frey
Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money
Modern Love - David Bowie
Arthur's Theme - Christopher Cross
Urgent - Foreigner

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Paul on 01/22/06 at 1:50 pm

Not from the 80's, but there was a saxophone instrumental on the flip side of Frankie Valli's 'Grease', which really made me want to learn how to play one...which I eventually did!

Best one from the 80's?

The long-winded (but very satisfying one) in Hazel O'Connor's 'Will You'...

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Todd on 01/22/06 at 3:51 pm

INXS has some great songs with saxophone in them...Original Sin, What You Need, etc.  Also, I liked the Waitresses' "I Know What Boys Like" which has a cool sax solo in it, even the video for that song features a psychedelic sequence with images coming out of the saxophone.

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Electric Youth on 01/22/06 at 4:23 pm

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Debbie Gibson "Only In My Dreams"
Debbie Gibson "Foolish Beat"
Debbie Gibson "In The Still Of The Night"

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: loki 13 on 01/22/06 at 7:44 pm

I Know What Boys Like...The Waitresses

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Donnie Darko on 01/22/06 at 7:53 pm

For some reason, the '80s had a lot of saxophone.

"Our House" - Madness (actually that may be trombone or trumpet)
"Careless Whisper" - Wham!

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: PatBateman on 01/23/06 at 2:13 am

I liked St. Elmo's fire's Love theme by David Foster (1985)

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: wsmith4 on 01/23/06 at 9:05 am

I Had The Time of My Life from the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
Shoo-Bee-Doo by Madonna

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: whistledog on 06/04/08 at 8:36 am

The 1988 hit Ain't Good Lovin' by Diamond in the Rough.  Greatest sax solo of all time 8)

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: johnny5alive on 06/04/08 at 9:13 am

who can it be now?        men at work

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/08 at 10:20 am

Joe Le Taxi by Vanessa Paradis

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: conker on 06/04/08 at 11:43 am

Harden My Heart  - Quarterflash

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/08 at 1:07 pm

Anything by Kenny G, like Songbird.

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Bobby on 06/04/08 at 1:33 pm

She's like the wind - Patrick Swayze
Hungry eyes - Eric Carmen

And that's just off the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, lol.

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Atari on 06/04/08 at 5:57 pm

Heart- Even It Up
Eddie Money- I Wanna Go Back
A few others I can't think of right now (just woke up, 3rd shift ugh).

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: zacpot on 06/04/08 at 7:09 pm

      "Baker Street"  Gerry Rafferty

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: coqueta83 on 06/04/08 at 7:20 pm

I've always loved the saxophone parts in The Jets' "You Got It All".

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: whistledog on 06/04/08 at 7:50 pm


       "Baker Street"  Gerry Rafferty


That would be 1978.  Common misconception though.  Still, a great use of a saxophone :)

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: zacpot on 06/04/08 at 7:56 pm

      Ooops  8)

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Entouch on 06/04/08 at 10:15 pm

Lost in Emotion by Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam
Diamonds by Herb Albert featuring Janet Jackson I maybe wrong on this one I think that's a trumpet.
One Step Beyond and Our House by Madness
Come Dancing by The Kinks Im pretty sure there was a saxophone player in the mix
All Night Long by the Mary Jane Girls

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Atari on 06/05/08 at 6:36 am

The Heat Is On- Glenn Frey (met his mom... what a neat lady!)
Who Can It Be Now- Men At Work (didn't check to see if this one was listed. EDIT: yeah, it was)
He Can't Love You- Michael Stanley Band


Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/05/08 at 11:57 am

Thankfully, the saxophone was still a very popular instrument in the 80's.  8)

Anything by the group, the English Beat.  :D  Their saxophone player SAXA had a very prominent place in their overall sound.

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: Bobby on 06/05/08 at 3:04 pm

Ah, just remembered the saxophone playing in 'Waiting for a star to fall' by Boy Meets Girl - totally 80s.  8)

Subject: Re: 80's songs with Saxophones

Written By: jonathan sherman on 05/03/12 at 12:54 pm

some of my favourites bruce springsteen jungleland,black wonderful life,timmy cappello i still beleive,mummy calls beauty has her way,wilson pickett land of a thousand dances,ray charles doin the mess around.

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