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Subject: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/10/06 at 10:04 am

Mine would go;

1. Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule The World
2. Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
3. Where Is My Mind - The Pixies
4. Drive - The Cars
5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
6. This Charming Man - The Smiths
7.  King for a Day - XTC
8. Jump - Van Halen
9. Making Plans for Nigel - XTC
10. Madness - Our House


Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/10/06 at 1:42 pm

Here's my top 10:

1.Open Arms~Journey
2.Heaven~Warrant
3.Every Rose Has it's Thorn~Poison
4.Back in Black~AC/DC
5.Can't Fight This Feeling~REO Speedwagon
6.Jack and Diane~John Cougar Mellencamp
7.Home Sweet Home~Motley Crue
8....And Justice for All~Metallica
9.Livin' on a Prayer~Bon Jovi
10.I Remember You~Skid Row

Yeah I know. I have horrible taste in music :-[

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 05/10/06 at 1:53 pm

My list would include:

1. It's My Life by Talk Talk
2. Open Your Heart by Madonna
3. Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs
4. Alive and Kicking by Simple Minds
5. With or Without You by U2
6. Shout! by Tears for Fears
7. Every Breath You Take by The Police
8. Here Comes the Rain Again by The Eurythmics
8. Come Back and Stay by Paul Young
9. No More Words by Berlin
10. I Drove All Night by Cyndi Lauper

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: zcrito on 05/10/06 at 9:20 pm


These 10+1 (and they're in no particular order) sound good to me tonight

1. Cherish -- Madonna
2. If You Were Here Tonight -- Alexander O'Neal
3. Limelight -- Rush
4. Same Ole Love -- Anita Baker
5. Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream) -- Icicle Works
6. Check It Out -- John Cougar Mellencamp
7. Don't Disturb This Groove -- The System
8. Train in Vain -- The Clash
9. Rock With You -- Michael Jackson
10. It's Gonna Take a Miracle -- Deniece Williams
11. Run Runaway -- Slade

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Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 05/10/06 at 9:32 pm

Lately, I've been researching into the songs of my homeland, so here's my TEN favourites at the moment.  If you don't recognize any of these, it's because they are all Canadian Hits...

01 | Close My Eyes - Paul Janz
02 | Sunshine Reggae / La vie en Rose - Nancy Martinez and Allen Harris
03 | It's Time - Saga
04 | Chicks n' Cars (and the Third World War) - Colin James
05 | Love in the Shadows - Dan Hill
06 | Video Kids - Prototype
07 | Smiling in Winter - The Spoons
08 | Storm Before the Calm - Luba
09 | Levity - Ian Thomas
10 | Love Has Remembered Me - April Wine

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/10/06 at 10:50 pm

Mine is:

1)  Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule The World
2)  Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
3)  Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
4)  Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
5)  Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
6)  Madness - Our House
7)  Every Breath You Take - The Police
8)  Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
9)  We Belong - Pat Benatar
10)  Vacation - The Go-Go's

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: Schillingfan on 05/10/06 at 11:29 pm

most of the songs I like tie at no.1 for me  ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/11/06 at 3:32 am


Mine is:

1)  Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule The World
2)  Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
3)  Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
4)  Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
5)  Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
6)  Madness - Our House
7)  Every Breath You Take - The Police
8)  Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
9)  We Belong - Pat Benatar
10)  Vacation - The Go-Go's


Didn't know 'Don't Dream It's Over' was an 80s song. In that case it's one of my top 10 as well.

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/11/06 at 9:43 pm


Didn't know 'Don't Dream It's Over' was an 80s song. In that case it's one of my top 10 as well.


From 1986/1987, off of the album "Crowded House".  They are one of my favorite bands.

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 05/11/06 at 11:16 pm


From 1986/1987, off of the album "Crowded House".  They are one of my favorite bands.


Crowded House were great.  I recently discovered they had much more success here in Canada then they did in the U.S.

"Better Be Home Soon" is like one of the greatest ballads of '88 8)

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 05/12/06 at 12:26 am

OK. Considering I'm auditioning for an '80s Rock Cover band tomorrow night, here is my input:

Hawk The Slayer's Top 10 Favourite '80s Songs:

10. Hyperactive!- Thomas Dolby
9. Shock the Monkey- Peter Gabriel
8. Early Distant Warning- Rush
7. Eminence Front- The Who
6. Mr. Roboto- Styx (Even if I DID pan them in another posting!)
5. Do Ya Wanna Touch? (Oh, Yeah)- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
4. Don't Come Around Here No More- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
3. Obscene Phone Caller- Rockwell
2. Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me- Oingo Boingo
AND! Hawk's All-Time Favourite '80s Song:
1. She's A Beauty- The Tubes

BTW, I have two words for Crowded House- Split Enz.

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 05/12/06 at 12:59 am


8. Early Distant Warning- Rush


That would be 'Distant Early Warning' :)

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 05/12/06 at 1:17 am

Listed on the album, yes.
In concert, Geddy Lee has called it the other way, so either answer is acceptable, eh?

Hawk's Next 5 Top Favourite Songs That Didn't Hit His Top 10:

11. Strip- Adam & The Ants
12. I Don't Wanna Dance- Eddy Grant
13. You're No Different- Ozzy Osbourne
14. Sushi Girl- The Tubes
15. I Want It All- Queen

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/13/06 at 4:12 am

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Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 05/13/06 at 5:04 am

Don't make me choose!  :-\\

Alright, I'll choose:  :D

Most played songs of the 80s: (Because you tend to play your favourite songs the most)
Hysteria - Def Leppard (48x)
Drive - The Cars (42x)
Don't Dream It's Over (31x)
Six Months in a Leaky Boat (31x)
Touch of Grey - The Grateful Dead (29x)
Walk of Life - Dire Straits (26x)
Red Red Wine - UB40 (25x)
Great Southern Land - Icehouse (25x)
Devil You Know - DD Smash (25x)
Throw Your Arms Around Me - Hunters & Collectors (24x)
Play Count in brackets

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 05/13/06 at 5:08 am


BTW, I have two words for Crowded House- Split Enz.
Both excellent bands. Even the solo work (by both the Finns) is amazing.  8)

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/13/06 at 7:06 am


Both excellent bands. Even the solo work (by both the Finns) is amazing.  8)


Was 'Weather With You' originally released in the late 80s? I believe it was released on at least two albums (not including compilations), one of which was Woodface, which I own. I remember the video clip came out in the late 80s, either 1988 or 1989.

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 05/13/06 at 5:48 pm


Was 'Weather With You' originally released in the late 80s? I believe it was released on at least two albums (not including compilations), one of which was Woodface, which I own. I remember the video clip came out in the late 80s, either 1988 or 1989.
The only one I have is from Woodface in 1991. I have always assumed that was the earliest release. Don't know of any earlier releases.

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/13/06 at 8:01 pm

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Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: whistledog on 05/13/06 at 10:22 pm


Why is it British/Australian/NZ bands seem to have so much more success in Canada than the U.S.? Must be a Commonwealth thing.


I never understand why, but it's just the way it's always been.  Mostly in the 80's, we got heaps more International Hits than the U.S.

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: 80s fanatic on 05/13/06 at 11:53 pm

Here's my list of fav 80's songs:


1. Turn Up The Radio ~ Autograph
2. Pour Some Sugar On Me ~ Def Leppard
3. Eye Of The Tiger ~ Survivor
4. I Love Rock-N-Roll ~ Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
5. Fantasy ~ Aldo Nova
6. Livin' On A Prayer ~ Bon Jovi
7. I Remember You ~ Skid Row
8. Animal ~ Def Leppard
9. On The Loose ~ Saga
10. She's A Beauty ~ The Tubes

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: Bobby on 05/14/06 at 12:47 pm


Yeah I know. I have horrible taste in music :-[


I think you have cool taste in music.  :)

Okay, not in any particular order . . . what I like listening to at the moment . . .

1. 'She wants to dance with me/Never gonna give you up' - Rick Astley (yes I know I cheated  ;D)
2. 'Never' - Heart
3. 'Cryin'' - Vixen
4. 'You win again' - Bee Gees
5. 'The Warrior' - Scandal
6. 'Shake you down' - Gregory Abbott
7. 'Talk to me' - Outfield
8.  'Stand' - REM
9. 'Take on me' - A-ha
10 'Always on my mind' - Pet Shop Boys

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/14/06 at 1:35 pm

1. "West End Girls"-The Pet Shop Boys.
2. "Like a Prayer"-Madonna.
3. "Little Red Corvette"-Prince.
4. "How Soon is Now?"-The Smiths.
5. "Once in a Lifetime"-The Talking Heads.
6. "Gigantic"-The Pixies.
7. "Hey Joni"-Sonic Youth.
8. "Flashdance (What a Feeling)"-Irene Cara.
9. "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"-Cyndi Lauper.
10. "Running Up that Hill"-Kate Bush.

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 05/15/06 at 12:56 am


Here's my list of fav 80's songs:
10. She's A Beauty ~ The Tubes


The Tubes are my all-time favorite band!!!! 8)
What other Tubes hits do you know?

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: puddingpop on 05/15/06 at 12:47 pm

In no particular order:

1) Ways to Be Wicked- Lone Justice
2) When Your Heart Is Weak- Cock Robin
3) Fallen Angel - Robbie Robertson
4) Wish I Had A Girl- Henry Lee Summer
5) Rock Lobster- B-52s
6) Don't Go Back to Rockville- REM
7) Smoking Gun -The Robert Cray Band
8) Big Log- Robert Plant
9) Burning Down the House- Talking Heads
10) Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)- Devo

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: lizjagger on 05/15/06 at 3:13 pm

here are my top ten at the moment: in no particular order


something about you-level 42
leaving me now- level 42
endless summer nights- richard marx
kiss on my list- hall and oates
one on one- hall and oates
everytime you go away- paul young
drive- the cars
hazy shade of winter- the bangles
boys of summer- don henley
hard habit to break- chicago

Subject: Re: 10 Favourite Songs of the 80s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/16/06 at 6:08 am


here are my top ten at the moment: in no particular order


something about you-level 42
leaving me now- level 42
endless summer nights- richard marx
kiss on my list- hall and oates
one on one- hall and oates
everytime you go away- paul young
drive- the cars
hazy shade of winter- the bangles
boys of summer- don henley
hard habit to break- chicago




Oh yeah, I forgot 'Drive' by the Cars, as well as many songs by XTC, which I'dd add right now...

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