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Subject: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: Wiz83 on 12/24/12 at 6:49 pm

Here are my top ten in no particular order:

Goodbye to You- Scandal (1982):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_50-gOeBilc

Voices Carry- 'Til Tuesday (1985):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uejh-bHa4To

Human- The Human League (1986):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1ysoohV_zA

Your Love- The Outfield (1985):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N1iwQxiHrs

Monkey Gone To Heaven- The Pixies (1989):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XycBLF6kWuY

Sailing- Christopher Cross (1980):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7khQNR7s1Ho

Cult of Personality- Living Colour (1988):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xxgRUyzgs0

Eyes Without A Face- Billy Idol (1983):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OFpfTd0EIs

I Feel for You- Chaka Khan (1985):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObjLb6ElTvs

Man On The Corner- Genesis (1981):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utrGabGh4bU


Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: amjikloviet on 12/25/12 at 4:17 pm

Some of my favorite '80s songs:

Harden my heart - Quarterflash
Saturday love - Cherrelle
The glamorous life - Sheila E.
Ain't nobody - Rufus & Chaka Khan
It's gonna take a miracle - Deniece Williams
There it is - Shalamar
Don't disturb this groove - The System
Seasons change - Expose
Miss me blind - Culture Club


I will just do nine for now, but I have so many more favorites!

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: warped on 12/25/12 at 4:26 pm

Some of my favorites are:

Comfortably numb - Pink Floyd
The boys of summer - Don Henley
Talking out of turn - Moody Blues
Woman - John Lennon
Every little thing she does - Police
They don't know - Tracey Ullman
These dreams - Heart
Turn it on - Genesis
Eternal Flame - Bangles
Valotte - Julian Lennon
Cindy Lauper - She Bop

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: whistledog on 12/25/12 at 8:59 pm

I've often said my favourite 80s song is 'Close My Eyes' by Paul Janz, and it still is ...

Paul Janz - Close My Eyes (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI2fRmSQg8k

But just to mix it up, here are a few obscurities that I listen to quite often, most of which are seldom heard these days ...

Diamond in the Rough - Ain't Good Lovin (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSLaXhtsT8E

Robin Gibb - Boys Do Fall in Love (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlchoQqRIgM

Steve Winwood - Valerie (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbKNICg-REA

Rosetta Stone - Hidin' From Love (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtbLWyA5JSE

Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio - That Old Song (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7rDRvcDdlI

Kylie Minogue - Turn it Into Love (1988)
This one was only a hit in Japan, but if you had her debut album, then you may recognize it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBzXgeH8MfU

Dan Fogelberg - Lonely in Love (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFNIs4giDj4

Cliff Richard - Give a Little Bit More (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Dxht6XVMY

Huey 'Baby' Harris - You've Got to Be a Winner (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX8OjrrsZEc

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: nally on 12/25/12 at 9:20 pm


Some of my favorite '80s songs:

Harden my heart - Quarterflash
Saturday love - Cherrelle
The glamorous life - Sheila E.
Ain't nobody - Rufus & Chaka Khan
It's gonna take a miracle - Deniece Williams
There it is - Shalamar
Don't disturb this groove - The System
Seasons change - Expose
Miss me blind - Culture Club


I will just do nine for now, but I have so many more favorites!

As do I. In fact, I can name hundreds! I like some of the ones you mentioned, too. :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/26/12 at 11:54 am


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Morning Train (9-5): Sheena Easton

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Fame: Irene Cara


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Flashdance What A Feeling: Irene Cara


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Mad World: Tears for Fears


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Planet Earth: Duran Duran

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: Howard on 12/26/12 at 2:16 pm


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Morning Train (9-5): Sheena Easton

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Fame: Irene Cara


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Flashdance What A Feeling: Irene Cara


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Mad World: Tears for Fears


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Planet Earth: Duran Duran


Now this is what music was!

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: belmont22 on 12/26/12 at 2:31 pm

Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat (1983)
Blasphemous Rumours - Depeche Mode (1984)
Take On Me - a-ha (1984)
It's My Life - Talk Talk (1984)
Repetition - Information Society (1988)

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/27/12 at 2:40 am


Now this is what music was!


I know.  They don't make em like that anymore.  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: Howard on 12/27/12 at 7:57 am


I know.  They don't make em like that anymore.  :)


that's why I'm always stuck in nostalgic music.

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: Emman on 12/27/12 at 11:05 am

Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles(I know it was technically released in '79 by many consider it '80s so sue me :P)
The Visitors by ABBA
Bad by Michael Jackson
Eighties by Killing Joke
Dear Prudence by Siouxsie and The Banshees
Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police
Miss You Much by Janet Jackson
Raspberry Beret by Prince
Going Down To Liverpool by The Bangles
It's Not Me Talking by A Flock Of Seagulls
So Alive by Love and Rockets
Aloysius by Cocteau Twins
Talk About The Passion by R.E.M
Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel
Automatic by Prince
Super-trouper by ABBA
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Just Like Heaven by The Cure
Private Eyes by Hall and Oates

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: warped on 12/27/12 at 11:11 am


I've often said my favourite 80s song is 'Close My Eyes' by Paul Janz, and it still is ...

Paul Janz - Close My Eyes (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI2fRmSQg8k



It's a really good song. I'm old enough to remember that it received a fair amount of play on both CHUM-AM & CHUM-FM (In Toronto) back in 1985 or 1986. Wasn't too long after that when CHUM-AM switched to oldies format.  It belongs on a list of "Why didn't this song chart higher?" with many other songs.  I have this song on my computer and on an mp3. It has the mid 80s sound & feeling.

"Believe in me" was alsos a great song by Paul. That one was from later on in the 1980s. 

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/27/12 at 11:19 am


that's why I'm always stuck in nostalgic music.


Me too.  My mom doesn't understand the attraction to Duran Duran but any music from the 1980s or earlier is my favourite.

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: Howard on 12/27/12 at 2:07 pm


Me too.  My mom doesn't understand the attraction to Duran Duran but any music from the 1980s or earlier is my favourite.


I do once in a while like the today's songs but it doesn't compare to the 1980's.

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/27/12 at 8:42 pm


I do once in a while like the today's songs but it doesn't compare to the 1980's.


I don't.  I see no reason to listen to anything that today has to offer.  I like music that's from 1980s or earlier because it's got more originality than any other decade of music.  :)
But Duran Duran did a suitible mash up of Wild Boys and Lady Gaga's Poker Face.  So I suppose if Duran Duran can take that song and make it sound good then it's not all that bad.  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/27/12 at 11:58 pm

In no particular order...

Angel (Aerosmith)
Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac)
Little Lies (Fleetwood Mac)
True Colors (Cyndi Lauper)
Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
These Dreams (Heart)
What About Love (Heart)
Careless Whisper (Wham!)
Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
Don't Want to Lose You (Goria Estefan)
When I'm With You (Sheriff)
Stand Back (Stevie Nicks)
Heaven (Bryan Adams)
How Will I Know (Whitney Houston)
Right Here Waiting (Richard Marx)

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: Howard on 12/28/12 at 6:26 am


I don't.  I see no reason to listen to anything that today has to offer.  I like music that's from 1980s or earlier because it's got more originality than any other decade of music.  :)
But Duran Duran did a suitible mash up of Wild Boys and Lady Gaga's Poker Face.  So I suppose if Duran Duran can take that song and make it sound good then it's not all that bad.  :)


I feel the same way as you do.

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 12/28/12 at 2:57 pm

I didn't actually hear this song until about a year or so ago, but it's totally one of my favorite 80's songs now.  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK2gXe1sIoQ

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: Jock on 12/28/12 at 6:12 pm

Being a visual person, I mostly like songs that go together with a cool video. As you can see my taste for songs and music videos varies a lot between genres:

Jessie's Girl (Rick Springfield)
Venus; Shy Boy; Na Na Hey Hey...; Really Saying Something; A Trick Of The Night (UK PWL version) (Bananarama)
Listen To Your Heart (Sonia)
Run To You; Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams)
For Your Eyes Only (Sheena Easton)
Little Lies (Fleetwood Mac)
These Dreams (Heart)
Careless Whisper (Wham!)
Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
Woman (John Lennon)
They Don't Know (Tracey Ullman)
Valerie (Steve Winwood)
Mickey (Toni Basil)
Legs; Gimme All Your Lovin (ZZ Top)
So Serious (ELO)
Living On a Prayer (Bon Jovi)

I'm Still Standing (Elton John) yeah I know the video is campy and there are too many men for my taste, but I love Nice, Cannes and music videos shot on beaches

* Money For Nothing (Dire Straits - good song, nice guitar solo and 2 'easter egg' videos within the video, one of them featuring a very nice girl)

Got To Be Certain (the video is better than the song itself imo); Locomotion (AUS version from 1987); Hand On Your Heart Kylie Minogue

Take Me Up (Scotch, bad video, but nice song. It's the original of GTBC by Kylie and the melody sounds better)

Whenever You Need Somebody (Rick Astley, better than the so popular 'Together Forever' and 'Never Gonna Give You Up' and with a better, sunnier video too, featuring a hot girl on a beach)

and many more! see, the 80's is my most favorite decade of music as songs and music videos.

* - videos directed by the same director.

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: Jock on 12/28/12 at 6:20 pm

For some reasons some entries didn't show up, so:

Turning Japanese (The Vapors)
Kids In America (Kim Wilde)
Billie Jean (my favorite MJ song AND video)
Burning Up; Borderline; Into The Groove (Madonna)
Take One Me (a-ha)
[Money For Nothing (Dire Straits)

^the videos for the underlined songs were directed by the same director and I consider them as four of the TOP 10 greatest music videos ever.

Subject: Re: Favorite Songs of the '80s

Written By: Howard on 12/28/12 at 7:22 pm


I didn't actually hear this song until about a year or so ago, but it's totally one of my favorite 80's songs now.  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK2gXe1sIoQ



I love this song too.

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