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I'm a big fan of the goofy 80s pop music. I am compiling a list of some of my favorites and there are way too many songs for me to remember them all. Anybody else have any favs to add to the list? Here's what I have so far, in no particular order:

 

Pointer Sisters - Automatic

Level 42 - Something about you

Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days

Toto - Africa

Mr Mister - Broken Wings

Hall & Oates - Out of Touch

Laura Branigan - Self Control

Animotion - Obsession

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax

Tears for Fears - Everybody wants to rule the world

Men at work - Down Under

John Parr - St Elmos Fire

Billy Ocean - Loverboy

Phil Collins Easy Lover

Eddie Money - Take me home tonight

The romantics - talking in your sleep

Matthew Wilder- Break My Stride

Yes - Owner of a lonely heart

The Human League - Don't you want me

Huey Lewis - Power of Love

Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams

Thompson Twins - Hold me Now

Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy

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To add to yours (because I have most of those)

 

In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins)

SledgeHammer (Peter Gabriel)

Sister Christian (Night Ranger)

Gloria (Laura Branigan) don't ask me why

Footloose (Kenny Loggins)

Your Kiss is on my List (Hall and Oats)

Private Eyes (Hall and Oats)

Mr. Roboto (styx)

I want my MTV (Dire Straights)

Think of Laura (Christopher Cross) I like CC... Yeah I'm weird.:o

 

Honestly, I have a HUGE iTunes library full of ALL KINDS of different music.

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I have a HUGE iTunes collection (25,000+) so I think I can help.

 

The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star

The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another

Anything Duran Duran

Culture Club - Karma Chameleon

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love

Stray Cats - Rock This Town

J. Geils Band - Centerfold

Squeeze - Tempted

Anything INXS

Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters

Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen

Wham! - Wake Me up Before You Go-Go

Deniece Williams - Let's Hear it For the Boy

Juice Newton - Queens of Hearts

Kool & the Gang - Celebration

Olivia Newton John - Physical

Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes

Eddie Money - I Love a Rainy Night (might be late 70s)

 

I could keep going, but I think this we get you thinking 80's

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I would add:

 

1980-84

 

Queen-Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Pat Benetar-Heartbreaker

Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty-Stop Draggin My Heart Around

Eric Clapton-I Cant Stand It

Joan Jett-I Love Rock and Roll

John Mellencamp-Jack and Diane

Foreigner-Wating for A Girl Like You

Cars-Shake It Up

38 Special-Caught Up In You

Rolling Stones-Waiting On A Friend

Police-Every Breath You Take

Prince-1999

Cyndi Lauper-Time After Time

 

1985

 

Chaka Khan-I Feel For You

Duran Duran-A View To A Kill

Sting-If You Love Something Set Them Free

Bryan Adams-Summer of 69

 

 

Alright as you can tell the 80s were one of my favorite decades and I could keep going and going on this subject. So I will stop here for now. :jester:

 

Heck, I havent even got to 1986 and up. :lol:

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I'm probably gonna get some dates off here but a few of my favorites from that era were:

 

Dirty Laundry-Don Henley

Mary Jane's Last Dance-Tom Petty(Or was this in the early 90s?)

Hungry Like the Wolf-Duran Duran

Centerfield or The Old Man Down the Road-John Fogerty

Abracadabra-Steve Miller Band(Late 70s?)

Jenny's Song(867-5309)-Tommy Tutone

Take on Me-A Ha

Shout-Tears for Fears

Cars-Gary Numan

Don't Stand so close to me-The Police

 

That's about it off the top of my head.

 

I'm anal about music and wanna point out two errors above. Chewy posted "I want my MTV" by Dire Straights. The song is actually Money for Nothing. Also 1anonly labeled I love a rainy night being by Eddie Money, it is actually by Eddie Rabbit. Not trying to be a jerk or act like I know more about music than either of you. But just wanted to clarify in the event the OP wanted to find either of those songs to add to a playlist.

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I'm probably gonna get some dates off here but a few of my favorites from that era were:

 

Dirty Laundry-Don Henley

Mary Jane's Last Dance-Tom Petty(Or was this in the early 90s?)

Hungry Like the Wolf-Duran Duran

Centerfield or The Old Man Down the Road-John Fogerty

Abracadabra-Steve Miller Band(Late 70s?)

Jenny's Song(867-5309)-Tommy Tutone

Take on Me-A Ha

Shout-Tears for Fears

Cars-Gary Numan

Don't Stand so close to me-The Police

 

That's about it off the top of my head.

 

I'm anal about music and wanna point out two errors above. Chewy posted "I want my MTV" by Dire Straights. The song is actually Money for Nothing. Also 1anonly labeled I love a rainy night being by Eddie Money, it is actually by Eddie Rabbit. Not trying to be a jerk or act like I know more about music than either of you. But just wanted to clarify in the event the OP wanted to find either of those songs to add to a playlist.

 

It comes up "I want my MTV" on my iTunes. For whatever reason... Mine is unfortunately the clean version of the song too...:(

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It comes up "I want my MTV" on my iTunes. For whatever reason... Mine is unfortunately the clean version of the song too...:(

 

Oh I always hated that version. One of the first cassettes I ever owned had that song on it. Then when CDs became the thing my parents bought me a CD with the song on it and it was the short version. I sold it to a friend and found the disc with the long unedited one. I can still remember the first time I heard the song, the quiet whispers leading into the amazing guitar lick. I was only about 7 or 8 then, but man I knew it sure was cool to play air guitar to:jester:.

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Wow, not hard to tell I grew up a head banger that also listened to Bach, Mozart etc.

 

I recognize almost NONE of those tunes.......LOL

 

 

Haha, I never listened to a lot of 80s music. I was born in 84 so I'm more a child of the 90s. But I love all forms of music, with the exception of scream rock or whatever you call what groups like Insane Clown Posse play. I have a 6 disk CD changer in my truck and it currently has a Dierks Bentley bluegrass CD, Ben Folds, Ray Lamontagne, Bond, Fort Minor and John Mayer CD in it. I have some pretty diverse tastes.

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I'll probably embarrass myself here, but I liked all kinds of crazy 80s stuff, including all those funky/goofy/one-off hits.

 

Prince "Kiss"

Foreigner "Juke Box Hero"

Tiffany "I think we're alone now"

One Night in Bangkok (singer unknown to me)

And the entire Beastie Boys "Licensed to Ill" album

:cheers:

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One Night In Bangkok is Murray Head. I think I recognize every song on all these lists, and I'm only 29. I'm gonna try to add a few.

Turn Me Loose - Lover Boy

Mad World - Tears For Fears (might actually be early 90's)

Putting On The Ritz - Taco

Forever Young - Alphaville

I Want To Kiss You All Over - Exile (might be 70's)

Depeche Mode, basically anything from them.

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry (the entire album)

The Promise - When In Rome

I would be able to come up with many more, but my desktop with 150GB's of music is currently dead, my poor 24' IMAC is just a desk ornament these days.

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I love all music, and thanks to my family being into all types of music I was exposed to everything at a young age. When I turned 5 or 6 my brother gave me Dark Side Of The Moon and Skeletons In The Closet for my birthday on cassette. I got myself into Styx because I liked the cover of Mr. Roboto I was only 4ish at the time. My sisters got me into U2 and Simple Minds as well.

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One Night In Bangkok is Murray Head. I think I recognize every song on all these lists, and I'm only 29. I'm gonna try to add a few.

Turn Me Loose - Lover Boy

Mad World - Tears For Fears (might actually be early 90's)

Putting On The Ritz - Taco

Forever Young - Alphaville

I Want To Kiss You All Over - Exile (might be 70's)

Depeche Mode, basically anything from them.

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry (the entire album)

The Promise - When In Rome

I would be able to come up with many more, but my desktop with 150GB's of music is currently dead, my poor 24' IMAC is just a desk ornament these days.

 

 

I meant to add Turn me Loose on my list and forgot it. Great song from that era.:thumbsup:

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I'm probably gonna get some dates off here but a few of my favorites from that era were:

 

Dirty Laundry-Don Henley

Mary Jane's Last Dance-Tom Petty(Or was this in the early 90s?)

Hungry Like the Wolf-Duran Duran

Centerfield or The Old Man Down the Road-John Fogerty

Abracadabra-Steve Miller Band(Late 70s?)

Jenny's Song(867-5309)-Tommy Tutone

Take on Me-A Ha

Shout-Tears for Fears

Cars-Gary Numan

Don't Stand so close to me-The Police

 

That's about it off the top of my head.

 

 

I'm anal about music and wanna point out two errors above. Chewy posted "I want my MTV" by Dire Straights. The song is actually Money for Nothing. Also 1anonly labeled I love a rainy night being by Eddie Money, it is actually by Eddie Rabbit. Not trying to be a jerk or act like I know more about music than either of you. But just wanted to clarify in the event the OP wanted to find either of those songs to add to a playlist.

 

 

Thanks for the correction Daniel. I had a brain fart. I think I seen Eddie Money's name and just thought of Eddie Rabbit.

 

I can't see all of them. Was SAFETY DANCE by Men Without Hats said?

 

Or WHIP IT by Devo

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A couple more with memories!

 

Big Country - In A Big Country

The video gave me the idea to buy 3 wheeler ATV's!

 

Prince - Little Red Corvette

I heard this song 2 weeks after I sold my red 1968 vert!

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Another 80's lover here, sorry if any of these were already said.

 

Yello, Oh Yeah

When in Rome, The Promise

Wang Chung, Everybody Have Fun Tonight

Vapors, Turning Japanese

'Til Tuesday, Voices Carry

Thomas Dolby, She Blinded Me With Science

Tears For Fears, Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Steve Winwood, Higher Love

Squeeze, Tempted

The Romantics, What I Like About You, and Talking In Your Sleep

Peter Schilling, Major Tom

Peter Gabriel, Big Time, In Your Eyes, Games Without Frontiers, Sledgehammer

Pet Shop Boys, West End Girls, What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Oingo Boingo, Weird Science

Nu Shooz, I can't Wait

Nena, 99 Luft Balloons

Mr. Mister, Kyrie

Michael Jackson, Thriller, Billie Jean

Kenny Loggins, Danger Zone

The Human League, Fascination

Huey Lewis and the News, I Want a New Drug, The heart of Rock and Roll

A Flock of Seagulls, I Ran

Bananarama, Cruel Summer

The B-52's, Love Shack, Rock Lobster (released July 79, but I call it a 80's song)

After The Fire, Der Kommissar

ABC, Poison Arrow

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