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Old 06-23-2005, 03:47 PM   #1
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Best 1980's songs - list your top 10

(1) Papa don't Preach - Madonna
(2) With or Without You - U2
(3) The Unforgettable Fire - U2
(4) New Year's Day - U2
(5) West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
(6) When it's Love - Van Halen
(7) Video Killed the Radio Star - Buggles
(8) It's my life - Talk Talk
(9) Bring on the Dancing Horses - Echo and the Bunnymen
(10) Human - the Human League
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OK a lot of these aren't exactly very obscure, in fact, they might be the only song most people know of these artistes (indeed, they're the only song I know of some of them) but they're honestly very good. It's not really in order and there's no U2 because I could list a lot.

1. Joy Division - 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
2. The Clash - 'Straight To Hell'
3. The Smiths - 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'
4. New Order - 'Temptation'
5. REM - 'Don't Go Back To Rockville'
6. Icicle Works - 'Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)
7. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 'The Mercy Seat'
8. The Jesus & Mary Chain - 'Just Like Honey'
9. The Go-Betweens - 'Spring Rain'
10. Sonic Youth - 'Teen Age Riot'

edit: How about some honourable mentions?

Angelic Upstarts - 'Woman In Disguise'
The Cure - 'Pictures Of You'
Primal Scream - 'Damaged'
Dead Kennedys - 'Holiday In Cambodia'
Echo - 'The Killing Moon'
Split Enz - 'Message To My Girl'
The Jam - 'Going Underground'

etc. etc.
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Old 06-23-2005, 04:18 PM   #3
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I've banned U2 as well... but that really hasn't had much affect, there only would've been 1 or 2 songs anyway.

1.Crowded House - Better Be Home Soon
2.Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
3.Split Enz - Dirty Creature
4.Midnight Oil - The Dead Heart
5.Dave Dobbyn w/ The Herbs - Slice Of Heaven
6.Midnight Oil - King Of The Mountain
7.Hunters & Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
8.The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
9.Split Enz - Message To My Girl / I Walk Away
10.INXS - What You Need
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Top 10 U2 Songs in the 80s
1.Where the Streets have no name
2.With of Without You
3.In God's Country
4.The Unforgettable Fire
5.Exit
6.Pride(In the Name of Love)
7.Bad
8.I will Follow
9.An Cat Dubh
10.Gloria
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1. Madonna - Like a prayer
2. The Police - Message in a bottle
3. The Clash - Rock the Kasbah
4. U2 - Where the streets have no name
5. Bon Jovi - Living on a prayer
6. Michael Jackson - Bad
7. U2 - Sunday bloody Sunday
8. Cindy Lauper - True colours
9. Chris Isaak - Blue hotel
10. Aerosmith & Run DMC - Walk this way
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8.Time-Pink Floyd
9.Brain Damage-Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd
in the 80s???
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No U2 in mine either ... otherwise I would have listed it all U2 !!

1. Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
2. Rush - The Spirit Of Radio
3. The Cure - Lovesong
4. Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face
5. Van Halen - Love Walks In
6. Inxs - Never Tear Us Apart
7. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
8. Scorpions - No One Like You
9. Def Leppard - Rock Of Ages
10 Billy Squier - In The Dark
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Best songs of the 1980's...wow, tough category...

1) Bad - U2
2) In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
3) Every Breath You Take - The Police
4) With or Without You - U2
5) Just Like Heaven - The Cure
6) One Step Up - Bruce Springsteen
7) Learning to Fly - Pink Floyd
8) Running to Stand Still - U2
9) There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
10) I Feel Possessed - Crowded House

Wow, that was tough........
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Time & Wish were released as live versions on 1988's Delicate Sound of Thunder...must be that release the poster was thinking of, I hope?
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10) I Feel Possessed - Crowded House
I knew I forgot one!
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in the 80s???
Yeah I know i messed up
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Yeah, U2 would be quite hard. So excluding them, in no particular order:

1. "Come On Eileen"-Dexy's Midnight Runners
2. "Tainted Love"-Soft Cell
3. "Don't Dream It's Over"-Crowded House
4. "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"-Tears For Fears
5. "Love Shack"-B-52s (some things say this came out in '89, some say '90, so I dunno...but I still adore this song)
6. "West End Girls"-Pet Shop Boys
7. "In Your Eyes"-Peter Gabriel
8. "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?"-The Clash
9. "King For A Day"-XTC (I think this may just be my favorite song out of all the ones I've heard thus far by this band)
10. "Tempted"-Squeeze

All pretty well-known songs, but for good reason, I'd say. Would also agree with a few other mentions here, too, though-a few other great songs listed . The 80s really weren't that bad a decade for music.

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Oh, this is too hard. How about 10 80s song (not including my favorite bands, U2 and REM) that I dig right now?

1. The Sun Always Shines on TV - a-ha
2. Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
3. Don't Change - INXS
4. Come Back and Stay - Paul Young
5. New Moon on Monday - Duran Duran
6. Major Tom - Peter Schilling
7. Space Age Love Song - A Flock of Seagulls

(and now for my butt rock songs)

8. Separate Ways - Journey
9. Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
10. Take It On the Run - REO Speedwagon
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Oh, this is too hard. How about 10 80s song (not including my favorite bands, U2 and REM) that I dig right now?

1. The Sun Always Shines on TV - a-ha
2. Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
3. Don't Change - INXS
4. Come Back and Stay - Paul Young
5. New Moon on Monday - Duran Duran
6. Major Tom - Peter Schilling
7. Space Age Love Song - A Flock of Seagulls

(and now for my butt rock songs)

8. Separate Ways - Journey
9. Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
10. Take It On the Run - REO Speedwagon
That's a pretty good list . According to my parents, when I was two years old, I really liked Loverboy, so...

That reminds me...speaking of great songs from my youth, how about "Good Thing" by Fine Young Cannibals? That song rocks, too.

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I loved Fine Young Cannibals when that album came out, but now I simply cannot stand to even hear 5 seconds of any of their songs.

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