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Old 06-17-2007, 12:26 AM   #1
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Best 80's Pop band?

what is your favorite 80's pop band?
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:34 AM   #2
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Probably... Duran Duran.

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As for greatest song, probably Centerfold or Whip It!
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:54 AM   #5
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Either The Cars or Depeche Mode, if we're focusing on (whatever we're calling) pop singles. Erasure didn't have a bad decade, either.
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Depeche Mode = rock.

This thread = pop.
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Probably... Duran Duran.

Nothing wrong with that.

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Depeche Mode = rock?

then what are all the other 80s bands?

I think I need clarification. Is U2 80s rock? pop?
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Depeche Mode = rock?

then what are all the other 80s bands?

I think I need clarification. Is U2 80s rock? pop?
Depeche Mode = rock
U2 = rock

What else?
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:10 AM   #10
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glad to see there's only one valid argument here

depeche mode's sound in the 80s i think was more techno pop than rock. i wouldn't consider them a rock band until the 90s.

as far as just 80s pop bands go, i'd say duran duran. they personified the 80s, or at least the first half of the decade.
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Duran Duran were HUGE in the early 80s. I worked at a record store and remember all the girls would go crazy. Would Madonna be "pop" or "dance"? She was pretty popular too. Depeche Mode were pretty popular as well, but definitely weren't considered rock. All the (L.A. Radio Station) KROQ bands of the day were what sold. Where do these artists/bands fit in?

Elvis Costello
Squeeze
Simple Minds
The Cure
Echo & The Bunnymen
XTC
Thompson Twins
Human League
The Jam
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Culture Club
Devo
Eurythmics
Tears For Fears

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Old 06-17-2007, 09:30 AM   #13
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Duran Duran...although it's strange that they outlasted the 80's by a long shot, even in their current form.
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OMD Icehouse good pop
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depeche mode's sound in the 80s i think was more techno pop than rock. i wouldn't consider them a rock band until the 90s.
Exactly right!
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