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Old 08-17-2006, 04:15 PM   #1
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Top 10 80's Bands/Artists

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Here's mine (as of today)...
1. U2
2. The Clash
3. R.E.M.
4. The Cure
5. New Order
6. The Chameleons
7. The Replacements
8. The Waterboys
9. Elvis Costello
10. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five ***

Honourable mentions: The Police, Devo, Husker Du, B-52's, Buzzcocks, Simple Minds, Popular Mechanix etc. etc.

***Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are in my top ten ONLY because of "The Message"

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1. The Police
2. U2
3. Kate Bush
4. Sting
5. Peter Gabriel
6. Prince
7. The Cure
8. REM
9. Depeche Mode
10. Tears For Fears

Honorable Mentions: Pink Floyd, Pyschedelic Furs and Genesis.

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I'm assuming this is based on 80's output only.

1. Prince
2. The Replacements
3. R.E.M.
4. New Order
5. U2
6. The Smiths
7. The Cure
8. The Clash
9. Madonna
10. Talking Heads
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1. Michael Jackson
2. Madonna
3. Prince
4. U2
5. Depeche Mode
6. Queen
7. David Bowie
8. Simple Minds
9. Bon Jovi
10. The Cure

mentions to: Eurythmics, Kylie Minogue, Whitney Houston, Talking Heads, Tina Turner, Cyndi Lauper, A-ha, Janet,Jackson and perhaps any other artist I'm forgetting...
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2.Old-School Metallica
3.Depeche Mode
4.Michael Jackson
6.Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
8.The Police
10.Bon Jovi
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1. U2
2. Michael Jackson
3. The Police
4. Prince & the Revolution
5. Peter Gabriel
6. R.E.M.
7. Billy Idol
8. Talking Heads
9. Huey Lewis & the News
10. Echo & the Bunnymen

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Based on eighties output only:

1. U2
2. Dream Theater
3. Crowded House
4. Split Enz
5. Joy Division
6. Dire Straits
7. Pink Floyd
8. The Chills
9. Queen
10. Joe Satriani
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1. U2
2. The Smiths
3. The Cure
4. New Order
5. Michael Jackson
6. Crowded House
7. The Police
8. REM
9. Talking Heads
10. Orange Juice
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Not in a specific order:

1. U2
2. The Eurythmics
3. Culture Club
4. Erasure
5. Prince
6. The Police
7. REM
8. Split Enz
9. Crowded House
10. Madonna
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-sigh!!- the '80's

the Church
Depeche Mode
the Pixies
the Cult
the Cure
New Order
Joy Division
the Waterboys
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Top 10 80's Bands:

1. U2
2. Depeche Mode
3. The Cure
4. The Police
5. Queen
7. Simple Minds
8. The Smiths
9. Frankie goes to Hollywood
10. Eurythmics

I didn't put REM, cause it was almost unknown here in Europe before 1991 and Losing my Religion..... but it is of course in the 90's Top 10 bands!
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Bands not mentioned yet that should be considered
1) Van Halen (2 versions)
2) Judas Priest (You Got Another Thing Coming)
3) Missing Persons (Dale Bozzio was a bit-of-all-right)
4) Lionel Ritchie (if you were born between 82-85 you owe this man your thanks)
5) Bruce Springsteen (only the boss)
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:04 AM   #13
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1. Echo And The Bunnymen
2. Joy Division
3. Queen
4. The Clash
5. U2
6. Roger Waters
7. Pink Floyd
8. Dire Straits
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. The Police

Probably missing a few. Pink Floyd would have been a hell of a lot higher (number one, actually) if they all had called it quits in 1985. But no. I just couldn't bring myself to list a band that released things like A Momentary Lapse of Reason and Delicate Sound Of Thunder in the number one slot.

I can't believe LMP and I are the only ones who listed Echo And The Bunnymen.
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Not one mention of any of those 80's hair bands
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:11 AM   #15
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Originally posted by MsGiggles
Not one mention of any of those 80's hair bands
Thank God. Well, someone did put down Bon Jovi...

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