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Old 11-20-2006, 01:20 AM   #1
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VH1's Top 100 Songs Of The 80s

VH1's list of the Top 100 Songs Of The 80s is rather underwhelming:

1. Bon Jovi / "Livin' on a Prayer"
2. Def Leppard / "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
3. Duran Duran / "Hungry Like the Wolf"
4. Michael Jackson / "Billie Jean"
5. Prince / "When Doves Cry"
6. Hall & Oates / "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)"
7. Guns N' Roses / "Sweet Child O' Mine"
8. Madonna / "Like a Virgin"
9. Run-D.M.C. / "Walk This Way"
10. AC/DC / "You Shook Me All Night Long"
11. Journey / "Don't Stop Believin'"
12. Whitney Houston / "How Will I Know"
13. U2 / "With Or Without You"
14. The Bangles / "Walk Like an Egyptian"
15. Van Halen / "Jump"
16. INXS / "Need You Tonight"
17. Whitesnake / "Here I Go Again"
18. Dexy's Midnight Runners / "Come On Eileen"
19. Cyndi Lauper / "Time after Time"
20. Rick Springfield / "Jessie's Girl"
21. Michael Jackson / "Beat It"
22. The Cure / "Just Like Heaven"
23. Cyndi Lauper / "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
24. A-Ha / "Take On Me"
25. Go-Go's / "Our Lips Are Sealed"
26. Guns N' Roses / "Welcome to the Jungle"
27. Kajagoogoo / "Too Shy"
28. Wham! / "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
29. Talking Heads / "Burning Down the House"
30. Pat Benatar / "Love is a Battlefield"
31. Queen and David Bowie / "Under Pressure"
32. Night Ranger / "Sister Christian"
33. Soft Cell / "Tainted Love"
34. Poison / "Every Rose Has It's Thorn"
35. Phil Collins / "In the Air Tonight"
36. Tommy Tutone / "867-5309 / Jenny"
37. Aerosmith / "Janie's Got a Gun"
38. U2 / "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
39. Modern English / "I Melt With You"
40. The B-52's / "Love Shack"
41. Motley Crue / "Dr. Feelgood"
42. The Clash / "London Calling"
43. ABC / "Look of Love (Part One)"
44. Bananarama / "Cruel Summer"
45. Janet Jackson / "Nasty"
46. The Police / "Every Breath You Take"
47. Twisted Sister / "We're Not Gonna Take It"
48. Bruce Springsteen / "Born in the U.S.A."
49. Beastie Boys / "Fight For Your Right"
50. Eurythmics / "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
51. Ratt / "Round and Round"
52. Dead or Alive / "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)"
53. Billy Idol / "White Wedding"
54. Salt-N-Pepa / "Push It"
55. A Flock of Seagulls / "I Ran (So Far Away)"
56. Bonnie Tyler / "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
57. Toni Basil / "Mickey"
58. Culture Club / "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"
59. John Mellencamp / "Jack & Diane"
60. Young M.C. / "Bust a Move"
61. Styx / "Mr. Roboto"
62. Berlin / "Take My Breath Away"
63. Devo / "Whip It"
64. Paula Abdul / "Straight Up"
65. Foreigner / "I Want to Know What Love Is"
66. Depeche Mode / "Just Can't Get Enough"
67. REO Speedwagon / "Keep On Loving You"
68. Public Enemy / "Fight the Power"
69. R.E.M / "It's The End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)"
70. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts/ "I Love Rock N' Roll"
71. Rick James / "Super Freak"
72. The Fixx / "One Thing Leads to Another"
73. Nena / "99 Luftbaloons"
74. George Michael / "Faith"
75. Prince / "Little Red Corvette"
76. Thomas Dolby / "She Blinded Me With Science"
77. New Edition / "Candy Girl"
78. Blondie / "Call Me"
79. Human League / "Don't You Want Me?"
80. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock / "It Takes Two"
81. Cameo / "Word Up!"
82. Squeeze / "Tempted"
83. Prince / "Kiss"
84. Lionel Richie / "All Night Long (All Night)"
85. Robert Palmer / "Addicted to Love"
86. Bow Wow Wow / "I Want Candy"
87. Falco / "Rock Me Amadeus"
88. Chaka Khan / "Ain't Nobody"
89. The Pretenders / "Brass in Pocket"
90. Tone-Loc / "Wild Thing"
91. Katrina and The Waves / "Walking On Sunshine"
92. New Kids on the Block / "You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
93. Gary Numan / "Cars"
94. The Rolling Stones / "Start Me Up"
95. Debbie Gibson / "Only in My Dreams"
96. Men at Work / "Down Under"
97. The Romantics / "What I Like About You"
98. Bobby Brown / "My Perogative"
99. Wang Chung / "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
100. Loverboy / "Working for the Weekend"

Here is mine, but not in order(life is short) - I think mine is much better

ABBA - Super Trouper
ABBA - One Of Us
Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun
Alan Parsons Project - Sirus
Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
Alan Parsons Project - Old And Wise
Cutting Crew - I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Duran Duran - View To A Kill
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wold
Duran Duran - Rio
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Julian Lennon - Too Late For Goodbyes
The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
Billy Joel - Allentown
Billy Joel - Pressure
Billy Joel - Still Rock'N'Roll To Me
Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
Billy Joel - The Longest Time
Billy Joel - Running On Ice
Billy Joel - This Is The Time
Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
Billy Joel - And So It Goes
Blondie - Call Me
Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
The Clash - London Calling
The Cure - Lovesong
The Cure - Pictures Of You
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Depeche Mode - Policy Of Truth
Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams(Are Made Of This)
Guns'N'Roses - Sweet Child O'Mine
Guns'N'Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
Guns'N'ROses - Paradise City
Guns'N'Roses - Patience
Huey Lewis And The News - The Power Of Love
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road
Madness - Our House
Madonna - Like A Prayer
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
Metallica - Fade To Black
Metallica - Battery
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Metallica - Orion
Metallica - One
Metallica - To Live Is To Die
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Bad
Michael Jackson - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World
Nena - 99 Luftbaloons
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
Pink Floyd - On The Turning Away
Prince - When Doves Cry
Prince - Little Red Corvette
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
Queen - Under Pressure
Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever
Queen - Radio Ga Ga
R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As I Know It
R.E.M. - Stand
R.E.M. - Orange Crush
R.E.M. - The One I Love
Rick James - Superfreak
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Running Down A Dream
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - I Won't Back Down
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
U2 - New Year's Day
U2 - Pride
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
U2 - Bad
U2 - With Or Without You
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
U2 - Bullet The Blue Sky
U2 - Running To Stand Still
U2 - Angel Of Harlem
U2 - All I Want Is You
Van Halen - Jump
Van Halen - Dreams
Van Halen - When It's Love

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Old 11-20-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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You honestly feel that fewer than 40 bands were responsible for the 100 best songs of an entire decade...? I mean, fuck the Vh1 list, but even an ultra-seminal song like "Teenage Riot" is conspicuously absent from your list.

And are you serious in omitting Prince's "Kiss"??? I mean, come now. There's only so much insanity we can take, out here...! semi-

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The VH1 list pretty much looks like the average person's 80's playlist on their iPod, which is what I expect from a VH1 list show. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though.
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Not a single mention of the Smiths?

'Freak Scene'?
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Originally posted by LarryMullen's_POPAngel
The VH1 list pretty much looks like the average person's 80's playlist on their iPod, which is what I expect from a VH1 list show. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though.
exactly... they said "top 100 songs from the 80s," whch doesn't neccesarily mean "best 100 songs" from the 80s.

so the list is fairly accurate as far as lists go... sure some of the songs would move up here and there... i would've put billie jean as #1 myself... but, alas, most of the songs that should be there are there.
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I agree with Loompa and Headache. The list is pretty spot on for the 100 most popular songs. Nobody said anything about the BEST songs. The former is not subjective. The latter is.

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