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Old 09-09-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
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What are your favorite non-U2 songs from the 1980's and why ?

What are your picks of your favorite or (what you think are)
the very best non-U2 song/s released in the 1980's and please say why, for any choice/s named.
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Old 09-09-2004, 06:16 PM   #2
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billy jean... before i found out the guy who wrote it molests collies
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Old 09-09-2004, 06:40 PM   #3
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I'm a sucker for all the hair bands of the 80s, though I wouldn't exactly call any of them "THE BEST" lol

Why do I like those bands? Because they make damn fun music that always makes me smile and sing along
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I Stop the World and Melt With You by whoever did that song. I think it was Modern English.

I have always liked how romantic that song is.
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I love too many songs from the 80's to just pick one
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Old 09-09-2004, 10:08 PM   #6
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Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners - great bar song!
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield - never gets old
Land Down Under - Men At Work - sang it a capella in jazz choir
Africa - Toto - sang it a capella in jazz choir
Just What I Needed - The Cars - sang it a capella in jazz choir
My Hometown - Springsteen - could be about all of the little dying towns in iowa
Paradise City - GNR - reminds me of the ballpark i worked at this summer
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what a question! Insert contents of my Itunes here lol

Unguarded Moment - The Church
Almost With You - The Church
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Stand and Deliver - Adam & The Ants
I Want You - Cabaret Voltaire
Rock The Casbah - The Clash


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lots and lots of springsteen songs.

the clash - straight to hell (and others, but that would be the best 1980s clash song, if not the best clash song ever--it's one of the top 3).
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The Church, Skid Row, Adam & the Ants, Dire Straits, Soft Cell, Michael Jackson, Bananarama, Kym Wilde, Samantha Fox, Cheap Trick, Talking Heads, Simple Minds, Dragon....

Geez...



All songs, any songs. Same as everyone else though really.
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just about anything by Talk Talk, Talking Heads, The Church, Inxs

and of course Live it Up by Mental as Anything
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Man, I could make a list of unbelievable size telling what other '80's songs are my favorites. I can honestly listen to the local '80's/New Wave/Original-Alternative station and sing along to most every song they play. I dig me some '80's.
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my choice would be "there is alight that never goes out" from the smiths, but i think that i only discovered that in the 90's.

the 80's for me was all about the goth's. the mission, sisters of mercy, the cult, bauhaus (well, this one is still one of my favourites) were the bands. The reason was probably the looks, my bunch thought that we had style in those clothes. Anyway, the music was also intersting.

So the most representative song of this can only be "She sells sanctuary" from The Cult.
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Stand & Deliver - Adam and the Ants
Take On Me - A-Ha
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Living on the Ceiling - Blancmange
Call Me - Blondie
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
I Want You - Cabaret Voltaire
Cheap Wine - Cold Chisel
Better Be Home Soon - Crowded House
Man Eater - Daryl Hall & John Oates
Forbidden Colours - David Sylvian & Ryûichi Sakamoto
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
Just Cant Get Enough - Depeche Mode
Whip It - Devo
Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Save a Prayer - Duran Duran
The Cutter - Echo and the Bunnymen
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
Der Kommissar - Falco
A Good Heart - Faregal Sharkey
Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Temptation - Heaven 17
Don’t You Want Me - Human League
Talking To A Stranger - Hunters & Collectors
Great Southern Land - Icehouse
Cry for love - Iggy Pop
Don’t Change - INXS
Woman - John Lennon
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
Kids in America - Kim Wilde
99 Luft Balloons - Nena
Blue Monday - New Order
Xanadu - Olivia Newton-John
Biko - Peter Garbiel
Orange Crush - R.E.M.
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
The Warrior - Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
To Cut a Long Story Short - Spandau Ballet
Dirty Creature - Split Enz
Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
Shout - Tears for Fears
Change - Tears for Fears
Unguarded Moment - The Church
Almost With You - The Church
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Head On - The Jesus & Mary Chain
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
Turning Japanese - The Vapors
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
What Does It Take? - Then Jericho
Da Da Da I Dont Love You You Dont Love Me - Trio
Vienna - Ultravox
Underneath The Radar - Underworld
Fade To Grey - Visage
Careless Whisper - Wham
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lovely 80's best of, beli. I would buy it.
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