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Old 07-31-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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Your Favorite Track of the '80s

The August issue of Q celebrates the '80s so staffers had to answer the question: What's your favorite track of the '80s?
"Pride," "Sweet Child 'o Mine," "Jump" and "The Message" were a few of their choices.

So what's yours?

Mine is "Holiday." I adore Madonna and there's so much about that song that fits in with how I remember the '80s--fun, hopeful, bright and the tiniest bit cheesy.
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i couldn't possibly choose just one.
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Centerfold!!!

*Cue opening music*

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Easy. 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'.

Either that or 'Wouldn't It Be Good' by Nik Kershaw.

I could name the Smiths or something but I figured I'd stick with the shiny pop stuff.
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i couldn't possibly choose just one.


me neither, i'd have to give a top 20 list or something and i still would not do that decade justice.
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Brilliant Disguise by Bruce
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me neither, i'd have to give a top 20 list or something and i still would not do that decade justice.
Me too - but if we were talking about just U2 then it would have to be Pride, Streets or WOWY
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me neither, i'd have to give a top 20 list or something and i still would not do that decade justice.
Agreed. There were just too many great artists like U2, Prince, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, The Police and others with too many great songs.
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Not just great artists, but some of the greatest 1 hit wonders ever.
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Where the Streets Have No Name, obviously. That or Somebody by Depeche Mode.
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Too many, as it was the best era for music.
But of all of u2s 80's singles - with or without you.
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U2 tracks especially I will Follow & Two Hearts Beat as One.
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i couldn't possibly choose just one.
It's hard! I grew up in the '80s. My early childhood was filled with Duran Duran, Wham!, Corey Hart, Bryan Adams...the list of brilliance is endless! Of those, however, I'd have to say Duran Duran's melodies have had lasting sticking power--especially Rio and Save a Prayer.

In terms of serious music, I eventually got into U2 in a very big way...Streets, oh Streets. It's probably still my favourite, but it gets better now when I leave it alone for a long time.

Probably the best song of the '80s that too few know about (and one that I somehow only managed to hear for the first time last year) is The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen.

So many hidden gems in the '80s, beneath all the sugar...but even the sugar was better than today's sugar.
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Probably the best song of the '80s that too few know about (and one that I somehow only managed to hear for the first time last year) is The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen.

So many hidden gems in the '80s, beneath all the sugar...but even the sugar was better than today's sugar.


I could probably make a Top 100 songs from the '80s - both works of musical genius and works of irresistable musical cheese - and have tons left that I wanted to fit in but simply couldn't.

Here's just a few off the top of my head:

U2 - With or Without You
Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Prince - When Doves Cry
Bruce Springteen - Brilliant Disguise
B-52s - Love Shack
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
Eurythmics - Would I Lie to You?
INXS - Listen Like Thieves
The Pretenders - Middle of the Road
Terence Trent D'Arby - Sign Your Name
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
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