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Your fave 80s Music

Discussion in 'Retro' started by ryansrs1, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. ryansrs1

    ryansrs1 Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class MMC Lifer

    After Kelly Anne's top 80s movie list, i thought id do a post to see whats everyones 80s top music list (non christmas). Below are just a few of mine-too many to put and a bit of a mixcheesy
    • Maddness- Our house/ Baggy Trousers/ One step beyond
    • Nick Kershaw- The riddle/ I wont let the sun go down on me
    • Big Country- In a big country
    • P.I.L- This is not a love song
    • Adam Ant- Stand and deliver
    • Visage- Fade to grey
    • Ultravox- Vienna/ dance with tears in my eyes
    • Human League- Dont you want me
    • Bad Manners- lip up fatty
    • New order-True faith/ Blue monday
    • Stone roses- Fools gold
    • Depeche Mode- Enjoy the silence
    • Joy Division- Love wil tear us apart (though may be late 70s)
    There many,many more. Will post a few more in a bit-well thats if any of you are interested- i am, so whats your faves.cheesy

  2. ryansrs1

    ryansrs1 Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class MMC Lifer

    Oh few others are:

    • The cure-Love cats (few other songs too)
    • Siouxsie and the banshees-Happy house (cracking tune,reminds me of when i was a kid). and also Hong kong garden.
    • Phil Oakley- Together in electric dreams
  3. trackrebel

    trackrebel candy cane hustla MMC Lifer

    Janet Jackson - Nasty
    Michael Jackson - Thriller
    Janet Jackson - Let´s Wait Awhile
    all of the 80s hip hop and funk tunes
  4. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ MMC Lifer Alum Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum Kringle Radio DJ

    Impressive list, ryansrs1!

    Virtually anything by Joan Armatrading, Marshall Crenshaw, White Animals, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Rockpile, Dave Edmunds, Split Enz, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Rachel Sweet, … (I’ll add more as I think of them). Some of these are still around too!

    Radio had pretty much hit rock bottom (and has stayed there) by the mid Eighties so I had to read magazines and hang out in record shops (remember those?) to find the really good music shunned by corporate broadcast vampires. Thank God for cassette players in cars back then and now CDs and MP3 player ports!
  5. rodmonster

    rodmonster Santa's Personal Trainer MMC Lifer Christmas Crew


    WAYYYYYY too mnay!
    Cant pick top 100 to be honest - love em all!
  6. Maureen

    Maureen Merry Forums Super Administrator MMC Lifer Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award

    Interesting choices!!!

    I like Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes - got good memories to that one. I agree totally with Vienna - Ultravox, Fade to Grey - Visage. Also very attached to Plant Earth - Duran Duran, To Cut a Long Story Short - Spandau Ballet, Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant, New Life - Depeche Mode, Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode (although Marilyn Manson's version is way better in 2004), Tainted Love - Soft Cell


    Jump - Van Halen, Unskinny Bop - Poison, Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar, Thriller (of course) - Michael Jackson

    I could go on but I want to get to bed!!!
  7. Courtney

    Courtney Makin' A Comeback! MMC Lifer

    Michael Jackson
    Wham/George Michael
    Def Leopard
    Culture Club
    Kool & the Gang
    Bon Jovi
    Cheap Trick
    John "Cougar" Mellencamp
    Phil Collins/Genesis

    The list goes on... :lol:
  8. Wenceslaus

    Wenceslaus MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    Some of my favorite '80s songs:

    • Blondie, Rapture
    • Bruce Springsteen, Hungry Heart
    • The Romantics, What I Like About You
    • The Kinks, Destroyer
    • The Police, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    • Queen & David Bowie, Under Pressure
    • Rickie Lee Jones, We Belong Together
    • Tom Waits & Bette Midler, I Never Talk to Strangers
    • The Clash, Rock the Casbah
    • Fleetwood Mac, Hold Me
    • Culture Club, I'll Tumble 4 Ya
    • Dexy's Midnight Runners, Come On Eileen
    • Hall & Oates, Say It Isn't So
    • Prince, 1999
    • Todd Rundgren, Bang the Drum All Day
    • Eurythmics, Right By Your Side
    • Phil Collins & Philip Bailey, Easy Lover
    • The Pretenders, Don't Get Me Wrong
    • Prince and the Revolution, Let's Go Crazy
    • Ray Parker, Jr., Ghostbusters
    • Wham!, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
    And that takes me only through the first half of the decade.
  9. Christmas-A-Holic

    Christmas-A-Holic MMC Goodwill Ambassador MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew

    I am not sure I am doing this right. Are we listing strictly 80's bands (that made their first hits in the 80's) or they could be from the 70's and listing there hits from the 80's.

    If it's hits they made in the 80's (all of them made hits in the 70's), I like just about everything from these bands:

    Journey (first concert I have ever been to)
    Van Halen (seen in concert)
    Rush (seen in concert)

    Band or artist from the 80's:


    I need some more coffee. I will probably think of more later. cheesy
  10. ryansrs1

    ryansrs1 Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class MMC Lifer

    Oh yeah, defo the clash and also some
    • Simple minds
    • Dexys midnight runners-Come on eileen(bad spelt i no)
    • Bit of early U2
    • The Specials (though some were done in 70s)
    • Erasure
    • Bonnie tyler (well shes a Swansea girlcheesy)
    Will think of more-so many that have so many memories i cant think of them in 1 go.

  11. ryansrs1

    ryansrs1 Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class MMC Lifer

    Kate Bush-absolutly brilliant!!
  12. Meceka

    Meceka MMC Associate Editor MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    Elvis Costello
    Pat Benatar
    Motley Crue
    Judas Priest
    White Snake
    Huey Lewis & the News
    Def Leppard
    REO Speedwagon

    I could go on and on . . .

    I'm actually going to see Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Def Leppard and Poison in the next couple of weeks - hope they play the stuff I know :D
  13. Christmas-A-Holic

    Christmas-A-Holic MMC Goodwill Ambassador MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew

    I never was a big Judas Priest fan but some friends took me to go see them and I was impressed! They were really good and put on a good show. Enjoy!

    I see you have Motley Crue and Loverboy on there. I have seen Loverboy 3 times and Motley Crue once when they opened up for Ozzy Osbourne in the 80's.

    I have left the whole concert scene many many years ago until I heard Paul McCartney is coming to town in August. I am a huge Beatles fan. I am getting tickets Monday morning!
  14. CharlestonNole

    CharlestonNole Keeper of the Yule Goat MMC Emeritus Member

    Oh you are killing fav is Def Leppard and I love Whitesnake. I saw DL in concert 8 times 1987-88 (w/ Queensryche) Hysteria tour. Good stuff...
  15. CharlestonNole

    CharlestonNole Keeper of the Yule Goat MMC Emeritus Member

    I cannot narrow too much, but I can narrow it to a genre: hair metal, although I like eighties music period.
  16. Snow-in-Texas

    Snow-in-Texas Dang Near Santa Himself MMC Lifer MMC Emeritus Member

    I am more of a late 60s and 70s person, but there was definately some good stuff in the 80s, like:

    Def Leppard
    REO Speedwagon

    I think some of these started in the 70s, but weren't really known until the 80s. But as far as I am concerned, there is nobody better than Led Zeppelin, obviously a 70s band, but none better.
  17. trackrebel

    trackrebel candy cane hustla MMC Lifer

    I love RunDMC and LLCooJ as well....oh yeah and Prince....and as I mentioned before....Michael and Janet Jackson....those mentioned still rock my world
  18. kelly ann

    kelly ann Christmasologist Merry Forums Member

    When I grew up in the 80's I loved stuff like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club etc, NOW, i'd rather listen to The Clash, Sex Pistols, etc.
  19. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    The 80's....the home to hair metal bands!!!!! They so ROCK!!!!

    I am another that can not list them all. I was and still am big into the Metal and hair metal bands from the 80's and then some!!!
  20. kelly ann

    kelly ann Christmasologist Merry Forums Member

    What do you think of Steel Panther?

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