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Best 80's songs??

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  1. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    I will still have to go with the outfield your love as my #1 but there were so many good ones. Loved power ballads for some reason Great Lake music.

    I was raised on 70's and 80's music Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, Marshall Tucker band, Queen (Freddy had the best voice hands down). Journey (Steve Perry follows closely to Freddy) any ways you catch my drift. So whatcha guys got?
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's

    1. Bon Jovi / "Livin' on a Prayer" (1986)

    2. Def Leppard / "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (1987)

    3. Duran Duran / "Hungry Like the Wolf" (1982)

    4. Michael Jackson / "Billie Jean" (1982)

    5. Prince / "When Doves Cry" (1984)

    6. Hall & Oates / "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" (1981)

    7. Guns N' Roses / Sweet Child O' Mine (1987)

    8. Madonna / "Like a Virgin" (1984)

    9. Run-D.M.C. / "Walk This Way" (1986)

    10. AC/DC / "You Shook Me All Night Long" (1980)

    11. Journey / Don't Stop Believing (1981)

    12. Whitney Houston / "How Will I Know" (1985)

    13. U2 / "With Or Without You" (1987)

    14. The Bangles / "Walk Like an Egyptian" (1986)

    15. Van Halen / "Jump" (1984)

    16. INXS / "Need You Tonight" (1987)

    17. Whitesnake / "Here I Go Again" (1982)

    18. Dexy's Midnight Runners / "Come On Eileen" (1982)

    19. Cyndi Lauper / "Time After Time" (1984)

    20. Rick Springfield / "Jessie's Girl" (1981)

    21. Michael Jackson / "Beat It" (1982)

    22. The Cure / "Just Like Heaven" (1987)

    23. Cyndi Lauper / "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1984)

    24. A-Ha / "Take On Me" (1985)

    25. Go-Go's / "Our Lips Are Sealed" (1981)

    26. Guns N' Roses / "Welcome to the Jungle" (1987)

    27. Kajagoogoo / "Too Shy" (1984)

    28. Wham! / "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (1984)

    29. Talking Heads / "Burning Down the House" (1983)

    30. Pat Benatar / "Love is a Battlefield" (1983)

    31. Queen and David Bowie / "Under Pressure" (1981)

    32. Night Ranger / "Sister Christian" (1983)

    33. Soft Cell / "Tainted Love" (1981)

    34. Poison / "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" (1988)

    35. Phil Collins / "In the Air Tonight" (1981)

    36. Tommy Tutone / "867-5309/Jenny" (1981)

    37. Aerosmith / "Janie's Got a Gun" (1989)

    38. U2 / "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (1984)

    39. Modern English / "I Melt With You" (1982)

    40. The B-52's / "Love Shack" (1989)

    41. Mötley Crüe / "Dr. Feelgood" (1989)

    42. The Clash / "London Calling" (1982)

    43. ABC / "Look of Love" (1982)

    44. Bananarama / "Cruel Summer" (1984)

    45. Janet Jackson / "Nasty" (1986)

    46. The Police / "Every Breath You Take" (1983)

    47. Twisted Sister / "We're Not Gonna Take It" (1984)

    48. Bruce Springsteen / "Born in the U.S.A." (1984)

    49. Beastie Boys / "Fight For Your Right" (1986)

    50. Eurythmics / "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (1983)

    51. Ratt / "Round and Round" (1984)

    52. Dead or Alive / "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" (1985)

    53. Billy Idol / "White Wedding" (1988)

    54. Salt-N-Pepa / "Push It" (1986)

    55. A Flock of Seagulls / "I Ran (So Far Away)" (1982)

    56. Bonnie Tyler / "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (1983)

    57. Toni Basil / "Mickey" (1981)

    58. Culture Club / "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" (1982)

    59. John Mellencamp / "Jack & Diane" (1982)

    60. Young M.C. / "Bust a Move" (1989)

    61. Styx / "Mr. Roboto" (1983)

    62. Berlin / "Take My Breath Away" (1986)

    63. Devo / "Whip It" (1980)

    64. Paula Abdul / "Straight Up" (1988)

    65. Foreigner / "I Want to Know What Love Is" (1984)

    66. Depeche Mode / "Just Can't Get Enough" (1981)

    67. REO Speedwagon / "Keep On Loving You" (1980)

    68. Public Enemy / "Fight the Power" (1988)

    69. R.E.M. / "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" (1980)

    70. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / "I Love Rock N' Roll" (1981)

    71. Rick James / "Super Freak" (1981)

    72. The Fixx / "One Thing Leads to Another" (1983)

    73. Nena / "99 Luftballons" (1983)

    74. George Michael / "Faith" (1987)

    75. Prince / "Little Red Corvette" (1983)

    76. Thomas Dolby / "She Blinded Me With Science" (1982)

    77. New Edition / "Candy Girl" (1983)

    78. Blondie / "Call Me" (1980)

    79. Human League / "Don't You Want Me?" (1981)

    80. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock / "It Takes Two" (1988)

    81. Cameo / "Word Up!" (1986)

    82. Squeeze / "Tempted" (1981)

    83. Prince / "Kiss" (1986)

    84. Lionel Richie / "All Night Long (All Night)" (1983)

    85. Robert Palmer / "Addicted to Love" (1985)

    86. Bow Wow Wow / "I Want Candy" (1982)

    87. Falco / "Rock Me Amadeus" (1986)

    88. Chaka Khan / "Ain't Nobody" (1989)

    89. The Pretenders / "Brass in Pocket" (1980)

    90. Tone-Loc / "Wild Thing" (1989)

    91. Katrina and The Waves / "Walking On Sunshine" (1983)

    92. New Kids on the Block / "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" (1988)

    93. Gary Numan / "Cars" (1980)

    94. Rolling Stones / "Start Me Up" (1981)

    95. Debbie Gibson / "Only in My Dreams" (1987)

    96. Men at Work / "Down Under" (1982)

    97. The Romantics / "What I Like About You" (1980)

    98. Bobby Brown / "My Perogative" (1988)

    99. Wang Chung / "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (1986)

    100. Loverboy / "Working for the Weekend" (1981)
  3. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Did I miss Eddie Money?? But great list
  4. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Bon Jovi #1? lol.......

    I was listening to this in the late 80s....




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  5. Lodeus

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  6. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    I could swear Bon Jovi was post 1989...
  7. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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  9. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Way, way too many to list, but this is one of my favorites......

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  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The Crue still rules. Saw then in OKC last year. Got my tix to see them this July. Can't wait to rock out!
  11. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Got my tickets at the Hollywood Bowl in late July. Unfortunately, I think I have to see them with Alice Cooper :(
  12. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Not the best of list for sure
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    They are here July 12th with Alice also. Actually looking forward to seeing him. It's been 25 years at least but that was a really good show. Still......gimme Crue, Cure, Cure, Cure!!!
  14. Angus12

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    Any 80's list that includes the likes of Bobby Brown and New Kids on the Block, but excludes music from Foreigner and Billy Squire is an automatic failure.
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  15. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Interesting. I would say any list that includes any of those is a failure.
  16. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Regardless on if the list is 100% accurate, anyone who thinks 80's music was weak, doesn't know what they are talking about.
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  17. jimmy40

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    maybe the people that think it was weak caught a glimpse of Duran Duran, Cindy Lauper and Debbie Gibson on that list. Good lord.
  18. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I can think of about 10 Def Leppard songs better than Pour Some Sugar On Me.
  19. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    LOL!

    I wasn't a Debbie Gibson fan.

    But Duran Duran and Cindy Lauper?

    I enjoyed both during the 80's... Obviously a whole lotta of others did too. Not everyone's "cup of tea", but still pretty popular all in all.
  20. CopenhagenCowboy

    CopenhagenCowboy Active Member

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    I can think of more than 10 Depeche Mode songs better than Just Can't Get Enough (annoying and DM-unlike production from the early Vince Clarke days).

    And seriously, Bon Jovi on top of the list?

    Oh well.

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