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Best 80's songs??

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  1. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    I didn't follow Depeche Mode, but they were pretty popular in the 80s.
  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I thought that too about Bon Jovi... but geez that song was popular.

    Maybe I missed it but I didn't see "Thriller" on there. Not great song but probably should be in the top 100.

    I thought maybe "867-5309/Jenny" ought to be on there too. Maybe also "Break My Stride". Surprised no "ZZ Top" numbers.
  3. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    End of thread.
  4. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

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    There was a lot of great music in the 80's, I was a club DJ back then.... whole lotta fun

    I loved the early REM and U2 albums, still very raw and distinctive



    I remember going to the Texas Jams at the CottonBowl. First one I went to had .38 Special, Bryan Adams, Ozzy, Santana, Journey and of course Sammy Hagar (pre Van Halen) Standing Hampton is such a kick *** album


    the 80's, first time hearing Steve Earle, Robert Cray and Robert Earl Keen





    And one of my favorite names for a band "Box Of Frogs"


    Don't forget Iron Maiden and Metallica.... lots of great music in all genres
  5. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    Where is Peter Gabriel? Dire Straits? Stevie Ray Vaughn? Only one song by The Police and REM? And U2's best song in the 80s was Bad.
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Cult of Personality.
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  7. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    The challenge with a list like this is...

    How relevant should the Billboard top 100 be?

    Should a song be included that wasn't a top 10 hit but was clearly one of the top songs within a genre?

    Should on genre be graded more harshly or more easily than another?

    And then you have the personal bias thing, which no one is going to get rid of. :D
  8. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    VH1's list is influenced way too much by, well, the video aspect of each song considered. That can be the only explanation why Queen's Another One Bites The Dust isn't listed. The Dust video is basically the band playing in concert and isn't anything special to look at. But the song? It is one of the greatest ever in my opinion.
  9. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Reo speed wagon 38 special etc... Loved 80's music
  10. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    that's surprising to me, I would have thought anyone who like one of those would like all three.
  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    LOL!

    I didn't dislike her, her music just didn't do anything for me. Maybe by the time she had her big hit in '88 I believe, I was beyond my MTV period. And her type of music was maybe getting a little old-hat for me. Duran Duran was what like '81 and Cindy L. wasn't much beyond that.
  12. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    This gal used to give me strange sensations in me trousers......


    The Pretenders...
    Tattooed Love Boys



    Talk of the town...
  13. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    Opps forgot one.
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  14. lane

    lane The Chairman

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  15. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'm a little biased since I grew up in jersey until I was in middle school, but living on a prayer is a FANTASTIC song and I have absolutely no problem with it being #1 on that list. Billy Jean, when doves cry and sweet child o mine would be way up there for me as well
  16. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I'm going to go on a hunch that CyberB0b knows this tune. I always thought this was the best Soundtrack that came out of the 80s.

  17. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    We should do one of these threads for 1960s and 1970s music as well...or am I the only one here old enough to remember? LOL :eek:
  18. cml750

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    Wow, there were too many good 80's songs to pick one but I am partial to "Sweet Child of Mine" and "Crazy Train". I was into heavy metal but I really liked a lot of country music and pop music too. I really liked Guns n Roses, Journey, George Straight, Hank Jr., Van Halen, Van Hagar, Ozzy, Dio, Rush, Queen, etc.... I know I probably left some out but the 80's were great!!!!
  19. MichaelWinicki

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    It almost needs to be broken down as:

    '55 to '63

    '64 to '69

    '70 to '79

    Their is such a powerful shift in music when the Beatles "arrived" in the beginning of '64 that I think you have to make a split there.
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  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I grew up in the 70's but I'm far more partial to the 80's when it comes to music. I'm sure MTV had something to do with that. But there was such an influx of good music from outside the U.S. (due to groups based in Europe being ahead of the curve when it came to making music videos) that I simply got more out of the music in the first half of the 80's than I did the entire 70's.

    That being said I'm been listening much more to "70's on 7" on satellite radio and my appreciation for 70's music is definitely on the increase.
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