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What's your favourite 80s song? My boyfriend and I are avid lovers of eighties music although we slightly disagree on Madonna then he needs to pull over and reshuffle my playlist. Here are my top 6 favourites. What's yours?

  1. Roll With It (Steve Winwood)
  2. Piano in the Dark (Brenda Russell)
  3. The Reflex (Duran Duran)
  4. New Sensation (INXS)
  5. Kissing a Fool (George Michael)

and yes please...

  1. Into the Groove (the Queen of Pop)

I'm such a minx lol... pardon me for adding more songs (edit mode)

  1. Under the Milky Way (The Church)
  2. When Smokey Sings (ABC)
  3. The Way It Is (Bruce Hornsby & the Range)
  4. The End of the Innocence (Don Henley)
  5. True (Spandau Ballet)
  6. Got My Mind Set On You (George Harrison)
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It seems we have varying recollections of the 80s:

  1. I am the Law (Anthrax)
  2. Welcome to the Jungle (Guns & Roses)
  3. Ace of Spades. (Motorhead)
  4. Holy Diver (Dio)
  5. Tom Sawyer. (Rush)
  6. The Real Thing (Faith No More)
  7. Creeping Death (Metallica)
  8. Reign in Blood (Slayer)
  9. Hook in Mouth (Megadeth)
  10. Heaven & Hell (Black Sabbath)

An "Alternate" list:

  1. Bastards of the Young (Replacements)
  2. Nazi Punks Fuck Off (Dead Kennedys)
  3. Mommy's Little Monster (Social Distortion)
  4. Institutionalized (Suicidal Tendencies)
  5. Makes No Sense At All (Husker Du)
  6. Bad Reputation (Joan Jett)
  7. Green Hell (Misfits)
  8. Let's Have a War (Fear)
  9. God is a Bullet (Concrete Blonde)
  10. TV Party (Black Flag)



Only a few million songs to choose from but here goes smile001.gif

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Panama - Van Halen
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Don't Stop Believen' - Journey
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Gypsy Road - Cinderalla

Sorry, couldn't get out of the rock stuff before I'd used up my 6 smile001.gif

ipdg77 Level 8 Nov 6, 2018

“Dear God” by XTC

Jproad Level 4 Nov 7, 2018

Nice. Also a big fan of "Grass."


Cat People (David Bowie)
Back in Black the whole album.

Umbral Level 8 Nov 7, 2018

There are so many. For starters:

Tears For Fears is my actual favorite. "Sowing the Seeds of Love"


@Humanistheathen I know, right?

@jemzet8 Thank you for starting this post. It brought back so many fond memories. smile001.gif


I can contribute a few, the 80’s were a time when I listened to a lot of music...

  1. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
  2. Jump - Van Halen
  3. Sailin - Christopher Cross
  4. Easy Lover - Phil Collins
  5. Off the Wall - Michael Jackson
  6. We Close Our Eyes - Go West
Denker Level 7 Nov 6, 2018

I'm more of a 60s and 70s person

paul1967 Level 8 Nov 6, 2018

Same here. I grew into young adulthood with rock 'n roll, folk songs and motown.


I will say

Yazoo (Only you)
Cindi Lauper (Time after time)
The Cure (Just like heaven)
The Police (Every breath you take)
Pete Townsend (Let my love open the door)
Paul Simon (You can call me Al)
David Bowie (China girl)
Queen (Another one bites the dust)
Van Morrison (Bright side of the road)
Bruce Springsteen (Atlantic city)
Neil Young (Rockin in the free world)
Bob Dylan (Jokerman)
Michael Jackson (Thriller)
Rolling stones (Start me up)
John Lennon (Woman)
Prince (Purple rain)
The Smiths (This charming man)
Marvin Gaye (Sexual healing)

Rob9865 Level 3 Nov 10, 2018

@jemzet8 my all time ever favourite band. Feels. ????????


Big Country, In a Big Country
Simple Minds, Let There be Love
Captain of Her Heart, Double
Take My Heart Away, Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Running Up That Hill, Kate Bush
Pride (In the Name of Love), U2
Anything by Peter Gabriel


Billy Idol owned the 80's
But also Yaz/Yazzu are great
The Stranglers
The Damned
The Cult
Men at Work
Midnight Oil
The Pretenders
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Talking Heads
The Beastie Boys

BanjoBang Level 5 Nov 10, 2018

My favorite is a obscure song called, "Hands All Over" by Soundgarden


Nice playlist. The new Queen movie is incredible btw.

Jeremy77 Level 5 Nov 7, 2018

How could I forget. Best driving music, Devo


And the boys

powder Level 8 Nov 6, 2018

I'll pick a few from different genres. Each brings back many memories and were surrounded by many other great songs.


If you like one hit wonders


Damn we all just got rick-rolled!


Like their earlier stuff

@jemzet8 that's what broke them to mainstream, before that.

@powder saw these guys Live in their early days. We’re advertising under another name at a local pub. Blew my mind. I’ve seen them a few times now and loved them forever. Michael Hutchence was Sex on a stick. Droollllllllll.


Well I do make sure to play "dear god" by XTC when I'm dropoing off my son to his religious mother. other than that several songs from Tom waits are from that time, along with gwar.

Morphyon Level 5 Nov 6, 2018

I don't always listen to this song but when I do the neighbors are also


and finally the song I listen to more than is healthy

maxhyde Level 7 Nov 27, 2018

Oooh I’ve seen Chris Isaac Live twice. Lovvvvvvvvvvvv him. He is brilliant. Ian Astbury ???????????


Another day
Sir Paul McCartney

powder Level 8 Nov 6, 2018

Where is the most iconic song of the eighties.....Take On Me....still being sung today by a-ha. They are still together and doing live gigs unlike any of the others on your list....most are either dead or long forgotten. Any list of the eighties must have them on it, either it or The Sun Always Shines On TV. As for the parody of Take on Me left by someone below....I’m speechless! Here is the real thing from Top Of The Pops on BBC TV Take on Me in 1985 and The Sun Always Shines On TV in 1986.


Talking heads, hoodoo gurus, Elvis Costello, Cold Chisel, UB40, guns n roses and an awful lot of one hit wonders.
80's kinda sucked. I was very glad grunge came along early 90's.

powder Level 8 Nov 6, 2018

Men Without Hats - Safety Dance (UK Version)
Genesis - Invisible Touch
Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes & Sledgehammer
Peter Godwin - Images of Heaven
Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You
The Outfield - Say It Isn't So
Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe
Frida - (I Know) There's Something Going On

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