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Any favorite 80s songs?
Lonnehart at 6:34PM, Nov. 24, 2009
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There any songs from the 80's that you still enjoy listening to or remember?

For me, it would be “The Land Down Under” by Men at Work, “True Colors” and “Girls Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper.

And then there's…

“Pop Goes The World!” and “Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats
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Dark Pascual at 7:50PM, Nov. 24, 2009
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There are A LOT of 80's song that I like very much!!!

But this is my top 5:

Metallica-Master Of Puppets

The Waitresses-I Know What Boys Like

The Pixies-Where Is My Mind?

Genesis-Land of Confutsion

Fire Inc.-Nowhere Fast
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ozoneocean at 7:54PM, Nov. 24, 2009
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Simply irresistible. -Robert Palmer.

And many more, but that's a cool one :)
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Jonko at 10:41PM, Nov. 24, 2009
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Kinda like duh, but anything by Queen :) Love 80s music!
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Heavy Veapons Guy at 6:39AM, Nov. 25, 2009
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I'd say the Who, but they declined a lot in the Eighties.

Bob Dylan's stuff.
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ozoneocean at 7:04AM, Nov. 25, 2009
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Queen, Dylan, and The Who didn't do all that much in the 80s…
I can think of more queen stuff from then, and it was pretty fantastic, but their best stuff was in the 70s.

Though Radio Gaga, Under Pressure, and I Want Too Break Free are some of my fave 80's songs :)

For the Who I'd say “You Better You Bet”

Dylan during the 80's was doing some rocky stuff for a while I think, then most of his stuff just turned into a horrible incoherent nasaly mumble. I think he was trying to imitate Van Morrison who'd also degenerated into that style (though more avuncular), because he himself was probably trying to imitate the style of elderly black American blues singers or something. All in all I found it unpleasant. -_-

Eurythmics were a masterful 80's group.
Some fave songs of there's:
-Here Comes The Rain Again.
-Thorn In My Side
-Love Is A Stranger
-It's all right (Baby's coming back)
-Would I Lie To You?
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patrickdevine at 10:09PM, Nov. 26, 2009
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I liked the In God We Trust Inc. EP by the Dead Kennedys. Can I count an entire EP?
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ozoneocean at 11:52PM, Nov. 29, 2009
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Ooh, I know:
Vienna by Ultravox. ^__^
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BffSatan at 6:01AM, Nov. 30, 2009
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This song is probably the only good thing to come out of the 80s.
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lothar at 11:58AM, Dec. 1, 2009
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i have tears for fears “mad world” on repeat rite now !!!
im trying to get myself suicidal
its not working
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martinlo_23 at 5:15PM, Dec. 1, 2009
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Ladies Night-Kool and the Gang
DarkMartio rules.(That's me.) The cake is a lie. I heard u lieks mudkips.
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Effi at 3:52PM, Dec. 3, 2009
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Paula Abdul
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
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lasteffect at 6:44PM, Dec. 7, 2009
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Any thing from the 80s catalog of Rush. They are gods.
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shirkersama at 7:02PM, Dec. 7, 2009
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Guns N' Roses
Where is My Mind- The Pixies
The Dead Kennedys-California Uber Alles
and all the bands that were big in the sixties and seventies that stuck around fot the eightes: Dylan, The Who, Queen, ACDC, etc.
overall probably my least favorite decade for music post 50's but it had its moments.
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PhilWrede at 12:40PM, Dec. 17, 2009
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Between 3rd Bass, the Traveling Wilburys, Jane's Addiction, Faith No More, Living Colour, Sonic Youth, The Replacements, Metallica, Dire Straits, The Stone Roses, U2, Rush, and Slayer… There are a lot of 80's bands and songs that remain in my regular music rotation.
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Walrus at 7:54PM, Dec. 25, 2009
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I wasn't born until 1995 so I didn't even know the 80s existed until a few years ago.
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Ironscarf at 6:05PM, Jan. 10, 2010
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The eighties were so terrible it hurts me to think about it.

This was good though.
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gullas at 1:46AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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80's songs you say? well I like many of 'em, like the songs by Starship, Journey, Wham, Madness…
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Peipei at 7:19AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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Like everything? xD

Little Lies by FleetWood Mac

Catch Me by Pretty Poison

Shake the disease by Depeche Mode

Venus by Bananarama

The list goes on :3.

I like Pie!
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ozoneocean at 7:41AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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Captain big fart
His earlier stuff is ew too, but way better than that.

Here's another:

Steppin out- Joe Jackson.
Dance Hall Days- Wang Chung

Both feature heavily in the 80's inspired GTA Vice City funnily enough. Loved both in the 80's

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PIT_FACE at 10:57AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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shit…practically my whole collection is from the 80's, and that's a big fuckin collection. man, i cant even pick anymore. anything by Razor, Voivod or Megadeth…anthrax…exodus…artillery…if i dont stop myself im just gonna end up listing a million fuckin bands. if yer talkin about the more popular stuff im not sure. nothin comes to mind right away. but thrash is the tits. nwobhm too (tank, motorhead, judas priest)just fuckin amazing stuff.

i figured it was probably redundant to say this cuz i think alotta you already know my drug of choice, but i figured this music HAD to be mentioned here.
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Ironscarf at 4:01PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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“Ironscarf” Said:
Captain big fart
His earlier stuff is ew too, but way better than that.

Here's another:

Steppin out- Joe Jackson.
Dance Hall Days- Wang Chung

You just chucked the late creative flowering of a genius into the garbage, but not before wrapping it in two used pieces of recycled musical toilet paper!

This is what makes life so vibrant: we're all the same, but so damn different!
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I Am The 1337 Master at 4:16PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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Any favorite 80s songs?
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Ksiezniczka at 10:38AM, April 6, 2010
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I love 80s music, even if the bands were fictional. (I have like every song from that old “Jem” cartoon on my iPod…)

I'm really fond of synthesizers in general, and my iPod is full of 80s songs like “Catch Me, I'm Falling” (Pretty Poison), “Maniac” (Michael Sembello), “Scary Monsters and Super Creeps” (David Bowie), “Don't Put Another Dime in the Jukebox” (The Flirts), anything by Depeche Mode or Tears for Fears, and tons more.

But my fave song of all time is actually kinda more hair metal. It did come out in the 80s so I'm including it: Bon Jovi's “Livin' on a Prayer”.
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korosu at 11:41AM, April 6, 2010
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Oh, gosh… There are so many!

“Mr. Roboto” - Styx
“Safety Dance” - Men Without Hats
“Out in the Street” - Bruce Springsteen
“I Want it All” - Queen
“Livin' on a Prayer” - Bon Jovi
“Paradise City” - Guns N' Roses
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kaminari at 3:09PM, May 3, 2010
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lol, I love everything about the 80s for some reason.
One of the local radio stations plays nothing but 80s songs all weekend.

but not only pop hits, I have a soft spot for 80s metal bands too ^^

My friend and I also like to pick on Hall and Oates for some reason.
Must be the Oates mustache.

I am FS2 champion! w00t!!
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Air Raid Robertson at 6:02PM, May 6, 2010
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I'm a big snob about 80's music. I can only stand a small portion of it.

I like a lot of the college rock from that period. REM, The B-52's, Jane's Addiction, The Pixies, Devo, The Smiths, Elvis Costello, The Talking Heads, and many others are solid figures in my playlist.

I don't really care for hairspray metal, but a good amount of the rest of the genre appeals to me. Thrash acts like Slayer, Anthrax, Metallica, Megadeth, and Testament are fixtures in my record collection. Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Voivod, and Cathedral also rate highly.

Dance music and R&B from the 80's probably has the most limited presence in my CD collection. I do like some Prince and Michael Jackson though. I also have a guilty soft spot for Madonna. There's also New Order and Depeche Mode, which I listen to without shame.

Most of my favorite punk bands put out all their good stuff in the 70's, but there are also some good bands from this period. X, Black Flag, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, and the like.

I would say that rap and hip-hop had one of its best periods here. I only listen to rap on occasion, but I am very fond of Run-DMC, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, The Beastie Boys, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B & Rakim, and Afrika Bambaata & Soul Sonic Force.

Jazz had a really terrible period in the 80's. I can't really stand what Kenny G or Grover Washington Jr. were doing at this point. There were a couple of bright spots though. I really like Wynton Marsalis. His stuff is very traditional, but there's always a place for people doing New Orleans jazz. I also think that Herbie Hancock had some really strong records in this era, as did Miles Davis. (His 80's stuff gets a really unfair rep in my opinion)
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Mitaukano at 3:48PM, May 7, 2010
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Voices Carry - Till Tuesday

One disturbing song if you really listen to it.

Anything by “A Big Country” in the early 80's and honestly it's because my mother listened to them so much I used to fall asleep listening to the records when i was very little. So fond memories and all.
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