80's music favorites

Come on guys, give it to me. Favorite song titles/albums/A

artists! Mine are:

Rick James - Mary Jane, Superfreak too many to name

“Burning Down The House” - this became a favorite the night a building across from my dorm caught fire, and someone was blaring this from their stereo while the fire was being put out - Ahh freshman year!

2 Live Crew 1989- " Ahh Me so Horny", me Love you Long Time. I think this one is self explanitory!

The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger" - Amazing video!

Genesis/Phil Collins - In Too Deep, In The Air Tonight - I blast this one my car stereo!

U2- Under the Joshua Tree- With or Without You - AMAZING song!

Prince - Erotic City 1984

Daryl Hall and John Oates - One on One 1983

Fleetwoon Mac - Gypsy 1982?

Jack and Diane 1982 John Cougar Mellancamp - ( RIP C.M. McRoy ) -

Billy Idol - Eyes without a Face

Shannon - Let the Music Play

Yarborgh and People - Don’t Stop The Music

Ok, my list is way to long!

Anything by Hall and Oates…they were my hands down favs :slight_smile:

Early 80s, I was a big fan of Duran Duran. About 86 or so, I was more of a hair metal fan. “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Mr. Brownstone” are still two of my favorite songs and I have “Rio” as a ringtone.

I also liked Hall and Oates, Air Supply, Chicago, Heart.

On the country side, I liked the Judds, Randy Travis, Exile, Alan Jackson.

U2’s album was just “The Joshua Tree”.

I was a U2 fan from Rattle and Hum on back to the early days of Boy. I liked the punk sound more than what they’re doing now.

Along that note,

Another State of Mind/Mommy’s Little Monster/Prison bound were all good albums by Social Distortion (who continues to make excellent music). Other 80’s punk is still in my playlist.

Jimmy Buffett has a plethora of hits as well, although in the 80’s he was more country than calypso.

Classic Rock is pretty awesome too - Allman Bros., Stones, Doors, the Dead, BS&T, Kinks, Queen, and Blondie are all in my ipod too.

You asked for it. As will soon become apparent, this is literally the kind of thing I LIE AWAY AT NIGHT pondering and worrying about.

10,000 Maniacs “Don’t Talk”

Air Supply “Lost in Love”

B-52s “Planet Claire” (technically 1979)

Bananarama “I Heard A Rumour”

The Bangles “If She Knew What She Wants”

Bette Midler “The Rose”

Billy Idol “White Wedding”

Blondie “Atomic”

Blow Monkeys “Digging Your Scene”

Bow Wow Wow “I Want Candy”

Bruce Springsteen “Brilliant Disguise”

The Cars “Just What I Needed”

The Church “Under the Milky Way”

Crowded House “Better Be Home Soon”

Culture Club “Church of the Poison Mind”

The Cure “In Between Days”

Cyndi Lauper “I Drove All Night”

David Bowie “China Girl”

Dead or Alive “Brand New Lover”

Depeche Mode “Strangelove”

Devo “Girl U Want”

Diana Ross and Lionel Richie “Endless Love”

The Dream Academy “Life in a Northern Town”

Duran Duran “Rio” (can’t beat it!)

Echo and the Bunnymen “Bring On The Dancing Horses”

Elvis Costello and the Attractions “Beyond Belief”

Eric B and Rakim “Paid in Full”

Eurythmics “Love Is A Stranger”

Fine Young Cannibals cover of “Suspicious Minds”

Fleetwood Mac “Gypsy”-- again, too awesome

A Flock of Seagulls “Space Age Love Song”

The Gap Band “You Dropped a Bomb on Me”

The Go-Go’s “Head over Heels”

Grace Jones “Slave to the Rhythm”

Icicle Works “Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)”

INXS “Don’t Change”

The Jesus and Mary Chain “Darklands”

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts “Crimson & Clover”

Journey “Don’t Stop Believing”

Juice Newton “Angel of the Morning”

Kate Bush “Hounds of Love”

Kylie Minogue “I Should Be So Lucky”

Laurie Anderson “Language Is A Virus”

Lenny Kravitz “Let Love Rule”

Linda Ronstadt “How Do I Make You”

Madonna “Bordeline”

Marshall Crenshaw “Someday, Someway”

New Order “Touched By The Hand Of God”

Nick Lowe “Cruel to Be Kind” (1979?)

Pat Benatar “Shadows of the Night”

Pet Shop Boys “Left to My Own Devices”

The Police “King of Pain”

The Pretenders “Mystery Achievement”

Prince and the Revolution “Purple Rain”

REM “Fall on Me”

The Ramones “Bonzo Goes to Bitburg”

Rick Springfield “Jesse’s Girl”

Rolling Stones “Emotional Rescue”

Roxy Music “More Than This”

SOS Band “Just Be Good To Me”

Sade “Is It a Crime”

Salt 'n Pepa “Push It”

Shannon “Let the Music Play” (totally rad)

Sheila E “The Glamorous Life”

Sinéad O’Connor “Mandinka”

Siouxsie and the Banshees “Cities In Dust”

The Smithereens “Behind the Wall of Sleep”

The Smiths “How Soon Is Now?”

Sonic Youth “Teen Age Riot”

Spandau Ballet “True”

Squeeze “Tempted”

Stevie Nicks “Edge of Seventeen”

The Sugarcubes “Birthday”

Talking Heads “Road To Nowhere”

The The “Infected”

Tom Waits “Hang Down Your Head”

Tracey Ullman “They Don’t Know”

U2 “Bullet the Blue Sky”

Violent Femmes “Gone Daddy Gone”

The Waitresses “I Know What Boys Like”

Yoko Ono “Walking on Thin Ice”

And the best song of the eighties ever:

Morrissey “Everyday Is Like Sunday”

Ok Matt, I’m not going to even try to catch up with that list. Here are some others I really liked:

Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye

Push It - Salt-N-Pepa - Great roller skating (quads only) song!

Madonna - Borderline

Debarge - Time will Reveal

Run-DMC - Tricky

Heart - These Dreams, Baracuda, Never

Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac - Stand Back/Rhinanon

Pat Benatar - Love is a Battlefield - extended version - The video is also one of my favorites!!!

Keith Sweat - I Want Her

Lavert - Casanova

Cameo - Word Up, Candy

Guy - Piece of My Love

Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted Snake, Straight Up

Micheal Sembello/Flash Dance Soundtrack - Manic, What a Feeling

Couples skate!!!

Even worse-- I was stone-cold sober when I did that-- just another crazy Friday night in Buffalo…

The System - Dont Disturb This Groove

Man, I think I’m going to have to buy an Ipod with larger memory at this rate!

Here I go!

ABC “How To Be A Millionaire”

Adam Ant “Strip”

Blondie “Call Me”

Bow Wow Wow “C30, C60, C90, Go”

Cars “Candy-O”

The Cure “Lovesong”

Devo “Peek A Boo”

Duran Duran “Girls On Film”

Echo and the Bunnymen “The Killing Moon”

Erasure “Chains Of Love”

Falco “Rock Me Amadeas”

A Flock Of Seagulls “Wishing”

Peter Gabriel “Sledgehammer”

Go-Go’s “We Go The Beat”

Heaven 17 “Let Me Go”

Huey Lewis and The News “I Want A New Drug”

Billy Idol “Rebel Yell”

INXS “Suicide Blonde”

The Jets “I’ve Got A Crush On You”

Joan Jett “I Love Rock and Roll”

Kajagoogoo “Too Shy”

Katrina And The Waves “Walking On Sunshine”

Level 42 “Something About You”

Loverboy “Take Me To The Top”

M “Pop Muzic”

The Motels “Only The Lonely”

Naked Eyes “Promises, Promises”

New Order “Blue Monday”

Oingo Boingo “Dead Man’s Party”

OXO “Whirly Girl”

The Pet Shop Boys “Opportunities”

Prince “1999”

Queen “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

Quarterflash “Harden My Heart”

Cock Robin “When Your Heart Is Weak”

Rush “Big Money”

Peter Schilling “Major Tom”

Sugar Hill Gang “Apache”

Talk Talk “Talk Talk”

Tears For Fears “Shout”

U2 “Where The Streets Have No Name”

UB40 “Red, Red Wine”

The Vapors “Turning Japanese”

Van Halen “Dreams”

Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio”

Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”

Yes “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”

Zebra “Who’s Behind The Door?”

I couldn’t think of an “X” group. This is Your Challenge!

OK GGOM… I am an OLD fella…

All of these songs were BIG… when I was in my 20s…

OK I have an original “White Album” (yes white disks)…

Darn too bad P to P is illegal now… you guys remember my schtick about starting over in 2000 at KU… I lived in student housing with a T3 ethernet connection… Well over about 18 months, I accumulated over 13 gigabytes of MP3’s you name the artist… I have at least a few.


Gerald - “XTC” was a band from the 80s…pretty weak one, but they meet your need for an ‘X’

My favorites bands from the 80s"

The Cure

Depeche Mode

Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark


Bronski Beat

The Smiths

And, I must shamefully admit that I loved a lot of the one-hit wonder hair-bands…was a long-haired hell-raiser myself until the late 80s when I had my long, black locks shorn close & the top spiked.