Best songs from the 80's

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Don't we all enjoy the 80's?? What are some of your favorite songs from the time??
 

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Warning: evo will ban people who post songs she doesn't like...
 
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Don't we all enjoy the 80's?? What are some of your favorite songs from the time??
What about yours?

I liked a lot of music from the 80s. One group that had a few favorite hits, was Abba.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92cwKCU8Z5c
 
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I will be posting the good 80's songs a bit later. :tongue2:
 
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Mission of Burma--Revolver, 1981

Pixies--Where is my Mind, 1988

More correct answers to follow
 
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Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgBmQT24SUk
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOkaYhAkhIU
 
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Two gems that should not be neglected, hehe:

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The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out (1986)


Daniel Johnston - True love will find you in the end (1984)

 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeG-hNXXy6I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw
 
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When you ask a question like this, you get a lot of personal favorites. The most prominent figure in popular music in the 80's was Michael Jackson. Other major figures include Madonna, Bon Jove, Duran Duran, Bruce Springsteen, Abba and Axel Rose. None of these are my personal favorite. I like Fleetwood Mac and Heart, but I consider these to be 70's bands. Nothing in the 80's really impressed me that much except maybe Pink Floyd which is not really an 80's group except for the fact that the The Wall was released in Nov, 1979 and is was on the charts for most of 1980. I like all the tacks on this album, particularly the title tracks, named Another Brick in the Wall I and II.
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt2YIpZWBqA
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATo833rP6OU
 
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Hey micromass, how of all people have you missed this one:


But personally I like a bit of Bruce Springsteen:

 
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Nice thread. The 80's were cool. Here's a few of the songs I liked back then.

Wang Chung - To Live and Die in LA

Jethro Tull - Under Wraps #1 and #2 from the album Under Wraps

Rufus and Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

Greg Phillinganes - Behind the Mask

Larry Carlton - LA, NY

Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5e_1_ySlaY&feature=related

Jethro Tull - Under Wraps instrumental

Rush - Tom Sawyer

The Police - Message in a Bottle

Dire Straits - Money for Nothing

ACDC - Back In Black

Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF6D5Dis8gA&feature=related

The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another
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Stevie Winwood - Hold On
 
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Nice thread. The 80's were cool. Here's a few of the songs I liked back then.
I'm not sure how we're defining 80's music but some of these artists/bands made their mark in the 70's and earlier. A number of older groups/individuals were still active in the 80's (Dire Straits, Jethro Tull, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and some others you mentioned). I do like these but, to me, they represent a particularly rich period from about 1965 to 1980 when a lot of great music was created. The new music of the 80's was a bit of a let down as far as I'm concerned.
 
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The new music of the 80's was a bit of a let down as far as I'm concerned.
That's exactly what people about 10 years older than you said about the 70s.
(I say this blindly, and half-jokingly, having no idea how old you are)

And it's what I say about the 90s.
 
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Ok, I'll be adding songs today.

When in Rome - Promise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HI_xFQWiYU&ob=av2e

Modern English - I Melt With You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuN6gs0AJls&feature=related

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3kFPBtc9BE&feature=related

The Romantics - What I Like About You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvHKjDKY_O8&feature=related

These were 1979, but close enough.

The Knack - My Sharona

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1T71PGd-J0&feature=related

Joe Jackson. Is She Really Going Out With Him?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SPogGqCgeM&feature=related
 
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That's exactly what people about 10 years older than you said about the 70s.
(I say this blindly, and half-jokingly, having no idea how old you are)

And it's what I say about the 90s.
You beat me; I was going to write the same thing, even though I like 60s and 70s music best.
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_Without_Hats
Hey, I wanted to use this, and I didn't expect that anyone else would post this!

Stan Rogers, Northwest Passage

Steve Winwood, While You See A Chance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZd1qn2SZvM&feature=fvst

Belinda Carlisle, Leave A Light On (with George Harrison on guitar at 3:02)
 
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That's exactly what people about 10 years older than you said about the 70s.
(I say this blindly, and half-jokingly, having no idea how old you are)

And it's what I say about the 90s.
True, but things have changed. Here's a blog from a distressed 20 something who observes that the popularity of classic rock is crowding out the new stuff. There's a reason for that. You don't have so many classic rock stations if no one is listening, and it's not only the Geritol generation that's listening.

http://www.sfweekly.com/2009-05-06/music/kill-yourself-if-you-listen-to-classic-rock/

Just for fun, I compiled a partial list of artists and bands that flourished in the 60's and 70's (in no particular order):

Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Dire Straits, Deep Purple, James Taylor, Carol King, Black Sabbath, Elton John, Blue Oyster Cult, Judas Priest, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Jackson Browne, James Brown, Bob Segar, Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Blondie, Alice Cooper, CCR, Cat Stevens, Bachmann-Turner, Simon and Garfunkel, The Righteous Brothers, Allman Brothers, Moody Blues, Marvin Gaye, Neal Diamond, Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon, Rod Stewert, Gladys Knight, Kiss, BB King, Bob Marley, Jethro Tull, Boston, Chicago, Peter Gabriel, Sister Sledge, the Poynter Sisters, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, AC DC, The Guess Who, Joni Mitchell, Santana, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, 3 Dog Night, Bill Withers, Neil Young,........

I'm sure others can find people I forgot (or just left out). (I consider Elvis to be a 50's guy and that's another list.)
 
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Oh a blog, you say? Well! Anyone who has a blog must be THE authority on it![/humor]

The popular music of the 80s was horrible (with some obvious exceptions). All of the real rock n roll was flourishing in the independent music scene. There were hundreds of bands that lasted only for a short while because the DIY scene could only sustain a band for a short while.

Most people missed out on the great music that happened in the 80s, but it was there.
 
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Stevie Ray Vaughn. Say no more.

Texas Flood (1983)
Couldn't Stand the Weather (1984)
Soul to Soul (1985)
Live Alive (1986)
In Step (1989)
Family Style (with Jimmie Vaughan) (1990)


Vaughn is the only guitarist who can match Hendrix since Hendrix.

Live -
Studio -

An overlooked artist of the 80's was Jon Butcher out of Boston.

Life takes a life -
Holy War -

My standard for rock is 1968-1975.
 
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Gotta love Stevie Ray Vaughan! <3
 

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