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Best songs from the 80's

  1. Dec 31, 2011 #1
    Don't we all enjoy the 80's?? What are some of your favorite songs from the time??
     
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  3. Dec 31, 2011 #2
    Warning: evo will ban people who post songs she doesn't like...
     
  4. Dec 31, 2011 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    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
     
  5. Dec 31, 2011 #4

    Evo

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    I will be posting the good 80's songs a bit later. :tongue2:
     
  6. Dec 31, 2011 #5

    Chi Meson

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    Mission of Burma--Revolver, 1981


    Pixies--Where is my Mind, 1988


    More correct answers to follow
     
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  7. Dec 31, 2011 #6
    Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgBmQT24SUk
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOkaYhAkhIU
     
  9. Dec 31, 2011 #8
    Two gems that should not be neglected, hehe:

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  10. Dec 31, 2011 #9
    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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  11. Dec 31, 2011 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw
     
  12. Dec 31, 2011 #11
    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=N4d7Wp9kKjA
     
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  14. Jan 1, 2012 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt2YIpZWBqA
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATo833rP6OU
     
  16. Jan 1, 2012 #15

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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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  17. Jan 1, 2012 #16
    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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  18. Jan 1, 2012 #17
    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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  19. Jan 1, 2012 #18

    Chi Meson

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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.
     
  20. Jan 1, 2012 #19

    Evo

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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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  22. Jan 1, 2012 #21

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    You beat me; I was going to write the same thing, even though I like 60s and 70s music best.
    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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  23. Jan 1, 2012 #22
    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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  24. Jan 1, 2012 #23

    Chi Meson

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    [humor]
    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.
     
  25. Jan 1, 2012 #24

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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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  26. Jan 1, 2012 #25
    Gotta love Stevie Ray Vaughan! <3
     
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