Don't we all enjoy the 80's?? What are some of your favorite songs from the time??
Warning: evo will ban people who post songs she doesn't like...
What about yours?
I liked a lot of music from the 80s. One group that had a few favorite hits, was Abba.
I will be posting the good 80's songs a bit later. :tongue2:
Mission of Burma--Revolver, 1981
Pixies--Where is my Mind, 1988
More correct answers to follow
Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless
Two gems that should not be neglected, hehe:
The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out (1986)
Daniel Johnston - True love will find you in the end (1984)
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.
Hey micromass, how of all people have you missed this one:
But personally I like a bit of Bruce Springsteen:
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
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
The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another
Stevie Winwood - Hold On
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.
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.
Ok, I'll be adding songs today.
When in Rome - Promise
Modern English - I Melt With You
Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
The Romantics - What I Like About You
These were 1979, but close enough.
The Knack - My Sharona
Joe Jackson. Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
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