Best songs from the 80's

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During the 1980s, I listened (when I had the time) to a fair amount of jazz, blues, fusion, or otherwise the Windham Hill/Narada sound. One of my friends, who is a guitar player, was into that genre. I had an electric bass guitar, and I was interested in tunes with interesting bass lines.
Me too, but I played along with my acoustic guitar, mostly, during that time. Thanks for the links.
 
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Rush - Red Barchetta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djVGhqvl_8A
 
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For me asking for the best songs from a specific decade means the genre that decade was known for.

Sure Classical music trancends all decades.

Hard rock, folk music, country and jazz crosses the decades, but they are not the genre that decade is known for.

The 80's is known for the disco beat, the big hair bands. There were a lot of dance songs. Those are the songs that should be posted here, not bands that also put out music from other decades.
 
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the big hair bands.
Yeah, Evo wants more Debby Boone music!

How about Cher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEszTzdUMcY
 
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Ack! Ivan, you know better!
 
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Ack! Ivan, you know better!
I think Cher is awesome! :tongue:

I think the first album I ever bought was a Sonny and Cher album.
 
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Here's one for Turbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWz9VN40nCA
 
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The 80's is known for the disco beat, the big hair bands. There were a lot of dance songs. Those are the songs that should be posted here, not bands that also put out music from other decades.
micromass said:
Don't we all enjoy the 80's?? What are some of your favorite songs from the time??
Part of the reason that I enjoyed the 80's is because I didn't have to listen to the stuff that "defined the decade".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980s_in_music
 
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Part of the reason that I enjoyed the 80's is because I didn't have to listen to the stuff that "defined the decade".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980s_in_music
My roommate around 1980 pretty much lived at the Whiskey, and the Roxy, in Hollwood. He and I were worlds apart in musical tastes. We had a good bit of crossover, but neither of us could stand the more extreme music that the other liked.

Listening to the Phantom would have been nothing short of torture, for him. And I couldn't stand the metal bands emerging.
 
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Songs like this were common ground

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-1RNVvTThg
 
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Grandmaster Flash - The Message

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4o8TeqKhgY


Public Enemy - Fight The Power

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WHe5fxS3dA
 
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A few more hits of the 80's:

Altered Images - I Could Be Happy (embedding disabled on all the ones I could find):

Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party (used the the movie Back to School).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iypUpv9xelg

Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (jerky video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXu6QmxpJE

Don Henley - All She Wants To Do Is Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QSyaBHr1jU

The rest of these were featured in Miami Vice episodes:

Aerosmith - Rag Doll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYXyalVaCys

Chris Rea - Working On It (long intro, about 1:00):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o3IdhYIkEg

Godley & Creme - Cry - 12 seconds into this Miami Vice video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkyVjFAHFI8

Dire Straights - Brothers in Arms:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vUDmFjWgVo
 
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