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Posted: 1/17/2006 9:50:10 AM EDT
I'm a HUGE fan of 80's music (grew up in the MTV generation back when MTV didn't suck).

Name your favorite 80's song. Mine is "The Metro" by Berlin. Kick ass tune, even today.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:51:23 AM EDT
for the entire decade? I'd have a hard time picking one per year!

Uuuuuh. How about Rio by Duran Duran?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:51:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 10:09:15 AM EDT by ops144]
Cherry pie "warrent"

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:52:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 9:54:31 AM EDT by WyattEarp]
Probably something from The Police, but there's so many to choose from so, i'm not sure which one.


ETA: I was gonna say one, but i'm still not sure.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:52:56 AM EDT
Snake Finger, "I'm the man in the Black Sedan"

&

Most prophetic, "Video Killed The Radio Star".
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:53:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ops144:
Cherry pie "warent"



Hottest damn video, anyway.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:54:15 AM EDT
Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:55:38 AM EDT
My vote goes to any Journey song. Nothing better for rubbing up against the babes at the middle school dances back then (I was in middle school too at the time.)
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:56:16 AM EDT
Rio Duran Duran
True Faith New Order
Forget About Me Simple Minds
Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
All Night Long AC/DC
Hungry Like the Wolf Duran Duran
Enjoy The Silence Depeche Mode
So Many People Hubert Kah
Something So Right Level 42

There's too many to name....

HH
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:56:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ops144:
Cherry pie "warent"



Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:57:27 AM EDT
Almost anything off "...And Justice For All.." - Metallica
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:59:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 10:02:31 AM EDT by The_Macallan]
ONE song that's the best of the best decade in music??

Oh hell that's impossible.


Okay, here's one - "Money For Nothing", Dire Straits


(edited - "moving in stereo" wasn't in the 80s)


Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:00:38 AM EDT
Still consider

Mexican Radio


by Wall of Voodoo

to be the best song and the best band name of the '80s.




efxguy
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:02:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 10:06:36 AM EDT by Dolomite]
Whatever happened to all the season’s losers of the year?

EV-REE time I got to think-ing, where’d they disappear?

When I woke up... Mom and Dad are rolling on the couch.

Rolling numbers. Rock and Rolling. Got my KISS records out!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:03:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 10:04:08 AM EDT by Admiral_Crunch]
Highwayman by The Highwaymen. I could listen to that one song all day.

Or if I'm driving, Twilight Zone by Golden Earring.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:05:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:06:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:06:49 AM EDT
I beleive the band is "Warrant."

I vote for "Detatchable Penis" by King Missile,


or


"Fantasy" by Aldo Nova.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:07:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:

Originally Posted By ops144:
Cherry pie "warent"






WHAT !!!!!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:09:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 10:09:36 AM EDT by Q3131A]

Originally Posted By legalese77:
Almost anything off "...And Justice For All.." - Metallica



Master of Puppets
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:11:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Highwayman by The Highwaymen. I could listen to that one song all day.



that IS a good one
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:11:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Highwayman by The Highwaymen. I could listen to that one song all day.

Or if I'm driving, Twilight Zone by Golden Earring.



I just bought a Johnny Cash album that had that song on it. I hadn't heard it in a long time and I sat down and listened to the lyrics. After the song ended all I thought was, "Drugs are bad, mmmkay?" I mean, the song is okay for the first three verses, but that last verse goes way out into moonbat territory:

"I fly a starship across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again...
"

Dude, put down the hash pipe.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:11:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 10:12:54 AM EDT by ssr1128]
Cheap Trick was a helluva good band. "Surrender" and "Dream Police" are great sing out loud tunes. Rock n Roll

....and props to Dolomite for the "Surrender" reset
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:12:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:14:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 10:14:36 AM EDT by Hokie]
Shhh...the ghost of Johnny Cash hears everything .


Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Highwayman by The Highwaymen. I could listen to that one song all day.

Or if I'm driving, Twilight Zone by Golden Earring.



I just bought a Johnny Cash album that had that song on it. I hadn't heard it in a long time and I sat down and listened to the lyrics. After the song ended all I thought was, "Drugs are bad, mmmkay?" I mean, the song is okay for the first three verses, but that last verse goes way out into moonbat territory:

"I fly a starship across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again...
"

Dude, put down the hash pipe.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:15:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By texastactical:
Back in Black.



I always thought AC/DC's "You shook me all night long" embodies everything the 80's stood for.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:18:22 AM EDT
LOTS! of good songs to choose from but, the top would be one of the best songs EVER written.



Every Breath You Take. The Police.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:20:38 AM EDT
That era was the best!

Dire Straits' Money for Nuthin', Chicks For Free

Billy Idol's stuff...I especially liked his Cradle of Love (The vid was SMOKING!)

Oingo Boingo

Meatloaf

Duran Duran


Lots more...
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:20:41 AM EDT
AC/DC You shook me all night long

and

Duran Duran Rio.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:23:39 AM EDT
Artist: Gary Numan Lyrics
Song: Cars Lyrics

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
In cars

Here in my car
I can only receive
I can listen to you
It keeps me stable for days
In cars


Here in my car
Where the image breaks down
Will you visit me please?
If I open my door
In cars


Here in my car
I know I've started to think
About leaving tonight
Although nothing seems right
In cars
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:32:37 AM EDT
How about "One Thing Leads To Another", by The Fixx? I always dug their music, but there's no way I could pick just one best song from the 80s.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:35:20 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:36:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
tag



I never heard of that one, who sings it?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:36:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ops144:
Cherry pie "warrent"




I'm sure I could come up with many others that rank above this song, but the VIDEO was fantastic.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:37:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dvr9:

I vote for "Detatchable Penis" by King Missile...



Shit, that was the 80s?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:38:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 10:40:28 AM EDT by triage1998]
Joy Division: Love Will Tear Us Apart


this song embodies the 80's for me


Love will tear us apart


When routine bites hard
and ambitions are low.
And resentment rides high
but emotions won't grow.
And we're changing our ways
taking different roads.

Love, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear us apart again.

Why is the bedroom so cold
turned away on your side?
Is my timing that flawed
our respect run so dry?
Yet there's still this appeal
that we've kept through our lives.

Love, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear us apart again.

Do you cry out in your sleep,
all my failings expose?
Gets a taste in my mouth
as desperation takes hold.
Why is it something so good
just can't function no more?

Love, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear us apart again.
Love, love will tear us apart again
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:40:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 10:41:07 AM EDT by Nimrod1193]
Squeeze - Tempted
Pink Floyd - Sorrow
Jethro Tull - Raising Steam
Level 42 - Something About You
Styx - Too Much Time on My Hands
David Gilmour - Murder
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:41:43 AM EDT
everything Zebra put out
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:41:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
ONE song that's the best of the best decade in music??

Oh hell that's impossible.


Okay, here's one - "Money For Nothing", Dire Straits


(edited - "moving in stereo" wasn't in the 80s)





And your chicks for free!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:42:43 AM EDT
I am an 80s baby, so I don't remember all of it, but when I think of the 80s, two bands come to mind: ACDC and Guns n' Roses
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:43:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hokie:

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
tag



I never heard of that one, who sings it?





BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:50:03 AM EDT
U2 Joshua tree is the best album of the 80's
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:52:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By postpostban:
U2 Joshua tree is the best album of the 80's



no questions asked
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:53:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 11:01:08 AM EDT by dvr9]

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:

Originally Posted By dvr9:

I vote for "Detatchable Penis" by King Missile...



Shit, that was the 80s?



Just barely...1989 IIRC.

ETA: I was mistaken...according to Wikipedia, it was 1992. My Army and college years are just a blur. Sorry.

I replace Detatchable Penis with "Turn Up the Radio" by Autograph.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 11:10:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efxguy:
Still consider

Mexican Radio


by Wall of Voodoo

to be the best song and the best band name of the '80s.




efxguy



+1!

Yep- it said it all about the '80s.

Everything was downhill after that.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 11:26:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 11:26:44 AM EDT by USMC88-93]
I like the Soundtrack to Valley Girl in 1982 mostly because I had a crush on Deborah Forman who played Nicolas Cages girlfriend.


I Melt With You - Modern English

Moving forward using all my breath

Making love to you was never second best

I saw the world thrashing all around your face

Never really knowing it was always mesh and lace

I'll stop the world and melt with you

You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time

There's nothing you and I won't do

I'll stop the world and melt with you

(You should know better)

Dream of better lives the kind which never hate

(You should see why)

Dropped in the state of imaginary grace

(You should know better)

I made a pilgrimage to save this humans race

(You should see why)

What I'm comprehending a race that long gone bye

(I'll stop the world) I'll stop the world and melt with you

(I'll stop the world) You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time

(Let's stop the world) There's nothing you and I won't do

(Let's stop the world) I'll stop the world and melt with you


Link Posted: 1/17/2006 11:29:58 AM EDT
"Welcome to the Jungle" G&R
Montley Crue, Metallica, ACDC, where all big then too.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 11:40:12 AM EDT
Jungle Work by Warren Zevon from the album Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School (1980)

Sua Sponte,
Prib


"I'm very well aquainted with the seven deadly sins
I keep a busy schedule trying to fit them in" <Warren Zevon, Mr. Bad Example>
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 11:40:57 AM EDT
How could I forget Raging Slab's epic "Don't Dog Me"
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 11:52:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 52brandon:
I am an 80s baby, so I don't remember all of it, but when I think of the 80s, two bands come to mind: ACDC and Guns n' Roses


GnR was the '90's

VAN HALEN was the 80's

Panama, Hot for teacher, Running with the Devil, ...
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 11:55:48 AM EDT
Love will Tear us Apart by Joy Division - came out right at the start of the decade.

Read about ia nd the rest of the 80's songs voted on by BBC listeners here
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