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kevdugp73
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So...you're gonna be placed on an island for the rest of your life. You can take one CD with ten songs on it from the 80's.....all the other 80's songs, you will never hear again...watcha gonna put on it?

1. Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics
2. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
3. When Doves Cry - Prince
4. I Want A New Drug - Huey Lewis and the News
5. Jump - Van Halen
6. White Wedding - Billy Idol
7. It Doesn't Really Matter - Platinum Blonde
8. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
9. Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar
10. Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart

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The Smiths- i know it's over
The Cure- jumping someone else's train
Joy Division- dead souls
Bauhaus- dark entries
The Mission UK- deliverance
Killing Joke- love like blood
Kate Bush- the man with the child in his eyes
Dead Kennedys- halloween
Carnivore- ground zero brooklyn
Wall of Voodoo- mexican radio

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My lord this a daunting task! Great picks thuis farm. Xchazx, not familiar with Carnivore, is it hardcore or metal? Actually the name rings a bell, is that Pete Steele's first band? Didn't he write the lyrics for an Agnostic Front album?

OK...here goes.

Crowded House-Don't dream it's over
Smiths-There is a light that never goes out
Joy Division-Love will tear us apart
Cocteau Twins-Lorelei
Siouxsie and the Banshees-Fireworks
Nick Kershaw-Wouldn't it be good
U2-New Year's day
Echo and the Bunnymen-Killing Moon
Psychedelic Furs-Love my way
Cure-A Forest

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quote:
Originally posted by Riptide:
My lord this a daunting task! Great picks thuis farm. Xchazx, not familiar with Carnivore, is it hardcore or metal? Actually the name rings a bell, is that Pete Steele's first band? Didn't he write the lyrics for an Agnostic Front album?

OK...here goes.

Crowded House-Don't dream it's over
Smiths-There is a light that never goes out
Joy Division-Love will tear us apart
Cocteau Twins-Lorelei
Siouxsie and the Banshees-Fireworks
Nick Kershaw-Wouldn't it be good
U2-New Year's day
Echo and the Bunnymen-Killing Moon
Psychedelic Furs-Love my way
Cure-A Forest

Carnivore is indeed pete steele's first band. they are thrash gods. this list was hard as hell to make but i thought my list needed some metal. if thrash is your thing, please run out and get the album Retaliation. it is a thrash metal masterpiece.

and i believe pete steele wrote a lot of, if not all of, the songs off of Agnostic Front's album Cause For Alarm, which is a very metal influenced album. check that out too if you haven't already.

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This thread is just pure INSANITY! [Eek!]
At least it's only 80's songs. That helps narrow it down a little anyway.

Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
Danger Danger - Under the Gun
Dokken - Mr. Scary
Firehouse - Reach for the Sky
Iron Maiden - Wasted Years
Real Life - Send Me an Angel
Foreigner - Say You Will
Cheap Trick - The Flame
Pat Benatar - Shadows of the Night
Asia - Only Time Will Tell

Thanks....you owe me 45 minutes of my life back. [Wink]
And I'm still not 100% sure. [Big Grin]

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kevdugp73
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HA HA...SORRY 80'sRocked...this may be one that people think about for days before responding...or not respond at all. I'm hoping to write down everybody's favorites and check out the ones I've never heard of. I'm embarrassed by how mainstream my list is...but these are the songs that I loved as a kid. My current interests are more reflective of British invasion stuff.....U2, The Smiths, The Cure, Joy Division, etc.
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Just joking around Kev. If I could do this then everyone else can. Will take time though. Most will be surprised I don't have more metal on there. I need a good mix of everything if I'm going to "The Island". [Smile]
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The Plimsouls--Million Miles Away
Joy Division--Love Will Tear Us Apart
U2--Where the Streets Have No Name
Slayer--Raining Blood
AC/DC--Hells Bells
Modern English--Melt With You
Metallica--Sanitarium
Iron Maiden--2 Minutes to Midnight
Motley Crue--Livewire
Prince--I Wanna Be Your Lover

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Devolution here,

Man, not even close to easy.

I'm going to say that picking these would be near impossible for me. My top 25 most played songs are all 80's songs on my Ipod. So I will say that I would probably pick an odd variety, so I will say the next thread should probably be the CD that you would make for the island which holds about 18 songs. But I'll play fair now. After all who makes a mix CD or a mix tape that isn't completed.

1) Better luck next time - Oingo Boingo
2) Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy - Devo
3) Don't Lose my Number - Phil Collins
4) Coming Home - Cinderella
5) Affair of the Heart - Rick Springfield
6) Cities - Talking Heads
7) Out of Touch - Hall and Oates
8) Eaten by the Monster of Love - Sparks
9) Whistle Down the Wind - Nick Heyward
10) Night of the Living Baseheads - Public Enemy

yeah, for 10, that will do.

We are DEVO

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1.)Stone in Love-Journey
2.)If Anyone Falls-Stevie Nicks
3.)Time For Me to Fly-Reo Speedwagon
4.)Your my Love-Aldo Nova
5.)Did it in a Minute-Hall and Oates
6.)Take Me Home Tonight-Eddie Money
7.)Someday-Glass Tiger
8.)Oh No-The Commodores
9.)Guilty-Barry Gibb and Barbara Streisand
10.) Boulevard-Jackson Browne

My top 10 always changes ...depending on my mood...so this was really hard...but these were the songs that popped in to my head tonight.

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1. Shakin'-Eddie Money
2. Harden My Heart-Quarterflash
3. We Got The Beat-Go Go's
4. Your Love-Outfield
5. In The Air Tonight-Phil Collins
6. Stand Back-Stevie Nicks
7. Wildside-Motley Crue
8. I Confess-English Beat
9. Don't Stop Believing-Journey
10. Maneater-Hall & Oates

This is what came through in my mind....there are so many! Dear God...are you trying to make all our heads explode?!!?!?!

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Hopefully we all go to the same island. Then we can exchange from time to time. There are some great songs on all these lists.
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1. Raining Blood-Slayer
2. The Trooper-Iron Maiden
3. Home Sweet Home-Motley Crue
4. Invisible Sun-The Police
5. Master of Puppets-Metallica
6. Where Is My Mind-The Pixies
7. Dissident-Pearl Jam
8. Into the Fire-Dokken
9. Back in Black-AC/DC
10. Personal Jesus-Depeche Mode

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"This is what came through in my mind....there are so many! Dear God...are you trying to make all our heads explode?!!?!?! "

Sorry....I'm always busy chasing after my two year old son, and don't get much time to "Rewind" [Big Grin] . I figured this would slow all you guys down, stop you from creating new topics...gimmie a chance to catch up!

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My head hurts... [Frown]
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BringBackTheEighties
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Ok heres go nothing - mainstream or not these songs get alot of thrashing from me [Smile]

1: No Promises - Icehouse
2: The Unforgettable Fire - U2
3: Song To The Siren - This Mortal Coil
4: I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
5: Let's Dance - David Bowie
6: Animal - Def Leppard
7: Is This Love - Whitesnake
8: Cloudburst Flight - Tangerine Dream
9: Save A Prayer - Duran Duran
10: Africa - Toto

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These are just ten of my favorite '80's songs, but there are a lot more favorites I have that won't fit on this list. These are in no particular order:

1) Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol

2) Mr. Brownstone - Guns n' Roses

3) Mama - Genesis

4) Mercy Street - Peter Gabriel

5) In your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

6) Kickstart my Heart - Motley Crue

7) Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order

8) Take on Me - A-ha

9) The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen

10) Cities in Dust - Siouxsie and the Banshees

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The songs I've got into the most over the years in no order are:

Africa - Toto

Your Love - The Outfield

One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran

Bust A Move - Young MC

Anyway You Want It - Journey

Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry

White Heat - Madonna

Dressed For Success - Roxette

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Oh, I forgot Subdivisions, by Rush. Maybe that would replace Hungry Like The Wolf.
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