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Ronnie
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i love 80s music in general and like a wide variety of genres from that era, but there were some songs that were extremely popular, that i never liked, and still don't. just to name a few....

frankie goes to hollywood - relax
this song never did anything for me and 'til this day i hardly know any of the words, and oh my god it seems to go on and on..

power station - some like it hot
everytime i hear this song, i always picture rusty griswold on his european tour surrounded by punk rocker dancers.

simple minds - don't you (forget about me)
BIG HIT, from a big movie, very played-out and i hear it way too often.

most bangels songs, and go-gos songs i don't care for either, except 'vacation' and both groups had a string of hits.

what about you guys?

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Definitely Sussudio(sp) by Phil Collins
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Most of the throw away pop i can't stand these days. Great in the films but i just can't listen to any of it for pleasure.

Duran Duran
Culture Club
etc etc etc

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Ronnie
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quote:
Originally posted by Sam Hain 666:
Definitely Sussudio(sp) by Phil Collins

same here, sam.


another one i just thought of...FAITH by george michael.

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"Physical" Olivia Newton-John comes to mind.

"Celebration" Kool & The Gang

"Mr Roboto" Styx

Ronnie & Sam I totally agree on "Relax" & "Sussudio". I like Phil Collins "In The Air Tonight" though.

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I liked Relax

i agree In the Air Tonight is awesome

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Venus-Bananarama

I never liked that song! Ugh!

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Ronnie
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i am with you, cindy.
AND VENUS WAS HER NAME...RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!

[Roll Eyes] no.

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Devolution here,

Now we are talking my language...

Mickey, Toni Basil makes me vomit

Unfortunately college made me able to listen to Come on Eileen once a year

What I like about you - the Romantics (yuck)

There are so many more.

We are DEVO

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this song never did anything for me and 'til this day i hardly know any of the words, and oh my god it seems to go on and on..
quote:

"Relax"

Oh oh
Wee-ell-Now!

Relax don't do it
When you want to go to it
Relax don't do it
When you want to come
Relax don't do it
When you want to come
When you want to come

Relax don't do it
When you want to to go to it
Relax don't do it
When you want to come
Relax don't do it
When you want to suck to it
Relax don't do it
When you want to come
Come-oh oh oh

But shoot it in the right direction
Make making it your intention-ooh yeah
Live those dreams
Scheme those schemes
Got to hit me
Hit me
Hit me with those laser beams

I'm coming
I'm coming-yeah

Relax don't do it
When you want to go to it
Relax don't do it
When you want to come

Relax don't do it
When you want to suck to it
Relax don't do it (love)
When you want to come
When you want to come
When you want to come
Come-huh

Get it up
The scene of love
Oh feel it

Relax
Higher higher

Hey-
Pray

CAPTAIN RHODES [Big Grin]

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The Futures so Bright I Gotta Wear Shades by TIMBUK 3
I have NEVER liked that f***in' song!!!!!

Wild Wild West by (anyone????) annoys me too.

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..............ESCAPE CLUB.
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"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes. It's not that bad a song, but back in 1981, the radio stations constantly played it every 30 minutes or so. It drove me crazy! [Mad]

I agree with ValleyCat on Kool & The Gang's "Celebration".

"We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart. YECCCHHH!! [Eek!]

"Bruce" by Rick Springfield. Springsteen should sue that bozo!

I'm sure there's a lot more though! [Big Grin]

[ 13. December 2004, 11:36: Message edited by: StevenHW ]

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Five simple words - a lifetime of nails-down-blackboard moments:

Men At Work - Down Under

The only time I've ever picked a record off a turntable and snapped it in half.....

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Oh this is a good topic. I couldn't stand Kyria (sp) and that one song by Mike and the Mechanics--In the Living Years. They just drove me crazy. I also wasn't a fan of Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel. Maybe it was the video that made me kind of sick.
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Ronnie
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jess, do you mean KYRIE by mr. mister? i like that one, but cannot stand their other hit, BROKEN WINGS.
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Whoever wrote the song 'So Macho' needs their finger nails ripping out from the roots. [Mad]
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I absolutely can't stand Tainted Love. I can't even remember whether I used to like it in the 80s - it's just totally overplayed on the radio here.

One song I used to love in high school was Come on Eileen, but I hate it now - same reason as above.

I agree with you Ronnie about Some like it Hot, makes me sick.

Another one I absolutely hate is the song White Horse by Laid Back (I think). Urgh.

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KATRINA AND THE WAVES:
" I'm walkin' on suunshiine, WHOAH-OH-OH-OHH! And DON'T it FEEEL GOOOD!? "

NO!

NO, IT DON'T!

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Ronnie
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quote:
Originally posted by Devolution:
Devolution here,

Now we are talking my language...

What I like about you - the Romantics (yuck)

We are DEVO

haaaated it!
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Spandau Ballet-True
Tear For Fears-Shout
Rock Me Amadeus-Falco
Safety Dance-Men Without Hats
I Wanna Be a Cowboy-Boys Don't Cry

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id have to agree with all of the above really with a couple of exceptions.
I really couldnt stand that song by fairground attraction in 88 i think it was. And i simply bleed from my ears when i hear anything at all by peter gabrial, enya, madness, ub40, simply red, the bangles, cher, springst, and yeah im gonna say it, spandau b - hated his voice.

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Thomas Dolby - She Blinded me with Science


GAAAHHH!!!..that song just irritates me to no end!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Pyromantic:
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded me with Science


GAAAHHH!!!..that song just irritates me to no end!!

yep, that song sux big time alright - why oh why lord do you do this to us?????????? ahhhhh
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Would also like to add anything by "Bananarama"...especially that damn "I'm your Venus" song...that song instantly makes me wanna take a rifle to a belltower everytime I hear it:\
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