Truthfully, I wasn't able to get The Decade of One-hit-wonders and of Great Soundtracks, down to just a top 10. So here's my top 100. It's not in any particular order, other than what I remembered first and what I saw gazing at my collection. I also excluded anything by Michael Jackson and by Queen. If I hadn't done that, it would easily be a top 200. And... there should be more. It would probably not take me long to have another list ready. For example; there's no music from Norway there, as it should be (there's just one, can you pick it out? ). You may disagree. They are not all masterpieces. But they are (some of) the songs that give me that 80's feeling.
Timbuk 3 - My future's so bright, I gotta wear shades Yazz & the Plastic Population - The only way is up Yazoo - Don't go John Farnham - You're the voice Nik Kershaw - The Riddle Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't it be good Hazel O'Connor - Eighth day Alphaville - Forever young Alphaville - Big in Japan Mr. Mister - Broken wings Toni Basil - Hey Mickey Europe - The final countdown Damn Yankees - High enough Whitesnake - Is this love Def Leppard - Animal Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer Nena - 99 luftballons Opus - Live is life Status Quo - In the army now Huey Lewis & the News - The power of love Peter Cetera - Glory of love T'Pau - China in your hand Ray Parker jr. - Ghostbusters Bobby Brown - My prerogative Cindy Lauper - Time after time Survivor - Eye of the tiger Billy Idol - Mony mony Billy Idol - Hot in the city Pet Shop Boys - It's a sin Martika - Toy soldiers Roxette - The look Robert Palmer - Addicted to love Chris deBurgh - Lady in red Enya - Orinoco Flow Bangles - Eternal flame Bangles - Walk like an egyptian Bangles - Manic Monday Bob Geldof - This is the world calling Leonard Cohen - Everybody knows The Police - Every breath you take Murray Head - One night in Bangkok Prince - Purple Rain Bryan Adams - Summer of -69 Pink Flyd - Another brick in the wall Blondie - The tide is high Caramba - Hubba hubba zoot zoot F.R. David - Words Madness - Our house Culture Club - Karma Chameleon Matthew Wilder - Brake my stride Limahl - Neverending story Band Aid - Do they know it's christmas Sandra - Maria Magdalena USA for Africa - We are the world Jennifer Rush - Power of love Glen Frey - The heat is on Modern Talking - Your my heart, you're my soul Bee Gees - You win again Tanita Tikaram - Twist in my sobriety Art Garfunkel - Bright eyes Katrina & the Waves - Walking on sunshine Irene Cara - What a feeling Rockwell - Somebody's watching me Bobbie Brown - On our own Tina Turner - We don't need another hero Heart - Alone Mel & Kim - Respectable Foreigner - Say you will Belinda Carlisle - Heaven is a place on earth Taylor Dayne - Tell it to my hart Ofra Haza - Im nin alu Koreana - Hand in hand Alice Cooper - Poison Franklin - Bombadilla Life Kate Bush - Babooshka Men at work - Down under Bonnie Tyler - Total eclipse of the heart Kenny Loggins - Footloose Toto - Africa Kim Carnes - Bette Davis' eyes Dexys Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen George Harrison - Got my mind set on you Belle Stars - Iko iko Los Lobos - La Bamba Dire Straits - Walk of life Falco - Rock me Amadeus The Buggles - Video killed the radio star Bobby McFerrin - Don't worry, be happy Run DMC/Aerosmith - Walk this way Billy Joel - We didn't start the fire Terrence Trent D'arby - Wishing well Tracy Chapman - Fast car Vangelis - Chariots of fire Taco - Puttin' on the Ritz John Parr - St. Elmo's fire Simple Minds - Don't you forget about me Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F. Fra Lippo Lippi - Shouldn't have to be like that Cutting Crew - Died in your arms Taylor Dayne - Tell it to my heart
And oh yeah, if I've made any mistakes, if some don't belong on a list from the 80's, let me know. Posts: 173 | From: Norway | Registered: Jan 2004 | Site Updates: 0
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Excellent list Tobey. Clearly a lot of thought went into this, and I agree with most of your choices; might have to compile one of my own sometime (posting a Top 10, though I did it, was just TOO difficult).
Respect for mentioning:
Billy Idol - Mony mony Enya - Orinoco Flow George Harrison - Got my mind set on you Tracy Chapman - Fast car Taylor Dayne - Tell it to my heart
Great tunes very underrated.
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