Monday, December 29, 2008

Best Songs of the 1980s - First Cuts

In no particular order, the first 113 songs cut from my list of the Best Songs of the 1980s:

  • ABC - When Smokey Sings

  • a-Ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV

  • Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City

  • Baltimora - Tarzan Boy

  • Bananarama - I Heard a Rumor

  • Billy Ocean - Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car

  • Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy

  • Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark

  • Bryan Adams - Heaven

  • Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme

  • Corey Hart - Never Surrender

  • Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight

  • Dream Academy - Life IN a Northern Town

  • Duran Duran - Union of the Snake

  • Duran Duran - Wild Boys

  • Echo and the Bunnymen - People Are Strange

  • Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

  • Elton John - Sad Songs Say So Much

  • Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues

  • Erasure - A Little Respect

  • Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing

  • Genesis - Invisible Touch

  • George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You

  • Glass Tiger - Don't Forget Me (When You're Gone)

  • Grandmaster Flash and Mellie Mel - White Lines

  • Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 - The Message

  • Greg Kihn Band - The Breakup Song

  • Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy

  • Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child

  • Information Society - What's On Your Mind?

  • INXS - Original Sin

  • INXS - Devil Inside

  • INXS - Need You Tonight

  • INXS - What You Need

  • INXS - New Sensation

  • Irene Cara - Fame

  • Irene Cara - Flashdance…Oh What a Feeling

  • Joey Scarbury - Theme from "The Greatest American Hero"

  • John Cougar - Hurts So Good

  • John Cougar - Jack and Diane

  • John Waite - Missing You

  • Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes

  • Kim Mitchell - Go For Soda

  • Kim Mitchell - Patio Lanterns

  • Kurtis Blow - The Breaks

  • Living Color - Cult of Personality

  • Love and Rockets - Ball of Confusion

  • Love and Rockets - So Alive

  • Madonna - Borderline

  • Madonna - Lucky Star

  • Madonna - Crazy For You

  • Men At Work - Down Under

  • Men Without Hats - Pop Goes the World

  • Men Without Hats - Safety Dance

  • Michael Jackson - Rock With You

  • Michael Jackson - Thriller

  • Mick Jagger & David Bowie - Dancing in the Streets

  • Morris Day & The Time - Jungle Love

  • Mr. Mister - Kyrie

  • New Order - Touched By the Hand Of God

  • New Order - Round and Round

  • New Order - True Faith

  • New Order - 1963

  • Pet Shop Boys - Domino Dancing

  • Pet Shop Boys - Rent

  • Pet Shop Boys - Suburbia

  • Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities

  • Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes

  • Phil Collins - Sussudio

  • Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn

  • Power Station - Bang-A-Gong

  • Prince - Kiss

  • Prince - When Doves Cry

  • Prince - 1999

  • Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

  • R.E.M. - The One I Love

  • R.E.M. - Stand

  • Ratt - Round and Round

  • REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You

  • Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

  • Roxette - The Look

  • Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Passenger

  • Talk Talk - It's My Life

  • Tears for Fears - Shout

  • Tears for Fears - Head Over Heels

  • The Bangles - Walkin' Down Your Street

  • The Bangles - In Your Room

  • The Bangles - Manic Monday

  • The Cult - Fire Woman

  • The Cult - Love Removal Machine

  • The Cure - Just Like Heaven

  • The Cure - Why Can't I Be You

  • The Go-Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed

  • The Go-Gos - Head Over Heels

  • The Pixies - Debaser

  • The Police - Roxanne

  • The Pretenders - Brass in Pocket

  • The Replacements - Alex Chilton

  • The Smithereens - A Girl Like You

  • The Vapors - Turning Japanese

  • Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now

  • Tiffany - Could've Been

  • Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With It?

  • Tommy Tutone - Jenny (867-5309)

  • Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

  • U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

  • U2 - New Year's Day

  • U2 - Desire

  • U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I’m Looking For

  • UB40 - Red, Red Wine

  • XTC - Dear God

  • Young MC - Bust a Move

  • ZZ Top - Legs

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