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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
One of the people on this board mentioned that she liked the music of the 1980s.

I had never really thought (before recently) about the '80s as a separate category of music, but I guess lots of people do. And there is a VH-1 show called "I [Heart] the Eighties." Plus I came across a file listing the top 100 songs of each year of the '80s. So I guess I thought I would start a thread to post this info and maybe start some discussion of this music.

I do remember that the 80s was when albums stopped coming out on vinyl LPs and were replaced by cd's. If I remember correctly, vinyl LPs were then selling for like $8 and cd's were selling for $16, so my initial reaction was that this was a big ripoff.

We did get a cd player, but because we perceived cd's as being expensive, we just bought a lot of classical music in that format--figuring that both the music and the cds would be durable.

I am not sure exactly when this transition to cds took place, but I think it was in the 1983-85 period. I remember that some of the last vinyl LPs I bought were The Bangles and Mike & the Mechanics "Silent Running." I think these both came out in 1984.

I also kind of stopped listening to contemporary rock at this time and started listening more to the "oldies" or "classic rock" stations. This was a gradual process for me, but well under way by the later part of the 80s.

But yes, I do like a lot of the music of the '80s.

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·

1980\t1\tCall Me - Blondie

1980\t2\tAnother Brick In The Wall (Part Ii) - Pink Floyd

1980\t3\tMagic - Olivia Newton-John

1980\t4\tRock With You - Michael Jackson

1980\t5\tDo That To Me One More Time - Captain And Tennille

1980\t6\tCrazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

1980\t7\tComing Up - Paul McCartney And Wings

1980\t8\tFunkytown - Lipps Inc

1980\t9\tIt's Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel

1980\t10\tRose, The - Bette Midler

1980\t11\tEscape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes

1980\t12\tCars - Gary Numan

1980\t13\tCruisin' - Smokey Robinson

1980\t14\tWorking My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl - Spinners

1980\t15\tLost In Love - Air Supply

1980\t16\tLittle Jeannie - Elton John

1980\t17\tRide Like The Wind - Christopher Cross

1980\t18\tUpside Down - Diana Ross

1980\t19\tPlease Don't Go - KC And the Sunshine Band

1980\t20\tBabe - Styx

1980\t21\tWith You I'm Born Again - Billy Preston And Syreeta

1980\t22\tShining Star - Manhattans

1980\t23\tStill - Commodores

1980\t24\tYes, I'm Ready - Teri DeSario And KC

1980\t25\tSexy Eyes - Dr Hook

1980\t26\tSteal Away - Robbie Dupree

1980\t27\tBiggest Part Of Me - Ambrosia

1980\t28\tThis Is It - Kenny Loggins

1980\t29\tCupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time - Spinners

1980\t30\tLet's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson

1980\t31\tDon't Fall In Love With A Dreamer - Kenny Rogers And Kim Carnes

1980\t32\tSailing - Christopher Cross

1980\t33\tLonger - Dan Fogelberg

1980\t34\tCoward Of The County - Kenny Rogers

1980\t35\tLadies Night - Kool And the Gang

1980\t36\tToo Hot - Kool And the Gang

1980\t37\tTake Your Time - SOS Band

1980\t38\tNo More Tears (Enough Is Enough) - Barbra Streisand And Donna Summer

1980\t39\tMore Love - Kim Carnes

1980\t40\tPop Muzik - M

1980\t41\tBrass In Pocket (I'm Special) - Pretenders

1980\t42\tSpecial Lady - Ray Goodman And Brown

1980\t43\tSend One Your Love - Stevie Wonder

1980\t44\tSecond Time Around, The - Shalamar

1980\t45\tWe Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard

1980\t46\tStomp - Brothers Johnson

1980\t47\tHeartache Tonight - Eagles

1980\t48\tTired Of Toein' The Line - Rocky Burnette

1980\t49\tBetter Love Next Time - Dr Hook

1980\t50\tHim - Rupert Holmes

1980\t51\tAgainst The Wind - Bob Seger

1980\t52\tOn The Radio - Donna Summer

1980\t53\tEmotional Rescue - Rolling Stones

1980\t54\tRise - Herb Alpert

1980\t55\tAll Out Of Love - Air Supply

1980\t56\tCool Change - Little River Band

1980\t57\tYou're Only Lonely - JD Souther

1980\t58\tDesire - Andy Gibb

1980\t59\tLet My Love Open The Door - Pete Townshend

1980\t60\tRomeo's Tune - Steve Forbert

1980\t61\tDaydream Believer - Anne Murray

1980\t62\tI Can't Tell You Why - Eagles

1980\t63\tDon't Let Go - Isaac Hayes

1980\t64\tDon't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty

1980\t65\tShe's Out Of My Life - Michael Jackson

1980\t66\tFame - Irene Cara

1980\t67\tFire Lake - Bob Seger

1980\t68\tHow Do I Make You - Linda Ronstadt

1980\t69\tInto The Night - Benny Mardones

1980\t70\tLet Me Love You Tonight - Pure Prairie League

1980\t71\tMisunderstanding - Genesis

1980\t72\tAmerican Dream, An - Dirt Band

1980\t73\tOne Fine Day - Carole King

1980\t74\tDim All The Lights - Donna Summer

1980\t75\tYou May Be Right - Billy Joel

1980\t76\tShould've Never Let You Go - Neil Sedaka And Dara Sedaka

1980\t77\tPilot Of The Airwaves - Charlie Dore

1980\t78\tHurts So Bad - Linda Ronstadt

1980\t79\tOff The Wall - Michael Jackson

1980\t80\tI Pledge My Love - Peaches and Herb

1980\t81\tLong Run, The - Eagles

1980\t82\tStand By Me - Mickey Gilley

1980\t83\tHeartbreaker - Pat Benatar

1980\t84\tDeja Vu - Dionne Warwick

1980\t85\tDrivin' My Life Away - Eddie Rabbitt

1980\t86\tTake The Long Way Home - Supertramp

1980\t87\tSara - Fleetwood Mac

1980\t88\tWait For Me - Hall And Oates

1980\t89\tJo Jo - Boz Scaggs

1980\t90\tSeptember Morn' - Neil Diamond

1980\t91\tGive Me The Night - George Benson

1980\t92\tBroken Hearted Me - Anne Murray

1980\t93\tYou Decorated My Life - Kenny Rogers

1980\t94\tTusk - Fleetwood Mac

1980\t95\tI Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince

1980\t96\tIn America - Charlie Daniels Band

1980\t97\tBreakdown Dead Ahead - Boz Scaggs

1980\t98\tShips - Barry Manilow

1980\t99\tAll Night Long - Joe Walsh

1980\t100\tRefugee - Tom Petty

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
1981\t1\tBette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes

1981\t2\tEndless Love - Diana Ross And Lionel Richie

1981\t3\tLady - Kenny Rogers

1981\t4\t(Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon

1981\t5\tJessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

1981\t6\tCelebration - Kool And the Gang

1981\t7\tKiss On My List - Hall And Oates

1981\t8\tI Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt

1981\t9\t9 To 5 - Dolly Parton

1981\t10\tKeep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon

1981\t11\tTheme From Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not) - Joey Scarbury

1981\t12\tMorning Train - Sheena Easton

1981\t13\tBeing With You - Smokey Robinson

1981\t14\tQueen Of Hearts - Juice Newton

1981\t15\tRapture - Blondie

1981\t16\tWoman Needs Love (Just Like You Do), A - Ray Parker Jr And Raydio

1981\t17\tTide Is High, The - Blondie

1981\t18\tJust The Two Of Us - Grover Washington Jr And Bill Withers

1981\t19\tSlow Hand - Pointer Sisters

1981\t20\tI Love You - Climax Blues Band

1981\t21\tWoman - John Lennon

1981\t22\tSukiyaki - Taste of Honey

1981\t23\tWinner Takes It All, The - Abba

1981\t24\tMedley - Stars on 45

1981\t25\tAngel Of The Morning - Juice Newton

1981\t26\tLove On The Rocks - Neil Diamond

1981\t27\tEvery Woman In The World - Air Supply

1981\t28\tOne That You Love, The - Air Supply

1981\t29\tGuilty - Barbra Streisand And Barry Gibb

1981\t30\tBest Of Times, The - Styx

1981\t31\tElvira - Oak Ridge Boys

1981\t32\tTake It On The Run - REO Speedwagon

1981\t33\t(There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap

1981\t34\tLiving Inside Myself - Gino Vannelli

1981\t35\tWoman In Love - Barbra Streisand

1981\t36\tBoy From New York City - Manhattan Transfer

1981\t37\tUrgent - Foreigner

1981\t38\tPassion - Rod Stewart

1981\t39\tLady (You Bring Me Up) - Commodores

1981\t40\tCrying - Don McLean

1981\t41\tHearts - Marty Balin

1981\t42\tIt's My Turn - Diana Ross

1981\t43\tYou Make My Dreams - Hall And Oates

1981\t44\tI Don't Need You - Kenny Rogers

1981\t45\tHow 'Bout Us - Champaign

1981\t46\tHit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

1981\t47\tBreakup Song, The - Greg Kihn Band

1981\t48\tTime - Alan Parsons Project

1981\t49\tHungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen

1981\t50\tSweetheart - Franke And The Knockouts

1981\t51\tSomebody's Knockin' - Terri Gibbs

1981\t52\tMore Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer

1981\t53\tTogether - Tierra

1981\t54\tToo Much Time On My Hands - Styx

1981\t55\tWhat Are We Doin' In Love - Dottie West And Kenny Rogers

1981\t56\tWho's Crying Now - Journey

1981\t57\tDe Do Do Do, De Da Da Da - Police

1981\t58\tThis Little Girl - Gary US Bonds

1981\t59\tStop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks And Tom Petty

1981\t60\tGiving It Up For Your Love - Delbert McClinton

1981\t61\tLittle In Love, A - Cliff Richard

1981\t62\tAmerica - Neil Diamond

1981\t63\tAin't Even Done With The Night - John Cougar Mellencamp

1981\t64\tArthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross

1981\t65\tAnother One Bites The Dust - Queen

1981\t66\tGames People Play - Alan Parsons Project

1981\t67\tI Can't Stand It - Eric Clapton

1981\t68\tWhile You See A Chance - Steve Winwood

1981\t69\tMaster Blaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wonder

1981\t70\tHello Again - Neil Diamond

1981\t71\tDon't Stand So Close To Me - Police

1981\t72\tHey Nineteen - Steely Dan

1981\t73\tI Ain't Gonna Stand For It - Stevie Wonder

1981\t74\tAll Those Years Ago - George Harrison

1981\t75\tStep By Step - Eddie Rabbitt

1981\t76\tStroke, The - Billy Squier

1981\t77\tFeels So Right - Alabama

1981\t78\tSweet Baby - Stanley Clarke And George Duke

1981\t79\tSame Old Lang Syne - Dan Fogelberg

1981\t80\tCool Love - Pablo Cruise

1981\t81\tHold On Tight - ELO

1981\t82\tIt's Now Or Never - John Schneider

1981\t83\tTreat Me Right - Pat Benatar

1981\t84\tWinning - Santana

1981\t85\tWhat Kind Of Fool - Barbra Streisand And Barry Gibb

1981\t86\tWatching The Wheels - John Lennon

1981\t87\tTell It Like It Is - Heart

1981\t88\tSmokey Mountain Rain - Ronnie Milsap

1981\t89\tI Made It Through The Rain - Barry Manilow

1981\t90\tYou've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Hall And Oates

1981\t91\tSuddenly - Olivia Newton-John And Cliff Richard

1981\t92\tFor Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton

1981\t93\tBeach Boys Medley, The - Beach Boys

1981\t94\tWhip It - Devo

1981\t95\tModern Girl - Sheena Easton

1981\t96\tReally Wanna Know You - Gary Wright

1981\t97\tSeven Year Ache - Rosanne Cash

1981\t98\tI'm Coming Out - Diana Ross

1981\t99\tMiss Sun - Boz Scaggs

1981\t100\tTime Is Time - Andy Gibb

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
1982\t1\tPhysical - Olivia Newton-John

1982\t2\tEye Of The Tiger - Survivor

1982\t3\tI Love Rock N' Roll - Joan Jett

1982\t4\tEbony And Ivory - Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder

1982\t5\tCenterfold - J Geils Band

1982\t6\tDon't You Want Me - Human League

1982\t7\tJack And Diane - John Cougar Mellencamp

1982\t8\tHurts So Good - John Cougar Mellencamp

1982\t9\tAbracadabra - Steve Miller Band

1982\t10\tHard To Say I'm Sorry - Chicago

1982\t11\tTainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go - Soft Cell

1982\t12\tChariots Of Fire - Vangelis

1982\t13\tHarden My Heart - Quarterflash

1982\t14\tRosanna - Toto

1982\t15\tI Can't Go For That - Hall And Oates

1982\t16\t867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone

1982\t17\tKey Largo - Bertie Higgins

1982\t18\tYou Should Hear How She Talks About You - Melissa Manchester

1982\t19\tWaiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner

1982\t20\tDon't Talk To Strangers - Rick Springfield

1982\t21\tSweetest Thing (I've Ever Known), The - Juice Newton

1982\t22\tAlways On My Mind - Willie Nelson

1982\t23\tShake It Up - Cars

1982\t24\tLet It Whip - Dazz Band

1982\t25\tWe Got The Beat - Go-Go's

1982\t26\tOther Woman, The - Ray Parker Jr

1982\t27\tTurn Your Love Around - George Benson

1982\t28\tSweet Dreams - Air Supply

1982\t29\tOnly The Lonely - Motels

1982\t30\tWho Can It Be Now - Men At Work

1982\t31\tHold Me - Fleetwood Mac

1982\t32\tEye In The Sky - Alan Parsons Project

1982\t33\tLet's Groove - Earth Wind And Fire

1982\t34\tOpen Arms - Journey

1982\t35\tLeader Of The Band - Dan Fogelberg

1982\t36\tLeather And Lace - Stevie Nicks And Don Henley

1982\t37\tEven The Nights Are Better - Air Supply

1982\t38\tI've Never Been To Me - Charlene

1982\t39\t'65 Love Affair - Paul Davis

1982\t40\tHeat Of The Moment - Asia

1982\t41\tTake It Easy On Me - Little River Band

1982\t42\tPac-Man Fever - Buckner and Garcia

1982\t43\tThat Girl - Stevie Wonder

1982\t44\tPrivate Eyes - Hall And Oates

1982\t45\tTrouble - Lindsey Buckingham

1982\t46\tMaking Love - Roberta Flack

1982\t47\tLove's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me - Juice Newton

1982\t48\tYoung Turks - Rod Stewart

1982\t49\tFreeze-Frame - J Geils Band

1982\t50\tKeep The Fire Burnin' - REO Speedwagon

1982\t51\tDo You Believe In Love - Huey Lewis & the News

1982\t52\tCool Night - Paul Davis

1982\t53\tCaught Up In You - .38 Special

1982\t54\tWhy Do Fools Fall In Love - Diana Ross

1982\t55\tLove In The First Degree - Alabama

1982\t56\tHooked On Classics - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

1982\t57\tWasted On The Way - Crosby Stills And Nash

1982\t58\tThink I'm In Love - Eddie Money

1982\t59\tLove Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) - Donna Summer

1982\t60\tPersonally - Karla Bonoff

1982\t61\tOne Hundred Ways - Quincy Jones And James Ingram

1982\t62\tBlue Eyes - Elton John

1982\t63\tOur Lips Are Sealed - Go-Go's

1982\t64\tYou Could Have Been With Me - Sheena Easton

1982\t65\tYou Can Do Magic - America

1982\t66\tDid It In A Minute - Hall And Oates

1982\t67\tI Ran - Flock Of Seagulls

1982\t68\tSomebody's Baby - Jackson Browne

1982\t69\tOh No - Commodores

1982\t70\tTake It Away - Paul McCartney

1982\t71\tIt's Gonna Take A Miracle - Deniece Williams

1982\t72\tLove Will Turn You Around - Kenny Rogers

1982\t73\tDon't Stop Believin' - Journey

1982\t74\tComin' In And Out Of Your Life - Barbra Streisand

1982\t75\tGloria - Laura Branigan

1982\t76\tEmpty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John

1982\t77\tYesterday's Songs - Neil Diamond

1982\t78\tCrimson And Clover - Joan Jett

1982\t79\tEvery Little Thing She Does Is Magic - Police

1982\t80\tHere I Am - Air Supply

1982\t81\tI Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) - Michael McDonald

1982\t82\tGet Down On It - Kool And the Gang

1982\t83\tAny Day Now - Ronnie Milsap

1982\t84\tMake A Move On Me - Olivia Newton-John

1982\t85\tTake My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) - Kool And the Gang

1982\t86\tMirror Mirror - Diana Ross

1982\t87\tVacation - Go-Go's

1982\t88\t(Oh) Pretty Woman - Van Halen

1982\t89\tShould I Do It - Pointer Sisters

1982\t90\tHot In The City - Billy Idol

1982\t91\tKids In America - Kim Wilde

1982\t92\tMan On Your Mind - Little River Band

1982\t93\tWhat's Forever For - Michael Murphey

1982\t94\tWaiting On A Friend - Rolling Stones

1982\t95\tDo I Do - Stevie Wonder

1982\t96\tWorking For The Weekend - Loverboy

1982\t97\tGoin' Down - Greg Guidry

1982\t98\tArthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross

1982\t99\tThrough The Years - Kenny Rogers

1982\t100\tEdge Of Seventeen (Just Like The White Winged Dove) - Stevie Nicks

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
1983\t1\tEvery Breath You Take - Police

1983\t2\tBillie Jean - Michael Jackson

1983\t3\tFlashdance (What A Feeling) - Irene Cara

1983\t4\tDown Under - Men At Work

1983\t5\tBeat It - Michael Jackson

1983\t6\tTotal Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler

1983\t7\tManeater - Hall And Oates

1983\t8\tBaby Come To Me - Patti Austin And James Ingram

1983\t9\tManiac - Michael Sembello

1983\t10\tSweet Dreams - Eurythmics

1983\t11\tDo You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club

1983\t12\tYou And I - Eddie Rabbitt And Crystal Gayle

1983\t13\tCome On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

1983\t14\tShame On The Moon - Bob Seger

1983\t15\tShe Works Hard For The Money - Donna Summer

1983\t16\tNever Gonna Let You Go - Sergio Mendes

1983\t17\tHungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran

1983\t18\tLet's Dance - David Bowie

1983\t19\tTwilight Zone - Golden Earring

1983\t20\tI Know There's Something Going On - Frida

1983\t21\tJeopardy - Greg Kihn Band

1983\t22\tElectric Avenue - Eddy Grant

1983\t23\tShe Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby

1983\t24\tAfrica - Toto

1983\t25\tLittle Red Corvette - Prince

1983\t26\tBack On The Chain Gang - Pretenders

1983\t27\tUp Where We Belong - Joe Cocker And Jennifer Warnes

1983\t28\tMr Roboto - Styx

1983\t29\tYou Are - Lionel Richie

1983\t30\tDer Kommissar - After The Fire

1983\t31\tPuttin' On The Ritz - Taco

1983\t32\tSexual Healing - Marvin Gaye

1983\t33\t(Keep Feelin') Fascination - Human League

1983\t34\tTime - Culture Club

1983\t35\tSafety Dance, The - Men Without Hats

1983\t36\tMickey - Toni Basil

1983\t37\tYou Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins

1983\t38\tSeparate Ways - Journey

1983\t39\tOne On One - Hall And Oates

1983\t40\tWe've Got Tonight - Kenny Rogers And Sheena Easton

1983\t41\t1999 - Prince

1983\t42\tStray Cat Strut - Stray Cats

1983\t43\tAllentown - Billy Joel

1983\t44\tStand Back - Stevie Nicks

1983\t45\tTell Her About It - Billy Joel

1983\t46\tAlways Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes

1983\t47\tTruly - Lionel Richie

1983\t48\tDirty Laundry - Don Henley

1983\t49\tGirl Is Mine, The - Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney

1983\t50\tToo Shy - Kajagoogoo

1983\t51\tGoody Two Shoes - Adam Ant

1983\t52\tRock The Casbah - Clash

1983\t53\tOur House - Madness

1983\t54\tOverkill - Men At Work

1983\t55\tIs There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran

1983\t56\tGloria - Laura Branigan

1983\t57\tAffair Of The Heart - Rick Springfield

1983\t58\tShe's A Beauty - Tubes

1983\t59\tSolitaire - Laura Branigan

1983\t60\tDon't Let It End - Styx

1983\t61\tHow Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Laura Branigan

1983\t62\tChina Girl - David Bowie

1983\t63\tCome Dancing - Kinks

1983\t64\tPromises, Promises - Naked Eyes

1983\t65\tOther Guy, The - Little River Band

1983\t66\tMaking Love Out Of Nothing At All - Air Supply

1983\t67\tFamily Man - Hall And Oates

1983\t68\tWanna Be Startin' Something - Michael Jackson

1983\t69\tI Won't Hold You Back - Toto

1983\t70\tAll Right - Christopher Cross

1983\t71\tStraight From The Heart - Bryan Adams

1983\t72\tHeart To Heart - Kenny Loggins

1983\t73\tMy Love - Lionel Richie

1983\t74\tI'm Still Standing - Elton John

1983\t75\tHot Girls In Love - Loverboy

1983\t76\tIt's A Mistake - Men At Work

1983\t77\tI'll Tumble 4 Ya - Culture Club

1983\t78\tAll This Love - DeBarge

1983\t79\tYour Love Is Driving Me Crazy - Sammy Hagar

1983\t80\tHeartbreaker - Dionne Warwick

1983\t81\tFaithfully - Journey

1983\t82\tSteppin' Out - Joe Jackson

1983\t83\tTake Me To Heart - Quarterflash

1983\t84\tShe's Sexy + 17 - Stray Cats

1983\t85\tTry Again - Champaign

1983\t86\tDead Giveaway - Shalamar

1983\t87\tLawyers In Love - Jackson Browne

1983\t88\tWhat About Me - Moving Pictures

1983\t89\tHuman Nature - Michael Jackson

1983\t90\tPhotograph - Def Leppard

1983\t91\tPass The Dutchie - Musical Youth

1983\t92\tTrue - Spandau Ballet

1983\t93\tFar From Over - Frank Stallone

1983\t94\tI've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart - Eric Clapton

1983\t95\tIt Might Be You - Stephen Bishop

1983\t96\tTonight I Celebrate My Love - Peabo Bryson And Roberta Flack

1983\t97\tYou Got Lucky - Tom Petty

1983\t98\tDon't Cry - Asia

1983\t99\tBreaking Us In Two - Joe Jackson

1983\t100\tFall In Love With Me - Earth Wind And Fire

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
1984\t1\tWhen Doves Cry - Prince

1984\t2\tWhat's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner

1984\t3\tSay, Say, Say - Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson

1984\t4\tFootloose - Kenny Loggins

1984\t5\tAgainst All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - Phil Collins

1984\t6\tJump - Van Halen

1984\t7\tHello - Lionel Richie

1984\t8\tOwner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes

1984\t9\tGhostbusters - Ray Parker Jr

1984\t10\tKarma Chameleon - Culture Club

1984\t11\tMissing You - John Waite

1984\t12\tAll Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie

1984\t13\tLet's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams

1984\t14\tDancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen

1984\t15\tGirls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

1984\t16\tReflex, The - Duran Duran

1984\t17\tTime After Time - Cyndi Lauper

1984\t18\tJump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters

1984\t19\tTalking In Your Sleep - Romantics

1984\t20\tSelf Control - Laura Branigan

1984\t21\tLet's Go Crazy - Prince

1984\t22\tSay It Isn't So - Hall And Oates

1984\t23\tHold Me Now - Thompson Twins

1984\t24\tJoanna - Kool And the Gang

1984\t25\tI Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder

1984\t26\tSomebody's Watching Me - Rockwell

1984\t27\tBreak My Stride - Matthew Wilder

1984\t28\t99 Luftballons - Nena

1984\t29\tI Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman

1984\t30\tGlamorous Life, The - Sheila E

1984\t31\tOh, Sherrie - Steve Perry

1984\t32\tStuck On You - Lionel Richie

1984\t33\tI Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - Elton John

1984\t34\tShe Bop - Cyndi Lauper

1984\t35\tBorderline - Madonna

1984\t36\tSunglasses At Night - Corey Hart

1984\t37\tEyes Without A Face - Billy Idol

1984\t38\tHere Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics

1984\t39\tUptown Girl - Billy Joel

1984\t40\tSister Christian - Night Ranger

1984\t41\tDrive - Cars

1984\t42\tTwist Of Fate - Olivia Newton-John

1984\t43\tUnion Of The Snake - Duran Duran

1984\t44\tHeart Of Rock And Roll, The - Huey Lewis & the News

1984\t45\tHard Habit To Break - Chicago

1984\t46\tWarrior, The - Scandal And Patty Smyth

1984\t47\tIf Ever You're In My Arms Again - Peabo Bryson

1984\t48\tAutomatic - Pointer Sisters

1984\t49\tLet The Music Play - Shannon

1984\t50\tTo All The Girls I've Loved Before - Julio Iglesias And Willie Nelson

1984\t51\tCaribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) - Billy Ocean

1984\t52\tThat's All - Genesis

1984\t53\tRunning With The Night - Lionel Richie

1984\t54\tSad Songs (Say So Much) - Elton John

1984\t56\tI Want A New Drug - Huey Lewis & the News

1984\t56\tIslands In The Stream - Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton

1984\t57\tLove Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar

1984\t58\tInfatuation - Rod Stewart

1984\t59\tAlmost Paradise - Mike Reno And Ann Wilson

1984\t60\tLegs - ZZ Top

1984\t61\tState Of Shock - Jacksons

1984\t62\tLove Somebody - Rick Springfield

1984\t63\tMiss Me Blind - Culture CLub

1984\t64\tIf This Is It - Huey Lewis & the News

1984\t65\tYou Might Think - Cars

1984\t66\tLucky Star - Madonna

1984\t67\tCover Me - Bruce Springsteen

1984\t68\tCum On Feel The Noize - Quiet Riot

1984\t69\tBreakdance - Irene Cara

1984\t70\tAdult Education - Hall And Oates

1984\t71\tThey Don't Know - Tracey Ullman

1984\t72\tInnocent Man, An - Billy Joel

1984\t73\tCruel Summer - Bananarama

1984\t74\tDance Hall Days - Wang Chung

1984\t75\tGive It Up - KC And the Sunshine Band

1984\t76\tI'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters

1984\t77\tI Still Can't Get Over Losing You - Ray Parker Jr

1984\t78\tThriller - Michael Jackson

1984\t79\tHoliday - Madonna

1984\t80\tBreakin'...There's No Stoppin' Us - Ollie and Jerry

1984\t81\tNobody Told Me - John Lennon

1984\t82\tChurch Of The Poisoned Mind - Culture Club

1984\t83\tThink Of Laura - Christopher Cross

1984\t84\tTime Will Reveal - DeBarge

1984\t85\tWrapped Around Your Finger - Police

1984\t86\tPink Houses - John Cougar Mellencamp

1984\t87\tRound And Round - Ratt

1984\t88\tHead Over Heels - Go-Go's

1984\t89\tLongest Time, The - Billy Joel

1984\t90\tTonight - Kool And the Gang

1984\t91\tGot A Hold On Me - Christine McVie

1984\t92\tDancing In The Sheets - Shalamar

1984\t93\tUndercover Of The Night - Rolling Stones

1984\t94\tOn The Dark Side - John Cafferty

1984\t95\tNew Moon On Monday - Duran Duran

1984\t96\tMajor Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling

1984\t97\tMagic - Cars

1984\t98\tWhen You Close Your Eyes - Night Ranger

1984\t99\tRock Me Tonite - Billy Squier

1984\t100\tYah Mo B There - James Ingram And Michael McDonald

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1985\t1\tCareless Whisper - Wham

1985\t2\tLike A Virgin - Madonna

1985\t3\tWake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham

1985\t4\tI Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner

1985\t5\tI Feel For You - Chaka Khan

1985\t6\tOut Of Touch - Hall And Oates

1985\t7\tEverybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears

1985\t8\tMoney For Nothing - Dire Straits

1985\t9\tCrazy For You - Madonna

1985\t10\tTake On Me - A-Ha

1985\t11\tEverytime You Go Away - Paul Young

1985\t12\tEasy Lover - Philip Bailey And Phil Collins

1985\t13\tCan't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon

1985\t14\tWe Built This City - Starship

1985\t15\tPower Of Love, The - Huey Lewis & the News

1985\t16\tDon't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

1985\t17\tCherish - Kool And the Gang

1985\t18\tSt Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr

1985\t19\tHeat Is On, The - Glenn Frey

1985\t20\tWe Are The World - USA For Africa

1985\t21\tShout - Tears For Fears

1985\t22\tPart-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder

1985\t23\tSaving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston

1985\t24\tHeaven - Bryan Adams

1985\t25\tEverything She Wants - Wham

1985\t26\tCool It Now - New Edition

1985\t27\tMiami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer

1985\t28\tLover Boy - Billy Ocean

1985\t29\tLover Girl - Teena Marie

1985\t30\tYou Belong To The City - Glenn Frey

1985\t31\tOh Sheila - Ready For the World

1985\t32\tRhythm Of The Night - DeBarge

1985\t33\tOne More Night - Phil Collins

1985\t34\tSea Of Love - Honeydrippers

1985\t35\tView To A Kill, A - Duran Duran

1985\t36\tWild Boys, The - Duran Duran

1985\t37\tYou're The Inspiration - Chicago

1985\t38\tNeutron Dance - Pointer Sisters

1985\t39\tWe Belong - Pat Benatar

1985\t40\tNightshift - Commodores

1985\t41\tThings Can Only Get Better - Howard Jones

1985\t42\tAll I Need - Jack Wagner

1985\t43\tFreeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin

1985\t44\tNever Surrender - Corey Hart

1985\t45\tSussudio - Phil Collins

1985\t46\tStrut - Sheena Easton

1985\t47\tYou Give Good Love - Whitney Houston

1985\t48\tSearch Is Over, The - Survivor

1985\t49\tMissing You - Diana Ross

1985\t50\tSeparate Lives - Phil Collins And Marilyn Martin

1985\t51\tRaspberry Beret - Prince

1985\t52\tSuddenly - Billy Ocean

1985\t53\tBoys Of Summer, The - Don Henley

1985\t54\tOne Night In Bangkok - Murray Head

1985\t55\tIf You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting

1985\t56\tObsession - Animotion

1985\t57\tWe Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) - Tina Turner

1985\t58\tMaterial Girl - Madonna

1985\t59\tBetter Be Good To Me - Tina Turner

1985\t60\tHead Over Heels - Tears For Fears

1985\t61\tAxel F - Harold Faltermeyer

1985\t62\tSmooth Operator - Sade

1985\t63\tIn My House - Mary Jane Girls

1985\t64\tDon't Lose My Number - Phil Collins

1985\t65\tAll Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper

1985\t66\tRun To You - Bryan Adams

1985\t67\tGlory Days - Bruce Springsteen

1985\t68\tVoices Carry - Til Tuesday

1985\t69\tMisled - Kool And the Gang

1985\t70\tWould I Lie To You - Eurythmics

1985\t71\tBe Near Me - ABC

1985\t72\tNo More Lonely Nights - Paul McCartney

1985\t73\tI Can't Hold Back - Survivor

1985\t74\tSummer Of '69 - Bryan Adams

1985\t75\tWalking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves

1985\t76\tFreedom - Wham

1985\t77\tToo Late For Goodbyes - Julian Lennon

1985\t78\tValotte - Julian Lennon

1985\t79\tSome Like It Hot - Power Station

1985\t80\tSolid - Ashford and Simpson

1985\t81\tAngel - Madonna

1985\t82\tI'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen

1985\t83\tMethod Of Modern Love - Hall And Oates

1985\t84\tLay Your Hands On Me - Thompson Twins

1985\t85\tWho's Holding Donna Now - DeBarge

1985\t86\tLonely Ol' Night - John Cougar Mellencamp

1985\t87\tWhat About Love - Heart

1985\t88\tCalifornia Girls - David Lee Roth

1985\t89\tFresh - Kool And the Gang

1985\t90\tDo What You Do - Jermaine Jackson

1985\t91\tJungle Love - Time

1985\t92\tBorn In The Usa - Bruce Springsteen

1985\t93\tPrivate Dancer - Tina Turner

1985\t94\tWho's Zoomin' Who - Aretha Franklin

1985\t95\tFortress Around Your Heart - Sting

1985\t96\tPenny Lover - Lionel Richie

1985\t97\tAll She Wants To Do Is Dance - Don Henley

1985\t98\tDress You Up - Madonna

1985\t99\tSentimental Street - Night Ranger

1985\t100\tSugar Walls - Sheena Easton

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Gotta break for now. Will be back later with the second half of the '80s.

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This is so cool! I can't believe some of these songs were so popular. Sadly, I remember listening to the weekly top 40 and hearing these songs when they first came out. I mean, come on, Wham has 2 songs in the top 5 in '85. That's a pitiful example of music that was supposed to be the best at the time. Does anyone else remember ***** flips and acid washed jeans?

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
1986\t1\tThat's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick

1986\t2\tSay You, Say Me - Lionel Richie

1986\t3\tI Miss You - Klymaxx

1986\t4\tOn My Own - Patti LaBelle And Michael McDonald

1986\t5\tBroken Wings - Mr Mister

1986\t6\tHow Will I Know - Whitney Houston

1986\t7\tParty All The Time - Eddie Murphy

1986\t8\tBurning Heart - Survivor

1986\t9\tKyrie - Mr Mister

1986\t10\tAddicted To Love - Robert Palmer

1986\t11\tGreatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston

1986\t12\tSecret Lovers - Atlantic Starr

1986\t13\tFriends And Lovers - Gloria Loring And Carl Anderson

1986\t14\tGlory Of Love - Peter Cetera

1986\t15\tWest End Girls - Pet Shop Boys

1986\t16\tThere'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) - Billy Ocean

1986\t17\tAlive And Kicking - Simple Minds

1986\t18\tNever - Heart

1986\t19\tKiss - Prince

1986\t20\tHigher Love - Steve Winwood

1986\t21\tStuck With You - Huey Lewis & the News

1986\t22\tHolding Back The Years - Simply Red

1986\t23\tSledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

1986\t24\tSara - Starship

1986\t25\tHuman - Human League

1986\t26\tI Can't Wait - Nu Shooz

1986\t27\tTake My Breath Away - Berlin

1986\t28\tRock Me Amadeus - Falco

1986\t29\tPapa Don't Preach - Madonna

1986\t30\tYou Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi

1986\t31\tWhen The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean

1986\t32\tWhen I Think Of You - Janet Jackson

1986\t33\tThese Dreams - Heart

1986\t34\tDon't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) - Glass Tiger

1986\t35\tLive To Tell - Madonna

1986\t36\tMad About You - Belinda Carlisle

1986\t37\tSomething About You - Level 42

1986\t38\tVenus - Bananarama

1986\t39\tDancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie

1986\t40\tConga - Miami Sound Machine

1986\t41\tTrue Colors - Cyndi Lauper

1986\t42\tDanger Zone - Kenny Loggins

1986\t43\tWhat Have You Done For Me Lately - Janet Jackson

1986\t44\tNo One Is To Blame - Howard Jones

1986\t45\tLet's Go All The Way - Sly Fox

1986\t46\tI Didn't Mean To Turn You On - Robert Palmer

1986\t47\tWords Get In The Way - Miami Sound Machine

1986\t48\tManic Monday - Bangles

1986\t49\tWalk Of Life - Dire Straits

1986\t50\tAmanda - Boston

1986\t51\tTwo Of Hearts - Stacey Q

1986\t52\tCrush On You - Jets

1986\t53\tIf You Leave - OMD

1986\t54\tInvisible Touch - Genesis

1986\t55\tWhat You Need - INXS

1986\t55\tSweetest Taboo, The - Sade

1986\t57\tTalk To Me - Stevie Nicks

1986\t58\tNasty - Janet Jackson

1986\t59\tTake Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money

1986\t60\tWe Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart

1986\t61\tAll Cried Out - Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam

1986\t62\tYour Love - Outfield

1986\t63\tI'm Your Man - Wham

1986\t64\tPerfect Way - Scritti Politti

1986\t65\tLiving In America - James Brown

1986\t66\tRock In The Usa - John Cougar Mellencamp

1986\t67\tWho's Johnny - El DeBarge

1986\t68\tWord Up - Cameo

1986\t69\tWhy Can't This Be Love - Van Halen

1986\t70\tSilent Running - Mike + the Mechanics

1986\t71\tTypical Male - Tina Turner

1986\t72\tSmall Town - John Cougar Mellencamp

1986\t73\tTarzan Boy - Baltimora

1986\t74\tAll I Need Is A Miracle - Mike + the Mechanics

1986\t75\tSweet Freedom - Michael McDonald

1986\t76\tTrue Blue - Madonna

1986\t77\tRumors - Timex Social Club

1986\t78\tLife In A Northern Town - Dream Academy

1986\t79\tBad Boys - Miami Sound Machine

1986\t80\tSleeping Bag - ZZ Top

1986\t81\tTonight She Comes - Cars

1986\t82\tLove Touch - Rod Stewart

1986\t83\tLove Bizarre, A - Sheila E

1986\t84\tThrowing It All Away - Genesis

1986\t85\tBaby Love - Regina

1986\t86\tElection Day - Arcadia

1986\t87\tNikita - Elton John

1986\t88\tTake Me Home - Phil Collins

1986\t89\tWalk This Way - Run-DMC

1986\t90\tSweet Love - Anita Baker

1986\t91\tYour Wildest Dreams - Moody Blues

1986\t92\tSpies Like Us - Paul McCartney

1986\t93\tObject Of My Desire - Starpoint

1986\t94\tDreamtime - Daryl Hall

1986\t95\tTender Love - Force MD's

1986\t96\tKing For A Day - Thompson Twins

1986\t97\tLove Will Conquer All - Lionel Richie

1986\t98\tDifferent Corner, A - George Michael

1986\t99\tI'll Be Over You - Toto

1986\t100\tGo Home - Stevie Wonder

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
1987\t1\tWalk Like An Egyptian - Bangles

1987\t2\tAlone - Heart

1987\t3\tShake You Down - Gregory Abbott

1987\t4\tI Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston

1987\t5\tNothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship

1987\t6\tC'est La Vie - Robbie Nevil

1987\t7\tHere I Go Again - Whitesnake

1987\t8\tWay It Is, The - Bruce Hornsby

1987\t9\tShakedown - Bob Seger

1987\t10\tLivin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi

1987\t11\tLa Bamba - Los Lobos

1987\t12\tEverybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung

1987\t13\tDon't Dream It's Over - Crowded House

1987\t14\tAlways - Atlantic Starr

1987\t15\tWith Or Without You - U2

1987\t16\tLooking For A New Love - Jody Watley

1987\t17\tHead To Toe - Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam

1987\t18\tI Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany

1987\t19\tMony Mony - Billy Idol

1987\t20\tAt This Moment - Billy Vera

1987\t21\tLady In Red, The - Chris DeBurgh

1987\t22\tDidn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Houston

1987\t23\tI Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2

1987\t24\tI Want Your Sex - George Michael

1987\t25\tNotorious - Duran Duran

1987\t26\tOnly In My Dreams - Debbie Gibson

1987\t27\t(I've Had) The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley And Jennifer Warnes

1987\t28\tNext Time I Fall, The - Peter Cetera And Amy Grant

1987\t29\tLean On Me - Club Nouveau

1987\t30\tOpen Your Heart - Madonna

1987\t31\tLost In Emotion - Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam

1987\t32\t(I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew

1987\t33\tHeart And Soul - T'Pau

1987\t34\tYou Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde

1987\t35\tKeep Your Hands To Yourself - Georgia Satellites

1987\t36\tI Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin And George Michael

1987\t37\tControl - Janet Jackson

1987\t38\tU Got The Look - Prince

1987\t39\tSomewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt And James Ingram

1987\t40\tLand Of Confusion - Genesis

1987\t41\tJacob's Ladder - Huey Lewis & the News

1987\t42\tWho's That Girl - Madonna

1987\t43\tYou Got It All - Jets

1987\t44\tTouch Me (I Want Your Body) - Samantha Fox

1987\t45\tI Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson And Siedah Garrett

1987\t46\tCausing A Commotion - Madonna

1987\t47\tIn Too Deep - Genesis

1987\t48\tLet's Wait Awhile - Janet Jackson

1987\t49\tHip To Be Square - Huey Lewis & the News

1987\t50\tWill You Still Love Me - Chicago

1987\t51\tLittle Lies - Fleetwood Mac

1987\t52\tLuka - Suzanne Vega

1987\t53\tI Heard A Rumour - Bananarama

1987\t54\tDon't Mean Nothing - Richard Marx

1987\t55\tSongbird - Kenny G

1987\t56\tCarrie - Europe

1987\t57\tDon't Disturb This Groove - System

1987\t58\tLa Isla Bonita - Madonna

1987\t59\tBad - Michael Jackson

1987\t60\tSign 'O' The Times - Prince

1987\t61\tChange Of Heart - Cyndi Lauper

1987\t62\tCome Go With Me - Expose

1987\t63\tCan't We Try - Dan Hill And Vonda Shepard

1987\t64\tTo Be A Lover - Billy Idol

1987\t65\tMandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby

1987\t66\tBreakout - Swing Out Sister

1987\t67\tStand By Me - Ben E King

1987\t68\tTonight, Tonight, Tonight - Genesis

1987\t69\tSomeday - Glass Tiger

1987\t70\tWhen Smokey Sings - ABC

1987\t71\tCasanova - Levert

1987\t72\tRhythm Is Gonna Get You - Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine

1987\t73\tRock Steady - Whispers

1987\t74\tWanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi

1987\t75\tBig Time - Peter Gabriel

1987\t76\tFiner Things, The - Steve Winwood

1987\t77\tLet Me Be The One - Expose

1987\t78\tIs This Love - Survivor

1987\t79\tDiamonds - Herb Alpert

1987\t80\tPoint Of No Return - Expose

1987\t81\tBig Love - Fleetwood Mac

1987\t82\tMidnight Blue - Lou Gramm

1987\t83\tSomething So Strong - Crowded House

1987\t84\tHeat Of The Night - Bryan Adams

1987\t85\tNothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Glenn Medeiros

1987\t86\tBrilliant Disguise - Bruce Springsteen

1987\t87\tJust To See Her - Smokey Robinson

1987\t88\tWho Will You Run To - Heart

1987\t89\tRespect Yourself - Bruce Willis

1987\t90\tCross My Broken Heart - Jets

1987\t91\tVictory - Kool And the Gang

1987\t92\tDon't Get Me Wrong - Pretenders

1987\t93\tDoing It All For My Baby - Huey Lewis & the News

1987\t94\tRight On Track - Breakfast Club

1987\t95\tBallerina Girl - Lionel Richie

1987\t96\tMeet Me Half Way - Kenny Loggins

1987\t97\tI've Been In Love Before - Cutting Crew

1987\t98\t(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys

1987\t99\tFunkytown - Pseudo Echo

1987\t100\tLove You Down - Ready For the World

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1988\t1\tFaith - George Michael

1988\t2\tNeed You Tonight - INXS

1988\t3\tGot My Mind Set On You - George Harrison

1988\t4\tNever Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

1988\t5\tSweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses

1988\t6\tSo Emotional - Whitney Houston

1988\t7\tHeaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle

1988\t8\tCould've Been - Tiffany

1988\t9\tHands To Heaven - Breathe

1988\t10\tRoll With It - Steve Winwood

1988\t11\tOne More Try - George Michael

1988\t12\tWishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby

1988\t13\tAnything For You - Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine

1988\t14\tFlame, The - Cheap Trick

1988\t15\tGet Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean

1988\t16\tSeasons Change - Expose

1988\t17\tIs This Love - Whitesnake

1988\t18\tWild, Wild West - Escape Club

1988\t19\tPour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard

1988\t20\tI'll Always Love You - Taylor Dayne

1988\t21\tMan In The Mirror, The - Michael Jackson

1988\t22\tShake Your Love - Debbie Gibson

1988\t23\tSimply Irresistible - Robert Palmer

1988\t24\tHold On To The Nights - Richard Marx

1988\t25\tHungry Eyes - Eric Carmen

1988\t26\tShattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz

1988\t27\tFather Figure - George Michael

1988\t28\tNaughty Girls (Need Love Too) - Samantha Fox

1988\t29\tGroovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins

1988\t30\tLove Bites - Def Leppard

1988\t31\tEndless Summer Nights - Richard Marx

1988\t32\tFoolish Beat - Debbie Gibson

1988\t33\tWhere Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston

1988\t34\tAngel - Aerosmith

1988\t35\tHazy Shade Of Winter - Bangles

1988\t36\tWay You Make Me Feel, The - Michael Jackson

1988\t37\tDon't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

1988\t38\tMake Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen

1988\t39\tRed Red Wine - UB40

1988\t40\tShe's Like The Wind - Patrick Swayze And Wendy Fraser

1988\t41\tBad Medicine - Bon Jovi

1988\t42\tKokomo - Beach Boys

1988\t43\tI Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That - Elton John

1988\t44\tTogether Forever - Rick Astley

1988\t45\tMonkey - George Michael

1988\t46\tDevil Inside - INXS

1988\t47\tShould've Known Better - Richard Marx

1988\t48\tI Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love - Chicago

1988\t49\tLoco-Motion, The - Kylie Minogue

1988\t50\tWhat Have I Done To Deserve This - Pet Shop Boys And Dusty Springfield

1988\t51\tMake It Real - Jets

1988\t52\tWhat's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) - Information Society

1988\t53\tTell It To My Heart - Taylor Dayne

1988\t54\tOut Of The Blue - Debbie Gibson

1988\t55\tDon't You Want Me - Jody Watley

1988\t56\tDesire - U2

1988\t57\tI Get Weak - Belinda Carlisle

1988\t58\tSign Your Name - Terence Trent D'Arby

1988\t59\tI Want To Be Your Man - Roger

1988\t60\tGirlfriend - Pebbles

1988\t61\tDirty Diana - Michael Jackson

1988\t62\t1-2-3 - Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine

1988\t63\tMercedes Boy - Pebbles

1988\t64\tPerfect World - Huey Lewis & the News

1988\t65\tNew Sensation - INXS

1988\t66\tCatch Me (I'm Falling) - Pretty Poison

1988\t67\tIf It Isn't Love - New Edition

1988\t68\tRocket 2 U - Jets

1988\t69\tOne Good Woman - Peter Cetera

1988\t70\tDon't Be Cruel - Cheap Trick

1988\t71\tCandle In The Wind - Elton John

1988\t72\tEverything Your Heart Desires - Hall And Oates

1988\t73\tSay You Will - Foreigner

1988\t74\tI Want Her - Keith Sweat

1988\t75\tPink Cadillac - Natalie Cole

1988\t76\tFast Car - Tracy Chapman

1988\t77\tElectric Blue - Icehouse

1988\t78\tValley Road, The - Bruce Hornsby

1988\t79\tDon't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown

1988\t80\tAlways On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys

1988\t81\tPiano In The Dark - Brenda Russell And Joe Esposito

1988\t82\tWhen It's Love - Van Halen

1988\t83\tDon't Shed A Tear - Paul Carrack

1988\t84\tWe'll Be Together - Sting

1988\t85\tI Hate Myself For Loving You - Joan Jett

1988\t86\tI Don't Want To Live Without You - Foreigner

1988\t87\tNite And Day - Al B Sure

1988\t88\tDon't You Know What The Night Can Do - Steve Winwood

1988\t89\tOne Moment In Time - Whitney Houston

1988\t90\tCan't Stay Away From You - Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine

1988\t91\tKissing A Fool - George Michael

1988\t92\tCherry Bomb - John Cougar Mellencamp

1988\t93\tI Still Believe - Brenda K Starr

1988\t94\tI Found Someone - Cher

1988\t95\tNever Tear Us Apart - INXS

1988\t96\tValerie - Steve Winwood

1988\t97\tJust Like Paradise - David Lee Roth

1988\t98\tNothin' But A Good Time - Poison

1988\t99\tWait - White Lion

1988\t100\tProve Your Love - Taylor Dayne

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1989\t1\tLook Away - Chicago

1989\t2\tMy Prerogative - Bobby Brown

1989\t3\tEvery Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison

1989\t4\tStraight Up - Paula Abdul

1989\t5\tMiss You Much - Janet Jackson

1989\t6\tCold Hearted - Paula Abdul

1989\t7\tWind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

1989\t8\tGirl You Know It's True - Milli Vanilli

1989\t9\tBaby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley - Will To Power

1989\t10\tGiving You The Best That I Got - Anita Baker

1989\t11\tRight Here Waiting - Richard Marx

1989\t12\tWaiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl

1989\t13\tLost In Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson

1989\t14\tDon't Wanna Lose You - Gloria Estefan

1989\t15\tHeaven - Warrant

1989\t16\tGirl I'm Gonna Miss You - Milli Vanilli

1989\t17\tLook, The - Roxette

1989\t18\tShe Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals

1989\t19\tOn Our Own - Bobby Brown

1989\t20\tTwo Hearts - Phil Collins

1989\t21\tBlame It On The Rain - Milli Vanilli

1989\t22\tListen To Your Heart - Roxette

1989\t23\tI'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi

1989\t24\tIf You Don't Know Me By Now - Simply Red

1989\t25\tLike A Prayer - Madonna

1989\t26\tI'll Be Loving You (Forever) - NKOTB

1989\t27\tHow Can I Fall - Breathe

1989\t28\tBaby Don't Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli

1989\t29\tToy Soldiers - Martika

1989\t30\tForever Your Girl - Paula Abdul

1989\t31\tLiving Years, The - Mike + the Mechanics

1989\t32\tEternal Flame - Bangles

1989\t33\tWild Thing - Tone Loc

1989\t34\tWhen I See You Smile - Bad English

1989\t35\tIf I Could Turn Back Time - Cher

1989\t36\tBuffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry

1989\t37\tWhen I'm With You - Sheriff

1989\t38\tDon't Rush Me - Taylor Dayne

1989\t39\tBorn To Be My Baby - Bon Jovi

1989\t40\tGood Thing - Fine Young Cannibals

1989\t41\tLover In Me, The - Sheena Easton

1989\t42\tBust A Move - Young MC

1989\t43\tOnce Bitten, Twice Shy - Great White

1989\t44\tBatdance - Prince

1989\t45\tRock On - Michael Damian

1989\t46\tReal Love - Jody Watley

1989\t47\tLove Shack - B-52's

1989\t48\tEvery Little Step - Bobby Brown

1989\t49\tHangin' Tough - NKOTB

1989\t50\tMy Heart Can't Tell You No - Rod Stewart

1989\t51\tSo Alive - Love And Rockets

1989\t52\tYou Got It (The Right Stuff) - NKOTB

1989\t53\tArmageddon It - Def Leppard

1989\t54\tSatisfied - Richard Marx

1989\t55\tExpress Yourself - Madonna

1989\t56\tI Like It - Dino

1989\t57\tSoldier Of Love - Donny Osmond

1989\t58\tSowing The Seeds Of Love - Tears For Fears

1989\t59\tCherish - Madonna

1989\t60\tWhen The Children Cry - White Lion

1989\t61\t18 And Life - Skid Row

1989\t62\tI Don't Want Your Love - Duran Duran

1989\t63\tSecond Chance - .38 Special

1989\t64\tWay You Love Me, The - Karyn White

1989\t65\tFunky Cold Medina - Tone Loc

1989\t66\tIn Your Room - Bangles

1989\t67\tMiss You Like Crazy - Natalie Cole

1989\t68\tLove Song - Cure

1989\t69\tSecret Rendezvous - Karyn White

1989\t70\tAngel Eyes - Jeff Healey Band

1989\t71\tPatience - Guns N Roses

1989\t72\tWalk On Water - Eddie Money

1989\t73\tCover Girl - NKOTB

1989\t74\tWelcome To The Jungle - Guns N Roses

1989\t75\tShower Me With Your Love - Surface

1989\t76\tStand - REM

1989\t77\tClose My Eyes Forever - Lita Ford And Ozzy Osbourne

1989\t78\tAll This Time - Tiffany

1989\t79\tAfter All - Cher And Peter Cetera

1989\t80\tRoni - Bobby Brown

1989\t81\tLove In An Elevator - Aerosmith

1989\t82\tLay Your Hands On Me - Bon Jovi

1989\t83\tPromise, The - When In Rome

1989\t84\tWhat I Am - Edie Brickell

1989\t85\tI Remember Holding You - Boys Club

1989\t86\tParadise City - Guns N Roses

1989\t87\tI Wanna Have Some Fun - Samantha Fox

1989\t88\tShe Wants To Dance With Me - Rick Astley

1989\t89\tDreamin' - Vanessa Williams

1989\t90\tIt's No Crime - Babyface

1989\t91\tPoison - Alice Cooper

1989\t92\tThis Time I Know It's For Real - Donna Summer

1989\t93\tSmooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

1989\t94\tHeaven Help Me - Deon Estus And George Michael

1989\t95\tRock Wit'cha - Bobby Brown

1989\t96\tThinking Of You - Sa-Fire

1989\t97\tWhat You Don't Know - Expose

1989\t98\tSurrender To Me - Ann Wilson And Robin Zander

1989\t99\tEnd Of The Innocence, The - Don Henley

1989\t100\tKeep On Movin' - Soul II Soul

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Originally posted by LuthienAmandil

Sadly, I remember listening to the weekly top 40 and hearing these songs when they first came out. I mean, come on, Wham has 2 songs in the top 5 in '85. That's a pitiful example of music that was supposed to be the best at the time.
Hey, what can I say? That was supposed to be the clean cut,

"Just say No" era. So you had groups like Wham. George Michaels turned out to be talented as well as good-looking. At least he repeatedly charted throughout the '80s, so he must have had something going for him.

I never went in for acid-washed or ripped up jeans. Just seemed anti-environmental and stupid.

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Originally posted by Mskedi

Dang... I can't even begin to list the memories these are bringing up. Thanks for the list!
You're welcome. And speaking of memories, that's what I thought we could do in this thread, sort of free associate and tell about the memories that go along with the songs for each of us.

Like here's one, more a story than a memory.

1988 23 Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer

I had a friend who was a campus radical. He had several advanced degrees but nothing marketable, took several low-level jobs like janitor, and was near to being homeless. He finally went up to Vermont, which, at the time, had a shortage of teachers, and had this program where if you had a college degree you could just start practice teaching and eventually get certified as a teacher. So, he became a high school English teacher.

He said he met a lot of resistance from the kids, and had to entice them and cajole them to learn their lessons. He had to teach a vocabulary lesson, so used this song.

How can it be permissible

She compromise my principle, yeah yeah

That kind of love is mythical

She's anything but typical

She's a craze you'd endorse, she's a powerful force

You're obliged to conform when there's no other course

She used to look good to me, but now I find her

Simply irresistible

Simply irresistible

Her loving is so powerful, huh

It's simply unavoidable

The trend is irreversible

The woman is invincible

She's a natural law, and she leaves me in awe

She deserves the applause, I surrender because

She used to look good to me, but now I find her

Simply irresistible

Simply irresistible

Simply irresistible

She's so fine, there's no tellin' where the money went

Simply irresistible

She's all mine, there's no other way to go


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What's sad is that i own a stunning number of those songs. Hell, why be sad? I'm proud of it. It's selective, no "Party All the Time" from Eddie Murphy in my collection.

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I DJ'd during the end of the eighties.... great music, I love it. Yes I watch that VH-1 show all the time, kinda funny watching the videos of that era, the cheesy shots, and white backdrops and lighting... oh and the flash pots.. haha

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I still have some old 12" 80s singles from my DJ days (pre-CD sell-out):

Roxette: "The Look"

Paul Lekakis: "Boom Boom"

Kon Kan: "I Beg Your Pardon"

Chaka Khan: "I Feel For You"

Inner City: "Good Life"

Will To Power: "Fading Away"

JJ Fad: "Supersonic"

I've been meaning to borrow a turn-table so that I can dub them all to CDR.
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