Your top ten songs: The 80s

Qvist

Active Member
Just one rule: Only one song per artist/band.

David Bowie; Ashes to Ashes
New Order; Blue Monday
Propaganda; Dr. Mabuse
Magazine; Feed the Enemy
The Smiths; This Charming Man
The The; Heartland
Depeche Mode; See You
Simple Minds; Someone, Somewhere (in Summertime)
David Sylvian/Ryuichi Sakamoto; Forbidden Colours
Morrissey; Late Night, Maudlin Street
 

Charlie Cheswick

Well-Known Member
The Smiths - Please, please, please let me get what I want
Prince - Computer Blue
Morrissey - Suedehead
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
The Specials - Ghost Town
The Pixies - No. 13 Baby
The Cure - Push
Ian Dury - Spasticus Autisticus
Adam and the Ants - Stand and Deliver
 
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Cornflakes

"A bit iffy" ★★☆☆☆ - AV Club
Pixies - There Goes My Gun
Specials - Ghost Town
Cameo - Word Up
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Stone Roses - Fools Gold
Billy Bragg - A New England
The Clash - Rock The Casbah
REM - Fall On Me
Sugarcubes - Mama
Kraftwerk - Computer Love

No Smiths or Morrissey, so as not to sully the "other music" thread.
 

Qvist

Active Member
Cameo! That's not a name I expected to see around here. :) Mind you, I loved them at the time (although less so now). But I might have chosen "She's Strange" or "Single Life" over "Word Up".
 

Cornflakes

"A bit iffy" ★★☆☆☆ - AV Club
Cameo! That's not a name I expected to see around here. :) Mind you, I loved them at the time (although less so now). But I might have chosen "She's Strange" or "Single Life" over "Word Up".
I have a feeling that when Morrissey made his incredibly well thought-out comments about black artists on Top of the Pops, Cameo were probably exactly the sort of thing he was objecting to.

I made a mistake though, because I need to include Sunspots by Julian Cope. I can't decide between bumping Cameo and bumping Joy Division.
 
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Anonymous

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The Smiths - Please, please, please let me get what I want
Prince - Computer Blue
Morrissey - Suedehead
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
The Specials - Ghost Town
The Pixies - No. 13 Baby
The Cure - Push
Ian Dury - Spasticus Autisticus
Adam and the Ants - Stand and Deliver
Very good list, really like Soft Cell - say hello,
 

prisoner77

Member
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
The Housemartins - Flag Day
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
Sugarcubes - Hit
Half Man Half Biscuit - All I Want For Xmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit
The Fall -High Tension Line
The Wedding Present - Give My Love To Kevin
Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper
Madonna - Into The Groove
The The - This Is The Day
 

Irregular Regular

Forget my fate.
Difficult, very difficult.
I had to leave some real gems out, but here is an attempt...

The Smiths - Well, I Wonder
The Cure - Just Like Heaven
New Order - Thieves Like Us
Depeche Mode - A Question Of Lust
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
Jesus & Mary Chain - April Skies
P.I.L. - Rise
Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
The The - This Is The Day
R.E.M. - The One I Love
 

inyourroom

Member
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
R.E.M. - The One I Love
The Cure - A Forest
New Order - True Faith
The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
Erasure - Leave Me To Bleed
Kraftwerk - Electric Cafe
Madness - Time For Tea
Yazoo - Nobody's Diary
 

Anaesthesine

Angel of Distemper
Impossible (and in no particular order):

The Cure: A Strange Day
The Cramps: Garbageman
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Spellbound
Soft Cell: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Killing Joke: Requiem
Virgin Prunes: Ulakanakulot
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: From Her to Eternity
Bauhaus: Bela Lugosi's Dead
Butthole Surfers: Cherub
Sisters of Mercy: Black Planet

Special Mention: Test Department: Corridor of Cells
 
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Anonymous

Guest
no replacements love (androgynous)

fugazi - waiting room

mudhoney - touch me im sick

sonic youth - expressway to your skull

nirvana - floyd the barber

echo and the bunnymen - the cutter

the pixies - tame

r.e.m. - begin the begin (silence means security silence means approval)

jesus and marychain - badlands

the raincoats - no ones little girl


i dont really think of songs as the best songs etc as everything has its moment and context but this is a good one off the top of my head (read as honest as i can make it)
 

Qvist

Active Member
Impossible (and in no particular order):

The Cure: A Strange Day
The Cramps: Garbageman
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Spellbound
Soft Cell: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Killing Joke: Requiem
Virgin Prunes: Ulakanakulot
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: From Her to Eternity
Bauhaus: Bela Lugosi's Dead
Butthole Surfers: Cherub
Sisters of Mercy: Black Planet

Special Mention: Test Department: Corridor of Cells
Now, there's an underrated song!
 
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Anonymous

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Soft Cell - Say Hello Wave Goodbye

New Order - Temptation

Dinosaur Jr. - Freak Scene

Sonic Youth - Expressway To Your Skull

Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored

The Cure - A Forest

Adam and the Ants - Cartrouble

Rem - Fall On Me

Modern English - I Melt With You

Pixies - Gigantic
 

everydayslikesunday

Junior Member
Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy

Tears for Fears - Mad World

Japan - Ghosts

The Smiths - Queen is Dead

Soft Cell - Bedsitter

The Cure - In between Days

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes

Lloyd Cole And The Commotions - Brand New Friend

Howard Jones - What is Love

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
 
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Anonymous

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Chaka Khan - I Feel For You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObjLb6ElTvs

Miami Sound Machine: Prisoner Of Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19hmEhftWlc

Monochrone set: Love zombies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixggBGVHj14

Prefab Sprout : When Love Breaks Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeZkLV3ZjeI

Redskins: Keep On Keepin On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SibgDQWU85g

The Psychedelic Furs : Heartbeat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAMvTW3P3fM

Scritti Politti - Hypnotize (12' Version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3B8J1a2lwY

Theatre of Hate - "The Hop" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVFlyZETvpU

Olivia Newton-John - Physical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWz9VN40nCA
 
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Anonymous

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Soft Cell - Say Hello Wave Goodbye

New Order - Temptation

Dinosaur Jr. - Freak Scene

Sonic Youth - Expressway To Your Skull

Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored

The Cure - A Forest

Adam and the Ants - Cartrouble

Rem - Fall On Me

Modern English - I Melt With You

Pixies - Gigantic
wow you went cartrouble. everyone always goes kings of the wild etc but i love that first album and think it his best. also gotta love sonic youth/pixies/rem/dino and you picked some good songs to go along. funny to me how everyone thinks kim wrote gigantic
 

Justin Playfair

New Member
I'm not sure if this list is for songs released in the 80's or that were created in the 80's. I'm gonna go with songs created in the 80's....

* "Wonderful Woman" by The Smiths

* "The Missing Boy" by Durutti Column

* "A Night Like This" by The Cure

* "Happy Lovers At Last United" by Morrissey (I think it was created in the late 80's.)

* "Domino Dancing" (extended version) by Pet Shop Boys

* "Snap" by The Smashing Pumpkins

*"A New England" by Kirsty MacColl

*"Quiche Lorraine" by The B-52's

* "Elton's Song" by Elton John

* "True Faith" by New Order

* honorable mention.... "Cannons" by Siouxsie & The Banshees
 
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