Your top ten songs: The 80s

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  1. Qvist

    Qvist Active Member

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    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
     
  2. Charlie Cheswick

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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
     
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  3. Cornflakes

    Cornflakes "A bit iffy" ★★☆☆☆ - AV Club

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    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.
     
  4. Qvist

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    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".
     
  5. Cornflakes

    Cornflakes "A bit iffy" ★★☆☆☆ - AV Club

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    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.
     
  6. Anonymous

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    Very good list, really like Soft Cell - say hello,
     
  7. Charlie Cheswick

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    Thanks, if I had to do the list for all of the decades Say Hello would still be in it. It's a perfect record. It has to be the original version though.
     
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    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
     
  9. Irregular Regular

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    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
     
  10. inyourroom

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    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
     
  11. Anaesthesine

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    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
     
  12. Anonymous

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    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)
     
  13. Anonymous

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    damn forgot pil's death disco. oh well
     
  14. Qvist

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    Now, there's an underrated song!
     
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    "...If I Die, I Die": one of my favorite albums of that (rather theatrical) decade.

    I'm so sorry I never got to see them live.
     
  16. 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
     
  17. everydayslikesunday

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    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
     
  18. 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
     
  19. Anonymous

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    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
     
  20. Justin Playfair

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    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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