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Postby Muzikritik » Fri Mar 01, 2002 3:03 am

Here are my favourite songs from the 1980's:

01 Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
02 I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
03 Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
04 Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie
05 Imagine - John Lennon
06 Fame - Irene Cara
07 Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
08 Melting Pot - When The Cat's Away
09 Conga - Miami Sound Machine
10 Dreamin' - Vanessa Williams
11 What Have You Done For Me Lately? - Janet Jackson
12 I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
13 Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
14 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
15 Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
16 Slice Of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn
17 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies
18 In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
19 Purple Rain - Prince & The Revolution
20 Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
21 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
22 Take On Me - A-Ha
23 Last Christmas - Wham!
24 Red Red Wine - UB40
25 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man - Prince
26 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - Phil Collins
27 Girl You Know It's True - Milli Vanilli
28 It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
29 What's Love Got To Do With It? - Tina Turner
30 I Got You Babe - UB40 feat. Chrissy Hynde

What are your faves?
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Postby Virgostar » Fri Mar 01, 2002 5:23 am

LOL you have quite a few....
Well, I can't say what my fav 80's songs were because (a) most of them all sound the same IMO and (b) I was in nappies then :smile:
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Postby Tiger » Fri Mar 01, 2002 3:21 pm

I was really small when the 80's were.
I still liked a few songs though:

Belinda Carlisle-Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Circles In The Sand

Michael Jackson-Beat It
Bad
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Postby Robbie » Tue Mar 05, 2002 5:45 am

I like Circle In The Sand, it reminds me of spring 1988 :smile: Also Desirless, Voyage Voyage and These Dreams by Heart :smile:
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Postby oscar » Tue Mar 05, 2002 6:03 pm

An interesting list Muzikritik. My favorites include:

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Genesis - Land Of Confusion
Eric Clapton - Layla
Chris de Burg - Lady In Red
Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me
Queen - We Are The Champions
Level 42 - Leaving me Now
Falco - Jeanny
Simple Minds - Don't you Forget About Me
The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
David Bowie - Absolute Beginners
Duran Duran - The Reflex
Europe - The Final Countdown
Ultravox - Vienna
Wet Wet Wet - Sweet Surrender
Kim Wilde - Cambodia
Spandau Ballet - Through The Barricades

And a couple of Dutch songs which I won't mention here ...

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Postby Jami » Tue Mar 05, 2002 9:14 pm

I was born in 81, so I'm a true eighties child :wink: Here are my favorites..

Anything by Madonna (but mostly Like a Virgin, Material Girl and Into the Groove)
Thriller/Bad-MJ
Wishing Well/Sign your Name-Terence Trent D'Arby
Kiss-Prince
Shout-Tears for Fears
Let The Music Play-Shannon
I Think We're Alone Now-Tiffany
Me Myself & I-De La Soul
Straight Up-Paula Abdul
Rhythm Nation-Janet Jackson
This Time I Know Its For Real-Donna Summer
Never Gonna Give You Up-Rick Astley (OMG he was my idol lol)
Bell Biv Devoe-Poison
anything by New Kids On the Block :O

Can you tell I was into my cheesy 80s pop!
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Postby aneta » Thu Mar 07, 2002 11:39 pm

Never Trust a Stranger (or something) by Kim Wilde - I was a fan when about 10 years old :wink:, Europe - Final Countdown (and their album), Milli Vannilli "Girl You Know It's True", some Phil Collins songs, Sandra (ah yes Eurodance ruled!), Kate Bush and New Kids On The Block! I was also totally addicted to "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney...
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Postby Muzikritik » Fri Mar 08, 2002 8:18 am

There - now aren't you glad you got that nostalgic trip down Memory Lane out of your system?!
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Postby matthew_dixon » Fri Mar 08, 2002 9:16 am

I'm gonna post slightly off topic here. I couldn't possibly list my favourite songs of the 80s - it's so difficult to choose but born 11/MAR/1981, I am also a true 80's child, and so I'll list the first pop songs I liked

1) Los Lobos - La Bamba
2) Europe - The Final Countdown
3) Sinitta - Toy Boy

Something tells me I put them in on another post as well, but I can't remember
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Postby JanetFanForever » Mon Mar 18, 2002 1:30 am

I have to totally agree with Muzikritik & Jami with the 2 songs from Janet Jackson called "Rhythum Nation" & "What have youdone for me lately?" which I really love that song cuz I love the line in it which she says "You've got to be thankful for the little things...but little things are always what you seem to give!" LOL now that's what I call a kick a** Janet!!!
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Postby Grippo » Thu Mar 21, 2002 7:35 pm

As embarrassing as this is, I had the two Kylie Minogue albums, she had out in the 80's. 'Kylie' & 'Enjoy Yourself', on record, my excuse is that I was 5 or 6, but according to my parents I loved them! :eek:ops:
Anyway these are my favs:
Kylie - 'Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi'
Sade - 'The Sweetest Taboo'
Michael Jackson - 'Leave Me Alone'
Janet Jackson - 'Nasty' & 'Rhythm Nation'
Black Box - 'Ride On Time'
Chaka Khan - 'I Feel For You'
Madonna - 'Cherish'
LL Cool J - 'I Need Love'
Kim Wilde - 'You Keep Me Hangin' On'
Luther Vandross - 'Never Too Much'
Whitney Houston - 'So Emotional'

I'm sure there's more than that, just can't think of anything else.
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