1970's Vs. 1980's - Part 2

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  1. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1970's vs. 1980's - Part 2

    1. Gladys Knight & The Pips "Midnight Train to Georgia" vs. Paul Young "Everytime You Go Away"
    2. The Raspberries "Go All the Way" vs. The Romantics "What I Like About You"
    3. Donna Summer "Last Dance" vs. Joe Jackson "Breaking Us in Two"
    4. Paul McCartney & Wings "Maybe I'm Amazed (Live)" vs. Dire Straits "Walk of Life"
    5. Elvis Costello "Oliver's Army" vs. Madonna "Like a Virgin"
    6. Cheap Trick "I Want You to Want Me" vs. Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible"
    7. Loggins & Messina "Your Mama Don't Dance" vs. Survivor "High on You"
    8. Rolling Stones "Tumbling Dice" vs. Berlin "Take My Breath Away"
    9. Styx "The Grand Illusion" vs. Janet Jackson "Nasty"
    10. Frankie Valli "Grease" vs. Pet Shop Boys "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
    11. The Hollies "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" vs. Stevie Nicks "Edge of Seventeen"
    12. Diana Ross "Touch Me in the Morning" vs. The Bangles "Eternal Flame"
    13. The Carpenters "Rainy Days & Mondays" vs. Steve Winwood "The Finer Things"
    14. Ace Frehley "New York Groove" vs. Gregory Abbott "Shake You Down"
    15. The Spinners "I'll Be Around" vs. Genesis "Land of Confusion"
    16. Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" vs. Eddie Rabbitt "Driving My Life Away"
    17. Andy Gibb "Shadow Dancing" vs. Animotion "Obsession"
    18. John Lennon "Mind Games" vs. The Cars "Magic"
    19. Bob Seger "Night Moves" vs. Bruce Springsteen "Dancing in the Dark"
    20. BTO "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" vs. Olivia Newton-John "Magic"
    21. Joni Mitchell "Help Me" vs. Lionel Richie "Hello"
    22. Boston "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" vs. The Cure "Just Like Heaven"
    23. Santana "Evil Ways" vs. Wham "Everything She Wants"
    24. Todd Rundgren "I Saw the Light" vs. Smokey Robinson "Being With You"
    25. England Dan & John Ford Coley "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" vs. Jackson Browne "Somebody's Baby"
    26. Lynyrd Skynyrd "Gimme Three Steps" vs. USA for Africa "We are the World"
    27. Janis Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee" vs. Alan Parsons Project "Eye in the Sky"
    28. Jim Croce "Time in a Bottle" vs. Alphaville "Forever Young"
    29. Samantha Sang "Emotion" vs. Bryan Adams "Run to You"
    30. Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly with His Song" vs. Motley Crue "Girls, Girls, Girls"
     
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  2. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    1. Gladys Knight & The Pips "Midnight Train to Georgia" vs. Paul Young "Everytime You Go Away"
    Slight edge
    2. The Raspberries "Go All the Way" vs. The Romantics "What I Like About You"
    3. Donna Summer "Last Dance" vs. Joe Jackson "Breaking Us in Two"
    Another close call.
    4. Paul McCartney & Wings "Maybe I'm Amazed (Live)" vs. Dire Straits "Walk of Life"
    5. Elvis Costello "Oliver's Army" vs. Madonna "Like a Virgin"
    6. Cheap Trick "I Want You to Want Me" vs. Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible"
    7. Loggins & Messina "Your Mama Don't Dance" vs. Survivor "High on You"
    8. Rolling Stones "Tumbling Dice" vs. Berlin "Take My Breath Away"
    How can you not go with the Stones?
    9. Styx "The Grand Illusion" vs. Janet Jackson "Nasty"
    No contest here.
    10. Frankie Valli "Grease" vs. Pet Shop Boys "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
    11. The Hollies "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" vs. Stevie Nicks "Edge of Seventeen"
    Another tough choice.
    12. Diana Ross "Touch Me in the Morning" vs. The Bangles "Eternal Flame"
    Not a big fan of either
    13. The Carpenters "Rainy Days & Mondays" vs. Steve Winwood "The Finer Things"
    14. Ace Frehley "New York Groove" vs. Gregory Abbott "Shake You Down"
    15. The Spinners "I'll Be Around" vs. Genesis "Land of Confusion"
    Coin flip here
    16. Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" vs. Eddie Rabbitt "Driving My Life Away"
    17. Andy Gibb "Shadow Dancing" vs. Animotion "Obsession"
    18. John Lennon "Mind Games" vs. The Cars "Magic"
    19. Bob Seger "Night Moves" vs. Bruce Springsteen "Dancing in the Dark"
    Love Springsteen but Night Moves rules.
    20. BTO "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" vs. Olivia Newton-John "Magic"
    Another tough choice.
    21. Joni Mitchell "Help Me" vs. Lionel Richie "Hello"
    22. Boston "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" vs. The Cure "Just Like Heaven"
    23. Santana "Evil Ways" vs. Wham "Everything She Wants"
    24. Todd Rundgren "I Saw the Light" vs. Smokey Robinson "Being With You"
    25. England Dan & John Ford Coley "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" vs. Jackson Browne "Somebody's Baby"
    26. Lynyrd Skynyrd "Gimme Three Steps" vs. USA for Africa "We are the World"
    I haven't actually heard this Skynard song but it has to be better than that stupid We are the World.
    27. Janis Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee" vs. Alan Parsons Project "Eye in the Sky"
    Another tough choice.
    28. Jim Croce "Time in a Bottle" vs. Alphaville "Forever Young"
    29. Samantha Sang "Emotion" vs. Bryan Adams "Run to You"
    30. Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly with His Song" vs. Motley Crue "Girls, Girls, Girls"

    16 for the 70s
    14 for the 80s
     
  3. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    1. Gladys Knight & The Pips "Midnight Train to Georgia" vs. Paul Young "Everytime You Go Away"
    2. The Raspberries "Go All the Way" vs. The Romantics "What I Like About You"
    3. Donna Summer "Last Dance" vs. Joe Jackson "Breaking Us in Two"
    4. Paul McCartney & Wings "Maybe I'm Amazed (Live)" vs. Dire Straits "Walk of Life"
    5. Elvis Costello "Oliver's Army"
    vs. Madonna "Like a Virgin"
    6. Cheap Trick "I Want You to Want Me" vs. Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible"
    7. Loggins & Messina "Your Mama Don't Dance" vs. Survivor "High on You"
    8. Rolling Stones "Tumbling Dice" vs.
    Berlin "Take My Breath Away"
    9. Styx "The Grand Illusion
    " vs. Janet Jackson "Nasty"
    10. Frankie Valli "Grease" vs.
    Pet Shop Boys "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
    11. The Hollies "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" vs. Stevie Nicks "Edge of Seventeen"
    12. Diana Ross "Touch Me in the Morning" vs. The Bangles "Eternal Flame"
    13. The Carpenters "Rainy Days & Mondays" vs.
    Steve Winwood "The Finer Things"
    14. Ace Frehley "New York Groove"
    vs. Gregory Abbott "Shake You Down"
    15. The Spinners "I'll Be Around" v
    s. Genesis "Land of Confusion"
    16. Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"
    vs. Eddie Rabbitt "Driving My Life Away"
    17. Andy Gibb "Shadow Dancing" v
    s. Animotion "Obsession"
    18. John Lennon "Mind Games" vs. The Cars "Magic"
    19. Bob Seger "Night Moves" vs. Bruce Springsteen "Dancing in the Dark"
    20. BTO "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
    " vs. Olivia Newton-John "Magic"
    21. Joni Mitchell "Help Me" vs. Lionel Richie "Hello"
    22. Boston "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" v
    s. The Cure "Just Like Heaven"
    23. Santana "Evil Ways" vs. Wham "Everything She Wants"
    24. Todd Rundgren "I Saw the Light" vs. Smokey Robinson "Being With You"
    25. England Dan & John Ford Coley "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" v
    s. Jackson Browne "Somebody's Baby"
    26. Lynyrd Skynyrd "Gimme Three Steps" vs. USA for Africa "We are the World"
    27. Janis Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee" v
    s. Alan Parsons Project "Eye in the Sky"
    28. Jim Croce "Time in a Bottle" vs. Alphaville "Forever Young"
    29. Samantha Sang "Emotion" vs. Bryan Adams "Run to You"
    30. Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly with His Song" vs. Motley Crue "Girls, Girls, Girls"

    70's - 8
    80's - 16

    There were just a lot on there I can't get into.
     
  4. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    <Gladys Knight & The Pips "Midnight Train to Georgia" vs.
    >Romantics "What I Like About You"
    <Donna Summer "Last Dance"
    <Paul McCartney & Wings "Maybe I'm Amazed (Live)"
    >Madonna "Like a Virgin"
    >Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible"
    >Survivor "High on You"
    >Berlin "Take My Breath Away"
    >Janet Jackson "Nasty"
    >Pet Shop Boys "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
    <The Hollies "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress"
    >The Bangles "Eternal Flame"
    <The Carpenters "Rainy Days & Mondays"
    >Gregory Abbott "Shake You Down"
    >Genesis "Land of Confusion"
    <Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"
    >Animotion "Obsession"
    <John Lennon "Mind Games"
    >Bruce Springsteen "Dancing in the Dark"
    <BTO "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
    >Lionel Richie "Hello"
    <Boston "Let Me Take You Home Tonight"
    >Wham "Everything She Wants"
    <Todd Rundgren "I Saw the Light"
    >Jackson Browne "Somebody's Baby"
    <Lynyrd Skynyrd "Gimme Three Steps"
    <Janis Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee"
    <Jim Croce "Time in a Bottle"
    >Bryan Adams "Run to You"
    <Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly with His Song"

    < = 14
    > = 16
     
  5. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    1. Gladys Knight & The Pips "Midnight Train to Georgia" vs. Paul Young "Everytime You Go Away"
    2. The Raspberries "Go All the Way" vs. The Romantics "What I Like About You"
    3. Donna Summer "Last Dance" vs. Joe Jackson "Breaking Us in Two"
    4. Paul McCartney & Wings "Maybe I'm Amazed (Live)" vs. Dire Straits "Walk of Life"
    5. Elvis Costello "Oliver's Army" vs. Madonna "Like a Virgin"
    6. Cheap Trick "I Want You to Want Me" vs. Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible"
    7. Loggins & Messina "Your Mama Don't Dance" vs. Survivor "High on You"
    8. Rolling Stones "Tumbling Dice" vs. Berlin "Take My Breath Away"
    9. Styx "The Grand Illusion" vs. Janet Jackson "Nasty"
    10. Frankie Valli "Grease" vs. Pet Shop Boys "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
    11. The Hollies "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" vs. Stevie Nicks "Edge of Seventeen" - Tie (2 great songs)
    12. Diana Ross "Touch Me in the Morning" vs. The Bangles "Eternal Flame"
    13. The Carpenters "Rainy Days & Mondays" vs. Steve Winwood "The Finer Things"
    14. Ace Frehley "New York Groove" vs. Gregory Abbott "Shake You Down" - Tie (don't know/don't care)
    15. The Spinners "I'll Be Around" vs. Genesis "Land of Confusion"
    16. Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" vs. Eddie Rabbitt "Driving My Life Away"
    17. Andy Gibb "Shadow Dancing" vs. Animotion "Obsession"
    18. John Lennon "Mind Games" vs. The Cars "Magic"
    19. Bob Seger "Night Moves" vs. Bruce Springsteen "Dancing in the Dark"
    20. BTO "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" vs. Olivia Newton-John "Magic"
    21. Joni Mitchell "Help Me" vs. Lionel Richie "Hello"
    22. Boston "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" vs. The Cure "Just Like Heaven" - Tie (2 great songs)
    23. Santana "Evil Ways" vs. Wham "Everything She Wants"
    24. Todd Rundgren "I Saw the Light" vs. Smokey Robinson "Being With You"
    25. England Dan & John Ford Coley "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" vs. Jackson Browne "Somebody's Baby"
    26. Lynyrd Skynyrd "Gimme Three Steps" vs. USA for Africa "We are the World"
    27. Janis Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee" vs. Alan Parsons Project "Eye in the Sky"
    28. Jim Croce "Time in a Bottle" vs. Alphaville "Forever Young"
    29. Samantha Sang "Emotion" vs. Bryan Adams "Run to You"
    30. Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly with His Song" vs. Motley Crue "Girls, Girls, Girls"

    20 for 70's, 7 for 80's, 3 ties. A big win for the 70's.
     
  6. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1. Gladys Knight & The Pips "Midnight Train to Georgia" vs. Paul Young "Everytime You Go Away"
    2. The Raspberries "Go All the Way" vs. The Romantics "What I Like About You"
    3. Donna Summer "Last Dance" vs. Joe Jackson "Breaking Us in Two"
    4. Paul McCartney & Wings "Maybe I'm Amazed (Live)" vs. Dire Straits "Walk of Life"
    5. Elvis Costello "Oliver's Army" vs. Madonna "Like a Virgin"
    6. Cheap Trick "I Want You to Want Me" vs. Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible"
    7. Loggins & Messina "Your Mama Don't Dance" vs. Survivor "High on You"
    8. Rolling Stones "Tumbling Dice" vs. Berlin "Take My Breath Away"
    9. Styx "The Grand Illusion" vs. Janet Jackson "Nasty"
    10. Frankie Valli "Grease" vs. Pet Shop Boys "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
    11. The Hollies "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" vs. Stevie Nicks "Edge of Seventeen"
    12. Diana Ross "Touch Me in the Morning" vs. The Bangles "Eternal Flame"
    13. The Carpenters "Rainy Days & Mondays" vs. Steve Winwood "The Finer Things"
    14. Ace Frehley "New York Groove" vs. Gregory Abbott "Shake You Down"
    15. The Spinners "I'll Be Around" vs. Genesis "Land of Confusion"
    16. Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" vs. Eddie Rabbitt "Driving My Life Away"
    17. Andy Gibb "Shadow Dancing" vs. Animotion "Obsession"
    18. John Lennon "Mind Games" vs. The Cars "Magic"
    19. Bob Seger "Night Moves" vs. Bruce Springsteen "Dancing in the Dark"
    20. BTO "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" vs. Olivia Newton-John "Magic"
    21. Joni Mitchell "Help Me" vs. Lionel Richie "Hello"
    22. Boston "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" vs. The Cure "Just Like Heaven"
    23. Santana "Evil Ways" vs. Wham "Everything She Wants"
    24. Todd Rundgren "I Saw the Light" vs. Smokey Robinson "Being With You"
    25. England Dan & John Ford Coley "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" vs. Jackson Browne "Somebody's Baby"
    26. Lynyrd Skynyrd "Gimme Three Steps" vs. USA for Africa "We are the World"
    27. Janis Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee" vs. Alan Parsons Project "Eye in the Sky"
    28. Jim Croce "Time in a Bottle" vs. Alphaville "Forever Young"
    29. Samantha Sang "Emotion" vs. Bryan Adams "Run to You"
    30. Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly with His Song" vs. Motley Crue "Girls, Girls, Girls"

    1970's - 13
    1980's - 17
     
  7. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    This particular showdown seems to highlight the decade in which one matured.
     
  8. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Some of us might prefer the music of the 2020s.
     
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  9. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    1. Gladys Knight & The Pips "Midnight Train to Georgia" vs. Paul Young "Everytime You Go Away"

    "Midnight Train to Georgia". Never heard of Paul Young.

    2. The Raspberries "Go All the Way" vs. The Romantics "What I Like About You"

    Neither.

    3. Donna Summer "Last Dance" vs. Joe Jackson "Breaking Us in Two"

    Neither.

    4. Paul McCartney & Wings "Maybe I'm Amazed (Live)" vs. Dire Straits "Walk of Life"

    Neither. Bunch of crap songs in this one.

    5. Elvis Costello "Oliver's Army" vs. Madonna "Like a Virgin"

    "Oliver's Army". Madonna sucks.

    6. Cheap Trick "I Want You to Want Me" vs. Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible"

    "I Want You to Want Me" just because of the goofy way it starts.

    7. Loggins & Messina "Your Mama Don't Dance" vs. Survivor "High on You"

    Neither. Blech.

    8. Rolling Stones "Tumbling Dice" vs. Berlin "Take My Breath Away"

    "Tumbling Dice". Really?

    9. Styx "The Grand Illusion" vs. Janet Jackson "Nasty"

    Neither.

    10. Frankie Valli "Grease" vs. Pet Shop Boys "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"

    "What Have I Done to Deserve This?". "Grease" was crap.

    11. The Hollies "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" vs. Stevie Nicks "Edge of Seventeen"

    "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress"

    12. Diana Ross "Touch Me in the Morning" vs. The Bangles "Eternal Flame"

    Don't care.

    13. The Carpenters "Rainy Days & Mondays" vs. Steve Winwood "The Finer Things"

    "Rainy Days & Mondays".

    14. Ace Frehley "New York Groove" vs. Gregory Abbott "Shake You Down"

    "New York Groove". Never heard of the other one.

    15. The Spinners "I'll Be Around" vs. Genesis "Land of Confusion"

    Not familiar with "I'll Be Around", but I bet it's better than "Land of Confusion".

    16. Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" vs. Eddie Rabbitt "Driving My Life Away"

    "Signed, Sealed, Delivered". No contest.

    17. Andy Gibb "Shadow Dancing" vs. Animotion "Obsession"

    Ugh.

    18. John Lennon "Mind Games" vs. The Cars "Magic"

    "Mind Games".

    19. Bob Seger "Night Moves" vs. Bruce Springsteen "Dancing in the Dark"

    "Night Moves".

    20. BTO "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" vs. Olivia Newton-John "Magic"

    Don't care.

    21. Joni Mitchell "Help Me" vs. Lionel Richie "Hello"

    "Help Me".

    22. Boston "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" vs. The Cure "Just Like Heaven"

    "Just Like Heaven", I guess.

    23. Santana "Evil Ways" vs. Wham "Everything She Wants"

    "Evil Ways".

    24. Todd Rundgren "I Saw the Light" vs. Smokey Robinson "Being With You"

    "I Saw the Light"

    25. England Dan & John Ford Coley "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" vs. Jackson Browne "Somebody's Baby"

    Neither.

    26. Lynyrd Skynyrd "Gimme Three Steps" vs. USA for Africa "We are the World"

    "Gimme Three Steps" god damnit.

    27. Janis Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee" vs. Alan Parsons Project "Eye in the Sky"

    "Me and Bobby McGee". Let's be real.

    28. Jim Croce "Time in a Bottle" vs. Alphaville "Forever Young"

    "Time in a Bottle".

    29. Samantha Sang "Emotion" vs. Bryan Adams "Run to You"

    No.

    30. Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly with His Song" vs. Motley Crue "Girls, Girls, Girls"

    "Killing Me Softly" by a giant margin.

    The 80s sucked.
     
  10. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    Really?
     
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  11. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Too much keyboard
     
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  12. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Keyboard is the best part.

    Perhaps not enough cowbell.
     
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