80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

Aaron

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40. FOOLISH HEART - DEBBIE GIBSON
39. NITE AND DAY - AL B. SURE!
38. MISSED OPPORTUNITY - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
37. ONE GOOD WOMAN - PETER CETERA
36. SAYIN' SORRY DON'T MAKE IT RIGHT - DENISE LOPEZ
35. HERE WITH ME - REO SPEEDWAGON
34. IT WOULD TAKE A STRONG STRONG MAN - RICK ASTLEY
33. NOBODY'S FOOL - KENNY LOGGINS
32. LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) - CLIMIE FISHER
31. ANOTHER PART OF ME - MICHAEL JACKSON
30. I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE - MOODY BLUES
29. ALL FIRED UP - PAT BENATAR
28. MERCEDES BOY - PEBBLES
27. I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - TAYLOR DAYNE
26. IF IT ISN'T LOVE - NEW EDITION
25. WHEN IT'S LOVE - VAN HALEN
24. PERFECT WORLD - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
23. THE FLAME - CHEAP TRICK
22. NEW SENSATION - INXS
21. RAG DOLL - AEROSMITH
20. SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE - ROBERT PALMER
19. RUSH HOUR - JANE WIEDLIN
18. SWEET CHILD O' MINE - GUNS 'N' ROSES
17. THE COLOUR OF LOVE - BILLY OCEAN
16. THE TWIST - FAT BOYS & CHUBBY CHECKER
15. LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY - WHITNEY HOUSTON
14. FAST CAR - TRACY CHAPMAN
13. PARENTS JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND - DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE
12. JUST GOT PAID - JOHNNY KEMP
11. DO YOU LOVE ME - CONTOURS
10. MONKEY - GEORGE MICHAEL
9. POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME - DEF LEPPARD
8. I DON'T WANNA LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE - CHICAGO
7. I DON'T WANNA GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT - ELTON JOHN
6. 1-2-3 - GLORIA ESTEFAN & MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
5. SIGN YOUR NAME - TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY
4. MAKE ME LOSE CONTROL - ERIC CARMEN
3. HOLD ON TO THE NIGHTS - RICHARD MARX
2. HANDS TO HEAVEN - BREATHE
1. ROLL WITH IT - STEVE WINWOOD
 

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Good 9
Ok 10
Bad 21

32. LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) - CLIMIE FISHER

I only know this one from the VJ 40 too.

31. ANOTHER PART OF ME - MICHAEL JACKSON

You're just another pwarta-may. Ee-hee.

22. NEW SENSATION - INXS
21. RAG DOLL - AEROSMITH


Both songs are ok, but if you've heard 5 seconds of it, you've heard everything the song has to offer.

20. SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE - ROBERT PALMER

I was never impressed by this video or "Addicted To Love".



13. PARENTS JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND - DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE

Classic. Just because it's so much fun. Always puts a smile on my face. Other examples: Biz Markie "Just A Friend", Skee-Lo "I Wish" and Postive K "I Got A Man".

5. SIGN YOUR NAME - TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY

Never understood why he was so big. I found his music to be meh. And I still feel the same.

Most of these songs were played last year at this time. My old commentary is here:
80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

Will never make the top 40
#46 Paula Abdul "Knocked Out"
#56 Foreigner "Heart Turns To Stone"
#58 White Lion "Tell Me"
#66 Vanessa Williams "The Right Stuff"
#74 Stryper "Always There For You"
#85 Run DMC "Mary, Mary"
#87 Cher "Skin Deep"
#88 Midnight Oil "The Dead Heart"
 

Aaron

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40. TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART - BONNIE TYLER
39. MAKING LOVE OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL - AIR SUPPLY
38. IT'S INEVITABLE - CHARLIE
37. ALL TIME HIGH - RITA COOLIDGE
36. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU - LAURA BRANIGAN
35. FAKE FRIENDS - JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
34. DEAD GIVEAWAY - SHALAMAR
33. THE BORDER - AMERICA
32. PROMISES, PROMISES - NAKED EYES
31. COME DANCING - THE KINKS
30. DON'T CRY - ASIA
29. CUTS LIKE A KNIFE - BRYAN ADAMS
28. HUMAN TOUCH - RICK SPRINGFIELD
27. TELL HER ABOUT IT - BILLY JOEL
26. AFTER THE FALL - JOURNEY
25. LAWYERS IN LOVE - JACKSON BROWNE
24. THE SAFETY DANCE - MEN WITHOUT HATS
23. HUMAN NATURE - MICHAEL JACKSON
22. OUR HOUSE - MADNESS
21. ROCK 'N' ROLL IS KING - E.L.O.
20. SAVED BY ZERO - THE FIXX
19. TAKE ME TO HEART - QUARTERFLASH
18. 1999 - PRINCE
17. WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHIN' - MICHAEL JACKSON
16. ROCK OF AGES - DEF LEPPARD
15. I'LL TUMBLE 4 YA - CULTURE CLUB
14. CHINA GIRL - DAVID BOWIE
13. HOT GIRLS IN LOVE - LOVERBOY
12. PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ - TACO
11. ELECTRIC AVENUE - EDDY GRANT
10. (KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION - THE HUMAN LEAGUE
9. NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO - SERGIO MENDES
8. IT'S A MISTAKE - MEN AT WORK
7. FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING - IRENE CARA
6. STAND BACK - STEVIE NICKS
5. IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW - DURAN DURAN
4. MANIAC - MICHAEL SEMBELLO
3. SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY - DONNA SUMMER
2. SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) - EURYTHMICS
1. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - THE POLICE
 

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Excellent countdown. 1983 is probably my favourite year from the 80s.
Good songs (32) (bold in my library (27)):

40. TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART - BONNIE TYLER
39. MAKING LOVE OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL - AIR SUPPLY
37. ALL TIME HIGH - RITA COOLIDGE

32. PROMISES, PROMISES - NAKED EYES
31. COME DANCING - THE KINKS
29. CUTS LIKE A KNIFE - BRYAN ADAMS

28. HUMAN TOUCH - RICK SPRINGFIELD
27. TELL HER ABOUT IT - BILLY JOEL
25. LAWYERS IN LOVE - JACKSON BROWNE
24. THE SAFETY DANCE - MEN WITHOUT HATS

23. HUMAN NATURE - MICHAEL JACKSON
22. OUR HOUSE - MADNESS
21. ROCK 'N' ROLL IS KING - E.L.O.
20. SAVED BY ZERO - THE FIXX

19. TAKE ME TO HEART - QUARTERFLASH
18. 1999 - PRINCE
17. WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHIN' - MICHAEL JACKSON
16. ROCK OF AGES - DEF LEPPARD
15. I'LL TUMBLE 4 YA - CULTURE CLUB
14. CHINA GIRL - DAVID BOWIE
13. HOT GIRLS IN LOVE - LOVERBOY
12. PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ - TACO
11. ELECTRIC AVENUE - EDDY GRANT
10. (KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION - THE HUMAN LEAGUE
8. IT'S A MISTAKE - MEN AT WORK
7. FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING - IRENE CARA
6. STAND BACK - STEVIE NICKS
5. IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW - DURAN DURAN
4. MANIAC - MICHAEL SEMBELLO
3. SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY - DONNA SUMMER
2. SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) - EURYTHMICS
1. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - THE POLICE


Indifferent or never heard (8):
38. IT'S INEVITABLE - CHARLIE
36. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU - LAURA BRANIGAN
35. FAKE FRIENDS - JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
34. DEAD GIVEAWAY - SHALAMAR
33. THE BORDER - AMERICA
30. DON'T CRY - ASIA
26. AFTER THE FALL - JOURNEY
9. NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO - SERGIO MENDES
 

sadchild

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They played this exact same countdown last year.

My comments last year:
80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

Good 15
Okay 14
Bad 11

These songs bring me right back to turning 13 that summer. Playing outside all day, listening to songs I'd taped off the radio on my portable boombox, having so much fun I'd forget to go home and eat lunch (sometimes I could go 12+ hours without eating, I'd just lose track of time - no wonder I was so thin!), swingin' on the rope swing across the street, throwing sticks onto my neighbor's lawn so he'd have to pick them up before he could mow it, biking to the pharmacy to play the arcade games they had in the back room (pac man, asteroids, tempest...) with money from my paper route. Man, those were the days!

New comments:

40. TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART - BONNIE TYLER
39. MAKING LOVE OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL - AIR SUPPLY


Two of the best literal version videos ever made. Laugh-out-loud funny, Google them!

19. TAKE ME TO HEART - QUARTERFLASH

Nina said "That was Quarterflash with Harden My Heart". Oops...

1. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - THE POLICE


This song was EVERYWHERE. You could be deep in the heart of the Congo, miles from civilization, electricity... Lift up a rock, and this song would start playing from underneath it.

extra: #75 Meco "Ewok Celebration"

Minor epiphany - this might have been my first exposure to rapping!

Songs that will never reach the top 40
#56 ZZ Top "Sharp Dressed Man"
#75 Meco "Ewok Celebration"
#78 REM "Radio Free Europe"
#83 Tears For Fears "Change"
#84 Heart "How Can I Refuse"
#86 Lindsey Buckingham "Holiday Road"
#87 Sergio Mendes "Rainbow's End"
#90 Eddy Grant "I Don't Wanna Dance"
 

Aaron

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40. PUT YOUR MOUTH ON ME – EDDIE MURPHY
39. DRESSED FOR SUCCESS - ROXETTE
38. BABY DON’T FORGET MY NUMBER – MILLI VANILLI
37. CHERISH - MADONNA
36. EXPRESS YOURSELF - MADONNA
35. THAT’S THE WAY – KATRINA & THE WAVES
34. THE PRISONER – HOWARD JONES
33. COVER OF LOVE – MICHAEL DAMIAN
32. KISSES ON THE WIND – NENEH CHERRY
31. SOUL PROVIDER – MICHAEL BOLTON
30. ONE – THE BEE GEES
29. TALK IT OVER – GRAYSON HUGH
28. GIRL I’M GONNA MISS YOU – MILLI VANILLI
27. HEY BABY – HENRY LEE SUMMER
26. NO MORE RHYME – DEBBIE GIBSON
25. IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW – SIMPLY RED
24. HOOKED ON YOU – SWEET SENSATION
23. I’M THAT TYPE OF GUY – L.L. COOL J.
22. HEAVEN - WARRANT
21. IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME – CHER
20. 18 AND LIFE – SKID ROW
19. HEADED FOR A HEARTBREAK - WINGER
18. LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME – BON JOVI
17. SHOWER ME WITH YOUR LOVE - SURFACE
16. TOY SOLDIERS - MARTIKA
15. KEEP ON MOVIN’ – SOUL II SOUL
14. SACRED EMOTION – DONNY OSMOND
13. ANGEL EYES – JEFF HEALEY BAND
12. FRIENDS – JODY WATLEY WITH ERIC B. & RAKIM
11. THE END OF THE INNOCENCE – DON HENLEY
10. SO ALIVE – LOVE AND ROCKETS
9. SECRET RENDEZVOUS – KARYN WHITE
8. BATDANCE - PRINCE
7. I LIKE IT - DINO
6. HANGIN’ TOUGH – NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
5. ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY – GREAT WHITE
4. DON’T WANNA LOSE YOU – GLORIA ESTEFAN
3. COLD HEARTED – PAULA ABDUL
2. ON OUR OWN – BOBBY BROWN
1. RIGHT HERE WAITING – RICHARD MARX
 

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Hell week at work, sorry I'm late.

Summer of '89 - bagging groceries in a store with lotsa pretty girls (dated a few of them) and getting ready to move out of my parents house. Fun times.

Good 9
Ok 8
Bad 23

My comments from last year on this exact same countdown
80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

New comments:

21. IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME – CHER

Guilty pleasure.

Dat '46 year old dame exposing a whole lotta skin' video...



#51 Bad English "Forget Me Not"
#52 10,000 Maniacs "Trouble Me"
#53 Call "Let The Day Begin"
#55 Indigo Girls "Closer To Fine"
#58 White Lion "Little Fighter"
#65 Billy Squier "Don't Say You Love Me"
#67 Cinderella "Gypsy Road"
#74 Bulletboys "Smooth Up"
#76 Stage Dolls "Love Cries"
#94 Guns N' Roses "Nightrain"
#95 Tora Tora "Walkin' Shoes"
#96 Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock "Joy & Pain"
#100 Robert Palmer "Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming"


I like these 'never will make top 40 songs' better than most of the ones that did make it.

Songs that won't make the top 40
#51 Bad English "Forget Me Not"
#52 10,000 Maniacs "Trouble Me"
#53 Call "Let The Day Begin"
#55 Indigo Girls "Closer To Fine"
#57 John Mellencamp "Jackie Brown"
#58 White Lion "Little Fighter"
#65 Billy Squier "Don't Say You Love Me"
#67 Cinderella "Gypsy Road"
#74 Bulletboys "Smooth Up"
#76 Stage Dolls "Love Cries"
#77 Adrian Belew "Oh Daddy"
#94 Guns N' Roses "Nightrain"
#95 Tora Tora "Walkin' Shoes"
#96 Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock "Joy & Pain"
#100 Robert Palmer "Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming"