What would be your favorite and/or least favorite 80's song?

Wolf

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What are you favorite and/or least favorite 80's song?

I have over 400 songs dedicated to the 80's in my iPod, so I was going threw them over the weekend. I would think it might be interesting, what would be your guys favorite and/or least favorite 80's song?


I have so many 80's songs and I gotta say these are some of my favorites:

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1984)
Billy Idol - White Wedding (1983)
Bryan Adams - Summer of '69 (1985)
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me (1987)
Devo - Whip It (1980)
Don Henley - Dirty Laundry (1982)
Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue (1983)
Men At Work - Down Under (1982
Toto - Africa (1982)
Van Halen - Panama (1984)

Here are some of my least favorite 80's songs:

A-Ha - Take On Me (1984)
B-52's - Love Shack (1989)
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen (1982)
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus (1985)
J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame (1982)
Nena - 99 Red Luftballons (1983)
Poison - Your Mama Dont Dance (
Toni Basil - Mickey (1982)1989)
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (1987)
 
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Aaron

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A few favorites...
Men at Work - It's a Mistake
Howard Jones - No One is to Blame
Tears for Fears - Head Over Heels
The Cars - Drive
A-Ha - Take On Me
Mike and The Mechanics - Silent Running
Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
Journey - Still They Ride
Corey Hart - Never Surrender
Duran Duran - Save a Prayer
Night Ranger - Sister Christian
John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire
Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good


A few I do not like...
Sly Fox - Let's Go All the Way
B-52's - Love Shack
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
+ anything by Richard Marx :cool:
 

Steel Cranium

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Most 80's plays on my ipod:

Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again
Smiths - How Soon is Now?
REM - Radio Free Europe
Ministry - Every Day is Halloween
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Metallica - For Whom the Bell Tolls
Pink Floyd - Terminal Frost
Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole/Terrible Lie


Honorable Mention:

AC-DC - Hell's Bells
AC-DC - For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)



Make me turn the channel:

Styx - Mr. Roboto
Toni Basil - Mickey
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eilene
 

goreds2

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80's Favorites:

LOVE IS LIKE A ROCK - Donnie Iris

TURN UP THE RADIO - Autograph

THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU - Romantics

BACK IN BLACK - ACDC

LOVE TO LAY YOU DOWN - Conway Twitty (can I include country songs? :eek: )

GREEN COUNTRY MOUNTAINS - McGuffey Lane (popular local band)


Least Favorites?

Even those songs are fun to listen to and laugh at. :eek:
 

Wayne Edwards

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My 10 favorite 80's songs:

Here Comes Your Man-The Pixies
Clampdown-The Clash
Colour-Delta 5
I'll Be You-The Replacements
Six-The Neats
The Classical-The Fall
In My Eyes-Minor Threat
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out-The Smiths
Part Time Punks-Television Personalities
Beyond and Back-X


My 10 least favorite 80's Songs:

Ebony and Ivory-Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
Broken Wings-Mister Mister
Like A Rock-Bob Seger
Greatest Love Of All-Whitney Houston
Abracadabra-Steve Miller
Say You, Say Me-Lionel Richie
I Want Your Sex-George Michael
That's What Friends Are For-Dionne Warwick
Party All The Time-Eddie Murphy
Kokomo-The Beach Boys
 

MadisonRadio1

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Some favorites:
And She Was-Talking Heads
Walking Down Your Street-The Bangels
We Got the Beat-Go Go's
Like The Weather-10000 Maniacs
Secret-OMD
Two of Hearts-Stacey Q
Welcome to the Pleasure Dome-Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Land of Confusion-Genesis
Twilight World-Swing Out Sister
Don't You Forget About Me-Simple Minds

Clearly the least favorite was
Sussudio-Phil Collins, must have been played every 45 minutes
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Favourites:
Anything by Men At Work or Dire Straits
Anything by The Cars except Drive
Anything by Duran Duran
Anything by The B-52s
Anything by Styx
Anything by Bob Seger
Anything by The Talking Heads
Billy Jean, Thriller, and Beat it, Rock With You - Micheal Jackson
A-Ha - Take On Me
John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire
Sly Fox - Let's Go All the Way
Toni Basil - Mickey
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eilene
Gary Numan - Cars
Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Monday's
Tony Bazil - Mickey
The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star
M - Pop Music
Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
Almost anything by Cliff Richard


Least favourite:
Anything else by Micheal Jackson
Anything by Phil Collins or Genisis
Anything by Van Halen except Jump
Anything by Whitney Houston
Anything by George Micheal or Wham
Anything by Dion Warwick
Anything by Janet Jackson
Push It - Salt N' Pepper
 
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almaniac27

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Favorites:
Anything by REM
Anything by the Pogues
Anything by the Jam
Anything by the Pixies, but if I had to pick one it would be "Wave of Mutilation"
Balloon Man by Robyn Hitchcock
She Bangs the Drums by the Stone Roses

Least favorites
Anything by any hair band
Anything by Depeche Mode
Should I Stay or Should I Go by the Clash (total jump the shark moment)
 

Argji

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I can't pin down one song or even a handful that defines the 80's, a lot of it worked for me.

But probably the only 80's song that will make me go for the preset button before the second beat has to be Mickey by Toni Basil. Ugh.
 

kingchuck69

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Good:

Anything from:
Metallica
Depeche Mode
Erasure
Yaz
Talk Talk
Living Colour - "Cult of Personality"
Clan of Xymox
Joy Division/New Order
Sisters of Mercy
Big Audio Dynamite
Aldo Nova - "Fantasy"
Donne Iris - "Ah! Leah!"
...Just to name a few....


Bad:

Anything from:
Boy George/Culture Club
Huey Lewis and the News
Barbara Streisand
Roxy Music/Brian Ferry
Rick Astley