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

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by Wolf, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    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)
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    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:
  3. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    Shock the Monkey
  4. Steel Cranium

    Steel Cranium Well-Known Member

    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
  5. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    80's Favorites:

    LOVE IS LIKE A ROCK - Donnie Iris

    TURN UP THE RADIO - Autograph



    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:
  6. Wayne Edwards

    Wayne Edwards Active Member

    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
  7. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Really? Uh.

    Anything from UB40...:shock:
  8. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    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
    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
  9. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    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
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2009
  10. almaniac27

    almaniac27 Member

    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)
  11. Pink Willie

    Pink Willie Member


    Don't Answer Me by The Alan Parsons Project

    Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins

    Least Favorite:

    Situation by Yaz
  12. Argji

    Argji Member

    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.
  13. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!


    Anything from:
    Depeche Mode
    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....


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

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