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Since we have a thread for 80’s Movies, I thought it would be more than fair to have a thread for 80’s Music as well. After all, the decade of the 80’s did have some pretty awesome music. So with that in mind, what are your favorite songs from the 80’s? What are your favorite bands/artists from the 80’s?
Here are some of my favorite 80’s songs:
1982-Thriller (Michael Jackson)
1983-Flashdance... What a Feeling (Irene Cara)
1985-How Will I Know (Whitney Houston)
1983 - Total Eclips Of The Heart (Bonnie Tyler)
1985 - I Want to know what love is – Foreigner
1989 – Right Here Waiting (Richard Marx)
These are some of mine, but what about you guys? What songs/bands/artists are your favorite from the 80’s?
Last edited by destiny4ever; April 17, 2011 at 08:02 PM.
I'll go with albums, as songs are just wayyy too difficult to pick.
Some of the best (imo) albums of the 80's:
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs and Swordfishtrombones
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska, The River and Born in the U.S.A.
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
AC/DC - Back in Black
J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame
Are a few from the top of my head... Will expand the list later, perhaps. When I'm not so tired.
Oh, also, one of the best live albums ever to be released, The Concert in Central Park by Simon & Garfunkel!
(which I'm going to fall asleep to right now)
Iron Maiden - Their whole 80's catalog.
Judas Priest - British Steel, Screaming For Vengeance, Defenders of the Faith
Metallica - Ride The Lightning and Justice For All
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of A Madman,Bark At the Moon, Ultimate Sin
Some 80's songs
(1982) Michael Jackson - Thriller
(1983) Culture Club - Karma Kamaleon
(1983) Toquinho - Aquarela
(1980) AC/DC - You Shook All Night Long
(1983) U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
(1984) Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
(1985) RPM - Olhar 43
(1989) Paralamas do Sucesso - Laterna dos Afogados
(1986) Metallica - Master of Puppets
(1982) Barão Vermelho - Down Em Mim
(1986) Caetano Veloso - O Quereres
Ah, I could spend days here. In my opinion, in Brazil, 70's and 80's were the best decades of our music. Such beautiful lyrics were sung back then.
A Flock of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song
Revival of a great thread. Thanks to you three !
A french song that I listened to a lot as a little kid, it cheered me up when I was blue (it still does) :
The google translation of the lyrics shows "he changed his life' at the end of the chorus, but it's wrong, it's "he changed life".
Love the soundtrack to GTA: Vice City. A lot of 80's nostalgia there even though I was just a little kid.
"All I needed was the love you gave~~~~" "All I needed for another day~~~"
80s synth pop is the best. Good times.