I saw this post in Rae’s blog about some 80’s favorite songs and, strangely, it stroke a chord.
Looking back to the 80’s, I am surprised to find pop music that was of actually good quality, even if it had some objectionable content. I find that today there are lots of “retro” radio stations, and ads are filled with 80’s music. Why today’s pop have to be of such a bad quality?
But I digress. Here’s my very partial list of 80’s songs:
- A-ha: The blood that moves the body – Take me on – Stay on these roads
- Al Corley: Square rooms
- The Alan Parsons Project: Don’t Answer Me – Eye in the Sky (and many others)
- Alphaville: Big in Japan – Sounds like a Melody
- Camouflage: Love is a Shield
- Duran Duran: Save a Prayer
- Erasure:: A little respect – Oh L’amour
- Europe: The Final Countdown
- A Flock of Seagulls: The more you live the more you love
- Hall & Oates: Maneater
- Huey Lewis and The News: I Want a New Drug
- Laura Branigan: Gloria – Self-control
- Men at Work: Overkill – Down Under
- OMD: Enola Gay and many others
- Peter Schilling: Major Tom
- Queen: Radio Ga Ga – I want to Break Free
- Thompson Twins: Doctor! Doctor! – Hold Me Now
- Traveling Wilburys: Handle With Care – Runaway
- Ultravox: Dancing with tears in my eyes
There are many, many others, but let this list suffice for the time being. What do you think ?
(Update: Another post with follow-up (i.e., more songs).