That 80’s music

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).

1 Comment

  1. From your list, about the only thing I miss is “Hold Me Now” and “Barracuda.” The rest I either don’t recognize by title and group, or didn’t care that much for it. Still, I agree that there was much to like, even among the so-called “heavy metal” stuff. Some of my favorite Christian music comes from that decade, and I have a stack of cassettes to show it.

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