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Favourite 80's Song...

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RISadler    10
RISadler

Well, I got the turntable going again and am busy converting my LP's to MP3, so got to thinking... my favourite song(s) from the 1980's are:

  • Man on the Moon, by Ballyhoo;
  • followed a close second by Holding Out for a Hero, by Bonnie Tyler.

What's your favourite 1980's song?

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mellowred    10
mellowred

Not a 80's fan at all RI. My all time favourites include Smoke on the Water and Radar Love. 80's were too light for my taste :whistling:

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RISadler    10
RISadler

Both those songs are from the 1970's, so it doesn't count. (The question wasn't what your favourite song was, but your favourite songs from the 1980's. Concentrate. Or start another thread for 70's songs. :wink:)

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jphotography    10
jphotography

I am a big 80s music fan. Any Kylie Minogue, Belinda Carlisle, Cindi Lauper, Madonna, cutting crew duran duran just too many to mention, but I think my all time favourite will be Cindi Lauper - girls just wanna have fun.

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod

Find it a bit hard to narrow it down to songs - but my fave 80's bands were

R.E.M - Murmur - especially the tracks "We walk" and "Perfect Circle"

The Police (Sting is my overall favourite muzo) - "Message in a bottle" and "Every breath you take" are probably right up there but "Roxanne" is my best!

Sting again - this time with the album "Dream of the Blue Turtles" - just about everything off that album and then off "Nothing like the sun" - "Fragile" and "Sister Moon".

Joan Armatrading - "Me myself I" (most of her 70's and 80's stuff)

Peter Gabriel - Rhythm of the Heat - best listened to with headphones - whew!!

Pink Floyd's - "The Wall" - whole album - and the movie!

Also used to spend many nights and days (most weekends really) in the Pmburg and Durban jazz halls watching local bands and greats such as Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) - Sakhile - Stimela - etc. etc. incredible! Afro-jazz at its finest! Sadly suppressed by the apart-hate regime...

Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!! Just thinking about all of these gives me a rush. Thanks RIS!!

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jphotography    10
jphotography

give you a rush!!! what about Jennifer RUsh hehehehehe. Memory lane oh boy!!!!

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod
give you a rush!!! what about Jennifer RUsh hehehehehe. Memory lane oh boy!!!!

 

LOVED her music - never had any meself but used to hear it often when I went jorling - memory lane indeed!

 

Also used to love bopping to the garage/punk/house/rock/fusion type sounds - The Clash (remember "London calling"?), the Smiths, The Cure and U2 - HOW COULD I FORGET U2!!!!?? Hoooooboy!!

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jphotography    10
jphotography

Scrathing old tapes out now!!!!!!! There was a band not sure what year called London boys. I got my mother to imported me their tape in the early 90s.

Would love to get a cd from the band KWS!

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod

@ jphotography - d'you mean these guys??

 

 

and these...

 

 

Standard disco prerequisite!!

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jphotography    10
jphotography

MsPlod yes

This is my favourite one

Chapel of love, hehehehe

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kyle2    10
kyle2

Too many favourites to list, but the following stand out:

 

99 red ballons - Nena

Slave to love - Brian Ferry

Oh Yeah - Brian Ferry, (anyone remember the old Highveldt Stereo add in the cinema's with this song? beautiful it was)

Sounds like a melody - Alphaville

A kind of Magic - Queen

Kingston town - UB40

Avalon - Bryan Ferry

Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics

:whistling:

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod
Too many favourites to list, but the following stand out:

 

99 red ballons - Nena

Slave to love - Brian Ferry

Oh Yeah - Brian Ferry, (anyone remember the old Highveldt Stereo add in the cinema's with this song? beautiful it was)

Sounds like a melody - Alphaville

A kind of Magic - Queen

Kingston town - UB40

Avalon - Bryan Ferry

Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics

:whistling:

 

All fun - good and HIGHLY "hummable" - We have a UB40 "live in Holland" DVD which is great fun - my two-year old is just captivated by music and this is one of his favourite DVDs.

 

I forgot duh.gif Michael Hedges worship.gif - my guitar-playing hero!

(ignore the long chat in the beginning - but if you listen to what he is saying - you'll see why he was so loved. One man, one guitar - just watch those fingers - Oh the fullness of sound he manages to get out of that guitar!!

 

Windham Hill recording studio was a really amazing project~!

Edited by MsPlod
I forgot Michael Hedges

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wayjen    10
wayjen

jeez don't get me started on 80's music i have lots of favourites.

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MsPlod    10
MsPlod
jeez don't get me started on 80's music i have lots of favourites.

 

Ooooooh goodie! Get started PLEEEEZ - such fun to think of all these musical reminders:wink:

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wayjen    10
wayjen

oh boy i don't even know where to start. i could tell you every song from the 80's just by the first note that was played and used to tape off the radio so have plenty cassettes. i even had a fake radio station in the army and play requests over the phone to my friends. those were the best of times.

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mellowred    10
mellowred
Both those songs are from the 1970's, so it doesn't count. (The question wasn't what your favourite song was, but your favourite songs from the 1980's. Concentrate. Or start another thread for 70's songs. :wink:)

 

Ok, Ok. Point taken :toung:. I was concentrating though - I mentioned I'm not an 80's fan.

 

I did find one I like - Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer

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