good 80s music!! no joke!!

Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 17, 2008 7:56pm CST
ok so im a huge music lover.. i have music going all the time and listen to a wide variety of it.. i prefer oldies or classic rock but i like some newer stuff and a little bit of rap also.. anywho one type of music i could never get into was 80s music.. well i dont like techno or dance/house/d+b stuff either but thats just cuz its all dubbed stuff.. anywho me and a friend who commonly listen to music together while we're hanging out and often talk about it or try and guess who sings it etc (if were listenin to the radio).. and we've had this on going joke that there is good 80s music.. thats what she claims.. i claim theres more good rap.. she doesnt listen to rap.. so far ive made 2 cds worth of rap/hip hop/r&b that she agrees she enjoys listening to.. mostly because she can understand the words i guess haha but anyways shes yet to show me 1 good 80s song.. so i seek the help of the world.. what are some good 80s songs? do they really exist? there must be some right? i mean its a decade worth of music! help me out people :)
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• United States
18 Jan 08
You know as well as do little Prince, that it's all just a matter of your own personal taste. In my opinion some of the all time best music, that will live on as long as say, Mozart, came out of the 80's. I could give you a list that went on longer than the limbs of you and your entire family all strung together, but if you don't like that kind of music then of course you're not going to agree. But here's a couple that I think you will have to agree are good songs (the first one is actually late 70's, but I'm including it anyway because I want to, and because I was listening to it in the 80's). Anyway, here they are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnDrbagYm24 YouTube - Bob Marley - Three Little Birds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ITtKae130 YouTube - 88 Lines about 44 Women - pictures
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• United States
18 Jan 08
It just depends on what one likes but I think there was a good representation of music in the 80's just as there is in any era. Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, Prince, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Madonna, Lionel Richie, Journey, Bruce Springsteen, John Cougar Mellencamp, Men at Work, Peter Gabriel, Robert Palmer, Stray Cats, Billy Joel, MC Hammer, Culture Club, Kool and The Gang, Eddie Money, Hall & Oates, The Pretenders, Tom Petty were all some of my favorites in this era and each had quite a few good songs. That is just me though.
• United States
18 Jan 08
Well, except for Tom Petty, but he doesn't belong on the list with all that bad company.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
the nails were formed in the late 70s but since their first album didnt hit til 81 ill give you that one.. never heard that song before hehe kinda catchy i guess *shrug* i like the video that goes along with it more.. ive even been to a place where one of those photos is taken.. its even mentioned in the video comments as to where it is.. 2:19 is a photo in taken of a girl in a river.. ive been in that river at that spot to see the rocks shes standing by
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
18 Jan 08
David bowie. He was around in the 80's. I couldnt tell you a song that he wrote/sang in the 80's but i like him as a singer and i know he was around back then, i've seen him in makeup. lol. How about ozzy, didn't ozzy start off in the 80's ? i'm not sure as i'm not entirely up to date on my music history lol. Metalica was 80's. . as was.. ok.. montley crue, lol, and... warren.. Okay that's all i can come up with i think. . now i must go read what others have seaid.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
ok david bowie's first crowd was cave men that mans been singing forever! like half a decade anyways haha :) but yah he is awesome.. not an 80s singer though :P ozzy and black sabbath are from the 70s but yah i guess metalica and motley crue are from the 80s :) not a huge fan of either but i guess i know a couple songs by both of them i could find that i like.. the black album by metalica has a couple im sure.. ill have to research motley crue to find one i like though cuz i dunno any of their songs by name.. ive heard tommy lee on tv though *shrug* and whos warren?? :D hehe
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
Soory i ment warrent.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
s'all good :) i meant century (not decade) :D but ya warrent is a very 80s sounding band ;) i will have to listen to s'more of them
• United States
18 Jan 08
I love 80's music - my satellite radio pretty much stays on channel 8. Even the songs I hated in the 80's I enjoy hearing now...guess it's a nastalgic thing. Check out rockonthenet.com and it will list VH1's top 100 songs of the 80's. My favorite bands were Depeche Mode, U2, REM, Billy Idol, Madonna, and Prince. The one hit wonders were always fun too.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
u2 and billy idol are from the 70s but youre not the first to mention depeche to me so ill be sure to check them out :) and ya i guess madonna has some hits from the 80s but i find her music isnt long lasting to me.. i dont like hearing it often though she is one of the biggest names from the 80s :D i do however like a few songs by rem.. i never even thought to look at top ten or 100 or any top charts for the 80s.. such a logical thing to do too! thanks for the tip heheh
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
I used to listen to some of them, like new wave and some of those hair band rock stuffs. I also listened to some rap/hiphop music like Milli Vanilli, but later on trashed it since they were lip synching the their songs!;) Most of them were from Micheal Jackson, right before he turned from black to white!LoL Breathe, Williams Brothers were also some of my favorites. INXS, Tear for Fears, Faith No More and many groups that somehow turned the 80's as one of the colorful era for music lovers..
• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
michael jackson has been around since tv was black and white thats the only reason he looked black before! lol j/k but anyways hes not an 80s singer hes an 80s survivor :D inxs however is a band i totally forgot about! my friends in highschool used to listen to them.. ive heard a few i could tolerate at least hehe ill have to check out tears for fears as ive never heard of them or a song they do! :D i didnt know faith no more was from the 80s either hehe i have a song by them already but i dunno if its from the 80s.. they are though so i guess it counts a little bit hehe
18 Jan 08
There's many decent 80's tracks, to many for me to name. I like older songs too, although I very rarely listen to anything beyond the 90s and If I had to say any group it would be "queen". they've bought a lot of fun into the world. ~Joey
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
19 Jan 08
well thats wonderful to name someone who survived the 80s anyone can do that :P every classic rock song makes that list heh im lookin for people from the 80s.. queen started in 1970 and was famous long before the 80s arrived :)
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I grew up in the 70's and 80's (I was born in 68) so the 80's were the music I mostly listened to. I always like the music and there's a lot that I still like. I'd say it's a matter of personal taste. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~