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Old 04-03-2013, 13:32
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I'm well into the 80's at the minute.

I don't really know what many of the songs are called to steal though.

Anyone got anything to recommend?
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:35
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Try the music forum for plenty of replies.

Mine is Play that Funky Music White Boy by Wild Cherry.
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:39
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I'm well into the 80's at the minute.

I don't really know what many of the songs are called to steal though.

Anyone got anything to recommend?
The two hits below are two of my very favourite 80s hits.

Obsession-Animotion

Babe I Love You-Styx

And there's this track, released in 1985. It didn't make the top forty, but deserved to have done, in my view!

Five Minutes-Mainframe
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:39
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Try the music forum for plenty of replies.

Mine is Play that Funky Music White Boy by Wild Cherry.
That was 70s-1977, to be precise!
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:45
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mine is Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige duet-

I Know Hm So Well

The biggest selling duet ever by two female singer. Plus the video, complete with shoulder pads is fun!
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:46
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Altered Images song 'don't talk to me about love', Modern Talking and 'brother louie', Fiction Factory 'feels like heaven', Flock of Seagulls 'wishing I had a photograph of you', Lotus Eaters 'first picture of you', just someof my guilty pleasures!
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:47
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That was 70s-1977, to be precise!
Oh crap, I'm older than I thought !
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:48
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Flock of Seagulls 'wishing I had a photograph of you', Lotus Eaters 'first picture of you', just someof my guilty pleasures!
Agree very strongly about both of those! Flock of Seagulls were brilliant!
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:48
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Not sure about the years or indeed if they are 80's

But .....

Snap rhythm is a dancer, I've got the power
A-ha
Duran Duran many many songs
Spandau ballet ditto
Run dmc walk this way
Cameo word up
Depeche mode
Culture club- karma chameleon
Human league
Foreigner
White snake - here I go again
Meatloaf - bat out of hell, I would do anything for love
Kiss

Sorry cant remember all the songs, bit of an eclectic mix!
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:48
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You could try grabbing albums like 'best of the 80's' and stuff like that, that'd have all the good 80's songs on.

Mine at the moment is Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart. That could be because I'm listening to it right now though. :P
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:51
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Well my fave song of the 80s would probably be This Corrosion by Sisters of Mercy (12" version ftw).

I loved The Smiths, and I'm amazed how well some Duran Duran songs held up.
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:53
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I Wanna Know What Love Is was an absolute classic!
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:54
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I'll list what I liked at the time, heavily influenced by my brothers and their friends. I'll name just a selection as the actual list is far too long.

Naked in the Rain - Blue Pearl
Drive - The Cars
You Can Do Magic - America
Don't Box Me In - Steward Copeland and Stan Ridgeway
When Doves Cry - Prince
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Mr. Brownstone - Guns N' Roses
In the Jungle (or Welcome to the Jungle?) - Guns N' Roses
House of Pain - can't remember Edit: Faster Pussycat
You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Party - Beastie Boys
Red, Red, Red Wine - UB40
Ghost Town - The Specials
Walk This Way - Run D.M.C. and that skinny singer
I Just Died in Your Arms - the Cutting Crew
Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
All Cried Out - Lisa Lisa
Turn it Round - can't remember Edit: Don't Turn Around by Aswad
The Lost Boys soundtrack

I do have a huge soft spot for Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth, Fast Car by Tracy Chapman and Together in Electric Dreams by Phil Oakley (the singer from Human League). Is Return to Innocence a 1980s song? Edit: No. It was released in 1994.
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:54
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Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung.
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:55
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This...one of my favorite 'happy songs'. Always puts me in a good mood.

Supertramp - It's Raining Again

Wasn't a very big hit, but I think some of the songs you remember best are rarely the big massive hits of the day.

And this is a brilliant live version of the song from original member Roger Hodgson, who still plays a lot of the old Supertramp hits in his live solo shows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZMZ6Iry0HA
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:55
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I'm going to cheat a little and say Wicked Game by Chris Isaak because although it was originally released in 1989 it didn't become a hit until the 90's.

If I can't have that then I'll go for Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship.
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:56
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VH1 Top Songs of the 80s

1. Bon Jovi / "Livin' on a Prayer" (1986)

2. Def Leppard / "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (1987)

3. Duran Duran / "Hungry Like the Wolf" (1982)

4. Michael Jackson / "Billie Jean" (1982)

5. Prince / "When Doves Cry" (1984)

6. Hall & Oates / "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" (1981)

7. Guns N' Roses / Sweet Child O' Mine (1987)

8. Madonna / "Like a Virgin" (1984)

9. Run-D.M.C. / "Walk This Way" (1986)

10. AC/DC / "You Shook Me All Night Long" (1980)

11. Journey / Don't Stop Believing (1981)

12. Whitney Houston / "How Will I Know" (1985)

13. U2 / "With Or Without You" (1987)

14. The Bangles / "Walk Like an Egyptian" (1986)

15. Van Halen / "Jump" (1984)

16. INXS / "Need You Tonight" (1987)

17. Whitesnake / "Here I Go Again" (1982)

18. Dexy's Midnight Runners / "Come On Eileen" (1982)

19. Cyndi Lauper / "Time After Time" (1984)

20. Rick Springfield / "Jessie's Girl" (1981)

21. Michael Jackson / "Beat It" (1982)

22. The Cure / "Just Like Heaven" (1987)

23. Cyndi Lauper / "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1984)

24. A-Ha / "Take On Me" (1985)

25. Go-Go's / "Our Lips Are Sealed" (1981)

26. Guns N' Roses / "Welcome to the Jungle" (1987)

27. Kajagoogoo / "Too Shy" (1984)

28. Wham! / "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (1984)

29. Talking Heads / "Burning Down the House" (1983)

30. Pat Benatar / "Love is a Battlefield" (1983)

31. Queen and David Bowie / "Under Pressure" (1981)

32. Night Ranger / "Sister Christian" (1983)

33. Soft Cell / "Tainted Love" (1981)

34. Poison / "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" (1988)

35. Phil Collins / "In the Air Tonight" (1981)

36. Tommy Tutone / "867-5309/Jenny" (1981)

37. Aerosmith / "Janie's Got a Gun" (1989)

38. U2 / "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (1984)

39. Modern English / "I Melt With You" (1982)

40. The B-52's / "Love Shack" (1989)

41. Mötley Crüe / "Dr. Feelgood" (1989)

42. The Clash / "London Calling" (1982)

43. ABC / "Look of Love" (1982)

44. Bananarama / "Cruel Summer" (1984)

45. Janet Jackson / "Nasty" (1986)

46. The Police / "Every Breath You Take" (1983)

47. Twisted Sister / "We're Not Gonna Take It" (1984)

48. Bruce Springsteen / "Born in the U.S.A." (1984)

49. Beastie Boys / "Fight For Your Right" (1986)

50. Eurythmics / "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (1983)

51. Ratt / "Round and Round" (1984)

52. Dead or Alive / "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" (1985)

53. Billy Idol / "White Wedding" (1988)

54. Salt-N-Pepa / "Push It" (1986)

55. A Flock of Seagulls / "I Ran (So Far Away)" (1982)

56. Bonnie Tyler / "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (1983)

57. Toni Basil / "Mickey" (1981)

58. Culture Club / "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" (1982)

59. John Mellencamp / "Jack & Diane" (1982)

60. Young M.C. / "Bust a Move" (1989)

61. Styx / "Mr. Roboto" (1983)

62. Berlin / "Take My Breath Away" (1986)

63. Devo / "Whip It" (1980)

64. Paula Abdul / "Straight Up" (1988)

65. Foreigner / "I Want to Know What Love Is" (1984)

66. Depeche Mode / "Just Can't Get Enough" (1981)

67. REO Speedwagon / "Keep On Loving You" (1980)

68. Public Enemy / "Fight the Power" (1988)

69. R.E.M. / "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" (1980)

70. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / "I Love Rock N' Roll" (1981)

71. Rick James / "Super Freak" (1981)

72. The Fixx / "One Thing Leads to Another" (1983)

73. Nena / "99 Luftballons" (1983)

74. George Michael / "Faith" (1987)

75. Prince / "Little Red Corvette" (1983)

76. Thomas Dolby / "She Blinded Me With Science" (1982)

77. New Edition / "Candy Girl" (1983)

78. Blondie / "Call Me" (1980)

79. Human League / "Don't You Want Me?" (1981)

80. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock / "It Takes Two" (1988)

81. Cameo / "Word Up!" (1986)

82. Squeeze / "Tempted" (1981)

83. Prince / "Kiss" (1986)

84. Lionel Richie / "All Night Long (All Night)" (1983)

85. Robert Palmer / "Addicted to Love" (1985)

86. Bow Wow Wow / "I Want Candy" (1982)

87. Falco / "Rock Me Amadeus" (1986)

88. Chaka Khan / "Ain't Nobody" (1989)

89. The Pretenders / "Brass in Pocket" (1980)

90. Tone-Loc / "Wild Thing" (1989)

91. Katrina and The Waves / "Walking On Sunshine" (1983)

92. New Kids on the Block / "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" (1988)

93. Gary Numan / "Cars" (1980)

94. Rolling Stones / "Start Me Up" (1981)

95. Debbie Gibson / "Only in My Dreams" (1987)

96. Men at Work / "Down Under" (1982)

97. The Romantics / "What I Like About You" (1980)

98. Bobby Brown / "My Perogative" (1988)

99. Wang Chung / "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (1986)

100. Loverboy / "Working for the Weekend" (1981)
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Old 04-03-2013, 13:59
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Not sure about the years or indeed if they are 80's

But .....

Snap rhythm is a dancer, I've got the power
A-ha
Duran Duran many many songs
Spandau ballet ditto
Run dmc walk this way
Cameo word up
Depeche mode
Culture club- karma chameleon
Human league
Foreigner
White snake - here I go again
Meatloaf - bat out of hell, I would do anything for love
Kiss

Sorry cant remember all the songs, bit of an eclectic mix!
Ooh ooh, also
Alexander o'neill -criticize, what can I do to make you love me
Billy ocean, carribean queen, when the going gets tough
billy Joel,
Lionel Ritchie
Luther Vandross
Nirvana
Narada divine emotion

It's all flooding back to me now!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 14:04
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There are loads I like, but the ones below in particular.

Mental As Anything - Live It Up
I love it. It puts me in a really good mood.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eThl2OayKRw


Nik Kershaw - The Riddle.
Same as above. The bit at the beginning where the music kicks in always makes my stomach flip over. I was once leaving a shop when this came on so I turned round and went back in the shop so I could listen to it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ31jQjNpQc


Cutting Crew - I've Been In Love Before.
This one makes me feel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEPnb9GdMts

My 12 year old son LOVES music from the 70s and 80s, he should've been born decades before he was.
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Old 04-03-2013, 14:06
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Meatloaf - bat out of hell, I would do anything for love
Kiss
I would do anything for love is 1993, from Bat Out of Hell II.

Anyway, was in a shop in town today and Valerie by Steve Winwood was playing. Took me right back.
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Old 04-03-2013, 14:06
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I'll list what I liked at the time, heavily influenced by my brothers and their friends. I'll name just a selection as the actual list is far too long.

Naked in the Rain - Blue Pearl
Drive - The Cars
You Can Do Magic - America
Don't Box Me In - Steward Copeland and Stan Ridgeway
When Doves Cry - Prince
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Mr. Brownstone - Guns N' Roses
In the Jungle (or Welcome to the Jungle?) - Guns N' Roses
House of Pain - can't remember
You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Party - Beastie Boys
Red, Red, Red Wine - UB40
Ghost Town - The Specials
Walk This Way - Run D.M.C. and that skinny singer
I Just Died in Your Arms - the Cutting Crew
Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
All Cried Out - Lisa Lisa
Turn it Round - can't remember
The Lost Boys soundtrack

I do have a huge soft spot for Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth, Fast Car by Tracy Chapman and Together in Electric Dreams by Phil Oakley (the singer from Human League). Is Return to Innocence a 1980s song? Edit: No. It was released in 1994.
Blue pearl I remember dancing to that and wasn't the skinny guy Aerosmith that sang with run dmc?
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Old 04-03-2013, 14:07
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Only You by Yazoo
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Old 04-03-2013, 14:10
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Blue pearl I remember dancing to that and wasn't the skinny guy Aerosmith that sang with run dmc?
Oh, that's right. Sorry, Steven Tyler.
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Old 04-03-2013, 14:12
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You could try grabbing albums like 'best of the 80's' and stuff like that, that'd have all the good 80's songs on.

Mine at the moment is Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart. That could be because I'm listening to it right now though. :P
Unlikely - guarenteed to miss stuff like London Calling or Ghost Town
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Old 04-03-2013, 14:14
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Moonlight Shadow, by Mike Oldfield, featuring Maggie Reilly.

I never tire of hearing Maggie sing.
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