Anyone up for an 80's music nostalgia thread?

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I am pretty much Duran Duranned out from my previous thread but have been looking on You Tube and pretending it's the 80s again.

I give you this and this for starters.

Anyone beat them for 80s fabulousness? grin

Oh and you youngsters can join in if you can say nice things. grin

Where are all you old people? sad

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 17-Aug-13 20:42:22

I see those and raise you this

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 17-Aug-13 20:43:08

I was at my heyday in the 80's grin

Purple2012 Sat 17-Aug-13 20:43:13

I loved 80s music. I had lots of wham stuff.

TotemPole Sat 17-Aug-13 20:47:39

Unfortunately I have no sound at the moment, so can't listen to these.

Do you remember Hipsway and the Honeythief ?

Love Dick Spatsley and Limahl but that Neighbours wedding one is cringey. grin

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 20:48:26

I'm always up for one of these. I need inspiration for my wedding playlist.

The Only One

And pretty much any other Transvision Vamp song...

holycowwhatnow Sat 17-Aug-13 20:49:43
StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 17-Aug-13 20:49:45

and one of my all time faves culture club

Oooh i was in my prime in the 80s grin

Thinks of good 80s music.......

Japan/ David Sylvian (my future husband when I was 16)
Haircut 100
Scritti Politti
PetShop Boys

will think of more smile

shock It's not cringey! Scott and Charlene woman! Scott and fecking Charlene!

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 20:50:55

We went to see Bros, but wouldn't admit it to anyone at school...

Forgot that one Totem. Choon!! grin

How a about a bit of this?

TotemPole Sat 17-Aug-13 20:51:09

Let's not forget The Blow Monkeys Digging your scene and It doesn't have to be this way

Oooh Men at Work (Colin Hay replaced David Sylvian as my husband to be when I was 17-18 )

Toto - Africa

I hear the drums echoing tonight...

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 20:52:34

Ooh Facebook are you having an 80s Scott and Charlene themed wedding? envy

The Smiths - everyone was in love with celibate vegan love-god Morrissey (he was principled in those days but not a pillock)

RubySparks Sat 17-Aug-13 20:53:41're as cold as ice

Diamondcassis Sat 17-Aug-13 20:53:45

My 16y old increasingly finds 80s music cool. I think it may be time for a comeback

Blow Monkeys-Fab. grin

Not a huge Depeche Mode fan but love that song.

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 20:55:06

I went to see Howard Jones and Prince at Wembley. Even after all these years, Prince is by far the best live act I've ever seen. I m stuck in an 80s time warp though. Even though I obsessed over Duran Duran, Prince was bloody amazing.

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 20:57:43

Facebook you must dance up the aisle to this. grin

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 20:59:12

and this takes me back

I think I need to calm down...

holycowwhatnow Sat 17-Aug-13 21:00:35
FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 21:01:10

Ha ha Amazing. grin

Maybe Sparkling...or perhaps Billy Idol...

I feel like a fake on here actually, I'm only 29! grin

I love all these. I am a teen again. I am going to marry George Michael/John Taylor/Michael Praed. grin

No need to calm down Facebook. Nothing wrong with 80s enthusiasm.

Cant do links on new phone but love

Go West call me

The alarm

Ooh ABF how come you are into the 80s?

hereshecomesnowsayingyoniyoni Sat 17-Aug-13 21:05:43

If you love 80's music listen to Absolute 80's on sky/virgin
Some real blasts from the past on there

holycowwhatnow Sat 17-Aug-13 21:06:27

Michael Praed, I fucking LOVED him! My first major crush. But he let himself down by being Prince Whatever on Dynasty.

I was the accidental baby of the family, my sisters are 7 and 10 years older than me, my cousins are the same age as them. I was subjected introduced to pop music at an early age.

It was my job to change the records and if I was on my best behaviour I was allowed to choose the next song. grin

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 21:08:23

Ahhhh Michael Praed. I had a poster of him on my headboard....

sergeantmajor Sat 17-Aug-13 21:09:59

The Blow Monkeys - joy! had forgotten all about them.
My end of primary school disco played Eye of the Tiger, and they played it again at my ds's end of primary disco! Surely that stands the test of time.
But as for this video... pmsl, the least threatening guys in the world trying to look hard!

The thing is with the 80s there are whole groups I didn't like as well such as-

The Eurythmics

Aww ABF, you got to listen to all the good music very young.

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 21:12:37

I think this was more late 70s but I still love it blush

Right just to warn you the bloke in this one is going to marry me so hands off. Love Sparkling circa 1984.

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 21:14:24

The Eye of the Tiger video looks like a spoof...

Sits sparkling down to explain that the likelihood of George and her marrying are on a par with myself and wee Jimmy Sommerville.

But we could have Erasure at our imaginary weddings wink

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 21:18:18

Me and my sister watched this over and over from Top of the Pops. God bless you VHS video.

Boys Don't Cry

shock Noooo 70. He loves me and everything. sad You can marry Jimmy Krankie instead. wink

How about a bit of this?

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 21:21:47
Annunziata Sat 17-Aug-13 21:22:58

Oh, oh, I wanted Kylie and Jason as our first dance at our wedding and DH vetoed me sad

I got engaged while this was playing blush

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 21:26:15

I love that song Annu.

Two of my top songs from the 80s are

Strawberry Switchblade Since Yesterday

And White Lines

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 21:26:21

Soothes Sparkling <<pat, pat>>

I think Jimmy Krankie might be off the menu too on account of the fact she's a woman he's a bit young for me. wink

What about a bit of Paul Hardcastle ?

oldsilver Sat 17-Aug-13 21:30:07

May I offer up this little gem

Duel - Propaganda


Frankie Goes to Hollywood. The scandal that was RELAX grin

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 21:32:29

* bounces in * grin



I had to watch George and Aretha twice, it was brilliant. And George looked hot. blush

Duel is a great toon.

PoppyAmex Sat 17-Aug-13 21:35:37

Sparkling I loved that too, but this one was my favourite of hers.

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 21:35:42


I'd forgotten about Kim Wilde. Kids in America was good too.

Who remembers this this?

oldsilver Sat 17-Aug-13 21:36:49

I sooooooooooo wanted one of those blue dresses still do

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 21:37:46

Impulse, I my have to add that for the cheesey section, along with this

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 21:38:44

Are you all aware of the literal videos (this is a bit of Bonnie) that take the wonder of 80's videos and make them perfect?

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 21:38:53

Oh Facebook love that too. And KW looks fab. envy

Annunziata Sat 17-Aug-13 21:39:29


My hair looked like this blush] I really loved this.

Love can't turn around - Farleys Grandmaster Funk. oh yes wink

And I fecking hate Banamarama (speshly Siobhan thing what was married to him out of The Tourists).

Keep away from the lovely Terry Hall (who is still on my list of husbands-to-be whenever he's ready. DH is cool with this)

Oooh , how could I forget Ghost Town by The Specials (1981 , so just squeezed in there)

PoppyAmex Sat 17-Aug-13 21:41:19

Impulse, the first time I watched Bonnie's literal video I felt sick from laughing so much. It's a masterpiece.

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 21:42:41

Oh yesssss...loved Ghost Town...

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 21:43:23

Poppy me too, and every time after grin

There's Meatloaf too

Matt Bianco - get out of your lazy bed.

oldsilver Sat 17-Aug-13 21:43:45

I met Funboy Three once ... they stayed at the hotel I did my training practice in, Lynval Golding put a couple of us on the guestlist for that night.

Aw bless - before he became a celebrity a celebrity haircutter...

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 21:48:01

Impulse that virtual video is hilarious. grin

mamamidwife Sat 17-Aug-13 21:48:15

Loved a bit of wham, erasure, madonna- get into the groove
Loved dirty dancing - I've had the time if my life, can't remember who sang that though, but it's a classicgrin
I was a closet rick astley fan tooblush

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 17-Aug-13 21:49:58

grandmaster loved this and funny but Ds2 was at boardmasters featival and said he was one of the best acts in the whole eekend.

Brilliant literal Bonnie. grin

morethanpotatoprints Sat 17-Aug-13 21:51:41

Oh yes, Matt Bianco. I remember it well smile

My fav 80's song has to be Yazz. The Only Way is up.

I also liked Kool and the Gang, Prince.

The weirdest ones were Trio. Da Da Da, Nena 99 Red balloons.

Oh the memories.

PoppyAmex Sat 17-Aug-13 21:52:04

Impulse some of the lines still kill me, like:

"What the effing crap, that angel guy just felt me up"


"Mullet with headlights!"


MacaYoniandCheese Sat 17-Aug-13 21:52:06

Hmmm...that TightFit video confused. Is it possible that the human race has MASSIVELY intellectually evolved since the 1980's? How can that have been even remotely passable as entertainment? I'm struggling grin.

This is 80's TREASURE.

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 21:53:44

morethan thank you of reminding me about Da da da

Annunziata Sat 17-Aug-13 21:54:46

Standing strong foreeevvvverr

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 21:55:12

Poppy "magic propels my rolly chair" and loud fake lesbians <keels over laughing>


No the human race has not evolved Maca have you seen 1 Direction? Tight Fit still better than that shower.

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Sat 17-Aug-13 21:56:23

I love The Specials 70s My fave was message to you Rudy smile

Here's a Saturday night corker

Off to groove now!

oldsilver Sat 17-Aug-13 21:57:57

This normally filled the dance floor.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 17-Aug-13 21:59:40
FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 22:00:07
Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 22:02:57

Wherever I lay my hat Saved my pocket money for this one

Lorelilee Sat 17-Aug-13 22:03:18

Oi Sparkling, step away from the George! JT is yours, GM is mine - end of.

mamamidwife Sat 17-Aug-13 22:05:59


mamamidwife Sat 17-Aug-13 22:06:24

Bugger my link didn't work hmm

CeliaFate Sat 17-Aug-13 22:07:21
mamamidwife Sat 17-Aug-13 22:07:26

What was that topgun one that was very popular, take my breath or something??

I always saved up for the 12" single from Woolies £1.79 I think.

rugbychick Sat 17-Aug-13 22:10:25

I love the 80's. I'm a huge Spandau fan. I heard on radio 2 yesterday rock me Amadeus by falco!

morethanpotatoprints Sat 17-Aug-13 22:12:29

Here's some more, in no particular order or genre.

Somewhere in my heart. Aztec Camera (brilliant)
Hands off she's mine . The beat
Tell it to my heart. Tayler Dayne.
My favourite waste of time. Owen Paul (fantastic)

oldsilver Sat 17-Aug-13 22:12:45

Spandy when they were good not suited and booted.

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 22:14:03

It was Berlin mamamidwife

...oh when Tom was hot and not mad...

morethanpotatoprints Sat 17-Aug-13 22:14:13

take my breath away ay ay ay. ay ay ay. Take my breathe away.

Annunziata Sat 17-Aug-13 22:14:28

Berlin, Take My Breath Away. Classic grin

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 22:15:31

Joe Jackson - Different for Girls (but I just looked and was shock to see it was 1979)

Annunziata Sat 17-Aug-13 22:17:41

grin I loved that Impulse! I think I can still do the dance routine.. Oh mickey what a pity!!

No Cyndi yet?

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 22:22:06

I take your wonderful Cindy Annunziata and raise you Tiffany smile

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 22:22:31

Carol would never forgive us if we didn't remember China in your hand.

The whole thread is like the video jukebox in The Chaser in Fazakerley when I was suave.

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 22:23:28

That was my next move Growlithe ! <sofa bops>

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 22:24:16


Also wet, wet, wet sweet little mystery (can't link on you tube!)

Could go on forever so better stop shock. Great thread grin

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 22:26:21

Loved 80s music smile


Howard Jones
Paul Young
Nik Kershaw
Tears for Fears
Curiosity killed the cat
Belinda Carlisle
Kim Wilde
Tight Fit
Strawberry Switchblade
Scritti Politti
Hue and Cry

Annunziata Sat 17-Aug-13 22:26:24

Love Tiffany too grin

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 22:27:41

I love Joe Jackson...I too thought he was 1980s

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 22:28:59
4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 22:29:15

Anyone know of any decent 80's compilation CDs with all this sort of stuff on? They always seem to have all the obvious tunes on but none if the better ones.

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 22:30:40

Stephen 'Tintin' Duffy - Kiss me. Great song.

My fave film theme.

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 22:31:18
Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 22:31:49

Oh and Geno - Dexys midnight runners - MUCH better than Come on Eileen.

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 22:32:13

Oh st Elmos fire smilesmilesmilesmilesmile. Rob Lowe smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 22:32:54

Was this a scouse one or did everyone like it? Precious Little Diamond

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 22:33:19

Soft Cell - Bedsitter

Here you go Dancer. Loved it. smile

Zig Zig Sputnik (they had masks like fishnet stockings on)?
Shoot it Up

Annunziata Sat 17-Aug-13 22:35:39

The Italian is better but that was 70s Gloria

mamamidwife Sat 17-Aug-13 22:35:41

Thanks annun smile
Loved a but of tpau
And Gloria Estefan cheesey!

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 22:35:49

Agreed DancerGirl 'Academic inspiration, you gave me none...'

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 22:37:44

Thanks sparkling

Anyone remember this - I LOVED it, but the video spooked me:

Not music just swoon

I saw Sigue Sigue Sputnik live 70. confused Warwick University student union. Oh the glamour.

FunInTheSunD Sat 17-Aug-13 22:39:20

ooooo ive just come back from the 80s Rewind festival in Henley on Thames... We saw Kim Wilde, Chesney Hawkes, Nick Kershaw , Billy Ocean, blow Monkeys
Tomorrow, OMD, aBC, pointer Sisters Sonia and loads more that I camt remember... its a really good weekend. grin grin

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 22:40:06

God, Aztec Camera.... and Prefab Sprout - When love breaks down - great song.

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 22:41:50

That sounds great fun shame we can't go tomorrow. Are they doing any others later on?

Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 22:42:04

I had forgotten about that Shaky. But now I remember it again. sad grin

Ooh what did Chesney sing Fun? grin Sounds good especially OMD.

Annunziata Sat 17-Aug-13 22:45:09

OMG Glenn looks about 12 in that video grin

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 22:45:20

Oh sparkling, I won't sleep now grin. I met him a few years ago & he was bloody gorgeous smile

Chesney Hawkes - one and only

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 22:46:35
FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 22:46:57
FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 22:49:33

Should I consider a name change?

Awks Sat 17-Aug-13 22:50:19

look, look. I loved Marilyn.

LottieJenkins Sat 17-Aug-13 22:52:44

Broken Land The Adventures
I saw Mark Shaw from Then Jericho a few years ago with his walking stick at Sloane Square Tube. He still looked very fit!! smile

SorrelForbes Sat 17-Aug-13 22:53:20

Boy Meets Girl Waiting for a star to fall

Together In Electric Dreams

Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance

Nathan Moore from Brother Beyond is the cousin of a good friend of mine. He came to her wedding and brought copies of his CD with him

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 22:53:54
Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 22:53:56

I loved five star blush

Marilyn - cor he was a one hit wonder wasn't he ? grin

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 22:54:45

I wanted to add Chesney Hawkes but it was 1991...

Wonderlife Life - Black

(no need to run and hide , it's a wonderful, wonderful life)

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 22:56:38

Sorrel, when was the wedding? While Brother Beyond were famous or years later? (please tell me it was years later! wink grin)

Aww thanks 4. smile

Not music but the trailer to the best 80s film ever made, and my favourite of all time here.

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 22:57:35

Loved Black!

Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 22:57:45
4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 22:59:18

Oh black, wonderful life smile

I used to go to a local tv show to watch it being recorded (like TOTP but not!) & met so many of the groups, singers mentioned on here. Brings back lots of memories of lovely, carefree, happy times smile

PatFenis Sat 17-Aug-13 23:00:30

How about this little ditty!!

I was in my element in the 80s - I spend most Friday nights youtubing 80s crap grin

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 23:01:55

You're welcome sparkling. And about last night, also fabulous. The outsiders is one of my all time faves (& not just for that shower scene wink), but I also love st Elmos fire & about last night. Have you seen masquerade?

LottieJenkins Sat 17-Aug-13 23:02:12

It's My Life Talk Talk
This song is very bittersweet, memories of a very special friend. We used to lie on a mattress in his room listening to Talk Talk with his lava lamp. He was killed in a car crash a few years later. A friend had passed her driving test a few days before and was driving a Metro with five of them in it. The car turned over and they were all killed....... sad

PatFenis Sat 17-Aug-13 23:02:44

4forkssake my embarrassing claim to fame is that I vomited on 'Black's' (Colin Verncombe) lovely leather brogues in a club in Liverpool in 1988 <mortified>

Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:02:50
FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 23:03:47

Loving this thread. Another great reminder from Pat Fenis.

I'm not sure if our wedding can still go ahead after DP uttered the words "Adam Ant was rubbish" shock

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 23:04:46

The sex god that was Michael Hutchence Need You Tonight

Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:05:16
SorrelForbes Sat 17-Aug-13 23:05:44

4forkssake It must have been around 87/88. I can't remember tbh, I was very drunk and there were a lot of young sailors around grin

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 23:06:37

That was my brother's first single Shaky! and your name reminded me...

cocolepew Sat 17-Aug-13 23:06:54

It was all Prince for me and anyone connecrted to him.
The Time, Wendy and Lisa, Sheila E, Taja Seville etc.
I spent a lot of time in purple satin shirts blush

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 23:08:18

FacebookWanker shock LTB

Rhubarb78 Sat 17-Aug-13 23:08:27

St elmos fire is a tune and a half and almost every song on smash hits '88

SorrelForbes Sat 17-Aug-13 23:08:30

Me and a group of friends watched Purple Rain on VHS every Saturday for about a year!

Rhubarb78 Sat 17-Aug-13 23:09:43

Oh you have got me started now, marys prayer is another classic smile

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 23:10:04

Ha ha Pat & Sorrel, I guess that was when they were at their most famous. I had visions of him peddling BB CDs to all & sundry last week grin

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 23:11:30

Ooh I had tea with Shakin Stevens! Not one of my finest claims to fame grin

Even Sheena Easton cocole? shock

Lottie very bittersweet. It's good and bad that songs transport us to different times in our lives. Lots of memories on here for me.

I can almost smell the Kouros on this thread or is it Drakkar Noir?

SorrelForbes Sat 17-Aug-13 23:13:08

I saw Paul Young in concert at the Slough Fulcrum Centre

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 23:13:16

I may have to Impulse

Another little forgotten gem

PatFenis Sat 17-Aug-13 23:13:56

Earlier this evening I was watching TV with my DD(7) - Nick channel I think and there was a parody of The Breakfast Club called The Breakfast Bunch ...DD couldn't understand why I was laughing so much


Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:15:47 and then there was this pile of shite ]]

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 23:16:20

envy envy envy 4forkssake DETAILS!!?

PatFenis Sat 17-Aug-13 23:16:52
Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:16:55

Try again, sorry
pile of shite

LottieJenkins Sat 17-Aug-13 23:16:57

Lick The Tins Cant Help Falling In Love From Some Kind Of Wonderful! smile

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 23:22:01

PetFenis I did the same over that episode of Victorious ha ha.

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 23:22:29

Spooky Lottie...I was just listening to the a elvis version. I do like LTT version too...I love some kind of wonderful (was that the film?)

morethanpotatoprints Sat 17-Aug-13 23:23:11

Oh wow, this was the 80's summed up for me.

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 23:23:13

Cheating & checked out a couple if compilation CDs in the cupboard!

S express 'theme from s express'
Yazz (& the plastic population!) 'the only way is up'
De la soul 'the magic number'
Waterboys 'whole of the moon'
The clash 'rock the casbah' & 'should I stay or should I go'
Guns n roses 'sweet child o mine'
Soul to soul 'back to life'
Don Henley 'boys of summer'
Run DMC 'walk this way'
Pet shop boys 'what have I done to deserve this'
Stone roses 'fools gold'
New order 'blue Monday'

Pat how dare they rip off BC like that. angry Ooh Judd Nelson though. Phwoar.

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 23:24:53

Oh goodness me, fairground attraction grin. Think I need to leave this thread, have a poorly ds sleeping next to me & I may not sleep for reminiscing otherwise smile

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 23:24:54

Lovely one Sign your name

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 23:26:30

Impulse, details for which? Shaky or rob Lowe? grin

Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:26:44
PatFenis Sat 17-Aug-13 23:27:11

Sparkling not arf love!!! Double phwoar!!! He did have the most enormous nostrils though grin

Always on the radio at work I worked in a bank. shock

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 23:27:50

sparkling in answer to your earlier question which I missed, maybe Angry Anderson could put in an appearance....

LottieJenkins Sat 17-Aug-13 23:27:52

Facebookwanker Yes that was a film!
I hate Perfect by FA and The Only Way is Up by Yazz............... hmm

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 23:28:00

oooh Sparkling! Robert Palmer... <faints>

Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:29:45
FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 23:30:45

I know I'm a saddo, but I really liked this song

PatFenis Sat 17-Aug-13 23:31:38

Oh Oh Oh THIS!!!

Aww I tried too so hard to look like them and undoubtedly looked a prize tool but I was happy smile

cocolepew Sat 17-Aug-13 23:32:59

I just pretend Sheena, Vanity 6 and Appollonia didn't happen.

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 23:33:19

Virtual wine to the first one who can tell me what kept Vienna this classic off number one.

cocolepew Sat 17-Aug-13 23:34:19

Probably René and Renata or Shaddupa your face

4forkssake Sat 17-Aug-13 23:34:24

Woman John Lennon

Shut up a ya face Joe Dolce Grow grin

<fights cocole for wine>

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 23:35:37

One of my top 2 ones of the 80s Pat

Elsiequadrille Sat 17-Aug-13 23:36:45

I love this thread, haven't listened to 80s music in ages. I'm up to Human League so far <stealthily marking place>

Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:37:34
cocolepew Sat 17-Aug-13 23:37:43

I also loved Cyndi Lauper and Madonna's first album. I used to dress like her but went of her the more I got to know her grin.
I used to daydream i was living in the Bronx break dancing for a living. I had visions of me joining the Rock Steady Crew blush

TSSDNCOP Sat 17-Aug-13 23:38:09
morethanpotatoprints Sat 17-Aug-13 23:38:18

Ok classic 80's has to be

Money for nothing
I want to break free
Maniac/ Man hunt
Girls just wanna have fun
I wonder if I take you home.
and of course

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 23:38:24


Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 23:38:39

[Wine] to Cocole and Sparkling for recognising biggest pop scandal of all time.

cocolepew Sat 17-Aug-13 23:38:45

You can have it Sparkling, I'll take a cider though.

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 23:38:55

I'm sorry for posting that. May have to namechange now blush

For you cocole

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 23:39:21

That would be wine

Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:39:25
cocolepew Sat 17-Aug-13 23:40:26

I saw Erasure in concert, they were great.

PatFenis Sat 17-Aug-13 23:40:57

That's good to hear FBW ...I loved anything cheesetastic!

Ooooh I feel another one coming on .....

You haven't lived until you have danced to this in a sweaty club .....pure cheeeese!!

cocolepew Sat 17-Aug-13 23:41:02


Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:41:49

I think this thread deserves a place in that there classics grin

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 23:42:04
Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:43:02

Coco I am very jealous envy

TSSDNCOP Sat 17-Aug-13 23:43:59

Was there ever a bigger knobber on a pair of roller skates?

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 23:43:59

I agree Shaky grin

And if it's not on the front page and in the round up.. It's a Sin wink

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 23:44:00

God, have just remembered the indie scene from the late 80s:

Carter USM
The Levellers
Jane's Addiction

Camden Palace on a Tues night anyone? I was there!

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 23:44:43

Who didn't get the ambition to go to Prague after seeing this video Never Tear Us Apart? How good can a man look in a big coat? This good.

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 23:44:57

TSSDNCOP You Cliffed! <mops up>

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 23:45:42

At least you didn't post this Impulse

Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:46:23

Sparkling Now that really took me back, I loved that film 20 years ago. I may need to rent it on love film to find that it is a total crock of shit grin

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 23:46:56
ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 23:47:05

*God, have just remembered the indie scene from the late 80s:

Carter USM
The Levellers
Jane's Addiction

Camden Palace on a Tues night anyone? I was there!*

Cardiff Uni had the same bands!

Neds Atomic Dustbin? grin

Mrs Depp Or soon to be Ex Mrs Depp. sad

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 23:49:40

Another Stephen Tintin Duffy classic:

TSSDNCOP Sat 17-Aug-13 23:49:48

grin @ Impulse someone neede to lower the BP after Bowie and JonBon.

cocolepew Sat 17-Aug-13 23:51:22

I watched Vanessa Thingy on TOTP 2 a while ago. It all looked a bit sleazy looking back hmm

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 23:52:39

Yes impulse Ned's atomic dustbin!

PatFenis Sat 17-Aug-13 23:53:46

Oh I bloody loved The Wonderstuff, Pop Will Eat Itself, Faith No More, Gaye Bykers On Acid, The Levellers .....1988 onwards you would find me in Liverpools dingiest finest club PlanetX with my black candy floss back combed to fuck hair grin

cocolepew Sat 17-Aug-13 23:53:56

Indie wise, I saw The Wonderstuff: good
Half Man Half Biscuit: awful
The Wedding Present:awful
The Stone Roses: awful

Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:54:40

Absolutely Impulse

I have reported it to nominate for Classics

Growlithe Sat 17-Aug-13 23:55:12

And I know I was wrong when I said it was true that it could have been me and be caught in between without you Inbetween Days

Dancergirl Sat 17-Aug-13 23:57:30

Kirsty did something with the Wonderstuff didn't she?

RIP Kirsty sad still miss her sad Best gig was at the Borderline - tiny venue off Charing Cross Road, early 90s I think..

Well I must go to bed but thank you lovelies so much for joining me on my 80s ride down memory lane. grin

Will check back in the morning. If I don't have a saucy dream about Rob Lowe, John Taylor. Judd Nelson or somebody from the 80s there is something wrong. It will probably be him off Rene and Renata knowing my luck. sad


Shaky Sat 17-Aug-13 23:58:13

I was only 16 in 1989 so my nightclub days were in the early nineties. It is all a bit of a blur to be honest.

I am much better at remembering music BEFORE I moved out and discovered snakebite <boak>

FacebookWanker Sat 17-Aug-13 23:59:04

Indie wise I saw:
EMF - loved
Carter - was mad for
The Wonder Stuff - Amazing

Can't remember who else at the mo

ImpulsePineapple Sun 18-Aug-13 00:00:47

if we are going indie, I give you The Sugarcubes

Bjork before she was just Bjork. Oh I loved them/her.

Shaky Sun 18-Aug-13 00:01:07

As long as its not Glen, who'll be fine grin

Goodnight Sparkling You thread has been a blast.

Sleep tight, don't let Glen Miderios bite grin

Dancergirl Sun 18-Aug-13 00:01:24

Remember seeing Wonderstuff in Brighton - fab!

Growlithe Sun 18-Aug-13 00:01:35

PatFenis there is every chance you would know my sister and BIL if you went there often, but maybe they were slightly before your time. Girl with purple spiky hair boy with black spiky hair - Robert Smithish. I know there were probably loads but they were regulars and after the last Liverpool thread I was telling her to get on here cos I'm sure she would know people!!

PatFenis Sun 18-Aug-13 00:04:27

Aww coco how could you not love Half Man Half Biscuit!

Joy Division Oven Gloves

I was proper pissed off when I joined MN 3 years ago and found that someone had used that as a NN so I started out on here as Picallili Shinpads ...what a tit!!! [GRIN]

morethanpotatoprints Sun 18-Aug-13 00:06:16
ImpulsePineapple Sun 18-Aug-13 00:07:06

Goodnight Sparkling This has been a bloody lovely Saturday night thread , thank you smile

Anybody for early James? The first band to sell more t-shirts than singles.

PatFenis Sun 18-Aug-13 00:07:29

Growlithe there is every possibility that I knew them, I started going there in about 1986 but only when I started working in Quiggins and had lots of beer tokens did I start going there all the bloody time, I bet if I don't know them we have friends in common ;)

PatFenis Sun 18-Aug-13 00:08:35

Sparkling thanks for a brill thread love, really enjoying it!! Sleep well chick smile

Growlithe Sun 18-Aug-13 00:14:11

I'm sure you do Pat. They go to the odd gig from the old days (like Julian Cope) where they bump into a lot of the old crowd all grown up.

And for a new NN if you ever need one - DuklaPragueAwayKit?

FacebookWanker Sun 18-Aug-13 00:15:41

My last one before bed

Goodnight all. Thanks for some fab memories.

PatFenis Sun 18-Aug-13 00:26:23

I have just spat my drink on my screen Growlithe ...Loving it!!! Either that or NagasakiTowpath ....hmmm I can't decide ....

I was in my mid/late teens when I was going to the planet but my mates were all a fair bit older so now I'm in my early 40s they are all late 40s and early 50s - still haven't grown up though haha! Its so odd to see them now - a lot of them are still on that scene and haven't changed a bit bar greyer hair ...or a lot less hair grin

Shaky Sun 18-Aug-13 00:41:46

Goodnight all, it's been fun smile

ImpulsePineapple Sun 18-Aug-13 02:07:47

might have made a bit of a Spotify playlist blush <too much time on my hands>

FacebookWanker Sun 18-Aug-13 07:36:44

Excellent work Impulse smile

Morning! Well I did have a dream, about Nick Rhodes. But as he is now. <deflated>

ImpulsePineapple Sun 18-Aug-13 12:18:53

Oh. Well that's not the thing at all is it. sad for you x

No, I feel cheated now. sad He could at least have been the 80s version.

ImpulsePineapple Sun 18-Aug-13 13:32:27

The good news is your thread made classics though! Woo! wine cake

Aww how nice. there for posterity. And my first thread in Classics. smile An 80s classic. grin

ShakeAndVac Sun 18-Aug-13 14:42:11

Ooooh my kind of thread!! The Brother Beyond clip!! Oh, blast from the past. A friend at school used to be madly in love with Nathan. She used to sigh loudly over pics of him in TV Hits and everything.
I just used to pull faces like this hmm and go back to drooling over my Jason Donovan posters. grin

For you Shake. smile

Ooh I have found another of my favourites here

ShakeAndVac Sun 18-Aug-13 14:58:20

For you Shake

Sigh!! Gawd, he was hot. Now watching and listening to it. <comes over all teenage and unnecessary> grin
Gutted I missed this thread last night, I regularly have my own Youtube cheesefests so this would have been right up my street lol

ShakeAndVac Sun 18-Aug-13 15:01:58

Ooh, I loved that Climbie Fisher song, forgot all about that one. adds to next wine and cheesy music fest list
Loved this song too (not Climbie though)

Waspie Sun 18-Aug-13 15:04:23

Has anyone mentioned Crash by the Primitives? Brill. Saw them at ULU several years later. And Baby I Don't care by Transvision Vamp

And this the best Smiths track EVER grin

Paved the way for Brit Pop (is that a good thing? wink )

Waspie Sun 18-Aug-13 15:08:22

And this: the Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun

I had the Climie Fisher album on vinyl. someone bought me Belinda Carlisle "Heaven is a place on earth" but I took it back to Our Price and swapped it for Climie Fisher... not sure why I remember that!

ShakeAndVac Sun 18-Aug-13 15:11:59

How about this one and a bit of Morten Harket

ShakeAndVac Sun 18-Aug-13 15:12:47

Oops! Fail! Forgot to convert the link! Morten

InkleWinkle Sun 18-Aug-13 15:26:01

I spoke to John Taylor last night gringringringringringringringringringringrin

Ooh Inkle spill! What did he say? smile

InkleWinkle Sun 18-Aug-13 16:51:52

He said: (I was getting my book signed) What's your name? grin
Then I said my name & how to spell it (there's a couple of variation) and I said you'll be here for hours cos the queues huge and he laughed & said that's OK then he said Thanks Inkle & I said Thanks John gringringringrin
Then I went outside & fainted gringrin

oh Inkle what a lovely exchange between the pair of you. There was another MNetter there last night WilsonFrickett she has posted on the JT thread. smile

InkleWinkle Sun 18-Aug-13 17:12:13

There's a JT thread??

Here you go Inkle. smile

ShakeAndVac Sun 18-Aug-13 19:35:41

Oh just found the clip of the boy meets girl waiting for a star song. Love that one! I used to like the film Three Men and a Little Lady and this was the end song. brings down thread even further into cheesiness grin

Shaky Sun 18-Aug-13 20:50:28

Yay, I've just seen that this is now in Classics! Nice work Sparkling

ShakeAndVac Sun 18-Aug-13 21:08:21

I used to love Martika too. This is a favourite song of mine and I used to have her album on vinyl.
Eminem pinched her song for his chorus and now all the young peeps think it's an Eminem song. NO IT'S NOT! IT'S MARTIKA! lol grin

ShakeAndVac Sun 18-Aug-13 21:48:51

I need to get the hang of the one single word on Mumsnet making a link.
For all those who think Mondays are a bit manic... grin

ShakeAndVac Sun 18-Aug-13 21:49:02

Forgotten about Martika. Not a massive Bangles fan-Walk like an Egyptian was not a favourite.

differentnameforthis Mon 19-Aug-13 03:06:41

Anyone posted this yet?

I snogged a guy who looked like Morten once, his name was Dave.

I don't know why I wasn't into Aha at all. confused

Dancergirl Mon 19-Aug-13 08:57:33

Loved A-Ha. But I preferred Mags smile

PurpleGirly Mon 19-Aug-13 13:12:12

Also just back from REwind 80s festival. It was fantastic - Nik Kershaw was brilliant and even came on stage to play with Chesney ( he wrote the one and only I think). Billy Ocean was also brilliant. It is worth going just for the fancy dress people wear! Can't wait for next year.

I was a goth chick and this was my favourite.

Later loved The Wonder Stuff - they are still touring and still brilliant.

differentnameforthis Tue 20-Aug-13 03:25:22

Sparkiling, that's how my crush on Nick started....I dreamt about him.

Last night, I dreamt of Chris Noth...I don't even LIKE him in RL..but in my dream I seemed to like A LOT! blush

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