Ok, compiling ultimate 80's playlist - what songs MUST be on it?

(103 Posts)
MyArseIsbiggerThanYours Mon 17-Feb-14 20:39:58

So far some Belinda Carlisle, Madonna, Tiffany (oh yes) cyndi lauper, feargal sharkey, nik kershaw, starship, def leppard (eclectic tastes!)

What songs have I forgotten?

Btw no culture club or UB40 allowed.

LeBearPolar Mon 17-Feb-14 20:41:48

Um - Tainted Love by Soft Cell! shock

and Come on Eileen.

jennifleurs Mon 17-Feb-14 20:41:57

Depeche Mode - everything! But especially 'Enjoy the Silence' and 'Walking in my Shoes'

LaundryLegoLunch Mon 17-Feb-14 20:42:58

Anything by A-ha.

invicta Mon 17-Feb-14 20:43:23

Spandeau ballet
Duran Duran
Nik kershaw
Michael Jackson
Paul young
Phil Collins
Haircut 100
Human league
Depeche mode
Billy Bragg
Bruce Springsteen
Big country
Status quo

King-Love and Pride
Dead or alive- you spin me round

I shall have both of those in my head for ages now grin

PrincessOfChina Mon 17-Feb-14 20:44:19

Livin on a Prayer

KoalaFace Mon 17-Feb-14 20:44:40

The Go Go's, The Bangles, The Ramones, Bowie.

Was born in '85, I'll never get over the disappointment...

vestandknickers Mon 17-Feb-14 20:44:46

Shoot that poison arrow to my haaaaa-aaaaart!

alemci Mon 17-Feb-14 20:45:09

mel and kim, pet shop boys, adam ant, yaz, eurasure

JeanSeberg Mon 17-Feb-14 20:46:19

The smiths
The cure
Siouxsie and the banshees
The damned
The cult
Bauhaus

whattoWHO Mon 17-Feb-14 20:46:52

Wham!
Fresh prince of bel-air
Queen
Mc hammer

Pantygirdl Mon 17-Feb-14 20:46:53

Walk like an Egyption (sp) The Bangles

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 17-Feb-14 20:46:59

Fools Gold
Any Smiths

MooseBeTimeForSnow Mon 17-Feb-14 20:47:27

Rush - Spirit of Radio

Awks Mon 17-Feb-14 20:47:44

frankie goes to hollywood
dr and the medics
heaven 17
the jam
the specials

<god I love the 80's>

MrsBartowski Mon 17-Feb-14 20:47:47

Put on absolute 80's (think it's online too) and just write down everything that makes you go "OMG I loved this song" Extra bonus points if they make you dance around the kitchen.

This exact strategy worked for me last year and everyone loved the playlist smile

Broken Wings by Mister Mister
Kayleigh by Marillion
Rosanna by Toto

All of above plus
Rick Astley
Yazz
Belinda Carlisle

stillenacht Mon 17-Feb-14 20:48:45

Breakout by Swing Out Sister
Curiosity Killed the Cat
Soul 2 Soul
Tiffany
Rick Astley
Thompson Twins
Madonna
Duran Duran
Wham
Aha
Haircut 100
Nik Kershaw
Depeche Mode
Cameo
Lionel Ritchie
Spandau Ballet
Alison Moyet
Erasure
Pet Shop Boys

Oooo so many!!

CQ Mon 17-Feb-14 20:49:21

Madness
Bananarama
Heaven 17 -Temptation

The Smiths
The Cure
The Jesus and Marychain
The Damned
Joy Division
Duran Duran
Wham
Stephen Tin Tin Duffy
New Order
Obsession by Anemotion
Whip It by Devo
Electric Dreams - Phil Oakey
Human League

Brilliant Mind - was that by Furniture? Great song.
Yes to Nik Kershaw
Howard Jones
Killing Joke
OMD
Simple Minds

MairzyDoats Mon 17-Feb-14 20:51:37

Anything from The Wedding Singer! Particularly Hold Me Now by the Thomson Twins.

JeanSeberg Mon 17-Feb-14 20:51:37

Good call on those Remus I'd love to find an alternative 80s disco somewhere.

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