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.

Prince

RafflesWay Mon 17-Feb-14 20:51:47

Anything by Howard Jones!

LittleBonnie Mon 17-Feb-14 20:52:26

careless whisper

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

Eurhythmics
Gloria Estefan
Axel F
Guns n Roses
Bon Jovi
Hue and Cry
Paul Hardcastle
Whitney Houston

Ok will stop now

strawberrie Mon 17-Feb-14 20:53:11

St Elmo's fire by John Parr
Heart - Alone

80s music is awesome!

YES to The Thompson Twins. smile

stillenacht Mon 17-Feb-14 20:53:59

Oops just seen you said songs and not artists

Owen Paul - My favourite waste of time

rugbychick Mon 17-Feb-14 20:54:37

Anything by Spandau Ballet, particularly the 12" versions of "lifeline" and "Instinction"
Go West
ABC
Erasure
John Farnham "you're the voice"
INXS
Deacon Blue
Simple Minds
Ultravox "Vienna", "Loves Great Adventure"
Then Jericho " Big Area"
Seal "crazy"
The Communards
The Police
Tears For Fears
Aztec Camera
Hue And Cry
Adam And The Ants
Human League
Midge Ure " If I was"
Madness
Level 42
The Housemartins
Billy Idol

Ok, who cheated, and checked what was on their iPod? Wasn't me!

MorrisZapp Mon 17-Feb-14 20:56:08

Pale Shelter by Tears for Fears

Fade to Grey by Visage

Fantasy Island by Tight Fit

Kiss Me by Stephen Tin Tin Duffy

Wishing by A Flock of Seagulls

Don't Go by Yazoo

joanofarchitrave Mon 17-Feb-14 20:58:34

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Eurhythmics - Here Comes The Rain
Fun Boy Three - Our Lips are Sealed
Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock
Bronski Beat - Beat Boy
OMD - Enola Gay
Smiths - What Difference Does It Make
Human League - Don't You Want Me
Prince - 1999 and Raspberry Beret
Blondie - Rapture
Public Enemy - Fight the Power
MARRS - Pump Up the Volume

CocktailQueen Mon 17-Feb-14 21:00:40

Yy to morrisZapp! I love David lodge books too!

Also, erasure - sometimes
Talking heads - road to nowhere
Communards - don't leave me this way
You are my world
Feargal sharkey - ghost train/a good heart
Owen Paul - you're my favourite waste of time
Soft cell - tainted love
Dexy's - come on Eileen
Flying pickets - only you

So, so many!!

joanofarchitrave Mon 17-Feb-14 21:01:36

Oh, and:

ACDC - Back in Black
The Cult - She sells Sanctuary
Ace of Spades - Motorhead

smile

joanofarchitrave Mon 17-Feb-14 21:02:01

Dammit!

The B52s- Roam

MrsLevineinmydreams Mon 17-Feb-14 21:02:34

Word up- Cameo, Love it smile

joanofarchitrave Mon 17-Feb-14 21:05:13

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - White Lines
New Order - True Faith

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Husker Du - Makes No Sense At All
Cocteau Twins - Pearly Dewdrops Drops
Pixies - Where Is My Mind, Debaser or Monkey Gone To Heaven
Dinosaur Jr - Freak Scene or Just Like Heaven
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound, Fireworks or Cities In Dust
Icicle Works - Love Is A Wonderful Colour
Psychadelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
Public Image Limited - Flowers Of Romance
Animotion - Obsession

oh, forgot the classic
New Order - Blue Monday

CocktailQueen Mon 17-Feb-14 21:07:42

Whitney Houston - how will I know
Diana Ross - chain reaction
Sade - smooth operator/your love is king
Eurythmics - sweet dreams
The damned - Eloise
Shakin Stevens - green door/this ole house
Icicle works - who do you want for your love? And understanding jane
Rod Stewart - baby jane
Fiction factory - feels like heaven
Big country - in a big country and fields of fire
Simple minds - don't you forget about me
Adam ant - stand and deliver

Could go on all night! Will stop now...

Patchouli Mon 17-Feb-14 21:09:32

Pointer Sisters: Automatic

Mefisto Mon 17-Feb-14 21:14:17

Theme from Fame

Living on the ceiling- Blancmange

Ashes to ashes - David Bowie

Drowning in Berlin - the mobiles

Japanese boy - Anneka

Happy Birthday - Altered Images

Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band

Elvis Costello - Good year for the roses

Strawberry switchblade - since yesterday

Voice of the beehive - don't call me baby

Apols if I've duplicated anyone's suggestions!

permaquandry Mon 17-Feb-14 21:19:14

I want all the songs listed on here! With the exception of Belinda Carlisle and some of the other soft pop stuff (sorry, just not my scene, tho evocative of a lovely era).

Ooh did anyone mention:

Breathe - hands to heaven
Duran - Reflex
Smiths - this charming man
Blancmange (can't remember the song)
The Cure - pictures of you/why can't I be you
The Cult - she sells sanctuary
Blow Monkeys - digging your scene/it doesn't have to be that way
Fiction Factory - feels like heaven
Prefab Sprout - when love breaks down
Altered Images - happy birthday.

So many more.......

MissMusicale Mon 17-Feb-14 21:24:56

Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Talking Heads - road to nowhere
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis eyes
Kim Wilde - Cambodia
Boy George/Culture Club - everything I own

Mefisto Mon 17-Feb-14 21:26:19

Love this thread...

Propaganda - Duel

Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin - it's my party and I'll cry if I want to

Eye of the tiger - Survivor

Laura Branigan - Gloria

My Bloody Valentine - you made me realise

The primitives - crash

De la soul - three feet high and rising

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 17-Feb-14 21:28:59

forever in electric dreams...
the simple minds one from the breakfast club..

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