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

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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.

NoArmaniNoPunani Mon 17-Feb-14 20:51:41


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

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

careless whisper

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

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

DoFliesHaveKnees Mon 17-Feb-14 20:54:23

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
John Farnham "you're the voice"
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"
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


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


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


MrsCosmopilite Mon 17-Feb-14 21:06:19

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

MrsCosmopilite Mon 17-Feb-14 21:06:45

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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