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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.

ohmymimi Wed 26-Feb-14 14:44:17


IDoAllMyOwnStunts Sat 22-Feb-14 18:39:25

Anyone said vanilla ice ice baby?

alemci Sat 22-Feb-14 18:35:07

yes wimoweh and stars on 45 smile

IronWoman Sat 22-Feb-14 17:45:20

Loving this thread!

Talk Talk - Today
Terence Trent D'Arby - Sign your Name
S'Express - Theme from S'Express (?)
Men At Work - Down Under
Falco - Rock me Amadeus
Dee C Lee - See the Day

...and last but not least -
Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (A wimoweh, a-wimoweh) xx

LadyWishfort Fri 21-Feb-14 00:00:54

Many that have been mentioned, but how could we leave out

Japan - Quiet Life
Echo and the Bunnymmen - Ocean Rain

alemci Thu 20-Feb-14 21:38:52

hue and cry

Perfectlypurple Thu 20-Feb-14 21:37:37

T'pau - china in your hand.

All the others I can think of have been suggested.

DownyEmerald Thu 20-Feb-14 21:33:47

Frankie - Sister Sledge

Went to a music quiz recently - was looking forward to it 'cos someone said it was all 80s music. I was bitterly disappointed - absolutely none of your fab choices. Wonder if it was because a bloke set it? Maybe I should do an alternative.....

alemci Thu 20-Feb-14 20:52:41

jungle life

star trecking

save your love

shadupaya face

Nellie the Elephant

when you are all a bit tipsy and don't care what rubbish is on

kazzawazzawoo Thu 20-Feb-14 18:33:24

Boys of summer
Missing you

kazzawazzawoo Thu 20-Feb-14 18:32:37

Alphaville, Big in Japan

Jannie49 Thu 20-Feb-14 18:22:18

Are Friends' Electric - Tubeway Army ( Garys band) actually released in 79, I was 17. It was this that first got me interested in synth/new wave etc. Im playin his latest CD in car at mo. smile

alemci Wed 19-Feb-14 22:24:14

definitely Jazmaster funk with that amazing rift

falco Rock me Ammadeus

boogiewoogie Wed 19-Feb-14 22:16:01

In addition to those mentioned:

Eye of the Tiger
Running up that hill - Kate Bush
Rock me Amadeus - Falco
Shattered dreams - Johnny hates Jazz
Hands to Heaven - Breathe
Wonderful life - Black
Somewhere in my heart - Aztec Camera

Chivetalking Tue 18-Feb-14 19:07:32

You Spin Me Round - Dead Or Alive

Super Trouper - Abba (just sneaks in in 1980 thrillingly enough)

Ballsballsballs Tue 18-Feb-14 17:43:53

Trapped - Colonel Abrams
Love Can't Turn Around - Farley Jackmaster Funk

bruffin Tue 18-Feb-14 16:14:06

Danny Wilson - Mary's prayer

bruffin Tue 18-Feb-14 16:09:44

Hall and Oates
Mike and the Mechanics - The Living Years
Joe Jackson - Stepping Out
Billy Joel - Uptown Girl

CPtart Tue 18-Feb-14 16:01:16

"Electric Dreams" by George Moroder and Phil Oakey.

nettie Tue 18-Feb-14 16:00:06

Calling all the Heroes, It Bites
Footloose soundtrack
Summer of 69, Bryan Adams
Your my Favourite waste of Time, Owen Paul
Best years of our lives, Modern Romance
Glory of love, Peter Cetera

Sorry, love a good (!) 80s cheesy song.

Chivetalking Tue 18-Feb-14 15:55:10

Oh and Superman - Laurie Anderson

Chivetalking Tue 18-Feb-14 15:51:47

Karma Chameleon - Culture Club

99 Red Balloons - Nena

Fantastic Day - Haircut 100

Sexual Healing - Marviin Gaye

Give It Up - KC and the Sunshine Band

Japanese Boy - Aneka

Fade To Grey - Visage

Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie

Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears

Don't You Want Me - Human League

Robert De Niro's Waiting - Bananarama

Like A Virgin - Madonna

I could go on grin

Ballsballsballs Tue 18-Feb-14 14:58:18

Grandmaster Flash - The Message
Blondie - Rapture
Beastie Boys - Fight for your Right to Party
Run DMC - Walk this Way

Swangirl Tue 18-Feb-14 14:42:37

The chicken Song Spitting Image grin grin

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Tue 18-Feb-14 10:53:03

ooh yes and in the same vain as the birdie song you need to get that
# superman

not a good description will need to go and find out what it is called

ah found it..
called Superman by black lace..

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