What's your favorite song from the 1980s?

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  1. Peachyness

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    I'm running a 10k race tomorrow and thought it'd be fun to listen to 80's music. So far I have:

    Waiting For a Star to Fall by Boy Meets Girl
    Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams
    Don't Stop Believing by Journey
    Higher Love- Steve Winwood
    Valerie- Steve Winwood
    With Every Beat of My Heart- Taylor Dayne
    Jump- Van Halen
    When It's Love- Van Halen
    Here I go Again- Whitesnake
    Forever Your Girl- Paula Abdul
    Out of Touch- Hall and Oates
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun- Cyndi Lauper
    Time After Time- Cyndi Lauper

    So, what are your favorite songs from the 80s? I'm always looking for new songs and old songs I forgot about.
     
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    1. Bon Jovi / "Livin' on a Prayer" (1986)

    2. Def Leppard / "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (1987)

    3. Duran Duran / "Hungry Like the Wolf" (1982)

    4. Michael Jackson / "Billie Jean" (1982)

    5. Prince / "When Doves Cry" (1984)

    6. Hall & Oates / "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" (1981)

    7. Guns N' Roses / Sweet Child O' Mine (1987)

    8. Madonna / "Like a Virgin" (1984)

    9. Run-D.M.C. / "Walk This Way" (1986)

    10. AC/DC / "You Shook Me All Night Long" (1980)

    11. Journey / Don't Stop Believing (1981)

    12. Whitney Houston / "How Will I Know" (1985)

    13. U2 / "With Or Without You" (1987)

    14. The Bangles / "Walk Like an Egyptian" (1986)

    15. Van Halen / "Jump" (1984)

    16. INXS / "Need You Tonight" (1987)

    17. Whitesnake / "Here I Go Again" (1982)

    18. Dexy's Midnight Runners / "Come On Eileen" (1982)

    19. Cyndi Lauper / "Time After Time" (1984)

    20. Rick Springfield / "Jessie's Girl" (1981)

    21. Michael Jackson / "Beat It" (1982)

    22. The Cure / "Just Like Heaven" (1987)

    23. Cyndi Lauper / "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1984)

    24. A-Ha / "Take On Me" (1985)

    25. Go-Go's / "Our Lips Are Sealed" (1981)
     
  4. JustMe

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    For sentimental reasons, Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror. That said, I LOVE 80s music. :)
     
  5. Ima Teacher

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    I was in middle school, high school, and college in the 1980's. that was my music. I love music, too, so I have a fondness for music from that time.

    One thing that helped me remember old favorites was listening to 80's stations on Internet radio. I did a lot of work on my house over the summer, and I listened to 80's the whole time.

    I've been wanting to buy the soundtrack for Pretty Woman and I can't find it.
     
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    Wow... there's no way I could choose. Love me some Depeche Mode, though.
     
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    Amazon has that soundtrack, both CD and MP3, if you're interested.
     
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    Ima, we must be close to the same age...I was in those same grades in the 80's. I love 80's and 70's music and still listen to it all the time.

    80's favorites to work out to:
    Abracadbra - Steve Miller Band
    Everybody Wants You - Billy Squire
    Private Eyes - Hall and Oats
    Hard for Me to Say I'm Sorry/Power of Love - Chicago/Peter Cetera
    Mickey - Toni Basil
    Vacation - Go-Go's
    Shake it Up - Rolling Stones
    Heartbreaker/Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar
    Crazy for You-Madonna
    Hold on-Wilson Phillips
    I'll Be Your Shelter - Taylor Dayne
    Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
    Double Vision - Foreigner
    Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
    Kiss - Prince
    Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
    How will I Know - Whitney Houston
    Stuck with You- Huey Lewis and the News

    There are tons more..but my list is getting long!
     
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    "Pride (in the Name of Love)" is a much better U2 song for running than "With or Without You."

    If you have The Joshua Tree, consider "In God's Country" or "One Tree Hill" for the playlist.
     
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    "Bizarre Love Triangle" by New Order.
    "It's the End of the World as We Know It" by REM
    "Head On" by The Jesus and Mary Chain (the Pixies cover is great too).
    "One Step Beyond" by Madness (but only after you watch the scene where the song was used in the show Freaks and Geeks)
     
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    I LOVE 80's music! Some personal favorites are:
    Sunday, Bloody Sunday-U2
    In the Name of Love-U2
    Borderline-Madonna
    Crazy for You- Madonna
    Waiting for a Girl like you- Foreigner
    You're the Inspiration- Chicago (my wedding song)
    What's Love got to do with it?- Tina Turner
    Take my Breath Away- Berlin
    Bring me a higher love-Steve Winwood
    Lover-Michael Stanley Band
    Our Lips are Sealed-Go-go's
    Hold On-Wilson Phillips
    If I could turn back time- Cher
    Don't Stop Believing/Stone in Love- Journey
    True-Spandau Ballet

    To be continued....
     
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    :thumb:
    Love, love, love U2!
    One of my favorite memories is meeting the band. I will never forget it!
     
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    I've been looking in stores and on iTunes. I think I might even have some mp3 credits on Amazon. I'll check it out.
     
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    Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham
    Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
    Karma Chamelion - Curious George
    Anything by Tiffany or Debi Gibson
    In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
    Better be Good to Me - Tina Turner
    Walk This Way - Run DMC and Aero Smith
    Air Supply - everything
    Dan Fogleberg
    Ohh and J Geils Band, Billy Ocean... I could keep listing forever. :)
     
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    Wow, thanks guys! Some I heard and totally forgot and and others I need to listen to. Thanks!
     
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    All I know is I love the 80s. There are certain songs that bring a huge smile to my face because they remind me of my childhood!
     
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    I was born in 82, but I do have some songs that also bring a smile to my face from the 80s. Paula Abdul and Cyndi Lauper are two of my faves.
     
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    Sweets wants this to be our first dance song, but I can't stand it!

    My favorites are "Where the Streets Have No Name", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and just about anything else off The Joshua Tree by U2. I also love "Time After Time" by Cindi Lauper. I am sure there are more, but these are the songs that immediately come to mind.
     
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    Go Go's and ZZ Top can still give me a boost of energy.
     
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    Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) and Love Plus One by Haircut 100
    Up All Night by Boomtown Rats
    Blister In The Sun by Violent Femmes
    Talk To Ya Later by The Tubes
    Anything by The Police and Genesis
    Most of the songs by Flock Of Seagulls and also Missing Persons
    Do You Come From A Land Down Under by Men At Work
     
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    Welcome to the Jungle
    Hard Habit to Break (I LOVE Chicago!!)
    Crazy Train
    Rock You Like a Hurricane
    And yes, I'm a rockin' 56-year-old grandma! :)
     
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    Anything by Kate Bush holds up over time. She's quirky and timeless, but most of her work is in the 80s.

    Favorite one-hit wonder? Does anyone remember "Don't Disturb the Groove" by The System? Favorite album? Upstairs at Eric's by Yaz (Yazoo in the UK). Check out "Don't Go" if you don't remember them.
     
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    I really am not an 80's music fan... I do have a soft spot for Turn Around (Bright Eyes). My sister always hated that song, it creeped her out. Years later, I discovered it was the number one song when I was born, and so I know why it creeps her out so much :lol:
     
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    Haha...I love that song! It was used in an annual school production throughout my elementary, middle, and high school years. What was I watching recently that played that song? It was silly...maybe SNL? Ugh, can't remember.
     

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