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80’s Songslist

So many great songs released in the 1980's! What are some of your favorites? I will start with my favorite group (next to the Beatles of course) lol


Fleetwood Mac


Love in store


Hold me

Oh Diane

Eyes of the world


Big love

Seven wonders


Little lies


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The Glamorous Life.  Sheila E

Voices Carry.  Til Tuesday

Heaven.  Warrant

I Ran.  Flock Of Seagulls

What I Am.  Eddie Brickell

Rock The Casbah.  The Clash

Brass In Pocket.  Pretenders

Radio Ga Ga.  Queen

All I Need Is A Miracle.  Mike and Mechanics

Too Shy.  Kajagoogoo

White Wedding.  Billy Idol

Manic Monday.  Bangles

Love Shack.  B-52s

Amanda.  Boston

Take On Me.  A-Ha

We Belong.  Pat Benatar

In A Big Country.  Big Country

Der Kommissar.  After The Fire

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Don't you want me? Human League

Tainted Love Soft Cell

Super freak Rick James

In the air tonight Phil Collins

Our lips are sealed Go Go's

Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield

Down under Men at work 

Centerfold J Geils band

Bette Davis eyes Kim Carnes

Urgent Foreigner

Slow hand Pointer Sisters

Tempted Squeeze

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Unchain My Heart by Joe Cocker.   Come to think of it, anything that Joe Cocker would belt out into a microphone or in a studio for his whole career, RIP

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These dreams

What about love

If looks could kill

Nothin' at all 



Who will you run to

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Ditto on Heart, plus -




Straight On

Dog and Butterfly




“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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@MaVolta  Don't know how I missed those three songs lol

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Anything at all by Joan Jett with or without Blackhearts, and still today

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Here are artists who have so many songs to list individually:

Air Supply

Bon Jovi


Phil Collins

Duran Duran


Whitney Houston

Michael Jackson

Huey Lewis

Billy Joel

Elton John

Wham/George Michael

Olivia Newton John

Tom Petty



Rod Stewart


Two I missed:

Hall & Oates

John Mellencamp


A few more:


Lionel Richie

Kenny Rogers

Billy Ocean

Pointer Sisters

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Heat Of The Moment. Asia

When I See You Smile. Bad English

Take My Breath Away.  Berlin

This Little Girl. Gary US Bonds

Burnin' For You.  Blue Oyster Cult

Self Control. Laura Branigan

Tough All Over. John Cafferty

You're A Friend Of Mine. Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne

Up Where We Belong. Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

Nightshift. Commodores

Southern Cross. CSN

Desert Moon. Dennis DeYoung

Life In A Northern Town. Dream Academy

Touch Of Grey. Grateful Dead

One Night In Bangkok. Murray Head

Sexual Healing. Marvin Gaye

Don't You Want Me. Human League

Walking On Sunshine. Katrina and Waves

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St Elmo's Fire. John Parr

Eye In The Sky. Alan Parsons Project

Harden My Heart. Quarterflash

Beds Are Burning. Midnight Oil

Take Me Home Tonight. Eddie Money

99 Luftballons. Nena

laBamba. Los Lobos

The Way It Is. Bruce Hornsby

And We Danced. Hooters

Mickey. Toni Basil

Straight Up. Paula Abdul

Cruel Summer. Bananarama

Bette Davis Eyes. Kim Carnes

The Flame. Cheap Trick

Ride Like The Wind. Christopher Cross

Come On Eileen. Dexys Midnight Runners

The Final Countdown. Europe

She Drives Me Crazy. Fine Young Cannibals

Kiss Me Deadly. Lita Ford

Freeway Of Love. Aretha Franklin

The Heat Is On. Glenn Fry

Midnight Blue. Lou Gramm

All Those Years Ago. George Harrison

Sister Christian. Night Ranger

True. Spandau Ballet


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Hungry heart Bruce Springsteen

She's so cold Rolling Stones

Let my love open the door Pete Townsend

Another one bites the dust Queen

Boulevard Jackson Browne

Love stinks J Geils band

Her strut Bob Segar&Silver bullet band

Refugee Tom Petty

You shook me all night long AC/DC

Misunderstanding Genesis

Hey nineteen Steely Dan

You may be right Billy Joel


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Come On Feel The Noize. Quiet Riot

Listen To Your Heart. Roxette

Winning. Santana

Hold Me Now. Thompson Twins

Rosanna. Toto

Hear I Go Again. Whitesnake

Broken Wings. Mr Mister

Only The Lonely. Motels

Stand Back. Stevie Nicks

Oh Sherrie. Steve Perry

Every Rose Has It's Thorn. Poison

Hearts On Fire. Randy Meisner

Jeopardy. Greg Kihn Band

Key Largo. Bertie Higgins

One. Bee Gees

Never Gonna Give You Up. Rick Astley

Glory Of Love. Peter Cetera

Died In Your Arms. Cutting Crew

Closed My Eyes Forever. Lita Ford & Ozzie

Money For Nothing. Dire Straits

I Can Dream About You. Dan Hartman

Shock The Monkey. Peter Gabriel

Angel Eyes. Jeff Healey Band


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Carly Simon  -  


Jesse (1980)

Coming Around Again (1986)

Give Me All Night (1986)

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (1986)

All I Want Is You (1986)

Let The River Run (1988)




“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Jackson Browne


Boulevard 1980

Somebody's baby 1982

Lawyers in love 1983

Tender is the night 1983

In the shape of a heart 1987

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This is a great topic, glad it is here. But I haven't done my 1970s answer yet! Went to my YouTube playlist, these are not all of my 80's faves but they are the ones I play the most from the rock and pop.   No particular order:                             

End of the Line by the Traveling Wilburys.                                           Your Wildest Dreams The Moody Blues                                     I Love Rock and Roll Joan Jett and the Blackhearts                         Come Dancing The Kinks               Fire Lake Bob Seger and the silver bullet Band.                            Summer of 69 Bryan Adams.         Bruce Springsteen Glory Days and Pink Cadillac.                            Walk like a Man by Divine, it is weird and I find it hilarious.            Hearts by Marty Balin.                    Hold on Tight To Your Dreams ELO.                                                    Almost anything by AC/DC and lastly the one I belt out when I want to laugh, or when I have to clear a really bad song ear worm from my brain. - wait for it. . . Most people have heard it...            867-5309 by Tommy TuTone!


Im a Beatles lover since they arrived in NYC Feb 1964
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@BeatleloverKT  - I just saw the post today. My list gets a little shorter with each passing decade, but I still have a lot of goods songs from the 80's. I'll start with . . .




I Will Follow (1980)

All I Want is You (1981)

Gloria (1981)

New Year's Day (1983)

Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)

Seconds (1983)

Two Hearts Beat as One (1983)

Surrender (1983)

40 (1983)

Pride in the Name of Love (1984)

The Unforgettable Fire (1984)

Bad (1984)

Sweetest Thing (1988)

Desire (1988)

When Love Comes to Town (1988)

Angel of Harlem (1988)


The Joshua Tree - entire album (1987) It's on my list for top 10 albums of all time!




“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Turn it on again




Man on the corner

No reply at all


Home by the sea

Illegal alien


That's all


In too deep 

Invisible touch 

Land of confusion 


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I'm going to say since no one has posted in two days, not any interest in the eighties......

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This didn't even pop up in my email notifications or I wouldn't have left you thinking nobody cared! I do. PS, I agree there was some great music but some of those old videos are so bad/sad/corny!
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Talking Heads

Once in a lifetime 1980

Burning down the house 1983

Road to nowhere 1985

And she was 1985

Love for sale 1986

Wild wild life 1986


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Bon Jovi  - 


Runaway (1986)

Livin' on a Prayer  (1986)

You Give Love a Bad Name (1986)

Wanted Dead or Alive (1986)

In and Out of Love (1986)

Lay Your Hands on Me (1988)

Bad Medicine (1988)

I'll Be There for You (1988)





“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Electric Light Orchestra



All over the world



21st century man

Hold on tight 


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Madonna (I was,back in the day,a huge fan,saw her twice in concert- she did not disappoint!)


Everybody 1982


Lucky star 


Burning up

Holiday 1983


Material girl

Like a virgin

Dress you up 


Into the groove

Crazy for you

Live to tell 1986


La Isla Bonita


Express yourself 


Like a prayer




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The Moody Blues


The Voice (1981)

Gemini Dream (1981)

Blue World (1983)

Your Wildest Dreams (1986)

The Other Side of Life (1986)

I Know You're Out There Somewhere (1988)



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Def Leppard- Their "Hysteria" album, released in 1987 is where many of my picks are from. Another album I definitely wore out!!


Photograph 1983


Armageddon it 


Love bites

Pour some sugar on me



Don't shoot shotgun


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Perfect Strangers (album) - 1984, Deep Purple, Mk 2 reunited



“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Pat Benetar 



Hit me with your best shot
Hell is for children 

You better run

Promises in the dark 1981

Shadows of the night 1982

Love is a battlefield 1983

We belong 1984

Invincible 1985

All fired up 1988


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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band


Against the Wind - (1980)

Fire Lake - (1980)

Roll Me Away - (1982)

Shame on the Moon - (1982)

Like A Rock - (1985)

The Fire Inside - (1988)




“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Do you really want to hurt me? 

I'll tumble 4 ya

Time (Clock of the heart)

Karma Chameleon 1983

The war song 1984


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