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post #16 of 41
Originally Posted by markl
Way too many, wouldn't know where to begin.

But let me make this suggestion, by far the best, most comprehensive "New Wave"/alterna-pop/proto alterna-rock/accessible post-punk compilation series is Rhino's Just Can't Get Enough series. There are over a dozen titles in this series and they are cram-packed with great tunes from the early 80s, and spare you all the cheesy stuff (for the most part). Sound quality is first-rate as well. They originally came out in 1994 and are getting hard to find now, but well worth tracking down in your local used CD store. Great stuff!
Theres also the living in oblivion series of cds
post #17 of 41
If you want some great underrated bands or maybe just some less known bands with one hit in the US but have great albums nonetheless try the Care/wild swans, china crisis, lotus eaters, camouflage, the smiths, morrissey, anything box, aha believe it or not has pretty good albums too especially minor earth. There are many. It just depends if you like dark dm or bouncy devo, I can recommend you a lot of bands depending on your exact taste but if the mainstream 80s is what you want, definitely start with the compilation discs like the just can't get enough and/or living in oblivion series of cds
post #18 of 41
Originally Posted by omedon
Laura Brannigan - Self Control
I can't believe someone mentioned this....the album is long out of print on CD

No one likes Level 42? Hall & Oates? Spandau Ballet? Van Halen? Phil Collins?
post #19 of 41
Phil Collins rocks. I like a lot of his solo stuff better then his days with Genesis.
post #20 of 41
Originally Posted by Jahn
867-5309/JennyTommy Tutone
99 LuftballonsNena
Alive & KickingSimple Minds
Always Something There To Remind MeNaked Eyes
Back On The Chain GangThe Pretenders
Brass In PocketThe Pretenders
BreakoutSwing Out Sister
Bring on the Dancing HorsesEcho & The Bunnymen
Call MeBlondie
Careless WhisperWham!
CenterfoldJ. Geils Band
Come On EileenDexy's Midnight Runners
Cruel SummerBananarama
Digging Your SceneBlow Monkeys
Do You Really Want To Hurt MeCulture Club
Don't Dream It's OverCrowded House
Don't Get Me WrongThe Pretenders
Don't You Forget About MeSimple Minds
Don´t You Want MeHuman League
Everlasting LoveHoward Jones
Every Little Thing She Does is MagicThe Police
Everybody Wants to Rule the WorldTears for Fears
Everyday I Write The BookElvis Costello
Everything She WantsWham!
Everytime You Go Away - Paul YoungVarious Artists
Get into the grooveMadonna
Get to Know YaJesse Johnson
Girls Just Wanna have funCyndi Lauper
GloriaLaura Branigan
Hands To HeavenBreathe
Heart AttackOlivia Newton-John
Heart Of GlassBlondie
Heaven Is A Place On EarthBelinda Carslyle
Here Comes The Rain AgainEurythmics
How Can I FallBreathe
I Ran (so far away)A Flock Of Seaguls
I Want CandyBow Wow Wow
In Your EyesPeter Gabriel
It's My LifeTalk Talk
Jack and DianeJohn Mellencamp
JeopardyGreg Kihn Band
Jesse's GirlRick Springfield
Just What I NeededThe Cars
Kiss On My ListHall and Oates
KyrieMr. Mister
Land Down UnderMen At Work
Left of CenterSuzanne Vega (Featuring Joe Jackson)
Lessons In LoveLevel 42
Let's Go CrazyPrince
Lips Like SugarEcho & The Bunnymen
Love is a BattlefieldPat Benatar
LukaSuzanne Vega
MandinkaSinéad O'Connor
ManeaterHall and Oates
Middle Of The RoadThe Pretenders
My SharonaThe Knack
No Myth (Romeo in Black Jeans)Michael Penn
No One Is To BlameHoward Jones
Once In A LifetimeTalking Heads
One Thing Leads To AnotherThe Fixx
One Way Or AnotherBlondie
Out of TouchHall and Oates
Poison ArrowABC
Pretty in PinkThe Psychedelic Furs
PureLightning Seeds
Red Wine (80s)UB40
RelaxFrankie Goes To Hollywood
Rock LobsterB-52s
Rock Me AmadeusFalco
Rock the CasbaThe Clash
Rock This TownStray Cats
Safety DanceMen Without Hats
Shake It UpThe Cars
Shattered DreamsJohnny Hates Jazz
She Blinded Me With ScienceThomas Dolby
She Drives Me CrazyFine Young Cannibals
ShoutTears For Fears
Something About YouLevel 42
Something So StrongCrowded House
Straight UpPaula Abdul
Stray Cat StrutStray Cats
Streets of Your TownThe Go-Betweens
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)Eurythmics
Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (Original 12-inch Version)Soft Cell
Take On MeAh-Ha
The Killing MoonEcho & The Bunnymen
The Lady In Red
The MetroBerlin
The Politics of Dancingre-flex
The Power Of LoveHuey Lewis & The News
The Tide Is HighBlondie
The WarriorScandal
There She GoesThe La's
Time (Clock Of The Heart)Culture Club
Too ShyKajagoogoo
TrueSpandau Ballet
Twist In My SobrietyTanita Tikaram
Up The JunctionSqueeze
VacationThe Go-Go's
Voices Carry'Til Tuesday
Walk Like An EgyptianThe Bangles
We'll Be TogetherSting
What You NeedINXS
When Doves CryPrince
Who Can It Be NowMen At Work
Wishing WellTerence Trent D'Arby
Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)Scritti Politti
WordsMissing Persons
Wouldn't it be GoodDanny Hutton Hitters
You've got the lookPrince

that reads like my musical nightmare. i don't know why, but i really hate 80s music in retrospect. only period that seems to do that to me.
post #21 of 41
I have to admit, I also enjoy some of Debbie Gibson's early singles. Consider her age then, her songs are great.

I'm So Excited - Pointers Sisters
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young (covering a Hall & Oates song)
Running With The Night - Lionel Richie
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hager
Careless Whisper - Wham!
Room To Move - Animotion
Missing You - John Waite
post #22 of 41
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by donunus
It just depends if you like dark dm or bouncy devo, I can recommend you a lot of bands depending on your exact taste but if the mainstream 80s is what you want, definitely start with the compilation discs like the just can't get enough and/or living in oblivion series of cds
go ahead and mention the dark stuff (i like that too) and the bouncy devo i really don't have any preferences to music, i'll check it out and just see if i like it or not
post #23 of 41
There is already alot of suggestions here but try this website. All about music from the whole 80's decade:

post #24 of 41
Originally Posted by chadbang
that reads like my musical nightmare. i don't know why, but i really hate 80s music in retrospect. only period that seems to do that to me.
It's the MTV pop that probably gets ya... unfortunately that seems to be the most well-remembered stuff from the 80s. There was indeed a lot of crap, but I'd bet nowhere near the crappiness of most pop being released these days.
post #25 of 41
Originally Posted by chadbang
that reads like my musical nightmare. i don't know why, but i really hate 80s music in retrospect. only period that seems to do that to me.
Might be your age. I personally hate just about everything (99% at least) of music from the 70s. I have a lot more on CD but here is the "singles" list.

ABC - Be Near Me (munich disco mix).mp3
ABC - Be Near.mp3
ABC - How To Be A Millionaire.mp3
ABC - Poison Arrow.MP3
Adam and the Ants - Beat My Guest.MP3
Adam And The Ants - Killer in the Home.mp3
Adam Ant - Antmusic.mp3
Adam Ant - Desperate But Not Serious.MP3
Adam Ant - Stand and Deliver.mp3
After The Fire - Der Kommissar.mp3
Altered Images - I Could Be Happy.mp3
Animotion - Obsession.mp3
Arcadia - Election Day.MP3
B-52's - Planet Claire.mp3
B-52'S - Rock Lobster.MP3
B-52's - Private Idaho.mp3
B52's - Roam.mp3
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy.mp3
Bananarama - Cruel Summer.mp3
Bananarama - He Was Really Saying Something.mp3
Bananarama - Venus.mp3
Bau Haus - Bela Lugosi's Dead.mp3
Berlin - The Metro (remix).mp3
Berlin - The Metro.mp3
Better Than Ezra - Desperately.mp3
Better Than Ezra - Good.mp3
Big Audio Dynamite - E=MC2.mp3
Big Audio Dynamite - Rush.mp3
Big Audio Dynamite - The Bottom Line(extended mix).mp3
Big Country - In a Big Country.mp3
Big Pig - I Can't Break Away.mp3
Billy Bragg - Accident Waiting To Happen.mp3
Billy Idol - Dancin' With Myself.mp3
Bjork - Human Behavior.mp3
Blow Monkeys - Digging Your Scene.mp3
Blur - Woohoo Song2.mp3
Book of Love - I Touch Roses.mp3
Bow Wow Wow - Do You Wanna Hold Me.mp3
Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy.MP3
Breakfast Club - Right on Track.mp3
Breeders - Cannonball.mp3
Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy.mp3
Call - I Still Believe.mp3
Call - The Walls Came Down.mp3
Camper Van Bethoven - Images of Matchstick Men.mp3
Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic.mp3
Charlatans - The Only One I know.mp3
Church - Under The Milky Way.mp3
Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night.MP3
Cracker - Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now).mp3
Cranberries - Dreams.MP3
Cranberries - Linger.mp3
Cranberries - Zombie.mp3
Crowded House - Dont Dream Its Over.mp3
Crowded House - Something So Strong.mp3
Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.MP3
Culture Club - Time.mp3
Cure - Why Cant I Be You.mp3
Cure - Close to Me (live).mp3
Cure - Close To Me.mp3
Cure - In Between Days (Remastered).mp3
Cure - In between days 92 (live).mp3
Cure - In Between Days.mp3
Cure - Just Like Heaven.mp3
Cyndi Lauper - She Bop (Remix).MP3
Cyndi Lauper - She Bop.MP3
Cyndi Lauper - The Goonies R' Good Enuff.mp3
David Bowie - Modern Love.mp3
Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel.MP3
Depeche Mode - Dreaming of Me.mp3
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence.mp3
Depeche Mode - Halo.mp3
Depeche Mode - Home.mp3
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough.MP3
Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again (Split Mix).mp3
Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again.mp3
Depeche Mode - Policy of Truth.mp3
Depeche Mode - Route 66 (Behind the Wheel-Mega-Single Mix).mp3
Depeche Mode - Route66.mp3
Depeche Mode - Sea of Sin.mp3
Depeche Mode - See You.mp3
Depeche Mode - Stange Love.mp3
Depeche Mode-see You.mp3
DEVO - Beautiful World.mp3
Devo - Girl U Want.mp3
Devo - Jerkin Back'n Forth.mp3
Duran Duran - Come Undone.mp3
Duran Duran - Notorious.mp3
Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake.mp3
EBN-OZN - AEIOU Sometimes Y.mp3
Echo & the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses.mp3
Echo & The Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar Re-Mix.mp3
Echo & The Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar.MP3
Echo and The Bunnymen - Never Stop.mp3
Echo and The Bunnymen - The Cutter.mp3
Electronic - Getting Away With It 1.mp3
elvis costello - accidents will happen.mp3
elvis costello - peace love and understanding.wav
Elvis Costello - Pump It Up.mp3
Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives.mp3
English Beat - Save It For Later.mp3
English Beat - Twist & Crawl.mp3
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus.mp3
Felony - The Fanatic.MP3
Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing.mp3
Fishbone - Bonin' In the Boneyard.mp3
Flirts - Don't Put Another Dime In The Jukebox.MP3
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (Remix).MP3
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes.mp3
Gang of Four - I Love A Man In A Uniform.mp3
Gary Myrick & The Figures - She Talks In Stereo.MP3
Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric.mp3
General Public - Tenderness.mp3
Generation X - Dancing With Myself.mp3
Ghost of an American Airman - Honeychild.mp3
Haircut 100 - Love Plus One.MP3
Heaven 17 - let me go.mp3
Hooters - All you zombies.mp3
Hooters - Day by Day.mp3
Hot House Flowers - Thing Of Beauty.mp3
Howard Jones - Like To Get To Know You Well.mp3
Howard Jones - What Is Love.mp3
Icehouse - Great Southern Land (Dhangudha) .mp3
Icehouse - Great Southern Land.mp3
Icehouse - We Can Get Together.mp3
Information Society - What's on your Mind.mp3
INXS - Listen Like Thieves .mp3
Inxs - New Sensation.mp3
INXS - Don't Change.mp3
INXS - I Send A Message.mp3
INXS - New Sensation.mp3
J. Geils Band - Flamethrower.mp3
Janes Addiction - Caught Stealing.mp3
Janes Addiction - Janes Says.mp3
Janes Addiction - Stop!.mp3
Jon Astley - Jane's Getting Serious.mp3
Kate Bush - Babooshka.mp3
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill.mp3
KLF - What Time is Love.mp3
Lene Lovich - Lucky Numbers - Live.mp3
Lene Lovich - New Toy.mp3
Lords of the New Church - Open Your Eyes.mp3
Love & Rockets - So Alive.mp3
Love and Rockets - Ball Of Confusion.mp3
Madness - One Step Beyond .mp3
Markita - Toy Soldiers.mp3
Microchip League - New York New York.mp3
Missing Persons - Mental Hopscotch.mp3
New Order - Age Of Consent.wma
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle - Remix.mp3
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle.mp3
New Order - Blue Monday 88.mp3
New Order - Blue Monday remix.mp3
New Order - Confusion [dmc mix].mp3
New Order - everytime i see you falling.mp3
New Order - Regret.mp3
New Order - Round & round@192.mp3
New Order - TRUE Faith 94.mp3
Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind.mp3
Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait.mp3
Offspring - Million Miles Away.mp3
Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party.MP3
Oingo Boingo - Gratitude.mp3
Oingo Boingo - Just Another Day.mp3
Oingo Boingo - Only A Lad.mp3
OMD - If You Leave.mp3
Payolas - Eyes Of a Stranger.mp3
Peter Gabriel - Big Time - Extended Remix.mp3
Peter Gabriel - Saulsbury Hill.MP3
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer.mp3
Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up.mp3
Peter Murphy - Indigo Eyes.mp3
Pixies - Where Is My Mind.wma
Polecats - Make A Circuit With Me.mp3
Police - King of Pain.mp3
Police - Murder By Numbers.mp3
Police - Synchronicity II.mp3
***** for Pyros - Pets.mp3
Psychedelic Furs - Heartbreak Beat.MP3
Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way.mp3
Radiohead - Creep.mp3
Real Life - Send Me An Angel.mp3
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Fight Like A Brave.mp3
Roxy Music - More Than This.MP3
Scritti Politti - Perfect Way.mp3
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missle F-111.mp3
Siouxie - Kiss Them For Me.mp3
siouxie and the banshees - cities in dust.mp3
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Cities In Dust.mp3
Smiths - How Soon is Now.mp3
Sneaker Pimps - Six Underground.mp3
Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar (Armand Van Helden's Speed Garage Mix).mp3
Social Distortion - Bad Luck.wma
Social Distortion - Ball And Chain.wma
Social Distortion - Story Of My Life.wma
Soft Cell - Tainted Love-Where Did Our Love Go.mp3
Softcell - Tainted Love.mp3
Soho - Hippychick.mp3
Spandau Ballet - Muscle Bound.mp3
Split Enz - Dirty Creature.mp3
Split Enz - I Got You.mp3
Squeeze - Black Coffee In Bed - Best of JR -.mp3
Squeeze - Tempted - Best of JR -.mp3
Stan Ridgway - Calling out to Carol.mp3
Sting - Russians!!.mp3
Swing Out Sister - Breakout extd.mp3
Talking Heads - Lifetime Piling Up.mp3
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer.mp3
The Jam - Town Called Malice.mp3
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again.mp3
The Smiths - Every Day is like Sundays.mp3
The Smiths - This Charming Man.mp3
The Sundays - Wild Horses.mp3
The The - Armageddon Days Are Here (Again).mp3
The The - Dogs Of Lust.mp3
TheThe - Uncertain Smile.mp3
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul.mp3
They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (Not Constantinople).mp3
Thomas Dolby - Windpower.mp3
Thomas Dolby - Europa And The Pirate Twins.mp3
Thomas Dolby - One of Our Submarines.mp3
Thompson Twins - Lay Your Hands On Me.mp3
Thompson Twins - Lies.mp3
Til Tuesday - Voices Carry.MP3
Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis (7in Mix).mp3
Tommy Tutone - 867-5309 Jenny.mp3
Total Coelo - I Eat Cannibals.mp3
Trio - Da Da Da.mp3
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio.mp3
XTC - King for a Day.mp3
XTC - Mayor of Simpleton.mp3
XTC - Senses Working Overtime.mp3
Yello - Desire.mp3
Yello - I Love You.mp3
Yello - The Race.mp3
Yello - Vicious Games (Razormaid).mp3
Yello - Vicious Games.mp3
post #26 of 41
Tears for Fears
Depeche Mode
The Cure
Simple Minds
John Hughes' film soundtracks
Duran Duran
The Fixx
Dexy's Midnight RUNNERS
Van Halen
Talking Heads--Actually, don't even think about this one...go buy their album "Stop Making Sense" immediately.
Monster Ballads collection
Peter Gabriel
Led Zeppelin-CODA
The Clash-London Calling etc
Grateful Dead- Dead Set (Again, don't think just buy this), Go to Heaven, Dylan and the Dead.

This is just off the top of my head...hope it helps.
post #27 of 41
Originally Posted by omedon
Men At Work - The Safety Dance
Wasn't that Men Without Hats who did that?
post #28 of 41
Also, seantx, there are quite a few songs in that last list of yours that are from the early 90s...?
post #29 of 41
some 80s albums or newer albums from 80s bands to buy...
Depeche Mode- Singles 81-85, Black Celebration and later albums
New Order - Technique, Singles, Waiting for the sirens call(2005)
Wild Swans - Bringing Home the Ashes
David Bowie - Lets Dance
Cure - Staring at the Sea the singles
REM - Murmur, Document, Green
Smiths- hmm start with anything maybe the singles
Morrissey - I like most of his albums
The Ocean Blue - I like all albums
The Railway Children - reccurrence and native place
Riverside - One (90s band that sounds sort of like railway children)
Anything Box - Peace
The Care - get the compilation
James - best of
Lightning Seeds - start with the best of
Camouflage - Many of the albums are great. Methods of silence, sensor, etc...
U2 - I didn't like the joshua tree during the 80s but am enjoying it now

There are many more but thats a good start if we have the same taste
post #30 of 41
Get Oingo Boingo. Start with the album Only A Lad, then move up to Nothing to Fear and Dead Man's Party.
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