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"The Single Best 1980s Song" Thread

post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 

I was playing Rock Band 3 last night, and it struck me that I used to thoroughly hate 80s music, but have come to love it. (That was in middle and high school, I am 26-almost-27 as of today)

 

However, I am still very new to hearing all it has to offer, including many classics that many would be shocked to learn that I haven't ever heard.

 

 

I would like to hear from everyone, what you think could be called the single best awesomest funnest most influential catchy meaningful song from the 1980s!  [ As we all know, picking ONE song from literally thousands is kind of insane, but, that's what makes it a fun and interesting activity (I think anyway). ]

 

 

THE RULE

 

Posts such as "x2" or "+1" are allowed, HOWEVER, you must also include your own choice of "Best 80s Song" in that post as well.

 

For example, "+1 to Sduibek's choice, and mine is Song Awesome from Band Awesome"

 

 

 

Have fun!!

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Edited by Sduibek - 7/30/12 at 6:59pm
post #2 of 41
Thread Starter 

I nominate We Are The World by Michael Jackson / Lionel Richie. I mean come on, listen to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BNoNFKCBI and tell me it doesn't move you.


Edited by Sduibek - 7/30/12 at 7:02pm
post #3 of 41

Heh. Interesting thread.

 

I'll toss in Powerslave by Iron Maiden. It's a really awesome song, plus it's kinda got the "I'm above the system!" attitude to it.

post #4 of 41

Van Halen - Hot For Teacher

 

 

post #5 of 41
Talk Talk - The Rainbow, Eden, Desire (from the UK version of Spirit of Eden)
post #6 of 41

Separate Ways - Journey has to be nomination.  Just so perfect for driving a 80s Vette / Porshe / insert other iconic 80s sports car model

post #7 of 41
^ +1 to C6 for the Frank avatar

The Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion
post #8 of 41

So many songs to choose from. My choice was just different, easy and refreshing when I first heard it.

 

'Smooth Operator' by Sade.

 

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post #9 of 41
Thread Starter 
Bump!
post #10 of 41
Thread Starter 

Well darn, I was hoping this thread would take off. Can't say I didn't try.

post #11 of 41

I'll try and help. :)

 

Tears For Fears - Shout

post #12 of 41
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Originally Posted by Sduibek View Post

Well darn, I was hoping this thread would take off. Can't say I didn't try.

if you replace 80s with any other decade it probably would get more replies.
post #13 of 41
Not really, it's just that my entry was quite hard to top ; )
post #14 of 41

Michael Jackson - Thriller

 

Probably the biggest song of the decade, by the biggest artist of the decade, from the greatest selling album of all time, it also re-defined what people thought of music videos. 

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by forsberg View Post

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Originally Posted by Sduibek View Post

Well darn, I was hoping this thread would take off. Can't say I didn't try.

if you replace 80s with any other decade it probably would get more replies.


 

I was thinking 80's since there was such a wide range of stuff in that time.

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