|Chief Chesty Forlock|
My apologies if any of these artists have already been covered.
Remember when the synthesizer was king? I know ya do. Let's go back and recall our favourite tracks of those times.
Favourite 80s One Hit Wonder:
Oooo must come back and do this one tomorrow.
Billy Joel: "You May Be Right", "It's Still Rock & Roll to Me", "She's Right on Time", "Careless Talk", "Leave a Tender Moment Alone"
Billy Idol: "White Wedding", "Rebel Yell"
Paula Abdul: no faves but she's nice eye candy
Spandau Ballet: "True" (used greatly in the "Wedding Singer")
Madness: "Our House" (tired of it quickly due to early days of MTV)
Duran Duran: "Girls on Film", "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Notorious", "Rio" (this is a band i think whose music has aged well)
Culture Club: never cared for their stuff
The Clash: "Should I Stay or Should I Go", "Rock the Casbah" (i thought their best stuff was in the 70s)
Eurythmics: "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", "Would I Lie to You?"
Elton John: "Blue Eyes", "I'm Still Standing", "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" (i thought his 80s stuff was spotty, or rather, there were better album cuts than hits, though "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" was a pretty good comeback)
Kim Wilde: i have one Kim Wilde album but i remember nada bout her except she was a babe.
Simple Minds: "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Kate Bush: the only Kate Bush song i like is "Wuthering Heights" which i loves but that's a 1977 song.
Cyndi Lauper: "Time After Time", "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
The Bangles: "Going Down to Liverpool", "Manic Monday", "Walking Down Your Street", "Walk Like an Egyptian", "If She Knew What She Wants", "Following", "September Gurls", "In Your Room", "Eternal Flame", "Be With You", "Want You"
Bruce Springsteen: "Sherry Darling", "The River", "Stolen Car", "I'm a Rocker", "Hungry Heart", "Atlantic City" (The Band does this better than the Boss), "Downbound Train", "Dancing in the Dark", "Cover Me", "Tunnel of Love", "One Step Up", "Shut Out the Light" (the b-side to "Born in the USA" single- this song should have been the hit- best anti-war song of the Ronald Raygun era)
Favourite 80s One Hit Wonder: Modern English's "I Melt With You" and from the movie Streets of Fire, Fire Inc's "Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young" and the Bluebell's "Cath".
As for music in the 80s itself, i spent my time mostly in the fringe genres. The Paisley Underground (the Bangles started here as the Bangs). The 2nd Wave of Surf. The Garage Rock Revival. The New Psychedelia. Rockabilly. The New Wave of Heavy Metal Music. Pub Rock Revival. Swamp Rock.
i tended to shy away from music with synths in them. i guess nowadays it's all good in a nostalgic way. Did anyone else here listen to Dream Syndicate and Green On Red back in them days? Or the Hoodoo Gurus and the Triffids? Or REM when they were on a small label & releasing 45 RPMs? Before the internet when word of mouth pushed the indie artists of the day, it was a more exciting way to learn about new music though more difficult in tracking down them imports.
|Chief Chesty Forlock|
To clarify, can we pick just ONE track from each of these artists?
You May Be Right, Big Shot, Allentown....I love me some Billy Joel
White Wedding, Cradle of Love (I think that was a 90's hit though)
Forever Your Girl
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Should I Stay or Should I Go
Here Comes the Rain Again
The Bitch is Back
Don't You Forget About Me
Manic Monday, In Your Room
Born in the USA
Favourite 80s One Hit Wonder:
"99 Red Balloons" by Nena
I got a dream 'bout an angel on the beach and the perfect waves are startin' to come
His hair is flyin' out in ribons of gold and his touch has got the power to stun
I've got a dream 'bout and angel in the forest enchanted by the edge of a lake
His body's glowing in the jewels alive and the earth below is startin' to shake
Damn XC I love that song. I've even posted the lyrics here before (just went back and found them in subtext from March 05)! Holly Sherwood did the vocals for that and Nowhere Fast. That was a frickin' awesome soundtrack with Ry Cooder, The Fixx, and even Stevie Nicks doing backgroung vocals for Marilyn Martin. Funny, the one song that was a huge hit is my least favorite on the soundtrack, I Can Dream About You.
Sorry for that little side trip down memory lane. This message has been edited. Last edited by: Shawn,
i wasn't even sure if anyone would know that song, Shawn! i don't think i ever saw the movie all the way through, my favorite part was Diane Lane "singing" that song. Same deal with "Eddie and the Cruisers", never saw all of it but really loved the soundtrack.
Billy Joel Just A Fantasy (Glass Houses...excellent album. )
Billy Idol Flesh For Fantasy/ Rebel Yell
Paula Abdul Straight Up
Spandau Ballet Gold (I had that tape. )
Madness One Step Beyond
Duran Duran Union Of The Snake
Culture Club Time (I used to looooove to draw Boy George...as well as Madonna and Cyndi Lauper )
The Clash Rock The Casbah, baby!!!
Bananarama Cruel Summer
Eurythmics Here Comes The Rain Again (forgot that one in Tam's thread...lol)
Elton John Nobody Wins, from The Fox album
Kim Wilde Kids Of America
Simple Minds Don't You Forget About Me
Kate Bush Eh?
Cyndi Lauper Time After Time/Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
The Bangles Hazy Shade Of Winter
Bruce Springsteen Dancing In The Dark
Favourite 80s One Hit WonderHarden My
Heart by Quarterflash and Why Me by Planet PThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Shinigami,
Billy Joel: Vienna
Billy Idol: Dancing With Myself
Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl
Spandau Ballet: errr, I guess True
Madness: Our House
Duran Duran: Girls On Film
Culture Club: Victims
The Clash: London Calling
Bananarama: More More More
Eurythmics: Missionary Man
Elton John: Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters & Tiny Dancer (tie) Although I think those were both from his 70s albums. If you want 80's then I'm Still Standin'
Kim Wilde: Kids In America
Simple Minds: Don't You (Forget About Me)
Kate Bush: This Woman's Work
Cyndi Lauper: When You Were Mine or maybe 911
The Bangles: If She Knew What She Wants
Bruce Springsteen: Thunder Road
Favourite 80s One Hit Wonder: Scandal- The Warrior is the first one that comes to mind but I am sure that there are more that I like better
Billy Joel: piano man (was that the 80s?)
Billy Idol: white wedding
Paula Abdul: oh.. something about oppisites attracting, or was that someone else..?
Spandau Ballet: ...?
Madness: it must be love (i think they sang that)
Duran Duran: hungry like the wolf
Culture Club: karma chameleon (but i do love "do you really want to hurt me" as seen in "the wedding singer" )
The Clash: should i stay or should i go
Eurythmics: sweet dreams
Elton John: not sure about the 80s, but can you feel the love tonight
*after reading xc's post* is "blue eyes" the song that ewan mcgregor sings in mulan rouge? if so, that.
Kim Wilde: um... i like bette davis eyes by kim karn(sp?)...?
Simple Minds: don't you forget about me (lol, good thing i went looking back through everyones' posts - for some reason i was thinking of talking heads )
Kate Bush: -
Cyndi Lauper: true colours
The Bangles: eternal flame
Bruce Springsteen: dancing in the dark
Favourite 80s One Hit Wonder: soft cell - tainted love, followed closely by ah-ha - take on me: best. film-clip. ever.
(apologies if these guys had more than one hit, but tv told me they didn't)
Jefferson Starship - We Built This City
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