The 80’s was not my favorite decade of music but there were some great bands and musical genres.  The Police, The Clash, The Cars, Michael Jackson, AC/DC, Public Enemy, Rush, the Pretenders, , The Eurythmics and Annie Lennox, Prince, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, N.W. A., Dead Kennedy’s, The Cure, Modern English, Simple Minds, B52s, Depeche Mode, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Motley Crew, Stevie Ray Vaughn (who deserves a post of his own some day), and other bands created great music in the 80’s.  Well maybe not great music but music that makes me sentimental for my college years anyway.  The genres popular in the movies ranged from punk, early techno (new wave), psychedelic funk, ska, heavy metal, hair metal bands to early Rap.   I got the idea of doing a music post on the 80’s because I watched the begining of “Purple Rain” and forgot what a great performer Prince was.  Unfortunately Prince blocks his songs on YouTube and DailyMotion because I wanted to start off with a video from him but I’m sure you will remember most of these songs.

The Police and Sting’s later solo work was probably my favorite from the 80’s.

One of my favorite songs of all time “Melt with You”.

Pour some sugar on me in the name of love.

I played the hell out of The Pretenders album with this song.

Some of my favorites where the rock ballads like “Wanted Dead or Alive”.

The oldest old school Grand Master Flash “Rappers Delight” a must listen.

Everyone click to “Express Yourself” the right way with N.W.A.

By far the biggest star of the 80’s was Micheal Jackson who displayed his amazing talents on perhaps the biggest album of all time. Rest in peace Micheal.  This is my personal favorite from the album.

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Khirad
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My entries will be pretty singular in focus – but all 80’s!

Siouxsie And The Banshees – Israel (Live, 1983 – w/ The Cure’s Robert Smith on Guitar)

Bauhaus – She’s in Parties (1983)

Sisters of Mercy – Walk Away (1984)

Skeletal Family – Promised Land (1985)

Xmal Deutschland – Matador (1986)

Clan of Xymox – Medusa (1986)

My pi

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javaz
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Still love these guys, too –
The Clash and ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go –

And I am so hoping for a Super Bowl when AC/DC can rock it out, since most sporting events play their music –

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javaz
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Not sure this is the 80’s, and I’m not a fan of Selena, but I do love this song, (hope it’s the right one, since I can’t play it with dial-up)

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PatsyT
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Who can forget The Tubes ! (almost 70’s)

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AdLib
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HEY! I almost posted this last week. Great pick!!!

What about, “White Punks on Dope”?

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javaz
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I love The Tubes – posted ‘Talk To You Later’ below – and saw them in concert, and it was theater and excellent.
I’ve never seen a concert like that before or since!

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PatsyT
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This one was revolutionary for me
The Smiths – How Soon Is Now ( Live version 1986)

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Khirad
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It’s like one of those soundtrack of my life. Very autobiographical.

“I am the son I am the heir. Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar…”

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nellie
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Absolutely love this song.

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whatsthatsound
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Great song!

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nellie
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Here’s more hair for you, Patsy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3W6yf6c-FA
Duran Duran – Rio

I always think of this as the definitive 80s video. I mean, who wears a suit to go sailing?

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PatsyT
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Love that Hair !

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PatsyT
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Has anyone put these guys up yet?
More Great Hair!

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nellie
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldyx3KHOFXw
Gary Newman – Cars

I don’t know whether it’s the music or the videos that make the 80s so memorable.

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PatsyT
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The BIG question is . . . .
What did your hair look like in the 80’s ? ? ?

STRAY CATS LIVE

Love the hair dos

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PatsyT
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One of my ALL TIME FAVORITES !!!!!

IGGY POP made great stuff in the 80’s

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