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Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« on: April 01, 2007, 12:25:22 am »
ok I have figured out HOW to download music...and now I am pulling a blank on what songs I want to buy!  ::) ::)

I liked the pop music of the 80s does anyone remember any names of artists? I remember Madonna was around....Men Without Hats....Wham?? were they in the 80s?? anyway, what songs were your favorites?  I like rock (not so much the heavy metal), country, a very little hip hop...(there was a song about waterfalls??)

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007, 12:54:47 am »
Hey Jess,

I can help you with music from the 80's, I lived for music then.

Poppy New Wave,

Duran Duran
A flock of seagulls
Tears for fears
Thomas Dolby
Madness
Spandeau Ballet
The Fixx
The Eurymethics
Simple Minds
The Motels
Haircut 100

Better 80's Music

Talking Heads
New Order -(I loved them)
Big Country
Peter Gabriel
Violent Femmes
The Police
Joan Jett
Kate Bush
REM (I lived for them back then)

Wow, I forgot a lot of names too.
Welll, its a start, hope this helps. :D




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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2007, 01:08:43 am »
yes that helps a lot! At least it is a starting place...I actually recognise some of those..

I was always better at remembering titles or lyrics than artists  :P

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2007, 02:39:19 am »
You could Google something like "80s hits" or sumpn, too. 

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2007, 03:01:24 am »
Was Eddie Van Halen popular in the 1980's? Or was that in the '70's?

Guess I'm getting old because I can't remember for sure.  ???

Anyhow, I loved Eddie Van Halen!  :D
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2007, 06:30:28 am »
Everybody have fun tonight

Everybody wang chung tonight!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2007, 08:12:24 am »
Adam Ant:

Desperate, but not serious...
Your kisses drive me delirious...

The golden age of Michael Jackson was in the 80s, too.

Duran Duran...another MTV favorite.

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2007, 08:30:40 am »
Modern English
INXS
Naked Eyes
Go West
Ready for the World
Prince (back when he was at first just Prince)
ABC
Mike & the Mechanics
Asia
The Cars
J. Geils Band
Billy Squier
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
The Beastie Boys
Crowded House
Simply Red
...and we musn't forget Wham!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2007, 08:35:01 am »
Modern English-that was the one I just couldn't remember, even though "Melt with You" was totally stuck in my head :D



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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2007, 10:59:44 am »
Who was the one who sang "She Blinded Me With Science"? Boy I loved that song...

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2007, 11:02:27 am »
That was Thomas Dolby, that was a fun song.

Oh yeah, Cyndi Lauper, can't forget about her.

And the Culture Club too.

Now I am remembering a lot more...

Men at Work
The Cars

The Pretenders-another great band

The B-52's, awesome too.
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2007, 11:03:43 am »
Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles (I think)

Who sang "Turning Japanese"?

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2007, 11:10:39 am »
It was the Bangles, forgot about them.

I can hear Turning Japanese, it was my friends favorite song, but I can't remember right now.
I won't cheat and look it up.

And Mexican Radio, another song my friend liked, can'r remember now either.





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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2007, 11:13:18 am »
It was the Bangles, forgot about them.

I can hear Turning Japanese, it was my friends favorite song, but I can't remember right now.
I won't cheat and look it up.

And Mexican Radio, another song my friend liked, can'r remember now either.


Oh oh oh, Mexican Radio, haven't thought of that one in years!

How about Rio, by Duran Duran. I can hear that one playing...

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2007, 11:15:38 am »
I cheated. “Turning Japanese” was done by The Vapors. I remember most of the lyrics--their purported meaning was vigorously debated for a while.

I loved Robert Palmer. Damned fine dresser.

Let us in on the debate...I remember the rumor it was about masturbation, myself. Steely Dan also has the "shine in your Japan" line in Bodhisattva which iI heard might be a similar reference.

And Robert Palmer, yes.

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2007, 11:16:23 am »
Just looked them up.

Turning Japanese-the Vapors
Mexican Radio-Wall of Voodoo

Did anyone mention a-Ha

oh gosh

The Psychadelic Furs
The Cure
The Go-go's
THe Engilsh Beat

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2007, 11:21:15 am »
I was such an MTV addict in the 80s. I think of all these songs and picture the music videos.

Whip It...group?

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2007, 11:22:21 am »
And the Smiths

and Billy Idol

I know I sound like an old-timer but there sure was a lot of great stuff back them!!



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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2007, 11:22:42 am »
maybe I should try narrowing this down a bit!! Talk about an embarrassment of riches!! LOL! I had forgotten half these groups/people....

If you could only get TWO songs from each..two from the eighties and two from the nineties....what would they be??

Hunh?? try that!??

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

(keep the groups coming though...If you remember any more...)

there was a song about 99 Red Balloons?? was that the 80s???

no fair googling!!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2007, 11:23:41 am »
I know that one,  Nena, a girl from Germany.

1984 I believe.



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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2007, 11:24:18 am »
And the Smiths

and Billy Idol

I know I sound like an old-timer but there sure was a lot of great stuff back them!!

Blondie!! he was the 'it' guy for a week or two wasn't he?

oh, Blondie!! that was a group wasn't it??

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2007, 11:25:32 am »
Let us in on the debate...I remember the rumor it was about masturbation, myself. Steely Dan also has the "shine in your Japan" line in Bodhisattva which iI heard might be a similar reference.

And Robert Palmer, yes.

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remember She Bop by Cindy Lauper??

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2007, 11:26:16 am »
Yeah Blondie was a group, started in the 70's but big in the 80's too.

Yes, Billy Idol was a real big deal then, but he wasn't my style, I liked the sensitive ones.



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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2007, 11:29:39 am »
Two Songs,

Okay I'll try,

Radio Free Europe by REM -the song and band that started my 80's music thing. 

Blue Monday- New Order-Sort of dance music, real emotional atmospheric melancholdy dance song I guess.



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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2007, 11:30:01 am »
this is funny...the only ones I could remember were Wham and Men Without Hats...

Janet Jackson was the 80s too...although she went into the 90s too...


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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2007, 11:30:58 am »
I know that one,  Nena, a girl from Germany.

1984 I believe.

lort, not just the singer but the YEAR?

You good!!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2007, 11:33:34 am »
Thanks Jess  ;D




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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2007, 11:35:29 am »
Hey Jess,

I can help you with music from the 80's, I lived for music then.

Poppy New Wave,

Duran Duran !! How could I forget "Hungry Like the Wolf"???
A flock of seagulls (I can see them in my mind...black hair with the top dyed white)
Tears for fears
Thomas Dolby
Madness
Spandeau Ballet
The Fixx
The Eurymethics (Sweet Dreams Are Made of This)
Simple Minds
The Motels
Haircut 100

Better 80's Music

Talking Heads
New Order -(I loved them)
Big Country
Peter Gabriel
Violent Femmes
The Police
Joan Jett
Kate Bush
REM (I lived for them back then)

Wow, I forgot a lot of names too.
Welll, its a start, hope this helps. :D



LOL!! some of these I remember some I don't ...some I remember but can't remember what they sang!!

I am so glad I am on dial up...I could spend a fortune on music..at least with dial up there is only so much I can buy in one day!!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2007, 11:37:50 am »
Modern English
INXS
Naked Eyes
Go West
Ready for the World
Prince (back when he was at first just Prince)
ABC
Mike & the Mechanics (I have a CD from them!!)
Asia
The Cars
J. Geils Band
Billy Squier
Frankie Goes to Hollywood (Relax!!)
The Beastie Boys
Crowded House
Simply Red
...and we musn't forget Wham! (Wake Me Up Before You GoGo)



this is fun!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2007, 11:38:10 am »
Blondie!! he was the 'it' guy for a week or two wasn't he?

oh, Blondie!! that was a group wasn't it??

Blondie was a group. The lead singer was Debbie Harry.

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2007, 11:38:21 am »
Was Eddie Van Halen popular in the 1980's? Or was that in the '70's?

Guess I'm getting old because I can't remember for sure.  ???

Anyhow, I loved Eddie Van Halen!  :D

Van Halen rose to fame in the 1980's with the song Jump. The Album to which the song belongs to is called 1984.
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2007, 11:39:47 am »
I know that one,  Nena, a girl from Germany.

1984 I believe.

99 Red Balloons...I heard a comedy thing once, translating the song into English. Ohmygod it was so hysterical, I almost drove the car off the road.

Of course, it was on the radio, never to be heard again...

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2007, 11:41:10 am »
Okay, here's a trivia challenge for you, my friends.

What was the FIRST EVER music video shown on MTV?

Bonus points if you know the date....

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2007, 11:43:06 am »
"Video killed the Radio Star!!"

no idea on the year!! LOL!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2007, 11:44:59 am »
99 Red Balloons...I heard a comedy thing once, translating the song into English. Ohmygod it was so hysterical, I almost drove the car off the road.

Of course, it was on the radio, never to be heard again...



I have only heard it in English! There was another one in a different language?? Love that line about "Everyones a silver hero, everyones a Captain Kirk"

any song that works in a Star Trek reference is a keeper in my book!!  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2007, 11:46:36 am »
Rod Stewart??

and who was that guy that was the lead singer for Van Halen then went out on his own...not Sammy Hagar the other guy with the hair...

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2007, 11:47:11 am »
I think it MTV first started in July of 1981.

I actually didn't get it till years later.



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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2007, 11:47:37 am »
"Video killed the Radio Star!!"

no idea on the year!! LOL!

August 1, 1981

The band was The Buggles, btw.
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2007, 11:47:59 am »
Rod Stewart??

and who was that guy that was the lead singer for Van Halen then went out on his own...not Sammy Hagar the other guy with the hair...

David Lee Roth
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2007, 11:48:13 am »
Rod Stewart??

and who was that guy that was the lead singer for Van Halen then went out on his own...not Sammy Hagar the other guy with the hair...

David Lee Roth
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2007, 11:49:10 am »
I have only heard it in English! There was another one in a different language?? Love that line about "Everyones a silver hero, everyones a Captain Kirk"

any song that works in a Star Trek reference is a keeper in my book!!  :laugh: :laugh:

Yes, the song by Nena was in German, 99 Luft balloons.

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2007, 11:50:00 am »
David Lee Roth

Great minds think alike Leslie! LOL
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2007, 11:50:15 am »
Okay, More Trivia

Who were the original hosts on MTV?



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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2007, 11:51:39 am »
Great minds think alike Leslie! LOL

We sure do, Lorenzo!
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« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2007, 11:53:05 am »
Okay, More Trivia

Who were the original hosts on MTV?

There were five VJs

Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, and JJ Jackson.

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2007, 11:54:04 am »
Great minds think alike Leslie! LOL

I was just thinking that you two are FAST

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2007, 11:54:25 am »
Wow ;D

Thats impressive!



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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2007, 11:56:41 am »
I can't believe ya'll remember all this....

and all from the 80s...are we dating ourselves here?? everyone in their 40s??? or are there some younguns with major music knowledge amongst us??

(myself I am just a young one....only 19!!)

(if we can change our names we can change our ages!! )

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2007, 11:57:10 am »
I told you, I watched lots of MTV....

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2007, 11:58:07 am »
I can't believe ya'll remember all this....

and all from the 80s...are we dating ourselves here?? everyone in their 40s??? or are there some younguns with major music knowledge amongst us??

(myself I am just a young one....only 19!!)

(if we can change our names we can change our ages!! )

(oh and I am also blonde with ta tas til Tuesday!!)



Actually, ask me about music from the 60s and 70s if you really want to see my brain explode. LOL

The 80s I was sort of on the tail end of my rock n roll period...

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2007, 12:00:40 pm »
Actually, ask me about music from the 60s and 70s if you really want to see my brain explode. LOL

The 80s I was sort of on the tail end of my rock n roll period...

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Aretha Franklin??

Lort I AM pulling a blank on the 70s..I was only listening to country back that far...although I did have the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack!!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #51 on: April 01, 2007, 12:01:01 pm »
I lived for music in the 80's.  That was all I cared about (well, mostly)
But there was some really great stuff back then.



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« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2007, 12:03:13 pm »
I lived for music in the 80's.  That was all I cared about (well, mostly)
But there was some really great stuff back then.

there was! I used to listen to country almost exclusively but in the 80s I listened to as much pop as country...

I like just about anything if the music is ?smooth? you know how some music is jarring??

can't explain right!  :P

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2007, 12:03:43 pm »
Aretha Franklin??

Lort I AM pulling a blank on the 70s..I was only listening to country back that far...although I did have the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack!!

Steely Dan, Traffic, Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd....

I still listen to this music, every day.

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2007, 12:22:46 pm »
1970's (workin backwards)

Plastic punk rock: - Blondie
                         - Knacks

Punk Rock: - Cars
                 - Cheap Trick

Heavy Metal - Kiss
                  - Aerosmith
                  - Alice Cooper
                  - Lez Zeppelin
                  - Rare Earth
                  - Grand Funk
                  - Yes
                  - Joe Walsh
                  - Edgar Winter Group
                  - Pink Floyd

Rock - Eddie Money
        - Pablo Cruise
        - Meatloaf
        - Bonnie Tyler
        - Tom Petty & the Heartbeats
        - Peter Frampton
        - Boston
        - (Jefferson) Starship
        - Babys
        - Foreigner
        - Foghat
        - Kansas
        - Z Z Top
        - Bob Seger
        - Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO)
        - Bad Company
        - Lynard Skynard
        - Styx
        - Doobie Brothers
        - Joe Cocker
        - J. Geils Band

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2007, 12:42:43 pm »
These are the CDs I made for myself in the early 2000 years - some artists have only 2 top 40's - others with as many have not been listed

Pop Rock - Electric Light Orchestra

Glitter Rock - Queen
                 - David Bowie

Disco - Sylvester
        - Foxy
        - Village People
        - Sister Sledge
        - Chic
        - Heatwave
        - Silver Convention
        - Hot Chocolate
        - Sylvers
        - Trammps
        - K C & the Sunshine Band
        - B T Express
        - Pointer sisters
        - Gloria Gaynor

Rock'n Soul - O'Jays
                 - Tower of Power
                 - Staple Singers
                 - Al Wilson

Funk'n Soul - Rick James
                 - Brothers Johnson
                 - Rufus
                 - Kool & the Gang
                 - Earth Wind & Fire
                 - New Birth

Soul - Blues Brother
       - Whispers
       - Rose Royce
       - Wet Willie
       - Manhattans
       - Michael Jackson
       - Average White Band
       - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
       - Gino Vanelli
       - Billy Preston
       - Ohio Players
       - Tavares
       - Isley Brothers
       - Isaac Hayes

Soul Ladies - Natalie Cole
                - Deniece Williams
                - Aretha Frankin

White Soul - Hall & Oates

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2007, 12:43:55 pm »
Quote
"Everyones a silver hero, everyones a Captain Kirk"

Duuuuude!!  It's "Everyone's a super hero, everyone's a Captain Kirk"

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2007, 12:46:16 pm »
Trivia Question:  Which 80's artist or group had the most Top 40 hits in the U.S.?  (might not be who you think!)


Googling is cheating   ;D

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2007, 12:51:27 pm »
Trivia Question:  Which 80's artist or group had the most Top 40 hits in the U.S.?  (might not be who you think!)


Googling is cheating   ;D

Could be Aerosmith, or Genesis, or it could be oh of Course - it's Michael Jackson! or Madonna? yea- Madonna - that's my final answer
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2007, 01:03:43 pm »
Good guesses Yancy!  Anyone else . . . ?    :D

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #60 on: April 01, 2007, 01:11:38 pm »
Duuuuude!!  It's "Everyone's a super hero, everyone's a Captain Kirk"


hey I STARTED this thread cause I can't remember my own name!! Let alone a song I haven't heard in forever!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #61 on: April 01, 2007, 01:25:39 pm »
80s music was interesting for a lot of reasons . . . so many contradictions!

Most Hit Music of that time was so synthetic; hollow drum and bass tracks sounded good to us then. And on the surface, there was a party-it-up theme. But underneath, kind of a precipitous sense of doom or armageddon ("we got to live it up, live it up, Ronnie's got a new gun" and the club smash "American Soviets").

Even though it was a sexually conservative time with AIDS hysteria and Family Values shoved down our throats, androgyny was totally accepted, even encouraged in pop culture. Apparently, they initially tried to market John Mellencamp in a pouty, effeminate way because it was such a successful look for male artists.

And 80s culture seemed to reject the escapism of the 60s and 70s, but there was bending of reality in the 80s like never before. Remember Max Headroom and the hit Paranomia? An 80s "artist" that existed on no physical plane whatsoever.
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #62 on: April 01, 2007, 01:31:54 pm »
Wouldn't be Elton John, would it??

Or, <gasp> the Carpenters??
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« Reply #63 on: April 01, 2007, 01:39:05 pm »
Wouldn't be Elton John, would it??

Or, <gasp> the Carpenters??

Carpenters!!

they were 70s...right??

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #64 on: April 01, 2007, 01:41:36 pm »
80s music was interesting for a lot of reasons . . . so many contradictions!

Most Hit Music of that time was so synthetic; hollow drum and bass tracks sounded good to us then. And on the surface, there was a party-it-up theme. But underneath, kind of this precipitous sense of doom or armageddon ("we got to live it up, live it up, Ronnie's got a new gun" and the club smash "American Soviets").

Even though it was a sexually conservative time with AIDS hysteria and Family Values shoved down our throats, androgyny was totally accepted, even encouraged in pop culture. Apparently, they initially tried to market John Mellencamp in a pouty, effeminate way because it was such a successful look for male artists.

And 80s culture seemed to reject the escapism of the 60s and 70s, but there was bending of reality in the 80s like never before. Remember Max Headroom and the hit Paranomia? An 80s "artist" that existed on no physical plane whatsoever.

yes, remember Der Commisar? (or however it was spelled....a lot seemed focused on Communism)

"I wear my Sunglasses at night"

that was another that the video had that whole oppression feel to it or am I remembering wrong??

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #65 on: April 01, 2007, 02:06:03 pm »
More softer sounds from the 70's

Super Stars - Chicago
                  - Rod Stewart
                  - Kenny Rogers
                  - Billy Joel
                  - Elton John
                  - Barry Manilow
                  - John Denver
                  - Olivia Newton-John
                  - Diana Ross
                  - Jackson 5 / Jacksons
                  - Stevie Wonder

Soft Soul Sounds - George Benson
                        - L T D
                        - Smokey Robinson
                        - Commodores
                        - Lamont Dozier
                        - Jermaine Jackson
                        - Bobby Womack
                        - Spinners
                        - Main Ingredient
                        - Bill Withers
                        - War
                        - Moments
                        - Al Green
                        - Roberta Flack
                        - Chi-Lites
                        - Stylistics

Motown - Supremes
            - Temptations

Ladies - Evelyn Champagne King
         - Stephanie Mills
         - Melissa Manchester
         - Rita Coolidge
         - Donna Summers
         - Linda Ronstadt
         - Anne Murray
         - Bette Midler
         - Carly Simon
         - Joni Mitchell
         - Carole King
         - Yvonne Elliman
         - Helen Reddy
         - Melanie
         - Barbra Streisand

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #66 on: April 01, 2007, 02:26:34 pm »
Don't know if the rest of the 70's will fit here - let's see ...

Pop - Ray Parker Jr.
      - Player
      - Shawn Cassidy
      - Leif Garrett
      - Andy Gibb
      - Blue Swede
      - Bay City Rollers
      - Captain & Tennille
      - ABBA
      - Sweet
      - Gilbert O'Sullivan
      - Lighthouse
      - Donnie & Marie
      - Tony Orlando 7 Dawn
      - Osmonds

Novelty - Jim Stafforf
           - Dickie Goodman

Easy Rock - Bob Welsh
              - John Stewart
              - Gerry Rafferty
              - Supertramp
              - Eric Carmen
              - Little River Band
              - Steve Miller
              - Boz Scaggs
              - Gary Wright
              - Fleetwood Mac
              - Orleans
              - Santana
              - Loggins & Messina
              - Eric Clapton
              - Jackson Browne
              - Todd Rundgren
              - Moody Mlues
              - Eagles

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #67 on: April 01, 2007, 02:39:08 pm »
Let's try & fit the rest in this post. The 70's ...

Soft Sounds - Stephen Bishop
                  - Michael Johnson
                  - 10cc
                  - Al Stewart
                  - Alan Parson's Project
                  - Ambrosia
                  - Firefall
                  - England Dan & John Ford Coley
                  - Paul Davis
                  - Leo Sayers
                  - Seals & Crofts
                  - Atlanta Rhythm Section
                  - Paul Simon
                  - Art Garfunkel
                  - Steely Dan
                  - Robert John
                  - Jim Croce
                  - Raspberries
                  - Harry Chapin
                  - Don McLean
                  - Bread
                  - Lobo
                  - Carpenters
                  - James Taylor
                  - Cliff Richards
                  - Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young)

Country - Freddy Fender
            - Willie Nelson
            - Charlie Rich
            - Mac Davis
            - Michael Murphy
            - Ronnie Milsap
            - Crystal Gayle
            - Dolly Parton

Country Rock - Charlie Daniels Band
                   - Pure Prairie League
                   - Allman Brothers Band

Folk - Gordon Lightfoot
      - Cat Stevens

Instrumentals - Meco
                   - Mike Post
                   - John Williams
                 
Also, forgot to include: - Gladys Knight & the Pipis
                                 - Heart
                                 - John Fogerty
                                 - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

And that's just about it.

Now Jess - recognize any a these artists from the 70's
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #68 on: April 01, 2007, 02:50:56 pm »
yes, remember Der Commisar? (or however it was spelled....a lot seemed focused on Communism)

"I wear my Sunglasses at night"

that was another that the video had that whole oppression feel to it or am I remembering wrong??

I love both those tunes!

The ripping guitar solo over a synth arrangement made Sunglasses really stand out to me.  And I loved the hook of Der Kommisar!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2007, 03:13:46 pm »
yes, remember Der Commisar? (or however it was spelled....a lot seemed focused on Communism)

"I wear my Sunglasses at night"

that was another that the video had that whole oppression feel to it or am I remembering wrong??

Let's just keep things straight, here. "Der Kommissar" was by Falco, a performer from Austria.

And "I Wear My Sunglasses at Night" was by Corey Hart, from Canada.

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2007, 04:58:07 pm »
OK, I'm comin' in late here, but I gotta respectfully disagree with one categorization. I think my Eagles belong in Country Rock rather than Easy Rock.
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #71 on: April 01, 2007, 05:24:01 pm »
OK, I'm comin' in late here, but I gotta respectfully disagree with one categorization. I think my Eagles belong in Country Rock rather than Easy Rock.

Those categories are nothing more than my own opinion. They (the Eagles) were in a class of their own, and for this listened, were vastly more listenable than the other 'country rock' artists of it's day. Like Anne Murray, who for some is strictly country, the Eagles were larger than that category. Again, this is strictly MY categorization when trying to divide the 70's music and it's artists. They could have been placed in the Super Star category too, like John Denver.
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2007, 06:39:25 pm »
Hey, I just realized...we have a ton of artists from the 80s and the 70s...what happened to the 90s?? They weren't no good music then??  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2007, 06:46:47 pm »
Hey, I just realized...we have a ton of artists from the 80s and the 70s...what happened to the 90s?? They weren't no good music then??  :laugh: :laugh:

Good question. The things my children listen to would make me think, no...no good music.

And MTV changed. LOL

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2007, 06:53:28 pm »
Good question. The things my children listen to would make me think, no...no good music.

And MTV changed. LOL

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is it truly that we are getting old...(well YA'LL are getting old) or has the music REALLY gotten THAT bad??



nah, it's the music!!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #75 on: April 01, 2007, 07:49:06 pm »
Steely Dan, Traffic, Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd....

I still listen to this music, every day.

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NOW you're talkin' my lingo....  :)

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #77 on: April 01, 2007, 08:35:26 pm »
They (the Eagles) were in a class of their own.

Got that right, bud! I've never recovered from their break-up.  :'(
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #78 on: April 01, 2007, 08:48:17 pm »
is it truly that we are getting old...(well YA'LL are getting old) or has the music REALLY gotten THAT bad??

I didn't want to sound like a real old timer (I don't think I am that old) but I do think and wanted to say earlier the music was so much better then, I think the stuff today is horrible.

But maybe that's because everything today is all about the money, not the music at all.



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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #79 on: April 01, 2007, 08:48:49 pm »
NOW you're talkin' my lingo....  :)

I always knew we were on the same page, G-E-Pig....LOL

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #80 on: April 01, 2007, 08:50:32 pm »
Devo!

Bingo!

How about

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
In cars

Here in my car
I can only receive
I can listen to you
It keeps me stable for days
In cars


Here in my car
Where the image breaks down
Will you visit me please?
If I open my door
In cars


Here in my car
I know I've started to think
About leaving tonight
Although nothing seems right
In cars

Singer?

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #81 on: April 01, 2007, 08:51:40 pm »
Gary Numan (I think that's how it is spelled)



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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #82 on: April 01, 2007, 08:52:38 pm »
Bingo!

How about

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
In cars

Here in my car
I can only receive
I can listen to you
It keeps me stable for days
In cars


Here in my car
Where the image breaks down
Will you visit me please?
If I open my door
In cars


Here in my car
I know I've started to think
About leaving tonight
Although nothing seems right
In cars

Singer?

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #83 on: April 01, 2007, 09:02:35 pm »
Very good, to both Ro and Marl...

Gotta love those one hit wonder guys...

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #84 on: April 01, 2007, 09:06:42 pm »
Thanks L,

A couple of years ago, VH1 had a countdown show, 100 greatest one hit wonders, a lot of great forgotten songs.

My favorite, the song I loved in JHS, (I don't think it was there though)

Shannon, by Henry Gross.  I loved that song, but it was wierd, about a dead dog actually.



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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #85 on: April 01, 2007, 09:10:19 pm »
Hey Jess,
My husband and I put our heads together and came up with the list

Men at Work
Mike and the Mechanics
U2
Judas Priest
Bon Jovi
B-52's
Huey and the News
Deaf Leppard
The Police
The Clash
Asia
The Cars
The Knack
The Outfield
Guns and Roses
Aerosmith
Ozzy Osbourne
The Impotent Seasnakes
Sex Pistols
The Pretenders

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« Reply #86 on: April 01, 2007, 09:20:57 pm »
Hey Jess,
My husband and I put our heads together and came up with the list

Men at Work
Mike and the Mechanics
U2
Judas Priest
Bon Jovi
B-52's
Huey and the News
Deaf Leppard
The Police
The Clash
Asia
The Cars
The Knack
The Outfield
Guns and Roses
Aerosmith
Ozzy Osbourne
The Impotent Seasnakes
Sex Pistols
The Pretenders

hope this helps some

Huey and the News!! I had forgotten them!!

thanks!!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #87 on: April 01, 2007, 09:24:47 pm »
Huey and the News!! I had forgotten them!!

thanks!!

actually its Huey Lewis and the News

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #88 on: April 01, 2007, 09:26:47 pm »
i can probably give you the names of the songs these bands played

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« Reply #89 on: April 01, 2007, 09:39:23 pm »
i can probably give you the names of the songs these bands played

any help would be good!

some of these bands sound familiar but I don't remember their big hits..

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« Reply #90 on: April 01, 2007, 09:41:53 pm »
What about George Thorogood and the Destroyers?

Bad to the Bone...

 On the day I was born
The nurses all gathered 'round
And they gazed in wide wonder
At the joy they had found
The head nurse spoke up
And she said "leave this one alone"
She could tell right away
That I was bad to the bone

Bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

I broke a thousand hearts
Before I met you
I'll break a thousand more, baby
Before I am through
I wanna be yours pretty baby
Yours and yours alone
I'm here to tell ya honey
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Bad to the bone
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #91 on: April 01, 2007, 10:00:32 pm »
Hey, I just realized...we have a ton of artists from the 80s and the 70s...what happened to the 90s?? They weren't no good music then??  :laugh: :laugh:

TLC (dont go chasing waterfalls) i think you were asking about waterfalls
Hootie and the Blowfish
Sheryl Crow(All I wanna Do)
Counting Crows (Mr Jones)
Tracy Chapman (Give me one reason)
Seal (Kiss from a Rose)
Yanni (he's an awesome conductor of orchestra)
Sarah McLachan (Adia)
The Wallflowers (One Headlight)
Limp Bizkit (Nookie)
Matchbox Twenty
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« Reply #92 on: April 01, 2007, 10:09:32 pm »
any help would be good!

some of these bands sound familiar but I don't remember their big hits..

Hey Jess,
My husband and I put our heads together and came up with the list

Men at Work (Land Down Under)
Mike and the Mechanics (Take on Me)
U2(New Years Day)
Judas Priest (Breaking the law)
Bon Jovi (Hlafway there)
B-52's (Rock Lobster)
Huey and the News (Want a new drug)
Deaf Leppard(Rock It)
The Police (Dont stand so close)
The Clash (Rock The Kazba)
Asia (Heat of the Moment)
The Cars (who's gonna drive your car)
The Knack (My Sharona)
The Outfield(somethings wrong)
Guns and Roses (Sweet child o mine)
Aerosmith(DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY)
Ozzy Osbourne (Flying High)
The Impotent Seasnakes
Sex Pistols
The Pretenders (Got Brass in Pocket)

hope this helps some

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« Reply #93 on: April 01, 2007, 10:49:08 pm »

My husband and i have a challenge for y'all.  Its a 1980's MTV Trivia question

'Video Killed the Radio Star' by the Buggles was the first music video played on MTV

OK now here's the trivia question:

What was the second music video played on MTV, and who performed it?

HINT ( She rocked)  good luck!

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« Reply #94 on: April 01, 2007, 10:58:14 pm »
My husband and i have a challenge for y'all.  Its a 1980's MTV Trivia question

'Video Killed the Radio Star' by the Buggles was the first music video played on MTV

OK now here's the trivia question:

What was the second music video played on MTV, and who performed it?

HINT ( She rocked)  good luck!

Don't even know if I got the right time a decade, but might it have been "I Love Rock & Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts?
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« Reply #95 on: April 01, 2007, 11:46:08 pm »
Don't even know if I got the right time a decade, but might it have been "I Love Rock & Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts?

GOOD try... I loved Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and I had a mad crush on her, but the chick we are looking for had more hits and more duration.  Kinda classic rock of the 1980's

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« Reply #96 on: April 01, 2007, 11:53:49 pm »
I know who it was, I think,

Pat Benatar- the song Hit Me with Your Best Shot I think, but I am not sure of that.

I liked Joan Jett much better than Pat.



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« Reply #97 on: April 02, 2007, 12:12:34 am »
I know who it was, I think,

Pat Benatar- the song Hit Me with Your Best Shot I think, but I am not sure of that.

I liked Joan Jett much better than Pat.


Yes! It was Pat Benatar, but you have the wrong song...the song is a not so nice song :'(

 I liked Joan Jett better too  ;)   Her music was more fun!


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« Reply #98 on: April 02, 2007, 12:19:36 am »
Yeah, I knew it was Pat Benater, but I wasn't sure about the song.

What was the song?  Oh yeah, it was the one with the video with all those girls fighting or something.

But Joan Jett was so cool, actually she still is.

Okay, I have a Joan Jett story.  She walked right by me last summer, I think she may even have saw me.  She was shooting a video and I sort of walked into where it was happening, and then she walked by.

She looked great, and really cool 8)



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« Reply #99 on: April 02, 2007, 12:26:47 am »
Yeah, I knew it was Pat Benater, but I wasn't sure about the song.

What was the song?  Oh yeah, it was the one with the video with all those girls fighting or something.

But Joan Jett was so cool, actually she still is.

Okay, I have a Joan Jett story.  She walked right by me last summer, I think she may even have saw me.  She was shooting a video and I sort of walked into where it was happening, and then she walked by.

She looked great, and really cool 8)


Cool story!  Joan Jett is so awesome.

The song is Helll is for Children. 

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« Reply #100 on: April 02, 2007, 12:34:09 am »
Thanks, I don't think I would have remembered that.

This has been such great fun today here.  I lived for the music in the eighties.  I forgot so much but I guess I remembered a lot too.  TLC, that was another good one.

Actually my name today, sort of, came from a song I that I loved back then. I may keep it and explain.

This was fun, Thanks Jess,
and great question Dev.



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« Reply #101 on: April 02, 2007, 01:10:24 am »
Trivia Question:  Which 80's artist or group had the most Top 40 hits in the U.S.?  (might not be who you think!)


And the answer is . . .  Hall & Oates!!!  We tend to associate the 80s with big solo acts: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins (yecch), or David Bowie – but Hall & Oates (who were in a relationship with each other for a while) actually had the most Top 40 hits of the 80s.


"They are best known for their six #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Rich Girl", "Kiss on My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", and "Out of Touch", as well as many other songs which charted in the Top 40."

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« Reply #102 on: April 02, 2007, 02:32:42 am »
Thanks, I don't think I would have remembered that.

This has been such great fun today here.  I lived for the music in the eighties.  I forgot so much but I guess I remembered a lot too.  TLC, that was another good one.

Actually my name today, sort of, came from a song I that I loved back then. I may keep it and explain.

This was fun, Thanks Jess,
and great question Dev.

thank ME??

THANK ALL OF YOU GUYS!!!

I appreciate all the great feedback! Now if only I had the money to buy all the great music you have reminded me of!!  :laugh: :laugh:

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« Reply #103 on: April 02, 2007, 04:50:36 am »
Thanks Laura - Don't think a them as a couple or as the top 40 with the most in the 80's - mostly cause I didn't like their music, beyond their first semi-hit "She's Gone". They did reflect their times though, in that all a their songs had a unique sound, so unique that (to me) they all tended to sound the same, yet quite diff'rent from all the other 'unique' sounds of the 'journeys' and 'genesis' of the 80's. Guess that's why I found the one hit wonders of the 80's more interesting, in retrospect.
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« Reply #104 on: April 02, 2007, 02:09:26 pm »
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Guess that's why I found the one hit wonders of the 80's more interesting, in retrospect.

Yes, that can certainly be true!


Which brings up another point.  Jess, you might also want to look at hit movies of the 80s & 90s and their soundtracks.  For the 80s, stuff like Less Than Zero, Pretty in Pink, etc.  They tend to include significant hits that may have been some of the only hits for their respective artists.

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« Reply #105 on: April 02, 2007, 02:22:07 pm »
Yes, that can certainly be true!


Which brings up another point.  Jess, you might also want to look at hit movies of the 80s & 90s and their soundtracks.  For the 80s, stuff like Less Than Zero, Pretty in Pink, etc.  They tend to include significant hits that may have been some of the only hits for their respective artists.

I was thinking that exact same thing in the car this morning. Anyone remember Something Wild with Melanie Griffiths, Jeff Daniels, and Ray Liotta? That had a fabulous soundtrack with songs by The Fine Young Cannibals, David Byrne, UB40, Oingo Boingo and more.

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« Reply #106 on: April 02, 2007, 04:24:37 pm »
Trivia Question:  Which 80's artist or group had the most Top 40 hits in the U.S.?  (might not be who you think!)


And the answer is . . .  Hall & Oates!!!  We tend to associate the 80s with big solo acts: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins (yecch), or David Bowie – but Hall & Oates (who were in a relationship with each other for a while) actually had the most Top 40 hits of the 80s.


"They are best known for their six #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Rich Girl", "Kiss on My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", and "Out of Touch", as well as many other songs which charted in the Top 40."

— Wikipedia


My homeboys! :D Headlining the concert at the Welcome America Festival here on the Fourth of July.

But ... a couple for a while?  ???
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« Reply #107 on: April 02, 2007, 05:03:21 pm »
My homeboys! :D Headlining the concert at the Welcome America Festival here on the Fourth of July.

But ... a couple for a while?  ???


That's what I heard.  (Although you know about gossip. It could have just been wishful thinking on someone's part.  People who enjoy the idea of hot men getting together . . . can you imagine? What dirty-minded scum!)
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« Reply #108 on: April 02, 2007, 05:43:15 pm »

That's what I heard.  (Although you know about gossip. It could have just been wishful thinking on someone's part.  People who enjoy the idea of hot men getting together . . . can you imagine? What dirty-minded scum!)
 ;)


I seem to remember there were rumors because in the picture on one album cover they were really tarted up--eye shadow, blush, the works. Very ... feminine.

It's my background in writing history always makes me immediately skeptical of claims that thus-and-such a public personality is gay--or had a relationship with someone of the same sex. Professional instinct makes me want to see the evidence.
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« Reply #109 on: April 02, 2007, 05:53:46 pm »
Since I posted "She Blinded Me With Science" yesterday, I have not been able to get that song out of my head! Ah well...I actually dug up the music video (you have to love the Internet). Enjoy, folks....a one hit wonder from the 80s, Thomas Dolby.

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« Reply #110 on: April 02, 2007, 07:22:37 pm »
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Since I posted "She Blinded Me With Science" yesterday, I have not been able to get that song out of my head!  . . . a one hit wonder from the 80s, Thomas Dolby.


That was actually my all-time favorite song for a while there, LOL!  And Thomas Dolby was the first rock concert I ever attended!

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« Reply #111 on: April 02, 2007, 08:07:53 pm »

That was actually my all-time favorite song for a while there, LOL!  And Thomas Dolby was the first rock concert I ever attended!

I am going to date myself here...first concert I ever attended was Vanilla Fudge at Weirs Beach, NH in 1969.

They sang their very famous version of the slowed down (way slowed down) Supremes hit, "You Just Keep Me Hangin On."

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« Reply #112 on: April 02, 2007, 08:27:14 pm »
I like the 80s music for several reasons. 


1,    My generation obviously.

2,    You could actually understand the words in the songs.  LOL

3,   catchy upbeat tempo /  rhythm.


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« Reply #113 on: April 02, 2007, 08:39:35 pm »
The 80's was my music too.

All those reasons too, but you couldn't understand the words in all the songs.  I also believe that time was great because I think that there was a lot of creativity and originality going on at that time.  I think the good music of that time was created from real thoughts and feelings, not just how much money could be made like it seems today.
Also I think a lot of it did have some real substance too.

Oh yeah, also great hairstyles too.

My first real concert: The Police, Joan Jett and REM in Shea Stadium in 1983.
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« Reply #114 on: April 02, 2007, 09:40:27 pm »
talking about soundtracks reminded me....John Travolta played an angel in a movie (can't remember the name) and they played this song that went (Please forgive) >.."I got a friend in Jesus..." or something...it was very catchy!! I just remember John and two women dancing to it...

anyone know that song

(I mean come ON...look at all the information I have on it... :P )

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« Reply #115 on: April 02, 2007, 09:43:24 pm »
The Police were my first concert too! Can you believe I was 23. Oakland Colosseum, Oakland California.

I still love 80's music. I had a CD made on the Walmart music site. A bunch of 80s singles. I love to play that CD.

My two favorite take me back to the 80's singles: "I Ran (so far away)" by A Flock Of Seagulles and "London Calling" by The Clash.

My friend and I also used to love to blast that Loverboy "Get Lucky" CD. Mike Reno was a doll. I saw him recently on VH1. He's gained weight, lost hair but he's still cute. Nice to know we all do age now.  :)

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« Reply #116 on: April 02, 2007, 09:44:56 pm »
I think the movie you are thinking of is Two Of A Kind (1983) with John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. Not sure about the song though. I think Hollywood was trying to recapture the success of their pairing in Grease.

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« Reply #117 on: April 02, 2007, 09:48:41 pm »
Hi Wishes,

Yes the Police show was great, they were amazing and Joan Jett was awesome.  I actually went mainly to see REM, the first of many many times I saw them.

I definitely remember "I Ran". That was one of my summer of 83 songs! 
They did have great hair cuts ;D



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« Reply #118 on: April 02, 2007, 10:00:03 pm »
We were in Jamaica in April 1989 and headed off to a "deserted" beach....where we stumbled into The Fixx filming a music video. The song was something like "This Precious Stone." I never saw the video nor heard the song so obviously it was a flop. But watching them fillm for the better part of an afternoon was fun.

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« Reply #119 on: April 02, 2007, 10:19:01 pm »
You’re probably thinking of “Michael.” Go here for the soundtrack listing:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117038/soundtrack

THAT'S IT!!!

"Spirit in the Sky"!!

thank you kindly, stranger!!

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« Reply #120 on: April 02, 2007, 10:24:51 pm »
Trivia Question:  Which 80's artist or group had the most Top 40 hits in the U.S.?  (might not be who you think!)


And the answer is . . .  Hall & Oates!!!  We tend to associate the 80s with big solo acts: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins (yecch), or David Bowie ? but Hall & Oates (who were in a relationship with each other for a while) actually had the most Top 40 hits of the 80s.


"They are best known for their six #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Rich Girl", "Kiss on My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", and "Out of Touch", as well as many other songs which charted in the Top 40."

? Wikipedia



Really?  I loved them in their early days together.  Saw 'em at the Paladium in New York when I was in high school. 

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« Reply #121 on: April 03, 2007, 07:14:48 am »
THAT'S IT!!!

"Spirit in the Sky"!!

thank you kindly, stranger!!

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Spirit in the Sky, Norman Greenbaum, 1969. Another one hit wonder.

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« Reply #122 on: April 03, 2007, 12:51:10 pm »
I have to say, this thread has gotten me remembering the good old days of MTV.

When I grew up, we had limited opportunity to see our favorite bands and singers in action. Ed Sullivan on Sunday nights (famous for the Beatles in 1964), shows like Shindig or Hullabaloo...that was about it. If you happened to be a fan of lesser known groups who didn't show up on TV, you might never know what they looked like.

That was one of the things that was amazing, to me, about MTV. Suddenly, all these bands came to life. And the early videos were like little mini-movies with all sorts of stuff packed into 3 to 5 minutes.

They seem to be scattered all over the Internet, but if you do a google search with the name of the band followed by "music video" you should be successful. I have been dredging my memory banks with Adam Ant (watch Desperate but Not Serious, now there's a good looking man!); Duran Duran, check out Rio (silly); Hungry Life a Wolf (silly-sexy) and Girls on Film (the unrated version is worth a look but be warned, sort of R). Men at Work with Land Down Under (the famous vegamite sandwich line).

I won't post links because I am not sure how much folks are into this stuff, but if you can't find something and want some help, drop me a PM.

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« Reply #123 on: April 03, 2007, 01:28:34 pm »
I also believe [the 80s] was great because I think that there was a lot of creativity and originality going on at that time.  I think the good music of that time was created from real thoughts and feelings, not just how much money could be made like it seems today.

Funny -- during the 80s, people were saying the same about the virtues of 60s/70s music verses the 'superficial, fake' 80s music!  Heehee.  (not that there wasn't some truth to it...)

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My first real concert: The Police, Joan Jett and REM in Shea Stadium in 1983.

Damn. All on the same bill! Sounds fantastic!

Today, a concert package like that would cost how much money to see??  That's why I just don't go to concerts by large acts anymore; the ticket prices are outrageous!

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« Reply #124 on: April 03, 2007, 01:32:40 pm »
Jess, you mentioned songs of the 90s too; there've been relatively few posts on that.

2 of my favorite 90s bands are Green Day and Weezer ("If you want to destroy my sweaterrrrrrrrr...")  Great sh*t!!

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #125 on: April 03, 2007, 01:52:56 pm »
Funny -- during the 80s, people were saying the same about the virtues of 60s/70s music verses the 'superficial, fake' 80s music!  Heehee.  (not that there wasn't some truth to it...)

Bein over fifty myself, I've tried to refrain from commenting in that very way, but I certainly thought it. 80's music was an extention of the erosion of musicality that started with disco in the mid 70's - where the sound (or in the case of disco - the rhythm) took precedent, to the point where that was all that was left ... making room for the even more drab rhythm based 90's. Where's the musicality? Bands like ABBA were mere shadow of the creative musicality of the 60's & 70's, yet they were accused of bein 'hook' based. Reality (well at least my perception of it) is that they were the last group to incorporate music(ality) with their sound. Those great recordings of Michael Jackson in the mid 80's were just that ... great recordings - not anything anyone else might rerecord. & that the difference with the music of the 80's on - no one could or even would re-record em... they're not songs, they're sounds.
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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #126 on: April 03, 2007, 08:11:56 pm »
well at the risk of offending some people....rap seems more about the sound than the lyrics....and I have always wondered why the only words that are coherent in most rap songs are the curse words...I can't tell what the songs are even supposed to be about...let along what message they are trying to convey...

I do agree though that music has gotten to be more "generic"?? they all sound so much alike!!

ok...enough old people ranting!! LOL!!

you think todays kids will look back on THIS music and say the same thing?? That music was better when they were younger??

Yuck...imagine how bad music would have to get for that to happen!!

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« Reply #127 on: April 04, 2007, 05:15:55 pm »
Hi Wishes,

Yes the Police show was great, they were amazing and Joan Jett was awesome.  I actually went mainly to see REM, the first of many many times I saw them.

I definitely remember "I Ran". That was one of my summer of 83 songs! 
They did have great hair cuts ;D

Very cool that you saw REM. I never have. The other bands that played that day, The Police headlining of coarse, were Thomson Twins (I saw them again in a smaller venue. They were fab) Oingo Boingo(sp?) (they kind of sucked) The Fixx (they were really good) and I think one other I can't remember.

Anyway, I have not been to many concerts but what I have been to I've enjoyed.

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Re: Songs of the 80s and 90s...help me out here
« Reply #128 on: April 17, 2007, 01:48:33 pm »
My daughter just sent me this list...seemed apropos.

100 Greatest Songs of the 80's
(acording to VH1)

1. Bon Jovi / "Livin' on a Prayer"
2. Def Leppard / "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
3. Duran Duran / "Hungry Like the Wolf"
4. Michael Jackson / "Billie Jean"
5. Prince / "When Doves Cry"
6. Hall & Oates / "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)"
7. Guns N' Roses / "Sweet Child O' Mine"
8. Madonna / "Like a Virgin"
9. Run-D.M.C. / "Walk This Way"
10. AC/DC / "You Shook Me All Night Long"
11. Journey / "Don't Stop Believin'"
12. Whitney Houston / "How Will I Know"
13. U2 / "With Or Without You"
14. The Bangles / "Walk Like an Egyptian"
15. Van Halen / "Jump"
16. INXS / "Need You Tonight"
17. Whitesnake / "Here I Go Again"
18. Dexy's Midnight Runners / "Come On Eileen"
19. Cyndi Lauper / "Time after Time"
20. Rick Springfield / "Jessie's Girl"
21. Michael Jackson / "Beat It"
22. The Cure / "Just Like Heaven"
23. Cyndi Lauper / "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
24. A-Ha / "Take On Me"
25. Go-Go's / "Our Lips Are Sealed"
26. Guns N' Roses / "Welcome to the Jungle"
27. Kajagoogoo / "Too Shy"
28. Wham! / "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
29. Talking Heads / "Burning Down the House"
30. Pat Benatar / "Love is a Battlefield"
31. Queen and David Bowie / "Under Pressure"
32. Night Ranger / "Sister Christian"
33. Soft Cell / "Tainted Love"
34. Poison / "Every Rose Has It's Thorn"
35. Phil Collins / "In the Air Tonight"
36. Tommy Tutone / "867-5309 / Jenny"
37. Aerosmith / "Janie's Got a Gun"
38. U2 / "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
39. Modern English / "I Melt With You"
40. The B-52's / "Love Shack"
41. Motley Crue / "Dr. Feelgood"
42. The Clash / "London Calling"
43. ABC / "Look of Love (Part One)"
44. Bananarama / "Cruel Summer"
45. Janet Jackson / "Nasty"
46. The Police / "Every Breath You Take"
47. Twisted Sister / "We're Not Gonna Take It"
48. Bruce Springsteen / "Born in the U.S.A."
49. Beastie Boys / "Fight For Your Right"
50. Eurythmics / "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
51. Ratt / "Round and Round"
52. Dead or Alive / "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)"
53. Billy Idol / "White Wedding"
54. Salt-N-Pepa / "Push It"
55. A Flock of Seagulls / "I Ran (So Far Away)"
56. Bonnie Tyler / "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
57. Toni Basil / "Mickey"
58. Culture Club / "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"
59. John Mellencamp / "Jack & Diane"
60. Young M.C. / "Bust a Move"
61. Styx / "Mr. Roboto"
62. Berlin / "Take My Breath Away"
63. Devo / "Whip It"
64. Paula Abdul / "Straight Up"
65. Foreigner / "I Want to Know What Love Is"
66. Depeche Mode / "Just Can't Get Enough"
67. REO Speedwagon / "Keep On Loving You"
68. Public Enemy / "Fight the Power"
69. R.E.M / "It's The End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)"
70. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts/ "I Love Rock N' Roll"
71. Rick James / "Super Freak"
72. The Fixx / "One Thing Leads to Another"
73. Nena / "99 Luftbaloons"
74. George Michael / "Faith"
75. Prince / "Little Red Corvette"
76. Thomas Dolby / "She Blinded Me With Science"
77. New Edition / "Candy Girl"
78. Blondie / "Call Me"
79. Human League / "Don't You Want Me?"
80. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock / "It Takes Two"
81. Cameo / "Word Up!"
82. Squeeze / "Tempted"
83. Prince / "Kiss"
84. Lionel Richie / "All Night Long (All Night)"
85. Robert Palmer / "Addicted to Love"
86. Bow Wow Wow / "I Want Candy"
87. Falco / "Rock Me Amadeus"
88. Chaka Khan / "Ain't Nobody"
89. The Pretenders / "Brass in Pocket"
90. Tone-Loc / "Wild Thing"
91. Katrina and The Waves / "Walking On Sunshine"
92. New Kids on the Block / "You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
93. Gary Numan / "Cars"
94. The Rolling Stones / "Start Me Up"
95. Debbie Gibson / "Only in My Dreams"
96. Men at Work / "Down Under"
97. The Romantics / "What I Like About You"
98. Bobby Brown / "My Perogative"
99. Wang Chung / "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
100. Loverboy / "Working for the Weekend"
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