Which Songs Most Say "1980's" To You?

List 3-5 songs that MOST embody the decade of the 1980’s for you!!!


  1. REO Speedwagon - “I can’t fight this feeling anymore”
  2. Toto - “Africa”
  3. Michael Jackson - “Beat it”
  4. Cyndi Lauper - “Time after time”
  5. Madonna - “Like a prayer”
  6. Huey Lewis - “The power of love”


  1. Chicago - Just died in your arms tonight
  2. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  3. Mike and the Mechanics - Looking back over my shoulder
  4. Van Halen - Jump
  5. Video killed the Radio Store! (First song ever played on MTV)

Star :)

Great tune though.

Fade to Grey :)

The Safety Dance

great song!
i was about to say i thought “Cutting crew” wrote this song, but now i did a google search and see that chicago and foreigner also did versions??? whose was the original?

I’m not going to say anything… just let you enjoy them…

(next song lyrics are still actual…)

(The first successful madhouse design :P )

(Notice the similarity between the last two)

As for my tunes… hmm.

Jan Hammer - Miami Vice Theme
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Bananarama - Cruel Summer
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
Harold Faltermeyer - Fletch Theme

… and lots, lots more!

Nik Kershaw - Wouldn’t It Be Good, The Riddle
Robin Beck - First Time (Coca Cola theme song)
Toto - Africa
A-HA - Hunting High and Low
Whitesnake - Sailing Ships
Sade - Smooth Operator
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Suzanne Vega - Luka
Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians - What I Am
Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting For You
Phil Collins - Two Hearts, Another Day In Paradise, ++
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Chaka Khan - Through the Fire

Anything by Sabrina, Paula Abdul, Samantha Fox,… They were pure class!

Oh I forgot the most important one.
Peter Cetera - Glory of Love

I’m still under 5 right? :)

anyone use to love Prince? xD

i use to love the purple rain soundtrack!

man this thread reminds me of the GOONIES!
(if you corporate basturds try to remake this film i will find you an chop off ALL of your toes)

mad copyright infringement right there!


yeah choice, prince had some cool shit :)

Shit, I can hardly answer this one. It’s too hard, as I listen to so much stuff coming from the 80’s. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F / Fletch Theme are some great candidates though, Jan Hammer - Crockets Theme too. Hmm, well, here’s 5 from the top of my head then:

  • Scotch - Primitive Man
  • Samantha Fox - Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now
  • Stevie Wonder - Go Home
  • Taffy - I Love My Radio
  • Queen - A Kind Of Magic

And I haven’t even mentioned Prince, Jarre, Kraftwerk, Digital Emotion, Depeche Mode, Michael Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Tina Turner, Laban etc…

Fun topic. :)

oh man, how could i forget!!

Stevie Wonder - “I just called to say i love you”!!!

In no particular order:

  • Duran Duran - A view to a kill
  • Cindy Lauper - Girls just wanna have fun
  • Talk Talk - Happiness is easy (wich btw has one of history’s greatest drum tracks)
  • Aha - Take on me
  • Don Henley - The boys of summer
  • Leonard Cohen - First we take Manhattan
  • Spandau Ballet - Through the Barricades

There are probably songs that are even more 80’s but these I actually like alot.

Purple Rain is still on my car-audio playlist…
I also respect a lot of his later work.

Duran Duran - The Reflex… it was their best in the 80’s (their best of all time still remains Ordinary World but that is already 90’s)
It surprises me nobody mentioned Dire Straits (Money for Nothing) or Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar.
how about Cliff Richard and the Young Ones with his revised version of “Living Doll”.
Here’s another very familiar icon from that time:
Pump up the Volume - M/A/R/R/S

I know I am a little late -

The songs that most say the 80s to me would have to be -

Duran Duran - Hungry Like a Wolf
Echo & The Bunnyman - Lips Like Sugar
Pat Benatar - Hell is for Children
The Cars - Tonight She Comes
The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger
Missing Persons - Words
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Informaton Society - Running
Gucci Crew - Sally
UTFO - Roxanne Roxanne
Whodini - Magics’ Wand - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_Q3UZN0CWE
Jonzun Crew - Pack Jam - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lodq4wTwYnU

Some great songs they have, but i started to dislike them when they started releasing a lot of covers.


y aren`t some clubtunes mentioned? E.g. Jack E. Makossa - the opera house
or hiphop Boogie downproductions - Criminal minded or even Omen -the Omen?

I could list millions, but here are a few choice slabs of 80s pop.

Trans-X - Living On Video (check out the PET8032 in the background)
Digital Emotion - Go Go Yellow Screen
Colonel Abrams - Trapped
Alexander O’Neal - Criticize
Yazoo - Don’t Go

Come on, you know you love it!