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Favorite Lost or Forgotten 80s Songs

Mick Jagger had a single called "Lucky in Love" from 1985.... Hadn't thought about it in years.

Julian Lennon's "Stick Around" single from 1986.

Model's "Out of Mind, Out of Sight"

What others tap into your memory bank?

If anyone wants to post the videos from YouTube feel free. Still getting used to the new format

by Bored Billreply 60009/26/2016

Regina - Baby Love. Where is this Madonna clone now?

by Bored Billreply 108/20/2015

And also semi-related to Madonna, The Breakfast Club's "Right on Track." I guess it's not that obscure, with over 255,000 views. But I definitely had forgotten about it & the crazy Pee-Wee's Playhouse-esque video.

by Bored Billreply 208/20/2015

Does this one qualify as lost or forgotten?

by Bored Billreply 308/20/2015

"Guilty" by Classix Nuveau

by Bored Billreply 408/20/2015

Kim Carnes - Voyeur

by Bored Billreply 508/20/2015

One of my forgotten faves

by Bored Billreply 608/20/2015

Love this song

by Bored Billreply 708/20/2015

Juice Newton - Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me

by Bored Billreply 808/20/2015

Body Rock - Maria Vidal

by Bored Billreply 908/20/2015

Until his recent controversial appearance on Celebrity Big Bother, I hadn't thought about Alexander O'Neal in years.

I liked his duets with Cherrelle, but his single "Criticize" was one of my favorite records.

by Bored Billreply 1008/20/2015

Shoot Me Gino - Valerie Claire

Expect Gaga to crib this chorus for her next album.

by Bored Billreply 1108/20/2015

Wow, R2, I don't think I've heard that song since the 80's, completely forgot about it, but I remember how much I loved it. Good pick!

by Bored Billreply 1208/20/2015

Romeo Void - Never Say Never. Debora Iyall was so talented and their music was great, but her weight sent the record companies running. So unfortunate.

by Bored Billreply 1308/20/2015

Society, "Love It"

(had trouble finding it because I couldn't remember the name of the "band")

by Bored Billreply 1408/20/2015

Black, Wonderful Life

by Bored Billreply 1508/20/2015

Edelweiss - "Bring Me Edelweiss"

by Bored Billreply 1608/20/2015

Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)

by Bored Billreply 1708/20/2015

Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)

by Bored Billreply 1808/20/2015

Nick Kamen, "Each Time You Break My Heart"

by Bored Billreply 1908/20/2015

Nik Kershaw, "Wouldn't It Be Good"

by Bored Billreply 2008/20/2015

Wham!/George Michael bassist Deon Estus with "Heaven Help Me"

by Bored Billreply 2108/20/2015

"Why Should I Cry?" Nona Hendryx

by Bored Billreply 2208/20/2015

R7 thank you. "Laid" is a near-perfect song by an otherwise mediocre band. It's timeless!

by Bored Billreply 2308/20/2015

Nick Heyward, "You're My World"

by Bored Billreply 2408/20/2015

Flesh For Lulu - "Postcards From Paradise"

by Bored Billreply 2508/20/2015

Sex Dwarf

by Bored Billreply 2608/20/2015

Look My Way - The Vels

by Bored Billreply 2708/20/2015

Guaranteed For Life by Millions Like Us

by Bored Billreply 2808/20/2015

Barbara Roy - "Gotta See You Tonight"

Exquisite #1 Dance Hit (USA) from 1986 that never gets mentioned today.

by Bored Billreply 2908/20/2015

"Just Got Lucky" JoBoxers

by Bored Billreply 3008/20/2015

Rick James - Glow

Mr. "SuperFreak" had so many hits that people have totally forgotten about this gorgeous gem from 1985.

by Bored Billreply 3108/20/2015

When Love Breaks Down - Prefab Sprouting

by Bored Billreply 3208/20/2015

^^Should be Prefab SPROUT

by Bored Billreply 3308/20/2015

"Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora

by Bored Billreply 3408/20/2015

Fake - Alexander O'Neal

by Bored Billreply 3508/20/2015

"We Close Our Eyes" by Go West

by Bored Billreply 3608/20/2015

Cheryl Lynn - "At Last You're Mine"

Cheryl recorded this gorgeous, Michael Bolton-penned ballad in 1984 for the "Heavenly Bodies" OST. Got a bit of airplay in it's day.

by Bored Billreply 3708/20/2015

Benjamin Orr - Stay the Night

by Bored Billreply 3808/20/2015

I loved flesh for lulu and go west. Anyone for APB? Summer Love

by Bored Billreply 3908/20/2015

Priceless - Johnny Mathis

Seriously! This was written by Marvin Gaye's longtime collaborator Leon Ware, and it sounds a lot like the stuff Al Jarreau was doing at that time.

by Bored Billreply 4008/20/2015

The greatest truly lost song from the early 80s is the Belle Stars "Sign of the Times".

The lyrics aren't even online TMK but the video shows up on V or YouTube...until it's mysterious pulled down.

"Lying in my bed Thinking of you.."

by Bored Billreply 4108/20/2015

Loleatta Holloway - "Crash Goes Love"

Freestyle hit from 1984. Completely overshadowed by Miss Holloway's equally excellent 1970's Disco Classics.

by Bored Billreply 4208/21/2015

Waiting by the Hotline - Deniece Williams

by Bored Billreply 4308/21/2015

LOVED Joe Jackson's "Night and Day" album...it really takes me back to a specific time, place (and guy). It's not exactly forgotten, but it isn't mentioned as much as it should be.

by Bored Billreply 4408/21/2015

Donnie Osmond - ’Soldier of Love,'

Produced by Peter Gabriel.

by Bored Billreply 4508/21/2015

[quote]Regina - Baby Love. Where is this Madonna clone now?

Stephen Bray and Regina wrote it for Madonna who said, she'd rather eat shit than record that shit.

So Regina recorded it with the intention of sounding like Madonna to prove it would've been a hit.

by Bored Billreply 4608/21/2015

Here's one for you gays

"Coming Out Of Hiding" Pamela Stanley

by Bored Billreply 4708/21/2015

Don't forget Don Johnson remaking Helen Reddy's song "Heartbeat."

by Bored Billreply 4808/21/2015

Love this thread!. r38, I'm an 80s music whore and had totally forgotten that one!

One of my favorites that surprisingly seems forgotten - Lindsey Buckingham "Go Insane"

by Bored Billreply 4908/21/2015

I always loved Debbie Harry's version of "Liar Liar" from the Married to the Mob soundtrack.

by Bored Billreply 5008/21/2015

It's fun to listen to the 80s channel on Sirius and realize that you honestly have not heard a song on more than 30 years. I had that experience recently when they played "It's Not Over (Til It's Over)" by Starship which is an awful, awful song and shouldn't have even been played in 1987. There's a very good reason why it has been forgotten.

Anyway, a forgotten jem that I love is "Twist My Arm" by The Pointer Sisters

by Bored Billreply 5108/21/2015

David Bowie & Pat Metheny Group - "This Is Not America ".

by Bored Billreply 5208/21/2015

"Whistle Down the Wind" by Nick Heyward

by Bored Billreply 5308/21/2015

Mick Jagger's "Just Another Night" (and the video featuring Rae Dawn Chong)

by Bored Billreply 5408/21/2015

ART OF NOISE - MOMENTS IN LOVE

by Bored Billreply 5508/21/2015

LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS - 'RATTLESNAKES'

by Bored Billreply 5608/21/2015

THE GO-BETWEENS - "STREETS OF YOUR TOWN"

by Bored Billreply 5708/21/2015

Bronski Beat's Smalltown Boy

Siouxsie and the Banshees' Peek-a-Boo

The Flying Lizards' Money

and last but not least . . .

Yoko Ono's Hell in Paradise

by Bored Billreply 5808/21/2015

Carmel - More, More, More

by Bored Billreply 5908/21/2015

Danse Society - Say it Again

by Bored Billreply 6008/21/2015

Anyone remember Living In A Box? They had at lease two catchy pop songs which I remember - Living In A Box and Blow The House Down.

by Bored Billreply 6108/21/2015

"Dominoes" by Robbie Nevil

by Bored Billreply 6208/21/2015

The Doves featuring Angie Brown. LOVE this song!

by Bored Billreply 6308/21/2015

The Style Council, "Have You Ever Had It Blue "

by Bored Billreply 6408/21/2015

One of the first videos I ever saw -- but not on MTV. On "Friday Night Videos" or something like that. Seemed soooo inventive then.

by Bored Billreply 6508/21/2015

Jermaine Stewart - Word Is Out

by Bored Billreply 6608/21/2015

"Visions of China" by Japan

by Bored Billreply 6708/21/2015

Anything by Tears For Fears

by Bored Billreply 6808/21/2015

Max Q (with Michael Hutchence) - Way of the World

by Bored Billreply 6908/21/2015

Memories...R52 and R55...takes me back...

by Bored Billreply 7008/22/2015

Everything I Miss At Home - Cherrelle

by Bored Billreply 7108/22/2015

What's a Girl to Do? by Cristina (1984). Fun stuff but definitely won't be mistaken for the Go-Go's or Bananarama. A sample of the lyrics:

'My life is in a turmoil/My thighs are black and blue/My sheets are stained, so is my brain/What's a girl to do?'

by Bored Billreply 7208/22/2015

Catch Me I'm Falling

by Bored Billreply 7308/22/2015

Neneh Cherry, "Under My Skin"

by Bored Billreply 7408/22/2015

I have many, but I always wondered why this guy didn't have a bigger career.

by Bored Billreply 7508/22/2015

R72) Each year, I post Christina's "Things Fall Apart" on my Facebook page when the holidays arrive. Wasn't she somehow involved with Grace Jones' producer or promoter? I think I read that in "The Face" about thirty years ago.

by Bored Billreply 7608/22/2015

Everyone remembers Automatic, Neutron Dance, He's So Shy, etc. but Dare Me from 1985 by the Pointer Sisters was pretty good too.

by Bored Billreply 7708/22/2015

When's the last time you heard the fantastic song "Nemesis" by Shriekback?

by Bored Billreply 7808/22/2015

INXS - The One Thing

by Bored Billreply 7908/22/2015

Anotherloverholeinyourhead - Prince and the Revolution

Sister Fate - Sheila E

Strut - Sheena Easton

Everything I Miss at Home - Cherrelle

Every Little Step - Bobby Brown

by Bored Billreply 8008/22/2015

U2 - Gloria

by Bored Billreply 8108/22/2015

Wendy & Lisa, "Waterfall". It was somewhat of a big hit for them but I think it's largely forgotten now, even though it's a lovely song. They did it in concert when I saw in the late 1980s / early 1990s in a more stripped-down version and it was so great.

by Bored Billreply 8208/22/2015

Murphy's Law - Cheri (1982)

by Bored Billreply 8308/22/2015

Heartbeat - Taana Gardner

by Bored Billreply 8408/22/2015

Holy Shit, R83 & R84. Totally forgot about those songs. Great memories.

by Bored Billreply 8508/22/2015

Right R85, that's why I'm loving this thread too! So many songs posted that I haven't heard in years.

by Bored Billreply 8608/22/2015

Young and Company - I Like What You're Doing To Me

by Bored Billreply 8708/22/2015

Expose - Exposed to Love

by Bored Billreply 8808/22/2015

R75, Charlie Sexton is still very active-he is a producer and has produced at least one of Lucinda William's albums. He is a guitarist in Bob Dylan's band and was in the movies Thelma and Louise and Boyhood. He is definitely respected in the music industry.

Remember this song, Ebn Ozn - AEIOU and sometimes Y

by Bored Billreply 8908/22/2015

Freez I.O.U. I thought it was a woman singing this, not a British white boy.

by Bored Billreply 9008/22/2015

Company B - Fascinated

by Bored Billreply 9108/22/2015

Martika, "More Than You Know"

by Bored Billreply 9208/22/2015

Transvision Vamp - "I Want Your Love"

by Bored Billreply 9308/22/2015

Eight Wonder (featuring Patsy Kensit) - "Cross My Heart"

by Bored Billreply 9408/23/2015

Wendy James and Patsy Kensit! Sooooo 80's!

by Bored Billreply 9508/23/2015

Double, "Devil's Ball"

by Bored Billreply 9608/23/2015

"Diamonds" - Herb Alpert/Janet Jackson

by Bored Billreply 9708/23/2015

Krystol - "Nobody's Gonna Get This Lovin' But You"

by Bored Billreply 9808/23/2015

Not the greatest record, but I liked this cause I thought the guys were so good looking.

Waterfront, "Cry"

by Bored Billreply 9908/23/2015

Marc Almond - "Tears Run Rings"

by Bored Billreply 10008/23/2015

DeBarge - "Time Will Reveal"

by Bored Billreply 10108/23/2015

I have an excellent memory (and still a HUGE music collection, though all converted to digital) but I had totally forgotten "Guaranteed For Life" by Millions Like Us. Thank so much to the person who posted it upthread. I've been listening to it non-stop. I worked at Tower Records when that came out and had a promo copy and played the shit out of that song. The singer always reminded me of Michael McDonald.

by Bored Billreply 10208/23/2015

El DeBarge, ooh la la...yum. Still gets me to this day...

by Bored Billreply 10308/23/2015

"Smalltown Boy" is neither lost nor forgotten, but one of the most frequently played eighties classics

by Bored Billreply 10408/23/2015

She's Strange and Alligator Woman by Cameo.

by Bored Billreply 10508/23/2015

Rebbie Jackson - Centipede

by Bored Billreply 10608/23/2015

Climie Fisher - Love Changes Everything

by Bored Billreply 10708/23/2015

Alisha - Do You Dream About Me, from Mannequin

by Bored Billreply 10808/23/2015

Jermaine Stewart - Say It Again

by Bored Billreply 10908/23/2015

Tiffany - Mr. Mambo

by Bored Billreply 11008/23/2015

80s' Donna Summer, one automatically thinks She Works Hard from the Money. But she had other great songs like The Wanderer, Supernatural Love and this - All Systems Go

by Bored Billreply 11108/23/2015

Cyndi Lauper - Hole in My Heart (All The Way to China)

by Bored Billreply 11208/23/2015

Dead or Alive - Lover Come Back to Me

by Bored Billreply 11308/23/2015

Jermaine Jackson w/ Michael Jackson "Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming(Too Good To Be True)

by Bored Billreply 11408/23/2015

Liaisons Dangereuses - Los nińos del parque. My favourite club song from the '80s.

by Bored Billreply 11508/23/2015

Ask the Lonely - Journey

by Bored Billreply 11608/23/2015

Judson Spence - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

by Bored Billreply 11708/23/2015

Squeeze - If I Didn't Love You I'd Hate You

by Bored Billreply 11808/23/2015

Bros - When Will I Be Famous? More guys that sounded like girls, but damn, were they cute (at least 13-year-old me thought so!).

by Bored Billreply 11908/23/2015

Diana Ross - Work That Body. Not the Taana Gardner song, though I love that one too.

I thought the video was inspired by that "20 Minute Workout" show, but I think hers came out first...and her body was smoking hot!

by Bored Billreply 12008/23/2015

Pass the Dutchie please...

by Bored Billreply 12108/23/2015

Images of Heaven by Peter Godwin.

by Bored Billreply 12208/23/2015

The Screams of Passion - The Family

by Bored Billreply 12308/23/2015

Ta Mara & The Seen - Affection

by Bored Billreply 12408/23/2015

Poor Faye

by Bored Billreply 12508/23/2015

"Spy in the House of Love" by Was (Not Was) was a great jam, sadly overshadowed by the stupid "Walk the dinosaur".

by Bored Billreply 12608/23/2015

R77 I LOVE "Dare me" - I think it's the best Pointer Sisters song!

"Just an Illusion" by Imagination was a fantastic song which never seems to be played now.

by Bored Billreply 12708/23/2015

Part of the early 80s LA scene in the days of X, The Blasters, The Go-Go's

by Bored Billreply 12808/23/2015

Cannonball by SuperTramp

by Bored Billreply 12908/23/2015

The Graces (w/Charlotte Caffey of the Go-Gos & Meredith Brooks) - Lay Down Your Arms

by Bored Billreply 13008/23/2015

Syd Straw and Michael Stipe - Future 40s

by Bored Billreply 13108/23/2015

Summer of '87. I remember it well.

"Soul City" by the Partland Brothers

by Bored Billreply 13208/23/2015

Theme from Harry's Game - Clannad

by Bored Billreply 13308/23/2015

the original and better version

by Bored Billreply 13408/23/2015

EBN-OZN, "Bag Lady"

by Bored Billreply 13508/23/2015

I want "Harry's Game" played at my funeral. Not sure if it's really forgotten, though. Or maybe our entire decade is forgotten by the kids today so it's all relative.

by Bored Billreply 13608/23/2015

As '80s and as forgotten as possible... but still oddly adorable, especially the little kids as pop stars at the 2 minute mark.

by Bored Billreply 13708/23/2015

Every song from Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson.

Homegirl fell off hard. I hope she isn't homeless.

by Bored Billreply 13808/23/2015

The best Pointer Sisters song

by Bored Billreply 13908/23/2015

Shannon - "Sweet Somebody"

Her best track IMO.

by Bored Billreply 14008/23/2015

1980 in the USA. Still sounds gorgeous to me. Pre-MTV image shit. Just plain pretty music.

by Bored Billreply 14108/23/2015

Double - "Captain of Her Heart"

by Bored Billreply 14208/23/2015

Geno. Just try to sit still.

by Bored Billreply 14308/23/2015

R78, "All Lined Up," too (Shriekback)

I also liked Illusion by Imagination

by Bored Billreply 14408/23/2015

Dino - "24/7"

A favorite of mine from 1989.

by Bored Billreply 14508/23/2015

David J - I Can't Shake This Shadow of Fear

by Bored Billreply 14608/23/2015

Peter Wolf - "Light's Out"

by Bored Billreply 14708/23/2015

Pajama Party - Yo No Se (the faux redhead originated the role of Mimi in Rent)

by Bored Billreply 14808/23/2015

Donnie Iris - "Love Is Like A Rock"

by Bored Billreply 14908/23/2015

The ABBA-sounding "Point of No Return"

by Bored Billreply 15008/23/2015

Precious Love by the wonderful Jody Watley.

by Bored Billreply 15108/23/2015

We have a Nu Shooz sighting!!!

by Bored Billreply 15208/23/2015

I'm in Love, Betcha She Don't Love You and Shakedown by Evelyn Champagne King.

Give Me the Night by George Benson.

Shoot Your Best Shot by Linda Clifford.

Keep on Lovin' Me by The Whispers.

Hey! Scotty. Yea? What's that mean? That means I'll never give up a love that's good to me!

by Bored Billreply 15308/23/2015

E.G. Daily - Say It, Say It

by Bored Billreply 15408/23/2015

Jane Child, "Welcome to the Real World"

by Bored Billreply 15508/23/2015

Olivia Newton-John, "The Rumour"

by Bored Billreply 15608/23/2015

Face To Face - 10-9-8

by Bored Billreply 15708/23/2015

Dale Bozzio - Simon, Simon

by Bored Billreply 15808/23/2015

Aldo Nova - Fantasy

by Bored Billreply 15908/23/2015

Tootie goes Hi-NRG

by Bored Billreply 16008/23/2015

Duran Duran - Planet Earth

by Bored Billreply 16108/23/2015

My Mine - Hypnotic Tango (irresistibly charming chorus)

by Bored Billreply 16208/23/2015

Come Give Your Love to Me by Damita Jo.

by Bored Billreply 16308/23/2015

Kano - Another Life. Classic Italo-disco.

by Bored Billreply 16408/23/2015

Lime - Babe We're Gonna Love Tonight

by Bored Billreply 16508/23/2015

Hot Girl - Sabrina, eurotrash legend

by Bored Billreply 16608/23/2015

Sabrina is a goddess who deserves her own thread.

by Bored Billreply 16708/23/2015

Thank you OP- had not thought about Lucky At Love since I was a youngster. Great song.

by Bored Billreply 16808/23/2015

I really liked this song when it came out, but the lyrics now have much more meaning.

by Bored Billreply 16908/23/2015

Lost and Forgotten 80's person : Debbie Gibson.

by Bored Billreply 17008/23/2015

Franke & The Knockouts - Sweetheart

by Bored Billreply 17108/23/2015

Chilliwack - My Girl

by Bored Billreply 17208/23/2015

Quarterflash - Take Me To Heart

by Bored Billreply 17308/23/2015

R102, that was me who posted Guaranteed For Life by Millions Like Us. I thought I was the only one who remembered it! I bought the cassette when it came out and traded up to a CD a few years ago. The singer had a great Michael McDonald sound.

Another obscurity - No Conversation by View From The Hill. I know nothing about the band, but that 'let me be close, let me be close' is a total earworm:

by Bored Billreply 17408/23/2015

I wasn't a major Irene Cara fan, but I always liked this ballad, which was co-written by Cara and produced by James Newton Howard, who would later go on to be a very successful composer of film scores (and marry Rosanna Arquette).

You Were Made For Me - Irene Cara

by Bored Billreply 17508/23/2015

Tracie Young was a British singer who was a protege of Paul Weller. She had a great blue-eyed soul voice and was cute, but never came close to being as successful as she should have been. I remember the video for this song being played regularly on all the video shows like Night Trax, but all YouTube has is a 12-inch version:

Soul's on Fire - Tracie

by Bored Billreply 17608/23/2015

Give Me Your Love - Fun Fun (Italo-disco at its finest!)

by Bored Billreply 17708/23/2015

I remember that Irene Cara song R175, I used to love it. I remember around the same time this song by Carole King was out - I always put them together.

by Bored Billreply 17808/24/2015

Something Real - Phoebe Snow

by Bored Billreply 17908/24/2015

Remember when ABBA got dark (well, dark for ABBA) and serious and dedicated their album to the Polish solidarity movement?

by Bored Billreply 18008/24/2015

Love Will Follow, Kenny Loggins

by Bored Billreply 18108/24/2015

"Shake", GQ

by Bored Billreply 18208/24/2015

I could make an awesome 80s playlist with this thread. Here's another one:

PETER BROWN - "Baby Gets High"

by Bored Billreply 18308/24/2015

And this: the perfect song for Monday morning.

SHANNON "Do You Wanna Get Away"

by Bored Billreply 18408/24/2015

Chico De Barge - Talk to Me

by Bored Billreply 18508/24/2015

Little River Band - "Take It Easy On Me"

by Bored Billreply 18608/24/2015

Electric Light Orchestra - Calling America

by Bored Billreply 18708/24/2015

Sheila E - Romance 1600

by Bored Billreply 18808/24/2015

Speaking of Irene Cara, this one's my favorite:

by Bored Billreply 18908/24/2015

Oops, didn't work. But here's the 12" version:

by Bored Billreply 19008/24/2015

Rofo, "Rofo's Theme". A great Italo disco number, even when it was mixed and remixed to hell, it was still good.

by Bored Billreply 19108/24/2015

R185, "Talk to Me" by Chico DeBarge is my jam. It was the first song I downloaded from iTunes when I got an iPhone. Love that song!

by Bored Billreply 19208/24/2015

Oxo-Whirly Girl

by Bored Billreply 19308/24/2015

This isn't a lost or forgotten song but it's great to see New Order in the studio. Soundtrack of my youth.

by Bored Billreply 19408/24/2015

Sugar Free - Juicy

by Bored Billreply 19508/24/2015

Loose Ends - Hangin' on a String

by Bored Billreply 19608/24/2015

[quote]Every song from Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson.

The guy in the video for "Lost In Your Eyes" is motherfucking drop dead gorgeous.

by Bored Billreply 19708/24/2015

I loved every song on Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians' "Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars" lp. It was a steep decline after that, & now Edie only makes the news when she has domestic disputes with her hubby. Tragic.

by Bored Billreply 19808/24/2015

Waze to help with traffic.

by Bored Billreply 19908/24/2015

For the longest time I had a mixed tape I played over and over. This song was the first one, followed by Depeche Mode's "Never Let Me Down." That about describes what was going on at the time.

by Bored Billreply 20008/24/2015

"White Horse"---Laid Back

by Bored Billreply 20108/24/2015

The sexy Robert Palmer--"Clues". Such a shame he died relatively l young.

by Bored Billreply 20208/24/2015

Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns--------------"Person Person"

by Bored Billreply 20308/24/2015

This thread would not be complete without the following:

Self Control by Laura Brannigan

Human by The Human League

The Reflex by Duran Duran

One Love by Whoodini

Sweet Freedom by Michael McDonald

Baby, Come to Me by Patti Austin and James Ingram

Never Too Much by Luther Vandross

Encore by Cheryl Lynn

by Bored Billreply 20408/24/2015

Most of R204's songs are neither lost not forgotten.

by Bored Billreply 20508/24/2015

Thanks R195, I never heard that song before. It's the jam!

by Bored Billreply 20608/24/2015

R200... you were hooked on drugs? Struggling with addiction?

by Bored Billreply 20708/24/2015

Apparently r205, you're not listening to the radio. Old school stations play those every once in a while. I mentioned several of those songs to my 18 year old nephew in California and my 23 year old brother in New York. They BOTH looked at me like l had grown another head!

by Bored Billreply 20808/24/2015

I'm surprised Mooriah Carey hasn't sampled Juicy's Sugar Free. That song seems right up her alley for another Honey/Fantasy/Loverboy Redux song.

by Bored Billreply 20908/24/2015

Sorry, most of those songs are played all the time, and most people know them.

Shit, I've heard "Human" and "The Reflex" at least twice this week alone.

by Bored Billreply 21008/24/2015

The reflex I haven't heard on the radio in eons! The only time I heard Human was when they had horrible commercial on TV otherwise nothing!

by Bored Billreply 21108/24/2015

You're welcome R206!

by Bored Billreply 21208/24/2015

Sharp Cutting Wings (Song to a Poet) · Lucinda Williams

by Bored Billreply 21308/25/2015

Go For It - Kim Wilde Dirty Creature- Split Enz Just As I Am - Air Supply Call to Your Heart- Guffria Who's Behind the Door- Zebra

by Bored Billreply 21408/25/2015

Parachute Club, "Rise Up". Released 1983. I'm surprised the song has apparently never been covered or remixed more frequently, although some members of Parachute Club did a dance remix in the 2014

by Bored Billreply 21508/25/2015

[qiote]Apparently [R205], you're not listening to the radio

Damn right I don't . There's nothing there.

by Bored Billreply 21608/25/2015

That some teenager or 20-something does not know a certain song does not make it lost or forgotten.

by Bored Billreply 21708/25/2015

Janey Street - "Say Hello to Ronnie"

by Bored Billreply 21808/26/2015

Definitely a product of its time...

by Bored Billreply 21908/26/2015

"Welcome To The Boomtown" - David and David

by Bored Billreply 22008/26/2015

Bump!

by Bored Billreply 22108/28/2015

Malcolm McLaren - "Waltz Darling"

by Bored Billreply 22208/28/2015

Claudja Barry - "Down And Counting"

by Bored Billreply 22308/29/2015

Industry - State of the Nation

by Bored Billreply 22408/29/2015

Jane's Getting Serious - Jon Astley

by Bored Billreply 22508/29/2015

I s Joe Jackson forgotten?

by Bored Billreply 22608/29/2015

Dave Edmunds- Information

by Bored Billreply 22708/29/2015

Speaking of Joe: You can't get what you want, til you know what you want. LOVE THAT SONG!

by Bored Billreply 22808/29/2015

Gino Vannelli - It Hurts to be Love

by Bored Billreply 22908/30/2015

David Bowie - Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

by Bored Billreply 23008/30/2015

Kim Carnes & Barbra Streisand

by Bored Billreply 23108/30/2015

Forgotten Hits, compilation:

by Bored Billreply 23208/30/2015

I'd forgotten about that one, r231!

Kim Carnes is all wrong for it, IMO. Sheena Easton would have been great.

by Bored Billreply 23308/30/2015

The Bolshoi - T.V. Man :

by Bored Billreply 23408/30/2015

The 100 Greatest Lost Hits Of The 80’s!

by Bored Billreply 23508/30/2015

[quote]I wasn't a major Irene Cara fan

Most racists aren't

by Bored Billreply 23608/30/2015

Nocera - Let's Go

by Bored Billreply 23709/01/2015

Nocera - Summertime, Summertime

by Bored Billreply 23809/01/2015

Automatic Man by Michael Sembello.

Pieces of Ice by Diana Ross.

Take Good Care of My Heart by Jermaine and Whitney.

by Bored Billreply 23909/01/2015

This was a big hit in the UK:

by Bored Billreply 24008/28/2016

When Your Heart Is Weak

by Bored Billreply 24108/30/2016

Chantoozies - Australia's answer to Bananarama (the blonde is Olivia Newton Johns niece)

by Bored Billreply 24208/30/2016

"See You On the Other Side" by Brian Briggs (1981).

by Bored Billreply 24308/30/2016

"First We Take Manhattan" by Jennifer Warnes.

by Bored Billreply 24408/30/2016

Nobody Wins- Elton John

Tastes So Good- File 13

This thread is so deliciously 80s

by Bored Billreply 24508/30/2016

Ecco Homo - Motorcycle Baby

by Bored Billreply 24608/30/2016

Xymox - Imagination

by Bored Billreply 24708/30/2016

The Dream by Irene Cara.

Dead Giveaway by Shalimar.

by Bored Billreply 24808/30/2016

The vid R8 posted is great.

by Bored Billreply 24908/30/2016

Oxo - Whirly Girl

by Bored Billreply 25008/30/2016

Oh man, I've got a ton of these, but will start with Jim Photoglo's "Fool In Love With You" (1981). Great ditty, dreadful video...

by Bored Billreply 25108/30/2016

Sheena Easton's "You Could Have Been With Me" (1982)...

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Eight Seconds - "Kiss You When It's Dangerous"

A hit in the band's native Canada as well as, bizarrely, in Utah - it stalled on the charts most everywhere else in the U.S. despite a very catchy keyboard hook and a very good looking lead singer with a great voice:

by Bored Billreply 25308/30/2016

OMG, R253, I was literally listening to that very track on YouTube ahead of posting it here, and you beat me to it by about Eight Seconds, LOL...

by Bored Billreply 25408/30/2016

And a little more Canadiana for y'all, Straight Lines' beautifully-tearjerking "Letting Go" (1981)...

by Bored Billreply 25508/30/2016

Devo's insane-but-catchy "Love Without Anger" (1981)...

by Bored Billreply 25608/30/2016

"Ah, Leah!" by Donnie Iris, 1980. I NEVER hear this song on any broadcast radio stations, during '80s flashback weekends or One-Hit Wonder weekends. However, it was in semi-regular rotation on both the "80 Hits" channel & "Classic Rock Workout" channel (satellite radio) at my job, for a couple years.

I love this song! I think it's very 1980. Sorta reminds of Foreigner, .38 Special's "Hold On Loosely" (has some of those same soaring qualities)....or The Cars? I just remember thinking that Donnie Iris wasn't at all what I expected, the first time I saw this video (having heard the song on the radio).

by Bored Billreply 25708/30/2016

Doobie Bro Patrick Simmons' super-funktastic "So Wrong" (1983)...

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One of the best Disco tunes EVER (from a group not known for their Disco tunes at all), Manhattan Transfer's electrifying "Twilight Zone" (1980), with killer vocals by Janis Siegel (okay, technically this was released in late '79, but was charting in early '80)...

by Bored Billreply 25908/30/2016

Yes, R252! That song is nuts but Sheena sings the sh*t out of it. Love it.

by Bored Billreply 26008/30/2016

"Romanticide"- Combo Audio

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Yep, R260! And Olivia Newton John sings the f*cking crap out of this mostly-forgotten single from her Physical album, "Landslide" (1982)...

by Bored Billreply 26208/30/2016

Olivia Newton John - Soul Kiss The video features then hubby Matt Lattanzi

by Bored Billreply 26308/30/2016

Klymaxx _ Meeting In The Ladies Room

by Bored Billreply 26408/30/2016

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Someone to Love Me for Me

by Bored Billreply 26508/30/2016

Oops, sorry... shoulda signed R262 thusly:

"I'm gonna tell everybody I see... he's the only body for me..."

It's at 3:18 in the video clip, best damn line in the song!

by Bored Billreply 26608/30/2016

British one-hit-wonder-band Re-Flex's "The Politics Of Dancing" (1984)...

by Bored Billreply 26708/30/2016

I am also surprised that the cut from R253 was a Canada only hit. The US embraced Bryan Adams, Glass Tiger, and Corey Hart around that time so I' not sure why it flopped here.

by Bored Billreply 26808/30/2016

I hear you, R268... dual Canada/U.S. citizen here but born and raised in the Great White North (and came of age in the early '80s, surprise, surprise!), and it's always been a mystery to me why although some of Canada's Greatest Hits of the time managed to make a big splash south of the border, others languished in seeming obscurity. "Kiss You (When It's Dangerous)" was a beautifully-crafted and superbly-executed piece of '80s art which absolutely deserved better than to be "only appreciated in Canada" (and there are many more examples)... but hey, maybe this thread on DataLounge will contribute to a revival of sorts?! Anyway, speaking of the Great White North... hehehe, here's our Greatest Ever Export (tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek), Canadian supergroup Rush's lead singer Geddy Lee's unforgettable masterpiece "Take Off" (1982), featuring Bob and Doug McKenzie, of SCTV fame). Yeah, yeah, I know the youngsters won't get it, but... well, this was considered fucking hilarious in 1982...

by Bored Billreply 26908/30/2016

Beds are Burning

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YES!! R262!......I fucking LOVED THAT song!!!

Never forgot it.

by Bored Billreply 27108/30/2016

What, R270:??? Hardly forgotten, or underplayed in ANY way........

by Bored Billreply 27208/30/2016

This song has been in my head all day:

by Bored Billreply 27308/30/2016

Charles Favorite Angel - Cheryl Ladd

by Bored Billreply 27408/30/2016

Awww, thanks, R271... you have good taste (as do I)... perhaps sometime we should fuck-in-the-flesh...?! (Warning: just turned 50, uuuuugh...)

by Bored Billreply 27508/30/2016

Well, I shall be there, too, in six months R275....so....I salute you! But that's probably not our biggest problem. (just guessing??)

by Bored Billreply 27608/30/2016

I haven't heard it anywhere since it was current, r272

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Kitschy, ironic, alt-country-New Wave pop band Rubber Rodeo defies convention and easy classification. They tapped into the same 80s aesthetic seen in films of the era including Pee Wee's Big Adventure, National Lampoon's Vaacation, Cherry 2000 et al. that paid campy homage to 50s/60s Americana,trailers and road culture.

by Bored Billreply 27808/30/2016

Where you do you live, R277? Not being snarky, I am genuinely curious......because I've heard "Beds Are Burning" HUNDREDS (if not thousands) of times, on local radio, since 1987.

by Bored Billreply 27908/30/2016

Excellent choice, R267! I prefer the official MTV video..... because there is roller skating.

by Bored Billreply 28008/30/2016

.....

by Bored Billreply 28108/30/2016

Talk Talk

by Bored Billreply 28208/30/2016

Loverboy Turn Me Loose

by Bored Billreply 28308/31/2016

"Twist" by Tones on Tail (1984). My freshman roommate, an art major/surfer from Laguna Beach introduced me to Tones on Tail -- who became Love & Rockets. (and also, mushrooms)

by Bored Billreply 28408/31/2016

^^^^

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Device - Hanging On a Heart Attack

Holly Knight, the mega songwriter behind songs like Love Is A Battlefield and Better Be Good To Me, formed this trio in the mid 80s but they released only one album.

by Bored Billreply 28608/31/2016

Romeo Void - Never Say Never

......I might like you better if we slept together.....

by Bored Billreply 28708/31/2016

Adam Ant - Desperate But Not Serious

by Bored Billreply 28808/31/2016

"Free Yourself", The Untouchables. They were big in L.A./So.Cal.

by Bored Billreply 28908/31/2016

Swimming Horses

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GREAT SONG, R287! But I would argue that it is neither lost, nor forgotten. I have three new wave compilation cd's on which it appears....and anytime they do an '80s flashback weekend/countdown on the "oldies" station in town, "Never Say Never" is in there.

by Bored Billreply 29108/31/2016

^^^R290 here, I didnt realize it at the time but "swimming horses" was a metaphor for Seahorses. There is a line in there "he gives birth to swimming horses" which as it turns out the Male Seahorse is the only male creature that gives birth and even has contractions. Turns out giving birth is not make you a woman. Still comes down to sperm or egg.

by Bored Billreply 29208/31/2016

Not so obscure but still a great song for the time.

Sex Dwarf - Soft Cell

by Bored Billreply 29308/31/2016

Undertow - I liked the more down beat type of music back then but most of those songs never made it. The general public seemed to elevate the more pop and bubble gum sounding tunes.

by Bored Billreply 29408/31/2016

Deborah Harry - Sweet and Low

by Bored Billreply 29508/31/2016

> But that's probably not our biggest problem. (just guessing??) —Lesbian

LOL, sorry, R276... pay no attention to my late-night drunk-texts!

by Bored Billreply 29608/31/2016

> Excellent choice, [R267]! I prefer the official MTV video..... because there is roller skating.

Ah, thanks, R280, and no wonder I couldn't find the official vid at R281... "This video contains content from WMG, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds." DAMN!

by Bored Billreply 29708/31/2016

And here's The Fixx's "Stand Or Fall" (1982), a prime example of the beautiful-but-apocalyptically-depressing fare offered as part of the New Wave New British Invasion...

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Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

by Bored Billreply 29908/31/2016

Michael Hutchence side project Max Q

by Bored Billreply 30008/31/2016

The Graces, featuring Charlotte Caffey, Meredith Brooks, & Gia Ciambotti

by Bored Billreply 30108/31/2016

Toto's "Make Believe" (1982), the brilliant-but-least-remembered of four very-brilliant released singles from the exceptionally-brilliant Toto IV album (and a rare example of a Really Good Rock Song written in 12/8 time, another notable one being Toto's 1978 classic "Hold The Line")...

by Bored Billreply 30208/31/2016

Kenny Loggins' heartwrenchingly-beautiful "The More We Try" (1982), which was never a hit anywhere (anytime), but totally should have been...

by Bored Billreply 30308/31/2016

Goblin - "Jennifer" featuring Jennifer Connelly

by Bored Billreply 30408/31/2016

The Thompson Twins' "Lies" (1983), quintessential (but now-mostly-forgotten) British Europop of the day...

by Bored Billreply 30508/31/2016

I still love Major Tom(Coming Home) by Peter Schilling. I know it almost cracked the top 10, but its hard to find especially the 12"... I think i tunes only sells the German dub.

World of Lust and Crime by Peter is another great loss:-)

by Bored Billreply 30608/31/2016

T'Pau "Heart and Soul"

by Bored Billreply 30708/31/2016

'Til Tuesday "Coming Up Close"

by Bored Billreply 30808/31/2016

Lou Gramm "Midnight Blue"

by Bored Billreply 30908/31/2016

DEVO "Jocko Homo"

by Bored Billreply 31008/31/2016

> I still love Major Tom(Coming Home) by Peter Schilling. I know it almost cracked the top 10, but its hard to find especially the 12"...

Haha, I've still got the 12" disc (somewhere, but in the meantime, here's the standard English version)...

—OP who loves when threads have a second wind. Thanks

You are most welcome! The '80s fuckin' ROCKED...

by Bored Billreply 31108/31/2016

And here's the original German...

by Bored Billreply 31208/31/2016

"See You on the Other Side" - Brian Briggs

(Came out in the 80s, about playing "chicken" and losing)

Catchy little tune though.

by Bored Billreply 31308/31/2016

"The Day Before You Came" - Blancmange

"There's not I think a single episode of Dallas that I haven't seen."

by Bored Billreply 31408/31/2016

Canadian-Super-Progressive-Hard-Rock-Group Saga's iconic "Wind Him Up" (1981)...

by Bored Billreply 31508/31/2016

R264. Had Klymaxx cassette on major repeat along with Salt N Pepa, Janet, and Pump up the Volume. I was supposed to be this college radio hipster type, not a diva so I mostly had to roll up my windows.

If this hasn't been listed already: it got play then in my area but I never hear it now, herbie Hancock rock it.

by Bored Billreply 31608/31/2016

Also I listened to Grandmaster Flash's "Scorpio" way more than The Message. The end of that was great, but how many times could you actually plow through it thinking deep thoughts?

by Bored Billreply 31708/31/2016

Blow Monkeys, "Digging Your Scene".

by Bored Billreply 31808/31/2016

For r252 and r260. I love the 80s divas. Kim Carnes' "Does It Make You Remember" from VOYEUR reached the top 40 but I never heard it on the radio after 1983.

by Bored Billreply 31908/31/2016

Sheena Easton - "Magic of Love" from 1986

by Bored Billreply 32008/31/2016

Donna Allen - Serious

by Bored Billreply 32108/31/2016

r307, not lost or forgotten.

by Bored Billreply 32208/31/2016

The Motels - Shock

by Bored Billreply 32308/31/2016

Canadian Hard Rockers The Headpins' "Don't It Make Ya Feel" (1982), featuring the stunning killer metal vocals of lead singer Darby Mills (Fun Fact: In an obvious homage to this group, Marty McFly's high school rock band in Back To The Future is named The Pinheads)...

by Bored Billreply 32408/31/2016

This changed my 80's no more synth

by Bored Billreply 32508/31/2016

That did not change the 80's r325, that's totally obscure. The synth beat is still around now its just changed slightly.

by Bored Billreply 32608/31/2016

Paranomia from Art of Noise via Max Headroom. Can't find it on Spotify.

by Bored Billreply 32708/31/2016

The Great Pretender by Freddie Mercury

by Bored Billreply 32808/31/2016

The Lover in Me by Sheena Easton. Written by DWTS contestant Kenneth Edmonds AKA Babyface.

The video is hilarious. Poor Sheena. Don't quit your day job. You're NOT Paula Abdul!

Save the Overtime for Me by Gladys Knights and the Pips.

by Bored Billreply 32908/31/2016

My Male Curiosity : Kid Creole and the Coconuts

by Bored Billreply 33008/31/2016

r73 not lost or forgotten. dumb bastard.

by Bored Billreply 33109/01/2016

r329, that song isn't lost or forgotten either. you stupid cocksucker.

by Bored Billreply 33209/01/2016

Audrey Landers - Manuel Goodbye

by Bored Billreply 33309/01/2016

Some of you FAT WHORES completely FAIL to understand what "lost" or "forgotten" means!

"Digging Your Scene," for example, is played ALL the time.

by Bored Billreply 33409/01/2016

Models: Barbados.

by Bored Billreply 33509/01/2016

R41 The Belle Stars! Our sitter used to play that record over and over. And she'd play patty cake with my little sister to the clapping song:

by Bored Billreply 33609/01/2016

I loved Belle Stars' Sign of the Times.

by Bored Billreply 33709/01/2016

Divinyls - Hey Little Boy

by Bored Billreply 33809/01/2016

Carly Simon - Should Have Been Me

by Bored Billreply 33909/01/2016

R 339, was that ever a single?

by Bored Billreply 34009/01/2016

'Til Tuesday - Coming Up Close

by Bored Billreply 34109/01/2016

The Crusty Cooters' "Eat My Snatch."

by Bored Billreply 34209/01/2016

R334 is clearly in desperate need of a good ass-pounding.

by Bored Billreply 34309/01/2016

Haaaaaaands Across America!

by Bored Billreply 34409/01/2016

Mike & The Mechanics "Silent Running"

by Bored Billreply 34509/01/2016

I liked Belle Stars "World Domination"

Best song Bananarama didnt sing

by Bored Billreply 34609/01/2016

All About Eve - Dream Now

by Bored Billreply 34709/01/2016

I liked Belle Stars "World Domination"Best song Bananarama didnt sing

What is it about the damn British and their love for unison singing girl groups?

by Bored Billreply 34809/01/2016

Bourgeois Tagg - "I Don't Mind at All"

by Bored Billreply 34909/01/2016

Kevin Paige - "Don't Shut Me Out"

by Bored Billreply 35009/01/2016

Cock Robin -"When Your Heart Is Weak"

by Bored Billreply 35109/01/2016

The Church, Under the Milky Way

by Bored Billreply 35209/01/2016

The Mighty Lemon Drops, "Inside Out"

by Bored Billreply 35309/01/2016

[quote]Some of you FAT WHORES completely FAIL to understand what "lost" or "forgotten" means! "Digging Your Scene," for example, is played ALL the time.

AGREED! Not to mention several duplicates in the thread. [R313, see R243]. It's just turned into another 80s hits thread.

by Bored Billreply 35409/01/2016

Trevor Rabin - Something To Hold Onto

by Bored Billreply 35509/02/2016

Robin Beck - Save Up All Your Tears

by Bored Billreply 35609/02/2016

Marilyn Martin - Night Moves

by Bored Billreply 35709/02/2016

Marilyn Martin - Possessive Love

by Bored Billreply 35809/02/2016

Stacey Q - Don't Make A Fool of Yourself

by Bored Billreply 35909/02/2016

Pia Zadora - Heartbeat of Love

by Bored Billreply 36009/02/2016

Apollonia - Since I Fell For You

by Bored Billreply 36109/02/2016

Anita Pointer - Overnight Success

by Bored Billreply 36209/02/2016

Melissa Manchester - Energy

by Bored Billreply 36309/02/2016

Carole King - City Streets

by Bored Billreply 36409/02/2016

Grace Jones - Love On Top of Love

by Bored Billreply 36509/02/2016

Vanessa Williams - (He's Got) The Look

by Bored Billreply 36609/02/2016

Sa-Fire "Thinking of You". God I love the lyrics to this song!

by Bored Billreply 36709/02/2016

Diana Ross - Workin' Overtime

by Bored Billreply 36809/02/2016

Divynls - Back to the Wall

by Bored Billreply 36909/02/2016

The Partland Brothers - Outside the City

by Bored Billreply 37009/02/2016

"Johnny Are You Queer?" by Josie Cotton

"When you asked for a date, I thought you were straight."

by Bored Billreply 37109/02/2016

"Make No Mistake, He's Mine" - Barbra Streisand and Kim Carnes

by Bored Billreply 37209/02/2016

I loved Naked Eyes "What in the Name of Love?"

by Bored Billreply 37309/02/2016

Also The Cars.... "Hello Again"

by Bored Billreply 37409/02/2016

Kool & The Gang "Misled"

by Bored Billreply 37509/02/2016

Pinkard and Bowden - She Thinks I Steal Cars.

by Bored Billreply 37609/02/2016

The Noir-ish "Shame" by The Motels. Probably their last charted single.

by Bored Billreply 37709/02/2016

r377, i love that song!

by Bored Billreply 37809/02/2016

"A Girl in Trouble" by Romeo Void:

by Bored Billreply 37909/02/2016

Martha Davis - Don't Tell Me The Time

by Bored Billreply 38009/03/2016

Deborah Allen - Telepathy

by Bored Billreply 38109/03/2016

Renee Geyer - "Say I Love You"

by Bored Billreply 38209/04/2016

Hang up the Phone by Annie Golden

by Bored Billreply 38309/04/2016

Angelyne - My List

by Bored Billreply 38409/04/2016

Koo De Tah - Too Young For Promises

by Bored Billreply 38509/04/2016

Another by The Untouchables -- "I Spy for the F.B.I."

by Bored Billreply 38609/04/2016

Most know The Waitresses for "I Know What Boys Like" and "Christmas Wrapping", which are great.....but this was the first Waitresses song I ever heard on the radio. Still my favorite.

"I don't want to be an alarmist, panic's not really my style......."

by Bored Billreply 38709/04/2016

Waitresses, again. "Redland" (1982). Seems strangely relevant, again, in 2016

by Bored Billreply 38809/04/2016

Waitresses, again. "Redland" (1982). Seems strangely relevant, again, in 2016

by Bored Billreply 38909/04/2016

Ack, sorry, operator error.

by Bored Billreply 39009/04/2016

transvision vamp - revolution baby

by Bored Billreply 39109/04/2016

"Nemesis" -- Shriekback. They opened for Simple Minds, 1985 tour.

by Bored Billreply 39209/04/2016

"Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken" - Sandie Shaw

by Bored Billreply 39309/04/2016

LOL at Romeo Void. I remember reading that back in the day the lead singer was pelted with food while performing at Hofstra University. Cruel.

by Bored Billreply 39409/04/2016

Big Audio Dynamite, "Just Play Music"

by Bored Billreply 39509/04/2016

Soho - Hippy Chick

by Bored Billreply 39609/04/2016

a-ha "The Sun Always Shines on TV".

I loved this one more than "Take on Me".

by Bored Billreply 39709/04/2016

Times Two "Strange But True"

Questionable dancing. Mood lighting galore. Screams 1988.

by Bored Billreply 39809/04/2016

Yazz and the Plastic Population "The Only Way Is Up"

by Bored Billreply 39909/04/2016

Hipsway "The Honeythief"

by Bored Billreply 40009/04/2016

Spies in the Night by The Manhattan Transfer.

And yes it was a James Bond themed song!

You gotta love the eighties.

by Bored Billreply 40109/04/2016

r401 that sure was a shitty song.

by Bored Billreply 40209/04/2016

Phyllis Nelson, I Like You

by Bored Billreply 40309/04/2016

The Church - Destination

by Bored Billreply 40409/04/2016

The Super Bowl Shuffle

by Bored Billreply 40509/04/2016

I want striped pants like the singer of Icehouse is wearing.

by Bored Billreply 40609/04/2016

Tracey Ullman, "They Don't Know"

by Bored Billreply 40709/04/2016

From Wiseguy, Debbie Harry - Brite Side

by Bored Billreply 40809/05/2016

Melba Moore - Read My Lips

by Bored Billreply 40909/05/2016

Dionne Warwick - Whisper In The Dark

by Bored Billreply 41009/05/2016

Princess - I'll Keep On Loving You

by Bored Billreply 41109/05/2016

Missing Persons - Surrender Your Heart

by Bored Billreply 41209/05/2016

Pilot of the Airwaves - Charlie Dore (1980)

by Bored Billreply 41309/05/2016

I Could Never Miss You More Than I Do - Lulu (1982, I think)

by Bored Billreply 41409/05/2016

Love Will Show Us How - Christine McVie (1984)

by Bored Billreply 41509/05/2016

Karla Bonoff, Personally

by Bored Billreply 41609/05/2016

It's No Secret - Kylie Minogue

by Bored Billreply 41709/06/2016

Sheena Easton - Do It For Love

by Bored Billreply 41809/06/2016

Sheila E. - Koo Koo

by Bored Billreply 41909/06/2016

Pepsi and Shirley - Goodbye Stranger

by Bored Billreply 42009/06/2016

Karen Finley and "Tales of Taboo" (aka the "Belgian Waffles Song")

by Bored Billreply 42109/06/2016

The fabulousness of CHERI - Murphy's Law:

"Murphy's Law," was the name of a number 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart single by the Montreal, Quebec-based American female dance duo Chéri. It reached the top spot in May 1982 and stayed there for three weeks. The single also reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at number 39 that same year. Written and produced by Geraldine Hunt and Freddie James, the mother and brother of Chéri singer Rosalind Hunt, the song is based on the sayings of Murphy's Law, in which they told a boyfriend that his good luck had just run out and everything he had owned were being taken away from him. When he realizes what has happened and thought that it wouldn't happen to him , the ladies reply by telling him "got it all together, don't cha baby..." The track is also best known for featuring squeaky sped-up vocals and laughs throughout the song and in its chorus.

Today the song is considered both a Club and an Old School classic by many fans. It would also be a One-hit wonder and a novelty hit for the duo, even though they did have a few minor hits on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart: "Give It To Me Baby"/"Star Struck" (#57, 1982), "Working Girl" (#27, 1983), and "small town lover" (1983). Recently, the song has been featured on Canadian band Chromeo's DJ-Kicks compilation.

by Bored Billreply 42209/06/2016

Rachel Sweet - Shadows of the Night (1981)

Originally recorded by its songwriter, D.L. Byron, Rachel recorded this a year before Pat Benatar had a big hit with it. Released on the 1981 album, "And Then He Kissed Me".

by Bored Billreply 42309/06/2016

Heartache Avenue-1983

Did well in the UK and Canada but I don't think it even made the charts in the USA

by Bored Billreply 42409/06/2016

Australian Crawl - Downhearted (1980)

by Bored Billreply 42509/06/2016

Martine Clemenceau Solitaire - (the old Laura Branigan classic)

by Bored Billreply 42609/06/2016

Lone justice , sweet sweet baby mine

by Bored Billreply 42709/06/2016

Sweet Obsession - Gonna Get Over You

by Bored Billreply 42809/07/2016

Siedah Garrett - K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

by Bored Billreply 42909/07/2016

Roberta Flack - Oasis

by Bored Billreply 43009/07/2016

Olivia Newton-John - Tied Up

by Bored Billreply 43109/07/2016

On some of the more recent posts, I understand the title of this thread. "Lost or Forgotten" ..... Just an opinion.

by Bored Billreply 43209/07/2016

Laura Branigan - Spanish Eddie

by Bored Billreply 43309/07/2016

Chaka Khan - Baby Me

by Bored Billreply 43409/07/2016

Sheena Easton - Jimmy Mack

by Bored Billreply 43509/07/2016

Olivia Newton-John - Toughen Up

by Bored Billreply 43609/07/2016

Wendy & Lisa - Are You My Baby?

by Bored Billreply 43709/07/2016

Shawn Colvin - Steady On

by Bored Billreply 43809/07/2016

10,000 Maniacs - Eat For Two

by Bored Billreply 43909/07/2016

Meli'sa Morgan - If You Can Do It, I Can Do It Too

by Bored Billreply 44009/07/2016

Tawatha - Thigh Ride

by Bored Billreply 44109/07/2016

Icehouse - Crazy

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Pointer Sisters - He Turned Me Out

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Jill Jones - Mia Bocca

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Melissa Etheridge - Similar Features

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Brenda Russell - Gravity

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Finzy Kontini - Cha Cha Cha

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Call Me - Ivana Spagna

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Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok

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EVERYBODY'S music had the most insane hooks in the 80's! Even the one hit wonders had them....

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Shakatak - Dark Is The Night

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Big Pig - Breakaway

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On The Inside (Prisoner Theme) - Lynne Hamilton (Recorded in 1979, but was a No 3 hit in the UK in the 1980's)

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Cherelle - Fragile... Handle With Care

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Nancy Martinez - For Tonight

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Sweet and Sour - The Takeaways

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Deborah Harry French Kissin' In The USA 1986

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Cher - I Paralyze

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Melissa Manchester - Nice Girls

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Samantha Fox - Love House

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Carly Simon - You Know What To Do

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Do Not Disturb - Bananarama

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You Can't Stop the Street, Chaka Khan

Here I Am, Dynasty

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Hourglass - Squeeze

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Too Many Times - Mental As Anything

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I Hope I Never -Split Enz

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Jaki Graham - Set Me Free

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Jennifer Rush - Down to You

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Boys And Girls - Mandy Smith

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LIZA!!!!!!!!

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Angela Winbush - It's The Real Thing

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Mavis Staples - Jaguar

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Divinyls - Science Fiction

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The Jam Was Moving - Debbie Harry

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Lovesick - Scritti Politti

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Another World -Crystal Gayle and Gary Morris

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Ring My Bell - Collette

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I Wanna Be Free! Toyah Willcox

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I'd Rather Jack - Reynolds Girls

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Stay Young - INXS

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Calling Your Name - Marilyn

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Island Of Lost Souls -Blondie

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Come Said The Boy - Mondo Rock

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Motor's Too Fast - James Reyne

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Respect Yourself - The Kane Gang

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Heaven - Eurogliders

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Hey Ciao - Albie Wilde and the Dayglos

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Guardian Angel - Masquerade

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Lover Come Back - Dead Or Alive

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Exotic And Erotic - Sandy Marton

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Face to Face, Heart to Heart - Twins

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Sounds Of Then - GANGgajang

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Someday - Glass Tiger

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Diamonds - Herb Alpert

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Wild Horses - Gino Vannelli

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Ship of Fools - World Party

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Sugar Free - Wa Wa Nee

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Beautiful World - Devo

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Chequered Love - Kim Wilde

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Sexy Girl - Sabrina

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Body Next to Body - Falco with Brigitte Nielson

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Do Re Mi "Man Overboard"

Deb Conway's incredible voice and the lyric "your pubic hair around my pillow" on mainstream radio. Great song.

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R395 Speculation is that it might have something to do with her mother, Anna, due to Leann Hunley's return.

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The Best Thing - Boom Crash Opera

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Can I Get a Witness - Sam Brown

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Hit That Perfect Beat - Bronski Beat

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World Shut Your Mouth - Julian Cope

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The King of Rock N' Roll - Prefab Sprout

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Obsession - Animotion

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I'm Only Shooting Love - Time Bandits

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Walls Come Tumbling Down - Style Council

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Love an Adventure - Pseudo Echo

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Living in a Box - Living in a Box

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Toni Basil - Over My Head

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I'm Only Shooing Love - Time Bandits

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The Motels - Take The L

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Love Dimension - Kate Ceberano

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Rain - Dragon

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Skin Deep - The Stranglers

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The War Song - Culture Club

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Juice Newton - Heart of the Night

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Sylvia - Victims of Goodbye

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Karen Young - Deetour

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Sex (I'm a....) - Berlin

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Hyperactive - Thomas Dolby

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The Politics of Dancing - Re-Flex

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Dance Hall Days - Wang Chang

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r527, nice try. That song is not lost or forgotten. That is a mainstream 80s staple.

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I Don't Mind (If the Sputnik Lands) - Dirk Blanchart

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Sticky Music - Sandii and the Sunsetz

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A special song for just for idiot at R528:

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In a Big Country - In a Big Country

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I Could Be Happy - Altered Images

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When the River Runs Dry - Hunters and Collectors

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I Eat Cannibals - Toto Coelo

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Living On The Ceiling - Blancmange

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I Know There's Something Going On - Frida

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(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew

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All Touch - Rough Trade

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You Should Hear How She Talks About You - Melissa Manchester

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Don't Go - Yazoo

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Communication - John Farnham and Danni Elle

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Voyeur - Kim Carnes

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Shaddap Your Face - Joe Dolce

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Does anyone else remember the British band Curiosity Killed The Cat? They played pop-jazz and had a couple of hits, although I'm not sure how high they placed in any charts. Seems like one of those groups which people have never heard or, if they have, they can't recall any of their music.

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r540, that song isn't lost or forgotten, really. That song won her a Grammy Award too.

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King and Queen of America - Eurythmics

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That's When I Think of You - 1927

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You Better Run - Pat Benatar

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Burning Up - Madonna

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Pleasure and Pain - Divinyls

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Don't Mess With Dr Dream - Thompson Twins

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Warriors of Wasteland - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

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Propaganda - Dr Mabuse

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Out of Mind Out of Sight - Models

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That's Not the Way it's Supposed to Be - Anne Murray rocks out:

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Lost Again - Yello

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Tucker's Daughter - Ian Moss

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So Macho - Sinitta

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Look What's Showing Through - Holly Woods and Toronto

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I'm In A Different World - Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin

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I Need Your Body - Tina Arena '88

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Nothings Gonna Stop Me Now - Sam Fox

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Poor Old Soul — Orange Juice

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Wild Thing - Sam Kinison

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Helen Reddy - Heartbeat

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Helen Reddy - Handsome Dudes

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Change in Mood - Kids In the Kitchen

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Patrice Rushen - Watch Out!

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Vanity - Under The Influence

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Vesta - Sweet Sweet Love

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Julia Fordham - Happy Ever After

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Teena Marie - Ooh La La La

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Dalbello - Tango

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Here I Am - Elvira

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Take It So Hard - Keith Richards

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Vienna - Ultravox

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Don't Walk Away - Toni Childs

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What About Me - Moving Pictures

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Small Town Boy - Bronski Beat

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Breakout- Swing Out Sister

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Something About You - Level 42

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Get Fresh- Mel & Kim

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Fallen In Love - Fine Young Cannibals

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Taffy - I Love My Radio

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HOUSE NATION - House Master Boyz

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Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams

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We Close Our Eyes - Go West

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Trapped - Colonel Abrams

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A Good Heart - Feargal Sharkey

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There's No Stopping Us - Ollie and Jerry

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People Are People - Depeche Mode

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It's a Miracle - Culture Club

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Young Guns - Wham!

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Antmusic - Adam and the Ants

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Chi Mai - Ennio Morricone

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Babooshka - Kate Bush

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Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer

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Especially For You - Kylie and Jason

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Kate Bush song titles are generally stupid.

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