It cheers me up in these troubled times. I was a kid in the 80s so for me it was a more innocent decade. What are your favorites?
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[quote]I was a kid in the 80s so for me it was a more innocent decade.
& I wasn't
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[quote] I was a kid in the 80s so for me it was a more innocent decade.
I'm gay so it was the worst, least innocent of decades. ANY other era was better.
& pop music was cheap sounding
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The best era ever
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[quote]The best era ever
When you have low standards.
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‘Cruel Summer’ is a completely accurate way to describe my memory of that time. Things got better for me in ‘85. I met my partner that August and we rode out the 80s, 90s...the crisis, together. It’ll be 35 years in August.
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I was in middle school in the 80s, but the music still makes me so happy. George Michael, Whitney Houston, David Bowie...it was a crappy time in my life but the upbeat music still makes me want to dance.
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R7, please wake me up before you go go.
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|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/01/2020|
Wow thanks R9 - really captures how totally fantastic pop music was in the 80s!!
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Glorious days. The first glimpse we got of George...
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Here, OP - so you don't waste other's time. Thread on 80s music.
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A gloom and doom break is healthy. Don’t be pissy, R13.
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Hall & Oates
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R4 The 1980s had it's fair share of good to great music but it was by no means the best era for popular music. That was the mid 1960s - about 1980. The bets acts of the 1980s were arguably The Smiths, and REM.
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Loved the videos. Most didn't make any sense, but................
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If you haven’t seen Sing Street and want a fun visit to the 80s it’s def a good one to watch!
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And yes, I know that’s not a song from the 80s. ^^
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Gorgeous song and vocals
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Spandau Ballet “Gold”
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I didn’t fully appreciate the 80s culture until it was gone. I remember feeling it slipping away starting in 1989. George HW Bush stole my 80s.
The Jets - Crush on You
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Madonna before she became a caricature of herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/15/2020|
I’m going to have to come back to this thread. You guys always have great music suggestions. I’m just not having a good day, and these songs are making me miss a time when life was happier for me. The 80s definitely had their problems, but they were much better than this bleak dystopian mess.
Yeah, I know, MARY...
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*hugs* to R25. It was a totally different time, wasn’t it? It seems a lifetime ago for me....
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I first heard, and saw the video of, Bananarama’s Love in the First Degree at the local bathhouse I frequented.
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Loved this one. 820 million views, not bad.
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I still listen to this song on the regular, it's so great
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R18 I was OBSESSED with The Ocean Blue and that album!!!!!! Such lush, innocent, sweeping, melodic moods. Roadtripped with my drama club besties to pilgrimage to see them open up for The Mighty Lemondrops when I was 15. Amazing times. They were so young, practically teenagers, upon reflection. Adorable boys.
There's no good reason for things to have turned to such shit in every dimension of life and music like they are now. I guess capitalism and greed killed everyone's joy buzz.
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I was in pre-elementary and 1st grade when this song was popular!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/15/2020|
I find myself enjoying more obscure 80s songs, and that’s why I love these threads. Songs that were popular in one country are virtually unknown in others, so you discover some good tracks here.
Many of the more popular songs from the 80s were so overplayed back then I can’t stand them when I hear them on 80s radio, while others I didn’t care for back then I’ve learned to appreciate.
This is one of them, although I’ve always loved The Pretenders.
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Gosh I loved the 80's. It was an incredible time to slowly exit the closet for a young gayling like myself.
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A campy favorite!
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I used to lay down and swing my legs like the girls in this video.
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This was a good one
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|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/19/2020|
This of course
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|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/19/2020|
I love that song too, R18.
Not many people remember this little 80s gem, but it perks me up every time.
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Living in Oblivion.
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We can’t forget Kelly Marie.
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The Cramps: Can your pussy do the dog?
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Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton - XTC
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‘Til Tuesday and Voices Carry
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More Cyndi Lauper...
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Falco Der Kommissar
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London Boys Requiem
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Donna Summer This time I know it's for real
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Irene Cara Fame
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It's nice to see pretty young women in music videos not dressed like strippers and whores.
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France Gall and Ella, elle l'a
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FOogot to post link!!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/22/2020|
This song from 1981 made me fall in love with John Humphreys from Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark. The melody is still haunting and beautiful, and reminds me of the teen I was then.
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Anyone remember this one?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/23/2020|
Another great album
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/23/2020|
The album Two Wheels Good by Prefab Sprout is an album I still listen to. Such a gorgeous collection of songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/23/2020|
Sign O The Times was so good!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/23/2020|
R71 I saw Curiosity Killed the Cat ages ago at The Cat Club (I think that was the name at that time) and had a huge crush on the lead singer for weeks after.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/23/2020|
I have grown to love this and it doesn’t sound that dated.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/23/2020|
R76 they were cute—I remember I had their album on cassette!
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Oops sorry I meant r75
|by Anonymous||reply 78||05/23/2020|
Another great song and album!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/23/2020|
"Her dress is as tacky as your suit!" - Is that line from an '80s comedy?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||05/23/2020|
I had this on 45. Remember dancing to it at clubs.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/23/2020|
Upbeat 80s was fun!
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|by Anonymous||reply 83||05/23/2020|
This song saved me growing up!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/23/2020|
This song saved me FROM growing up.
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