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80s pop

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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by Anonymousreply 8505/24/2020

[quote]I was a kid in the 80s so for me it was a more innocent decade.

& I wasn't

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by Anonymousreply 104/30/2020

D Train!

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by Anonymousreply 204/30/2020

[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

by Anonymousreply 304/30/2020

The best era ever

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by Anonymousreply 404/30/2020

[quote]The best era ever

When you have low standards.

by Anonymousreply 504/30/2020

‘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.

by Anonymousreply 604/30/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 704/30/2020

R7, please wake me up before you go go.

by Anonymousreply 804/30/2020

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by Anonymousreply 905/01/2020

Wow thanks R9 - really captures how totally fantastic pop music was in the 80s!!

by Anonymousreply 1005/01/2020

Glorious days. The first glimpse we got of George...

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by Anonymousreply 1105/01/2020

Pure joy!

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by Anonymousreply 1205/15/2020

Here, OP - so you don't waste other's time. Thread on 80s music.

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by Anonymousreply 1305/15/2020

A gloom and doom break is healthy. Don’t be pissy, R13.

by Anonymousreply 1405/15/2020

Hall & Oates

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by Anonymousreply 1505/15/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 1605/15/2020

Loved the videos. Most didn't make any sense, but................

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by Anonymousreply 1705/15/2020

A favorite

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by Anonymousreply 1805/15/2020

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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by Anonymousreply 1905/15/2020

And yes, I know that’s not a song from the 80s. ^^

by Anonymousreply 2005/15/2020

Gorgeous song and vocals

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by Anonymousreply 2105/15/2020

Spandau Ballet “Gold”

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by Anonymousreply 2205/15/2020

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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by Anonymousreply 2305/15/2020

Madonna before she became a caricature of herself.

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by Anonymousreply 2405/15/2020

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...

by Anonymousreply 2505/15/2020

*hugs* to R25. It was a totally different time, wasn’t it? It seems a lifetime ago for me....

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by Anonymousreply 2605/15/2020

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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by Anonymousreply 2705/15/2020

Loved this one. 820 million views, not bad.

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by Anonymousreply 2805/15/2020

Love this.

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by Anonymousreply 2905/15/2020

Classic

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by Anonymousreply 3005/15/2020

Haunting

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by Anonymousreply 3105/15/2020

I still listen to this song on the regular, it's so great

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by Anonymousreply 3205/15/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 3305/15/2020

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by Anonymousreply 3405/15/2020

I was in pre-elementary and 1st grade when this song was popular!

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by Anonymousreply 3505/15/2020

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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by Anonymousreply 3605/15/2020

Great song

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by Anonymousreply 3705/16/2020

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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by Anonymousreply 3805/16/2020

A campy favorite!

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by Anonymousreply 3905/16/2020

I used to lay down and swing my legs like the girls in this video.

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by Anonymousreply 4005/19/2020

This was a good one

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by Anonymousreply 4105/19/2020

And this

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by Anonymousreply 4205/19/2020

This too

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by Anonymousreply 4305/19/2020

Jangle-pop

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by Anonymousreply 4405/19/2020

Que-sera que-sera

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by Anonymousreply 4505/19/2020

This of course

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by Anonymousreply 4605/19/2020
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by Anonymousreply 4705/19/2020

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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by Anonymousreply 4805/19/2020

Living in Oblivion.

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by Anonymousreply 4905/19/2020

We can’t forget Kelly Marie.

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by Anonymousreply 5005/19/2020

The Cramps: Can your pussy do the dog?

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by Anonymousreply 5105/19/2020

1982 Quarterflash

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by Anonymousreply 5305/20/2020

Falco

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by Anonymousreply 5405/20/2020

Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton - XTC

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by Anonymousreply 5505/20/2020

Everything Counts

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by Anonymousreply 5605/20/2020

‘Til Tuesday and Voices Carry

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by Anonymousreply 5705/20/2020

More Cyndi Lauper...

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by Anonymousreply 5805/21/2020

Falco Der Kommissar

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by Anonymousreply 5905/21/2020

London Boys Requiem

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by Anonymousreply 6005/21/2020

Donna Summer This time I know it's for real

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by Anonymousreply 6105/21/2020

Love Falco!

by Anonymousreply 6205/21/2020

Irene Cara Fame

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by Anonymousreply 6305/21/2020

Laura Branigan

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by Anonymousreply 6405/21/2020

It's nice to see pretty young women in music videos not dressed like strippers and whores.

by Anonymousreply 6505/21/2020

Nik Kershaw

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by Anonymousreply 6605/22/2020

Eartha Kitt

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by Anonymousreply 6705/22/2020

France Gall and Ella, elle l'a

by Anonymousreply 6805/22/2020

FOogot to post link!!

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by Anonymousreply 6905/22/2020

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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by Anonymousreply 7005/22/2020

Anyone remember this one?

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by Anonymousreply 7105/23/2020

Another great album

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by Anonymousreply 7205/23/2020

The album Two Wheels Good by Prefab Sprout is an album I still listen to. Such a gorgeous collection of songs.

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by Anonymousreply 7305/23/2020

Sign O The Times was so good!

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by Anonymousreply 7405/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7505/23/2020

I have grown to love this and it doesn’t sound that dated.

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by Anonymousreply 7605/23/2020

R76 they were cute—I remember I had their album on cassette!

by Anonymousreply 7705/23/2020

Oops sorry I meant r75

by Anonymousreply 7805/23/2020

Another great song and album!

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by Anonymousreply 7905/23/2020

"Her dress is as tacky as your suit!" - Is that line from an '80s comedy?

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by Anonymousreply 8005/23/2020

I had this on 45. Remember dancing to it at clubs.

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by Anonymousreply 8105/23/2020

Upbeat 80s was fun!

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by Anonymousreply 8305/23/2020

This song saved me growing up!

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by Anonymousreply 8405/23/2020

This song saved me FROM growing up.

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by Anonymousreply 8505/24/2020
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