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Love, 1983

Goody Two Shoes

Der Kommissar

Making Love Out Of Nothing At All

Don't Cry


Tell Her About It

Uptown Girl

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Straight From The Heart

Rock The Casbah

Church Of The Poisoned Mind

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

Culture Club

Time (Clock Of The Heart)

China Girl

Let's Dance

Modern Love



Rock Of Ages

Come On Eileen

Dirty Laundry

She Works Hard For The Money

Hungry Like The Wolf

Is There Something I Should Know

Union Of The Snake

Electric Avenue

I'm Still Standing

I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

I Know There's Something Going On

Twilight Zone


Heart And Soul

(Keep Feeling) Fascination

The One Thing

Flashdance...What A Feeling

Lawyers In Love

Tender Is The Night

Breaking Us In Two

Hand To Hold On To


Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)

Too Shy

Come Dancing

How Am I Supposed To Live Without You

All Night Long (All Night)

Hot Girls In Love

Our House

Sexual Healing

Down Under

Safety Dance

Beat It

Billie Jean

Wanna Be Starting Something

The Girl Is Mine


What About Me

Pass The Dutchie

Always Something There To Remind Me

Promises, Promises

Candy Girl

Blue Monday

Love Is A Battlefield

Say, Say, Say

Tonight I Celebrate My Love

Shock The Monkey

Major Tom (Coming Home)

You Can't Hurry Love

Every Breath You Take

Back On The Chain Gang



Little Red Corvette

Take Me To Heart

Cum On Feel The Noize

The Politics Of Dancing



Stand Back

(She's) Sexy 17

Stray Cat Strut

Don't Let It End

Mr. Roboto

Puttin' On The Ritz

Burning Down The House

She Blinded Me With Science

You Got Lucky


She's A Beauty

by Anonymousreply 10111/15/2013

Flashdance (What A Feelin') was the #1 highest selling single that year. Not that I think it's held up all that well, but it was a very big seller.

That list does bring back good memories, the golden age of MTV. When they still played videos all day. And the music was really good at the time, the New Wave fad lead to a British invasion. The New Romantics and synth-pop. Synth-pop was essentially synthesized disco. Disco never died in Europe so it was still influencing euro-pop and therefore was part of the British invasion.

by Anonymousreply 109/11/2010

Love love love it. My much younger boyfriend asked me last week "what was so great about the '80's?" How can I explain it?

by Anonymousreply 209/11/2010

1983, 1984, 1985 were the best years of the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 309/12/2010

Madonna's debut was officially released in the summer as well.

by Anonymousreply 409/12/2010


Can't Shake Loose, anyone?

by Anonymousreply 509/12/2010

OP- you forgot "Let the Music Play."

Turn in your card on the way out.

by Anonymousreply 609/12/2010

[quote]That list does bring back good memories, the golden age of MTV. When they still played videos all day. And the music was really good at the time, the New Wave fad lead to a British invasion. The New Romantics and synth-pop. Synth-pop was essentially synthesized disco. Disco never died in Europe so it was still influencing euro-pop and therefore was part of the British invasion.%0D %0D This is precisely why I no longer care about the MTV Video Music Awards. Back in the old days they were so much fun and the people being celebrated (all those mentioned above plus Michael, Madonna, Prince, Janet, Cyndi, Springsteen, Mellencamp, Sting and the Police, Duran Duran, Boy George and Culture Club, Phil Collins and Genesis, U2, etc.) all had great songs and really knew how to put on a show; now it's all about the painfully untalented (Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga) plus reality-show celebrities and I just can't sit through it anymore.%0D %0D I know, I know, we all have our time but the '80s were just so damn much fun. Now not so much.

by Anonymousreply 709/12/2010

OP made me cum a little. r5 makes me want to propose! Thanks for a great list - I'm actually smiling at the end of a very long, hard day. Great memories.

But can we please add Olivia Newton-John's "Twist Of Fate" to the list? Wikipedia says it wasn't a hit until early '84 but it was recorded and released in '83.

by Anonymousreply 809/12/2010

I turned 13 that year. Everything in my life sucked, as it normally does to a 13 year old.%0D %0D The music was the only good thing that happened that year, and it was so good.

by Anonymousreply 909/12/2010

I was 14 that year and went to my first concert, David Bowie. He was great but I was really into his older stuff. I spent high school listening to 60s and 70s music and thinking that all 80s music sucked and MTV ruined everything. Now I look back fondly at these songs.

by Anonymousreply 1009/12/2010

I was 13 that year and there was a lot of good indie music, in the UK at least. A lot of what's in OP's list is mainstream chart fodder, which the truly cool kids would have looked down on. Yes, there was a lot of good 80s music, but there was hell of a lot of shit as well. And I hated the tinny studio sound that prevailed.

by Anonymousreply 1109/12/2010

The combination of Thriller being released and the new British Invasion was so colorful and exciting.

by Anonymousreply 1209/12/2010

1983, one of the finest years ever for pop music!

Thanks for reminding me, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1309/12/2010

[quote] That list does bring back good memories, the golden age of MTV. When they still played videos all day. And the music was really good at the time%0D %0D Best songs ever! That list is total nostalgia for me. I was a freshman in high school, and the one cool radio station in my town played all of these songs.%0D %0D I remember having my first taste of alcohol, and smoking my first pot to these songs. Sitting with friends, watching the lights, and talking about girls.%0D %0D Yes, I'm a gay guy now, but for those of us who were "confused" in high school, that's the sort of thing we used to do.%0D %0D I miss those days. Everything seemed simpler and better.

by Anonymousreply 1409/12/2010

Thanks, op! You just gave me a list of songs to download on my Ipod.%0D %0D Could you now do 1984, 1985, and 1986 please??%0D %0D Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 1509/12/2010

There was a radio station in Seattle called KJET that played a lot of this music but also a lot of New Wave that wasn't necessarily popular enough to be chart-toppers or in heavy MTV rotation. I wasn't allowed to have bumper stickers on my car but, but I taped a KJET sticker in the rear window. I still have it almost 30 years later. We were KJET kids and danced at Tonight's the Night on Mercer Island and some other place in Kirkand. It was a great time.

by Anonymousreply 1609/12/2010

r15 the link in the OP has lists for each year.

by Anonymousreply 1709/12/2010

No one looked

as I walked by

Just an invitation would have been just fine

Said no to him

Again and again

First he took my heart then he ra-an!

by Anonymousreply 1809/12/2010

Can I get a shout out for my hit record "Heartbreaker"? It was released in 1982, but peaked in the top ten in 1983, bitches.

by Anonymousreply 1909/12/2010

Do you remember when Time had featured the British Invasion with Boy George and Annie Lennox on the cover? I LOVED that they had a fey man and an androgynous/butch woman together.

by Anonymousreply 2009/12/2010

There were scores of New Wave songs that never saw the top 40 or MTV rotation. %0D %0D Anyone on Pirate Bay can search for "80's Forever" and get torrents for these rare new wave gems. Really insanely good music.

by Anonymousreply 2109/12/2010

Do you wanna see me down on my knees

Or bendin' over backwards

Now would you be pleased?

Unlike the others, I'd do anything

I'm not the same

I have no shame

I'm on FI-YAH!

by Anonymousreply 2209/12/2010

OP's list doesn't mention The B-52's "WHAMMY" album with the songs: "Legal Tender" and "Song For A Future Generation".

by Anonymousreply 2309/12/2010

The Billy Joel songs are dreck. So glad he faded away to enjoy his yachts or whatever. Good thing he took Phil Collins with him.%0D %0D Boy George, Adam Ant, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, etc., etc., were so EXOTIC and EXCITING to me. My dad was an abusive alcoholic so my life in suburban Cleveland was scary and bleak. I spent hours just listening to the radio and staring at their pictures in the teen magazines. I was 13 or so.

by Anonymousreply 2409/12/2010

R23, that was in my opinion one of the best albums to come out in '83. Good call.%0D %0D And OP's list isn't really OP's.

by Anonymousreply 2509/12/2010

Bonnie Tyler - Faster Than The Speed of Night

by Anonymousreply 2609/12/2010

Don't forget the entire album by Talk Talk, entitled "The Party's Over"...which featured the song "Talk Talk". The whole album is great. It came out in '82, but '83 was when it started getting MTV and club play in the US.%0D %0D Here is an album cut.

by Anonymousreply 2709/12/2010

WHAMMY trivia. When the album was originally released, there was a song on side two called "Don't Worry" which was apparently and unauthorized "cover" of a Yoko Ono track. They did credit Yoko Ono on the album "*lyrics by Yoko Ono" which was kind of a joke because the only two "lyrics" were "don't" and "worry". Well Ms. Ono sued The B's and all subsequent releases don't have that song.

by Anonymousreply 2809/12/2010

Another track not listed on here, and always seems to fly under the radar during the 80's nostalgia waves:%0D %0D Dead Giveaway by Shalamar

by Anonymousreply 2909/12/2010

What about Trio's "Da Da Da."

by Anonymousreply 3009/12/2010

Or, as it was known in my fraternity, "Lick lick lick lick my dick dick dick."

by Anonymousreply 3109/12/2010

[quote] Boy George, Adam Ant, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, etc., etc., were so EXOTIC and EXCITING to me.%0D %0D I remember going on a camping trip with my high school classmates, and the cabin had cable television. We were watching MTV, and everybody started freaking out about Boy George. "Is that a guy??!! No way, that's not a guy. Yes it is... it's a guy!"%0D %0D It was my first real taste of transvestism. Well, besides the Rocky Horror Picture Show.%0D %0D Of course, he was followed up by Pete Burns and "Dead or Alive."%0D %0D To think, a guy in drag would never get airtime, much less a best selling song in 2010, but it was totally fine in 1983.%0D %0D Music and people were much more open minded back then. More proof that we've regressed, as a society.

by Anonymousreply 3209/13/2010

[quote]Of course, he was followed up by Pete Burns and "Dead or Alive."%0D %0D Whom Boy George stole his act from.

by Anonymousreply 3309/13/2010

"It's Raining Men" came out in late 1982, but really started becoming at hit in gay clubs in 1983. Even got some radio airplay.

And 1983 is also the year that gave us "So Many Men, So Little Time."

by Anonymousreply 3409/13/2010

"To think, a guy in drag would never get airtime, much less a best selling song in 2010, but it was totally fine in 1983."

And 1993

by Anonymousreply 3509/13/2010

Could someone please start a thread on 1981?

by Anonymousreply 3609/13/2010

You had a great year in '83, Kim. The FLASHDANCE soundtrack with "I'll Be Here Where The Heart Is" won a Grammy!

Plus, you charted with "Invisible Hands".

by Anonymousreply 3709/13/2010

At that time I didn't watch much MTV but saw all these videos on TBS. Weekends they showed videos all night. Night Tracks, maybe?

by Anonymousreply 3809/13/2010

Thank you, R6. I was afraid that I was going to have to go all ghetto on this thread.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3909/13/2010

Damn it, OP, the music of 1983 was one of life's best kept secrets. It's bewildering to find other fans. I wass happy being an exclusive member.

by Anonymousreply 4009/14/2010

I can't help but believe that we would've made different choices had we known we were a mere 18 years from 9-11.

by Anonymousreply 4109/14/2010

Here's a non-hit from 1983 probably no one remembers. I only recently discovered it but it's a new guilty pleasure.

It's actually a cool song - I wonder if it would have been a hit for someone other than Helen Reddy.

by Anonymousreply 4201/19/2011

R5, you do know that "Can't Shake Loose" was Agnetha's song-Frida's was "Something Going On"

by Anonymousreply 4301/19/2011

[quote]I can't help but believe that we would've made different choices had we known we were a mere 18 years from 9-11.

Whenever I find myself thinking like that, I realize I'd do all the same things, but for very different reasons.

by Anonymousreply 4401/19/2011

When did Imagination release "Just an Illusion"? What a great song.

by Anonymousreply 4501/19/2011

Shannon's "Let The Music Play", although recorded and/or released in 1983, didn't make the Top 10 until 1984.

by Anonymousreply 4601/19/2011

R1 I thought "Every Breath You Take" was the best-selling single that year. It definitely spent more weeks at #1 than "Flashdance".

by Anonymousreply 4701/19/2011

My favorite 1983 video "Steppin' Out" -

by Anonymousreply 4801/19/2011

Some of the top songs thirty years ago this week:

39. Poison Arrow - ABC

38. Tied Up - Olivia Newton-John

36. The Clapping Song - Pia Zadora (for real!)

33. The Woman in Me - Donna Summer

32. I've Got a Rock n' Roll Heart - Eric Clapton

31. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners (week's highest debut)

30. Maneater - Hall and Oates

29. Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye

28. The Other Guy - The Little River Band

25. I Know There's Something Going On - Frida

24. Mr. Roboto - Styx

23. Breaking Us In Two - Joe Jackson

22. You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins

21. One on One - Hall and Oates

20. Separate Ways - Journey

19. Africa - Toto

17. Allentown - Billy Joel

16. All Right - Christopher Cross

15. Heart to Heart - Kenny Loggins

13. Your Love is Driving Me Crazy - Sammy Hagar

12. Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant

11. Back on the Chain Gang - The Pretenders

9. We've Got Tonight - Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton (biggest mover of the week - up 12)

8. Down Under - Men At Work

7. You and I - Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle

6. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran

5. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club

4. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

3. Stray Cut Strut - The Stray Cats

2. Shame on the Moon - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullett Band

1. Baby Come To Me - Patti Austin with James Ingram

by Anonymousreply 4902/23/2013

Some of the harder-edged '83 FM Rock Songs:

Flight of Icarus/The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Rainbow In The Dark/Holy Diver - Dio

Flick Of The Switch/Guns For Hire - AC/DC

Photograph/Rock Of Ages/Foolin' - Def Leppard

Lick It Up/All Hell's Breakin' Loose - KISS

Bark At The Moon/Rock 'n' Roll Rebel - Ozzy Osbourne

Shout At The Devil/Looks That Kill - Motley Crue

Too Young To Fall In Love - Motley Crue

Street Of Dreams/Can't Let You Go - Rainbow

Metal Health/Cum On Feel The Noize - Quiet Riot

Undercover Of The Night - The Rolling Stones

Seek & Destroy/The Four Horsemen - Metallica

Take Me Away/Shooting Shark - Blue Oyster Cult

Dancing On Your Grave/Shine - Motorhead

Gimme All Your Lovin'/Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

Screaming In The Night/Eat The Rich - Krokus

Queen Of The Reich/The Lady Wore Black - Queensryche

Psycho Therapy/Outsider - The Ramones

Power & The Glory - Saxon

A World Of Fantasy/Never Surrender - Triumph

Burning Heart - Vandenberg

I Got The Six/Got Me Under Pressure - ZZ Top

by Anonymousreply 5002/23/2013

Supertramp, "It's Raining Again."

Madness, "Our House."

by Anonymousreply 5102/23/2013

R38 - I didn't get my MTV until 1984, so prior to that I had to rely on Friday Night Videos (NBC) and Night Flight (USA, not TBS).

by Anonymousreply 5202/23/2013

New Year's Day by U2

Let's Dance by David Bowie

Modern Love by David Bowie

China Girl by David Bowie

Send Her My Love by Journey

Chain Reaction by Journey

Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2

Don't Change by INXS

The One Thing by INXS

Love My Way by Psychedelic Furs

That's Good by Devo

Faithfully by Journey

Little Too Late by Pat Benatar

Screaming In The Night by Krokus

Come Dancing by The Kinks

Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol

Rebel Yell by Billy Idol

A Million Miles Away by Plimsouls

Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler

Rio by Duran Duran

Too Late For Love by Def Leppard

Rock Rock (Til You Drop) by Def Leppard

(You Can Still) Rock In America by Night Ranger

Fake Friends by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

I'm Still Standing by Elton John

Wishing by A Flock Of Seagulls

Everything Counts by Depeche Mode

Cum On Feel The Noize by Quiet Riot

Love In Itself by Depeche Mode

Blister In The Sun by Violent Femmes

Why Me? by Planet P

Gimme All Your Loving by ZZ Top

Too Shy by Kajagoogoo

Our House by Madness

Lick It Up by Kiss

Queen Of The Broken Hearts by Loverboy

She Works Hard For The Money by Donna Summer

Say What You Will by Fastway

Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Bebop) by Q-Feel

Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendencies

I Melt With You by Modern English

Flight Of Icarus by Iron Maiden

Whenever You're On My Mind by Marshall Crenshaw

Let Me Go by Heaven 17

Breaking The Chains by Dokken

Poison Arrow by ABC

Keep It Tight by Single Bullet Theory

Baby Jane by Rod Stewart

Fall Of The Peacemakers by Molly Hatchet

She's A Runner by Billy Squier

Fight Fire With Fire by Kansas

How Can I Refuse? by Heart

by Anonymousreply 5302/23/2013



In the Mood / ROBERT PLANT

Every Breath You Take / POLICE

Syncronicity II / POLICE

Wrapped Around Your Finger / POLICE

Little Red Corvette / PRINCE

Delirious / PRINCE

Cat People (Putting Out Fire) / DAVID BOWIE

(She's) Sexy + 17 / THE STRAY CATS

Love is a Battlefield / PAT BENATAR

Flick of the Switch / AC-DC

Undercover of the Night / ROLLING STONES

Always Something There To Remind Me / NAKED EYES

She Blinded Me With Science/ THOMAS DOLBY

Major Tom (Coming Home) / PETER SCHILLING

Billy's Got A Gun / DEF LEPPARD

Affair of the Heart / RICK SPRINGFIELD

Family Man / HALL & OATES

One On One / HALL & OATES

Bang Your Head (Metal Health) / QUIET RIOT

I Can't Take It / CHEAP TRICK

All Time High (Octopussy Theme) / RITA COOLIDGE

Don't Let It End / STYX

Two Hearts Beat As One / U-2

Holiday / MADONNA

Rainbow in the Dark / DIO


Der Kommissar / AFTER THE FIRE

Is There Something I Should Know / DURAN DURAN

My Spine (Is The Bassline) / SHRIEKBACK

Cuts Like a Knife / Bryan Adams

by Anonymousreply 5402/23/2013


Return Of The Jedi

The Right Stuff


National Lampoon's Vacation

Terms Of Endearment

The Dead Zone

A Christmas Story


Local Hero

Sudden Impact

Monty Python's Meaning Of Life

Risky Business

The Man With Two Brains

The Evil Dead (Wide-Release)

The King Of Comedy

Trading Places


Strange Invaders

The Dresser

Blue Thunder

Never Say Never Again

Educating Rita

The Hunger

Tender Mercies

The Big Chill

Bad Boys

Under Fire

The Outsiders

Star '80


Superman III


Mr. Mom

Valley Girl

by Anonymousreply 5502/23/2013

Great TV too. My Favorites:

Magnum, P.I. (CBS)

M*A*S*H (ended that year-CBS)

Night Flight (USA)

Not Necessarily The News (HBO)

Newhart (CBS)

The Jeffersons (CBS)

Cagney & Lacey (CBS)

Remington Steele (NBC)

Hill Street Blues (NBC)

Cheers (NBC)

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (NBC)

Late Night With David Letterman (NBC)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Hart To Hart (ABC)

Dallas (CBS)

Knots Landing (CBS)

Dynasty (ABC)

Falcon Crest (CBS)

The Fall Guy (ABC)

T.J. Hooker (ABC)

Trapper John, M.D. (CBS)

Three's Company (ABC)

Matt Houston (NBC)

Simon & Simon (CBS)

Riptide (NBC)

St. Elsewhere (NBC)

Kate & Allie (CBS)

Other shows that were popular (that I didn't care for)

Facts Of Life (NBC), Diff'rent Strokes (NBC) Love Boat (ABC), Fantasy Island (ABC), Dukes of Hazzard (CBS), Silver Spoons (NBC)

by Anonymousreply 5602/23/2013

I was 13 that year too and, like r11, I was more into the "indie" stuff and thought most of the stuff in the charts was shit, which it was. Like r2 I also have a much younger partner and have to keep pointing out to her that much of the pop culture of '80s was shit. Sure, every decade has it's great music but there's always more shit. The idealisation of the 80s is off the mark.

by Anonymousreply 5702/23/2013

Forgot how much I loved Puttin' on the Ritz. That song was the shitz.

by Anonymousreply 5802/23/2013

"Cool Places" by Jane Wiedlin and Sparks sums up 1983 sound to me. Still love it.

by Anonymousreply 5902/23/2013

Why all this stupid nostalgia for the eighties, that most shallow, superficial, commercial, trivial of decades? Maybe THAT is its appeal. I guess shallow and superficial and commercial and trivial appeals to a lot of people.

by Anonymousreply 6002/23/2013

One of my favorite songs from 1983 (there were few) just popped up on Spotify, Taco's "Puttin' on the Ritz."

I also liked Jackson Browne's Lawyers in Love, and Linda Ronstadt's first album of standards, What's New. It wasn't my favorite year, and the '80s aren't my favorite decade, for pop music. When I bought a CD player a couple of years later, I mostly got into classical.

by Anonymousreply 6102/23/2013

Reagan and his policies didn't really kick in until 1986. That's when a lot of crackdowns began, and the full horror of unfunded AIDs research began to be felt.

In 1989, an LA Times writer called 1986 "the year the assholes took over."

1983 seemed like the last fully free and fun year. I think it wasn't until 1984 that home computers started looking viable and computer companies started advertising.

by Anonymousreply 6202/23/2013

And now it's "Ain't Nothin' Gonna Break My Stride," one of my best friends' (since departed) theme song.

How does Spotify do that? If "The Longest Time" pops up next, I'm going to feel haunted.

Nope. 1986. "The Way It Is," by Bruce Hornsby.

by Anonymousreply 6302/23/2013

Taco's "Puttin' on the Ritz." I loved that song.

by Anonymousreply 6402/23/2013

The Way It Is," by Bruce Hornsby. Another good one.

by Anonymousreply 6502/23/2013

Now we're in the '60s, R65: Cher, Little Peggy March, Dale & Grace, the Chiffons, the Ronettes.

Before your time?

by Anonymousreply 6602/23/2013

"Reagan and his policies didn't really kick in until 1986. "

R62 - Bullshit. Reagan passed the big tax cut to rich and increased military spending in 1981. He also stated the saber rattling against the USSR then. In fact, he was toning down his rhetoric in 1986.

by Anonymousreply 6702/23/2013

We didn't feel it until 1986 after it had "trickled down."

by Anonymousreply 6802/23/2013

Wrong R68.

And by 1986, Reagan was talking about AIDS - finally - prompted by Rock Hudson's death in 1985.

by Anonymousreply 6902/23/2013

Flashdance (What A Feeling) sounds sooooo cheesy and dated now.

Come On Eileen is the filthiest song title ever.

by Anonymousreply 7002/23/2013

R60 I agree. Let's live for today. Fuck thinking about the past. It's gone and not coming back. I am not nostalgic for any decade. I live the day, go to sleep and forget it ever happened. I rarely think about anything that happened before this very moment. Looking at the past is stupid and a waste of time. From my vague recollections the 60s 70s and 80s were horrible. The 90s...worse. The 2000s were bad too. Fuck thinking back. Think forward.

by Anonymousreply 7102/23/2013

"I rarely think about anything that happened before this very moment."


by Anonymousreply 7202/23/2013

R72 I was just being facetious. It seems like every thread has some bozo that posts something like the one I responded to. The, "I don't understand why you people...". There's nothing wrong with nostalgia. Living is the past can be a problem for people, but just looking back at events and eras of your life can occasionally be fun. People like R60 probably have no joy in their lives. The only people who call the '80s shallow were not there. My life was not shallow. My friends lives were not shallow. My parents were not shallow. R60 learned everything he knows about the 1980s from VH-1's "I Love The '80s" and shows like that. We didn't give a shit about Reagan or politics in 1983. We were kids for fucks sake! Yeah, let's stay in the present where it's not shallow. Gotta go, The Kardashians & Honey Boo-Boo are on tonight.

by Anonymousreply 7302/23/2013

Is there a troll who likes to post Reagan threads and find a way to bring him in on any thread?

by Anonymousreply 7402/23/2013

R71, if you liked the '80s, you must have slept through them. Or been eight.

by Anonymousreply 7502/23/2013

I think so, R74. We need to ship their asses back to Free Republic or Drudge Report. I too get sick of the anti-gay, Reagan-worshipping assholes that find their way on here. It does seem like that wrinkled, shriveled old Reagan fuck ends up in every thread lately. I think he was even mentioned in the thread about the Vegas woman that fucked the pit bull.

by Anonymousreply 7602/23/2013

R69 -- it was 1987 and only to try to make testing (and perhaps corralling) compulsory:

Mr. Reagan's AIDS Test

Published: June 02, 1987

'This is a battle against disease, not against our fellow Americans.' In his first speech devoted to AIDS, President Reagan made plain that his heart was in the right place. What's less evident is why he ignores the best advice of public health officials and recommends compulsory AIDS testing that has little relevance to the incidence of the disease.

Mr. Reagan would like to see the AIDS test applied to immigrants, Federal prisoners, patients at veterans' hospitals, people getting married and those attending sexual disease clinics. Apart from prison populations containing drug addicts, these are not the groups at highest risk for AIDS.

As for premarital testing, the Federal Centers for Disease Control finds that it 'is unlikely to be very effective,' because most AIDS victims are drug addicts and homosexuals and the incidence of marriage among these groups is low. * * *

There is historical precedent and good reason for testing and excluding would-be immigrants with communicable diseases. And offering the AIDS test to those attending sexual disease clinics makes excellent sense if it is voluntary. Otherwise, all that would accomplish is to discourage people from attending the clinics.

by Anonymousreply 7702/23/2013

R77 - I was off by a year. But in general, the second Reagan term was less crazy than the first.

by Anonymousreply 7802/23/2013

This was the year I graduated high school. "Come On, Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners was voted best song by our graduating class.

Good times.

by Anonymousreply 7902/23/2013

um i hardly recognize these songs

by Anonymousreply 8002/23/2013

R80 Go back to the future. We don't want you here. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 8102/23/2013

R75 If you were miserable in the '80s, you're probably miserable now. I have loved every era of my life. It's been a wonderful, beautiful ride. I do not say that the '80s were better than any other time, but I was happy and had fun. I made some wonderful friends who are still major parts of my life today.

by Anonymousreply 8202/23/2013

I loved watching all the hot asses in Billy Joel's Allentown video.

by Anonymousreply 8302/23/2013

Most of my friends died, R82. Except one who waited until 1992.

I'm glad you have so much happiness. Really, I am.

by Anonymousreply 8402/23/2013

Boys wore better shorts and socks in the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 8502/23/2013

Anybody remember this mostly forgotten Joan Jett song? It was actually a minor hit, and I think, one of her best.

by Anonymousreply 8602/23/2013

Wasn't 'She Works Hard For the Money' Donna Summer's last big hit? She disappeared for quite a while after that.

by Anonymousreply 8702/23/2013

r87, Donna had a #7 hit with This Time I Know it's for Real in 1989

by Anonymousreply 8802/23/2013

Brent's Top 15 Songs of 1983

1. Flick of the Switch / AC/DC

2. The Trooper / IRON MAIDEN

3. Rainbow in the Dark / DIO

4. Syncronicity II / THE POLICE

5. Rock! Rock! ('Til You Drop) / DEF LEPPARD

6. Outsider / THE RAMONES

7. Rebel Yell / BILLY IDOL

8. Too Young to Fall in Love / MOTLEY CRUE

9. Blue Monday / NEW ORDER

10. New Year's Day / U2

11. Bark at the Moon / OZZY OSBOURNE

12. Flight of Icarus / IRON MAIDEN

13. A World of Fantasy / TRIUMPH

14. Modern Love / DAVID BOWIE

15. Union of the Snake / DURAN DURAN

by Anonymousreply 8903/01/2013

Some I remember from MTV back in the day.

Every Breath You Take - Police

Let's Dance - David Bowie

Flight of Icarus - Iron Maiden

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics

Looks that Kill - Motley Crue

Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar

Screaming in the Night - Krokus

Holiday - Madonna

Let the Music Play - Shannon

Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot

Send Me an Angel - Real Life

Middle of the Road - Pretenders

Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

Foolin' - Def Leppard

Talking in Your Sleep - Romantics

Time (Clock of the Heart) - Culture Club

Legal Tender - B-52's

Lick It Up - KISS

Send Her My Love - Journey

Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol

Big Log - Robert Plant

Rainbow in the Dark - Ronnie James Dio

Trashed - Black Sabbath

Shooting Shark - Blue Oyster Cult

Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran

Wishing (If I Had A Photograph) - Flock of Seagulls

Fake Friends - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Desperate But Not Serious - Adam Ant

by Anonymousreply 9003/01/2013

Not Now John - Pink Floyd, Radio Free Europe - R.E.M., Psycho Therapy - Ramones, I Can't Take It - Cheap Trick, TV Dinners - ZZ Top, The French Song - Joan Jett, Little Too Late - Pat Benatar, Holy Diver - Dio, Let's Go To Bed - The Cure, Pipeline -Depeche Mode, Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes, Don't Cry - Asia, She Was Hot - The Rolling Stones, I Need You Tonight - ZZ Top

by Anonymousreply 9103/01/2013

I remember 1983 as the best of times and the worst of times. The best, because I had a great group of friends, graduated from high school that year, went to college in the fall and had some wild and crazy times hitting the clubs and living it up as an 18 year-old gay man. The worst of times, because of the AIDS crisis. That was the year that the general population began to hear about it and pay attention. I lived in a fly-over state, and thankfully wasn't touched by AIDS personally until one of my friends was diagnosed in 1988. However, bigotry from straights was at an all-time high. Prior to the AIDS crisis (late '70s-early, early-'80s), straights, in general, were becoming far more accepting of us (not counting the religious whackos and right-wingers). When AIDS hit, even many of the most liberal straights I knew, said some very hurtful things. One of my college professors stood in front of the class and stated that he thought gays should be quarantined in camps until a cure was found (I dropped his class that afternoon). I was living a gay life and having fun, but I did not discuss my orientation with heteros, as they assumed EVERY gay man had AIDS (God's punishment, of course). It was a scary time. I still have great memories and I was fortunate that I lost only two friends during the era. The rest of us practiced safer sex and were not promiscuous. I loved the movies and music of the era, though.

by Anonymousreply 9203/01/2013

"Slipping Away" Dave Edmunds

"Salt In My Tears" Martin Briley

"Stayed Awake All Night" Krokus

"This House Is On Fire" AC-DC

"Bedlam In Belgium" AC-DC

"Human Touch" Rick Springfield

"Say What You Will" Fastway

"Saved By Zero" The Fixx

"If Anyone Falls" Stevie Nicks

"Cold Sweat" Thin Lizzy

"The Sign Of Fire" The Fixx

"That's Good" Devo

"Monkey On Your Back" Aldo Nova

"It's A Mistake" Men at Work

"Whammy Kiss" The B-52's

"That's All" Genesis

"Shooting Shark" Blue Oyster Cult

"Heavy Metal Poisoning" Styx

"If I'd Been The One" .38 Special

"Light In The Tunnel/Human Race" Red Rider

"You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll" Twisted Sister

"Twisting By The Pool" Dire Straits

"Telegraph" Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

by Anonymousreply 9303/01/2013

Michael Jackson's Thriller was the ONLY album that year. It was released in late 1982, but really took off in early 1983. Michael was miles above everyone else.

Thriller was so unique. A new sound. Nothing had ever sounded like it before. Michael created a whole new sound and image that year. His live performance on The Motown 25th Anniversary was the best live performance by anyone in the history of music. Most importantly, he invented the moonwalk on the spot that night.

That was the only album I bought that year. I thought everything else was terrible. Michael created, in Thriller, the best album in recorded history. The critics all agree.

by Anonymousreply 9403/01/2013

Uh, "Thriller" was a good album, but it was nothing new and surely nothing innovative. True, it was the biggest seller that year, but I wouldn't even call it the best album of that year.

I personally preferred his previous album, 1979's "Off The Wall" to "Thriller". Like I said, the songs on "Thriller" were good, but they sounded like most other dance music sounded at that time. The songs, like "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" were a cut above the other R&B dance hits of the time, but there was nothing fresh about their sound. If not for the innovative music videos, "Thriller" would not have been the massive seller it became.

by Anonymousreply 9503/01/2013

1. Let's Dance - David Bowie

2. Rainbow In The Dark - Dio

3. Holiday - Madonna

4. New Year's Day - U2

5. Rock Of Ages - Def Leppard

6. Undercover Of The Night - Rolling Stones

7. Flight Of Icarus - Iron Maiden

8. Modern Love - David Bowie

9. Stand Back - Stevie Nicks

10. Can't Let You Go - Rainbow

by Anonymousreply 9603/01/2013

"So Many Men, So Little Time" came out in Spring 1983.

by Anonymousreply 9703/01/2013

Sex (I'm a man) - Berlin

Lies (Lies Lies Lies) - The Thompson Twins

China - Red Rockers

A Girl in Trouble is a Temporary Thing - Romeo Void

Don't Go/Situation - Yaz[oo]

True - Spandau Ballet

New Song (Throw off your mental chains) - Howard Jones

Birds Fly (whisper to a scream) - Icicle Works

Big in Japan - Alphaville

Everything Counts - Depeche Mode

Industrial Disease - Dire Straits

Little Thing Called Love - Neil Young

Come Dancing - The Kinks

Working with Fire and Steel - China Crisis

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep

Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan

Home by the Sea - Genesis

Me and the Boys - Bonnie Raitt

Live So Fast/Let Me Go - Heaven 17

I Love a Man in a uniform - Gang of Four

Wot (said captain said what) - Captain Sensible

Reap the Wild Wind (- Ultravox

Work For Love - Ministry

Pale Shelter - Tears for Fears

This is the Day - The The

The Original Sin - INXS

Oblivious - Aztec Camera

by Anonymousreply 9803/02/2013

I never understood how the nudity in Billy Joel's "Allentown" ever made it to the final cut of the video.

by Anonymousreply 9903/02/2013


10. Let's Dance - David Bowie

09. Metal Health (Bang Your Head) - Quiet Riot

08. New Moon On Monday - Duran Duran

07. Blue Monday - New Order

06. Who's Behind The Door - Zebra

05. Shooting Shark - Blue Oyster Cult

04. Rock Of Ages - Def Leppard

03. Modern Love - David Bowie

02. Foolin' - Def Leppard

01. Photograph - Def Leppard

by Anonymousreply 10003/19/2013

Holiday by Madonna

Let The Music Play by Shannon

Love In Itself by Depeche Mode

Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder

Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

Let's Dance by David Bowie

Saved by Zero by The Fixx

Telephone by Sheena Easton

by Anonymousreply 10111/15/2013
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