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Everytime You Go Away

Where Eagles Dare

Eyes Without A Face

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Egg Man

Once in a Lifetime

Beds Are Burning

Express Yourself (NWA)

Bizarre Love Triangle

Train in Vein

Where is my Mind

Don't Dream Its Over

Don't You Forget About Me

Something About You






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Don't You Want Me - Human League 

Overkill - Men At Work 

Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work 

Down Under  - Men At Work 

I Ran (So Far Away)  - Flock Of Seagulls 

Space Age Love Song - Flock Of Seagulls 

Take On Me - a-ha

The Future's So Bright  - Timbuk 3

867-5309 - Tommy Tutone

Your Love - The Outfield 

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Depends on the flavour of the 80s we're shooting for.


If it's 80s goth/death-rock/post-punk it's gonna be way different than 80s pop/80s anthems. I listen to a lot of stuff from the 80s so if it's any music from the decade it could be a pretty weird playlist. 

Everything on Icy's list makes the cut. And if we are going fairly broad I'd add:


Love Action- by the Human League 

Lullaby - the Cure 

Smalltown Boy- Bronski Beat 

Bigmouth Strikes Again- The Smiths 

Kinky Afro - Happy Mondays

I wanna be adored - the Stone Roses 

Transmission - Joy Division 

Schizophrenia - Sonic Youth 

Star Power - Sonic Youth 

West End Girls - the Pet Shop Boys

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Black Uhuru 

Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs

Murderer - Barrington Levy

Here I am - Barrington Levy

For Whom the Bell Tolls- Metallica

Ride the Lightening - Metallica

Just Like Honey - Jesus and Mary Chain

Taste the Floor - Jesus and Mary Chain 

Sacrifice - Bathory 

Necromancy - Bathory 

Fuck the Police - NWA (because of course)

Blew - Nirvana

The Cutter - Echo and the Bunnymen 









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Oh yeah some more..


Heaven or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins

Rhythm Nation - Janet Jackson

1999 - Prince

The Usurper - Celtic Frost

Road to nowhere - Talking Heads 

Let's Dance - Bowie 

I'm on Fire - Springsteen

I feel love - Donna Summer 


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Run Runaway -- Slade

Rockit! -- Herbie Hancock

Behind the Wheel/Route 66 (Shep Pettibone extended mix) -- Depeche Mode

Town Called Malice -- The Jam

Major Tom (Coming Home) -- Peter Schilling

Rette Mich -- Nena

Shock the Monkey -- Peter Gabriel

Einzelhaft -- Falco

Pop Muzik -- M

Blue Monday -- New Order

Lips Like Sugar (12" mix) -- Echo and the Bunnymen

Inside Out -- The Mighty Lemon Drops

Archangels -- The Wild Swans

Every Beat of the Heart -- The Railway Children 

Somewhere in My Heart -- Aztec Camera

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On 10/11/2020 at 2:26 PM, Fozzie said:

What songs would you put on an 80s playlist?

Tainted Love by Soft Cell has to be on any playlist I would make

Welcome to the Jungle


What would you add?

It's funny-- I know full well and good when Appetite For Destruction came out, but when I think 80s, I think more of New Wave and pop.

Point being I have an 80s playlist, and a Hair Metal playlist...


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B52s/Rock Losbter

Wall of Voodoo/Mexican Radio

Depeche Mode/Blasphemous Rumors

Joe Jackson/Another World

Whitney Houston/I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Prince/When Doves Cry

Violent Femmes/Blister in the Sun

AC/DC/Back in Black

Hall & Oates/Maneater

Bowie/Modern Love

Elvis Costello/Veronica

The Clash/Rock the Casbah

Ramones/We Want the Airwaves

Midnight Oil/Beds Are Burning

Ziggy Marley/Tomorrow People

Red Rider/Lunatic Fringe

Boomtown Rats/I Don't Like Mondays

XTC/Dear God

Til Tuesday/Voices Carry

After The Fire/Der Kommissar

Phil Collins and Phillip Bailey/Easy Lover

The Buggles/Video Killed The Radio Star

Edie Brickell/What I am

Bow Wow Wow/I Want Candy




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