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Vice City did get me into Foreigner. Never cared for them during the 80's. I was missing out.
You're joking. Please say you're joking.

Having grown up in the '70s and '80s, I'd rank Foreigner as probably the Number Two Worst Band Of All Time, after Billy Joel.
 

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You're joking. Please say you're joking.

Having grown up in the '70s and '80s, I'd rank Foreigner as probably the Number Two Worst Band Of All Time, after Billy Joel.
No, you are joking! I love both! :dopey: Now I gotta hear your third worst. If you say Poison, I'm never speaking to you again! j/k!
 

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Right away I notice you'r emissing a few of Journey's greatest. I'm no Journey expert, but I recomment these:

Journey - Faithfully
Journey - Lights
Journey - Open Arms

Also, the correct title for Don't Stop Believin' is just that. Not Don't Stop Believen.

Phil Collins - One More Night
Phil Collins - Take Me Home
Phil Collins - Something Happened on the Way to Heaven

(most mp3s are labelled Sting & The Police) The Police - Roxanne

Sting - Fields of Gold

Foreigner - Feels Like the First Time

Genesis - In too Deep

Haddaway - What is Love

Personally, I think Meatloaf - I Would do Anything for Love is too good to be left out, no matter what decade it came from. I'm not sure, and that's why I'm saying.

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Rod Stewart - Have I Told you Lately

And I think that's all the songs I have that aren't on your list yet. I also think that this is one of the greatest threads ever, because I run into the exact same problem as you. I might hear an old favorite, but by the time I get to the computer I've forgotten the lyrics, and of course I never knew the title or artist. I've already picked about ten wanted songs off the list that I recognize just from the title!


EDIT: Duke, I'm surprised you didn't crack on Journey. There's someone around here who absolutely hates them, and I can't remember who it was. FoolKiller, possibly?
 

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I hate Journey too, but Neil Schon is actually a decent guitarist. But Foreigner has absolutely no redeeming qualities whatever. I got to the point that if I heard Urgent or Hot Blooded one more time, some people were going to die.
 

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I just got the Journey's Greatest Hits, few weeks ago. :lol:

Keef: I like the original version of "Have I Told You Lately" by Van Morrison(1989?) better. I think it's far superior to the Rod Stewart cover.
 

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Bryan Adams - Please Forgive Me? (Every Thing I Do) I do it For You?

Come on man, you're slacking.
 
Since my dad practically lived on 80's rock in my before-teen years, I know some you dont have:

Bon Jovi - Wanted dead or alive
Bon Jovi - Blaze of glory
KISS - Detroit rock city
KISS - Crazy nights
KISS - Rock and roll all night
KISS - God gave rock and roll to you
KISS - I was made for lovin you
Twisted sister - We're not gonna take it
Twisted sister - I wanna rock!
Firehouse - Two sides to every story
Autograph - Turn up the radio

All great 80's rock songs.
 
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Well, I think I updated my list for the last time. That's it; no more.

I had to post it in two separate posts because of the new post character limit. :)
 

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2 Live Crew - Me So Horny.mp3
38 Special - Caught Up In You.mp3
Ace Of Base - Beautiful Life.mp3
Ace Of Base - I Saw The Sign.mp3
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet.mp3
Asia - Heat of the Moment.mp3
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas Time.mp3
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes - I've Had The Time Of My Life.mp3
Billy Joel - Big Shot.mp3
Billy Joel - It's Still Rock N' Roll To Me.mp3
Billy Joel - Pressure.mp3
Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire.mp3
Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen.mp3
Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights.mp3
Bob Seger - Old Time Rock and Roll.mp3
Bob Seger - Shakedown.mp3
Bobby Brown - It's My Prerogative.mp3
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy.mp3
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart.mp3
Bruce Hornsby - That's Just The Way It Is.mp3
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA.mp3
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark.mp3
Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire.mp3
Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife.mp3
Bryan Adams - I Need Somebody.mp3
Bryan Adams - One Night Love Affair.mp3
Bryan Adams - Run To You.mp3
Bryan Adams - Summer Of 69.mp3
Buster Poindexter - Hot Hot Hot.mp3
Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time.mp3
Chris de Burgh - Lady In Red.mp3
Corey Hart - I Wear my Sunglasses at Night.mp3
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.mp3
Cyndi Lauper - Money Changes Everything.mp3
Cyndi Lauper - She Bop.mp3
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time.mp3
Denience Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy.mp3
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen.mp3
Don Henley - Boys Of Summer.mp3
Don Johnson - Heartbeat.mp3
Donna Summer - She Works Hard for the Money.mp3
Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight.mp3
Eddie Murphy & Rick James - Party All The Time.mp3
Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night.mp3
Flash Dance Soundtrack - She's A Maniac.mp3
Fleetwood Mac - Edge of Seventeen.mp3
Foreigner - Cold As Ice.mp3
Foreigner - Hot Blooded.mp3
Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is.mp3
Foreigner - Urgent.mp3
Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You.mp3
Genesis - Tonight Tonight Tonight.mp3
Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On.mp3
Glenn Frey - You Belong To The City.mp3
Gloria Stefan & the Miami Sound Machine - Conga.mp3
Go West - King of Wishful Thinking.mp3
Go West - We Close Our Eyes.mp3
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That.mp3
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes.mp3
Hall & Oates - Your Kiss Is On My List.mp3
Jefferson Starship - We Built This City On Rock And Roll.mp3
Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes - Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong.mp3
John Forgerty - Put Me In Coach.mp3
Kenny Loggins - Footloose.mp3
Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright.mp3
Kenny Loggins - Top Gun - Danger Zone.mp3
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes.mp3
Kool & The Gang - Celebration.mp3
Loverboy - Everybody's Working For The Weekend.mp3
Madonna - Like A Virgin.mp3
Madonna - Material Girl.mp3
Madonna - Ray Of Light.mp3
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride.mp3
Men At Work - Be Good Johnny.mp3
Men at Work - Who Can It Be Now.mp3
Michael Jackson - Beat It.mp3
Michael Jackson - Billy Jean.mp3
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough.mp3
Michael Jackson - I Wanna Rock with You.mp3
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall.mp3
Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney - Say Say Say.mp3
Olivia Newton-John - Physical.mp3
Paul McCartney And Wings - Coming Up (Live Version).mp3
Paul Simon - Diamonds On The Soles Of Their Shoes.mp3
Paul Simon - Graceland.mp3
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al.mp3
Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited.mp3
Pointer Sisters - Jump.mp3
Each and every song in this list is a song that I hope I never ever hear again. Ever.
 

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Damn. Lost my list somehow. I'll try again.

Some of that stuff is outside of the '80s, definitely, but as long as you recognize it... Dread Zeppelin, despite ruling the musical earth, are mos' def' a '90s band. The Pistols were 1976-78 before they imploded.

Here are some more definite must-have '80s songs:

Tears For Fears - Mad World
Tears For Fears - Change
Your list was good but how can you mention these two and not Everybody Wants To Rule The World.
 
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What about Boston?
Didn't Boston explode at a creative level in 1978? Maybe someone could make a case for Amanda, but it wouldn't be me.
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Each and every song in this list is a song that I hope I never ever hear again. Ever.
I like Thriller, but otherwise I can agree. I also submit that "We Didn't Start the Fire" is one of the most annoying songs ever.
 

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My favorite Tears For Fears song would be "Sewing the Seeds of Love". Yeeesssssss!

I wanna rooock wit you.... aaaaaalll naaaaiight!(for Duke) :D
 
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Each and every song in this list is a song that I hope I never ever hear again. Ever.

Why do I get the feeling that list was larger than that. :D

Some of those songs I can't stand, either. But, it's a 80's song list that's not necessarily my faves. The list is bigger than me!

Stacy Q - "Two of Hearts" is not a song you like, is it? :D
 

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Why do I get the feeling that list was larger than that.

Stacy Q - "Two of Hearts" is not a song you like, is it? :D
I cut out everything I didn't recognize by title or artist, or that I A) actually like, or B) wouldn't necessarily resort to violence to avoid hearing again. That leaves just the truly awful stuff in my shortened list.
 
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OMFG i watched American Psycho and i was obsessed with teh songs in that movie, it sounded so nice. my favorite is Lady In Red
 
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A few more recommendations, now that I've finally discovered this thread:

Asia - Heat of the Moment
Asia - Wildest Dreams
Bobby McFerrin - Ther Ya Go
Bobby McFerrin - Opportunity
Bobby McFerrin - Beverly Hills Blues
Devo - Peek-A-Boo!
Devo - Freedom of Choice
Devo - Girl U Want
Dream Academy - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Duran Duran - New Moon on Monday
English Beat - March of the SwivelHeads
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight (full album, no joke)
Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
General Public - Taking The Day Off
Guns & Roses - Nighttrain
Guns & Roses - Paradise City
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Journey - Rubicon
Journey - Dead or Alive
Journey - Lights
Kansas - Fight Fire With Fire
Kansas - Perfect Lover
Kansas - Play The Game Tonight
Karla Devito - We Are Not Alone
Molly Matchet - Flirtin' With Disaster
The Moody Blues - The Voice
The Moody Blues - Gemini Dream
The Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams
The Moody Blues - I Know You're Out There Somewhere
QUEEN - ALL OF IT...SERIOUSLY
Sugar Hill Gang - Jump On It
The Time - Jungle Love
Todd Rivers - One Track Lover (from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace...not really 80's, but might as well be)
Wham! - Wham Rap
Wham! - Careless Whisper
Wham! - Everything She Wants
Wham! - Battlestations
Yes - Leave It
Yes - Rhythm of Love
Zapp - Radio People
 

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Asia - Cutting it Fine
Asia - Sole Survivor
Asia - Time Again
Asia - Without You
Yes - Almost Like Love
Yes - Big Generator
Yes - I'm Running
Yes - Rhythm Of Love

Some of my personal favorites from the 80s
 
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Hmmm, maybe this thread is the place to go...

I actually don't remember the 80s, as I am only 21. But, I've found myself getting into a few tracks here and there. I quite like the more electronic (and electronica) side of things. I've also found myself listening to a few David Bowie, Micheal Jackson and general electronica/dance/pop records, and power ballads and the Scorpions recently too...

So, I'm looking for advice on where to start, or on any particular albums or compilations that really capture the 'best of' or spirit of 80s pop, dance and/or rock. I've tried one album and was instantly alerted to the presence of 'collections' that (either due to licencing or financial restraints) aren't able to even cover the pop genre effectively (for example, I have yet to find a compilation that features 'Thriller' or 'Billie Jean', by Micheal Jackson!).

PS I'm not sure if I've over-specialised this thread, here... Apologies if that's the case.
 
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