In the 80s - Top Ten Lists of Eighties Songs

What are your top ten favorite songs from the 80s?

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By: John Thornton
  • 10. Puttin' on the Ritz by Taco
    I've liked this song my whole life and enjoyed this version.
  • 9. Only Time Will Tell by Asia
    Embarrassed to admit it now, but honesty compels.
  • 8. Every Breath You Take by Police
    A good song to fall asleep to.
  • 7. Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
    I can't help but grin like a drooling idiot whenever I hear this song, so that means I enjoy it, right?
  • 6. Don't You Want Me by Human League
    I listened to this song for months!
  • 5. Beatles Medley by Stars on 45
    Not the true title to the song. A horrible song that introduced me to The Beatles. That is why it is on this list.
  • 4. Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears For Fears
    Can't stand their latest work, but IMHO this stands up with the best of them.
  • 3. Money for Nothing by Dire Straits
    Money for nothing and your chicks for free..." And what else could I want out of life at the age of 17?
  • 2. Bad by U2
    Album cut off "The Unforgettable Fire." Great song! Bono sings his heart out, and Rolling Stone called it "overwrought."Well, it is, but what do they know - they like Kurt Cobain and that's all I have to know about their preferences.
  • 1. With or Without You by U2
    One of the few songs from my younger days that still grabs me as it did upon my first hearing. Most of the songs on this list are showing their seams, revealing the now-familiar phrases as what they are, just hooks. Not this one. From Edges whistling guitar, to Bono's tense tenor in the final third, this is a song that just WORKS.
Now that I am done, what am I going to do with "Sweet Child of Mine,"or "Hold Me Now?" I just remembered them, and surely they aredeserving of a place on this list. Also, where am I going to vent myhatred at such wretched pieces of offal as "Rock me Amadeus," or "WeBuilt this City?"
By: Skyy_d
  • 10. Hot Hot Hot by The Cure
  • 9. Modern Love by David Bowie
  • 8. One Step Beyond by Madness
  • 7. Just Got Lucky by Jo Boxers
  • 6. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police
  • 5. I'm In Love With A Working Girl by The Members
  • 4. Heaven by The Eurogliders
  • 3. Love Plus One by Haircut 100
  • 2. One Thing Leads To Another by The Fixx
  • 1. Mystery Achievement by The Pretenders
First may I say your web page is great it brings back many memories. I think there are only 2 decades of music worth listening too, late 70's disco and rock. and the big 80's through the late 80's. It seems like everyone today seems to be ripping off the old songs. By either remaking them (badly) or using samples and bass lines. Especially rap ( which I think is a total waste of time except for the early Sugar Hill Gang / Grand Master Flash stuff). I would like to share my top 10 list of favorite songs from the 80's
By: Skyy_d
  • 10. Stay Cats by Anything from the
  • 9. Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangels
  • 8. Don't You Want Me by Human League
  • 7. Goody 2 Shoes by Adam Ant
  • 6. Dancing With Myself / Mony Mony by Billy Idol
  • 5. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison or Buster Pointdexter
  • 4. Mickey by Toni Basil
  • 3. Go - Go's by Anything from them
  • 2. Grease Soundtrack by Anything From it
  • 1. Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runner's
I work at a nightclub in Boston called Polly Esta's / Sh-Booms Polly's Esta's is all 70's & 80's disco / funk. While at Sh-Booms everything from 70's rock to the 80's is played. This is a list of the 10 most requested songs from Sh-Booms Take Care keep up the good work
By: Sara Jane Martin
  • 10. I Hate Myself For Loving You by Joan Jett
    A happy, cheerful song
  • 9. 99 Luftballoons by Nena
    My boyfriend insists that the German version is better but I like the English one becase I can sing along with it.
  • 8. Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart
  • 7. Physical by Olivia Newton John
    The real meaning of this song escaped me when I was younger. I remember going around the house singing this song when I was about 10. I thought she was just talking about working out. Oops!
  • 6. Who Can It Be Now by Men At Work
  • 5. Faith by George Michael
    I'm surprised that no one has said this one yet. It's definetely his best song.
  • 4. Gloria by Laura Brannigan
  • 3. Easy Lover by Phil Collins
    This was Phil Collins' best song in the 80's.
  • 2. The Promise by When In Rome
    I've been looking for this song for years and I finally got it on tape listening to WPLJ's top 500 countdown of the 80's.
  • 1. Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
    You just can't help smiling when you hear this song. It's so 80's.
I'm not sure if I have all of these songs right or the bands but this is the best that I could come up with. I agree with one of the other people that replied that you have to put the songs in two different categories:good songs and love songs. This is the Good Songs list
By: Sara Jane Martin
  • 10. I Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon
  • 9. King of Pain by The Police
    One of my best friend's favorite songs.
  • 8. Must Have Been Love by Roxette
    This song brings back memories of my seventh grade formal.
  • 7. Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
    A good song if you want to sit alone in the dark and feel sorry for yourself.
  • 6. The Glory of Love by Peter Cetera
    One of my alltime favorites, but unfortunately, I don't know who sings it. Please e-mail me if you know who it is by.
  • 5. In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
    My favorite song by him.
  • 4. Will You Still Love Me/You're the Inspiration by Chicago
    These guys are #1 when it comes to slow, sappy love songs.
  • 3. Against All Odds by Phil Collins
    The ultimate song for a breakup
  • 2. Hold On To the Night by Richard Marx
    I was so surprised that no one said this one. It is one of the best love songs that I've ever heard.
  • 1. The Search Is Over by Survivor
    It just makes you want to fall in love.
This is my Love Songs list
By: Moondog
  • 10. The Metro by Berlin
    Really cool synth-pop, especially the sound of the police car (ambulance?). Terri Nunn was a babe.
  • 9. Train In Vain by The Clash
    The start of this one really gets the toes tapping. Then the harmonica starts. This band was really intense.
  • 8. Too Shy by Kajagoogoo
    One brief shining moment for this band. I can't believe that it isn't on more ten best lists.
  • 7. Just Can't Get Enough by Depeche Mode
    A really simple, happy tune. It's sad that Dave Gahan is going through such turmoil in his life these days.
  • 6. Poison Arrow by ABC
    Anything with a xylophone grabs me. Their lead singer had some strong pipes.
  • 5. Jungle Love by The Time
    OH-WEE-OH-WEE-OH! The best dance song of the 80's. Dat's It! Dat's It!
  • 4. Captain Of Her Heart by Double
    Okay, so it isn't the most rockin song of the bunch. But it was a cool, layed back tune with several different instruments including something that sounded like a harp. The video complemented it well. By the way, it's pronounced DOO-BLAY.
  • 3. Let Me Go by Heaven 17
    Great, great, harmonies on this one.
  • 2. Just Like Heaven by The Cure
    The best by a band that has had several good ones and an unusually long life for an 80's group.
  • 1. Turning Japanese by Vapors
    A real original. The riff towards the end always gets me to grab the air guitar. Once you know what the song's about you realize how clever it is.
By: Genevieve Cseh
  • 10. Whip It by Devo
    Who DOESN'T love this song? Come on, guys with red buckets on their heads lashing whips, whipped cream...???
  • 9. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive
    Cheezy, repetitive, but everyone knows it, everyone's GOT to love it...
  • 8. The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
    Even cheezier, but then again, no list is complete without it..."You can dance, you can dance, everybody look at your hands..."
  • 7. Here Comes The Rain Again by Eurythmics
    That video gives me chills down my spine, and it's hypnotizing, doncha think?
  • 6. Amadeus by Falco
    Oh, the good old days...the first thing that comes to mind about this is the strange mix of motorcycles and Baroque.
  • 5. What is Love? by Howard Jones
    What is loooove, anyway?...Does anybody love anybody anyway? Wooooooe....woooooe...woo hoooooo...
  • 4. Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds
    Aw...((sigh))...I adore this song...
  • 3. True Faith by New Order
    Joy Division doing Depeche Mode, my fave!
  • 2. New Year's Day by U2
    Haunting and ethereal...if that sounds sappy, forgive me, but it's true
  • 1. Enjoy The Silence by Depeche Mode
    "Words are very unnecessary..."
Wow, what a toughie! Only TEN? You SURE? Durn it to heck!

I'd like, if I could, to give honorable mention to "Everyday is Halloween" by Ministry, and MOST definitely "A Forest" by THE CURE!!!! I'm not certain whether or not they're technically considered 80's, so I didn't list them, but Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" came out in 1980, and that was REALLY a tie for my number one. Thanks lots for letting me voice my opinions. By the way, I think a list for top ten ARTISTS would be a good idea...

By: Arielle
  • 10. Girls on Film by Duran Duran
    They could have done better -- but I had to include it.
  • 9. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by The Eurythmics
    I have bizarre recollections of this video...way too psychedelic.
  • 8. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
  • 7. Good Enough by Cyndi Lauper
  • 6. Rio by Duran Duran
    This was the song I was born to.
  • 5. Christine by Siouxsie and the Banshees
    I wanted to be a strawberry girl, too.
  • 4. Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode
    There's no excuse for this one...I just liked it.
  • 3. 88 Lines About 44 Women by The Nails
    Just hilarious
  • 2. Melt With You by Modern English
    Every time i chance to hear this on the radio i have to blast it (rare as that happens)
  • 1. Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo
    This was the beginning of my "black" phase...and it's all their fault
This submission is obviously a three-party activity. A teeny bit of background. One of us is thirteen & two of us are twenty-five (this scares us more than you can know!). The point here being not to give roll call but more to show the typist, I have to point out that everyone else in the room does use capitals...I'm the weird one here (but I type faster). On another note entirely, there is some crossover between lists as they were compiled you never know which of these songs belong on someone elses....hope this isn't too long. Arielle's list Watching Mtv from my playpen has had an impact on me, although what that might be nobody can really say. As a child of the eighties this is pretty much what I remember of it.
By: Tessa
  • 10. Stray Cat Strut by The Stray Cats
    I remember dancing to this at a bar mitzvah in stocking feet in the hilton in universal city...I was SOO unpopular at the time...
  • 9. Rock Me Tonight by Billy Squire
    I can't remember the name of this Billy Squire came out the summer of '84 and jim ladd used to play it late at night on KMET. I don't think it was off emotions in motion...whatever it was, the memories are strong (even if i can't recall the bloody lyrics!) Editor's note: She figured it out! The correct song is there now.
  • 8. Save A Prayer by Duran Duran
  • 7. Africa by Toto
  • 6. Promises Promises by Naked Eyes
  • 5. People Are People by Depeche Mode
  • 4. Too Shy by Kajagoogoo
  • 3. Tainted Love by Soft Cell
  • 2. Since You're Gone by The Cars
  • 1. Here Comes The Rain Again by Eurythmics
Tessa's List I considered including "butt rock" but had to skip it as it would have been another list entirely (but I have to give honorable mention to Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Armoured Saint and Ozzy Osbourne -- they dominated my life for a while). These are the songs that, when I think about my early teen years, haunt me in'll see a theme here, I think.
By: Troy
  • 10. Blasphemous Rumours by Depeche Mode
    This was the one song that really got me into Depeche Mode...thank you Gordon
  • 9. Down Under by Men At Work
    I really want a vegemite sandwich
  • 8. Rock The Casbah by The Clash
    The look of the band never fit the actual sound...I liked that
  • 7. Sex (I'm A...) by Berlin
    Teri Nunn was a goddess
  • 6. Shake It Up by The Cars
    Probably the first video I ever saw on Mtv...hey Ric can you give me a ride
  • 5. We've Got The Beat by The Go Go's
    This band broke the mold on how all-female bands were supposed to sound
  • 4. Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran
    Probably my favorite video of all time...never get in a fight with Simon LeBon (he's SO tuff)
  • 3. I Ran by Flock Of Seagulls
    I wanted that hair! and no matter how many times i watched the video it never failed to make me dizzy
  • 2. Burning Down The House by Talking Heads
    The arsonist's theme song (somebody please find david a suit that fits!)
  • 1. Whip It by Devo
    My mother never understood why I wanted to put a flower pot on my head. This band took punk, added techno and made it popular...tres cool.
Troy's List I really wish I could have seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High in the theatres. At least I saw Weird Science at the old theatre in my hometown before they tore it down. I was so grateful that my aunt worked in a record store. I wish I could have been at her store the day that Men at Work paid them a visit. It's too bad that Mtv has become a total farce. When it first came out, I was almost a decade old and life had not yet begun for me. By the way, this was a really cool way to kill an hour or so...we all had funand relived many memories...sob...P.S. Troy needs cover songs/names of cover songs of any and all 80's classis...send them
By: Cacilie A. Griffith
  • 10. Hello by The Cars
  • 9. She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby
  • 8. Gloria by Laura Brannigan
  • 7. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham
  • 6. Be Good Johnny by Men At Work
  • 5. Talking In Your Sleep by The Romantics
  • 4. Down Under by Men At Work
  • 3. Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
  • 2. Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
  • 1. Easy Lover by Phil Collins and Phillip Bailey
This list is mainly early 80's songs, because I personally find it easier to choose from those years.10-least liked,1- most liked.
By: Bob Bourg
Great Site. Do you know how long it took me to decide which songs would make this list? Honorable Mention Greg Kihn, "Jeopardy" 'Til Tuesday, "Voices Carry" Adam & The Ants, "Antmusic"
By: Kevin C. Kropf
  • 10. Pink Houses by John Cougar Mellencamp
    Great lyrics, but does anyone really want a pink house?
  • 9. One Night Love Affair by Bryan Adams
    a movie hit (real genius) and B.A's best rock song--please no more ballads Bryan
  • 8. Love Will Find a Way by Yes
    Ever notice every Yes album has one good song for pop music people to go along with their great cover art?
  • 7. Jacob's Ladder by Huey Lewis and the News
    Step by step, rung by rung....
  • 6. New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran
    Why did this song not make Decade, their greatest hits album? Is this not the best song on Seven and the Ragged Tiger?
  • 5. Our Lips are Sealed by Go-Go's
    Can you hear them, they're talking about us, telling lies, well that's a surprise..(how true)
  • 4. Winning it All by Outfield
    Now when will this song make Jock Rock III?
  • 3. The HoneyThief by Hipsway
    Thank you VH1 for reminding me of this great song.
  • 2. Simply the Best by Tina Turner
    Well not quite but close.
  • 1. Electric Blue. by Icehouse
    I have spent three long years looking in everymusic store to find this tape and I finally found it in a used store for $1 nota bad price for one song.
Well it has been a while since I submitted a list and with your permission I have a second list of eigthties hits. Thank you to VH1 for the Big 80's reminding all of us of those few songs that we simply forgot about. I love reading the lists here to see what others think are the top songs.. have you ever thought of compiling all of them and seeing which ones are mentioned most often?
Editor's Note: Yup, there was one, but it was too much work to maintain.

As this site has shown there are more than 500 songs that are worthy of mentionand finding a top ten is like well finding an 80's cd and writing down the songs in order. I can only hope someday people will put out 80's cds without the songs that were "big in the clubs" like the VH1 cd. thanks cg 80's rock, liked it, loved it, lived it

By: Marc Tardif
  • 10. Every Breath You Take by The Police
    The song that took away some of Michael Jackson's thunder...
  • 9. Material Girl by Madonna
    It was hard to choose one song among her string of hits from 1983 to 1987, but this one captures the spirit of the eighties quite well...
  • 8. Beat It by Michael Jackson
    Which decade yielded the best selling album of all time? And which decade saw one album place #1 at year end, two years in a row?
  • 7. Summer Of '69 by Bryan Adams
    If ever I become I singer, I'm going to cover this song but call it "Summer Of '85" instead...
  • 6. Money For Nothing by Dire Straits
    They don't make videos like this anymore...
  • 5. Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen
    As Bruce sings, "And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it but I probably will"...
  • 4. Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer
    This song is simply irresistible...
  • 3. Orinoco Flow by Enya
    The song with "sail away, sail away, sail away" in the chorus. I was instantly mesmerized when I first heard this song on the radio in February 1989...
  • 2. In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
    Phil's best! Whenever I listen to this song, I can still visualize along-awaited confrontation between good and evil in a dark alley on a foggy, rainy night...
  • 1. Life In A Northern Town by The Dream Academy
    That's exactly the kind of town I grew up in during the eighties...
It's nice to know there are many other people out there who loved the eighties! The eighties was the decade of my childhood, and these songs are part of its soundtrack. It was transparent to me which song was my #1, but it was difficult to rank the others given that the eighties yielded so many great tunes.
  • 10. Rock Me Amadeus by Falco
  • 9. One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head
  • 8. Burning Down The House by Talking Heads
  • 7. Feeling Fascination by Human League
  • 6. Antmusic by Adam & The Ants
  • 5. Pop Musik by M
  • 4. Turning Japanese by The Vapors
  • 3. Mexican Radio by Wall Of Voodoo
  • 2. Cars by Gary Numan
  • 1. Whip It/Freedom Of Choice by DEVO
New Wave,Techno Punk Oh!! Well you know what I mean list... Five Hot List.... 5. Haircut 100, "Love Plus One" 4. Men without Hats, "Safety Dance" 3. Peter Schilling, "Major Tom (Coming Home)" 2. Men at Work, "Down Under" 1. Madness, "Our House"
By: Wendy
  • 10. Copacabana by Barry Manilow
    This is by no means my least fave - it rates right up there with come on eileen. It is the daggiest, and yet the grooviest song ever!!
  • 9. Mickey by Toni Basil
    This is a little dodgy at times, but the 80's would not be the same without it.
  • 8. Jitterbug by ???
    When this winner gets played, feet everywhere start a tappin'. It's gotthe groove, it's got the energy, it's on the list!
  • 7. I Want You Back/Love In The First Degree by Bananarama
    Well, how can you go wrong with Bananarama?!!
  • 6. Africa / Take On Me by Toto / A-HA
    I know these songs are quite different and not even by the same people, but I always associate them together as they are both fantastic tunes.
  • 5. Funky Town by Lipps Inc.
    This would have to be one of the daggiest songs of all time, but noe theless it is a true 80's winner.
  • 4. The Final Countdown by Europe
    How can you not be inspired when this song is pumped out? Man, you gotta love this one!
  • 3. Run To Paradise by ???
    I love this song. Sure, the subject matter may be somewhat depressing, but the music is truly truly inspirational!
  • 2. Tainted Love by Soft Cell
    This too is a winner. How can you go wrong with a filmclip like that?!!
  • 1. Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
    of course. This song changed my life, and one day I hope to make it our national anthem. It is indeed the one true victory song.
I'm from Australia. I wasn't a huge 80's fan till later on in my teenage years, but I'd still like to give you my top ten list of winning songs, if that`s cool...
  • 10. Jeopardy by The Greg Kihn Band
    "where were you, when I needed you, you could not be found" a funky beatand melody
  • 9. Jack & Diane by John Cougar Mellencamp
    "sucking on a chili dog, outside the tasty-freeze" Been there, done that-this song is soo small-town
  • 8. Separate Ways by Journey
    The ultimate ballad band of the 80's, I wonder where my old girlfriend is now..
  • 7. Centerfold by J.Giels Band
    Have you seen the video lately on VH-1? Those girls don't look as good as they did when I was 17 but the song was great fun
  • 6. Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
    I love that raspy voice even if she is a witch, didn't all of us guys go through that phase with older women? "I'm a few years older than love"
  • 5. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
    We actually played this in the lockeroom before football games to get pumped up, not that it did our team any good
  • 4. Highway to Hell by AC/DC
    Where we thought we were headed at those weekend parties in high school
  • 3. Run to You by Bryan Adams
    Good ol'fashioned Rock-n-Roll, too bad he doesn't make music like this anymore
  • 2. Photograph by Def Leppard
    I watched this video way too much but it sure did rock
  • 1. I Love Rock-n-roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    Could there be anything else at #1? This was an anthem where I grew up and if you didn't roll down the windows and crank up the car stereo you were a wimp
Surfing the 'Net back to the 80's, I love it! Here are my favorites from the 80's. Sorry, I have to make two lists, the first honoring my mid-western high school upbringing and the second my west coast college years where I learned that there was more to music than Casey Kasem's American Top 40. Feel free to edit or disagree This is THE ALL-AMERICAN TOP 10 "WE DON'T LISTEN TO ANYTHING WITHOUT A SCREAMING GUITAR SOLO" LIST
  • 10. Situation / Don't Go by Yaz
    Either song makes me want to dance
  • 9. Oh L'Amour by Erasure
    Despite the French title, it was a great dance tune
  • 8. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive
    How could anyone hear this song and not want to dance?
  • 7. Hit that Perfect Beat by Bronski Beat
    "searchin' for some company...feel the rhythm dance with me" Have you noticed a trend here?
  • 6. Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo
    The Elfman was great even though the movie (Back to School) was pretty cheesy
  • 5. Venus by Bananarama
    Who didn't try to do the "hand-waves" when this song/video was played?
  • 4. Mirror in the Bathroom by The English Beat
    The English Beat/The Specials/General Public/Fine Young Cannibals-All these bands sounded the same but didn't you want to "ska" anyway?
  • 3. I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
    I wanted the girl in this video-come on guys admit it we all wanted her.Thank you Greg and Gary)
  • 2. Two Hearts Dance mix by U2
    Pretty much anything from U2 up thru "The Joshua Tree" belongs here but this song sounds like they are in overdrive. Some of my other favs from theband of the decade (before they became artists rather than musicians)"Sunday, Bloody Sunday", "Pride", "New Years Day" and "Desire"
  • 1. Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    This was the ultimate crank-it-up and dance song of the 80's despite it's overt sexual references-then again that's a big part of the 80's.
THE LIST WHICH OPENED MY EYES TO THE REST OF THE WORLD PROVING THAT GUITARS AREN'T A NECESSITY. Honorable Mentions-There really isn't enough space but certainly The Police, Men At Work, Devo, The B-52's, Depeche Mode, INXS, Thompson Twins, Eurythmics, and Duran Duran deserve a mention. Thanks for the chance to remember.
By: Jill D.
  • 10. Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • 9. Der Kommissar by After the Fire
  • 8. New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran
  • 7. Message in a Bottle/Driven to Tears by The Police
  • 6. True by Spandau Ballet
  • 5. The Promise by When In Rome
  • 4. Fortress Around my Heart/Be Still My Beating Heart/All This Time by Sting
  • 3. Head Over Heels/Lay Your Hands on Me by Tears For Fears/Thompson Twins
  • 2. Under the Milky Way by The Church
  • 1. Captain of Her Heart by Double
    This is my alltime favorite song. I searched for this song for 3 years!!
There is no way I can really narrow all the songs I like in to one list. But, I will try! There will be alot of honorable mentions. Honorable Mention goes to: Animotion-Obsession, Soft Cell-Tainted Love, Lipps Inc.-Funkytown, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians-What I Am,Kajagoogoo-Too Shy,General Public-Tenderness,The Smiths-How Soon is Now,The Cure-Lovesong,Boy Meets Girl-Waiting For A Star to Fall

Sorry my list is so long. I just love so many 80's songs!!

By: Eric Kilian
  • 10. Nightmare On My Street by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince
    This song is here for two reasons: a) that incredibly catchy synthesizer hook played throughout the song, and b) humor value
  • 9. How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths
    That...would have to be up there.
  • 8. I Know There's Something Going On by Frida
    What more can be said?
  • 7. Pump Up The Volume by M/A/R/R/S
    Absurdity abounds, eh?
  • 6. The Friends Of Mr. Cairo by Jon and Vangelis
    Thrilling and emotional, all at once, and I'm rather fond of those cut scenes
  • 5. Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell
    "People call me on the phone I'm trying to avoid..." and I sure do love this guy's sarcastic tone
  • 4. Elstree/Johnny On The Monorail (Actually the whole "The Age Of Plastic" album) by The Buggles
    Positively brilliant. Can these guys do anything wrong?"
  • 3. Sex Dwarf by Soft Cell
    Utterly absurd. Who are these goofballs, anyway?
  • 2. Nemesis (Extended Mix) by Shriekback
    A particularly nice beat, if I do say so myself
  • 1. Doot-Doot (Extended Mix) by Freur
    Hmm...simply stunning instrumentals here. Honorable Mentions: Alphaville, "Forever Young"/"Afternoons In Utopia"Soundscapes...very nice Styx, "Mr. Roboto""...just a man whose circumstances...went beyond his control"Big Country, "In A Big Country"Bagpipe guitars...I like it EBN-OZN, "AEIOU Sometimes Y"For the pure foolishness of it...exemplifies the entire decade
Charles, Charles, dear has recently come to my attention (by way of hearing new songs) that quite a few songs were left off my previous list. Thus, I should like to propose a new list: this the "Top Ten Songs I Was Not Aware Of Previously". Though you are not required to print said list, it would possibly be in the best interest of the general public if you would.

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