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What are some good upbeat 80's songs?

Asked by NostalgicChills (2784points) January 13th, 2011

I absolutely love 80’s music, And I’m looking for good, upbeat, 80’s songs to put on my ipod. Any suggestions?

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jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

There’s a countless number of upbeat 80’s songs, but the first to pop into my mind was Ah-haTake On Me.

Personally, I favor the literal version of the song. < Try to watch it without giggling, I dare ya! :)

NostalgicChills's avatar

Thank you guys, these are great! :D

marinelife's avatar

Physical Olivia Newton John

Heartbreaker Pat Benatar

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kenmc's avatar

IT WON’T BE LONG! MARK MY WORDS. TIME HAS COME FOR REVENGE OF THE NERDS.

WEIRD SCIENCE PLASTIC TUBES AND POTS AND PANS.

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

This song gives me horrible flashbacks of a terrifying event, but I still love it.
Clicky.

Joker94's avatar

I’m Gonna Be by The Proclaimers
Ana Ng by They Might Be Giants

crisw's avatar

A couple off the top of my head:
Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran
New World Man – Rush
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
Touch of Grey – Grateful Dead

jazmina88's avatar

Touch of Grey
Turn the Beat around
Our house
blinded me with science Thomas dolby

filmfann's avatar

Squeeze is great. Try Hourglass

aprilsimnel's avatar

You guys. We forgot the two quintessential 80s songs:

Safety Dance – By Men Without Hats
Come On, Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners

And Culture Club, too: Church of The Poison Mind, It’s A Miracle, Karma Chameleon, I’ll Tumble 4 Ya (a 14-year-old Naomi Campbell tap danced in the video), Miss Me Blind

And The Reflex Like, ohmigod, John Taylor for-ev-eeeeeerrrrr!!!!!!

crisw's avatar

For some reason, Little by Little popped into my head and I decided to look up the video, I was tickled to find that my memory of it. which consisted solely of “a lurcher dog running around,” had totally forgotten all of the other bizarre imagery in the video!

Mamradpivo's avatar

Can’t believe I’m actually the first to recommend this. Surprisingly, after so many years, it’s become a song I really enjoy.

NostalgicChills's avatar

Haha I love Rick Astley. Thanks again for the amazing suggestions guys!

RareDenver's avatar

She Bangs The Drums

released 1989, end of the 80’s and probably considered a 90’s song but still too great to not be mentioned

lonelydragon's avatar

“Break My Stride”—Matthew Wilder
“Head Over Heels”—The Go Go’s
“Touch Me”—Samantha Fox
“I Should Be So Lucky”—Kylie Minogue

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