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What's your favorite old school song -70's & 80's song?

Asked by edmartin101 (776points) April 30th, 2008

The term old school comes from when you were in school, but now you are in the professional sphere.

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iJimmy's avatar

Not sure I could pick an absolute favorite, but here is one…

Murray Head “One Night in Bangkok”

wildflower's avatar

I think I may be able to narrow it down to 2 songs (although it really still depends on mood, day, memory, etc. I love my 80’s tunes):
ABBA – Dancing Queen
Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name

kevbo's avatar

Safety Dance (was that by Men Without Hats?)

wildflower's avatar

yes it was kevbo – great song too.

jrpowell's avatar

Sinead O Connor—Nothing Compares To You

Seriously.. I was drunk in a car with my girlfriend and about six other people and I sang along with the song to her. It was sad. I still get teased about it. I was really singing loudly.

Before you complain. The driver was sober.

wildflower's avatar

I knew someone who had to spend some time in…....confinement and that video was one of the very few they had available. By the end of the confinement , the person knew how often Sinead’s ears moved in that video….

jrpowell's avatar

My mom loved her, she would always play it in the car. That was the funny part. Everyone was surprised I knew all the lyrics. I still know them. It was one of the most embarrassing moments in my life. And I have done some stupid shit.

And fuck.. Listening that repeatedly will get you on the right path ASAP. I would never go back to a place that had that much Sinead.

wildflower's avatar

hahaha…’d think so, but don’t think it worked in his case….
And you can always take comfort in it being a song by Prince (?)

jlacombe's avatar

Sunday bloody sunday – U2

Adina1968's avatar

Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant

St.George's avatar

“Band on the Run.” It’s so-riding-in-the-car-on-a-Sunday, I’m in love with it right now.

dcslistguy's avatar

Whipping Post, The Allman Brothers Band.

eambos's avatar

Van Halen “Hot for Teacher”

susanc's avatar

When I was in school, none of you were born.
All I Have to Do is Dream, Everly Brothers.
1957, yet.

ljs22's avatar

This is technically from before I was in school, but you just cannot beat Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’

hold onto that feeling..
street lights, people, woh oh ohhhhh!

loser's avatar


sndfreQ's avatar

Oingo Boingo’s Little Girls

Danny Elfman’s a genius!

tied for second: The Vapors’ Turning Japanese and Devo’s Whip It

richmarshall's avatar

“Fox on the Run”~~~~Sweet!

eambos's avatar

Little willy by sweet. My uncle’s theme song =p

buster's avatar

get up get a pushstart dont stop till you get enough. MJ fools

edmartin101's avatar

Thanks to all of you for your input, I’ve traveled back in time listening to these songs. It reminded me of many events I went through. It’s just cool to travel back and enjoy the ride.
@susanc you’re right, I wasn’t around then

ljs22's avatar

Also, What A Feelin’ from Flashdance. Damn.

Welder by day! Dancer by night!


So, so terrible yet so exquisite.

peedub's avatar

There’s too many great ones, but one favorite is:

“Gates of Steel” by Devo. I love watching them perform it love because the they have a whole set of hand gestures that go along with this song plus the crowd usually goes ape shit.

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