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Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

What is your favorite 80's song?

Asked by Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter (587points) June 17th, 2008

Mine is “I Do The Rock.” Not just because Tim Curry sang it, but it is also really good

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hollym's avatar

Boys of Summer – Don Henley
I am so, so lame.

hollym's avatar

NO, It’s really Under Pressure – David Bowie
I can’t decide. I never pick favorites.

wildflower's avatar

Don’t make me choose!!! You’re talking about my decade of music!!

But here’s some highlights I can’t forget:
Matthew Wilder
Bon Jovi
Patrick Hernandez
Irene Cara
and who could ever forget:

I could go on, but it’s getting a bit lengthy….

ryibd's avatar

jesses girl by rick Springfield

hollym's avatar

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey (my personal favorite karaoke song)
Burnin’ For You – Blue Oyster Cult

thebeadholder's avatar

In the 80’s I loved anything by Madonna and Cyndi Lauper.

SuperMouse's avatar

Tainted Love by Soft Cell

wildflower's avatar

I was going to not post this because I’ve already used it to answer several questions on here, but…......
there’s just something about Swedish Eurovision songs!!

And since I’m at it:
Kim Wilde
Skid Row
Motley Crue
Def Leppard
Twisted Sister
Joan Jett

Seriously! someone stop me!!

robmandu's avatar

@wildflower, don’t forget about Ratt.

marinelife's avatar

Pat Benatar Love Is a Battlefield, Hit Me with Your Best Shot, and although it was originally released in 1979 I consider Heartbreaker also of the 80s.

wildflower's avatar

Ok, this is totally robmandu’s fault (I’m gonna be youtubing all night now!), but there’s also:

And I can’t believe this didn’t come to mind before:


tinyfaery's avatar

This is almost impossible. If I must choose I’d say Every Day Is Like Sunday by Morrissey.

robmandu's avatar

Speaking of Morrissey… How Soon is Now is a perennial fave of mine.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Cruel Summer. Bananarama.

Manic Monday and Eternal Flame. Bangles.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Lastly, anything by Cheap Trick.

tinyfaery's avatar

How Soon Is Now is The Smiths, who are actually better than Morrissey alone.

Knotmyday's avatar

Panama, by Van Halen. And no, I do not sport a mullet. Anymore.

Knotmyday's avatar

Also, She Sells Sanctuary, by the Cult

robmandu's avatar

@knotmyday… aw, hell yah… The Cult still rock!

tekn0lust's avatar

Depeche Mode – Everything Counts
Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia

and a hundred others, but these two are at the top…

chaosrob's avatar

Ministry – All Day

robmandu's avatar

Mother by Danzig. (Thanks GHII!)

Ugh… four posts from me here… that’s at least three too many.

loser's avatar


tupara's avatar

I could go with ‘How Soon is Now’ but as it’s already nominated I’ll pick ‘Gigantic’ by the Pixies.

trudacia's avatar

Any song from a John Hughes film made in the 80’s.

angelica's avatar

Here’s a great site if you need to jog your memory a bit My favorite song was Mr. Roboto by Styx oh and Rock Me Amadeus by Falco.. oh oh and Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band.

that1mom's avatar

Anything by Journey!

hollym's avatar

Just for the record, I want to give everyone a “Great Answer!” because all of these songs are making me feel nostalgic!

bethanski's avatar

“99 Luftballons” by Nena

yetanother's avatar

My favorite 80’s song was always “Let’s hear it for the boy” which I believed was about me when I was 4…

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