The 80s Song Appreciation Thread

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  • WrigglesWriggles Members Posts: 3,195 ✭✭
    edited Mar 2, 2019 7:03am #32
    I liked those girl group songs, like "Cruel Summer", and "Our Lips are Sealed."



    Or the B52's "Love Shack."



    Cool party songs.



    The other day, heard the Georgia Satellites, " Keep your hands to yourself." Reminds me of a date telling me that long before the song came out.
  • WrigglesWriggles Members Posts: 3,195 ✭✭
    Steele47 wrote:



    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



    https://www.youtube....h?v=JiI3YGFmXlg



    https://www.youtube....h?v=a6otjCKg594






    Forgot about those guys. When I'm golfing for some reason I always have a song going thru my mind. Could be a song I love. Could be a song i despise. I remember last year I played really well with Madonna's Borderline song stuck in my head. I had no idea how it got there. Probably heard it earlier in the day at a supermarket or something. Anyway, if I had Black Flag stuck in my head I"d probably shoot 40 over.



    lol.. Just popped into my mind how I used to play pretty well many moons ago with Camper Van Beethoven's Take the Skinheads Bowling looping in my head. Probably promoted a smooth transition at the top.






    Don't feel too badly. A couple weeks ago, I couldn't get the theme to "My Favorite Martian" out of my head.
  • HankshankHankshank Members Posts: 1,555 ✭✭
    edited Mar 2, 2019 9:14am #34
    Simple minds, Level 42, Culture Club... no, that was not the best of decades for music. Nice background drinking champagne and eating quiche lorraine back in the days when i had curly hair, suit and tie at the lectures, and found long hair or beard sooo medevial. Quite an awful decade as long as style goes.



    But of course there were some lights in the dark. Like the Cure, Pretenders, Violent Femmes and some scandinavian groups you havent heard of.
  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Members Posts: 1,430 ✭✭
    Perhaps, with The Who’s “My Generation” and NY Dolls “Personality Crisis” one of the finest songs of teen angst ever written.



  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,669 ClubWRX
    Steele47 wrote:



    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



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    Forgot about those guys. When I'm golfing for some reason I always have a song going thru my mind. Could be a song I love. Could be a song i despise. I remember last year I played really well with Madonna's Borderline song stuck in my head. I had no idea how it got there. Probably heard it earlier in the day at a supermarket or something. Anyway, if I had Black Flag stuck in my head I"d probably shoot 40 over.



    lol.. Just popped into my mind how I used to play pretty well many moons ago with Camper Van Beethoven's Take the Skinheads Bowling looping in my head. Probably promoted a smooth transition at the top.




    Isn’t it funny how that works. But there seems to be no way put that song back there for the next round.
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,669 ClubWRX
    This thread continues to amaze me. I was alive in the 80’s, college for half of them, but half of these songs I don’t even recognize.



    I must have been drunker than I thought!
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  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Members Posts: 1,430 ✭✭
    My contributions would be the culmination of an ill-spent youth.



    Perhaps, in retrospect, you are pure as the driven snow?
  • Steele47Steele47 Members Posts: 1,304 ✭✭
    edited Mar 2, 2019 9:04pm #39
    https://youtu.be/aIxgBMNhsKU







    This band lasted as long as a burp it seemed. Corny video but always liked this song.
  • DrOldSchoolDrOldSchool Noblesville, INMembers Posts: 434 ✭✭
    Been listening to a lot of 80s Queen recently. Always loved the movie Highlander and their soundtrack for it is great. Here's a couple favorites:









  • touchtouch Asheville, NCCharter Members Posts: 3,451 ✭✭
    1989



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  • mwink822mwink822 Members Posts: 2,577 ✭✭
    My 80's song top picks in no particular order:



    Dio - Egypt (The Chains Are On); Rainbow in the Dark; and Holy Diver

    Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train; Mr. Crowley; Goodbye to Romance; Bark at The Moon; and Shot in the Dark

    Metallica - Fade to Black; Master of Puppets; and For Whom the Bell Tolls

    Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

    Judas Priest - Breaking the Law



    Clearly, I have a leaning toward the heavier side of music from the 80's.
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    Triumph

    Fight The Good Fight - Allied Forces (1981)

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  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Members Posts: 943 ✭✭
    edited Mar 5, 2019 7:47pm #47


    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



    https://www.youtube....h?v=JiI3YGFmXlg



    https://www.youtube....h?v=a6otjCKg594




    I like how you roll, if you don`t mind I`ll add a few from the early punk/hardcore days.



    Misfits- Halloween 1981 https://www.youtube....h?v=ChlW283_33s



    Social Distortion- Mommy`s Little Monster 1983 https://www.youtube....h?v=D7sUh-DX7I0



    Bad Religion- Give You Nothing 1988 https://www.youtube....h?v=sOyRIyOvBn4



    Dead Kennedys- Pull my strings 1980ish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUMT9OIaVvE
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  • DrOldSchoolDrOldSchool Noblesville, INMembers Posts: 434 ✭✭
    Bob Cat wrote:


    Triumph

    Fight The Good Fight - Allied Forces (1981)




    In my humble opinion, Triumph is the best band to come out of Canada. Yes, better than Rush. Here's my favorite by them "A World of Fantasy"



  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Members Posts: 943 ✭✭






    In my humble opinion, Triumph is the best band to come out of Canada. Yes, better than Rush.




    Whaaaat...you do realize The Crash Test Dummies are Canadian right? image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' /> Been a big Rush fan since I was a wee lad, and Neil Young too.
  • Steele47Steele47 Members Posts: 1,304 ✭✭



    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



    https://www.youtube....h?v=JiI3YGFmXlg



    https://www.youtube....h?v=a6otjCKg594




    I like how you roll, if you don`t mind I`ll add a few from the early punk/hardcore days.



    Misfits- Halloween 1981 https://www.youtube....h?v=ChlW283_33s



    Social Distortion- Mommy`s Little Monster 1983 https://www.youtube....h?v=D7sUh-DX7I0



    Bad Religion- Give You Nothing 1988 https://www.youtube....h?v=sOyRIyOvBn4



    Dead Kennedys- Pull my strings 1980ish https://www.youtube....h?v=lUMT9OIaVvE






    Oh boy. I almost put up a Dead Kennedys link but then backed off. lol... Saw those guys in 84 right before or after (can't remember which) the Olympics in LA. Funny enough saw them at the Olympic Auditorium where I believe they used to do that Roller Derby with chicks lol... Was my first real punk show and have to admit I got a little nervous at times with people spitting in my hair and the slam pit etc.. Good times!
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  • Steele47Steele47 Members Posts: 1,304 ✭✭
    I was a Triumph fan as well. Amazing all these bands I pretty much forgot about.
  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Members Posts: 1,430 ✭✭
    Steele47 wrote:




    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



    [url="



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    I like how you roll, if you don`t mind I`ll add a few from the early punk/hardcore days.



    Misfits- Halloween 1981 [url="



    Social Distortion- Mommy`s Little Monster 1983 [url="



    Bad Religion- Give You Nothing 1988 [url="



    Dead Kennedys- Pull my strings 1980ish [url="






    Oh boy. I almost put up a Dead Kennedys link but then backed off. lol... Saw those guys in 84 right before or after (can't remember which) the Olympics in LA. Funny enough saw them at the Olympic Auditorium where I believe they used to do that Roller Derby with chicks lol... Was my first real punk show and have to admit I got a little nervous at times with people spitting in my hair and the slam pit etc.. Good times!




    I backed off the DKs too. We used to love them. Winnebago Warrior made us laugh a lot, but they had a pretty serious message. Fortunately we were young enough to not be serious. To give you a sense of who we were, after copious amounts of beer pong we would then retire to play our second drinking game. Each one of us would pick a character and you had to hit the lines of Repo Man perfectly or you had to take a drink. “Most people spend their lives getting out of tense situations. Repo men spend their lives getting INTO tense situations.” Harry Dean Stanton. Great soundtrack.
  • Steele47Steele47 Members Posts: 1,304 ✭✭

    Steele47 wrote:




    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



    https://www.youtube....h?v=JiI3YGFmXlg



    https://www.youtube....h?v=a6otjCKg594




    I like how you roll, if you don`t mind I`ll add a few from the early punk/hardcore days.



    Misfits- Halloween 1981 https://www.youtube....h?v=ChlW283_33s



    Social Distortion- Mommy`s Little Monster 1983 https://www.youtube....h?v=D7sUh-DX7I0



    Bad Religion- Give You Nothing 1988 https://www.youtube....h?v=sOyRIyOvBn4



    Dead Kennedys- Pull my strings 1980ish https://www.youtube....h?v=lUMT9OIaVvE






    Oh boy. I almost put up a Dead Kennedys link but then backed off. lol... Saw those guys in 84 right before or after (can't remember which) the Olympics in LA. Funny enough saw them at the Olympic Auditorium where I believe they used to do that Roller Derby with chicks lol... Was my first real punk show and have to admit I got a little nervous at times with people spitting in my hair and the slam pit etc.. Good times!




    I backed off the DKs too. We used to love them. Winnebago Warrior made us laugh a lot, but they had a pretty serious message. Fortunately we were young enough to not be serious. To give you a sense of who we were, after copious amounts of beer pong we would then retire to play our second drinking game. Each one of us would pick a character and you had to hit the lines of Repo Man perfectly or you had to take a drink. "Most people spend their lives getting out of tense situations. Repo men spend their lives getting INTO tense situations." Harry Dean Stanton. Great soundtrack.






    Haha. Repo Man was such a weird movie. I think it was you who posted that Black Flag video and in it they are drinking cans labeled BEER. Instantly thought of Repo Man. But yeah. DK. Wow. I actually saw Biafra speak in person and he was very well spoken and was funny and took questions from audience. It was during that Senators wives push the PMRC? that was out to censor/regulate artists material. Something to that effect. Anyway, Biafra had dog in that fight so he was out there speaking out. Seems as close to 30 minutes ago as it does 30 years ago.
  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Members Posts: 1,430 ✭✭
    Steele47 wrote:


    Steele47 wrote:




    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



    [url="



    [url="




    I like how you roll, if you don`t mind I`ll add a few from the early punk/hardcore days.



    Misfits- Halloween 1981 [url="



    Social Distortion- Mommy`s Little Monster 1983 [url="



    Bad Religion- Give You Nothing 1988 [url="



    Dead Kennedys- Pull my strings 1980ish [url="






    Oh boy. I almost put up a Dead Kennedys link but then backed off. lol... Saw those guys in 84 right before or after (can't remember which) the Olympics in LA. Funny enough saw them at the Olympic Auditorium where I believe they used to do that Roller Derby with chicks lol... Was my first real punk show and have to admit I got a little nervous at times with people spitting in my hair and the slam pit etc.. Good times!




    I backed off the DKs too. We used to love them. Winnebago Warrior made us laugh a lot, but they had a pretty serious message. Fortunately we were young enough to not be serious. To give you a sense of who we were, after copious amounts of beer pong we would then retire to play our second drinking game. Each one of us would pick a character and you had to hit the lines of Repo Man perfectly or you had to take a drink. "Most people spend their lives getting out of tense situations. Repo men spend their lives getting INTO tense situations." Harry Dean Stanton. Great soundtrack.






    Haha. Repo Man was such a weird movie. I think it was you who posted that Black Flag video and in it they are drinking cans labeled BEER. Instantly thought of Repo Man. But yeah. DK. Wow. I actually saw Biafra speak in person and he was very well spoken and was funny and took questions from audience. It was during that Senators wives push the PMRC? that was out to censor/regulate artists material. Something to that effect. Anyway, Biafra had dog in that fight so he was out there speaking out. Seems as close to 30 minutes ago as it does 30 years ago.




    Would have loved to have seen the DKs. That’s the funny thing about those bands few took seriously, they had very intelligent members. It was tipper gore, and Jell-O was really smart, frank zappa knocked it out out of the park as well, Henry Rollins, they were all highly intelligent.
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,327 ✭✭


    This thread continues to amaze me. I was alive in the 80’s, college for half of them, but half of these songs I don’t even recognize.



    I must have been drunker than I thought!




    In HS,



    These are the songs I drunk I think to the most ; )







  • DrOldSchoolDrOldSchool Noblesville, INMembers Posts: 434 ✭✭
    Someone posted some Iron Maiden upthread... I never can nail down who is my favorite band, but ask me on the right day and they are the answer. Still the best concert I ever went to was Maiden/Motorhead/Dio.







  • jholzjholz Members Posts: 1,353 ✭✭

    Steele47 wrote:




    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



    https://www.youtube....h?v=JiI3YGFmXlg



    https://www.youtube....h?v=a6otjCKg594




    I like how you roll, if you don`t mind I`ll add a few from the early punk/hardcore days.



    Misfits- Halloween 1981 https://www.youtube....h?v=ChlW283_33s



    Social Distortion- Mommy`s Little Monster 1983 https://www.youtube....h?v=D7sUh-DX7I0



    Bad Religion- Give You Nothing 1988 https://www.youtube....h?v=sOyRIyOvBn4



    Dead Kennedys- Pull my strings 1980ish https://www.youtube....h?v=lUMT9OIaVvE






    Oh boy. I almost put up a Dead Kennedys link but then backed off. lol... Saw those guys in 84 right before or after (can't remember which) the Olympics in LA. Funny enough saw them at the Olympic Auditorium where I believe they used to do that Roller Derby with chicks lol... Was my first real punk show and have to admit I got a little nervous at times with people spitting in my hair and the slam pit etc.. Good times!




    I backed off the DKs too. We used to love them. Winnebago Warrior made us laugh a lot, but they had a pretty serious message. Fortunately we were young enough to not be serious. To give you a sense of who we were, after copious amounts of beer pong we would then retire to play our second drinking game. Each one of us would pick a character and you had to hit the lines of Repo Man perfectly or you had to take a drink. "Most people spend their lives getting out of tense situations. Repo men spend their lives getting INTO tense situations." Harry Dean Stanton. Great soundtrack.




    My wife still gives me a hard time because "Repo Man" remains my favorite movie. At that time, to have a film with Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, and Iggy Pop on the soundtrack was unheard of.



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    Still the best concert I ever went to was Maiden/Motorhead/Dio.








    Summer of 2003? Went to the Pittsburgh show. Good gig.
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    Still the best concert I ever went to was Maiden/Motorhead/Dio.








    Summer of 2003? Went to the Pittsburgh show. Good gig.




    Yup - saw them outside Baltimore
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